What’s Up with the Mall?

Thanks to all who attended last Wednesday night…

Find out Wednesday, September 3rd  6:30pm
Front Range Community College  Community Room

The health of our community relies on a healthy local economy
and the status of Twin Peaks Mall is at the heart of that. 
Come find out what the contract means.

We’ll have David Starnes, Manager of Longmont’s Redevelopment & Revitalization Division and the Executive Director of the Longmont Urban Renewal Authority, and who was instrumental in preparing the contract to answer your questions.

Questions like: Are COP’s (Certificates of Participation) common in municipalities? Why was Sports Authority included in the mall when it is not a “new” business? Why was New Mark Merrill allowed to sell the land to Sam’s Club? As well as any other questions you might have…

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Next Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room. (go in door C4, go left, past the cafeteria, Community Room is on the right across from the bathrooms.)

PLUS! Back by popular demand: We’ll be selling frozen fresh homemade TAMALES before the meeting. Red or Green Chili. $10/dozen. We‘d like to know how many to have on hand, so send us an email at longmontareadems@gmail.com to reserve yours!

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House Majority Project Fundraiser!

TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 26th

 At the home of
Judy and John McGoogan 

2208 Tamarron Lane 

Lafayette, Co 80026

Please Join Host 
Representative Mike Foote 
with Guest Speakers 
Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino 
House Majority Leader 
Dickie Lee Hullinghorst 
And the Growing Host Committee: 
Mayor Christine Berg, Lee Berg, Don & Karen Brown, Joel Davidow, Pete & Joan Dawson, Joyce & Bob Fischer, District Attorney Stan Garnett, RJ Harrington, Dwight High, John Hoebel & Lu Wright, Dr. Keaton Howe, Arthur Howe, Larry Hoyt, Annmarie Jensen, Senator Matt Jones, Linda Lee, Rev. Dr. Reo Leslie, Pete Maguire, Sally Martin, Bob Miller, Jana & Chris Petersen, Hon. Jay Ruggeri, Linda Shoemaker, Representative Jonathan Singer, Luc Trudel, David Walsh, Hon. Paul Weissmann, and Jake Williams 

Here’s your chance to meet and support our exemplary and personable state reps who do the heavy lifting for the citizens of Colorado during session and throughout the year.

Keeping our democratic majority in our State House means that our representatives can continue the good work they are doing! (and when they are in the minority, they are spending precious time blocking bad bills!) www.coloradohousemajority.com


Suggested Contribution: $100. Contributions accepted in advance online or at the door!

Can’t attend?: Contribute online here. 

For any questions, to join the Host Committee, or to RSVP, please contact Katie Wallace at wallace.katie1@gmail.com or at (303) 886-2585

The House Majority Project is an initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party, www.coloradodems.org. All contributions to the House Majority Project are aggregated with contributions to the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund and the Colorado Democratic Party and are limited to $2,825 per calendar year for individuals, sole proprietorships, LLPs, LLCs and state PACs, and $14,225 per calendar year for Small Donor Committees. Contributions from corporations, labor unions, foreign governments, and non-U.S. citizens are prohibited. Contributions are not tax deductible. 

House Majority Project | PO Box 181413 | Denver, CO 80218 | (303) 623-4775

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LAD Garage Sale Fundraiser 8/23/14

Thanks to all who came out for our Garage Sale! The money we earned will fund future LAD projects, rental of meeting space, etc. THANK YOU!
Garage Sale
At Pat Davis’ house  Saturday, August 23rd (one day only)  1709 Harvard Street, Longmont  8am–3pm
Please help us out by either donating items (please price them yourself) or purchasing items at the sale! You can start dropping off stuff everyday after 4pm through August 22…Thanks for contributing items! PLEASE NOTE: NO ELECTRONICS. We’ve had too many requests for electronics of all sizes and don’t want to be left to pay for recycling. Thanks for your understanding.

