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Joint Meeting of Longmont City Council and SVVSD!

Thanks for attending!:
Joint Meeting with Longmont City Council and the SVVSD Board of Education
April 21, 2022, 6pm
Innovation Center, 33 Quail Road in the Valley Area
MAP,
here.

Whose are the loudest voices at school board meetings, lately?

We must not take public education for granted: it’s a core tenet of a robust and thriving democracy. And a public school system that is vibrant, engaging, and equitable — preparing ALL students for our world — is key. At our last LAD meeting we talked about the historical and present attacks on our school boards. Tonight’s Longmont City Council Meeting is a joint meeting with the SVVSD at the district’s Innovation Center. AGENDA, here.

Get there early to sign up for the Public Invited to be Heard segment and state your support of public education in Longmont’s St. Vrain Valley School District — or SIMPLY SHOW UP, THANKS!

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“…the gifts my ancestors gave…”

 

via GIPHY

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Our 4/9/22 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 4/9/22. 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, where you’ll find links to 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 someday — but will keep the option of zoom meetings open, depending on safety updates, weather concerns, etc.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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LAD Meeting: Thanks for attending!

 

TONIGHT’S LAD MEETING: Defend, Promote, DO Democracy: Defending Public Education and Our Frontline Public Servants! Wednesday, April 6, 6:30pm, via zoom. Last month we gave you an overview of caucus, a CLEAN spotlight, and a first look at 2022 candidates…

TONIGHT: You’ve seen the attacks on our school boards and unions (not just teachers unions!), the villifying of teachers, the hyperbolic assault on CRT, the hysteria around school gender equity guidelines — as well as book banning! We’ll give you context — the history of using school boards to push extremist agendas, and a look at how orchestrated this movement is, naming the dark money groups to put on your radar. We’ll give you immediacy — you’ll hear from exciting and effective public servants on the frontlines, a parent, a teacher, a nurse, and a union organizer — we’ll talk about recent WINS in workplace democracy. And as always, we’ll suggest ACTIONS you can take to further protect our democracy.

SO JOIN US, and please tell a friend! TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 6, 6:30pm, via zoom.

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Our 4/2/22 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 4/2/22. 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, where you’ll find links to 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 someday — but will keep the option of zoom meetings open, depending on safety updates, weather concerns, etc.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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The Vote Without Fear Act is now Colorado Law!

HB22-1086, The Vote Without Fear Act prohibits a person from openly carrying a firearm within any polling location or central count facility, or within 100 feet of a ballot drop box or any building in which a polling location or central count facility is located, while an election or any related ongoing election administration activity is in progress. Bill text, here.

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President Biden Signs H.R. 55: Emmett Till Antilynching Act, 3/29/22

TIME STAMPS:
President Biden signing H.R. 55 into law, and remarks at beginning of video.
10:12: Remarks from  Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett
14:18: Vice President Kamala Harris’ remarks

The president’s signature ended more than 100 years of failed efforts by the federal government to specifically outlaw lynching. The bill, which makes lynching punishable by up to 30 years in prison, was passed by the House in February with only three lawmakers opposed, and passed the Senate without objection on Monday. — New York Times, 3/29/22

Emmett Till’s Enduring Legacy, NYT, 12/6/21, here.

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HB22-1279 The Reproductive Health Equity Act

HB22-1279: The Reproductive Health Equity Act will ensure every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception; every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to choose to continue a pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of Colorado. PASSED. Will now go to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.

FIND: Bill language, votes, amendments, progress, here.

READ Opinion: If Roe is to fall, Colorado needs to codify an affirmative right to abortion We were an early leader in the movement, but we can’t count on that in a post-Roe era, more here.

READ: Cobalt press release, here.

WATCH: Riveting remarks from bill sponsors —
March 14, right before the House vote, State Rep. Esgar’s remarks, followed by Rep. Froelich
(two of the three prime sponsors of HB22-1279) State Rep. Herod is earlier in the clip, here.

