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LWV Denver Briefing
Racist Roots of Tax Policies

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:30 p.m.  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88056141087

Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute

 

The events of the past year have led many of us to try to understand more clearly the ways systematic racism has affected our culture and our policies. On Tuesday, March 16, the League of Women Voters of Denver will offer a look into the history of tax policy in the U.S. and in Colorado and how many of those policies have been shaped by racist influences. The briefing, open to all, will be on Zoom at 5:30 p.m.

 Carol Hedges, executive director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute, will present this history and an overview of who pays taxes by race. Carol spent her early career working in government policy in Kansas, D.C., and then Colorado. She then worked for the Bell Policy Center and Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute before co-founding Colorado Fiscal Institute with Kathy White in 2005.


A Force for Change for 90 Years

Thursday, March 19, 2021
4:00 PM via Zoom


Please join Denver LWV Denver members, Bobbie Heisterkamp and Rona Shor, for a presentation on the history of the League of Women Voters of Colorado.  

Registration is free but required. 

Register Here


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Program Briefing
Monday April 19 2021 5:30 PM



Chris Celaya, a Harvard PhD and  postdoctoral researcher at the University of Denver will be talking about political communication and the judgmental labels that are used to identify and divide groups of people.  

General Assembly Reconvenes

 

Andrea Wilkins, Legislative Liaison

   

The Colorado General Assembly reconvened the 2021 legislative session on Tuesday February 16, following a month-long temporary adjournment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unclear exactly when policymakers will conclude business, though if the General Assembly meets for the full 120-day session, some die will fall on June 12.

Since the January 15 adjournment, a lot of work has been underway with the Joint Budget Committee receiving budget briefings from the various state departments and engaging in figure-setting discussions, while the General Assembly as a whole has continued developing legislation and engaging in stakeholder meetings and discussions.  Policymakers introduced well over 200 bills upon reconvening this week. 

Revisit our February 15th Briefing - Police Reform and Civil Rights

Presented by Denise Maes, ACLU of Colorado

Presentation Video


Denise Maes PowerPoint





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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