Heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our LAD meeting Wednesday (January 5) night and our Jan. 6 Virtual Vigil the following night — which included a live feed from the 6th & Main Vigil! All resource materials can be found under the resources widget, to your left. We’ll let you know when the zoom recordings are uploaded to youtube.
LAD MEETING, THIS Wednesday, January 5, 6:30pm, via zoom (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link, thanks!)
We had invited our local legislators to our Jan. 5 LAD Meeting, but of course, they are addressing the immediate needs from the Marshall Fire. Our thoughts, gratitude and support are with our amazing Boulder County elected leaders at this time, including but not limited to: Congressman Joe Neguse, Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, Governor Jared Polis, our Boulder County Commissioners, State Senator Sonya Jaquez Lewis, State Representative Karen McCormick, State Representative Tracey Bernett, State Senator Steve Fenberg, State Representative Judy Amabile, all of our Longmont City Council members, including Longmont Mayor Joan Peck.
Our meeting might be shorter, but this is a time to connect with each other, so we thought it important to include updates on the devastating events of last week, the best ways that you can help, as well as offer inspiration as we forge ahead into 2022.
The Colorado General Assembly’s legislative session begins on January 12, so we will have an update and remarks from CLEAN Lead, Marilyn Hughes. (CLEAN: Community Legislative Early Action Network). We are quite proud of the work that CLEAN does, tracking bills, testifying in support of good, progressive bills, or in opposition to the bills that threaten our democracy. If you’d like to join in on CLEAN’s weekly conference calls (every Monday at noon), please email us at email@example.com with “Sign me up for CLEAN” in the subject line.
We’ll provide updates on, and sources for, the January 6 Commission, that is poised to release a major report as soon as January, and will hold more public hearings in the coming weeks.
2022 is also another BIG ELECTION YEAR, with our democracy literally at stake (isn’t it always?). We’ll give you dates and action items to equip you with the best DEMOCRACY DEFENDING STRATEGIES. That’s how we roll!
JAN. 6 VIRTUAL VIGIL, Thursday, January 6, 6pm, via zoom webinar, register link, here, and below:
We wanted to provide a virtual option to acknowledge January 6 and reflect upon the devastating fire of last week, given our concern for the spread of the Omicron variant — alongside the need for connection and support at this time. Our thanks to the Boulder County Democratic Party for partnering with us and providing support for this event.
Please join us for a virtual vigil, acknowledging impact of, and providing forward action for, two converging events: the year anniversary of the violent January 6 Insurrection, and the one week anniversary of Boulder County’s Marshall Fire.
We’ll provide January 6 updates and action items. We’ll also provide updates on all the avenues of support for families impacted by the Marshall Fire, as well as provide opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts.
It is not surprising, though still remarkable, that Boulder County residents and impacted families have already risen to the challenge, and will continue to do so as they rebuild in the months and years ahead.