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Date: 2/25/2022
Subject: Board Briefings: Notes From The February LWVCO Board Meeting
From: Beth Hendrix



Board Briefings
February 2022

President's Letter: Surveys & Resources

From Karen Sheek, LWVCO Board President...


Greetings League Members,

 

At a February 7 meeting, members unanimously approved the adoption of the Election Security Position. Colorado has an official position, and it’s now on to National! Meanwhile, the committee is asking for Local League support of the position when completing your LWVUS Program Planning Report Survey. Language you might use can be found here, and the LWVUS survey is here. The surveys are due March 1. Thanks to all who participated in the concurrence discussion, provided input, and then voted unanimously to approve the position. Your support and positive feedback were most appreciated. (Note: the LWVCO Program Planning Survey is also due March 1 and may be accessed here.)

 

The Legislative Session is in full swing, and the Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is hard at work analyzing bills, testifying, and recording their recommendations. Currently there are 37 House bills and 17 Senate bills posted.

 
Read the rest of Karen's letter in our Document Library!

News You Can Use

Online Film Screening: "Represent"
Film Available March 5-7
Discussion: Monday, March 7
7:00 p.m.
Presented by LWV Colorado & Colorado 50-50
 
 
Join us to watch and discuss "Represent," a PBS documentary about the experiences of three women running for office.
 
Register now to receive access to watch the online screening at your convenience starting on Saturday, March 5. Then, please join us to discuss the film on Monday, March 7.

Colorado is a hybrid state that has both caucuses and primaries. With caucuses starting on March 1, please note that there have been changes in precincts as well as House and Senate districts. To confirm these details, access your voter registration details through the Colorado Secretary of State's Office.
 
LWV Boulder County recently published a helpful explanation about a topic that is important to the Colorado League: reinstating legislation that allows 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they will be 18 by the general election. 
 
Are you getting ready for the LWV National Convention? This exciting event will take place from June 23-26 in Denver as well as online. Visit the LWVUS website to learn more about the convention!

National History Day in Colorado is in need of judges for the State and Regional contests across the state. This year's theme is "Debate & Diplomacy In History: Successes, Failures, Consequences."
 
State Level
Saturday, April 30
CU Denver on the Auraria Campus

It takes more than 200 judges and volunteers to keep the day running smoothly and make the event a positive experience for these students. You do not have to be a historian or even a history expert to judge! Training and food will be provided. While this event is planned to be hosted safely in-person, judges will still have the option to judge from home. Professional development hours are available for educators.

Time Commitment
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for Preliminary Round judges
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for those who want to judge Preliminary and Final Rounds
12:00-4:00 p.m. for those who want to judge Final Rounds only
5:00 p.m. for Awards Ceremony (Judges are encouraged to attend)

Regional Level

Charter: March 5
Western Slope: March 12
Boulder: March 12
Pikes Peak: March 12
Southwest/Four Corners: March 18
Denver City: March 19
Central Plains: April 1
Greater Denver Metro (including Aurora): April 2
Greeley/Northeast: April 9
Mountain: April 9

Did You Know...?
 

You can now set up a recurring monthly donation to LWVCO! Your support makes it possible for the League to empower voters and defend democracy. As always, your gift will be used for our nonpartisan voter education programs and advocacy efforts.


A monthly sustaining donation continues without having to renew and may be stopped or changed at any time. This option spreads your gift over the whole year, making it easier on your budget while offering LWVCO a dependable source of revenue. Just $20 a month can have a real impact.

 

Thank you! Your generosity is deeply appreciated.


Do you have something in mind for your local League that will also help serve our overall program, education and outreach goals? Apply for a Project Grant!

 

These grants are awarded on a rolling basis with no deadline, but the review and approval process takes up to 45 days. Your application must be approved by your local League's Board before you submit it for state League consideration. Each local League is eligible for a maximum of $500 per fiscal year. Recipients are also required to provide an Outcomes Report within one year of being awarded any grant funds.

 

Learn more and apply today!


Upcoming Events

Feb. 26

8:30 a.m. - Bold Women. Change History. Symposium [History Colorado]

1:00 p.m. - New Member Welcome Event [LWV Jefferson County]

 

Feb. 28

10:00 a.m. - Book Discussion Club: "Dark Money" [LWV Arapahoe & Douglas Counties]

 

Mar. 1

5:00 p.m. - Defending Democracy Speaker Series: The Supreme Court & Election Law [LWV California]

 

Mar. 3
 
Mar. 7
7:00 p.m. - Film Discussion: "Represent" [LWV Colorado]
 

Mar. 9

4:00 p.m. - Women Powering Change [LWV Colorado]

7:00 p.m. - Be A League Leader: Find Out How! [LWV Boulder County]

 

Mar. 10

11:00 a.m. - Great Decisions Discussion Group: Association of Southeast Asian Nations [LWV Arapahoe & Douglas Counties]

7:00 p.m. - Municipal Election Candidate Forum [LWV Estes Park]

 

Mar. 12

10:00 a.m. - Zoom Coffee Hour: Fish Hatchery Workforce Housing Project [LWV Estes Park]

 

Mar. 15
 

Mar. 16

10:00 a.m. - Learn With The League: Explanation Of "TABOR/De-Brucing" Ballot Resolution [LWV Estes Park]

5:30 p.m. - New Member Orientation [LWV Colorado]

 

Mar. 17

6:30 p.m. - Weld County Redistricting & Election Security [LWV Greeley-Weld County]

 

Mar. 19

1:00 p.m. - Growth! Planning For The Future Of Colorado Springs [LWV Pikes Peak Region]

 

Mar. 21
12:00 p.m. - Forests & Water Supply [U.S. Forest Service]
 

Mar. 22

12:00 p.m. - Forests & Water Quality [U.S. Forest Service]

5:30 p.m. - The State Of Education In Colorado [LWV Colorado]

 

Mar. 23
12:00 p.m. - Aquatic Life In The Balance [U.S. Forest Service]
 
Mar. 24
12:00 p.m. - Restoring Hydrologic Systems [U.S. Forest Service]
 
Mar. 25
12:00 p.m. - The Shifting Water Balance [U.S. Forest Service]
 

NOTE: All times are Mountain. Are any events missing from this list? Please notify communications@lwvcolorado.org to be included in our next email. Thank you!


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