Next LAD Meeting, Wednesday, June 1st

In honor of Pride this month, we present:
Limited Partnership

Wednesday, June 1 • 6:30pm (75-minute film plus discussion) • Front Range Community College • Community Room
[The award winning]“Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, Richard and Tony were one of the first same sex couples to be legally married in the world.” — pbs.org

That courageous county clerk, Clela Rorex, will be joining us to answer questions and tell us about her history-making actions on that day in 1975. We are also very pleased to have Mardi Moore, Executive Director of Out Boulder County to help give some local perspective on the film.

FILM TRAILER. | CLELA ROREX. |  MARDI MOORE.

PLUS, TAMALES!: Delicious, fresh, homemade Red or Green Chili (pork), and Veggie TAMALES! $7.50 for a 6-pack, $15 for a 12-pack (tamales available at 6:15pm). We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so please email us to reserve yours!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, June 1, 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.)
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Upcoming Events…

THANKS to everyone who stopped by our Cinco de Mayo booth on Saturday!

Celebrate the great work of your State Representative Mike Foote (HD12) by coming to a BILL SIGNING HERE IN LONGMONT, TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 18th, 2:55pm, Sunset Middle School, 1300 S. Sunset St., Longmont. Governor Hickenlooper will be in Longmont to sign Rep. Foote’s School Safety Bill (HB1063). The public is invited…come show your support for Rep. Foote. Read about the bill here.

Boulder County Democratic Party (BCDP) Executive Committee Meeting TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 18th, 5:45–8:15pm, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. All Democrats are invited to attend the monthly BDCP EC Meetings. (however, only BCDP EC members may vote on procedural or other matters during the meeting) There will be a pot luck to start off (please bring something to share, beverages are provided), then the program: Presentation & Discussion of 2016 Session of Colorado General Assembly. Presenters: State Representatives Jonathan Singer (HD11) & Mike Foote (HD12)

“Universal Health Care – Can We Get There?” THIS Sunday, May 22nd, 1–2:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder. Speaker: State Senator Irene Aguilar, MD (SD32).  We have an opportunity in Colorado to  make health equity in Colorado a reality by passing Amendment #69 in November. Learn more with us! Sponsored by UUCB Social Justice Council. Read about Senator Aguilar here.

NEXT Longmont Area Democrats Meeting Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College. Stay tuned for details!

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally. We can point you to the best and most effective ways to be engaged. Check out our website at longmontdems.org, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and if you know someone who’d like to sign up for this email blast, have them email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com with “sign me up” in the subject line.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD — and Bob Seay — at Cinco de Mayo, THIS Saturday, May 14th!

Saturday, May 14  12–3:30pm  Longmont Area Democrats booth at Cinco de Mayo, Roosevelt Park (700 Longs Peak Ave), Longmont

BOB SEAY (pronounced “See”), is running against KEN BUCK(R) for Congress here in the 4th District.Here’s your chance to MEET BOB, and see why we’re proud to support him in this effort — and why Congressman Jared Polis (CD2) endorsed Bob as well: “Bob will be a great ally in Congress fighting for college affordability, combating climate change and increasing wages. Colorado Democrats must talk to voters about these shared values and Colorado commonsense solutions all across our state and Bob is the candidate to do it.”

BOB SEAY is a band director that lives in Lamar, adored and respected by his students and the parents of that community. Bob wholeheartedly supports Colorado Care and the local control initiatives of CREED. Bob’s intelligence and down-to-earth demeanor form the foundation of an inspirational candidate to represent all of us in this very large district (CD4 map).

BOB NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT: Check out his website, watch his videos, donate to his campaign, and please, come meet Bob THIS SATURDAY at Roosevelt Park!

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD Meeting: THIS Wednesday, May 4!

We’ve put together a vibrant program showcasing the creativity, history, business contributions and legislative action of, by and for Longmont area Latinos. This makes Longmont a great place to live. You don’t want to miss this event!

INCLUDING: Latinos of Boulder County, Colorado 1900–1980: Vol’s I & II: CU’s esteemed history professor Marjorie McIntosh, will share the lives, legacies, history and contributions of the Latinos and Latinas that have deeply enriched Boulder County. The books are available at Barbed Wire Books, The Longmont Museum, or amazon., and Marjorie will sign copies at our meeting.