All unsold garage sale items will be donated to charity after the sale. If you want to donate large furniture, please call Pat beforehand so she can make space for it. Please call Pat with any questions: 303/772-8307 or email Pat at davisps@comcast.net


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Fundraiser for Joe Neguse


Please Join
Representative Mike Foote
And the Growing Host Committee:

BVSD Board of Education President Laurie Albright, Mayor Christine Berg, Lee Berg, Don Brown, Joel Davidow, City Councilmember Tom Dowling, Joyce & Bob Fischer, District Attorney Stan Garnett, Spencer Guthrie, Dwight High, John Hoebel & Lu Wright, Larry Hoyt, Senator Matt Jones, Andrea Kutinsky, Linda Lee, Rev. Dr. Reo Leslie, Sally Martin, Bob Miller, Susan Morris, Mayor Bob Muckle & Melanie Muckle, City Councilmember Gustavo Reyna, Lesley Smith, Hon. Paul Weissmann, and Jake Williams

For a Fundraising Reception and Conversation with

Joe Neguse

In support of his 2014 campaign for Secretary of State of Colorado

Wednesday August 6th 

5:30pm – 7:00pm 

The Blue Parrot 

640 Main St 

Louisville, CO 80027

Suggested Contribution: Host $150; Host Committee $100; Guest $50; Activist $25 

Can’t attend?: Contribute online here. 
Please RSVP to: RSVP@JoeNeguseForColorado.com 


Get to know Joe here:

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Everybody Loves a Parade…



THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 2  8AM  Roosevelt Park Pavilion  North Side, 8th Ave, at GREEN 46
Come walk with LAD, Boco Dems, congressional candidate (CD4) VIC MEYERS, and your State Rep. JONATHAN SINGER (HD11), THIS SATURDAY, AUG 2, at the Boulder County Fair Parade. Walk, ride on a float, carry signs and banners, wear candidate t-shirts, or a cowboy hat (if you have one!) and show Longmont that you’re a proud Democrat!There will be DONUTS! And for the FIRST SIX PEOPLE, FREE VIC MEYERS T-SHIRTS! 

Don’t be shy! People are still surprised there are Democrats in Longmont. But we know there are plenty, and our ballots are proof! PLUS, we’ve got great candidates that NEED OUR SUPPORT.

And it’s FUN! 

Kiwannis Rules have changed this year: YOU HAVE TO CHECK IN AT 8am (parade starts at 9:30am) to walk with fellow Dems. Go to GREEN 46 (that’s our place # in the parade) and check in. If you have questions before Saturday, please call Pat Davis at 303/772-8307(H) or 303/502-7868(C). If you get to Roosevelt Pavilion the day of the parade, and can’t find us, or they won’t let you in, mention GREEN 46 and call Pat on her cell. See you there Saturday morning!…AND THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Annual LAD Picnic THIS Saturday!

LAD ANNUAL PICNIC! SATURDAY, JULY 26TH: Joan and Bob Peck’s house, 1935 Spruce in Longmont. FUN and MUSIC! Parking along Spruce and in their driveway at the end of Donovan (2 blocks south of Spruce). Hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks provided. Please bring a side dish to share and your own place setting.

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Vic Meyers in town THIS Sunday!

4th District Congressional Candidate Vic Meyers will be at the Rib House in Prospect (1920 S. Coffman Street) from 12–2:30pm. Come hungry! Support the Rib House and buy some awesome BBQ! Get to know Vic and support his run for the 4th!

Later that day, Vic will also be at the Boulder County Democratic Party’s Annual Truman Dinner, 5pm. A fundraiser to benefit the BCDP, $85 per person. Keynote Speaker: T.R. Reid. For more info go to: bocodems.org

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We helped to elect Judy Lubow to represent our district (District 1) on the RTD Board. She’s been fighting for the strength and future of the Northwest Corridor, bringing rail to Longmont someday…

Now Judy needs our help: TONIGHT, (Tuesday, July 15) the RTD Board will be voting to extend the Southeast rail line from Park Meadows Mall to Lone Tree.  This new extension will be 2.3 miles and will cost $207 million ($100 million per mile!) from various funding sources, of which $76 million will be funds from RTD.

