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Date: 7/23/2021
Subject: Board Briefings - Notes from the LWVCO July Board Retreat
From: Beth Hendrix

Board Briefings
July 2021

Notes from the LWVCO Board Retreat

On July 17, the LWVCO Board of Directors convened for its strategic planning retreat. We are excited to share the results of this meeting with our entire membership!


Please join us for a virtual presentation about our upcoming goals and initiatives that will guide us toward more robust voter engagement throughout the state. The presentation will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Register below to receive the Zoom link!



News You Can Use

LWVUS Launches New Programmatic Focus

Earlier this month, the League of Women Voters announced Women Power Democracy, a strategic initiative intended to bolster the organization's mission of empowering voters and defending democracy. This new focus will promote voting rights and engagement nationwide through four programs:

  • Democracy Truth Project: Countering mis- and disinformation and fostering a better understanding of democratic and electoral processes.
  • Expand the Franchise: Increasing voter participation through as well as registration, education and mobilization events, with a focus on underrepresented populations and low-propensity voters.
  • Democracy Defense Fund: Protecting voting rights and advancing a more equitable democracy through advocacy.
  • People Powered Fair Maps™: Creating fair, transparent electoral map-drawing processes and eliminating partisan and racial gerrymandering during 2021 redistricting.
“Women Power Democracy’s four-pronged approach will build more trust in our elections, grow our electorate, establish fair voter access and ensure community districting truly reflects our population,” Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States, said.


What Might Colorado's Redistricting Look Like?

The Colorado Sun is reporting on the state's redistricting process, including graphics of the proposed new maps and a timeline of the remaining public meetings that will be held through late August.

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