Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, August 26, 2016
10:30 am
Meet at the Montrose Regional Library parking lot to carpool to the Ridgway Farmer's Market Celebration of Women's Equality Day. Please come dressed in period costume to commemorate the 1920 certifiation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world's first women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

LWV members will interact with the market crowd and will be on hand at the Ridgway library to assist with voter registration.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express, Montrose
Apex Room
COLORADO CAN TAKE BACK ITS HEALTHCARE FROM WASHINGTON AND FROM WALL STREET!. Guest Speaker: Senator Irene Aguilar, M.D., Architect of Coloradocare

Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, is on the November ballot and proposes to save families and employers billions and cover every Coloradan with a Medicare-for-All system. And you get to elect the Board of Trustees!

Come to learn and get answers to your questions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11 am
Horsefly Brewing Company Leadership Team planning meeting. All members are welcome.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11 am until close
Horsefly Brewing Company, 846 E. Main St., Montrose Community Tap Night to benefit the LWV. Horsefly Brewing Company will donate $1.00 from every soft drink or beer they sell to the League. Click here for the coupon(s) you will need for the League to get credit.

According to their website, "Now your pints are doing more than just making you happy, Horsefly Brewing Co. continues Community Tap Day... Our mission with Community Tap Day, is not only to hopefully get some new faces into the brewery to check out our great hand crafted beer and delicious food offerings, but to be able to give back to the community of Montrose that has helped us so much."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9 am to 4 pm
various Voter Registration Day. League of Women Voters members will be in the Montrose Library/CMU foyer from 10:00am-4:00pm to assist eligible voters to register online or update their registration if they have moved or had a name change. A CO driver's license or Dept. of Revenue ID is required to register online. Additionally, online voter registration assistance will be available at the Proximity Center, 210 E. Main St., Montrose, from 10:00- 4:00 and at Delta-Montrose Vo-Tech from 9:00-1:30 pm
Thursday, October 6, 2016
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Montrose Library Community Room Administrative Team Meeting. All members are welcome. The draft agenda can be accessed by clicking here
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.)
MEMORIAL HALL, 175 N. 1st Street, Hotchkiss Candidate's forum, Delta County. The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate's forum for Delta County Commissioner and State House District 61 candidates. Click here for the event flyer. The forum is free and open to the public.

STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 61

Millie Hamner and Bob Schutt

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2

Don Suppes, Travis Mills, and Mark Eckhart

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3

Mark Roeber and Jere Lowe

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7 pm (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Montrose Pavilion Montrose County Commissioners Candidate's Forum. The League of Women Voters will hold a forum for the four candidates vying for Montrose County Commissioner seats in District 1 and District 3. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8 a.m.
Heidi's Deli, Montrose Ballot issues forum.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7 p.m.
  Election Day. All ballots must be DELIVERED by the end of the day Tuesday. After November 1, please hand deliver it to the County Clerk's office.

To find out if the County Clerk has received and accepted your Mail or Drop Off Ballot, click on this link:

https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter-classic/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml

Enter your name, address, and birth date, then scroll down on your voter registration page to find out the status of your ballot. If it has been received by the County Clerk, it will display the following message:

"Your county accepted your ballot, and it will be counted"

Thursday, December 8, 2016
noon to 2 p.m.
Montrose Library Community Room LWV Leadership Team Meeting. League members are welcome to participate.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
noon to 3 p.m.
Barb Krebs's "Earthship" house: 19023 Happy Canyon Road, Montrose. League Members Only -- New Year's Potluck Dinner. Please call Barb (596-7870) before January 2, 2017 to let her know if you are coming.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:30 p.m.
behind the old R-5 school at Seventh and Grand Women's March on Washington. The nonpartisan Women's March for Grand Junction Organizing Committee is hosting a local women's march and rally to coincide with the national "Women's March on Washington."

