League of Women Voters of La Plata County evolving with the times

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League of Women Voters of La Plata County evolving with the times

Local chapter of national group embraces changing demographics
The League of Women Voters’ national organization was created in 1920, one year before women were legally given the right to vote, and some eight years before Native Americans were able to vote. The league formed to educate women on how to exercise their newfound political right. The local league chapter was created in 1946.
For 71 years, the La Plata County League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan group, has held several panels around election time to educate voters about candidates and issues.
If you go

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County is hosting two upcoming educational forums. Admission into the events is free, and the public is invited.
Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Fort Lewis College Noble Hall Room 130: “Climate Policy: Putting a price on carbon emissions” will explore carbon tax and remissions reduction trading policy mechanisms at a state and national level. Yoram Bauman, an architect with Washington’s carbon tax ballot initiative, and Patrick Cummins with the Center for a New Energy Economy in Fort Collins will join the panel discussion.Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., Durango Public Library: “Understanding Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights” will feature a speaker from the Colorado Fiscal Institute in Denver.

To join

To join the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, download a membership form from the group’s website, www.lwvlaplata.org.
Annual dues are $55 for regular members, and $35 for each additional household member or student.

League of Women Voters of La Plata County evolving with the times

The League of Women Voters’ national organization was created in 1920, one year before women were legally given the right to vote, and some eight years before Native Americans were able to vote. The league formed to educate women on how to exercise their newfound political right. The local league chapter was created in 1946.
For 71 years, the La Plata County League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan group, has held several panels around election time to educate voters about candidates and issues.
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