Our 7/17/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 7/17/21. 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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Thanks to all who attended!

(7/9/21): Our “Threats to Democracy and How We Can Protect It” was very well received! We think it was a pretty important presentation too — we put the “rise of trump” in the context of history. This is why an honest accounting of our TOTAL history is so important: we learn what CAN happen again. Our democracy is constantly under assault, so we provided robust ACTION ITEMS: what we MUST urge the Executive Branch and our elected senators and congresspersons to DO, and ONGOING ACTIONS we ourselves can take to prevent this from ever happening again. We outlined how close we came to an autocracy under trump and, as we warned, the next autocrat is likely to be smarter than trumpso we must do all we can to safeguard democracy NOW!

That’s why we will be Continuing the Conversation, (we’ve created a widget, to your right, and still under construction) where you can read questions that came up during the production of our presentation, go over the resources we’ve listed, and send your comments, solutions, and additional questions to us at longmontareadems@gmail.com 

We will also be continuing the conversation on facebook: Longmont Area Democrats and twitter: @LongmontDems 

As always, all the meeting materials will be posted under the resources widget (under construction), to your left. We will be adding the script to the presentation, as well as video of the slides with our voiceovers, in the coming days, as well as updating the Continuing the Conversation widget as your comments come in.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS the next LAD Meeting: THIS Wednesday, July 7, 6:30pm, via zoom — Threats to Democracy and How We Can Protect It. It’s not all doom and gloom — in fact we’ll remind you just how POSSIBLE it is to defend and embolden democracy for future generations! With a bit of history, all-important context, and inspiring ACTION ITEMS! (stay tuned for details: DEFEND DEMOCRACY RALLY — THIS SATURDAY!)

So please join us…and please share the zoom link with a friend!: Wednesday, July 7, 6:30pm via zoom. We’ll send the zoom link Wednesday morning. Or email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com, and we’ll send you the link!

(If you’d like some historical background before the meeting, watch Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism, here.)

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Juneteenth Celebration in Longmont THIS Saturday!

 TODAY (June 17), President Biden signed into law JUNETEENTH to be a NATIONAL HOLIDAY (video of signing — with OPAL LEE in attendance!, here) — Colorado has observed Juneteenth on the state level since 2004. Scroll down for more about Juneteenth below the poster…

JUNETEENTH LEGACY PICNIC IN LONGMONT THIS SATURDAY!

Juneteenth Legacy Picnic, Saturday, June 19, 12:30–6pm, Willow Farm Park, 901 S. Fordham St, Longmont. To honor freedom of the slaves 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Soul food will be available. $15 per adult, $8 per child 12 and under. Bring your own blanket or chair and your own non-alcoholic drinks. Bottled water provided. Neighborhood Park with open fields and creek, plus a playground and picnic areas. Wheelchair accessible, street and industrial lot parking close by, restrooms. NO GLASS, NO ALCOHOL.  PARKING WILL BE LIMITED. Please RSVP to Longmont Juneteenth, here, preferably by Wednesday, June 16th. Call 303.775.7353 with questions. Wear masks and respect social distancing.

MORE ABOUT JUNETEENTH:
On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va.,Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. Colorado has recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday since 2004.
So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?, here.
One Woman’s Quest To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday, here.

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Recovery Cafe is Hiring!

We are a community of refuge and healing.

SEE DETAILS, HERE.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Our 6/14/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 6/14/21. 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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Our 6/5/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 6/5/21. 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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Thanks for attending!

All meeting materials are posted under the “resources” widget, thanks!

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.” — President Barack Obama

NEXT LAD MEETING: Our Climate Emergency & What We Can Do Now, THIS Wednesday, June 2, 6:30pm. With presentations from the Sierra Club and Jack’s Solar Garden, followed by Q&A. And as always, announcements, action items & inspiration, too!  We’ll send the zoom link this Wednesday morning!

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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 5/15/21 Blast…

Here’s our latest blast, sent on 5/15/21. 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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