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Money in Politics

Money in Politics: What it is and What Can Be Done About It.
The public was invited to attend this informational presentation on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Sangre de Cristo Community Room in Buena Vista, Colorado from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Rionda Osman, from LWV of Boulder County’s Campaign Finance Reform Team, spoke about money in politics at the national, state and local levels, including ways we can advocate for improvements in election financing.

Money in Politics Action Kit

Printable slides from the Money in Politics Presentation below

Money in Politics Common Cause Presentation – More Information

2017 Poinsettia Sale

It’s that time of year again – time for the League of Women Voters Poinsettia Sale! We have 210 plants to sell this year, so we need everyone’s help! League members are asked to take orders for poinsettias through Friday, December 1. The earlier you start the better your chance of getting the color(s) you’d like for yourself, your friends, and your neighbors. And, once again this year – we will have poinsettia pickup locations in both Salida and Buena Vista!

Just in time for the holidays, these gorgeous plants are available in 2 sizes and several different colors:

Small 6.5″ pots are $15 each:  Red, White, Pink or Red/White “Glitter”

Large 10″ pots are $30 each:  Red, White, or Red/White “Glitter”

These plants are always beautiful, and as you may know, the “small” plants are quite large and the “large” plants are huge!

You can use the 2017 order form to solicit your orders. Please print out several copies of the order form and take them with you for the next few weeks to any groups that you meet with, classes you attend, or businesses you frequent. The League counts on this sale, along with our spring sale of geraniums, to support our community programs and forums, and to send you to LWVCO events, such as the Convention, Council, League Day, Legislative Conference and Leadership Retreat. If each member would be responsible for buying or selling 5 plants, we could easily reach this year’s goal.

Karen Dils will be coordinating the poinsettia sale this year. Please email your orders to her at or leave a message at 719-395-8949 so she can keep ongoing track of orders placed. Please collect payment when the orders are placed, if possible, and mail checks to the address listed on the form.

Plants can be picked up on Thursday, December 7th
     from 1:00 – 5:00 at the Buena Vista Library, or
     from 2:00 – 5:00 at the United Methodist Church in Salida
                                                     (228 E. 4th St.). 

Please be sure to indicate on the order form where the plants will be picked up – BV or Salida.  Also, please include a phone number on the order form so we can reach folks if necessary.

Thank you for your help in this important League activity!


Jim Wilson - HD60

Forty members and guests enjoyed the LWVCC annual picnic. Representative Jim Wilson gave an update on the legislation he worked on last year and what he will introduce this year.  Kerry Donavan was unable to attend, because of a state committee meeting. She did send a her regrets and a summary of her bills.  Thank you, Scott Hartman and Mary Helen Dunn for getting and preparing the pulled-pork and doing the set-up and take down.  Karen Dils, Jan Scar, Rose Mirich, Marjie Gray and Bob Gray also helped and many other pitched in to help clean up.  LWV members brought delicious side dishes to share.  Marjie presented a power point showing what the LWVUS and LWVCO have been actively doing while we all enjoyed our summer. We welcome two new members from Salida: Nancy Kirkwood  and Judy Bol.

The League’s Journey

I am pleased to share with you this video describing the League’s journey to strengthen our role in creating a more perfect democracy as we approach our 100th anniversary and look to our second century.

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.
In League,


League of Women Voters
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-429-1965


About Great Decisions



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.

Great Decisions 2017 Topics

Great Decisions Website


Let’s Talk Transportation

On March 13, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The LWVCC hosted a community event on Chaffee County Transportation Issues now and in the future. The public was invited.

Let’s Talk: the Chaffee County Commissioners

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.

Let’s Talk Housing – Nov. 2016

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.

Link to Marjo Curgus presentation

Election News

Guest Speakers CO Senator Kerry Donovan and CO HD 60 Jim Wilson spoke at the Annual Membership Picnic about all their legislative accomplishments.

Commissioner Candidates were in attendance to discuss local issues with the members. Contact us if you are interested in joining the League


Colorado Secretary of State Voter Information

For more voter information related to Chaffee County, see the County Clerk’s website.

Discussions with Elected Officials

12004133_919119178202257_7508976657840357119_nCO 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.

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