Our 1/15/24 Blast…

Here’s our blast sent on 1/15/24. 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.

If you missed a meeting, you can find all of the resources & links from our meetings and events by clicking the “Resources from Our Meetings & Events” widget, to your left.

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Biden for the win…

 

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Thank you for attending! (Resource Document link, below)

RESOURCE DOCUMENT for the January 3, 2024 LAD Meeting (including videos, slides, and links), here.

LAD MEETING: Hit the Ground Running for 2024, Wednesday, January 3, 6:30pm, via zoom. Democracy and human rights continue to be at stake with the 2024 Election on Tuesday, November 5th.  Quickly approaching is the Presidential Primary on Tuesday March 3, and the regular Primary on Tuesday, June 25th — so you’ll need to know what will be on your ballot!:

On Wednesday evening, we’ll have two more CU Regent at large candidates presenting and answering questions: Luis C. Licon and Charles Johnson (Elliot Hood was at our November meeting).

Kiera Hatton from cobaltadvocates.org will be on hand to speak on a reproductive rights measure on your ballot this fall,  and Kiera will also answer questions. (From Cobalt’s website, their mission: “…committed to securing and protecting every person’s access to reproductive healthcare, and combating all threats to that access — now and in the future.”)

Pirie Jensen of League of Women Voters of Boulder County will share her presentation on energizing young voters, and we’ve invited Matthew Miranda, Boulder County Young Dems Chair, as well as students from area high schools, to join in the discussion.

You don’t want to miss this meeting, which promises to be an exciting start to a very busy 2024 election year! So please JOIN US…and please tell a friend!: Wednesday, January 3, 6:30pm, via zoom — watch for the zoom link in this blast the day of the meeting, at 9am and 6pm.

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Thanks for attending! Thank you for your generous donations!

LAD ANNUAL YEAR END CELEBRATION & BUSINESS MEETING, Wednesday, December 6 — and please note time — 6pm, Front Range Community College (FRCC), 2121 Miller Drive (east side of Miller Drive), Classroom Building, park, then enter through Door C4, turn left past student cafeteria down the hall to FRCC’s Community Room.

ARRIVING AT 6pm, will give us plenty of social time, reviewing slides, etc., a QUICK BUSINESS MEETING, 3 votes from members — then the MAIN EVENT —

A screening of the
Universal Healthcare Documentary, HEALING US!:

— the filmmakers of which have created the Healing US Network, operating under the principle that: “More that 70% of Americans support single payer healthcare, but the real tipping point wont occur unless we all come together and get involved.” And speaking of being involved, on the frontlines of making universal healthcare in Colorado a reality, we’ll have State Rep. Karen McCormick, who will provide remarks after the film, and what’s next for healthcare in our state legislature (session begins in January!)

Holiday cookies, coffee and apple cider will be served — we look forward to seeing everyone in person! Our annual business meeting is also a good time to renew your membership…please do so using the donate button below, or you can donate when you attend. Your support is GREATLY APPRECIATED, for it helps us do the critical work of DEMOCRACY.

So please JOIN US…and bring a friend! Our annual business meetings are always FUN, full of holiday spirit and a GREAT LAUNCH to an exciting ELECTION YEAR AHEAD! THIS WEDNESDAY, December 6, at 6pm, Front Range Community College!


“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.
Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year,
it is the struggle of a lifetime.
Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble,
necessary trouble.”

— CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, 1940 – 2020

LAD MEMBERSHIP:
Basic Troublemaker — $30
Good Troublemaker — $50
Necessary Troublemaker — $100
Custom — any amount

You can click the donate button below, or mail us a check to:
Longmont Area Democrats
P.O. Box 2025
Longmont, Colorado 80502

THANKS SO MUCH for your GENEROSITY!

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Our 11/30/23 Blast…

Here’s our blast sent on 11/30/23. 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.

If you missed a meeting, you can find all of the resources & links from our meetings and events by clicking the “Resources from Our Meetings & Events” widget, to your left.

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Our 10/30/23 Blast…

Here’s our blast sent on 10/30/23. 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.

If you missed a meeting, you can find all of the resources & links from our meetings and events by clicking the “Resources from Our Meetings & Events” widget, to your left.

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There’s an election every year, including this one!

Election THIS YEAR: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The Boulder County Clerk started mailing ballots to voters Monday, October 16.

Days to go before 2024 Colorado Presidential Primary, 3/5/24

LAST RECOMMENDED DAY TO MAIL YOUR BALLOT IS MONDAY OCTOBER 30.

CONVENIENT 24-Hour Ballot Drop Box and Full Service Vote Center Locations and hours,
listed by city, here.

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, SIGN UP FOR BALLOT TRACK, here.

Please note:
From the Boulder County Clerk — Monday, October 30 will be the last day to register/update your address and still be sent a ballot in the mail.
To get a ballot after the mailing deadline, you have two options:
1) register/check your registration online and then request a Ballot-to-Go,
or 2) Visit a Vote Center to register/vote in-person.

