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Dear Editor:

The League of Women Voters works to both educate and advocate. Our educational work provides pros and cons in our widely regarded Ballot Issues pamphlets which are currently available. In our advocacy work, the league develops positions based on study and consensus. The league supports the following statewide ballot issues:

LWVCO supports Amendment T -- No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition based on the league's position that the constitution and amendments should guarantee the rights of individuals.

LWVCO supports Amendment U -- Exempt Certain Possessory Interests from Property Taxes based on the league position for support of measures to improve the coordination, effectiveness, efficiency, and economical operation of local government units.

LWVCO supports Amendment 69 -- Statewide Health Care System because of the league positions that every U.S. resident should have access to a basic level of care and that health care may be financed by general taxes in place of individual insurance premiums.

LWVCO supports Amendment 70 -- State Minimum Wage because the league supports programs and policies to prevent or reduce poverty and to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

LWVCO supports Amendment 72 -- New Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes based on league's position that state funds should be generated from taxes on various "luxury" items to fund healthcare.

LWVCO supports Proposition 107 -- Presidential Primary Election and Proposition 108 -- Primary Election because the league encourages all citizens to vote and believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be protected and guaranteed.

Further information is available on the LWVCO website http://lwvcolorado.org/lwv/.

Nancy Ball
League of Women Voters of Delta and Montrose Counties

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