March 10-16 is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide effort to call attention to transparency in government and freedom of information. It is a reminder to us about how important it is to make our voices heard all year long, not just on Election Day.
We all have the right to know what our government is doing – both its successes and failures. Exercising our right to know gives us – the public – power. It allows us to contribute to our government and hold elected officials accountable. The laws that govern us are only as effective as we demand they be.
For decades, members of the League of Women Voters have worked diligently at monitoring all levels of government in an effort to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions. Our local League observes Montrose Board of County Commissioners and Montrose City Council meetings, monitors budgetary decisions and sponsors public meetings that educate citizens on decisions made.
Make your voice heard and join us in keeping Montrose a healthy, vibrant and strong community for all.
– Karen Connor, President, League of Women Voters of Montrose County