ALSO: Legislative updates on the “No Slavery No Exceptions” Bill which recently passed our state senate committee — and other bills important to all of us within our inclusive community.

PLUS, TAMALES!: Delicious, fresh, homemade Red or Green Chili (pork), and Veggie TAMALES! $7.50 for a 6-pack, $15 for a 12-pack (tamales available at 6:15pm). We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so please email us to reserve yours!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! THIS Wednesday, May 4, Barrio E’ Centro, 471 Main Street, Longmont

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LOTS OF GREAT PROGRAMS, DINNERS, AND FESTIVALS going on in Longmont…Check Them Out! (Some events details have changed, please read below!):

Longmont Area Democrats monthly meeting, “A Celebration of our Latino Community”, Wednesday May 4, Barrio E’ Centro, 471 Main Street, 6:30–8:30pm. We’ve put together a vibrant program showcasing the creativity, history, business contributions and legislative action of, by and for Longmont area Latinos. This makes Longmont a great place to live. You don’t want to miss this event! 

28th Anniversary of the Hispanic Scholarship Awards Banquet, Thursday May 5th, Skyline High School, 600 E. Mtn. View Avenue, 5:30pm. A wonderful cause shaping futures in our community! More info here.

Longmont Area Democrats table at Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, May 14th (newly rescheduled date), Roosevelt Park, 11–6pm. Come by our table, register to vote, learn what LAD is up to this spring and summer, how to get involved, & get info on democratic candidates. PLUS, try your hand at fun, political word games!

Karen Benker, from Citizens for Finishing Fastracks had an interview on CPR that you can listen to here. If you haven’t already, please consider signing this petition to bring light rail to Longmont…We voted for it, we should have it! Citizens for Finishing Fastracks is a local group, organized behind this effort. Check out their website for updates, or join their facebook group.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally. We can point you to the best and most effective ways to be engaged. Check out the rest of our website (click the widgets on the left and right), like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and if you know someone who’d like to sign up for this email blast, have them email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com with “sign me up” in the subject line.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD Meeting: Local Issues, Local Control

Wednesday, April 6 • 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!) • Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave.

Longmont has owned its utility since 1912 — this is vital to the foundation of local controland through citizen-powered municipalization efforts, we now how have Nextlight (Longmont’s fiber optic network).

Local control is better for Longmont’s economy and job growth, our environment, and our people.

We’ll have a panel discussion with city and local issue experts, Scott Rochat, Sara Loflin, and Steve Szabo, to discuss the history of Longmont’s local issues, what’s working, what’s on Longmont’s local control horizon, and how you can get involved.

Please join us…and please, bring a friend!
 Wednesday, April 6, 6:30pm, Longmont Public Library

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THANKS TO ALL who attended our meeting Wednesday night. Special thanks to State Representatives Jonathan Singer (HD11), Mike Foote (HD12) and State Senator Matt Jones (SD17), who gave us an informative mid-session legislative update.

If you are a delegate, don’t forget to attend County Convention & Assembly, Saturday, March 19th, (sign-in starts at 7:30am) Skyline High School, Longmont. You must have registered at caucus. Bring your Official Call with you. Contact the Boulder County Democratic Party with questions.

Latinos of Boulder County 1900–1980, Vol’s I & II, by Professor Marjorie McIntosh, are available here. 

Let’s do all we can to TAKE BACK our State Senate majority! Here’s one way: Support Democratic Candidate Tom Sullivan, running for SD27! Take a look at his campaign launch video and be inspired.

CD4 has a Democratic candidate for Congress — Bob Seay! Stay tuned for an upcoming event featuring Bob in Longmont on March 30th! Check out his website here.

NEXT Longmont Area Democrats Meeting Wednesday, April 6, 6:30pm, THIS TIME at the Longmont Public Library, stay tuned for details!

DON’T FORGET: Amendment 69 will be on your ballot in the fall. Universal health care for Colorado is possible! (details)

If you haven’t already, please consider signing this petition to bring light rail to Longmont…We voted for it, we should have it! Citizens for Finishing Fastracks is a local group, organized behind this effort. Check out their website for updates, or join their facebook group.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally. We can point you to the best and most effective ways to be engaged. Check out our website at longmontdems.org, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and if you know someone who’d like to sign up for this email blast, have them email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com with “sign me up” in the subject line.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Next LAD Meeting: Legislative Update, Wed. March 9!

