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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Next LAD Meeting: Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm!

NEXT LAD MEETING: Defend, Promote, DO Democracy: CAUCUS! CANDIDATES! CLEAN! TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm, via zoom. Last month we showcased Democracy Defenders AG Weiser and SOS Griswold. This month — with CAUCUS on THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 5! — we’ll have Amy Weinstein, BCDP Vice Chair, give us an inside look at what’s up for caucus. Lots of planning since redistricting — making caucus this year SIMPLER FOR YOU (no preference poll, but will elect or re-elect precinct leaders — 2 hours max. You’ll need to be registered as a Democrat. Look up your Voter ID and new precinct number, and REGISTER for Caucus, here).

And it’s hard not to be sobered by the deeper meaning of direct, grassroots democracy, given what’s happening in Ukraine…

THEN, we’ll have the CLEAN SPOTLIGHT (Community Legislative Early Action Network) with Marilyn Hughes. She’ll give us updates on exciting legislation as it makes its way into Colorado law.

FINALLY, it wouldn’t be an LAD meeting without YOUR FIRST LOOK at CANDIDATES!* This week, we’ll have Karen Beslin, candidate for US Senate, and Boulder County Commissioner candidates, Ashley Stolzmann, Elaina Shively, and Lisa Widdikind.

SO JOIN US, and please tell a friend! Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm, via zoom. (Email us for the zoom link at longmontareadems@gmail.com with “Send me the Zoom link!” in the subject line. We will also send the link out in this blast twice on Wednesday, 9am & 6pm.)

*Longmont Area Democrats is all about electing Democrats, maintaining democratic majorities, and holding our electeds accountable to ensure a robust democracy. We do not endorse candidates in non partisan elections, or democratic candidates in the primary phase of any election. But we are all about voter education and will post candidate events so you can get to know candidates, and make an informed choice at caucus, our primary and all elections. If you have a candidate event you’d like us to add to our blasts, please email details to longmontareadems@gmail.com

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Caucus 101 Tuesday. LAD Meeting Wednesday. Caucus Saturday!

CAUCUS 101 TRAINING TUESDAY, MARCH 1
6:30-8:00pm

For volunteers and everyone, on Zoom

SIGN UP HERE:  https://bcdp.co/caucus101

(To look up your Voter ID and new precinct number,
click the “View Your New 2022 Precinct Information” button, here.)

• • •

LAD MEETING: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 6:30pm, VIA ZOOM —
CAUCUS! CANDIDATES! CLEAN!

• • •

CAUCUS is SATURDAY, MARCH 5 and this year it will be ONLINE.
Convenient, quick (2 hours max!), and an important step in DEFENDING DEMOCRACY!

Remember, everything “lands” in your ballot, and every opportunity for engagement — caucus, assembly, primary — translates to HIGHER TURNOUT
for one of the most important midterms in history!

Caucus is conducted by your county democratic party, so you’ll need to be affiliated as a Democrat.
Check your voter registration at govotecolorado.com
(While you’re at it, click the “County and District info tab to find out your new precinct number!)

REGISTER FOR CAUCUS NOW: Go to the Boulder County Democratic Party (BCDP) website
and click the “Learn More & Register Now” link at bocodems.org — your BEST SOURCE for more info about Caucus, training, pre-registration, important dates, and to sign up for email updates!

• • •

COUNTY ASSEMBLY is SATURDAY, MARCH 26 (online)

Click the Quick Caucus Overview widget, below (and to the left):

 

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Our 2/5/22 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 2/5/22. 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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Next LAD Meeting!: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6:30pm!

NEXT LAD MEETING: Defend, Promote, DO Democracy! THIS Wednesday, February 2, 6:30pm, via zoom. Colorado is blessed to have many elected Democracy Defenders, and we are thrilled to have TWO at our next meeting: Attorney General Phil Weiser and Secretary of State Jena Griswold. We’ll also have candidates, a brief caucus overview, a CLEAN update, and the latest of all the ways YOU can defend democracy.

JOIN US, and please tell a friend! THIS Wednesday, February 2, 6:30pm, via zoom. (Email us for the zoom link at longmontareadems@gmail.com with “Send me the Zoom link!” in the subject line. We will also send the link out in our blast twice on Wednesday.)

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Our 1/31/22 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 1/31/22. 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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