September 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton
3333 Quebec St
Denver, CO 80207
League of Women Voters of Colorado


Our Democracy is Now For Sale!

Making Democracy Work!™ Conference

League Day re-imagined! A full day of education and action.

Huge amounts of dark money flow into elections at the national, state and local levels.

Learn what you can do to combat this dark money and more. For League Members and the public, this conference will cover how you can make a difference. 


This conference will INSPIRE and provide SPECIFIC ACTIONS you can use to influence Money in Politics in Colorado and in your community.

Scheduled to Present:

Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy

Will expose how a few extremely wealthy individuals have gained undue influence in our political system.

Caroline Fry, Advocacy & Media Manager, Colorado Common Cause

Will report on the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the CO Legislature.

Representative Joann Ginal, CO House District 52

Will discuss the challenges of running and serving in the State Legislature

Toni Larson, LWVCO VP and Chair of the Fair District Coalition

Will provide an update on the LWVCO lead efforts to establish an independent commission to draw fair congressional district lines.

‘Money In Politics’ Activists, LWV Boulder County Committee

Will provide specific actions you can use to influence Money In Politics in Colorado and your community.

Topics to be covered:

  • How dark money has and is influencing democracy in Colorado.
  • How Supreme Court rulings have enabled the influence of large campaign donations.
  • What is ALEC? What is the Bradley Foundation?
  • Are the influences that worked in Wisconsin moving into Colorado?

The League is deeply committed to reforming our nation’s campaign finance system to ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. 

Conference Registration deadline Friday, September 8th. Space is limited. Register Now!