LAD presents Citizen Koch

From Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water; co-producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 & Bowling for Columbine):
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Wednesday, May 6 • 6:30pm

Front Range Community College • Community Room

Here’s where it hits HOME: Did you know there are ALEC (Koch funded) bills being presented by Republican Colorado legislators at OUR state capitol as you read this?

 TICKETS ARE FREE, but seating is limited!
Get your tickets via 
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We are happily paying a licensing fee, but donations would be greatly appreciated at the event!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend!  Citizen Koch, Wednesday, May 6, 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.)

More about the film here.

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SIX (count ’em), SIX Bad Gun Bills Defeated!

UPDATE: THANKS TO ALL who showed up to testify AGAINST these bills on Monday. Colorado Ceasefire provided an excellent report on that day here.

DID YOU KNOW…there are SIX BAD GUN BILLS on our Colorado legislative horizon?! Last session, when Democrats had the majority in both the State House and Senate, they worked to pass SENSIBLE gun safety laws for Colorado — and they had more work to do. Democrats withstood immense pressure from the gun lobby — as well as threats!BUT NOW, Republicans in our state legislature are seeking to:
REPEAL background checks for concealed carry (HB1138)
• OMIT PERMITS for concealed weapons (HB1152)
• ALLOW CONCEALED WEAPONS IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (HB1168)
enact NO LIMIT ON MAGAZINE SIZE (SB175)
LIFT RESTRICTIONS ON CARRYING OF FIREARMS (SB32)
• REPEAL GUN TRANSFER BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT AND FEE (SB86)
IS THIS THE COLORADO YOU WANT? Here’s your chance to step up for sensible gun safety laws in Colorado! Our Democratic legislators need your help!HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO — 
SHOW UP: These FIVE BAD GUN BILLS will be heard by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on MONDAY April 6th at 1:30pm, Room 271 at the State Capitol. Let’s carpool to the Capitol (or take the bus together!)
SPEAK UP (prepare a statement — we’ll help!) or if you’d rather not,
STAND UP in solidarity. Let’s OUTNUMBER the Gun Lobby!EMAIL OR CALL: Members of the House, State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee to voice your opposition! (You can leave a message after office hours)

OR WRITE: Letters to the Editor (Denver Post, Times-Call, Boulder Daily Camera) to voice your opinion that these bills are a BAD IDEA for Colorado — undoing good work already done — and encourage public opposition to them!

ANY QUESTIONS? Use the links above to find Committee Member contact as well as editorial submission information. Use the “how to track a bill” and “legislative contacts & committees” widgets (to the right of this post!) at longmontdems.org. GOOD TO KNOW: HB means “House Bill”, SB means “Senate Bill”, and signifies the part of the legislative body the bill originated in. The “15” after the SB and HB in the bill document indicates the year of the legislative session the bill was introduced. When voicing your opinion, include a personal story as to why the bill is important to you. CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR EACH DAY AND OFTEN meetings are known to change time and room number at a moment’s notice!

EMAIL US AT longmontareadems@gmail.com for carpooling to the Capitol, taking the bus, and other information.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Some people wring their hands…

…these folks roll up their sleeves!

Join us for our next LAD meeting:
THIS Wednesday • April 1 • 6:30pm • Front Range Community College …as we present a very special
WORKING WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY / LEND A HAND Event!
(with a Munch & Mingle before the meeting)
We’ve invited representatives from 7 different non-profit and local volunteer/action organizations — they’ll speak for about 10 minutes each, providing information and inspiration.
Informal Q&A on the issues you care about
Be Inspired • Sign up to Volunteer!
WITH PRESENTATIONS BY:
Jennifer McNeill — THE OUR CENTER
Lisa Searchinger — LONGMONT HOPE
Kat Bennet — SAINT VRAIN COMMUNITY ADULT EDUCATION SCHOOL
Marta Moreno — El Comité
Bob Norris — INTERCAMBIO
Sarah Clusman — THE LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY
Joan Peck and Karen Benker — CITIZENS FOR FINISHING FAST TRACKS
Please join us…and please, bring a friend! THIS Wednesday, April 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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3/7/15: President Obama Speaks in Selma

