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Longmont Voters: Be informed, then vote

 | Published on 10/25/2017
To: Longmont Times-Call online, posted October 25th 2017
Shirley Jin: Be informed, then vote
The League of Women Voters of Boulder County applauds the public service rendered by your Oct. 18 article, " Spending totals in Longmont's Mayor, City Council contests near $69,000 mark," by John Fryar. We believe that the voters need to know who is paying for what.
Money in politics is a complicated issue: Candidates must be able to communicate their positions, and, at the same time, large amounts of money distort the conversations that must take place. As voters, we have to be sophisticated enough to recognize that wall-to-wall TV ads and flashy brochures are not the best way to make our choices.
  One source of information on candidates and issues is the League's collection of election information at:
  The LWVBC website at links to videos of candidate forums and other election information.
Another available source is the city of Longmont website, which collects the reports of the candidates and their committees:
Get informed and then vote.
Shirley Jin
Campaign Finance Reform Team Leader
League of Women Voters of Boulder County