Making Democracy Work

Public Events

Drinks and Dialogue

Our new series, Drinks & Dialogue, focuses on issues related to the LWV's Making Democracy Work for All campaign. The one-hour sessions, all 5:30pm-6:30 pm, provide an opportunity for people to share opinions and ideas, ask questions, and become more aware of local, state and national issues and the options for making change.
We invite you to join us! There's no cost, and refreshments are available to buy.
Location maps are linked to the addresses on our calendar page.

April 3, 5:30pm-6:30 pm - Voter Suppression: Fact or fiction?
Gondolier Italian Eatery, 4800 Baseline Rd, Boulder
Speaker: Wayne Williams, Colorado Secretary of State

Our February topic was How can we eliminate the Electoral College?
To watch a video of the session click here.

Our March topic was Redistricting: How does it work, and why should we care?
Speaker: Elena Nunez, Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause.

"I Voted?" film screenings and discussion

"I Voted?" is a nonpartisan documentary that raises questions about our voting processes around the country. It premiered at the Tribeca film festival in 2016. FREE admission
  • March 23, 6pm-8pm, in the Lafayette Library, lower level meeting room, 775 W. Baseline Rd, Lafayette. Cosponsored by LWVBC and Lafayette Library.
  • May 11 at Elevations Credit Union, 2960 Diagonal Hwy, Boulder

More Choices for Voters

Community Conversation - April 18, 2017
More Choices for Voters, Part 3
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Lafayette Public Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 775 W. Baseline Rd., Lafayette
FREE PUBLIC MEETING cosponsored by LWVBC, Lafayette Public Library, RCVforColorado, and Approval Voting USA.

Description: What would Proportional Representation look like in Colorado? After the fury surrounding the 2016 election, Americans are eager to learn about ballot options that would allow voters to express their true preferences more effectively.

Speakers:

  • Ron Forthofer, retired professor of biostatistics, University of Texas School of Public Health.
  • Harry Hempy, advocate for election reform and co-founder of Best Democracy.
  • Jesse Kumin, co-founder of Best Democracy, a group supporting Proportional Representation.

Co-sponsors: League of Women Voters of Boulder County, Approval Voting USA, Ranked-Choice Voting of Colorado, and the Lafayette Public Library.


On February 21st we presented More Choices for Voters, Part 2: Colorado's Approval Voting Bill and the Use of this Method by CU Student Government. Speakers: Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) and Neal McBurnett from The Center for Election Science.
To watch a video of the event click here.

On February 2nd we presented More Choices for Voters, Part 1: Implications of Maine's Decision for Instant-Runoff Voting for Colorado and the Nation.
To watch a video of the event click here.
Our speaker was Rob Richie, Executive Director of FairVote, a non-profit organization that researches and advocates election reforms that increase voter turnout and fair representation.
After the fury surrounding the 2016 election, and in light of Maine adopting instant-runoff voting, Americans are eager for ballot options that would allow voters to express their true preferences more effectively..
Listen to Rob Richie interviewed on KGNU on February 1st here (after Hightower).