People participating are encouraged to march in honor or memory of family or friends. Those wishing to march will gather behind the old R-5 school at Seventh and Grand beginning at 12:30 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Starting at 1 pm, we will march along Main Street from Seventh to First Avenue.

At the rally following the march, speakers will address the importance of empowering women and girls.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Library community room State of our Public Lands. Chris Miller, coordinator for the Public Lands Partnership, will present the history of how land came to be in federal ownership and the importance of public lands to citizens.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library community room Great Decisions. U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum. What is the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy? For 45 years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not. Despite the so-called "energy revolution," the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. In order to be successful, policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library community room COLORADO'S CHANGING HEALTH INSURANCE LANDSCAPE: HISTORY, CURRENT STATUS, PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE". Speaker: Linda Gann, Senior Manager, Western Slope, Connect For Health Colorado. The public Is invited. Q & A to follow.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library community room Great Decisions. Latin America's Political Pendulum. The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the "pink tide" recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library community room Great Decisions. Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Thursday, April 13, 2017
noon to 1 p.m.
Montrose Regional Library community room NON-CITIZEN RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS UNDER THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, NOON & 5:30 pm Montrose Regional Library Community Room

Guest Speaker: Karen Sherman Perez, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Just who are non-citizens? The public is invited to attend to learn more about the basic rights of non-citizens living in the U.S. and the protections that all individuals, regardless of immigration status, have under the United States Constitution. Q & A to follow.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Montrose Regional Library community room NON-CITIZEN RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS UNDER THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, NOON & 5:30 pm Montrose Regional Library Community Room

Guest Speaker: Karen Sherman Perez, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Just who are non-citizens? The public is invited to attend to learn more about the basic rights of non-citizens living in the U.S. and the protections that all individuals, regardless of immigration status, have under the United States Constitution. Q & A to follow.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
noon to 2 p.m.
Camp Robber restaurant LWV Annual Meeting (Luncheon Meeting). Your Administrative Team strongly encourages all members to attend for a celebration of the past year and forward planning of the upcoming one. It's time to renew associations, common interests, and design strategy for educating, advocating and making our new partisan voice heard during our 2017- 2018 year.

Let's band together to Make Democracy Work!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017
noon to 2 p.m.
19023 Happy Canyon Road, Montrose (Barb Kreb's house -- a map will be provided to those who RSVP) LWV picnic and planning meeting. Your input is needed as to how our 2017-2018 League year can best meet today's challenges, embracing League's heritage but moving forward with action and advocacy! What new ideas can we put into effect to refresh the League's historic vigor and meet the needs of today's voters?

Summer get-together picnic and planning meeting--- communication, programming, leadership, participation---is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, at noon.

Barb and Stu Krebs have graciously offered to host the League at their environmentally-friendly "Earthship" home located at 19023 Happy Canyon Road in Montrose. A map will be sent via e-mail and several of us may want to car pool.

Please R.S.V.P. to Barb by July 10 at 596-7870 or stukrebs@hotmail.com Bring your brown bag lunch - beverages will be provided.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
11 a.m. to close
Horsefly Brewing Company
846 E. Main St., Montrose
Community Tap Day to benefit LWV. League will receive $1 for every soda and beer pint sold between 11 am until close but a coupon must be presented for us to get credit!

(click here to download the coupon -- please send to friends and associates to spread the word about our fundraiser)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5 p.m.
Montrose County Courthouse Women's Equality Day Celebration. 97th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 granting American women the right to vote. League members and folks from the community will meet at the Montrose County Courthouse at 5 pm and will be parading in our traditional fashion of parading in period dress and carrying signs. The parade will continuing up to Horsefly Brewing Company on East Main Street for the Community Tap Day benefit for the League.

The League wants to reach out to the community, so please invite a friend or two---or more---to join us! This year the League is truly needed to promote voting, particularly locally, and as always we want to honor our foremothers who fought so hard for this right!!!

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/

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.

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.
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
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
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 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.
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.