Annual LAD Picnic THIS Saturday!

LAD ANNUAL PICNIC! SATURDAY, JULY 26TH: Joan and Bob Peck’s house, 1935 Spruce in Longmont. FUN and MUSIC! Parking along Spruce and in their driveway at the end of Donovan (2 blocks south of Spruce). Hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks provided. Please bring a side dish to share and your own place setting.

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Vic Meyers in town THIS Sunday!

4th District Congressional Candidate Vic Meyers will be at the Rib House in Prospect (1920 S. Coffman Street) from 12–2:30pm. Come hungry! Support the Rib House and buy some awesome BBQ! Get to know Vic and support his run for the 4th!

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Later that day, Vic will also be at the Boulder County Democratic Party’s Annual Truman Dinner, 5pm. A fundraiser to benefit the BCDP, $85 per person. Keynote Speaker: T.R. Reid. For more info go to:

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We helped to elect Judy Lubow to represent our district (District 1) on the RTD Board. She’s been fighting for the strength and future of the Northwest Corridor, bringing rail to Longmont someday…

Now Judy needs our help: TONIGHT, (Tuesday, July 15) the RTD Board will be voting to extend the Southeast rail line from Park Meadows Mall to Lone Tree.  This new extension will be 2.3 miles and will cost $207 million ($100 million per mile!) from various funding sources, of which $76 million will be funds from RTD.

Please send an email to Judy and the RTD Board TODAY (the vote is at 5:30pm!) at,,,,,,,,,,,,,, expressing to the board TO NOT FORGET ABOUT LONGMONT! Why are they building new rail line extensions when our line is not being built? The email can be short, but exercise your voice on this important transit issue.


To read Judy’s editorial on other developments with RTD and Longmont go here.

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Support Immigrants Rights THIS Wednesday!

You’re invited to a Fundraiser House Party…

THIS Wednesday, July 9  5:30–7:30pm
at the home of Bob and Kathleen Norris: 532 Rider Ridge, Longmont

The time is NOW to end unjust deportations, and YOU can help us make this happen! Please join us for light appetizers and drinks and help us build a strong statewide campaign to keep immigrant families together.

(To read more about Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition (CIRC), please scroll down)

If you support our cause, but are unable to attend the event, please consider making an online contribution at (write Longmont House Party in the notes) or send your donation to CIRC, 2525 W. Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219.

We look forward to seeing you THIS Wednesday, July 9th!

Here’s just some of the work CIRC has done:
CIRC dedicated two staff members for over three months to help flood victims by providing bilingual staff in areas where inadequate help has been available. We raised $30,000 which was handed out to flood victim families.

Our regional organizers have helped immigrants in detention and facing deportation.

CIRC holds “Know Your Rights” trainings on drivers license, wage theft, what to do if stopped by law enforcement, etc.

CIRC partnered with the County Sheriffs Association to rid Colorado of our “Show Me Your Papers Law” (SB-90). We have negotiated language to be given to sheriff and police departments as well as the community. This is keeping family members out of detention and from facing deportation.

CIRC met with attorneys from CU, DU and out of state to address detainers (48 hour holds). Fortunately, a federal court has declared them a violation of the fourth amendment and that sheriff departments can be sued (This has already happened in Arapahoe County resulting in a $30,000 settlement.) We are negotiating with sheriffs around the state regarding ICE access to immigrants. Sherriff Pelle has been an important part of these critical efforts.

Sonia Marquez just last week was able to get an immigrant who was being held illegally, out of jail.  The sheriff called her and apologized and said it will not happen again.

CIRC was fundamental to the passage of State Representative Jonathan Singer’s Income Protection Act which will reduce wage theft.

CIRC was a key player in the Drivers License for All Bill, the ASSET Bill (Instate Tuition), and several other important pieces of legislation. Over the last six years, CIRC helped defeat over one hundred anti immigrant and anti women’s rights bills.

CIRC is an important player on the national immigrant rights front. Our executive director sits on several national steering committees.

