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Letter to the editor: The League of Women Voters support these ballot measures

LWVBC can support or oppose ballot issues when a program position exists at the local, state or national level that is relevant to the issue.
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Dear Editor:

The League of Women Voters has worked locally for more than 90 years to empower voters and defend democracy. Each election, LWV of Boulder County (LWVBC) helps inform voters on ballot items, and publicizes our own positions on these issues. LWVBC can support or oppose ballot issues when a program position exists at the local, state or national level that is relevant to the issue. If the League has no previously studied position on the subject matter(s) of a ballot item, or if it has conflicting positions, we will remain neutral.

For 2021 ballot items, for the reasons stated above, LWVBC is NEUTRAL on the following: Louisville 2A, Boulder 2M, 300, 301 and 302.

The LWVBC SUPPORTS:

  • City of Boulder 2I, and 2J based on Fiscal Structure position supporting provision of infrastructure which benefits the community and supports the economic and efficient distribution of revenue.
  • City of Boulder 2K based on Elected Municipal Offices position including the support of elected officials operating in open meetings while defining rules to reduce communications outside public meetings.
  • City of Boulder 2L, based on clarity of election procedures to maintain confidence of electors.
  • City of Lafayette 2B and C, based on Fiscal Structure position supporting provision of infrastructure which benefits the community and supports the economic and efficient distribution of revenue. Additionally, the Health Care position supports an individual’s right to mental health care.
  • City of Lafayette D, E and F, based on League principles of inclusive and open access, simplicity of voting regulations, and positions on elected office member requirements.

LWVBC encourages everyone to vote smart! Information about our nonpartisan virtual ballot issue presentations, ballot issue explanations, candidate forums and other election information is available at lwvbc.org and VOTE411.org.

Respectfully,

Elizabeth Crowe, President LWVBC