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Briefing on Housing and Homelessness:
Update of 2021 Action Plan to include Measure 2B Tax Revenues
Tuesday, January 19, 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Jennifer Biess
Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST)

Zoom Link:
Link to PPT slide deck:  HOST action plan and measure 2B 2021 01 19  

Jennifer Biess will present on HOST’s 2021 Action Plan, how the Homelessness Resolution Fund, newly established by ballot measure 2B, will advance the city’s 2021 goals to create a healthy, housed, and connected Denver, and what the League of Women Voters can do to help. Jennifer is the Policy and Strategic Initiatives Manager for HOST. In that role, she supports the department’s work on strategic planning, policy, and data and reporting.  (Read more about this briefing and HOST here)

Briefing on Civil Liberties and Police Reform
Monday, February 15, 5:30 p.m.
Speaker:  Denise Maes
Public Policy Director for the ACLU of Colorado


Denise Maes is the Public Policy Director of the ACLU of Colorado. In that role, she oversees all legislative work that affects civil liberties at the State and local level. She is the primary person overseeing all legislative initiatives at the state Capitol during the legislative session.

In light of recent events, LWVD's Program Committee has asked Ms. Maes to comment on the problem of "selective policing," i.e. the need for equality of accountability in how police enforce which laws depending on the demographics of the people they deem to be breaking laws. How is the ACLU addressing the civil rights implications of under-policing as well as excess policing, particularly as this relates to the privilege, race and political leanings of perceived law-breakers?

LWVCO 2021 Legislative Conference
Saturday, January 16 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Zoom - Registration is required

Leader of Democracy 2021
A Free, Virtual Celebration
Thursday, February 11, 5:00 p.m.


Join us for Leader of Democracy 2021, the League of Women Voters of Colorado’s premier fundraising event.  It will feature three barrier-breaking women honored as Leaders of Democracy, a celebration of the League’s 101st birthday, and highlights of LWVCO’s critical work.

Register for LWVCO Leader of Democracy 2021

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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