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Tonight’s LAD Meeting…Wednesday, Aug. 5!

THIS WEDNESDAY, August 5  6:30pm
(We’ll send you the link Wednesday morning!)

LADs next meeting will be a virtual picnic, featuring some “lighter fare”— good news, inspiration (from John Lewis), music (our band usually performs every summer), and easy action items as we acknowledge a difficult spring and summer, express gratitude for what is truly important — and gear up for one of the most important election seasons of our lifetime. (90 DAYS TO GO!)

Normally we would have our annual August picnic at the wonderful Ollin Farms. (We had a date reserved pre-Covid, but once cancelled, we decided to donate that money to Ollin Farms. To see their virtual farmstand go here.)

So grab a snack and a quarantine cocktail*, then log in for Longmont Area Democrats Virtual Picnic, THIS Wednesday, 6:30pm…We’ll send you the login link Wednesday morning…please join us, and please tell a friend!

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

*Recipes welcome! Please send to longmontareadems@gmail.com THANKS!

*Peace & Love Quarantini:
Passion fruit juice, mango juice and vodka — “eyeball” the mixture (according to the mixmaster Sonia, who hopefully will be joining us from Korea (!). THANKS, Sonia!
*Lemon Honey (Immune Booster) Quarantini:
3 oz Vodka (or gin), 2 oz Lemon juice, Honey Syrup (2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp honey, microwave and stir until you have a syrup), Optional Powdered Vitamin C (to rim the glass). All ingredients over ice in a martini shaker. Shake, pour, enjoy!
*No Place Like Home Quarantini:
Fill a shaker with ice. Pour 2 oz each of vodka and ginger beer, with 5 oz orange juice into the shaker and shake. Shake, pour, enjoy! (also could be served over ice)

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Our 8/1/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/1/20. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Mike Luckovich ©2020 Creators Syndicate

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Our 7/28/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/28/20. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Bill Bramhall ©2020 Tribune Content Agency

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Our 7/23/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/23/20. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Our 7/21/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/21/20. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Our 7/18/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/18/20. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Our 7/11/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/11/2020. 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

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Our 7/4/20 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 6/13/2020. 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

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via GoToMeeting. Each meeting will have a unique 9-digit number, a link that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that number and click the link a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month), and select “Join on the web” or “Download the app”. Or go to gotomeeting.com , click “Join”, enter the 9-digit meeting number — and follow the prompts. You can also follow the meeting dialing in via phone or using the GoToMeeting phone app.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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LAD Meeting: Wednesday, July 1, 6:30pm

MANY THANKS to all who attended our meeting Wednesday night. (And were patient during our technical issues!) Please click the “resources” widget to the left, to see slides from our July presentation, and we will update the live links mentioned at our meeting shortly, thank you!

Tonight’s LAD Meeting: Actively Committing to Anti-Racism
PLUS — updates, action items, & inspiration

TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 1 6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!) Email us for the meeting link, here, with “send me your meeting link” in the subject line, thanks!

We are honored to have Glenda Strong Robinson and Madelyn Strong Woodley, two civil rights warriors, join us to share their history and insight. And we’re happy to be joined by State Representative Leslie Herod (HD8 Denver) who will talk to us about the landmark police accountability bill (SB20-217: Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity), recently passed in our state legislature. We’ll cover anti-racism tools and messaging, and as always have updates and action items — including a quick overview of yesterday’s Colorado Primary Election results.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Historic Transformational Legislation

On Friday, June 12, 2020, SB20-217: Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity was passed by the Colorado Legislature:

“The Colorado legislature on Saturday sent Gov. Jared Polis a far-reaching police accountability bill in response to the death last month of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. 

Polis has vowed to sign it into law. 

The pace at which Senate Bill 217 made its way through the lawmaking gears at the Capitol was astonishing. But Democrats were committed to change and Republicans eventually joined their push after the bill was tweaked.

‘Today, members, we will be able to intervene and do something about what’s happening in our communities — all of our communities — and has happened for far too long,’ Rep. Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat and one of the prime sponsors of the bill, said Friday as the measure cleared the House. Black lives matter.’

Senate Bill 217 affects almost every aspect of policing in Colorado.

Among its provisions are requirements that law enforcement agencies:

  • Outfit all officers with body cameras
  • Release body camera footage within 45 days of a questionable police encounter
  • Ban the use of chokeholds and carotid holds
  • Collect racial data on officers’ encounters with the public
  • Report to the state when officers unholster their weapons, point their weapons at a citizen and use deadly force”

— Colorado Sun, “Colorado legislature sends far-reaching police accountability bill to Gov. Jared Polis”, 6/13/2020 

WATCH BELOW: Statements from the House floor regarding SB20-217.

Thursday, June 11, 2020. Statements about SB20-217 begin at 3:54:23.
State Representative Leslie Herod (HD8-Denver) at 5:23:25
State Representative James Coleman (HD7-Denver) at 5:30:00

Friday, June 12, 2020. Statements about SB20-217 begin at 2:42:44.
Speaker of the House KC Becker: 2:47:06

State Representative Janet P. Buckner (HD40-Arapahoe) from remote location: 2:56:50
State Representatives Monica Duran (HD24-Jefferson) and Adrienne Benavidez (HD32-Adams): 3:36:41
State Representative Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez (HD4-Denver): 4:04:15
State Representative Tony Exum, Sr. (HD17-El Paso): 4:20:10
State Representative Leslie Herod (HD8-Denver): 4:24:28
The families of De’Von Bailey (killed by police in Colorado Springs on August 3, 2019) and Elijah McClain (died as a result of police encounter, chokehold on August 24, 2019 and subsequent heart attack) were present during remarks.

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