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Because democracy is not a spectator sport!

Join us as we make democracy work through education and advocacy.

Our Work Continues Today!

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW?
Contact your elected officials.
Find their contact information here.

Take action with the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County as we strive to:
Ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding.

Keep our government accountable for its budgeting and spending is necessary to a working democracy. Making sure we have funds to pay for programs and services that support citizens needs to be balanced with responsible spending.

Support legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.

Housing Shortage Explored

Why is it so hard to find affordable housing in Jefferson County?
Affordable housing is in critical short supply in Jefferson County. Rent and housing prices are escalating and homelessness is on the rise. Housing is considered affordable if it constitutes 30 percent or less of a household's income. The supply of affordable housing affects a community's health, education and economy. What is being done to correct this shortage? We will examine this issue at this month's unit meetings.

The public is welcome to all League Meetings.

Here is the Every Member Material (EMM) that outlines what will be covered. Please review it prior to the meeting and come prepared to discuss.

February 14th, Tuesday
9:15am
CHATFIELD: St Phillip's Lutheran Church, Kendall & Chatfield, Littleton 80128

9:15am
MOUNTAIN PARKS: Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District
317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden 80401

1pm
ARVADA: Elks Lodge, 5700 Yukon St, Arvada 80002
NOTE: Park in south lot & use south entrance.

February 15th, Wednesday
9:15am
APPLEWOOD: Westland Meridian, 10695 West 17th Ave, Lakewood 80215

6pm / Brown Bag Optional
EVENING MEETING: League Office, 1425 Brentwood, Ste 7, Lakewood 80214

February 16th, Thursday
9:15am
LAKEWOOD/GOLDEN: Cason Howell House
1575 Kipling, Lakewood 80215

League Nonfiction Book Club

A Look at the Hillbilly Culture from the Inside Out
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance will be the February read of the month for the Jeffco League of Women Voters nonfiction book club.

Vance writes, "Poverty is the family tradition," and then includes the reader in a compassionate, discerning analysis of the white underclass. Loyalty and love, violence, verbal abuse and instability are different sides of this culture.

Read the book ahead and then join us for a fascinating discussion.

Select which meeting best fits your schedule:
Wednesday, February 15th at 1pm For location call Lynne 303-985-5128

Saturday, February 18th at 9:30am Lakewood Meridian 10695 West 17th Ave Lakewood 80215

The public is always welcome to all League events.

Books & Lunch Event: Get Tickets Now!

Saturday, March 18th at 10am - 1pm
St Anthony's Hospital / South Conference Room

Tickets $25 on sale now! Get your order form here.

Come Lunch with Colorado Authors!

Corinne Joy Brown
Hidden Star is a story of endings and new beginnings and of discovery and loss. Imagine awakening to a new reality of who you are, revealing a hidden past that has shaped your family's history for centuries.

Maura Weiler
Contrition is the story of twin sisters separated at birth who reconnect through art, faith and a father who touched the world through his paintings.

No Walk-ins.
Ticket orders must be received by Friday, March 10th.
Tickets will be held at the door.

LWV Annual Meeting: Speaker Patty Limerick

Get your tickets now to hear Patty Limerick speak at our Annual Meeting.
Wednesday, April 19 at Lakewood Country Club
Meeting begins at 10am / Lunch at Noon / Speaker at 1pm

Tickets per person are $30 by check or $32.04 using charge card.
Paying by check mail to LWVJeffco, 1425 Brentwood Lakewood 80214
Paying by charge card use this link:
Buy tickets for LWV Jeffco Annual Meeting

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts. In January 2016, Limerick was named the Colorado State Historian. In addition, in January 2016 she was appointed to the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board, the National Council on the Humanities.

League of Women Voters Mission of the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is a citizens' organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. We operate at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.

Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League's efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all citizens.

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. The League has a long, rich history, that continues with each passing year.

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