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Respond to Action Alerts: Stand with the League!

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).

Learn About Legislation

Colorado General Assembly

On the General Assembly website at leg.colorado.gov you will find: 
  • House and Senate bills, including current status, votes, amendments
  • Contact information for Senators and Representatives
  • Calendars for House and Senate floorwork and committees
  • Video of House and Senate in session and audio of committee hearings

The Legislative Council staff is another source of information, 303-866-3521. The Bill Room is located in the basement of the Legislative Services Building, 200 E 14th Ave., or phone 303-866-3055. Bills, daily journals showing votes, status sheets, contact information, and calendars are available in hardcopy at the Bill Room during the session. If a bill is not calendared (scheduled), you may contact the sponsor(s) of the legislation for information.

United States Congress

Congress.gov is a very complete website provided by the Library of Congress. You can search for legislation, committee reports, roll call votes, executive communications, and much more. See also: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov

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) analyze legislation and decide whether to support, oppose, or watch it, based on League positions. Membership in the LAC is open to any LWVCO member; access to a computer and internet connection is needed if biweekly meeting attendance in Denver is inconvenient/difficult.

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
  • publishing the Legislative Letter every other week during session 

Join 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.

Our 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.

Get the most from your League experience by joining a local League. 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.  

Click here to find your local league

Be in the Know: Subscribe to the Legislative Letter

Every two weeks during the session, the Legislative Letter is published and distributed to subscribers, legislators, the media, the Governor’s office, and local Leagues. You can read about each bill that is being followed by League, learn the provisions and the effects, and stay updated on their progress. For $30 all issues of the Legislative Letter will be sent via email for the 2019 Colorado Legislative Session.  

Contact info@lwvcolorado.org

2019 Legislative Letters

LWVCO Legislative Letter #9 and Wrap Up
LWVCO Legislative Letter #8 - April 22, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #7 - April 8, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #6 - March 25, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #5 - March 11, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #4 - February 25, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #3 - February 11, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #2 - January 28, 2019
LWVCO Legislative Letter #1 - January 14, 2019