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Current Focus 1: Making Democracy Work
We are working in collaboration with Boulder County social service organizations and our own Voter Services team to increase registration and voting among underserved populations, to ensure voter participation by people at every economic level.

Current Focus 2: Living Wage
We support a living wage for all Boulder County residents. Read our position here.
   In 2019, LWVBC helped organize the Living Wage Coalition of Longmont which successfully advocated on behalf of City of Longmont employees. Read more here.
    Earlier, we helped secure a living wage for City of Boulder employees. Read more about that effort here.
   Colorado state law used to prohibit local governments from setting a minimum wage higher than the state minimum—except for the local government's own employees. We supported HB 19-1210, now law, which repeals that prohibition.

Current Focus 3: Noncitizen Rights in Boulder County
In 2019, we studied ways in which the rights of noncitizens in Boulder County might be extended.   
Our informational materials are in the Boulder County Voter issues for June-July, August, and September 2019.

In November 2016 we led two Community Conversations on the rights of non-U.S. citizens in six areas: a brief history of noncitizen rights in the U.S., employment rights, public benefits, voting and related areas (e.g., jury service), education and mobility (e.g., drivers licenses)Here are our findings (PDF, 10 p.). Here is the PDF version of our slide show.

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We meet on the third Sunday afternoon of most months. See the Events Calendar for next meeting date, time, and location. 
You do not have to be an expert. We welcome all who are interested in our issues!

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