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DWBC board members volunteer for a year or multi-year stint to guide the organization. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. They participate in remote or real-time meetings. They provide linkages with progressive grassroots organizations and political groups that share our values. They knock on doors, lend their voices to phone banks and write letters to support candidates and legislation. They serve on our boards and ad hoc committees too.


DWBC is 501(C)4 social welfare community organization whose mission is to Educate, Engage and Elect. For 60 years, progressive women who are politically active have come together to create a powerful community in the Democratic Women of Boulder County. We meet monthly, and our special election related events usually attract more than 200 participants. Our members include elected officials, community leaders, grassroots activists, and volunteers. All of us are all concerned citizens who contribute to maintaining our democracy. In addition to voting, we expand our members’ ability to take action to support democracy whether through the writing of post cards, calling elected officials, visiting officials at the Capitol, and other activities important to electing progressive candidates and protecting our nation’s democratic ideals and Democratic policies.

A 501(c)4 organization is allowed to donate to other organizations. On a regular basis, DWBC contributes to organizations that align with our mission. We can also create, and we do have, a Small Donor Committee that distributes money to state and federal candidate campaigns. Membership dues and donations help fund these contributions to campaigns and organizations.


Colorado had the 2nd highest voter participation nationally in the 2018 elections with 63% of eligible voter turnout . The relatively high turnout was driven by unaffiliated voters, young voters, and excellent get out the vote (GOTV) work. Nevertheless, Colorado remains a purple state. While we elected Democrats to all State Constitution offices in 2018, progressive ballot initiatives were defeated in the same election. In the 2020 election, we blew past the 63% turnout rate to 76.4%, bolstered by the critical Presidential election and our US Senate seat contest

All state level officials are on the ballot in the upcoming 2022 mid-term election. As such, we need to energize, again, all Boulder County Dems and Unaffiliated voters to vote the entire ballot to maintain re-elect Dems in those state level positions as well as keep our state house and senate blue. Of course, another critical goal is to flip the overall US Senate to a Democratic majority by ensuring that our own Michael Bennett is re-elected while also re-electing incumbent Democratic senators and flipping at least two other Senate seats.


The road to Democratic victories in Colorado begins in Boulder County. In 2018, 84% of Boulder Democrats and Unaffiliated voters participated in the election. Voter participation soared to 90.1% in 2020. In Statewide elections, Boulder County votes are needed to offset votes from the rural counties and conservative strongholds like Colorado Springs. It is critical to obtain an equally high level of voter participation again in 2022, and DWBC members will endeavor to achieve similar turnout results.


We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, from 5-7 pm. The first 30 minutes are devoted to socializing and networking, followed by our primary presentation and discussion. Our meetings cover a variety of politically related topics, such as elected officials providing either recaps on the legislative accomplishments of the past session or a forecast of what can be expected in the next session, in-depth coverage of fiscal issues for the state of Colorado, post-election analyses, environmental impact presentations, and single topic issues such as gun violence, choice, etc.  Our presentation topics are developed by our Program Committee, which welcomes suggestions for future programs. Members enjoy light appetizers, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at our monthly meetings.

We currently meet in-person at the spacious and comfortable Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, as well as via Zoom. We look forward to seeing you soon at our next event!

Non-discrimination Policy

DWBC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members and guests.

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