LAD Meeting: Wednesday, June 6!

Wednesday, June 6 • 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!) • Front Range Community College • Community Room
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS our next meeting: where else will you get a comprehensive overview of your PRIMARY (June 26) ballot, but the very place that introduced you to the candidates ON that ballot?

We had an exciting, frustrating — yet productive Colorado legislative session (it ended May 8). We’ll have State Reps Jonathan Singer (HD11) and Edie Hooton (HD10) on hand to tell us the inside story on the bills they fought for. Reminding us that MAJORITIES MATTER (thus our upcoming PRIMARY, June 26).

Your primary ballot will be mailed to you this week from the Clerk’s office. Come to our meeting, we’ll walk you through and have discussion about the parts you might not be familiar with. We’re here to help.

PLUS, we’ll offer a SNEAK PREVIEW of the Fall ballot measures to keep an eye on — WHAT PETITIONS NOT TO SIGN (they can be sneaky)!

ALSO, POSTCARDS: let’s remind Cory Gardner and Ken Buck that $3.8 million & $800,000 from the NRA IS A VERY BAD IDEA.

Join us…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, June 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.)

DID WE MENTION the Colorado Primary is TUESDAY, JUNE 26?:

Be sure to check your voter registration at govotecolorado.com to make sure your address is current.
You must be a Colorado resident by June 4 in order to vote in this primary. June 18 is the last day to request a replacement mail ballot or register to vote and be sent a ballot in the mail. But remember, you can register to vote on any day, including Election Day, and if you do so after June 18, you can still fill out your ballot at a Voter Service Polling Center.

If you are an unaffiliated voter, and you did not make a preference for what ballot to receive (preferred date was May 8, but click the link in this paragraph for more info), you will receive 2 ballots — but only fill out one ballot! If both ballots are marked in any way, your vote will be invalid. For more information about unaffiliated voting, including a video, go here.

Longmont Area Democrats has held several informative candidate meet & greets since January, candidates will continue to attend our meetings, and we will inform you of upcoming candidate events. If you have any questions, please contact us at longmontareadems@gmail.com

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD Meeting: Wednesday, May 2!

Voting for Our Lives: Ending Gun Violence
THIS Wednesday, May 2 • 6:30pm • Front Range Community College
2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Bldg, Community Room, Longmont

A packed agenda tackling this issue from several perspectives, including personal stories from student activists and community leader Tom Sullivan, who lost his son Alex at the Aurora shooting, and is now stepping up to run for HD37. Marta Moreno will speak to the tragic shooting of Longmont’s Jeff Cordova and Juan Louis Garcia in 1980, that gave birth to El Comité.

We’ll have a short film with powerful messaging. We’ll give you a history of what gun safety laws have passed in Colorado, then outline what legislative work is still ahead of us and why voting with gun safety as a core motivation is critical to resolving this national crisis. We’ll finish the meeting with an action item directed to Senator Gardner ($3.8 million from the NRA) and Representative Buck ($800,000 from the NRA).

PLUS: An update about the Northwest Rail and other transit issues effecting Longmont, with RTD Board Member Judy Lubow and Longmont City Councilwoman Joan Peck.

You don’t want to miss this meeting…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, May 2, 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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Next LAD Meeting, Wednesday, April 4, 6:30pm

Candidate Meet & Greet, Part THREE!

(PLUS: Action Items!)
Wednesday, April 4  6:30pm  Front Range Community College
2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Bldg, Community Room, Longmont
YES, we’ll keep bringing you CANDIDATES to get to know: Folks loved our Candidate Meet & Greets in January and February — informational and well attended! As a result of County Assembly on Saturday, come learn the shakedown of remaining candidates, in anticipation of Colorado’s BLUE WAVE. The evening will go quickly — don’t worry, candidates will be timed in their remarks — and you’ll get a chance to compare and contrast their vision for the progressive future of Colorado — and see WHY every race on your ballot is important. We’ll have Boulder County DA, Boulder County Clerk, Congressional District 4, and State House District 12 candidates on hand to present.*

Be the first to be in the know about who’s on your ballot!

PLUS: Targeted, Effective, Action Items to DO before you leave.

Join us as we present this unique and informative event…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, April 4, 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.).

DELEGATES: CD4 Assembly is APRIL 13 (more info here), State Assembly is APRIL 14 (more info here).
COLORADO PRIMARY is JUNE 26. Look for your mail-in ballot early June!
220 DAYS UNTIL THE BLUE WAVE MIDTERM, NOVEMBER 6!

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!
* Longmont Area Democrats does not officially endorse Democratic candidates during a primary (pre-nomination) period of an election, or any candidates for non-partisan races. But since voting and being politically informed is a progressive value, we will regularly post candidate events and volunteer opportunities.

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CAUCUS IS TUESDAY, MARCH 6! — LAD Meeting MARCH 7!

PRE-REGISTER FOR CAUCUS, here.

(Click the Got Caucus widget, to the right, for more info)

OUR NEXT MEETING: BEING TRUE ALLIES

THIS Wednesday, March 7 • 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!)
Front Range Community College • Community Room

We can’t be afraid to challenge our comfort zones. The time is now, as we address the most important issue that threatens the meaning of real community in Longmont: 

How can we be allies to our Latino residents — ensuring that Longmont is vibrant, inclusive — and SAFE?

With the collapse of the DREAM Act in Congress, heightened deportation, and alarming, overt racism — what can be done locally to support our immigrant residents, whether they are documented or undocumented?
 
First, we’ll LISTEN: panel discussion moderated by LAD board member Angel Sanchez, with undocumented youth leaders from the Northern Colorado Dreamers United — along with Longmont City Council member Polly Christensen, Local Immigration Activist Bob Norris and State Representative Jonathan Singer (HD11).

