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Our 8/6/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/6/21. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

If you’ve already signed up for our emails, but lost the latest one in a crowded inbox (we know the feeling!): check back here at longmontdems.org, you’ll find all of our blasts posted in the center of our home page.

PLEASE NOTE: We are excited to transition to in person meetings and events — but will keep the option of zoom meetings depending on safety updates, as well as weather concerns.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Our 5/29/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 5/28/21. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

If you’ve already signed up for our emails, but lost the latest one in a crowded inbox (we know the feeling!): check back here at longmontdems.org, you’ll find all of our blasts posted in the center of our home page.

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via Zoom. Each meeting will have a meeting link and passcode that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that info and log in a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month).

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Take Action on these 3 Bills!

TAKE ACTION on SB21-200: Urge State Senate leadership to take the bill to a vote on the Senate Floor!
Senator Rhonda Fields: “Vote for SB200 for environmental justice”. By phone: 303-866-4879 (preferred). By email: rhonda.fields.senate@state.co.us

Senator Chris Kolker: “Vote for SB200 to create jobs in the clean energy industry and tourism”. By phone: 303-866-4883 (preferred). By email: chris.kolker.senate@state.co.us

Senator Robert Rodriguez: “Vote for SB200 to create jobs in the clean energy and tourism industry”. Need to hear from non-environm ental voices in the community. By phone: 303-866-4852 (preferred). By email: robert.rodriguez.senate@state.co.us

Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg: “Thank you for being a climate champion and leader, please use your influence to secure passage of SB200 in the Senate”. Need to hear from everybody in Boulder. By phone: 303-866-4872 (preferred). By email: stephen.fenberg.senate@state.co.us

DAILY: Call the Governor’s Office at 303-866-2471 during business hours and ask the Governor to support SB-200 and sign it into law.

SIGN UP for Daily Action Updates from Jonathan Singer at: jonathan.singer@gmail.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: make posts that reference the Governor, your state legislators, SB-200, and the hashtag #NoSB200veto on twitter, facebook and instagram.

MEDIA TO SHARE: Handout, here. Handout, here.SB200 Flyer, here.
ABOUT SB21-200, here. House & Senate floor & committee updates, here.


THE BILL WILL BE HEARD: in the House State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on June 3.
Contact Committee members and urge their support!:

State Representative Chris Kennedy, Chair (D): chris.kennedy.house@state.co.us | 303-866-2951
State Representative Steven Woodrow, Vice Chair (D): steven.woodrow.house@state.co.us | 303-866-2967
State Representative Judy Amabile (D): judy.amabile.house@state.co.us | 303-866-2578
State Representative Jennifer Bacon (D): jennifer.bacon.house@state.co.us | 303-866-2909
State Representative Tracey Bernett (D): tracey.bernett.house@state.co.us  | 303-866-2920
State Representative Rod Bockenfeld (R): rod.bockenfeld.house@state.co.us
| 303-866-2912
State Representative Monica Duran (D): monica.duran.house@state.co.us  | 303-866-5522
State Representative Ron Hanks (R): Ron.Hanks.house@state.co.us  | 303-866-2747
State Representative Patrick Neville (R): patrick.neville.house@state.co.us | 303-866-2948
State Representative Alex Valdez (D): alex.valdez.house@state.co.us | 303-866-2925
State Representative Dave Williams (R): dave.williams.house@state.co.us | 303-866-5525

CHECK the status of SB21-087, here.

House & Senate floor & committee updates, here.

CONTACT State Representative Karen McCormick, HD11 (Longmont) and thank her for her sponsorship of the bill: 303-866-2780. Email: karen.mccormick.house@state.co.us

ABOUT the bill, here.

SIGN THIS PETITION, here.


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, this urgent call from State Rep. Judy Amabile (HD13 Boulder County): After PASSING THROUGH the HOUSE & SENATE, HB21-1211, Regulations of Restrictive Housing in Jails, is UNDER THREAT OF VETO By the GOVERNOR. The bill puts humane restrictions on the use of solitary confinement in large county jails. Fact sheet, here. Op Ed, here.

