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Date: 5/28/2022
Subject: Board Briefings: Notes From the 2022 LWVCO Annual Meeting
From: Karen Sheek, President, LWVCO

Board Briefings
May 2022

LWVCO's 2022 Leader of Democracy Celebration will stream online on Wednesday, June 1st at 6pm.
WANT TO WATCH AT HOME IN YOUR PAJAMAS?  Click here to receive the free link!  
WANT TO GATHER TO CELEBRATE TONI WITH FOOD, COCKTAILS & CAMARADERIE? Click here to purchase a ticket to our Watch Party at Country Club Towers in Denver, hosted by incoming LWVCO Board President Irene Tynes and her husband Dr. John Tynes! Tax-deductible tickets are limited --hurry! The Watch Party is an indoor/outdoor event -- responsible COVID protocols are strongly encouraged.
Get the free link for 2022 Leader of Democracy
Purchase a ticket for the Leader of Democracy 2022 Watch Party

Virtual Forum for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District
Primary Candidates
Empowering Voters
The League's mission is to empower voters to participate in democracy. Join us on June 8th to hear from candidates in CD3 primary elections.
Moderator: Sara Blackhurst, CEO, Action 22
Submit a Question
Candidates will respond to questions on a wide range of topics important to voters in the CD3, as submitted by league members, and the general public.
You are welcome to click here to submit your question.
All questions must be submitted no later than 12pm June 3rd.
Wednesday June 8th 6 - 7:30



Hello League Members,

This past year has proved that the League is needed now more than ever as our mission, Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy, has expanded. Previously, empowering voters meant giving voters the nonpartisan resources needed to make an informed vote and be civically active. Now, it includes providing education to counter disinformation so that voters may continue to trust the integrity of our elections systems and our government officials. Defending democracy is even more urgent now than ever before. Election falsehoods, growing nationalism, and xenophobia, combined with heightened partisan divisions, have resulted in legislation across the United States restricting voting by limiting access and ease of participation in the voting process, while gerrymandering makes it next to impossible in some states for the two-party system to work.

The following are documents approved by membership at the LWVCO 2022 Annual Meeting.

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!

Colorado Hispanics who aren't registered to vote say they may not register before November, citing discontent with both parties and the economy, according to a study from Emerson College's nationwide initiative on Latinos.

Why it matters: The new survey and focus groups show the challenges that Democrats and Republicans face long-term with one of the nation's fastest-growing voting blocs.


Observer Corps Toolkit

Protecting our right to know is integral to the health of our democracy. Decisions that determine how our schools will be run, at what level community safety programs will be funded, and how land in our towns will be used impact our lives and are vital to our well-being. These kinds of decisions need to be made with public input and oversight. One important way to ensure that is to observe government meetings. The act of observation promotes government transparency and accountability.

Here are some tools to help Colorado Leagues create an Observer Corps. These documents are also available in LWVCO's Document Library; to access, please log in and go to the Members tab - Documents - Advocacy Resources - Toolkits.


 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, with a quick turn-around of about 30 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!

There's still time!
The League of Women Voters of Denver hosts the 30th Annual Holland Bulb Sale
Order by June 10th to have your bulbs delivered in October for Fall planting! Choose from imported tulip, daffodil, hyacinth and iris bulbs as well as indoor forcing bulbs – paperwhites, amaryllis and others.
Place your bulb order at

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.

Upcoming Events

June 1
6:00 p.m. - Leader of Democracy 2022 free online event
June 4
9:00 a.m. - LWVADC 2022 Annual Meeting
June 6
June 7
6:00 p.m. - Screening of the Film, "Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote" [Belmar Jefferson County Library]
June 8
June 9
10:00 a.m. - LWVCO Climate Emergency General Meeting [All League Members Invited/online] 
June 15
June 18
June 19
Juneteenth Holiday
June 20
LAST advised day that a voter should return their ballot by USPS
June 22
June 22
June 23 - 26
June 28

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


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