Making Democracy Work

Past 2017-2018 Activities

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, May 10, 2018
11:45am
Vista Charter School
1810 St Marys Dr,, Montrose, CO 81401
Annual Meeting + Vittles, Voices and Votes. We'll handle year-end business and relax and enjoy the company of our ever-so-interesting League members + old and new!

Bring a bag lunch, if desired Tea and desserts will be furnished RSVP by May 1 (please): montroselowv@gmail.com

Thursday, April 5, 2018
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Community Room, Montrose Regional Library
320 2nd Ave, Montrose, CO 81402
Equality for Washington, D.C. - Fixing the Hole in our Democracy. The League of Women Voters of Montrose and Delta Counties presents something fresh to consider in our series on elections and voting: Equality for Washington, D.C. - Fixing the Hole in our Democracy. Tressa Guynes, Montrose County Clerk and Recorder, will present information on the June 26 primary election too! Thursday, April 5 at 12:30 Montrose Library Community Room The public is invited. Discussion to follow.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Reg. Library, Centennial Rm.
320 S. 2nd St., Montrose
Is our democracy for sale? Presentation and Discussion. Legislation, Judicial Decisions and Hard, Soft & Dark Money in Politics: What are PAC's, Super PAC's, 527's, 501(c) 4's? presented by the League of Women Voters of Montrose and Delta Counties.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12-1 pm
Montrose Reg. Library Centennial Rm.
320 South 2nd St., Montrose
Democracy in Danger? The Impact of Money on Elections. Please join the League of Women Voters of Montrose County for our monthly presentation at the Montrose Regional Library. Hear perspectives on the impact of money on elections from former San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes and speakers experienced in local and state politics.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Remington's
2500 Bridges Circle
Montrose, CO 81402
Holiday Luncheon. Please join your League friends for a fun time and good food. We have reserved a private room. Menu: choice of Caesers Salad, Burger or Avocado Grilled Cheese (prices range $9 to $12). Please RSVP by Dec. 8 to Jan at janmsw96@icloud.com or by Dec. 11 to Nancy at nancyball@montrose.net.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library Community Room REDISTRICTING/GERRYMANDERING: HOW THEY AFFECT OUR DEMOCRACY. In the third All Things Elections & Voting this fall, the LWV will present information about districts. What are they? Who draws the lines? Why do they matter? What are some solutions?
Thursday, October 5, 2017
noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library Community Room Ballot Issues Forum. The LWV will present information about issues on the November 2017 ballot.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delta: Technical College of the Rockies, 1765 U.S. Hwy. 50 National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters will help voters to register around the community on National Voter Registration Day! League members will provide laptops, open to the Secretary of State's voter web page, where people can register.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montrose: Colorado Mesa University, 234 S. Cascade Ave. National Voter Registration Day: Montrose. The League of Women Voters will help voters to register around the community on National Voter Registration Day! League members will provide laptops, open to the Secretary of State's voter web page, where people can register.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montrose Library, 320 S. 2nd St. National Voter Registration Day: Montrose. The League of Women Voters will help voters to register around the community on National Voter Registration Day! League members will provide laptops, open to the Secretary of State's voter web page, where people can register.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ridgway: Cimarron Coffee & Books, 380 W. Sherman St. National Voter Registration Day: Ridgway. The League of Women Voters will help voters to register around the community on National Voter Registration Day! League members will provide laptops, open to the Secretary of State's voter web page, where people can register.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delta: Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Dr. National Voter Registration Day: Delta. The League of Women Voters will help voters to register around the community on National Voter Registration Day! League members will provide laptops, open to the Secretary of State's voter web page, where people can register.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library Community Room The Electoral College. Our kickoff program will begin a year-long focus on elections and voting, and what better way to commence than from one of our Constitutional fundamentals---the Electoral College.

GUEST SPEAKER: ROBERT MANLEY, RETIRED VERMONT DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

The public is invited. Q & A to follow.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton
3333 Quebec St, Denver 80207
Making Democracy Work Conference. Our Democracy is Now For Sale!

Huge amounts of dark money flow into elections at the national, state and local levels. Learn what you can do to combat this dark money and more...

Scheduled to Present:

  • Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy (The Center of Media and Democracy is a nationally-recognized watchdog that conducts in-depth, award-winning investigations into corruption that undermines our democracy.)

  • Elena Nunez, Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause Colorado (Common Cause is a non-profit organization fighting for open, honest and accountable government.)

  • Colorado State University Professor

  • League of Women Voters `Money In Politics' Activists Topics to be covered: ✓ How dark money has and is influencing democracy in Colorado. ✓ How Supreme Court rulings have enabled the influence of large campaign donations. ✓ What is ALEC? What is the Bradley Foundation? ✓ Are the influences that worked in Wisconsin moving into Colorado?

This conference will INSPIRE and provide SPECIFIC ACTIONS you can use to influence Money in Politics in Colorado and in your community.

$55 individual Ticket; Group rate: 10 or more Tickets, $50 each; Buffet Lunch included

Conference Registration deadline Friday, September 1st. Space limited. Register online http://lwvcolorado.org/lwv/event/making-democracy-work-conference/