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LWVUS Call to Action: Submit a Census Comment
Published on: 7/16/2018
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the department to include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census. Including this question on the Census will discourage participation and impact the data collected in every community across the country. This decision is bad for the Census, bad for our communities, and bad for America.

Now is the time for you to act! Submit a comment about the U.S. Census questions today!

Letters

LWVBC Supports Adding County Commissioners
Published on: 7/27/2018
Peggy Leech, LWVBC President, has published a letter to the editor in the Longmont Observer that supports increasing the number of County Commissioners from three to five.

Advocacy Call

LWVUS Joins Call Against Hate
Published on: 8/11/2018
LWVUS has joined the Anti-Defamation League, Muslim Advocates, and the NAACP to issue a joint statement on white nationalists' plan to demonstrate in Washington, D.C:

We ... stand in direct opposition of the 'Unite the Right' message with our own:

We believe there is strength and beauty in our diversity, and that love, not hate, is the way to unite our country.

Notice

VOTE411.org Hits 1 Million Users in 2018
Published on: 7/30/2018
7/30/2018
Election Information Website Sees More Traffic in Midterm Cycle
Washington, DC – This month the election information website VOTE411.org surpassed expectations and hit the 1 million user milestone before primary elections are complete. VOTE411 has the most comprehensive nationwide coverage with more candidate statements than any other election site. With so many voters using the site, powered by the League of Women Voters, VOTE411 is on track to have its best year ever.
LWV Statement on New Tax Loopholes to Protect 'Dark Money' Donors
Published on: 7/18/2018
The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson has responded to a U.S. Treasury Department announcement that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities, including foreign governments.
We Support the Two Redistricting Proposals on the November Ballot in Colorado
Published on: 5/8/2018
Two redistricting measures the League has supported will be on the ballot in Colorado this November. Governor Hickenlooper supports both, and Fair Maps Colorado is the support coalition.
Common Cause Lists Colorado ALEC members
A public records request by Common Cause has exposed 15 Colorado state legislators as members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

News

Update on Climate Change Lawsuit
Published on: 7/4/2018
LWVUS and LWV/Oregon are participating as friends of the court in the landmark climate change lawsuit Juliana v. United States. Trial date is October 29th, 2018.