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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.

MARCH IS UNIT CHOICE MEETINGS!

Each Unit has selected their focus for this second meeting. If you want to attend another unit's activity, please register prior, if so noted.

APPLEWOOD March 29th, Wed. at 9:15am at
Westland Meridian, 10695 West 17th Ave, Lakewood 80215

ARVADA March 28th, Tuesday at 1pm at
Arvada Elks Lodge, 5700 Yukon St, Arvada 80002
Topic: Speakers Panel with Virginia Ortiz, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, Dev & Mktg / Community Outreach VP, Mona Taherynia, Iranian US Citizen and Don Wick, Arvada Chief of Police

CHATFIELD March 28th, Tues. at 10:30am at
Bemis Library, 6014 S Datura St Littleton 80120
Topic: Visit to the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center.
Space is very limited. If anyone outside of the unit membership is interested, please call Elaine at 303-979-3721 to reserve a space.

JEFFCO PM March 29th, Wednesday at 6pm at
League Office, 1425 Brentwood, Ste 7, Lakewood 80214

LAKEWOOD/GOLDEN March 30th, Thursday at 9:15am at
Cason Howell House, 1575 Kipling, Lakewood 80215
Topic: Immigration and Refugee Issues

MOUNTAIN PARKS March 28th, Tuesday at 10am at
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Topic: Visit to NREL to learn about the advances made in renewable energy technologies.
Sorry this outing is NOT open to public.

The Impact of Changing Demographics on Education

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will focus on education in the last of its four-part series on Jeffco Demographics at its six unit meetings April 11-13.

The history of Jeffco Public Schools, reorganized from 39 districts into one in 1950, will be reviewed as well as the complexities and challenges facing Colorado's second largest school district. Changing demographics, including racial/ethnic composition, income, language, neighborhood growth and decline are some of the factors being examined. Leaguers will also look at charter schools, funding, graduation rates, academic achievement and college readiness.

All meetings are open to the public and include:

Applewood Unit, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at
Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood 80215.
Call Darlene at 303-238-8996 for more information.

Arvada Unit, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11,
Arvada Elks Lodge, 5700 Yukon St., 80002.
Call Marcia at 303-422-6588 for information.

Chatfield Unit, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 11,
at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton 80128.
Call Tina at 303-797-7559 for more information.

Jeffco PM Unit, (brown bag dinner optional), 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12,
Jeffco LWV Office, 1425 Brentwood St., Suite 7, Lakewood, 80214.
Call Teresa at 303-972-4238 for information.

Lakewood/Golden Unit, 9:15 a.m. Thursday, April 13,
Cason Howell House, 1575 Kipling St., Lakewood, 80215.
Call Terri at 303-618-6931 for information.

Mountain Parks Unit, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 11,
Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District,
317 S. Lookout Mountain Rd., Golden, 80401.
Call Robin at 303-674-1780 for information.

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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