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Date: 9/10/2021
Subject: Your September Issue of The Voter: The Voice of LWVCO
From: Beth Hendrix

Colorado Voter

Voter Intimidation Notice
The U.S. Election Integrity Plan (USEIP) is an organization that is continuing to claim voter fraud in the 2020 election. They have volunteers in Colorado who are going door to door in an attempt to find evidence of voter fraud. These actions may be intimidating to voters, and voter intimidation is a federal crime.
In an effort to stay informed about what this group is doing in our state, we are asking anyone who has been approached by this group to contact Beth Hendrix, LWVCO Executive Director ( or 303-588-5470).

Thank you very much for your help!

This Month In Voting History
Every year, September 17 is celebrated as Constitution Day.
September 17, 1787 was the culmination of a federal convention in Philadelphia that resulted in the finished version of our Constitution. The document was signed by 39 delegates -- including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and George Washington -- and later ratified by states.
Since its original version, the Constitution has been amended 27 times. Four of these amendments specifically address voting rights: the 15th (Black votes), 19th (women's votes), 24th (removal of poll taxes) and 26th (lowered voting age to 18).

Upcoming Events

Making Democracy Work! Day
Saturday, Sept. 25
10:00 a.m.
Making Democracy Work! Day, one of our signature annual events, is returning!
With the help of local experts and special guests, these virtual panels will discuss all the important topics facing Colorado residents.
Your $10 registration fee directly supports LWVCO's mission of educating and empowering voters. Sign up today!

Trust In Media. Why It Matters.
Monday, Sept. 13
12:00 p.m.
Cheryl Brown-Kovacic will present a panel of local journalists to explore how the news media can regain public trust.
Here are some media literacy resources to review before the program:

Fundraising Forum
Monday, Sept. 13
5:30 p.m.

How do we identify and implement new, creative ways to engage donors and fund our programs and services? With your help!


Bring ideas, successes, and challenges from your own experiences -- we welcome attendees from all knowledge bases. You don't need to be a financial expert to have useful insights!

Voter Services Forum
Thursday, Sept. 16
5:30 p.m.
We provide a broad range of support to the public, including registering voters, contacting elected officials, clarifying legislative processes and promoting media literacy.
Where can we do more? What would have a greater impact? Have you seen other outreach that might work for our goals? We look forward to hearing your insights during this open conversation!

Communications Forum
Thursday, Sept. 23
5:30 p.m.
How can we better share our message and our mission, both internally and externally?
From our website and newsletters to our social media platforms, we already have the tools. Let's brainstorm creative, engaging ways to reach even more of our members and our community!
You don't need to be a marketing whiz -- just someone who knows how you like to get updates from your favorite organizations.

Candidate Forums

Learn more about candidates for City Council! All events are open to the public except where noted.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. (City Park Admin Building; "candi-dating" event moves between tables)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6:00 p.m. (Memorial Hall; traditional debate event)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6:00 p.m. (Memorial Hall; traditional debate event)
Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 p.m. (Pueblo Convention Center; "candi-dating" event moves between tables)
Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Chambers; open to League members only)
 Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m. (City Council Chambers)

General Resources

Join LWV of Greeley-Weld County on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual behavioral health training about suicide prevention. This interactive workshop will cover statistics, the impact of suicide, clues to spot when someone may be considering suicide and how to respond appropriately. The presentation will conclude with an extensive list of resources. Register for the Zoom meeting, provide contact details for course certification and download the training materials. (Visit the event's Facebook page for the instructor code to receive these materials at no cost!)
National Voter Registration Day is happening on Tuesday, Sept. 28! Learn more on their website, and stay tuned to our platforms for updates about how LWVCO and our local Leagues will be participating.
Would you like to help raise money for LWVCO? The Colfax Marathon is back on October 16 and 17, and we're an official Charity Partner! Sign up today and select us as your charity. Already registered and want to support us? You can still edit your registration.
Are you interested in supporting the League at the national level? LWVUS is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2024 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Submit your materials by Friday, Oct. 29 -- apply here for the Board or the Committee.

Do you have something in mind for your local League that will also help serve our overall program, education and outreach goals? Apply for a Project Grant!
These grants are awarded on a rolling basis with no deadline, but the review and approval process takes up to 45 days. Your application must be approved by your local League's Board before you submit it for state League consideration. Each local League is eligible for a maximum of $500 per fiscal year. Recipients are also required to provide an Outcomes Report within one year of being awarded any grant funds.

Around The State

LWV of Estes Park Holds Recycling Event
With the help of 65 volunteers, LWVEP held an Estes Recycles Day last month. This event had a major impact on the community, as more than 340 households recycled...
  •  3,800 pounds of metal
  • 7,000 pounds of paper
  • 11,744 pounds of electronics
LWVEP is also coordinating a paint recycling drop-off event for households and businesses around Estes Park on Saturday, Oct. 2. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.
LWV of the Uncompahgre Valley Announces Contest
LWVUV invites students from ages 16-21 who live in Montrose, Delta and Ouray Counties to enter its second annual essay and poster contest.
The theme is "Why is it important to vote? What does voting mean to me?" Cash prizes are available for first, second and third place. The submission deadline is Thursday, Sept. 30.
LWV of Larimer County Successfully Advocates For New Legislation
 Kudos to LWV Larimer for championing the recently passed HB21-1162, known as Management of Plastic Products or the Plastic Pollution Reduction Bill.
 After forming a special focus group in late 2020, members of this local League met monthly throughout 2021 to follow the bill's journey through the state House and Senate. As LWV Larimer continually educated themselves about the issue and various committees heard the bill, they emailed and called elected officials and encouraged other Leagues to do the same. They also had a special guest speaker from Eco-cycle, an organization that was also advocating for the bill, and they have been in contact with the newly formed LWV Climate Emergency Action Team.
 Thank you for representing the Colorado League throughout this process!


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