League of Women Voters®
of Montezuma County, Colorado
The League neither supports nor opposes
any political party or candidate for any office.

June-July, 2012, LWVMZC Newsletter Articles

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Our League News

Co−President’s Message

August 18, 1920. What’s so important about that date?

Calendar, June, 2012

The next few months of our planned activities

2012 Montezuma Annual Meeting

Kent Helwig, CEO Southwest Memorial Hospital, was the speaker. His Board and staff leadership, knowledge of...

Board Report, Meeting − May 14, 2012

The Board met on May 14 at the Colorado Visitor’s Center conference room. Much of the meeting involved the preparations for the Annual Meeting...

Report on Heart & Soul of Cortez Project

Recently, the Community Advisory Team approved formal statements of vision, mission, and goals.

Community Advisory Team Meeting and Work Session


Voter Service handouts from the 2012 LWVCO Council presentations.

A.   Potential 2012 Ballot Issues − please check out the SOS website for the latest news regarding Ballot Issues at...

The Four Corners Air Quality Group, in Farmington, NM

The Four Corners Air Quality Group, in Farmington, NM, met on Wednesday May 30, 2012.  Generally Montezuma League has at least a representative, but for this meeting we were absent. Click on the links below for meeting documents as there is new information in some.

Montezuma League Teams

Membership Team
Member Count: 28
Contact Betty Janes if helping to recruit and retain membership

Power the League to Power the Vote! Opportunities in 2012

Communities across the country equate the League of Women Voters with “elections.” In addition, there’s a reason: we are the organization for voter education, voter registration, voter protection, and voter mobilization!

Helen Real

Our dear friend and fellow Leaguer Helen Real will be missed at our League and Great Decision meetings where she...

Membership Application and Renewal Form

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Our Board

Our Board for 2012 with contact information.

State and National

LWVCO Council 2012

The 2012 LWVCO began in Pueblo on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. LWVCO business included credentials appointments, rules adoption, financial statement review, budget presentation, and remarks from the President Cath Perone and Vice President Shirley Jin. The Pueblo Marriott provided excellent accommodations.

LWV Election Guide 2012 − Don’t Miss Out!

By Gerry Cummins, 4th VP−Voter Service and Karen Connor, Vote411 Coordinator
Your local League can be launching an entirely new and updated online Election Guide utilizing the national League’s VOTE411.org this coming fall!

A primary election in June?

Isn’t it usually held in August? Not anymore.

Communicating “League” to the Community

What is the League? Of Women Voters? What does it do for us?
We must ‘Speak’ in terms which allow our community to actually understand our motivation...

Money In Elections: What Can The League Do?

LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara contributed the following on campaign in a LWV Leader’s update message regarding finance issues.
“We are all aware that the huge amount of special interest money, particularly in federal races, has been a problem for years. We also know that these problems have been magnified by the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case which unleashed corporate spending for...

LWVUS joins a broad coalition of healthcare, education and child welfare organizations in filing an Amicus brief

The Amicus Brief argues that the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility jeopardizes a broad range

Other News

Air Pollution Level Changes in Beijing Linked With Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease

ScienceDaily (May 15, 2012) — During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, changes in air pollution were associated with changes in biomarkers of systemic inflammation and thrombosis (formation of blood clot) as well as measures of cardiovascular physiology in healthy young persons, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on Global Health.

Attention to Educational Issues — NOW!

A recent edition of the Cortez Journal had excellent articles quoting community leaders regardomg the need for the community to support RE−1 with a strong effort toward...

Link to Lawsuit Seeking Analysis of Navajo Mine and Four Corners Power Plant

The lawsuit seeks a comprehensive analysis of the Navajo Mine and Four Corners Power Plant’s impacts to health and the environment...