A Time for Renewal – August Mid Month Update

Longmont Area Democrats Mid-Month Update

I  Democratic Day of Unity Rally Aug. 14
II Boulder County Democrats Exec Meeting Aug. 12
III Exclusive DCCC Strategy Session for Markey Aug. 21 
IV Markey in Longmont Aug. 24
V   A Special Thank You

I. Democratic Unity

Boulder County Democrats Unite!


Sponsored by:


Boulder County Democratic Party,

Democratic Women of Boulder County,

and the Longmont Area Democrats


When: Saturday, August 14th, 1:00-3:00


Where: Dawson Park, Longmont (map)


What: Refreshments and Speeches from

our national, state and local candidates


This has been a primary season in which

everyone has worked very hard for their

favorite candidate. Now it’s time to unite

behind our Democratic nominees.

Please join us for a unity event as Boulder

County Democrats organize for victory in

November.


II Boulder County Dems Executive Committee Meeting
Boulder County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, Aug 12 at 6:30 PM
Boulder County Democrats Headquarters
1725B Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
County Commissioner Cindy Domenico will discuss the two ballot measures referred by the County Commissioners

III Strategy and Canvassing Session with DCCC National Field Team

On Saturday, August 21st at 10:00am the National Field Team from the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) including their National Director and all Regional Directors will be in Fort Collins.  Please join them, the Colorado Coordinated Campaign and Betsy Markey’s Campaign for an overview of National Field Strategy and a canvassing training.

Please join us at 10:00am, Saturday August 21st for strategy, training and canvassing.  We have just over 2 months left before the election and Betsy needs your help to knock doors and spread her message.

What: Canvassing with DCCC National Field Team and Betsy Markey
When: 10:00am, Saturday, August 21st
Where: Markey for Congress Office
419 Canyon, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521

For more information or to RSVP, please call our office at 970-221-1473

IV. Betsy Markey in Longmont with Democratic Women of Boulder County

Outreach Program with Congresswoman Betsy Markey

The DWBC is focused on reaching out to Democrats throughout Boulder County. Our first outreach program will feature Congresswoman Betsy Markey at the Longmont Public library on August 24th 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. Please join us in hearing Betsy discuss the challenges and opportunities of the coming year. She will also talk about her congressional race and why it is receiving national attention. Event is free!

V. A Special Thank You
“I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!” 
-Will Rogers

Dear LAD’ers,

Politics is a zero-sum game most of the time.  Sometimes our candidates win, sometimes they don’t.  It’s hard when you lose.    Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be angry, depressed, or even in just flat-out denial if you or your candidate lost.  On the flip side, if you feel the need to jump up and down in exuberation from a victory, that’s OK too.  No one is a “bad” or “disloyal” Democrat for showing human emotion .  But give the opposite side some space and understanding if you feel the need to show some of that emotion.  People will talk about the “what-ifs” of the campaign for years.  But as the high’s and low’s subside, we need to come together soon.

I want to extend a special thank you to all of the passionate, hard-working volunteers for this Primary Election Cycle.  Democrats saw one of the best turnouts ever for a Primary thanks to the candidates and volunteers.  

Andrew Romanoff accomplished quite an electoral achievement with relatively little money and little lead time for a statewide campaign.  All of the other candidates out there need to capture some of the most gung-ho staff and volunteers for November by sitting down with these great folks.  Thank you Andrew for bringing your energy and enthusiam to this Race.

Michael Bennet hit the ground running when he was appointed by our Governor to the US Senate.  He was gracious in his victory speech and his Longmont Volunteers are some of the most civic-minded members of our community.  My congratulations to the nominee on a hard-earned election.

Jake Williams showed that the future of the Democratic Party in Boulder County has something to look forward to.  I asked him to be my running mate in 2040 and he told me I’d have to contend with his daughter Riley.  Now there’s looking ahead!  Jake goes back to working to protect our environment, and that is a win for all of us.

Matt Jones will bring that often missing element of experience to the State House this January.  The General Assembly will draw new Congressional Districts in 2011.  I am very hopeful the Matt Jones will be at the helm making our elections in Colorado fair and competitive for the next decade.  Congratulations Matt on a winning a tough race.  We hope to see you at LAD real soon!

In Peace,

Jonathan Singer
President – Longmont Area Democrats
www.longmontdems.org

PS – If you are struggling with the post-primary situation, don’t hesitate to email me anytime.

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