The measured fury of Senators Fields and Buckner, the evening before the final Senate vote, here.

Senators Danielson, Pettersen, Fields, Jaquez Lewis…and one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Julie Gonzales, here.

Three prime sponsors: State Rep’s Meg Froelich and Daneya Esgar, and State Senator Julie Gonzales.

CONTACT THE PRIME SPONSORS & THANK THEM!:
Rep. Meg Froelich | HD3 | Democrat | 303-866-2921 | meg.froelich.house@state.co.us
Rep. Daneya Esgar | HD46 | Democrat | 303-866-2968 | daneya.esgar.house@state.co.us
Senator Julie Gonzales | SD34 | Democrat | 303-866-4862 | julie.gonzales.senate@state.co.us

Emails grouped together: meg.froelich.house@state.co.us, daneya.esgar.house@state.co.us, julie.gonzales.senate@state.co.us

And many others signed on as sponsors:
HOUSE SPONSORSHIP — Froelich and Esgar, Amabile, Bacon, Benavidez, Bernett, Bird, Boesenecker, Caraveo, Cutter, Daugherty, Duran, Exum, Garnett, Gonzales-Gutierrez, Gray, Herod, Hooton, Jodeh, Kennedy, Kipp, Lindsay, Lontine, McCluskie, McCormick, McLachlan, Michaelson Jenet, Mullica, Ortiz, Ricks, Roberts, Sirota, Snyder, Sullivan, Tipper, Titone, Valdez A., Weissman, Woodrow, Young, Valdez D.
SENATE SPONSORSHIP — Gonzales, Bridges, Buckner, Coleman, Daniel son, Fenberg, Fields, Ginal, Hansen, Hinrichsen, Jaquez Lewis, Kolker, Lee, Pettersen, Rodriguez, Story, Winter, Zenzinger, Donovan, Moreno

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THANKS for attending CAUCUS!

And THANK YOU for stepping up to be Precinct Leaders and / or Delegates to County Assembly, March 26!

MUCH SIMPLER THIS YEAR:
Three shifts: 9am, 12pm and 3pm. Each meeting will take approximately an hour and a half. (When you register, you’ll find out when your caucus will be, and you will be grouped with 5 or 6 other precincts for your caucus meeting. Very important: remember your precinct number and your Voter ID number). There will be folks who nominated themselves at Caucus Pre-Registration, and folks who will nominate themselves at Caucus for Precinct Leader, Precinct Helper, & County Assembly Delegate. All the nominees will be added to an online ballot, the link to which you’ll receive via email, later in the day on March 5, at 7pm. And you’ll have until 11:59pm that evening (March 5) to vote your online ballot. YOUR VOTE IS VERY IMPORTANT, so please follow through on this process.

CHECK OUT THESE CAUCUS SLIDES, SHOWN AT OUR MEETING LAST NIGHT…PRETTY GOOD!
Important links, below!

How to sign up for caucus:
• Go to bocodems.org
• Click the “Learn More & Register Now” link
• Click “View Your New 2022 Precinct Info”
(make note of your Voter ID number & your precinct number)
• Go back and click “Pre-Register for Caucus”

Before & After* Caucus Day, Saturday March 5:
• You can view the platform: bcdp.co/2022-platform
• Email suggestions for the platform: platform@bocodems.org
• Register to attend the Platform Review Meeting on Thursday, March 17, 6;30pm:
bcdp.co/PlatformReview-Assembly
(*the agenda on Caucus Day moves very quickly, so there would be no time to thoroughly review the platform.)

CAUCUS DAY RESOURCES:
the BCDP uses “short links”: bcdp.co/
(type these in for readily accessible resources):
bcdp.co/caucus
bcdp.co/register
bcdp.co/pcplookup
bcdp.co/platform
bcdp.co/Donate
bcdp.co/PrecinctMap-2022

CAUCUS DAY AND BEYOND:
Your voter registration: govotecolorado.com

Look at the latest Precinct Map: bcdp.co/PrecinctMap-2022

 

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