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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

Upcoming News & League Events

Join us for the LWV La Plata Colorado Redistricting Educational Program

Thursday, July 22 6PM to 7:30PM

Panelists include:

  • Laurie Meininger - President of the La Plata League- Opening Remarks
  • Paul de Bell - Professor of Political Science at Fort Lewis College and Program Moderator
  • Lori Smith Schell - Member of the Congressional Redistricting Commission from La Plata County
  • Beth Malmskog - Professor of Math and Computer Science at Colorado College and LWV Colorado Board Member
  • Louis Pino - Redistricting GIS Specialist for Colorado Redistricting Commissions (Note: I have yet to confirm Louis’s availability) 
  • Tiffany Lee - La Plata County Clerk and Recorder

ZOOM session attedance only

No registration required

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League Advocacy and Action

The 2021 Colorado Redistricting Commissions are working hard to meet a fall deadline for the redistricting in Colorado.

The work goes on with many meetings per week of the commissions and subcommittees. All meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome. You and your friends can even draw your own maps and submit them to the commissions. A schedule of all meetings can be found by searching “Colorado Independent Commissions” or you can go to the League website and look under Observation Corps.

The League of Women Voters of Colorado established an Observer Corps. We are following the commissions and the subcommittees. There is a protocol to use to guide observations. To sign up for the Observer Corps, please contact

Read More... about the status of redistricting in Colorado.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Applauds Colorado Assembly for Passing Election Bills

June 9, 2021 DENVER, Colo- With the 73rd Colorado General Assembly having officially ended, Secretary of State Jena Griswold today congratulates legislators on a successful session, including the passage of five bills that will strengthen Colorado elections. Secretary Griswold also thanks legislators for rejecting bills designed to restrict voter access in the state.        

"As states across the country erect barriers to voting, I am proud that Colorado remains dedicated to voting access and security," said Secretary Griswold. "From making it easier for all Coloradans to understand their ballot through the establishment of a multilingual election hotline to ranked choice voting and election security grants, the bills passed this session help further ensure that Colorado elections remain the nation’s gold standard." 

For additional info on the 2021 CO bills passed click HERE.

Find more Action Alerts on our ACTION ALERTS page

and don't forget to contact your LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES


S1: the For The People Act


 Here's how to support passage of this important federal legislation:

1.  LEARN MORE: Join LWVUS's June 16 For The People Act webinar -- this training will be a deep dive into the bill to learn what the For the People Act will do and why it is so important for us to pass it!

2.  TAKE ACTION: Sign LWVUS's For The People Act (S1) Action Alert and forward the link to your friends. Call Sen. Bennet (202-224-5258) and Sen. Hickenlooper (202-224-5941) and thank them for their support.

3.  SPREAD THE WORD: Participate in the June 23 For The People Act Friendbank -- this will be an opportunity to take action and encourage your friends and family to contact their Senators to pass the For the People Act.

Additional resources:

· Bill text

· Bill summary

· Bill analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice

· Sample posts and social media graphics

· Tips for writing op-eds and Letters to the Editor (LTEs)

· Mis- and Dis-Information Guidance and Graphics

About Us - LWVLPC Leadership Team

The League is nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.  We encourage informed and active participation in government, and work to increase understanding of major public policy issues.  We influence public policy through education and advocacy based on policy positions that are adopted by our members following studies and agreement.

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County has restated its goals
for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion -

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County works for a stronger democracy, rooted in principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our JEDI working group is committed to ensuring that every voice is heard, every individual is counted, and every person has a seat at the table. 2/22/2021

League of Women Voters Elects New Board of Directors


On May 19, at its 2021 Annual Meeting, the La Plata County Chapter of the League of Women Voters elected the following members to the Board of Directors for 2021-2022:


President – Laurie Meininger

Vice President – Diane Goodchild

Secretary- Martha Mason

Treasurer – Deb Ruddell

Immediate Past President – Jean Aaro

Members-at -Large:

            Alex Lemmel

            Ellen Park

            Trish Pegram


In her remarks to members, the incoming Board President told those gathered on ZOOM that she was impressed with the strength of the Board and thanked members for their commitment to the voters and would-be voters of La Plata County.  On behalf of the Board, Laurie also expressed great appreciation for out-going President Jean Aaro who admirably led the LWV La Plata during two years of very challenging circumstances.  Laurie also acknowledged several areas of focus for the League over the next year including voting rights, redistricting, health care and climate change and figuring out how/when to safely return to in-person gatherings.  A guiding priority for the year is the League’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices to bring new voices and perspectives to the League’s work across the county on a wide range of issues.


Meininger also noted that the work of the LWV is similar to running a marathon relay race – it takes long-term focus, stamina, commitment, teamwork and regular participation.  She thanked those already volunteering and invited all members to step up and join in the work to keep the League and local, state and national democratic institutions healthy and strong.  Members interested in volunteering can reach the Board via email at:

Our LWVLPC Leadership Team for 2021-2022 welcomes you

Board of Directors

Laurie Meininger, President

Diane Goodchild, Vice President

Deb Ruddell, Treasurer

Martha Mason, Secretary

Trish Pegram, Director at Large

Ellen Park, Director at Large

Alex Lemmel, Director at Large

Jean Aaro, Past President

Committee Leaders

Karen McManus – Voter Services Team

Diane Goodchild - Membership Team

Alex Lemmel - JEDI Team

Ross Park - Free & Fair Elections Team

Ross Park – Communications & Technology Team, Webmaster

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