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Next LAD Meeting…

Wednesday, March 4th • 6:30pm
Front Range Community College • Community Room

A bit of activism: Kim Gibbs, from Citizens for Quiet Skies, will be on hand to discuss the Vance Brand Airport noise issue. Kim will provide facts and history, clear up misinformation — summarizing this important neighborhood issue from a few different angles — and answer whatever questions you might have.A bit of tracking: You’ve gotten our legislative bill updates, how about some tips on lobbying legislators? We’ll walk you through the easy bill tracking process using the LAD website, developed by our very own CLEAN (Citizen Lobbyist Early Action Network). We’ll have a quick review of the bills passed or killed so far, and Bob Norris will be on hand to share how a bill becomes a law.PLUS, TAMALES! (Come early): Red or Green Chili. $6 for a 6-pack. We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so send us an email at longmontareadems@gmail.com to reserve yours!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend!  Wednesday, March 4th, 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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2015 El Comité Fundraiser Dinner

Saturday, February 28th  5:30–8pm
First Lutheran Church  803 3rd Ave  Longmont

You don’t want to miss this annual event in support of one of our most important community organizations! With guest speakers Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, and Latino Chamber of Commerce President Jose Beteta, as well as a presentation from a student with the St Vrain Adult Education program. El Comité has changed lives — and our community — for the better!

Did we mention FABULOUS FOOD?

Send us an email for tickets…
Why should you support El Comité and the work it does? Watch:

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD Meeting THIS Wednesday, February 4!

Thanks to all who attended last night…

How about voting on Colorado’s legislative bills BEFORE our legislators do?

YOU CAN with DIGITDEMOS,  the new, interactive program created by Ron Tupa former Colorado State Senator (8 years) and Representative (6 years).At our next meeting, Ron will be on hand to walk us through this powerful political accountability platform (which is completely neutral on all bills and issues). Digitdemos is a great tool for citizens to be directly involved, holding our “legislators responsible for votes in REAL TIME, all through the legislative process from beginning to end”Check out DIGITDEMOS at digitdemos.com 

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, February 4, 6:45pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room. (go in door C4)
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Our Next LAD Meeting, Wednesday, February 4, 6:45pm

 How about voting on Colorado’s legislative bills BEFORE our legislators do?

YOU CAN with DIGITDEMOS,  the new, interactive program created by Ron Tupa former Colorado State Senator (8 years) and Representative (6 years).At our next meeting, Ron will be on hand to walk us through this powerful political accountability platform (which is completely neutral on all bills and issues). Digitdemos is a great tool for citizens to be directly involved, holding our “legislators responsible for votes in REAL TIME, all through the legislative process from beginning to end”Check out DIGITDEMOS at digitdemos.com 

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, February 4, 6:45pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room. (go in door C4)
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Thanks so much for attending!

Our sincere thanks to those folks who took time out during this busy holiday season to attend, share great food and progressive ideas! Thanks to outgoing board members who’ve served us and the progressive community so well. Thank you and Congratulations to incoming and continuing board members — Here’s to a wonderful year ahead!  Special thanks to Marilyn Hughes LAD President, and Bob Miller, outgoing LAD Co-President, who ran a wonderful, energizing meeting. Special thanks to Joan Peck, for her encouragement, support and brilliant contribution of ideas toward the continued success of LAD. Special thanks to Marta Moreno, who updated us on her important, historical and continuing work within our Latino community. Special thanks to State Representative Mike Foote, who more than “walks the walk” bridging effective citizen advocacy in our state legislature, now together with LAD, shepherding the launch of CLEAN. Thanks to all of those who paid for membership into Longmont Area Democrats, we are inspired by your support to continue our work toward a Progressive Democracy.

Longmont Area Democrats
Annual Holiday Potluck
and Election of Officers

Saturday, December 13 • 11:00am – 2pm • Front Range Community College • 2190 Miller Drive (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room
JOIN US for good food, good fellowship and great ideas for what’s next for progressive democracy. We’ve got plenty to feel good about — Boulder County’s turn-out (76% of targetted voters!) PLUS, we’ve got new progressive ideas percolating in Longmont, including our launch of the Citizen Lobbyist Project, to share with you!
PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND YOUR OWN TABLE SERVICE. LAD WILL PROVIDE BEVERAGES. Help Light up December with Fellowship and Keep the Progressive Lights on into 2015.
WE’LL ALSO BE SELLING TAMALES!…Red or Green Chili. $12/dozen(a buck a tamale!). We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so send us an email at longmontareadems@gmail.com to reserve yours!
Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Saturday, December 13, 11am–2pm, Front Range Community College, 2190 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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