Hayes, Deborah


Title
Hayes, Deborah
Creator:
Hayes, Deborah, 1939-, interviewee; Pois, Anne Marie, interviewer; Shuster, Emily, videographer;
Date Recorded:
2011
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Description:

Deborah Hayes has been a prominent member of the League of Women Voters. She describes her early introduction and involvement with the League due to her mother being a member when she was growing up in California. Ms. Hayes joined the League after graduate school when she came to Boulder to teach at CU, and has been involved with the organization ever since. She describes studying and taking positions on civic issues, as well as educating the public about issues and candidates, as important aspects of the League’s work. As a past president, she discusses the league’s mission (“informed citizen participation in government”) and its activities over the years. Ms. Hayes describes the changes that have taken place at the League in recent years including the admission of men as members, somewhat diminished ernollment, and the use of the Internet and a League Web site to communicate with members and with the public. Lastly, she talks about some of the accomplishments of the Boulder League during her years of involvement and relates some personal ancedotes.
This interview is one of a series about the League of Women Voters.

View DVD, time-indexed transcript, and supplementary material at Carnegie Branch Library.

Subject:
Hayes, Deborah, 1939-.
League of Women Voters of Boulder County.
Activists Political.
Citizens associations Colorado Boulder County.
Land use Colorado Boulder County.
Women and politics Colorado Boulder County.
Women Societies and clubs.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1695
Copyright:
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