There are many ways to take action and defend our democracy with the League of Women Voters of Colorado. Here are our top three!
1. Join a Local League
Get the most from your League experience by joining a local League. Our members are passionate activists who support our work in all 50 states and in more than 700 communities. Joining the League of Women Voters is a great way to get involved in your community and play an active role in our democracy. Volunteers work year round to register new voters, host community forums and debates, and provide voters with election information they need. We engage at the local and state levels on legislative priorities and efforts to improve our elections.
Most of the action happens here, from candidate forums and voter registration drives to working with local officials to make your community a better place to live.
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2. Respond to Action Alerts
When a formal CALL TO ACTION or ACTION ALERT is issued by the League of Women Voters, individuals may reach out to their elected official and utilized the League provided information noting that they are a member and stand with the League on this issue. Visit the Action Alerts page for the latest calls issued by State League. You will receive Action Alerts via email if you are an active member of the League.
NOTE: Calls to action/Action Alerts are only issued by the appropriate level of League (US Congressional by National League, CO Legislature by State League, County / City Governments by Local Leagues).
3. Join the Legislative Action Committee
Led by Dr. Toni Larson, the Colorado League's Director of Action & Advocacy, and Legislative Liaison Andrea Wilkins, the trained volunteer lobbyists of the Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works to influence the Colorado General Assembly on selected bills, based on League positions and values. Membership in the LAC is open to any LWVCO member, regardless of physical location. To express interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- testifying in legislative committee hearings
- meeting with and /or writing letters and emails to Representatives, Senators, the Governor, and the media
- encouraging League members to contact their legislators and local media
- participating in commissions and coalitions
- participating in the League's annual Legislative Conference to receive training on methods of advocacy and legislative priorities