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November-December, 2013, LWVMZC Newsletter Articles

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Our League News

LWV Montezuma 2013 Holiday Pot Luck
Noon December 8th, 410 Henry St., Cortez

Llois Stein has again graciously agreed to host our holiday pot luck at noon on Sunday, December 8th at her house - 410 Henry St., Cortez. Please come and bring your significant other (as well as some food to share) for an afternoon of good conversation!

Hope to see you all there

For additional information call Betty Janes at 560-2364 or 533−1051.

Our Calendar for November − December 2013

The next few months of our planned activities.


LWV Calendar December 2013 - January 2014
December  
Sun, Dec 8th A Holiday Potluck at Llois Stein's.
Noon, 410 Henry St., Cortez
January 2014  
Sat, Jan 11 Open breakfast meeting 9am, Ponderosa Restaurant, Dolores. County Administrator, Melissa Brunner, will talk about the wide ranging services provided by our county.
Mon, Jan 27 LWVMZC Board Meeting, 9:30 AM, Conference room, CO Visitor’s Center
League of Women Voters Statewide Mental Health Task Force

The League of Women Voters has created a task force to review the many faceted and complex issues of the relationship between mental health needs, the criminal justice system and the lack of treatment resources and coordination of existing resources in Colorado. They are interviewing a wide spectrum of people involved with these issues and have gone to watch problem solving Courts. The materials garnered provide an in depth look at these important issues.

—Sharon Hansen
      Co-convenor

Interim Report to Local Leagues from LWVCO Mental Health Task Force
Oct. 14, 2013

In March, 2013, the LWVCO Board of Directors authorized formation of a Mental Health Task Force. Five local leagues (Adams, Arapahoe, Chaffee, Jeffco and Pikes Peak)had called for study at the state level in the area of mental health; three of those (Adams, Arapahoe, Chaffee) asked that gun control/violence...

Holiday Pot Luck at noon on Sunday, Dec. 8th.

Llois Stein has again graciously agreed to host our holiday pot luck at noon on Sunday, December 8th at her house - 410 Henry St., Cortez. Please come and bring your significant other (as well as some food to share) for an afternoon of good conversation!

Hope to see you all there

For additional information call Betty Janes at 560-2364 or 533−1051.


For additional information, please call Betty Janes at 560−2364 or 533−1051.

Welcome to new member, Carolyn Goff

Carolyn Goff has recently joined the League. If you see her around town, please welcome her.

Most members have renewed their membership for 2014. But if you haven't, please use the included membership form and send in your dues. We appreciate it.

Renewing now enables us to continue our League programs. We continue to hold our League dues at $50 for an individual and $80 for a couple to encourage participation. Of course, we welcome additional donations to either our general fund or a tax−deductible contribution to the LWVCO Education Fund. Please see the membership renewal form linked in this newsletter and return it with your check to Treasurer Denis Boon.

Great Decisions To Continue In 2014

For those who wonder what Great Decisions is about, its a discussion group that uses each year's discussion topic list (8 per year) and background information published by the Foreign Policy Association. Take a look at their site at www.fpa.org/great_decisions
Both the Dolores and Mancos Great Decisions groups plan to continue meeting in 2014. Days/dates and times will be in our 2014 Newsletters when details are available. Books will need to be ordered (probably a group order) and usually cost somewhere from $10 to $25 each depending on whether we can get a grant to pay some of the cost.
Organizers are Janet Chanay (vansjanet@gmail.com) for the Dolores group and Kate Kearns (kearnsiskate@gmail.com) in Mancos. Both groups meet in the respective librarys.
If you think you might be interested, contact Janet or Kate to get on their email lists.

January Meeting

Do you want to know more about all of the services Montezuma County provides? Our new County Administrator, Melissa Brunner, will talk about the wide ranging services provided by the county at our January meeting at 9am on Saturday, January 11 at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. Come and participate!

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Our Board

Our Board for 2013 with contact information.

State and National

The LWV Greeley−Weld County forum on secession appears in a scene of this video from CBS Sunday Morning:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301−3445_162−57610471/the−rise−of−secessionist−movements/.

Julie Leonard
Executive Director

League of Women Voters of Colorado & LWVCO Education Fund
info@lwvcolorado.org
1410 GRANT ST STE B204, DENVER CO 80203
303−863−0437
303−837−9917 (fax)
www.lwvcolorado.org

LWVUS Agriculture Update Study: Join the conversation
By Nancy Crow, 1st Vice President, Program

The LWVUS Agriculture Update Study is under way. Any interested Leagues are invited to join the monthly telephone conferences; they began on October 21 and will continue on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. This is the opportunity for Local Leagues to share what efforts have been made on the study to date. Several local League study leaders have agreed to summarize what their Leagues have accomplished and where they are headed as well as give a short synopsis, which can elicit questions.

League Applauds DOJ Action
U.S. Department of Justice Announces Lawsuit against North Carolina Voter Suppression Law

The League of Women Voters is pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today is joining the League of Women Voters of North Carolina in challenging that state’s new voting law, which voting rights advocates have called...

League’s Work on “REFORMING MONEY IN POLITICS”

A collection of recent informative articles, press releases, blog enties, etc, from the League regarding its efforts to reform our money in politics problems.
An example is “Supreme Court Preview: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission”