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LAD Meeting, Wednesday, March 6!

Thanks so much for the great turnout last week! (Materials for our March 2019 meeting will be posted under the Resources widget to your left.) Our next meeting is April 3!

Wednesday, March 6  6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!)
Front Range Community College  Community Room

Transformative Colorado legislation concerning gun safety, environmental safety, “debrucing” TABOR, immigrant access to services, education about healthy relationships and consent, child tax credits, access to better healthcare and lower drug pricing, banning conversion therapy, rights of transgender persons and for our homeless — and more — is being sponsored, introduced and debated at our Capitol. This is a powerfully important session!

We are excited to have State Rep. Rochelle Galindo (newly elected for District 50 in Weld County), Lorena Fuentes Ibañez from Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC, Northern Colorado), and LAD board member Susie Hidalgo-Fahring (St. Vrain Valley Education Association), to speak with us about lobbying the Governor to support Virginia’s Law* and advocating for other important legislative issues.

We’ll give you the latest legislative news from our Capitol — breaking by the hour — on what YOU can do to support important bills. But, they didn’t say it would be easy: we will get pushback from the gun lobby, conservatives and big industry…and that is why we fight!

Join us…and please, bring a friend! TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 6, 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!
*More about Virginia’s Law, here.

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Our February Meeting rescheduled for THIS Wednesday, February 13!

No Rest in Our Fight!

Wednesday, February 13  6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!)  Front Range Community College  Community Room

If the latest State of the Union is any indication, our work continues. As expected, our majority in the US House, and our full majority in Colorado’s state legislature and state offices are bringing forth amazing progressive change…It’s also eliciting orchestrated and powerful pushback from republicans.

We cannot rest.

You were instrumental in electing Colorado Democrats to our legislature and state offices last fall. At the next LAD meeting, we’ll talk about what you can specifically DO to support Colorado progressive measures in the National Popular Vote, gun safety, reproductive rights, banning conversion therapy and more. And NOW we can make real progress in renewables and Climate Change.

When Colorado republicans had the majority, they tried to destroy the Colorado Energy Office and almost succeeded…it’s a new day: We’ll have environmental advocate RJ Harrington speak about a recent presentation at our Capitol and what it means for our legislative activism (not simply complaining!) moving forward.

Join us…and please, bring a friend! WEDNESDAY, February 13, 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.)

And if you’ve never been to a meeting, please check us out! There’s always something good and empowering that you’ll learn — or can share! — at an LAD meeting.
 

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!



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LAD Meeting CANCELLED tonight (2/6/19)!

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion — but better to be safe!

Front Range Community College announced it was closed today after 4pm due to weather, so there will be no LAD meeting tonight. 

We have tentatively rescheduled the meeting for next Wednesday, but we will keep you posted!

THANK YOU!

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Our NEXT LAD Meeting, 2/6/19!

No Rest in Our Fight!

Wednesday, February 6  6:30pm (meeting will start promptly at 6:45!)  Front Range Community College  Community Room
If the latest State of the Union is any indication, our work continues. As expected, our majority in the US House, and our full majority in Colorado’s state legislature and state offices are bringing forth amazing progressive change…It’s also eliciting orchestrated and powerful pushback from republicans.

We cannot rest.

You were instrumental in electing Colorado Democrats to our legislature and state offices last fall. At the next LAD meeting, we’ll talk about what you can specifically DO to support Colorado progressive measures in the National Popular Vote, gun safety, reproductive rights, banning conversion therapy and more. And NOW we can make real progress in renewables and Climate Change.

When Colorado republicans had the majority, they tried to destroy the Colorado Energy Office and almost succeeded…it’s a new day: We’ll have environmental advocate RJ Harrington speak about a recent presentation at our Capitol and what it means for our legislative activism (not simply complaining!) moving forward.

Join us…and please, bring a friend! WEDNESDAY, February 6, 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.)

And if you’ve never been to a meeting, please check us out! There’s always something good and empowering that you’ll learn — or can share! — at an LAD meeting.
 

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!



Tom Toles Copyright 2019 Universal Press Syndicate

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Our 2/5/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 2/5/19. 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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Our 2/2/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 2/2/19.  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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Thank you, Senator Bennet…

This is what Colorado Values in Washington looks like (we’re pissed, too!):

Note to GOP: Governing by shutdown is NOT governing!

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Our 1/28/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 1/28/19. 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

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Contact your State Senators NOW!

JUST Scheduled: Colorado’s State Senators vote on the National Popular Vote Bill (SB19-042) THIS MONDAY, 1/28 at 10AM at our Capitol.

Nutshell: SB19-042 allows Colorado to sign on, with other states, to the National Popular Vote Compact. Meaning, we agree to give all of our electoral votes (9) in a Presidential election to the candidate who has the most popular votes in the country. (For example, if enough states had signed on to the compact in previous elections, we would have had Al Gore as our President, and Hillary Clinton as our President — Clinton’s margin was the highest in history for a candidate who won the popular vote, but not the electoral college.)

PLEASE CALL your State Senator in SUPPORT of this bill!

If you live in Longmont, your State Senator is Mike Foote (SD17), who along with State Reps Emily Sirota (HD9) and Jeni Arndt HD53), are sponsoring this bill.

If the bill does not get enough Senate votes, it is dead — and we don’t want that! The same bill can be introduced on the House side — BUT LET’S DO ALL WE CAN TO PASS IT NOW!

CONTACT all your friends in Colorado and ask them to call their State Senator, urging them to vote YES on SB19-042. (You can leave messages all weekend, too!)
State Senators contact info here.

Unsure what your Colorado State Senate District is? Go to govotecolorado.com, look up your voter registration, and click the “County & District Information” tab. Scroll down to find your State Senate District. (copy & paste this block for friends outside of Longmont!)

SHARE, TWEET, SHOW your support on social media!

National Popular Vote website, Colorado page, here.
A link describing the Colorado bill (and also to track bill’s progress), here.
Sylvia Bernstein gave a presentation at January’s LAD meeting. Sylvia’s recent editorial, here.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Our 1/15/19 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 1/15/19. 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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