League of Women Voters of Colorado (LWVCO)

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

DENVER, CO   |  www.lwvcolorado.org

Mission

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Beth Hendrix

Main address

1410 GRANT STREET B204

DENVER, CO 80203 USA

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EIN

84-1135313

NTEE code info

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Voting is a fundamental right and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right. The League of Women Voters of Colorado is dedicated to ensuring that our elections remain free, fair and accessible. We engage thousands of voters every year ensuring Americans have the information they need to participate in elections that determine our future. We promote social and economic justice as well as the health and safety of all Americans to defend democracy.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Voter Education

The League of Women Voters of Colorado provides nonpartisan information on state ballot issues to give voters the knowledge and confidence to vote. We do this through our VOTE411.org website, a voter hotline, and a printed booklet that is distributed statewide through public libraries and affiliate Leagues.

Population(s) Served

The League of Women Voters of Colorado's volunteers register people to vote.

Population(s) Served

The League of Women Voters of Colorado develops positions through consensus on issues of the day. Volunteers advocate these positions at the State Legislature.

Population(s) Served

The League of Women Voters of Colorado supports 20 municipal/regional Leagues around the state, providing technical assistance, education, and grants to encourage grassroots involvement.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers are likely highly underestimated due to the extreme modesty of our amazing volunteers.

Number of votes for or against specific policies

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Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric highly depends on the makeup of the Legislature, the number of bills introduced, etc.

Total number of organization members

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

We provide education on ballot issues, offer voter registration events, and advocate for fair and balanced policies that promote equity and justice.

In Colorado, the League of Women Voters (LWVCO) was organized in 1928. Throughout its history, members have researched, studied, discussed, and reached consensus on many controversial issues. The League in Colorado has had an impact in many areas of government.

Some of our notable achievements include:
-- Merit Selection of Judges (Constitutional Amendment 1966)
-- Independent Reapportionment Commission (Constitutional Amendment 1974)
-- “Motor Voter” Voter Registration at Motor Vehicle Sites (Statutory Amendment 1984)
-- “GAVEL” – “Give A Vote to Every Legislator” – Legislative Reform (Constitutional Amendment 1988)
-- Support for Referendum C, – Five-Year Timeout from TABOR (Statutory Amendment 2005)
-- Passage of Amentments Y & Z, eliminating gerrymandering

We support the National Popular Vote interstate compact, on which we'll be spending significant time.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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League of Women Voters of Colorado (LWVCO)

Board of directors
as of 7/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Toni Larson

League of Women Voters of Colorado

Term: 2017 - 2019

Ruth Stemler

League of Women Voters of Colorado

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No