Please send an email to Judy and the RTD Board TODAY (the vote is at 5:30pm!) at judy.Lubow@rtd-denver.com,bill.james@rtd-denver.com, barbara.deadwyler@rtd-denver.com, angie.malpiede@rtd-denver.com, Jeff.Walker@rtd-denver.com, claudia.folska@rtd-denver.com, tom.tobiassen@rtd-denver.com, gary.lasater@rtd-denver.com, kent.bagley@rtd-denver.com, larry.hoy@rtd-denver.com, Paul.Solano@rtd-denver.com, lorraine.anderson@rtd-denver.com, natalie.menten@rtd-denver.com, charles.sisk@rtd-denver.com, bruce.daly@rtd-denver.com expressing to the board TO NOT FORGET ABOUT LONGMONT! Why are they building new rail line extensions when our line is not being built? The email can be short, but exercise your voice on this important transit issue.


To read Judy’s editorial on other developments with RTD and Longmont go here.

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Support Immigrants Rights THIS Wednesday!

You’re invited to a Fundraiser House Party…

THIS Wednesday, July 9  5:30–7:30pm
at the home of Bob and Kathleen Norris: 532 Rider Ridge, Longmont

The time is NOW to end unjust deportations, and YOU can help us make this happen! Please join us for light appetizers and drinks and help us build a strong statewide campaign to keep immigrant families together.

(To read more about Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition (CIRC), please scroll down)

If you support our cause, but are unable to attend the event, please consider making an online contribution at www.coloradoimmigrant.org/donate (write Longmont House Party in the notes) or send your donation to CIRC, 2525 W. Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219.

We look forward to seeing you THIS Wednesday, July 9th!

Here’s just some of the work CIRC has done:
CIRC dedicated two staff members for over three months to help flood victims by providing bilingual staff in areas where inadequate help has been available. We raised $30,000 which was handed out to flood victim families.

Our regional organizers have helped immigrants in detention and facing deportation.

CIRC holds “Know Your Rights” trainings on drivers license, wage theft, what to do if stopped by law enforcement, etc.

CIRC partnered with the County Sheriffs Association to rid Colorado of our “Show Me Your Papers Law” (SB-90). We have negotiated language to be given to sheriff and police departments as well as the community. This is keeping family members out of detention and from facing deportation.

CIRC met with attorneys from CU, DU and out of state to address detainers (48 hour holds). Fortunately, a federal court has declared them a violation of the fourth amendment and that sheriff departments can be sued (This has already happened in Arapahoe County resulting in a $30,000 settlement.) We are negotiating with sheriffs around the state regarding ICE access to immigrants. Sherriff Pelle has been an important part of these critical efforts.

Sonia Marquez just last week was able to get an immigrant who was being held illegally, out of jail.  The sheriff called her and apologized and said it will not happen again.

CIRC was fundamental to the passage of State Representative Jonathan Singer’s Income Protection Act which will reduce wage theft.

CIRC was a key player in the Drivers License for All Bill, the ASSET Bill (Instate Tuition), and several other important pieces of legislation. Over the last six years, CIRC helped defeat over one hundred anti immigrant and anti women’s rights bills.

CIRC is an important player on the national immigrant rights front. Our executive director sits on several national steering committees.

CIRC has been very successful in acquiring funding from national sources. Unfortunately, several of these will not be available next year, and that’s why we need your help!.  

Please consider making a contribution at www.coloradoimmigrant.org/donate (write Longmont House Party in the notes) or send your donation to CIRC, 2525 W. Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219.

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Meet our next Attorney General, Don Quick, THIS Tuesday…

Join our Growing Host Committee 

Brandon and Jessicca Shaffer 
Mayor Dennis Coombs 
Bob Norris 

for an event in support of

THIS Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
at the home of
Brandon and Jessicca Shaffer
1154 Twin Peaks Circle
Longmont, CO 

Host $250 | Co-Host $100 | Friend $50

To RSVP, please contact Jenifer at: jen@quickforcolorado.com

If you can’t make this fundraiser, please consider making a secure contribution online here.

Maximum contributions for Attorney General is $550 Primary & $550 General, for a total of $1,100. 

Quick for Colorado, Greg Berger Treasurer. Contributions from Candidate committees, corporations, labor unions, independent expenditure committees, or issue committees are prohibited. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. All contributions must be reported to the State of Colorado for public disclosure in accordance with state law. 

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