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Organization and Programs

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The League was founded in 1920 as the outgrowth of the 72-year long struggle to win voting rights for women in the United States.

The Estes Park League was formed in 1986. We are a non-partisan organization open to everyone of any gender, aged 16 or older.

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

The work of the League can be effective only if we have active members, a responsive structure, and sufficient funding from our members and from generous donors to operate.

League Committees
The top-level management of the League is done by our Board of Directors. Administrative and programmatic work of the League is conducted, as outlined below, by other committees with the help of member volunteers.

Want to get involved in educating the community about the issues? Want to get involved in making change happen? Check out these committee opportunities.

Voter Service

Principle purposes of the League are promoting voter participation and educating the public about elections and ballot issues. Our Voter Service committees work to achieve our mission of a democracy where everyone can vote with the confidence of informed decisions.

Voter Service Committee

The Voter Service Committee activities and responsibilities include:
  • Maintain and disseminate information regarding voter qualifications, voter registration, election calendars, and other voting matters.
  • Plan and manage educational events on election topics and ballot issues.
  • Organize and conduct voter registration drives and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) programs.
  • Collaborate with other groups and organizations in promoting the right to vote; including National Voter Registration Day (with the Estes Valley Library), Naturalization Ceremony at Rocky Mountain National Park, and statewide initiatives with voter service committees of other Leagues.

Education Programs

Program Committee

The committee responsibilities and activities include: 
  • Select topics for non-partisan issue forums and schedule them for the League meeting year (September – May).
  • Invite speakers and coordinate their participation.
  • Manage event logistics (locations, A/V, etc.).
  • Prepare and distribute publicity for each meeting.
  • Moderate and participate, as needed, in each event.

The Program Committee invites all League members to submit program ideas, which will be considered during the committee's annual meeting in January/February. The committee meets during the year to consider new topics for forums or the Great Decisions series, and to adjust event schedules as needed. 

Community Recycling Committee

The Community Recycling Committee works to improve the availability and quality of recycling efforts throughout the Estes Valley. Our projects educate people about recycling, provide new recycling opportunities, and strengthen and broaden collaboration among community organizations. See Estes Recycles page.



Advocating for political rights to vote was a founding purpose of the League, and non-partisan political action for the rights and well-being of our members and their communities remains a pillar of all the Leagues.

Advocacy by the LWVEP is based on policy positions adopted by its members after careful study.  We also support advocacy initiatives of the Colorado and national Leagues. Political action is conducted through information campaigns,  public demonstrations, and lobbying elected officials and agencies.

For LWVEP, perhaps more than ever, our advocacy efforts are a priority on issues of major importance for the Estes Valley, including:
  • Workforce housing
  • Affordable childcare
  • Climate change
  • Freedom of the press
  • Sustainable community-based development
  • Redistricting reform
  • Access to education for all
  • Mental health reform
  • The National Popular Vote

Learn more about League policy positions on our web page: Where We Stand.


Membership Committee

The committee is responsible for member recruitment, record keeping, dues schedules, overall member services, and membership satisfaction.  Specific activities include:
  • Maintain membership histories and status, member contact information, and a published member roster.
  • Conduct new member orientations and meet with members as necessary to address questions or membership issues.
  • Update member information in the national League database.
  • Represent member interests in Board meetings.
  • Communicate with the membership through email and articles in League Lines.

Development Committee

The committee adopts and manages an annual development plan, which it evaluates throughout the year. Specific activities include: 
  • Establish yearly fundraising goals, in conjunction with the LWVEP Board, and manage a fundraising plan that includes special events, direct mailing, product sales, and other planned activities. 
  • Evaluate each activity and ensure proper tracking of costs and income.
  • Collaborate with the development committees of other Leagues regarding successful fundraising activities.

Communications Committee

The committee adopts and manages an annual outreach and communications plan for the League. Responsibilities include:
  • Manage and publish League Lines, the League's membership newsletter.
  • Manage the League's social media communications, preparing postings, moderating pages, and coordinating messaging across League activities.
  • Collaborate with communications and social media committees of other Leagues in messaging for League-wide initiatives.

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