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September, 2013, LWVMZC Newsletter Articles

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Our League News

Saturday, September 21,
Relocation of Courts Being Considered

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County will have a breakfast meeting at 9 am on Saturday, September 21, at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. The speaker for the event is District Court Chief Judge Doug Walker. Judge Walker will be discussing the plans for relocating courts within the District. Currently there are two buildings used in Cortez as court houses: one on Main Street and another one at the corner of Empire and Mildred. The League meeting is open to the public.

For additional information, please call Eleanor at 564-0708.

Our Calendar for September - December 2013

The next few months of our planned activities.

LWV Calendar September - December 2013
Sat. Sept. 21 League Program meeting with breakfast: 9 AM, Ponderosa, Dolores
Chief District Judge Doug Walker on space, security, and personnel for District Court.
Mon. Sept. 23 Board Meeting, 9:30 AM, Conference Room at CO Visitor’s Center
Thurs. Sept. 26 League sponsored Candidates Forum, 7 PM, Community Room, First National Bank
In the election for School District Board members there is one contested race.
Sat. Sept. 28 League Day − Denver, CO
Thur. Oct. 3 League sponsored Ballot Issues, 7 PM, Community Room, First National Bank
Sat., Oct. 19 League Program meeting with breakfast: 9 AM, Shane Hale, Cortez City Manager
November League Program meeting to be announced
December A Holiday Event is being planned
Co−Convener’s Letter

Dear Members of the League of Women Voters of Montezuma County:
We had a very effective Board meeting on August 26. We made a decision to order 1,200 of the ballot issues pamphlets...

Orton Family Foundation Planning Grant

The Heart and Soul of Cortez work began in January, 2012, because of the grant to the city of Cortez of $100,000. I have joined the Community Advisory Team (CAT) and have worked actively as the Note−taker for the CAT, meaning that I have been the recording secretary for the advisory committee.

League of Women Voters of Montezuma County
Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, August 26, 2013

Added topic of BLM oil and gas lease sale to agenda after Treasurer’s Report
Minutes of June 4, 2013 board meeting were unanimously approved...

2013 League Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Registration at 8:30 a.m., Conference 8:50 a.m. − 3:00 p.m.
Colorado Room, Holiday Inn Select Denver, 455 South Colorado Blvd., Denver

Voter Service Update

Our voter service programs this year will highlight elections, as well as state and local ballot issues. Our league’s Voter Service, is checking candidate dead−lines and talking with the Election Clerk and school officials to ascertain the dates for candidate forums.

Election Calendar - 2013

September 9     Last day for the Secretary of State to certify the 2013 ballot
September 21    Last day to send mail ballots to military & overseas voters...

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Our Board

Our Board for 2013 with contact information.

State and National

Voting Rights Under Siege

“Trusting that Congress will respond to public pressure, and as Nancy Tate, Executive Director of LWVUS and chair of the League’s Empower the Vote Project, reminds us, “it is the League’s mission to mobilize citizens to exert that pressure”. Here is what we can do:

League in Action
Volunteer Presents Presidential Election Commission Testimony

By Gerry Cummins, 4th VP Voter Service
On August 8, the Presidential Election Commission heard testimony from the public in Denver, including the League. The Commission was appointed by President Obama after the 2012 Election to seek ways to remedy problems with voting in the United States.

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