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From Suffrage to Parity- Women's Representation
Women's representation in the United State has increased sluggishly over the last century. Currently, women account for approximately 18 percent of Congress and less than a quarter of state legislatures and statewide executive positions. Although women have increased their share of offices held, women's representation is still far from parity. Learn more about the efforts to improve our parity.

Behavioral Health Panel
Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm
St. Anthony's Hospital

What's on your Ballot? Voter Education on the Ballot Issues
All the statewide Ballot Issues will be discussed and explored from both sides at the unit meetings from October 7th through 9th. Get your vote on and learn about the real effects of each issue.

What's in your cereal bowl?
At the October 28-30 Unit Meetings we will be learning about Genetically Modified Organisms GMOs.

Behavioral Health Panel Discussion

LWVCO created a Mental Health Task Force a year ago to look at mental health services in Colorado. It then became the Behavioral Health Task Force to include alcohol and drug treatment. There are different kinds of services and many paths to recovery from mental illness and from substance abuse. The public is invited to attend a panel discussion to address the State of Behavioral Health in Colorado on
Wednesday, Oct. 8, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

The League was one of the first organizations to address social issues such as child welfare and child labor protection. Later, League supported equal access to education, employment and housing and moved on to adopt positions on meeting basic human needs including food, shelter and health services.

LWV Jeffco Event: Behavioral Health Panel will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood 80228. Panelists include:

  • Moe Keller, Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Mental Health America of Colorado, who will discuss the organization and how it works as a catalyst for public policy and programming initiatives for independent organizations.
  • Barbara Mattison, President-Elect of LWVCO and chair of the task force on Colorado's Behavioral Health System, who will present an overview of the final report.
  • Vicki Rodgers, Vice President of Jefferson Center for Mental Health, who will speak on the center's innovations and service such as Mental Health First Aid programs and where JCMH sees the need for more resources.

Reservations are not required and there is no charge. The panel discussion will be held in the hospital's ground floor auditorium. Park and enter on the south side of the hospital.

Get Your Vote On!

This is your opportunity to meet and talk with your candidates on a one on one basis.
An evening with all of the countywide candidates for Jeffco Sheriff, Coroner, Commissioner, Clerk & Recorder, Treasurer and Assessor is set for
Tuesday, September 23, 2013 at 7PM,
at the Jefferson County Administrative and Court Building.

The Colorado Legislative Candidates are coming together at two locations (NORTH & SOUTH) to discuss the issues and answer your questions. Mark your calendars and make a commitment to attend a LIVE candidate meet & greet.

September 30th at Arvada Presbyterian Church / 7pm + 9pm
Colorado Senate Districts 19 & 20 and House Districts 24, 27 & 29 Candidates

October 14th at Carmody Middle School, Lakewood / 7pm- 9pm
Colorado Senate Districts 16 & 22 and House Districts 1, 22, 23, 25 & 28 Candidates

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to hear from the candidates first hand.

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