Upcoming Events & News

THIS Wednesday, February 15, 1:30pm, State Capitol, Room SCR 357. The National Popular Vote Agreement (Senate Bill 17-099) will be heard by the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee. Please attend to show your support, or testify in support of this important bill. To read text of the bill go here. For background info on the Popular Vote Compact go here. If it’s your first time testifying, we can help! Contact us here.

THIS Wednesday, February 15, We Are One Colorado Tour, 6–7:30pm, Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder. 13 cities tour across the state talking about how to build on — and protect — our victories and continue to advance equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families. RSVP here.

“I’M NOT PAID!”: 8 minute footage of Saturday’s (2/11/17) Planned Parenthood Rally in front of Senator Gardner’s office in Denver — and it’s a beautiful thing…Listen to the “show of support” at 7:01…Thanks Mark!

EVERY SATURDAY: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly (not silent) Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main. Stand up for kindness toward all people and the planet, rally for policies you care about, send a progressive message to our city and our nation, building Longmont’s progressive community, stand in solidarity with friends, old and new. Bring signs, banners, flags, songs, art, etc. expressing your vision of a better city, a better America, a better world for all! Child friendly. Park at the public lot on east side of Coffman between 6th and 5th. Everyone is welcome!

CREATIVE ACTIVISM: On March 15th, mail one — or more! — postcard(s) and flood the White House with your personal thoughts on the trump presidency. #IdesOfTrump. Go here for more info. Interested in a Postcard Party? Let us know.

HOW TO TELL WHEN SOMETHING’S A BIG DEAL — Take 12 minutes and watch Rachel Maddow’s latest report here. 

GENERAL NATIONWIDE STRIKE?: February 17, Read this. Also this. Watch this.

FLASHMOB in LONGMONT, Sunday, February 19th, 1pm, 6th & Main. Everyone welcome to dance with One Billion Rising in solidarity against exploitation of women to “Break the Chain”. See video of dance here. See dance tutorial here.

PUT THESE NUMBERS IN YOUR PHONE —
Senator Cory Gardner (R):
202-224-5941 (DC) / 303-391-5777(Denver). Senator Michael Bennet(D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver). Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley).

THE Fundraising Event of the Season!: El Comité Annual Fundraising Dinner, Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:30–8:00pm, First Lutheran Church, 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont. Enjoy FABULOUS food and inspiring speakers supporting one of our most valuable community groups in Longmont. Tickets:  $60 | Table Price (Seats 8): $500.00 | Sponsorship Price: $1000.00 Purchase tickets via Paypal (state how many tickets you need) For reservations or information call El Comité at 303-651-0839
or email lizzie@elcomitedelongmont.org
 More about El Comité here.

TOWN HALL with State Senator Matt Jones (SD17), State Representatives Jonathan Singer (HD11) and Mike Foote (HD12), Monday, February 27, 6–7:30pm, Longmont City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont (across the courtyard south of the Library).

NEXT LAD MEETING, Wednesday, March 1, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Bldg (east side of Miller Drive) Community Room (our February meeting was cancelled due to weather so) We’ll have a few community groups speaking with us on the actions they are taking for a resolute and inclusive community in the wake of trump. We’ll have Responding to Hate training. We’ll update you on current actions from CLEAN (Citizens Legislative Early Action Network). We invite you to ask questions and share your experiences, and we’ll have activist strategy updates…and MORE. Please join us…and please bring a friend! 

CHECK OUT our Resources and CLEAN widgets at longmontdems.org — if you’ve missed meetings, our presentation materials have been posted!

ONE FEARLESS REPUBLICAN: Here’s hoping for more. Watch.

Like turning the lights on cockroaches, republicans scatter in Colorado (Coffman), in Utah (Chaffetz) and in Alabama (Brooks). The Resistance is working!

However you participated in the Womens’ March, please sign up for the 10 Actions in 100 Days updates (scroll down and fill out the form to get alerts). The current action is postcards sent to Senators.

It’s hard to believe we’re only 3 weeks in. Here’s a list of trump leaks.

LISTEN to this KGNU archived program about alternative methods of voting, with the League of Women Voters of Boulder County, and FairVote. 

DON’T FORGET to sign up for Daily ACTION ALERTS! Even though DC voicemail boxes become full, these alerts can be your signal to contact district offices.

