LAD Monthly Update
I. VP in Weld County 4-30-10
II. Upcoming LAD Meeting 5-5-10
III. Other Events
a. Cinco de Mayo / Immigration March
b. Help Betsy Markey 5-2-10
c. Romanoff Event
I. Vice President Biden was in Weld County today
with Rep. Betsy Markey, Sen. Mark Udall, and Gov. Ritter. I was pleased to see so many people come out to see them at UQM. UQM is a local business that makes electric and hybrid engines. They were able to expand their business and hire more workers in large part due to a government grant throught the ARRA (American Reinvestment and Recovery Act).
The federal government helped to spur American ingenuity into American prosperity. I am glad that our Longmont City Council was invited to this premier event, and even more excited that they came to support local business in addition to the Vice-President Biden’s ARRA. If companies like UQM and Abound Solar continue their great works (spurred in part by the federal government), they will have to change the name of the Carbon Valley to the Carbon-free Pinnacle!
-Jonathan Singer, President LAD
II Next LAD Meeting – How to Get Big Money Out of Politics
When: EARLY START TIME! 6pm , May 5th, 2010
Where: Front Range Community College (Classroom Building – Community Room)
Who: A movie from MoveOn.org, Jim Hoffmeister – Clean Campaigns Colorado, and YOU
What: Come early for a potluck to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Bring a dish to share and your own table settings (let’s make this zero waste).
At 7pm we will start our regular meeting. MoveOn.org is holding Forums across the country about home to democratize our democracy. We will learn about the problems of the coroporate influence on democracy, and work to come out with our own solutions.
MoveOn Organizers will also be there. You can RSVP at http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=103225
III Other events
a. March in Longmont for immigration reform
What: Join the May 1, 2010 in solidarity for our brothers and sisters in Arizona and for a better future for all of us and for this country! Fair and humane immigration reform now!
When: 11:00 AM to noon
Where: Meet at 487 17th Street just east of Main (We will start to gather at 10:00 AM) March will go down Main Street to Longs Peak.
What: Help Deb Gardner and the Longmont Area Dems at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration (or just stop by and say “hi.”)
When: May 1, 12p-7p
Where: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont
Contact: Deb Gardner if you would like to help her out at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Besty Markey in Longmont
Longmont Volunteer Meeting
Sunday,May 2nd at 4:00pm
Longmont Free University
Bring a snack come help lay the foundation for her Longmont Canvass kickoff to Saturday, May 15th at 10:30am
Team Romanoff Steering Committee Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 4, 6-7 pm
Where: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave, Longmont 80501
Meeting Room A
When: Saturday, May 1, 10-11 am
Where: Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder 80302
Boulder Creek Room
Note: I have been receiving a lot of updates for Romanoff Events directly from organizers, but none for Michael Bennet. The LAD will remain neutral in this race. However, if you want to promote a local Michael Bennet event, please email us.
Note 2: The LAD is supported by local individual donations. We are spending an extra $60.00 for the room next Wednesday. If you are not a member, please bring $20.00 for the year. If you are rich, please bring more 🙂
No one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.