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Longmont City Council Candidate Forum, this Wednesday, 6:30pm!

Longmont Area Democrats presents
LONGMONT CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM
THIS Wednesday, October 6, 6:30pm

Via zoom

Our mission is to promote progressive democratic values, one of which is voter education — that’s why we’ve held a Longmont City Council Candidate Forum every municipal election year since 2010, and invite all candidates to participate.* Our moderator this year will be Mary Ann Grim, Professor of History at Front Range Community College.

We will also post a recording of the forum when it becomes available.
Please join us, and please tell a friend! —

WEDNESDAY’s LAD Meeting: LAD presents the Longmont City Council Candidates Forum, Wednesday, October 6, 6:30pm, we’ll send the link on Wednesday, or email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com for the link!

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

*Longmont Area Democrats DOES NOT ENDORSE, (nor “back”) candidates in any non partisan election, including this one, nor do we endorse democratic candidates in the primary phase of any election.

Email us for the zoom link at longmontareadems@gmail.com — or sign up for our blasts to the same email with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line. We will also post the recording of the forum when it becomes available. THANKS!

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“…worthy of their dreams and sacrifice…”

“…Yet we also witnessed the darker forces of human nature. Fear and anger, resentment and violence against Muslim Americans, true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion. We saw a national unity bend. We learned that unity is the one thing that must never break. Unity is what makes us who we are. America at its best.

“To me, that’s the central lesson of September 11th. It’s that at our most vulnerable, in the push and pull of all that makes us human, in the battle for the soul of America, unity is our greatest strength. Unity doesn’t mean we have to believe the same thing. We must have a fundamental respect and faith in each other and in this nation.

“We are unique in the history of the world because we’re the only nation, based on an idea, an idea that everyone is created equal, and should be treated equally throughout their lives. That is the task before us. To once again, lead not just by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. And I know we can.

“For I know hope is not simply an expectation. Hope is a conviction. Hope allows us to act with courage, to act and honor those we lost 20 years ago. And those who have given their whole souls to the cause of this nation, every day since. To act and build a future, not a reactionary one or one based on fear, but a future of promise strength, and grace, worthy of their dreams and sacrifice. And to act and keep the faith that while life is fragile, it is truly something wonderful. We find strength in its broken places, as Hemingway wrote. We find light in the darkness. We find purpose to repair, renew, and rebuild. And as my friend told me that September 20 years ago, we must not be afraid. May God bless you all. May God bless the lives lost on September 11th, 2001, and their loved ones who were left behind. And may God protect our troops.”
PRESIDENT BIDEN, on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Thanks for attending!

You can find all of our meeting materials under the “resources” widget.

 

OUR NEXT LAD MEETING — The “Dirt” on Soil Regeneration, Wednesday, September 1, 6:30pm, via zoom. One of the simplest, and most immediately impactful ways to fight climate change is to regenerate soil.

Did you know that we could completely negate all current CO2 emissions by putting carbon (organic matter) BACK INTO each acre of farmland — even if by relatively small increments (.4%, per year)?

With a full one third of our top soil in the world damaged — it’s called desertification (or, top soil turning to dust) — the time is NOW to regenerate soil, and it’s happening LOCALLY! We’ll have Mark and Kena Guttridge from Ollin Farms, who will tell us about Project 95, as well as how YOU can be on the forefront of literally changing the world with your own garden!

We’ll have plenty of time built in for questions from YOU.

So please…join us for the NEXT LAD Meeting: The Dirt on Soil Regeneration, THIS Wednesday, September 1, 6:30pm.

You can email us with questions at longmontareadems@gmail.com

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Thanks for attending!

Thanks so much to the 60 or so folks who showed up at Rogers Park last Saturday for the LAD Annual Summer Picnic! The BBQ from Rat’s Woodshack food truck was FABULOUS! Please follow Rat’s on facebook to find out where they’ll be parked next — you won’t be disappointed. Our LAD Band got 12 songs in from their playlist until the much needed rainstorm came in and produced an epic rainbow! THANKS ALSO to everyone who helped us pack up to dry out (it happens!)

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THANKS for attending the Redistricting Commission Public Hearing in Longmont!

MANY THANKS to the over ONE HUNDRED folks who attended LADs FAIR MAPS Redistricting Webinar on August 4, and we are happy that so many folks participated
in the August 10 public hearing, either in person or via remote testimony!
THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS CONTINUES!
PLEASE ENGAGE IN THE ONGOING PROCESS — the preliminary maps will CHANGE after census data is released on August 12!

LISTEN: The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Public Hearing, August 10, held in Longmont, audio, here. (hearing starts at 7 minutes in)

We’ve posted slides, resources and helpful tips under the “Take Action Now” widget at longmontdems.organd will be updating that space daily! Go to this widget:

Public hearings will continue throughout August, calendar here.
But you can also submit comment online, here.

Your participation is VITAL. Redistricting happens every 10 YEARS —
which means we have to LIVE with what we GET
as a result of this process for a LONG time!

Take a look at our resources under the Take Action Now widget,
learn how to, and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.
It’s all about FAIR REPRESENTATION.
YOU CAN ALSO COMMENT ONLINE,
here.
FOR MORE INFO, go to
redistricting.colorado.gov

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Our 8/7/21 Blast & Parade

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/7/21. 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 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 8/1/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 8/1/21. 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 7/31/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/31/21. 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 7/24/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/24/21. 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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