Throughout the League, we are having important conversations about where we are as an organization – and where we want to be in 2020.
We are looking at ways to grow our mission impact by engaging new members, increasing?our visibility and sharpening our focus on core issues. We are exploring opportunities to make us a stronger organization at all levels.
We are aligning our Making Democracy Work™ campaign to ensure that our organization flourishes for generations to come.
The next stop on this transformation journey will take place in June at National Council where we will talk with state League leaders to get their feedback and ideas. We’ll update you on that work this summer.
Until then, thank you for all that you do and for being our partners during this exciting time for the League.
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Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
How does the local League participate?
Interested in world affairs but feel you don’t know enough to discuss them intelligently? Join Great Decisions to hear and discuss impartial, thought-provoking analyses concerning U.S. foreign policy.
On Monday, February 13th the Chaffee County, Colorado Commissioners Dave Potts, Keith Baker, and Greg Felt spoke about current and future issues facing our county. They also answered questions from the audience. The public was invited. The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County invites you to view the video below.
On November 14, 2016 the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County hosted a Community Event. The public was invited to discuss housing concerns in Chaffee County. The Guest Speaker was Marjo Curgus. It was held at the United Methodist Church in Salida, CO. Below is the video of the presentation.
CO Senator Kerry Donovan and CO HD 60 Representative Jim Wilson were featured speakers at the annual picnic, Aug. 17, Casa Del Rio Club House, Buena Vista. Meet the Mayors and County Commissioners are also planned for this year.
Throughout the United States, as well as in Chaffee County, the League of Women Voters has earned a reputation for running fair and impartial forums. We do not favor one political party over the other and we strive to have both pro and con speakers for issues. We ask participants to abide by strict forum rules and we train moderators to conduct the forums appropriately.
ABOUT LEAGUE FORUMS IN CHAFFEE COUNTY
The League usually holds forums for both spring and fall elections. There are two types:
Candidate Forums are held only if there is more than one candidate for an elected position.
Issue Forums are held when there are one or more ballot measures to be voted on.
When necessary, the League holds forums in both Buena Vista and Salida,
as we did in the fall 2013 elections.
Interested in world affairs but feel you don’t know enough to discuss them intelligently? Join Great Decisions to hear and discuss impartial, thought-provoking analyses of eight issues concerning U.S. foreign policy.
This foreign policy discussion program is sponsored jointly by Buena Vista Public Library and Chaffee County League of Women Voters. The discussions are based on a briefing book and a DVD published by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The Great Decisions website offers additional resources. A copy of the briefing book is on reserve and available for reading a the library.
Discussions are open to all who are interested.
The group meets twice monthly, on second and fourth Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., January through May 2016, for eight sessions. See topics and schedule below. You do not need to attend every session. The location alternates between Buena Vista Public Library at 131 Linderman Ave. and
Congregational United Church of Christ (CUCC) at 217 Crossman Ave.
This year, the League of Women Voters celebrates its 95th anniversary. The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920, just six months prior to passage of the 19th Amendment. See ten ways the League has improved our country.