2019 ELECTION: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
All Colorado elections are mail-in ballot. You’ll receive yours mid-October. Click the “2019 Election” widget to the right, for election info and ballot content.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER? 2 HOURS ON A WEEKEND CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE, AND WE MAKE IT FUN! The conservatives in town like to call us “The Machine” or “The Bastion of Liberal Extremism” — we call it GOTV (Get Out The Vote), celebrating the engine that makes our democracy work. And we appreciate volunteers, coming up with projects that are targeted, gratifying and don’t waste your time! Contact us here, with “I’d like to volunteer” in the subject line…THANKS!
about those recalls, repeals and ballot measures…
POLIS RECALL: FAILED. Democracy WON.
PETTERSEN RECALL: FAILED. Democracy WON.
LEE RECALL: FAILED. Democracy WON.
SULLIVAN RECALL: FAILED. Democracy WON.
Remember when CD4 CONGRESSMAN KEN BUCK said, “we need to teach [Democrats] how to spell RECALL!”?
Apparently, much like our president, republicans can’t spell much.
Follow our legislature when session begins in January 2020 as bills are presented to reform the recall process.
ANTI-CHOICE advocates are pushing the 22-week ABORTION BAN INITIATIVE 120 (Class 3 FELONY) and have until March 4 to collect 124,632 valid signatures from registered voters in order to place the measure on the November 2020 ballot. DO NOT be complacent since Colorado has historically and resoundingly rejected similar measures in the past. We need ALL ADVOCATES on deck to speak out and defeat these efforts! DECLINE TO SIGN! More, here.
IT’S COMING: The REPEAL of the National Popular Vote Compact will most likely be on your 2020 ballot (with confusing language to be sure). YES to the NPV and NO to trump — a WIN WIN! More, here.
ACTIONS: If you are approached to sign any petition DECLINE TO SIGN, unless you have access to trusted info about any approved petitions. We’ll keep you posted!
Ongoing Action Items:
Since November 9, 2016, there has been plenty to feel desperate about. But the best antidote is ACTION.
Last fall’s 2018 election was unlike other midterms: Colorado had the second highest turnout in the nation, and NATIONAL TURNOUT was the highest since 1965! In case you need to be reminded of the very real BLUE WAVE that happened, go here.
Many of you worked very hard to get out the vote. Boulder County’s turnout was 85.2% and that means we affected the outcome of those state level races — Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and State Treasurer. Our state also voted their whole ballot across many districts — securing our Democratic majority in our State Senate and strengthening our Democratic majority in State House. Remember, more voters in Colorado voted for Proposition 112 (2500 ft setbacks) than voted for Walker Stapleton for Governor. In other words, the voters of Colorado overwhelmingly rejected Republican leadership.
Those Democratic majorities in our Statehouse provided the engine for historic Colorado legislation that was passed in the 2019 session, that ended in May: Oil and Gas Health & Safety, ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Orders, or the Red Flag Bill), Comprehensive Sex Ed, Banning Conversion Therapy, The 2019 Healthcare Cost Savings Act — just to name a few!
The Republicans screamed “overreach” almost immediately, BUT —95% OF THE BILLS PASSED HAD BIPARTISAN CO-SPONSORSHIP!
MEANWHILE IN WASHINGTON, House Democrats passed 230 BILLS! Yes, they are languishing in McConnell’s Obstruction Graveyard — but ALL THE MORE REASON TO TAKE BACK THE SENATE! Here in Colorado, we have an unprecedented number of qualified Democratic contenders poised to SEND CORY BACK TO YUMA. (Read about our response to the DSCC, here.)
Besides, you can always call Moscow Mitch and give him hell. WATCH THIS:
Yes, we can do it ALL. And we ARE.
Record turnout? Check.
Multiple Democratic challengers in previously “unwinnable” races? Check.
Landmark legislation passed in Colorado because you elected a Democratic majority? Check. Recalls THWARTED for those Democratic legislators who DID the job they were elected to do? Check.
IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS? Check.
A unified front dedicated to getting rid of trump and taking back our Senate? CHECK.
DON’T DESPAIR. Reject the “Democrats in Disarray” rhetoric that our false equivalency media likes to promote (along with normalizing trump!).
CONTINUE TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN OUR DEMOCRACY — that only makes it stronger! And we have several ways to do it: 2019 ELECTION on Tuesday, November 5. Colorado will hold its PRESIDENTIAL Primary election on SUPER Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (not caucus). In addition, there will be a CAUCUS on Saturday, March 7, 2020 (in the afternoon) to select delegates for the Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate candidates and other races, followed by county and state assemblies, PRIMARY ELECTION on TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020 for all offices, and the GENERAL ELECTION on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020!
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We meet the first Wednesday of the month. The events widget to your right, will give you general info on upcoming meetings as details become available. We promise to strive for the best and most effective information that inspires you to DO. We held regular candidate forums all through 2017 and 2018, with record attendance — giving folks an up-close look at the caliber of Democratic candidates stepping up to serve. With the field narrowed by the primary on June 26, we continue to see active engagement with relationships continuing to be built. We also conduct meetings to inform folks about specific issues, with dynamic experts and action items. You can see the slide presentations of previous meetings when you click our Resources widget.
We have regular email blasts that list local events, but also impromptu rallies in response to current issues, as well as when to contact our electeds in support or opposition to upcoming legislation. To sign up for our blasts, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to sign up for our email blasts. To review our previous blasts (by date), you can check them out on our home page here.
LAD created CLEAN — Community Legislative Early Action Network — to participate in weekly conference calls with legislators and their aides, train folks how to track bills in our state legislature, how to testify for or against bills at committee, etc. To find out more about CLEAN, click the widget to the right. Also check out the CLEAN Training Presentation and Member Handbook.
And always, if you have any political questions at all, email us at email@example.com