If you haven’t heard of it by now, check out the Indivisible Guide, an activism tool created by former congressional staffers. Download the guide and sign up for updates (scroll down on page), here.

ONE STEP PAST YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Not on facebook? Maybe now’s the time to learn, if only for political action and alerts. You’ll need to sign up for a facebook account to access very good and informative facebook pages, like Pantsuit Nation, Longmont Area Democrats or CLEAN. Even if you are a “refusnik” like many of us were at first, Facebook is an easy and friendly way to stay politically active. (and you don’t have to post to personal friends, in fact, you don’t have to post at all)

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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January 21, 2017, Denver, CO:

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March!

THANKS TO EVERYONE who is participating in the Women’s March on Colorado in Denver and all Colorado sister cities, and in DC this Saturday.

Best wishes for a PEACEFUL, INSPIRING, ENERGETIC people-powered statement of solidarity — the most patriotic thing you can do!

There are still folks trying to get rides to the March in Denver. Please contact us at  longmontareadems@gmail.com if you have space in your carpool — even if it’s just one seat. We’ll help as best we can to connect folks to get to the march.

General Women’s March on Colorado info here.

CARPOOLING: At this stage, if you are thinking of driving yourself from Longmont consider meeting at a central area (the parking lot of Panera’s?) to pick up additional passengers. (You’ll need to coordinate contact info, time to leave and other details yourself) If you are riding in a carpool, please offer to pay for gas and parking, or coordinate where to park. And if anyone has a space in their carpool, please let us know. Parking near Civic Center info here.

Another option is to drive to the Westminster Light Rail Station (35 min. from Longmont), park at the park n ride (71st Ave and Hooker St.) and take a B Line light rail to Union Station. Westminster to Union Station light rail schedule here. Take the mallride to Civic Center Park, or to where you want to be on the march route. March route maps here.

The first bus leaving Longmont on Saturdays is at 10:05 — the march in Denver is from 9am to 3pm. So if you are okay with joining the march in progress, taking a bus from Longmont is an option. RTD BUS SCHEDULES for SATURDAYS from (Southbound) and to (Northbound) Longmont here.

TIPS —  
Exchange Information: If you are traveling with others that you’ve only first met, exchange cell numbers so you can contact each other. There is no telling just how crowded and chaotic the march will be.

Eat a good breakfast before you leave, BRING SIGNS, Water, snack bars.

THANK YOU EVERYONE, for MARCHING and for doing what you can to help others get to the march.

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Upcoming Events!

Roe v. Wade Celebration, Wednesday, January 18, 5:30–7:30pm, Shine Restaurant, 2027 13th Street, Boulder. January 2017 marks the 44th Annivesary of Roe v. Wade. This free event is sponsored by Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, the very first abortion provider to open in the state of Colorado in 1973. Due to security reasons, an RSVP is REQUIRED (bring photo ID).

JUST BE: an LGBTQ-focused Dance Party, Friday, January 20, Boulder House Nightclub, 1109 Walnut St, Boulder. Celebrate yourself and your community on Inauguration Day! $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds go to Out Boulder County. Click here for tickets. 

Are you participating in the Women’s March on Denver or DC on January 21? (AND BY THE WAY, it’s not just for women!) The Women’s March on Denver will be from 9am to 3pm at Denver’s Civic Center park. Go to marchoncolorado.org for march routes, etc. Email us with questions, if you’d like to start a carpool, or to connect with others who are going. NEW: If you’d like to take a bus from Boulder to Denver go here and here.

2017 Healthcare Day of Action, Thursday, February 23, registration at 8am, program starts at 8:30am, 1373 Grant Street, Denver. Coordinated by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. Discuss important health policy issues and engage with legislators on current health policy (whatever THAT might be by February 23!) Register here.

THE Fundraising Event of the Season!: El Comité Annual Fundraising Dinner, Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:30–8:00pm, First Lutheran Church, 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont. Enjoy FABULOUS food and inspiring speakers supporting one of our most valuable community groups in Longmont. Tickets:  $60 | Table Price (Seats 8): $500.00 | Sponsorship Price: $1000.00 Purchase tickets via Paypal (state how many tickets you need) For reservations or information call El Comité at 303-651-6125
or email carmen@elcomitedelongmont.org
 More about El Comité here.

