How have your programs have grown, changed, or evolved to become a key community service during this time?
The League of Women Voters of Colorado provided nonpartisan election education to approximately 12% of our state's voters during the November 2020 election, up from 9% during the 2018 election. Our drafting and promotion of legislation eliminating partisan gerrymandering in Colorado passed with overwhelming voter support in 2018 and is currently being implemented.
Have any unexpected opportunities arisen for your organization's work in this past year?
Being forced to move exclusively to Zoom has allowed us to add geographic diversity to our board and committee membership.
What can the community do to help?
1. Attend a League or any other program on (a) promotion of civil discourse, (b) understanding and identification of information bias, and (c) civics education;
2. Use your Constitutional ability to question authority and advocate for what's important to you, your family and community;
3. Vote every chance you get and encouraging everyone you meet to do the same.
4. Volunteer to advocate for or against legislation affecting our democratic systems. People are needed to calmly share vetted information with people who trust them.
5. Donate. Funds are always needed to support education and advocacy programs and general operations.