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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