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY: On December 13, with a 4-3 vote (Christensen, Coombs, Moore, and Peck for, Bagley, Finley, and Santos against — there is a City Council election this year.), Longmont City Council approved Resolution 123: “To affirm our constitutional rights and the rights granted by amendments to the constitution; and
To confirm our community values as a safe, healthy, respectful and welcoming community with fair opportunities for all residents to live, work and play in Longmont; and to state that we are not a city ruled by fear; and we will not stand for bullying, threats, violence or bigotry.
Furthermore, the people of Longmont stand together to protect and respect each other, no matter what our difference; and we celebrate our rich and abundant diversity, as well as take pride in our strength together.
The Council repeals all resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this resolution, but only to the extent of such inconsistency.”
Watch video of meeting here.

REMEMBER: The 2016 Election proved that the Democratic Leadership minority represents the MAJORITY of Americans. Urge them to FIGHT FOR US.

JOIN facebook page Pantsuit Nation — 3.9 million members strong!

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 Event: Holiday Potluck!

(THANKS to everyone who attended!)

Saturday, December 3rd, 11:30am–1:30pm
Longmont Public Library, 4th & Kimbark
(Please bring your own service and a dish to share, beverages provided. Membership drive: door prizes drawn for signups!
Board applications due Friday, Dec. 2, 5pm)

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Come to the LAD Holiday Potluck for comfort, camaraderie, good food and strategies to get through this very dark winter (It’s always better with like-minded friends!). We’ll be electing new board members (download application here), some board members will be continuing their service, and there will be elected officials in attendance.

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 11:15am). We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so please email us to reserve yours!

Please join us…Saturday, December 3, 11:30–1:30pm, Longmont Public Library.

Many of you have stepped up, frustrated with the 2016 results, and signed up for our email blasts or asked to join our Longmont Area Democrats facebook page. THANK YOU! (and please tell your friends) 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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THIS. IS. IT!

DID YOU TURN IN YOUR BALLOT? Your ballot MUST be at the Clerk’s office at 6th and Coffman by 7pm TODAY! (with 24-Hour Ballot dropbox and convenient drive thru drop off!) BCDP Voter Guide in English and Spanish here.

LOSE YOUR BALLOT? You can receive a replacement ballot by going to the Clerk’s office here in Longmont, 6th & Coffman. Bring ID.

AND DON’T FORGET: We have SAME DAY voter registration here in Colorado (btw, Democrats did that…).

PRECINCT LEADERS, Now until TUESDAY: Ballot Chase Calls continuing, dropping VOTE NOTES, urging folks in your precinct to turn their ballots IN! Any questions? Contact your Area Coordinator (AC) or email us. Project pickup at Longmont HQ, 1108 Main St. (unless otherwise arranged with your AC. VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED & APPRECIATED (email us)!

ELECTION DAY PHONEBANK with Friends! (are we having fun YET?), TODAY, Election Day, Nov. 8., 1709 Harvard, 11am–6pm. Don’t bite your nails today, help get those very last ballots in, and have fun in the process! RSVP here.

ELECTION NIGHT PARTY, TONIGHT, Nov. 8, 6–11pm, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder. No party like the Election Night Party with the Boulder County Dems, Democratic Women of Boulder County and LAD! Small donation of $10 at the door.

“Presidential Elections are breathtakingly close…they are decided by just 5, 10 or 15 votes per precinct…” — MICHELLE OBAMA, last night, Philadelphia. Watch the rally, with the First Lady, our President and Hillary:

THANK YOU to VOLUNTEERS who dropped THOUSANDS of BCDP Voter Guides in Longmont! If you’d like to make calls urging folks to turn in their ballots, please email us! BCDP Voter Guide in English and Spanish here.

STAY TUNED for a VOLUNTEER & PRECINCT LEADER APPRECIATION EVENT. Because, well, WE DO.

DO YOU KNOW your precinct number? It’s easy to find out! Look up your voter registration at bouldercounty.org/elections To look up what districts you live in, check out your voter registration (scroll down) at govotecolorado

Still undecided about ColoradoCare? Watch THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE.

INSPIRATION: THE reason to be involved this election? Watch THIS. Also SEE the vid’s BELOW (scroll down).

GREAT COLORADOCARE LINKS: See AD here. See Seth Meyer’s segment here. Share links widely!

