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WE ARE THE LEAGUE


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OUR MISSION AND ROLES

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

Voters Service/Citizen Education:

we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

Action/Advocacy:

we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.
Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

OTHER LEAGUE ORGANIZATIONS

Our members are also members of:
League of Women Voters of Colorado. Visit their website at www.lwvcolorado.org.
League of Women Voters of the United States. Visit their website at www.lwv.org.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES OF THE MONTROSE COUNTY LEAGUE

VOTER SERVICE
Assist with online voter registration
Host local candidate and ballot issue forums
Participate in statewide Voter Service and VOTE411.org
Implement LWVCO EZ Grant for outreach to Millennial and Hispanic voters
Participate and plan vote registration drives for National Voter Registration Day, September 25

PROGRAMS
Host monthly presentations at the Montrose Library for the winter/spring months
Parade for the 98th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment

TRAINING
Instruct various student and community groups about voter registration and election information

COMMUNITY & STATE
Share information locally from the LWVCO Strategic Task Force Local League Support Committee
Share information locally from LWVCO Redistricting Committee

SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING
Recipient of LWVCO EZ Grant
Raise funds through Horsefly Brewery's Community Tap Night

THE 2018-2019 BOARD
President Jan Edwards
State Liaison/Veep Gretchen Nicholoff
Secretary Nancy Ball
Treasurer Barb Krebs
At Large Board Member Cyndi Holman

Webmaster/Communications: Tanya Ishikawa
Voter Service: Rod Britten, Jan Edwards, Barb Krebs
LWVCO EZ Grant Millennial Voter Registration Committee Chair: Cheryl Gibson

For information about the state league and resources available from the state office, go to lwvcolorado.org