CIRC has been very successful in acquiring funding from national sources. Unfortunately, several of these will not be available next year, and that’s why we need your help!.  

Please consider making a contribution at (write Longmont House Party in the notes) or send your donation to CIRC, 2525 W. Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219.

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Meet our next Attorney General, Don Quick, THIS Tuesday…

Join our Growing Host Committee 

Brandon and Jessicca Shaffer 
Mayor Dennis Coombs 
Bob Norris 

for an event in support of

THIS Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
at the home of
Brandon and Jessicca Shaffer
1154 Twin Peaks Circle
Longmont, CO 

Host $250 | Co-Host $100 | Friend $50

To RSVP, please contact Jenifer at:

If you can’t make this fundraiser, please consider making a secure contribution online here.

Maximum contributions for Attorney General is $550 Primary & $550 General, for a total of $1,100. 

Quick for Colorado, Greg Berger Treasurer. Contributions from Candidate committees, corporations, labor unions, independent expenditure committees, or issue committees are prohibited. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. All contributions must be reported to the State of Colorado for public disclosure in accordance with state law. 

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Turn in your Primary Ballot by June 24th!

Be sure to turn in your Primary Ballot to the Boulder County Clerk’s office by June 24th, 7pm…

VOTE THE WHOLE BALLOT. Click the “2014 Primary…” and “KNOW your BALLOT” widgets to the left for more details. The sooner you get your ballot in, the sooner election calls will stop!

YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE UP TO AND ON ELECTION DAY.  (Check your voter registration status here.)

  • June 2:  last day to mail in a paper voter registration form
  • June 16:  last day to submit a voter registration form or change of address form online
  • June 24: last day for in-person voter registration at Service Centers (Same-Day-Voter-Registration)

In order to vote, you must:  1.) be a US Citizen, 2.) be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, 3.) register to vote (see new deadlines above), and 4.) be a resident of Colorado for at least 22 days before the election,  5.) not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction

In order to participate in the primary election, unaffiliated voters may affiliate at any time up to and on the day of the primary election. But if you are affiliated, May 23rd was the last day to change your affiliation in order to vote in a different party’s primary.

YOU CAN MAIL YOUR BALLOT. Please follow ballot instructions (an insert will come with your ballot), sign your ballot, affix postage, and drop in the mail.

— OR —

YOU CAN DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT at a Voter Service & Polling Center (VSPC). There are five locations available in the Longmont area for this Primary Election.
Boulder County Clerk & Recorder /529 Coffman Street:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 13 (Ballot drop-off and registration only)
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, June 16 – Saturday, June 21 & Monday, June 23 (all services)
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 – Election Day

Boulder County Clerk & Recorder / 534 Terry Street (DRIVE BY & DROP OFF):
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21 & Monday, June 23
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 – Election Day

City Clerk’s Office / 350 Kimbark Street (WALK UP & DROP OFF):
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21 & Monday, June 23
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 – Election Day

Fire Station #5 / 617 Barberry Drive:
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, June 16 – Saturday, June 21 & Monday, June 23
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 – Election Day

New Creation Church / 737 Bross Street:
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, June 23
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 – Election Day

AT A VSPC, YOU CAN ALSO vote in person (see times and locations above), request a replacement ballot, register to vote, update your registration information, or vote using equipment and facilities for persons with disabilities.

For any further questions, go to the Boulder County Clerk’s Elections Division —
BY PHONE: 303-413-7740.

ALSO CHECK OUT: The Boulder County Dem’s have a fantastic page, chock full of FAQ’s (scroll down to the bottom of the page).


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Udall Fundraiser in Longmont TONIGHT!

Please Join Host Committee

Hon. KC Becker ~ Jude Biggs ~ Hon. Mike Foote
Natalie Hanlon-Leh & Chris Leh ~ Thomas Hoog ~ Hon. Matt Jones
Margo King & John Steiner ~ Kathleen & Bob Norris
Hon. Brandon & Jessicca Shaffer ~ Hon. Jonathan Singer
(Host committee in formation)

For a Reception to Benefit


TONIGHT, Saturday, June 7th

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

At the home of
The Honorable Brandon & Jessicca Shaffer
1154 Twin Peaks Circle
Longmont, CO 80503

Suggested Contribution Levels:
Host $1,000 ~ Co-Host $500
Guest $250 ~ Friend $100

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alexis Greco at (720) 328-3760, or 

Thank you so much for your generous support!

