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Campaign Finance: Money Buys Speech!

Campaign Finance: Money Buys Speech! An Update on Campaign Finance
Everyone is tired of hearing the barrage of campaign ads.. Who pays for these third party ads? Why can they say anything be it truth or lie? Come to your December unit meeting to begin the discussion on how we can change this system.
At this meeting, we will begin the educational process on the history of Campaign Finance reform. The national League is embarking on a new study for 2014-2016 which will have three parts. Part 1 will study the possibility of having a constitutional convention. Part 2 is a review and update of the League's position on campaign finance and Part 3 is a review of the redistricting process the United States Congress. Please review the Every Member Material prior to your unit meeting. The PowerPoint slide presentation is also available to view along with the Resources document.

APPLEWOOD Wednesday, December 10th @ 9:15am
Contact: Linda 303-232-8907
Location: Westland Meridian, 10695 W 17th Ave, Lakewood 80214

ARVADA Tuesday, December 9th @ NOON POTLUCK
Contact: Marcia 303-422-6588
Location: Call for Location

CHATFIELD Tuesday, December 9th @ 9:15am LUNCH TO FOLLOW AT LOCAL RESTAURANT
Contact:Elaine, 303-979-3721
Location: St Phillip's Lutheran Church, Kendall & Ken Caryl, Littleton

JEFFCO PM Wednesday, December 10th @ 6pm BROWN BAG
Contact: Laurie 303-234-0264
Location: LWV Office 1425 Brentwood, Suite 7, Lakewood 80214

LAKEWOOD / GOLDEN Thursday, December 11th @ 9:15am
Contact: LouAnne 303-273-0091
Location: Cason Howell House, 1575 Kipling, Lakewood 80215

MOUNTAIN PARKS Tuesday, December 9th @ 9:15am
Contact: Karil, 303-670-8551
Location: Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service 317 S Lookout Mountain, Golden 80401

Theater with the League! Valentine's Day 2015

Go to the Theater with League! Arvada Center Theater February 14th, 2015 Matinee Performance 2pm

Tickets $35 per person Buy yours today. Fill out ORDER FORM and mail in with check. Tickets available until 01/9/14 or when sold out!

HARVEY There is nothing Elwood P. Dowd enjoys more than spending his days with his best friend Harvey. The only problem is Harvey, a 6-foot tall invisible rabbit, whose mere "existence" has thrown Elwood's sister Veta into a frenzy. In an effort to save the family's reputation, Veta takes Elwood to the local sanitarium. When the doctors mistakenly commit his anxiety-ridden sister, Elwood -- and Harvey-- slip away, setting off a hilarious chain of events as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Written by Mary Chase Directed by Gavin Mayer

Black Box Theater at the Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada 80003-9985 $35 per person / Limited Amount of Tickets

Place your order today before the tickets are all gone!! All tickets must be pre-paid and will be picked up at the event. All orders will be confirmed upon receipt via email or phone.Take advantage of this great opportunity to support not only the League's work but local theater, too!

League Speaks Out on School Budget Process!

Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
PRESS RELEASE on the Jefferson County Board of Education Budget Process

Money, money, money! Where does the money for Jefferson County Schools actually go?
It will soon be time for the Jefferson County Board of Education to develop the budget for the next fiscal year. What is the process? Who will be involved in the process? What are the priorities?

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County supports policies that promote efficient administrative and financial practices in the Jefferson County School District. To that end we believe that citizen participation on advisory committees should continue throughout the budget process. Public workshops and hearings should be held early in the budget process and a cross section of the community must be engaged throughout this important process.

It is imperative that information be gathered from a broad sample of Jefferson County citizens. This broad sample must include all socio-economic levels, age levels, diverse race and ethnic groups, as well as people with and without children.

A survey with multiple questions would be the most cost effective and valid method by which to gather such a sample. Survey questions should be developed by professionals trained in designing surveys that accurately represent the opinions of the community as a whole.

The School District budget must reflect not only the principles and goals of the district but those of the larger community as well. A well-developed budget will reflect careful stewardship of scarce resources.

Patricia F. Mesec, president League of Women Voters of Jefferson County

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