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LWVCO Receives NASS Medallion Award

Jennifer L Bales | Published on 1/31/2021

Karen Sheek (left), board president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, Accepts the NASS Medallion (right)

Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold awarded the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award to five individuals and entities for their contributions to the success of the 2020 elections, including Sara Rosene, Grand County Clerk; Kathy Simillion, Gunnison County Clerk; Josh Zygielbaum, Adams County Clerk; Christopher Krebs, former Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA); and the Colorado League of Women Voters (LWVCO). Secretary Griswold pointed to unprecedented challenges in 2020, including forest fires, the Covid19 pandemic, and rampant election disinformation.  

Regarding the LWVCO she said, "More Coloradans participated in the General Election than ever before.  A big reason for that voter enthusiasm is the work of civic organizations like the Colorado chapter of the League of Women Voters, which for years has worked tirelessly to inform and educate voters to promote civic engagement.  The League of Women Voters work was very important in this election, and they helped voters navigate the pandemic and unfounded concerns over mail ballots. Their determination and commitment to Colorado voters helped the state reach historic participation levels despite historic challenges. Under the direction of Beth Hendrix, the League of Women Voters once again demonstrated their importance to Colorado’s nationally-renowned election model."

Please see the Colorado Secretary of State NASS Award press release here, and more information about the NASS awards here.