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Date: 11/26/2021
Subject: Board Briefings: Notes from the November LWVCO Board Meeting
From: Beth Hendrix



Board Briefings
November 2021

President's Letter: Promoting The League

From Karen Sheek, LWVCO Board President...


Greetings League Members,

 

At the October Board Meeting, members were encouraged to create an elevator speech so we would be prepared to promote the League should the opportunity present itself.
 
This month, Beth asked that we think about all the people in our various circles of family, friends, and colleagues, and create lists with a plan to promote the League by...
  • Extending an invitation to a League event
  • Offering to make a presentation about the League's mission or activities
  • Encouraging a donation to the League
  • Sharing information about a League activity that would align with a personal interest or passion of a specific individual
I challenge Local Leagues to encourage their members to do the same!

 

Read the rest of Karen's letter in our Document Library!

News You Can Use

State Court Approves Redistricting
 
Earlier this month, the Colorado Supreme Court upheld the Independent Redistricting Commission's proposed plans, which has finalized the new maps.
 
State
 
U.S.
 
Learn more about the commissions and the redistricting process.

LWVUS Monthly League Community Call

 

Join LWVUS on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 3:00 p.m. for their monthly nationwide community call. The League hosts this call as a designated space where members can create and build their connections among state and local Leagues across the country. At the same time, you can participate in discussions and learn about the issues that are active priorities for our organization.

 

This month's meeting will feature a voter education manager from the Wisconsin League and a community organizer from the New Jersey League. With midterms on the way, the discussion will focus on how to prepare for these pivotal elections, from educational strategies to leadership development.

 

Online registration has closed, but please contact organizing@lwv.org for more information if you would still like to attend.


Colorado Gives Day Is Coming
 

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 7Set up your gift to LWVCO now and it will process automatically on CGD.

 

This is a special opportunity to donate because every gift you make (in advance or day-of) helps LWVCO unlock a portion of the $1.6 million incentive fund. For example, if we were to raise 1% of the total amount raised on CGD, we would receive an additional 1% of that $1.6 million!

 

Thank you for supporting our mission of educating and empowering voters statewide! Want to have an even greater impact? Consider setting up a monthly donation to LWVCO through Colorado Gives!

 

Schedule your donation today!


LWVPPR Celebrates Suffrage Mural

 
After last month's suffrage mural unveiling, you can join our Pikes Peak League once again for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10 at Palmer High School. This is a limited-capacity event, so please register in advance.
 
The program begins with a tour of the school at 10:15 a.m. followed by a town hall and the mural dedication and ribbon cutting.
 
The mural was announced last year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Donations are welcomed to support this special project.

Recommended Reading
 
Are you looking for something to read? The Women & Politics Institute will be discussing a new biography, "The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel," on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 4:00 p.m. Register today for the virtual panel, which will feature the author.
 
Learn more about this influential leader to prepare for the conversation in January! Consult your local library, independent bookstore, or preferred e-book retailer for availability.

  Legislative Council Staff Resources

 

For more than 65 years, the Legislative Council Staff has provided nonpartisan research services for the Colorado General Assembly. These resources are also available to the public, as part of the LCS mission to provide transparency about the legislature and its policy-making processes.
 
With the 2022 session starting in January, some of their recent featured publications include...
  • Referendum C: The final audited figures for state revenue that was retained from the fiscal years 2005-06 through 2019-20
  • Prescription Drug Prices: A memo summarizing efforts in the state legislature to control these costs
  • Tax Handbook: An interactive report that compiles historic information for tax rates, revenue, distribution and TABOR

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.

 

Learn more and apply today!


Upcoming Events

Addressing The Climate Emergency
Wednesday, Dec. 1
4:00 p.m.
Presented by LWV Colorado
 
 

You are invited to a special online forum to learn what measures are being considered in the state legislature for the upcoming session.

 

Meet with legislators from across Colorado who are committed to environmental issues.


Fundraising Forum
Tuesday, Dec. 7
5:30 p.m.
Presented by LWV Colorado
 
 
Our next Fundraising Forum is Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. How do we tap into our generous community and inspire donations? With your help!
 
Bring your ideas as well as successes and challenges that you've experienced. You don't need to be a financial expert to have useful insights!

Nov. 30

9:00 a.m. - Oil & Natural Gas Virtual Public Hearing [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency]

6:30 p.m. - Virtual Night Out With The Legislators [LWV Jefferson County]

 

Dec. 1

9:00 a.m. - Oil & Natural Gas Virtual Public Hearing [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] 

 

Dec. 7

All Day - Colorado Gives Day 

 

Dec. 8

10:00 a.m. - Learn With The League: Dawn Wilson, Nature Photographer [LWV Estes Park]

6:00 p.m. - Speaking Truth To Power [Women & Politics Institute]

 

Dec. 10

10:15 a.m. - Suffrage Mural Ribbon Cutting [LWV Pikes Peak Region]

 
Dec. 14
4:00 p.m. - South Platte Basin Roundtable [Colorado Water Conservation Board]

 

Dec. 15
1:00 p.m. - Program Planning Training [LWVUS]
 

Are any events missing from this list? Please notify communications@lwvcolorado.org to be included in our next email. Thank you!


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