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BOULDER COUNTY’S VOTER TURNOUT WAS 85.2%!

That means we SIGNIFICANTLY affected the outcome of statewide races:

JARED POLIS is Colorado’s first openly gay governor-elect (given that Colorado was formerly dubbed the “hate state” and Masterpiece cake sales aside, Jared’s orientation was not an issue or the subject of attack ads.)

PHIL WEISER is our Attorney General-elect.

JENA GRISWOLD is our Secretary of State-elect. She is also the first woman ever and the first Democrat elected to the seat since Eisenhower was President.

DAVE YOUNG is our State Treasurer-elect…

Meaning, a BLUE SWEEP of Colorado’s Statewide offices!


UNOFFICIAL 2018 COLORADO STATEWIDE RESULTS


Locally, we re-elected JONATHAN SINGER as our State Representative for HD11. SONYA JAQUEZ LEWIS is now our State Representative-elect for HD12.

We now have a FULL BLUE MAJORITY in our State Legislature (the Colorado General Assembly), with 41 Democrats in the State House — the largest number since 1959. State Representative KC BECKER (HD13) will be our Speaker of the House and State Senator STEVE FENBERG (SD18) will be our Senate Majority Leader. Our legislature now proudly has its first transgender member, BRIANNA TITONE (HD27) and its first openly gay Latina ROCHELLE GALINDO (HD50) 

WATCH FOR GUN SAFETY, OIL & GAS REGULATION, and other bills promoting COMMON-SENSE  COLORADO VALUES coming your way!


KAREN MCCORMICK (Congress – 4th) and TIM KRUG (State Board of Education, CD4) gave VALIANT and PRINCIPLED FIGHTS. We CONGRATULATE them both for working so hard to connect to voters all over the 4th Congressional District. That knowledge is invaluable.


LESLEY SMITH is CU Regent At Large — the only Regent with faculty experience!


Boulder County continues to boast an impressive roster of Democratic public servants. We are grateful.:

MIKE DOUGHERTY Boulder County District Attorney

MATT JONES — Boulder County Commissioner, District 3

MOLLY FITZPATRICK — Boulder County Clerk

CYNTHIA BRADDOCK — Boulder County Assessor

JOE PELLE — Boulder County Sheriff

EMMA HALL — Boulder County Coroner

PAUL WEISSMANN — Boulder County Treasurer

LEE STADELE — Boulder County Surveyor


UNOFFICIAL 2018 BOULDER COUNTY RESULTS


BALLOT MEASURES

DISAPPOINTMENTS: Amendment V (Reduce Age Qualification for Legislative Members), Amendment 73 (Education Funding), Amendment 110 (Transportation Tax), and Proposition 112 (2500 ft Fracking Setback) all failed to pass.

BUT, A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY in Colorado’s General Assembly might address what these measures were trying to.

THANKFUL that Amendment 74 did not pass! If it had, Oil and Gas would have been able to do whatever it wanted in Colorado. Also thankful 109 didn’t pass — a bad transportation bill, with no way to fund it.

ALSO THANKFUL we finally rid our Constitution of slavery (Amendment A), we passed redistricting reform (Amendments Y & Z), we designated Industrial hemp as statutory (Amendment X), and we put a cap on payday loan costs (Proposition 111).

 

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BALLOTS ARE DUE to the Boulder County Clerk’s office by TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 7PM

DO NOT mail your ballot after Halloween (Wednesday) —
it won’t make it to the Clerk’s office in time!
Instead, drop it off at 6th & Coffman. Other locations & hours here.

Click this widget for everything you need to know
about your 2018 Ballot
(including judges):

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Our 10/27/18 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 10/27/18. 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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Our 10/20/18 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 10/20/18. 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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The MOST IMPORTANT Midterm Election of Your Lifetime: November 6, 2018!

For COMPLETE BALLOT INFORMATION, including Judges, CLICK THE “2018 CANDIDATES & BALLOT ISSUES WIDGET” TO THE RIGHT!

ANY QUESTIONS? Contact us at longmontareadems@gmail.com.

 

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NEXT LAD Meeting: Wednesday, October 3!

WEDNESDAY: Know Your Ballot! 
Wednesday, October 3 • 6:30pm! • Front Range Community College • Community Room

IT COMES DOWN TO THIS!: All the months of withstanding the upside-down world of trump, the heartbreak of last week, and agony about what’s ahead — will be reckoned with

your vote.

We’re going to walk you through your ballot that will arrive mid-October, going through ballot recommendations (including a preview of the BCDP Voter Guide) as well as covering candidates on that part of your ballot that is sometimes neglected by voters — but just as important, NOW MORE THAN EVER.

And, just as we have for the last several months, you will have ACCESS to some of the candidates on your ballot, who will be in attendance to answer questions.

After this meeting, you’ll be more IN THE KNOW about your ballot than most people, so we’ll be asking you to share this information with everyone you know.

Our Democracy (and our sanity!) depends on it.

vote your whole ballot.

Join us…and please, bring a friend! THIS WEDNESDAY, October 3, 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!

Bruce MacKinnon, The Chronicle Herald:

All Colorado elections are MAIL-IN BALLOT. YOURS WILL ARRIVE MID-OCTOBER. Go to govotecolorado.com to register to vote on any day (you’ll need ID), check your registration, or verify/change to your current address. Your address needs to be current by October 29 in order to receive your ballot in the mail, but you can go to any VSPC (Voter Service Polling Center) beginning October 22, and vote or register to vote in person (Bring ID). Save postage and drop your mail-in ballot at any VSPC in your county (and get an “I Voted” sticker. Wear that sticker to encourage others to vote. DO NOT mail your ballot after October 31 — it won’t get to the Clerk’s office in time). The sooner you drop off your ballot, the sooner the election calls will stop. Your main VSPC in Longmont is at 6th & Coffman with a 24-Hour Drop box available on October 15. Sign up for Ballot Track (text reminders of your ballot’s progress) or find more VSPCs listed at bouldercountyvotes.org
ALL BALLOTS DUE TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, by 7PM!

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Our 9/30/18 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 9/30/18. 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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Our 9/29/18 Blast..

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 9/29/18. 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 9/8/18 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 9/8/18. 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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Andrew Romanoff, 9/5/18

(Thanks to everyone who attended! Presentation materials from this meeting can be found when you click the Resources widget, to the left.)

Wednesday, September 5 • Ballot Update starts promptly at 6:30pm! • Front Range Community College • Community Room
After leading Colorado’s General Assembly to its first Democratic majority in 40 years, our friend Andrew Romanoff has continued his service to the people of Colorado as President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado. Andrew will be presenting the School Mental Health Toolkit created in an effort to get mental health resources into every school in Colorado.Studies show that children are more likely to seek help if support is available at school. This powerful toolkit works as a blueprint for school districts, parents, teachers, or anyone who wants to see improved mental health services in their school district.

We’ve also invited members of the St. Vrain Valley School Board, school Principals, the Longmont City Council, and several parent groups, community groups, as well as students, to participate as well as offer insight.

And as always, we’ll update you on political action items (the Kavanaugh hearing started yesterday), including developments on ballot issues. THE MIDTERM ELECTION IS IN 62 DAYS.

Join us…and please, bring a friend! TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 5, 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!

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