CSOC (County Sheriffs of Colorado) is asking Governor Polis to Veto HB21-1211. The reason for not wanting to comply is that it will cost money. The bill was heavily amended to make it easier for the jails to implement. It passed both the House and the Senate with large margins.

Please reach out to the Governor and tell him you don’t want this bill vetoed. Ask him how much money our loved ones’ lives are worth. Solitary confinement is tantamount to torture for people with serious mental illness. Having a mental illness is not a crime, and of course our loved ones should be in hospitals and not jails. They shouldn’t be subject to cruel and unusual punishment.

EMAIL GOVERNOR POLIS, HERE: Governorpolis@state.co.us
ABOUT HB21-1211,
here.

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Our 1/30/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 1/30/21. If you’d like to sign up for our email blasts, send us an email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line to longmontareadems@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all of our meetings will be virtual via Zoom. Each meeting will have a meeting link and passcode that we will release shortly before the meeting. Watch our blasts for that info and log in a few minutes before the meeting start time (usually 6:30pm, the first Wednesday of each month).

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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At Last

Text of The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman, here:

Full text of President Biden’s Inaugural Address, here.

 

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THANK YOU GEORGIA VOTERS!

…and THANK YOU to Everyone who called,
texted, and sent postcards!

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THANK YOU for attending our Wednesday, January 6 Meeting!

(Click the “resources” widget to the left to access the slides for the January 2021 meeting)

WEDNESDAY, January 6, 6:30pm via ZOOM
(we’ll send a link Wednesday morning!):

PLEASE JOIN US for our next meeting, where Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty will give a presentation on his latest initiative: tackling bias and hate crimes in our community.

Our Wednesday meeting will be the day after the Georgia Runoffs, as well as on the day of congress counting the electoral college votes. It will also be the day that republicans will once again try to subvert democracy — at least we know what they stand for! That’s why we’ll provide updates, info, a place to commiserate (no, you are not crazy, and yes, 2020 was a hellscape), and action items for the challenging months ahead.

WATCH YOUR EMAIL for the zoom link Wednesday morning  and please… tell a friend (you can share the browser link above) about our next LAD meeting, Wednesday, January 6, 6:30pm.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Need Some Inspiration?

WATCH:

Then, click the “Georgia & How You Can Help” widget to the right →

GEORGIA SENATE RUNOFF ELECTION JANUARY 5TH!

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Thank you for attending LADs Annual (& Virtual) Holiday “Potluck”, Saturday!


Saturday, December 12 • 11am • We’ll send a zoom link to our blast list the day of!

Our 2020 LAD Holiday Celebration is only different in that it is virtual. We will go over LADs accomplishments of the last year. We will honor and celebrate the work of two of our beloved legislators: State Senator Mike Foote and State Representative Jonathan Singer — as they embark on their next adventures!We’ll also present our updated support statements and we’ll be electing the 2021 LAD Board (most board members will be continuing their service).

If you are a current member of LAD, we THANK YOU for your contribution in the past year! Many folks use the Holiday Potluck as an opportunity to renew or, if you aren’t a member, but you like the work we are doing, to sign up for membership ($25/year per person). Your generous donations cover our expenses (Zoom, web hosting, Mailchimp accounts, website support, promotional materials, post pandemic event space rental & insurance) You can go to our website and click the “Donate” tab up top, or the green “Donate” widget — and pay by Donorbox. You can also send us a check (address is on the Donate page) THANK YOU for supporting the work we do!

PLEASE JOIN US! THIS Saturday, December 12, at 11am. Check your email for a registration link Saturday morning! (Or email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com to request a registration link)

PS: AND DON’T FORGET to do ALL YOU CAN to help Jon Ossoff & Rev. Raphael Warnock get elected to the US Senate in Georgia! CHECK OUT the “Georgia & How You Can Help” widget to your right, here. (Volunteer for or donate to Ossoff and Warnock campaigns, donate to Georgia grassroots organizations, postcards, letters to write, help register new voters, weekend text or phone banking, social media accounts to follow and more!)

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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