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Living Wage Longmont
LWVBC president Peggy Leech and Darcy Juday of the American Association of University Women talk to KGNU news director Maeve Conran. Recorded in early April 2019.
Read a summary and listen to the seven-minute discussion here.
NOTE: After the broadcast the Living Wage or Self-Sufficiency Standard for Boulder County increased to $17.42 per hour from the $15.67 of past years.
Making Democracy Work for All: The National Popular Vote (26 February 2019) - Peggy Leech
Our LWVBC talks about the National Popular Vote (NPV) and why the League supports it.
In 2017–2018 KGNU partnered with us on a monthly series of updates called
Making Democracy Work for All!
Our thanks to Maeve Conran at KGNU who is working with Jeannette Hillery, our voice on the airwaves, to plan these spots.
To listen and read, click on the title . . .
Caucuses and Assemblies and Primaries, Oh My! (15 February 2018) - Susan Saunders
LWVBC director of Voter Services, explains primaries, caucuses, and assemblies. Primary election date is June 26th,
the deadline for return of ballots to the County Clerk's office. Use the mail, vote early, use a drop box, or walk in to a
polling center, but get that ballot in before 7:00 PM on June 26. The League urges you to exercise your right to vote and
participate in the caucus and assembly process, if you are qualified. Vote like your life depends on it!
2018 State Legislative Session (29 January 2018) - Jeannette Hillery
The 71st Colorado General Assembly convened on January 10th. The Assembly convenes for 120 days beginning
in January and ending in May of each year. The Colorado League has a volunteer lobby core that follows proposed
legislation in areas such as voter service, campaign finance, health care, transportation, and education. The Boulder
County League advocates for our positions with our local elected representatives.
Reauthorizing CHIP (15 December 2017) - Jeannette Hillery
The LWVBC asks your support in urging Congress to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP,) a highly effective federal program that provides high-quality, low-cost health insurance to l
ow-income American children and pregnant women, which is administered in Colorado as the Child Health
Plan Plus (CHP+).
Food Insecurity in Boulder County (6 November 2017) - Jeannette Hillery
Without access to nutritious, affordable food, how does anyone have the time and energy to exercise the
right to vote? In Boulder County about 40,500 individuals, including 10,630 children, lack food security.
(The Colorado average is 12.9%.) This month the LWVBC is holding two Community Conversations
on local policies that affect hunger and democracy.
Standing Firm in the Face of Voter Fraud Claims (10 August 2017) - Jeanine Pow
In a May 11, 2017 Executive Order, the Election Fraud Commission was formed on the heels of President Trump’s
repeated unsupported claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election. The League of Women Voters recommends
Don’t let anyone stop you from exercising your Constitutional right to vote!
Making Democracy Work for All ! Mental Health ! (19 June 2017) - Mary Anna Dunn
One in five of us will suffer some type of behavioral health episode this year. Lots of people don’t talk about
mental sufferings, because of stigma—that is, feeling ashamed or not wanting the world to know about this “
weakness.” That is old time thinking! Help is available.
2017 State Legislative Review (25 May 2017) - Jeannette Hillery
The 2017 legislative session ended on May 10th with more bipartisanship than initially expected. A few strongly partisan bills
introduced by both parties were killed during the session. Remember that the Colorado Senate is Republican controlled and
the Colorado House is Democratic controlled.
Immigration Reform (19 April 2017) - Louisa Young
We looked for the answer to the question: "Just what rights do non-citizens have?" We considered the arenas of: employment,
public benefits, voting, education and mobility (such as driver licenses). Some of our findings might surprise you. While we
looked into certain rights, we know it doesn’t always work the way the law says it should.
Money in Politics (30 March 2017) - Shirley Jin and Peggy Leech
Our campaign finance laws date from 1971. Supreme Court decisions have eroded them since 1976. Now outside spending
by corporations, unions, and unnamed sources dwarfs the spending by candidates in many races. Our democracy is in grave danger.
How A Bill Becomes Law (8 February 2017) - Jeannette Hillery
We all know the saying “there outta be a law”, but how does it come about?
The 71st Colorado General Assembly (19 January 2017) - Jeannette Hillery
The Colorado General Assembly convenes for 120 days from January to May. Boulder County has five Representatives in the House and three Senators
The LWVCO volunteer lobby core follows proposed legislation in areas such as voter service, health care, transportation, education and air quality.