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Denver, CO 80220

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The Confined Voter Program

Denver was one of only three entities in the US that provided the the opportunity for qualified incarcerated individuals to register and vote in the fall 2020 election.  

On July 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM you can join a panel presentation featuring LWV Denver's Anne Duncan along with Hon. Paul D Lopez, Denver Clerk and Recorder; Stu Clubb, Denver Elections Division; Andrew Jones, Denver Sheriff Department; and Juston Cooper Colorado criminal Justice Reform Coalition as they review Denver's program and plans for upcoming elections.  

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LWV Denver Fall Kickoff Event

The LWV Denver Fall Kickoff event will feature Denver City Councilwoman at Large, Debbie Ortega.  Please mark your calendars for September 21 at 5:30 PM.  

Deborah “Debbie” Ortega is an at-large member of Denver City Council representing the entire city. She was elected to an at-large position on Denver City Council in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016.

Born in Raton, New Mexico, Debbie is the daughter of a coal miner who was killed in a mine accident. Her mom raised Debbie, her four sisters and brother for a number of years before marrying her step dad. The family came to Denver when she was 13. She attended Kepner Middle School. Debbie still regularly walks Sloans Lake with her middle school friend Michelle. Following graduation from West High School, the councilwoman was called to a life of public service. She worked for former Lt. Governor George Brown and U.S. Senator Floyd Haskell before accepting a position with Denver City Councilman Sal Carpio in 1979. She was elected as Carpio’s successor in 1987 and served until 2003 when term limits required she leave office. Councilwoman Ortega continued her public service after leaving office serving as the first executive director of Denver Commission on Homelessness. She serves as chair of Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation, a non-profit building affordable housing. She has also served on the board of directors and chair of the board of Latina Safe house.

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters of Denver, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, has fought since the 1930s to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through education and advocacy.

The League is strictly nonpartisan. We neither support nor oppose candidates for office. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. The League:
  • Acts as a force to create positive, lasting change in our community
  • Empowers voters to protect their right to vote
  • Educates citizens and fosters dialogue on pertinent issues - from health care and climate change to openness in government
  • Strives to ensure that all votes are counted and all voices are heard
  • Works to preserve our constitutional rights
  • Partners with others to make democracy work
We believe that sensible, responsible civil discourse and action based on substance rather than partisanship are essential for civic improvement. Our enduring vitality and resonance come from our membership, which is open to all people 16 years of age and older.
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