Candidate Forum, Wednesday, October 2!

THANK YOU, to the 100 or so folks who attended our City Council Candidate Forum at the Oak Room! Remember, your ballots will be mailed October 14, and are due back to the Clerk’s office by 7pm, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Sign up for Boulder County’s BALLOT TRACK now, it’s convenient and cool — letting you know when your ballot is on its way and when it’s been processed after you drop it off. The SOONER you turn in your ballot, the SOONER election calls and knocks stop! VOTE. VOTE YOUR WHOLE BALLOT! More Election info, here.

Longmont Area Democrats presents: The Longmont City Council Candidate Forum

Wednesday, October 2 • 6:30–8:30pm • Oskar Blues Warehouse Oak Room • 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont (not the OB on South Hover, enter Warehouse Oak Room parking lot from S. Sunset & Lefthand Circle, follow signs, park in north parking lot, and volunteers will direct you! See map here, also below.
While our nation wrestles with impeachment (and our president stumbles through it), we have an opportunity to participate in democracy in the very best way: your ballot will be mailed to you in a couple of weeks (mid-October), for the next election on Tuesday, Nov. 5!

If you are a resident of Longmont, you will be voting for your representation on city council (as well as a statewide ballot measure, Prop CC). Now’s the time to see the full array of candidates in one place, and listen as they answer the tough questions facing our city. Longmont Area Democrats has presented this forum for several elections, and although it is a non-partisan election, we believe in full participation in our democracy, and that means voting in every election. The forum will move quickly, but will be jam-packed with information you can use. You’ll even have an opportunity to chat with candidates afterward, to follow up or to ask questions of your own!

All Longmont city council candidates have agreed to participate in this forum, moderated by Front Range Community College History Professor Mary Ann Grim.

JOIN US for this informative event!

LAD City Council Candidate Forum: Wednesday, October 2, 6:30pm, Oskar Blues Warehouse Oak Room, 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont (not the OB on South Hover, enter Warehouse Oak Room parking lot from S. Sunset & Lefthand Circle, follow signs, park in north parking lot, and volunteers will direct you! See map here.).

MAKE SURE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION IS CURRENT: All Colorado Elections are Mail-in Ballot. You can register to vote up to and including Election Day. Colorado has no registration deadline, HOWEVER, October 28 is the last day to register or change your registration and still receive a ballot in the mail. If you register or change your registration after this date, you must vote in person.
Look up your registration here.
2019 Ballot Content here.
2019 Coordinated Election Information from the Boulder County website, here.
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 endorse full participation in our democracy — and that means voting in every election.

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Longmont Area Democrats’ Response to the DSCC (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee) 2020 Democratic Senate Candidate Endorsement:

Longmont Area Democrats’ Response to the DSCC (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee) 2020 Colorado Democratic US Senate Candidate Endorsement:

For months now in Colorado, eleven Democratic Senate candidates have been working hard to communicate with Colorado voters their positions and how they can help improve life for everyone in our state. They stepped up early on, and saw the primary contest as a chance to continue to move Colorado forward.

Now that conversation has been interrupted by a new candidate, who has been “anointed” by the DSCC as their candidate of choice. With all due respect to our national democratic leadership, the best Democratic nominee to beat Cory Gardner should be decided by Colorado voters. They have a history in this fight.

After all, that’s why we have a caucus and assembly system, and a primary. Last fall, Colorado had the second highest turnout in the nation. Colorado is no longer purple but trending blue and progressive. Decisions like this from the DSCC are insulting to Colorado Democrats, who’ve worked hard building this vital momentum. We believe the DSCC’s premature endorsement was made without understanding the wants, needs and ideas of the Colorado electorate. This is at best, short-sighted and at worst, dramatically undermines our true democratic process.

Colorado State Democratic Party Chair, Morgan Carroll said it clearly: “The Colorado Democratic Party has a strict policy of neutrality in primaries and we will not change that policy. There is a lot of grassroots energy to defeat Cory Gardner which is why so many excellent candidates have stepped up to run. At the end of the day the people of Colorado will be the ones to decide who will run against the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country and it will be the people of Colorado who lead us to another blue wave.”

We stand with the Chair in her assessment and strenuously object to the DSCC’s decision. Let this Colorado primary play out in the fair manner that our democracy intended.

— The Board of Longmont Area Democrats, September 4, 2019

(if you’d like to add your name/signature to this letter in support, please contact us at longmontareadems@gmail.comwith “I support the LAD Response” in the subject line, thanks!)

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Our NEXT LAD Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 4!

Troubling Updates to Immigration Law

THIS Wednesday, September 4 • 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!) • Front Range Community College • 2121 Miller Drive (east side of Miller Drive) • Community Room
 
After a busy summer, our monthly meetings fire back up again providing information and action items for a busy election season (Longmont City Council Election THIS November 5!) leading up to 2020!

This Wednesday, we’re excited to have Ian McKinley, immigration lawyer and tireless advocate for Longmont and Boulder County’s immigrant community, to talk about some troubling information concerning changes in immigration law that we should all be aware of.

We’ll receive an update on Longmont’s Sustainability Plan, from Craig Williams, who has worked with city staff to make progress on this vital effort.

And we will present an important action item for everyone attending to participate in!

Please join us…and please bring a friend! THIS Wednesday, September 4, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room (Front Range has been recently remodeled — enter from door C4, then follow the signs to the Community Room).

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THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!


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Our 8/28/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/28/19. 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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LAD’s ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC, Saturday, August 24!

THANKS to the over 100 folks that attended! 

…at Ollin Farms!

SATURDAY, August 24 • 5–8pm • Ollin Farms • South on Hover Rd, past Pike Road, west side of Hover.
You don’t want to miss LAD’s ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC Great food, music, fun people — a chance to RELAX… take a respite from the crazy and put the PARTY in politics! We are thrilled to once again support Ollin Farms — great folks doing good work that supports a “healthy and vibrant local food economy.”

We will provide burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs & buns. Please bring a side dish and/or beer and beverages to share. We’d like to make this a zero waste event please bring your own plate and silverware…THANKS!

More on Ollin Farms, here.

Please join us…and please, bring a friend! SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 5–8pm, Ollin Farms (South on Hover Rd, past Pike Road, west side of Hover) Please park in the lot closest to the farmstand then walk and follow signs to the picnic!

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Our 8/17/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/17/19. 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

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Our 8/10/19 Blast..

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/10/19. 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

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Our 7/31/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/31/19. 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

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Our 7/10/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/10/19. 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

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Our 6/29/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 6/29/19. 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

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