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Inequality For All, Wednesday, June 4, 6:30pm

 Sincere thanks to all who attended tonight! (Click the “resources” widget for followup information) Next LAD event is our picnic, July 26th…come back here for details!

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A screening of Robert Reich’s powerful documentary


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

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich, professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. In this “Inconvenient Truth” for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.

TICKETS ARE FREE, but seating is limited!
Get your tickets via Eventbrite

We are happily paying a licensing fee, but donations would be greatly appreciated at the event!

PLUS TAMALES! Come early and pick up some delicious, authentic Tamales. Red or Green Chili. $10/dozen. We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so send us an email at to reserve yours!


Please join us…and please, bring a friend!  INEQUALITY FOR ALL, Wednesday, June 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.)

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Thanks for attending!

Over 180 people attended our God & Government debate last night. Special thanks to Rev. Barry Lynn, Denise Maes, Scott Dunn, Michael J. Norton, Renee Ten Eyck, and John Vahlenkamp! Many thanks to the Longmont Senior Center for making it possible for us to host this event.

TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 7, 6:30pm
(seating at 6pm, program begins promptly at 6:30pm)
Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Gymnasium

RESOLUTION: That in the US, the wall separating Church (religious organizations) and State (government) has become eroded and should be strengthened.

PLEASE JOIN US, as the Longmont Area Democrats and the Colorado chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State present a timely debate. With esteemed speakers from both sides of the issue, we’ll include a historical overview from CU Professor, Ira Chernus, debate moderated by the Times-Call’s Managing Editor, John Vahlenkamp, followed by questions taken from the audience.

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited. Click here for tickets via Eventbrite.

Reverend Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Denise Maes, ACLU of Colorado, Public Policy Director

Scott Dunn, Longmont attorney and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Michael J. Norton, Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom

God and Government: A Debate • TONIGHT Wednesday, May 7, 6:30pm Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Gymnasium

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Vic Meyers in Longmont THIS Weekend!


THREE opportunities to see Vic Meyers, Democratic candidate for Congress in CD4, who will be making the drive up from Trinidad to be in Longmont THIS Saturday and Sunday, May 3–4.

Please stop by the Longmont Area Democrats’ booth at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Roosevelt Park, TOMORROW, 3:30-5:30pm., and meet Vic. You’ll see why he’s the “real deal” for CD4.

FUNDRAISER / MEET & GREET: Bob and Kathleen Norris are hosting a gathering in support of Vic Saturday evening, May 3rd, 7-9pm, at their home: 532 Rider Ridge Dr., in Longmont. Co-hosted by Marilyn Hughes and Pat Davis. ANY DONATION is greatly appreciated! (Host: $250 / Guest: $100 / Activist: $50) RSVP to Bob at (720) 494-8722 or by email at

AND SUNDAY: Good Grub and Straight Talk with Vic, who’s a veteran, and who will be at the American Legion, 315 S. Bowen, SUNDAY, 8:30–10am for breakfast. Come support the Legion (6 bucks per entree, or 8 buck buffet) and get to know Vic.

Vic is running for Congress because he is tired of the “do nothing” attitude that has taken over the House of Representatives. He supports immigration reform, protecting our social safety net, giving veterans the help they deserve, re-building our crumbling roads, bridges and schools and developing more wind and solar power to boost the eastern Colorado economy.

Vic is a native Coloradan and a veteran. He wants to make sure that small businesses, family farms and hard working people everywhere are not forgotten.

On May 3rd you have two chances to meet Vic Meyers who, as your representative, would truly work for YOU, not corporations or special interests. Please join us!

IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND, please visit Vic’s website at and consider a donation.


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