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How to Take Action


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 of Colorado, our network of supporters reach out to their elected officials and express support of the League's position on the issue.  You will receive Action Alerts via email if you are an active member of the League or if you are receiving our newsletter. Please note CALLS TO ACTION/ACTION ALERTS are only issued by the appropriate level of League; LWV of Colorado will notify you about taking action on Colorado issues.

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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 lobbyist@lwvcolorado.org.

Advocacy includes: 

  • 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

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