Watch the Bob Seay / Ken Buck Debate, online here, as Bob lays out his vision for the 4th CD. THEN, show your support for Bob Seay (pronounced “SEE”) by contributing to his campaign here. 

THE LONGMONT DEMOCRATIC GOTV HQ: 1108 Main Street (east side of street next to Domino’s) BCDP (Boulder County Democratic Party) volunteers will be there Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10am–7pm (720-491-9735). The Coordinated Campaign will have representatives there from 9:30am–9:30pm everyday until November 8th. Questions? Email us.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally, not only during this busy election season — but the rest of the year too. 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.

Your laugh of the day:

Through all the noise, there’s this…take a moment:

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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“Fear makes a false friend indeed…”

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Upcoming Events!

ALL COLORADO ELECTIONS are MAIL-IN BALLOT. DID YOU GET YOURS? If not, call the Clerk’s Office at 303-413-7740 

Next LAD Meeting, FINAL STRETCH PHONEBANKING, THIS Wednesday, Nov. 2, shifts start at 6:30pm & 7:30pm Lucky’s Market, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd #201, Community Room (west side of store): Always more fun with friends and snacks! Bring your phone, WiFi available, meet us at Lucky’s and DO YOUR PART to get those LAST BALLOTS IN! (These are some of the best calls to make because people find it helpful.) We’ll provide a script, a list — and camaraderie! Work one shift or two: please let us knowwhether you can work the 6:30–7:30pm or the 7:30–8:30pm shift — or both (so we can tailor your list for your neighborhood).

Still undecided about ColoradoCare? Watch THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE.

PRECINCT LEADERS: Next GOTV PROJECTReminder Calls, Oct. 27–Nov. 1, urging folks in your precinct to turn their ballots IN! Any questions? Contact your Area Coordinator or emailus. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (email us)!

Walk your precinct or phonebank for Bob Seay (pronounced “SEE”), CD4 Candidate for Congress, EVERY SATURDAY, 2 Shifts: 10am–Noon, Noon–2pm, meet at Lucky’s Market Community Room, 700 Ken Pratt. Contact Bob’s Field Director, Lynette McClain at lynette.mcclain@gmail.com or call 303/681-7722

Canvass for  State Rep. Jonathan Singer in Longmont every Saturday, 11am, meet at Longmont Democratic GOTV HQ, 1108 Main Street. Contact Rep. Singer’s campaign manager Katie Wallace here for more information.

THANK YOU to VOLUNTEERS who dropped THOUSANDS of BCDP Voter Guides in Longmont! If you’d like to make calls urging folks to turn in their ballots, please email us! 

DO YOU KNOW your precinct number? It’s easy to find out! Look up your voter registration at bouldercounty.org/elections To look up what districts you live in, check out your voter registration (scroll down) at govotecolorado

HAVE YOU RECEIVED your BCDP Voter Guide? If not, check out the BCDP Voter Guide in English and Spanish here.

Want a reason…THE reason to be involved this election? Watch THIS.

GREAT COLORADOCARE LINKS: See AD here. See Seth Meyer’s segment here. Share links widely!

Watch the Bob Seay / Ken Buck Debate, online here, as Bob lays out his vision for the 4th CD. THEN, show your support for Bob Seay (pronounced “SEE”) by contributing to his campaign here. 

THE LONGMONT DEMOCRATIC GOTV HQ: 1108 Main Street (east side of street next to Domino’s) BCDP (Boulder County Democratic Party) volunteers will be there Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10am–7pm (720-491-9735). The Coordinated Campaign will have representatives there from 9:30am–9:30pm everyday until November 8th. Questions? Email us.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally, not only during this busy election season — but the rest of the year too.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: KNOW YOUR BALLOT, Part 2!

Thanks to all who attended!

THIS Wednesday, October 5 • 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!) • Front Range Community College • Community Room

All elections in Colorado are mail-in ballot, and you’ll receive yours mid-October. This ballot will be a LONG one, with lots of important issues and TOO MUCH AT STAKE to leave any part of your ballot blank!

You don’t want to miss this meeting! Know Your Ballot Part 1 (in September), was so well attended, and we’ve got even more ballot issue information for you this meeting, so that you can make an informed VOTE!

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, October 5, 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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