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League of Women Voters®
of Boulder County

Serving the People of Boulder County, Colorado

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   Social Policy Team

 



Current Focus 1: Noncitizen Rights
We have examined the rights of non-U.S. citizens in six areas: a brief history of noncitizen rights in the U.S., employment rights, public benefits, voting and related areas (e.g., jury service), education and mobility (e.g., drivers licenses).                           

In November 2016 we led two Community Conversations on what we learned. Here are our findings (PDF, 10 p.)

We also offer a set of 28 PowerPoint slides. Here is the PDF version.
If you would like the original PPT file write to our team co-leaders at teams@lwvbc.org with your request.

Read more about LWV and immigration here.


Current Focus 2: Making Democracy Work
We are working in collaboration with Boulder County social service organizations and our own Voter Services team to increase registration and voting among underserved populations, to ensure voter participation by people at every economic level.


Current Focus 3: Living Wage
We support a living wage for all Boulder County residents. Read our position here.
   We helped secure a living wage for city of Boulder employees and are now working for the same in Longmont. Join our effort here.
   Colorado state law prohibits local governments from setting a minimum wage higher than the state minimum—except for the local government's own employees. We support the 2019 bill in the Colorado Legislature to repeal that prohibition.


* * * * JOIN OUR TEAM * * * *
We meet on the third Sunday afternoon of most months. See the Events Calendar for next meeting date, time, and location. 
You do not have to be an expert. We welcome all who are interested in our issues!

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