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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘League of Women Voters’

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

    League Honors Young Voter for February Youth Voter Month LARIMER COUNTY— February is Youth Voter Month and on Feb. 1, 2013, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County launches the annual ideas contest for high school students in Thompson and Poudre school districts. Any high school age student can enter by writing a simple thought or up to 300 words about "Why I Look Forward to Voting." Thoughts are not limited to either local, state or federal issues. For the ... Full Story

Local Events

Local Events

       Saturday, October 20 Haunted House and Fall Festival On Saturday, October 20, Imagine Charter School (5753 Twilight Avenue, Firestone, CO) is hosting a Haunted House and Fall Festival.  This year the entire gym has been converted into a frightening haunted house experience!  The Fall Festival will have games and candy, with a costume parade and contest.  We have professional food vendors for dinner, and a Halloween bake sale for sweet  treats.  The Haunted ... Full Story

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Larimer County Youth First to Participate in Contest about Why Voting Matters In celebration of February Youth Voter Month, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County hosted a contest for high school students high school students in Poudre and Thompson Valley School Districts to offer thoughts about why they look forward to voting. Many students received Perkins cherry pies for their entries. Larimer County was the first place in the nation where LWV offered this contest for youth. Nancy ... Full Story

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Over 50 people showed up at All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday to listen to former Colorado State legislator, Ken Gordon speak about money in politics. The event was sponsored by the League of Women voters of Larimer County. Gordon’s main point was that if a candidate takes money from special interest groups, then they are beholden to those interests and voters have less say in government than donors with money. Gordon used his own experience to illustrate. When he decided to run ... Full Story

Combating Big Dollar Politics

Combating Big Dollar Politics

  You are no doubt aware of big money in politics this year. PACS and SuperPACS are spending tens of millions of dollars in political campaigns. They are having an effect on election results. One of the causes of this year’s exponential increase in available money is the Supreme Court decision two years ago, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in which the court ruled that corporations were people and money was speech and any limit on spending would be ... Full Story

League of Women Voters of Larimer County

League of Women Voters of Larimer County

  LWV Forum spotlights contenders for Loveland mayor and city council seats Loveland- Voters will have an opportunity to ask questions of 11 candidates for City Council and one Mayoral candidate at a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Loveland City Council Chambers, 500 E. Third Street, in Loveland. Participants include Robert Malloy and Chauncey Taylor for Ward 1; Philip Farley, Carol Johnson and Mike Schoonover for Ward 2; John ... Full Story

Old Fashioned Political Rally

Old Fashioned Political Rally

Last nights Old Fashioned Political Rally at the Ranch was gala affair even though the major party candidates for U.S. Senate and the governorship did not attend. The line up of speakers was continuous from the 5:40 p.m. start time until nearly 9 o’clock. The 50 booths of candidates and issue committees offered rally goers the opportunity to discuss issues and candidate’s qualification one-on-one. Many of the attendees left the hall at the end of the evening carrying an armful of ... Full Story

Don’t miss the rally this Tuesday!

Don’t miss the rally this Tuesday!

League of Women Voters presents candidate forum

League of Women Voters presents candidate forum

Candidate Forum: House Districts 49 And 51 / Senate District 15 Voters have an opportunity to ask questions of six state legislature candidates at a Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Loveland City Council Chambers, 500 East Third Street, in Loveland. Participants include Rich Ball and Kevin Lundberg for Senate District 15, Brian DelGrosso and Bill McCreary for House District 51, and B.J. Nikkel and Karen Stockley for House District 49. Each candidate ... Full Story

Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

Signing Petitions is Not Necessarily a Civic Duty The League of Women Voters of Larimer County encourages its members and the public to be cautious when asked to sign initiative petitions. Especially as election season approaches, voters will be asked to sign a variety of initiative petitions “just to get it on the ballot so people can vote on it. ” This reasoning is inadequate; your signature should be considered at least as valuable as your vote. Far fewer signatures are required to ... Full Story

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