 

You should have your ballot by now…
If not, do this:

FIRST, CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION at govotecolorado.gov
(Click “Find my registration”)
When your registration comes up, click the “Ballot Information” tab. It will show you whether your ballot has been sent.
Make sure your address is correct and, while you’re at it, that your affiliation is what you want it to be.
You’ll find a list of your districts under the “County and District Info” tab.
IF YOUR REGISTRATION IS CORRECT, and it shows that your ballot has been sent, but it has been several days, you can request a replacement ballot, and use the Clerk’s “Ballot to Go” curbside, pickup service.

USING THE BOULDER COUNTY CLERK’S BALLOT-TO-GO (B2G):

Step 1: Register to vote or check/update your registration at www. GoVoteColorado.gov.

Step 2: Call 720-440-7886 to order your ballot and choose the Vote Center where you’d like to pick up your ballot. If you just registered to vote or made changes to your registration, please wait at least 2-3 business hours before calling.

Step 3: Pick up your ballot outside your selected Vote Center! Look for designated Ballot-to-Go parking spots. For the walk-up location at CU, look for Ballot-to-Go signage.

ALSO NOTE: If it’s close to Election Day, November 7, it might be just as easy to go to a Vote Center (bring ID), explain that you haven’t received a ballot, and they will issue you a ballot to fill out right there.

LOST YOUR BALLOT? It happens!
Requesting a replacement ballot is just a phone call away: 720-440-7886 (Ballot-to-Go)
— OR —
Visit a Vote Center near you (bring ID) & request a replacement ballot

This will make your original ballot void. If  you end up finding the ballot you lost, destroy it.

Not registered to vote? No Problem!
Colorado is a same day registration state meaning, you can go to any Vote Center (bring ID), register to vote, and vote any day during Vote Center hours, up to and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, by 7pm!

24-Hour Ballot Drop Box and Full Service Vote Center Locations and hours, listed by city, here.

2023 BALLOT OVERVIEW:

The Boulder County Democratic Party has recommended YES on
Statewide Ballot Measures HH & II.
• • •

The Boulder County Democratic Party has recommended YES on
Boulder County Ballot Issues 1A & 1B.
• • •
The Boulder County Democratic Party did not make a recommendation on Longmont Ballot Issues 3C, 3D or 3E
• • •

For more information about these recommendations, go to the BCDP Voter Guide webpage at:

bocovoter.org


— LONGMONT CITY COUNCIL —
4 seats up (Mayor, At Large, Wards 1 & 3), 13 candidates:


2023 LAD Longmont City Council Candidate Forum:

2023 BCDP Voter Guide Candidate Questionnaire, here.

Yellow Scene 2023 Election Guide, here.

Boulder Weekly Voter Guide, here.


Days to go before 2024 Colorado Presidential Primary, 3/5/24

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Our 10/29/23 Blast…

Here’s our blast sent on 10/29/23. 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.

If you missed a meeting, you can find all of the resources & links from our meetings and events by clicking the “Resources from Our Meetings & Events” widget, to your left.

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Thanks for attending! Resource Document link, below…

RESOURCE DOCUMENT for the October 4, 2023 LAD Meeting (including videos, slides, and links), here.

OCTOBER MEETING: The Longmont City Council Candidate Forum*, Wednesday, October 4, 6:30pm, via zoom. With Front Range Community College’s Mary Ann Grim moderating.

Longmont City Council has 4 seats open (Mayor, At Large, Ward 1 and Ward 3 for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  Three of the 4 seats (Mayor, At Large, and Ward 3), are presently filled with incumbents. All incumbents are running again, and the Mayor, At Large and Ward 3 seats are being challenged by other candidates. Ward 1 has 3 candidates. There are a total of 13 candidates running for 4 seats.

Every single candidate, regardless of affiliation, has been invited to LADs candidate forum, with several attempts to contact all candidates until a definitive response is received. (This has been LADs practice for every municipal election since at least 2011.) We sincerely hope all candidates participate in this very informative forum, so that voters have as much information as possible before voting their ballot this fall. A list of Longmont City Council candidates for the Nov. 7 election can be found, here.

BEFORE our FORUM, it will be helpful to look up your what ward you live in, here. (the “Online GIS ward map” link shows street names much more clearly, once you zoom in) What seats are on your ballot, depends on what ward you live in —
If you live in Ward 1:
the Mayoral, Ward 1, & the 1 At Large seat will be on your ballot.
If you live in Ward 2: the Mayoral & the 1 At Large seat will be on your ballot
If you live in Ward 3: the Mayoral, Ward 3, & the 1 At Large seat will be on your ballot
And feel free to download (control click on mac, right click on pc) and print the graphic below, for your reference at our candidate forum:

(We’ll send the zoom link in this blast at 9am and 6pm on Wednesday, October 4)

PLEASE JOIN US, and please tell a friend!: LAD presents the Longmont City Council Candidate Forum, Wednesday, October 4, 6:30pm, via zoom.
*Longmont Area Democrats does not endorse any candidate in any non partisan election (such as city council or school board elections), nor any Democratic candidate in the primary phase of any election.

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The First Ever NATIONAL Office of Gun Violence Prevention!

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