Join us…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, March 7, 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.)

DON’T FORGET CAUCUS THIS TUESDAY, MARCH 6! Pre-register here.
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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WARD 1 VOTERS IN LONGMONT:

EVERY ELECTION IS IMPORTANT — 
YOUR VOTE WILL DETERMINE THE PROGRESSIVE MAKEUP
OF LONGMONT’S CITY COUNCIL.

A Special Election was called for February 27, (TODAY), because of a vacancy in the Ward 1 seat. DO YOU live in Ward 1? Check here.

IF YOU ARE A WARD 1 VOTER and you dropped off your ballot…THANK YOU! Track your ballot using Ballot Track here.

(TRACK YOUR BALLOT here.)

IF YOU LIVE IN WARD 1  and are a registered voter, you should have received your mail in ballot by now.

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE, OR YOU HAVE MISPLACED YOUR BALLOT — NO WORRIES!:
You can request a replacement ballot, then VOTE, at Fire Station #3, 1000 Pace St. (NE Corner of 9th & Pace) — right in the Ward 1 neighborhood!

NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE? — NO WORRIES. There is no registration deadline in Colorado. You can register to vote — and VOTE — at Fire Station #3, 1000 Pace St. (NE Corner of 9th & Pace — Bring ID)

If you still have your ballot, DO NOT MAIL IT at this point, it won’t make it to the Clerk’s office in time! INSTEAD:
DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT IN PERSON by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 7pm. at the Clerk’s office at 6th & Coffman, OR at Fire Station #3, 1000 Pace St. (NE Corner of 9th & Pace) — there are other drop off locations here 

To check your voter registration go to govotecolorado.com

THE BOULDER COUNTY CLERK ELECTIONS OFFICE IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL:
303-413-7740

ANY QUESTIONS? We’re also happy to help at longmontareadems@gmail.com

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Pre-Registration for Caucus NOW OPEN!

First Democratic County Party in Colorado to do it!
(Well done, Boulder County Dems!):

Save time in the registration lines — Go HERE to Pre-Register for CAUCUS. 

You must be affiliated with the Democratic Party in order to vote at Caucus on Tuesday, March 6.

CHECK OUT our “got caucus?” widget to the right >>> for an overview of what Caucus IS.

And THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

(Any questions? Email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com )

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Next LAD Meeting: Candidate Meet & Greet Part 2! Wednesday, February 7, 6:30pm

Special Thanks to Candidates —
and to all who attended Wednesday night!
(Click the “resources” and “got caucus?” widgets
for presentation materials.)

Wednesday, February 7  6:30pm  Front Range Community College
(NOT the Library this time), 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Bldg, Community Room, Longmont
MORE CANDIDATES to get to know: Our Candidate Meet & Greet in January was a rousing success — This time we have TEN MORE local, county, and state-wide (including gubernatorial) candidates in one place!

The evening will go quickly — don’t worry, candidates will be timed in their remarks — and you’ll get a chance to compare and contrast their vision for the progressive future of Colorado — and learn WHY every race on your ballot is important. We’ll have Gubernatorial, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Boulder County Clerk, Commissioner, Treasurer, and CU Regent At Large candidates on hand to present.*

PLUS: A quick, Caucus 101 Overview (as time allows)

Be the first to be in the know about who’s running!
Caucus is MARCH 6, where delegates will be elected for Gubernatorial candidates!

Join us as we present this unique and informative event…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, February 7, 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!
* Longmont Area Democrats does not officially endorse Democratic candidates during a primary (pre-nomination) period of an election, or any candidates for non-partisan races. But since voting and being politically informed is a progressive value, we will regularly post candidate events and volunteer opportunities.

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Next LAD Meeting, January 3: Candidate Meet & Greet!

THIS Wednesday, January 3  6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!)  Longmont Public Library  4th & Kimbark
Where else could you go to listen to and ask questions of 14 local, county, and state-wide candidates at the same place?

The evening will go quickly don’t worry, candidates will be timed in their remarks — and you’ll get a chance to compare and contrast their vision for the progressive future of Colorado. We’ll have Longmont City Council Ward 1 (Special Election February 27!), Gubernatorial, 4th CD, Boulder County Commissioner, Clerk and Assessor candidates on hand to present.

Be the first to be in the know!

Join us as we present this unique and informative event…and please, bring a friend! Wednesday, January 3, 6:30pm, Longmont Public Library, 4th & Kimbark.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD’s Annual Holiday Potluck THIS Saturday, December 16th!

Saturday, December 16th • 11am–2pm
Front Range Community College • Community Room, Longmont
(Please bring your own service and a dish [with serving utensil] to share, beverages provided. Membership drive: door prizes drawn for signups!)

We all made it through this year (!) so please come to the LAD Holiday Potluck THIS Saturday, for good food, comfort, camaraderie, and good cheer for the season! 

We have a bit of business — approving our changes to our bylaws* and electing the LAD Board (some board members will be continuing their service), and there will be elected officials in attendance. Current and newly signed up members will get voting credentials, but everyone is invited to share in the holiday fun!

AND…as a special treat, we’ll have Cary Kennedy, one of our Democratic candidates for Governor, as our guest speaker!

If you are a current member of LAD, we THANK YOU for your contribution in the past year! Many folks use the Holiday Potluck as an opportunity to renew or, if you like the work we are doing, to sign up for membership ($25/year per person, cash or check, thanks!). And we’ll have door prizes for new signups!

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! THIS Saturday, December 16, 11am–2pm, 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.).

*An official call to this meeting was sent twice to our email list. You can find the revised bylaws here.

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Our 11/29/17 Blast

Here’s our 11/29/17 blast. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in subject line to: longmontareadems@gmail.com

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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