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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!

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.

League Program Planning for 2017-2018

League Program Planning
You are invited to participate in the upcoming Unit Meeting where we will plan our State and Local League Program(s) for 2017-2018. This annual process is an important step that provides our membership the opportunity to bring forth key issues for League to address either through position development or advocacy. What specific actions would you like to incorporate into our local League activities?

January 24th, 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.

January 25th, 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

January 26th, 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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.

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