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League of Women Voters plans two forums

The League of Women Voters will host two separate forums in anticipation of the November elections. The first one is on Wednesday, Oct. 13; the second will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19. Both will be held at 6 p.m. at the Extension Building.

Invitations to the Oct. 13 Forum have been accepted by Ellen Roberts and Bruce Whitehead, candidates for State Senator in our District 6, and Brian O’Donnell and J Paul Brown, candidates for State Representative in our District 59.

In addition, there will be presentations (pro and con) on proposed state Amendments 60 and 61 and on Proposition 101.

Invitations to the Oct. 19 forum have been extended to Natalie Woodruff and Fred Uehling, candidates for the office of assessor, and to Michael Whiting and Bob Hart, candidates for the Board of County Commissioners.

In addition, there will be presentations (pro and con) on local issues 1A and 1B.

The League of Women Voters Forum will begin with introductions. Each candidate will be provided a set list of questions, and the answers to those questions will be presented at the forum. Following this, the floor will be open to questions direct from the audience in a town hall-style meeting.

The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 to promote political responsibility through informed and active citizen participation in government. There are approximately 80,000 members of the League of Women Voters within all 50 states and the Virgin Islands. In Colorado, alone, there are 1,500 members. The League is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any candidate or party. The League does take positions on issues based on in-depth study and provides voters with that analysis. As such, the League enjoys a reputation in the community for providing voters with reliable, balanced information.

Local League membership is $15 and all citizens are encouraged to join and get involved. For more information on the LWV, visit our website at http://lwvac.org/league.html.

For more information on the forum, contact Mary Beth McAuley, marybeth.cmcauley@gmail.com or 264-2566.