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Karen Sheek elected President state League of Women Voters
Cortez Journal
Published on: 8/7/2020
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Former Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek has been elected president of the Colorado State League of Women Voters. Sheek, a longtime resident of Cortez, is a retired teacher/media specialist who taught at the Cortez Middle School for over 30 years. For almost 20 years, she and her business partner operated Seas’nings Catering, providing off-site catering services. Chosen to fill a vacated City Council seat in 2011, Sheek served on the Cortez council for 8½ years, six of them as mayor. Sheek has been a member of the League of Women Voters of Montezuma County for over five years and served on leadership team for three years. The election took place during a Zoom webinar of the League of Women Voters of Colorado Council 2020 Saturday. The meeting, originally scheduled for Grand Junction, was held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, contact Eleanor Kuhl at 564-0708.
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Published on: 8/7/2020
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THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS RESPONDS TO THE POLICE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD
The League of Women Voters of Colorado grieves the murders of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been tragically taken at the hands of rogue law enforcement officers who are rarely held fully accountable for their actions. We also mourn those who have lost their lives or been harmed, mentally or physically, as a result of America’s pervasive culture of anti-blackness. The systems of oppression that have perpetuated the myth of white supremacy in our country must be dismantled if we are ever to become the nation we pledge to be—indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Subject: RELEASE:Coloradans Encouraged to Return Ballots By Drop Box to Ensure Receipt by Election D
Sarah Mooney
Published on: 6/23/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Betsy Hart
betsy.hart@sos.state.co.us
Steve Hurlbert
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June 22, 2020


Coloradans Encouraged to Return Ballots By Drop Box to Ensure Receipt by Election Day; Early, In-Person Voting Starts Today
Ballots Returned by Mail after June 22 May Not Arrive by June 30 Election Day Deadline
DENVER, Colo.- Beginning today, June 22, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold encourages Coloradans to return their statewide primary ballot by drop box rather than through the mail. In Colorado, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Ballots mailed after today may not arrive by the June 30 Election Day deadline. Voters are encouraged to drop their ballot off at the nearest 24-hour drop box to help ensure they are received in time to be counted.
Today also marks the start of early, in-person voting at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs). Voters are encouraged to submit the ballot they
League of Women Voters of Boulder County Celebrates “100 Years Strong”
Published on: 2/29/2020
https://longmontobserver.org/featured/league-of-women-voters-of-boulder-county-celebrates-100-years-strong/
Overland Trail Museum steps back in time to 1920
Published on: 2/28/2020
https://www.journal-advocate.com/2020/02/26/overland-trail-museum-steps-back-in-time-to-1920/
League Of Women Voters To Host Candidate Forums For Town Mayor And Town Trustees
Published on: 2/27/2020
http://www.estesparknews.com/featured_articles/article_1e63ef94-5739-11ea-b757-679e8bfc3ea6.html
League Of Women Voters To Host Candidate Forums For Town Mayor And Town Trustees
Published on: 2/27/2020
http://www.estesparknews.com/featured_articles/article_1e63ef94-5739-11ea-b757-679e8bfc3ea6.html
Boulder County League of Women Voters’ ‘100 Years Strong’ event to celebrate century of suffrage
Published on: 2/25/2020
https://www.timescall.com/2020/02/24/100-years-strong-event-to-celebrate-century-of-womens-suffrage/
League of Women Voters schedules forum on wolves
Published on: 2/23/2020
https://www.reporterherald.com/2020/02/23/league-of-women-voters-schedules-forum-on-wolves/
League of Women Voters schedules forum on wolves
Published on: 2/23/2020
https://www.reporterherald.com/2020/02/23/league-of-women-voters-schedules-forum-on-wolves/
LWV will celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote
Published on: 2/19/2020
http://www.themountainmail.com/free_content/article_9762e030-5194-11ea-8e25-8f358ed8ca3d.html
Opinion: League of Women Voters continues the fight for rights in 100th year
Published on: 2/12/2020
Find the full article here: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2020/02/10/league-women-voters-fights-democracy-100th-year-constitution/4691315002/
Colorado is a key state in the debate about the best way to pick candidates in elections
Published on: 2/11/2020
A referendum on the national popular vote and potential ballot measures on ranked-choice and approval voting are driving the debate
The 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Arrives
Published on: 12/12/2019
https://durangoherald.com/articles/305881
2019 Ballot Issues Released
Published on: 9/27/2019
Just published. Download and share the 2019 Ballot Issues!
LWVCO 2019-21 Program of Study & Action is now available!
Published on: 9/20/2019
LWVCO's 2019-21 Program of Study and Action, listing the League's positions for action, is now available.
County ballots in safe hands, officials say
Published on: 9/20/2019
http://westminsterwindow.com/stories/county-ballots-in-safe-hands-officials-say,286427#.XYUxlFzcOVE.link
Popular Vote critics deliver the signatures
Published on: 8/2/2019
GJ Sentinel NPV article
Activists submit record number of signatures to overturn Colorado electoral vote law
Published on: 8/2/2019
Colorado Springs Gazette article on NPV
Washington Times: Colorado activists seek to beat hasty retreat from National Popular Vote compact
Published on: 8/1/2019
One organization already preparing to fight the referendum is the League of Women Voters of Colorado.
AP: Activists say push to repeal popular vote law nears ballot
Published on: 8/1/2019
The League of Women Voters of Colorado is gearing up to defend Colorado’s law, chapter president Ruth Stemler said.
Letter: League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan group
Published on: 7/26/2019
An op-ed describing the nonpartisanship of the League
Former Secretary of State Wayne Williams honored by women's group
Published on: 6/7/2019
Former Secretary of State Wayne Williams is honored as a Leader of Democracy by LWVCO.

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