(thanks to all who attended!)
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30pm
Front Range Community College

A LEGISLATIVE MID-SESSION UPDATE with State Representatives Jonathan Singer (HD11) and Mike Foote (HD12), and State Senator Matt Jones (SD17). Session started in January and our state legislators have been hard at work blocking bad bills from Oil & Gas, ALEC, and anti-choice — and sponsoring and fighting for effective bills that actually help the citizens of our district! Hear how they do it, what they’re up against and ask questions.

PLUS, TAMALES!: Delicious, fresh, homemade Red or Green Chili (pork), and Veggie TAMALES! $7.50 for a 6-pack, $15 for a 12-pack (tamales available at 6:15pm). We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so please email us to reserve yours!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, March 9th, 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.)

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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CAUCUS IS THIS TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST!

YOU MUST BE AFFILIATED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BY JANUARY 4, 2016, IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN CAUCUS ON MARCH 1, 2016. 

In order to attend Caucus in your present neighborhood’s Caucus location you must have had your address current by FEBRUARY 1, 2016.

(C.R.S. 1-3-101 “Party affiliation required – residence”: except that any registered elector who has attained the age of eighteen years or who has become a naturalized citizen during the two months immediately preceding the meeting may vote at any caucus, assembly, or convention even though the elector has been affiliated with the political party for less than two months.)

Find your precinct number and caucus location here. (Scroll down to bottom and enter fields)

The Colorado Caucus is our “Primary”. If you feel strongly about your choice for a presidential candidate, Caucus is your chance to make your vote count! It’s only a couple of hours of your time and a great way to get your participation jump-started, to vote, and possibly become a delegate.

Longmont Area Democrats conducted an informational meeting on February 3 about Caucus. Slides from that event are posted below. If you have any questions about caucus, you can email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com

Caucus presentation pdf here. (links on page 7 are live)

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Next LAD Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 6:30pm

UPDATE 2/3/16: Great meeting tonight! SIXTY SIX people (including State Representative Singer and baby Gwendolyn) showed up tonight to learn about Caucus, coming up on March 1. We will have Marilyn’s slides posted here (there will be a “got caucus” widget on the left side of this page) in the coming days and if you have any questions about Caucus, post them LAD’s facebook page, or email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com Many thanks to John Cooper from the Hillary campaign and Jason Sherry from the Bernie campaign, who spoke for their candidates. Very special thanks to those of you who stepped up to volunteer at Caucus or who are interested in becoming Precinct Leaders (Longmont has many “orphan precincts”). And heartfelt thanks to the Longmont Democratic Community — old friends and new ones — an inspiring group of folks! Let’s continue to grow what we’ve started.

THIS Wednesday, February 3rd • 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!) • Front Range Community College • Community Room

CAUCUS IS MARCH 1, 2016: YOU MUST BE AFFILIATED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY by now in order to participate in Caucus. You also must have registered to vote as residing in the precinct where you wish to attend caucus by FEBRUARY 1, 2016. SPECIAL NOTE: FIRST-TIME VOTERS must register and affiliate no later than FEBRUARY 1, 2016 in order to participate in caucus. Verify and/or update your voter information here. 

The Colorado Caucus is our “Primary”. If you feel strongly about your choice for a presidential candidate, Caucus is your chance to make your vote count! It’s only a couple of hours of your time and a great way to get your participation jump started, to vote, and possibly become a delegate.

Confused about how Caucus works and how to get involved?: Come to our NEXT Longmont Area Democrats meeting Wednesday, February 3rd, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room — and get your questions answered! This is a great opportunity to get information BEFORE Caucus on March 1st! We’ll help you find your precinct and your Caucus location.

IN ADDITION: Representatives from each Presidential campaign will be at the meeting to talk about their candidates and answer questions.

PLUS, TAMALES! (to take home with you): Delicious, fresh, homemade Red or Green Chili, and NOW VEGGIE TAMALES! $7.50 for a 6-pack, $15 for a 12-pack (tamales available at 6:15pm). We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so please email us to reserve yours!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! THIS Wednesday, February 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.)

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