"Walls don't keep out threats like terrorism...or disease...even if you don't agree with me or Democrats on policies, I'm here to tell you that you should still be concerned with our current course, and should still want to see a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government...It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say, we don't target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray...We are Americans, we're supposed to stand up to bullies, not follow them!"
— PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, September 7, 2018

TODAY, Saturday, September 8, LAD at the Farmer’s Market, 8am to 1pm, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont. Questions about voting? Stop by our booth, we'll answer those questions and more — and let you know about upcoming events and action items. LAD will also be at the Farmer's Market on September 22, October 6 and October 20. 

TODAY & EVERY SATURDAY — Longmont Leads with Love Weekly (not silent) Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main. Electric vehicles will be coming to the vigil in caravan from the Rise for Climate! Bring signs, banners, flags, songs, art, etc. Park at the public lot on east side of Coffman between 6th and 5th. Everyone is welcome!

TOMORROW: BOULDER PRIDEFEST Out Boulder County's LGBTQ Visibility March, Sunday, September 9 at 10:30–11:30am. Meet at the Boulder Bandshell, Broadway & Canyon, Boulder. For more Boulder Pride events, go here.

ACTION: Another way to get Northwest Rail. Contact the Boulder County Commissioners and Longmont City Council to urge a portion of funding allocated from current transportation initiative to be used for Peak Service Plan. More info and contact links here.

Dave Young for State Treasurer Fundraiser, Monday, September 10, 5:30–7:30pm, at the home of the Hon. Brandon and Jessicca Shaffer, 1154 Twin Peaks Cir. Longmont. Suggested contributions — Host: $250, Friend: $100, Supporter: $50. Light appetizers will be served. RSVP here. Or donate here. 

Making Waves: KGNU’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday September 15, Three-Course Dinner & Main Event: 5:30-9pm. After Party 9-11pm, Millennium Harvest House, 1345 28th St., Boulder, CO. With guest speakers Amy Goodman and Jim Hightower. Get early bird ($125) tickets until August 26, here.

The Future is Now: Young Activists, Wednesday, September 19, 6–8pm, The Elks, 3975 28th Street, Boulder. Presented by Democratic Women of Boulder County,  with Joe Neguse, CD 2 Candidate and Co-Founder of New Era Colorado, Lizzy Stephan, Executive Director, New Era Colorado (moderator of the panel), Molly Fitzpatrick, Candidate, Boulder County Clerk, Katie Wallace, Campaign Manager, Joe Neguse for Congress Register Online (preferred method) click here OR RSVP at dwbc.rsvp@gmail.com

The Longmont Sustainability Awards, Saturday, September 22, 6–9pm, Firehouse Art Center, 4th & Coffman. A fundraiser to benefit the great work Sustainable Resilient Longmont does for our community. Live music, tacos, silent auction! Tickets are $30, here. If you'd like to volunteer to help out with the fundraiser, sign up here. (All volunteers who sign up for at least a 2 hour shift will get a complimentary drink ticket after your shift — only those over 21 will be served alcohol — as well as two complimentary tacos.) 
The 2500ft SETBACK INITIATIVE will be named #112 on your ballot! The airwaves will be infected with heavily-monied, toxic, Oil & Gas fueled rhetoric against #112. So TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW to Vote YES on 112 for health and safety over fracking.  Go to corising.org for more info.

REMEMBER: Colorado Rising = GOOD. Colorado Rising Action = BAD (Koch Brothers BAD). Read about it here.

WATCH: Pure PBO...(with transcript), here.

YOUR PRECINCT LEADER NEEDS YOU: If you are a precinct leader, THANK YOU. If you don't know your precinct leader, look them up here. Then offer 2 hours on a weekend to help with distributing BCDP Voter Guides IN ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTIONS OF OUR TIME — THANKS!

PRIMARIES YET TO COME in other states — September 11: New Hampshire. September 12 (Wednesday): Rhode Island. September 13 (Thursday): New York (for state and local offices. New York had its primary for federal offices on June 26). November 6: Louisiana (Louisiana holds its primary on the same day as the country's general election. If needed, a runoff will be held on December 8).

59 DAYS until MIDTERM ELECTION. (Could not come soon enough)

CHECK your registration at govotecolorado.com
Make sure your address is current.

You should receive your ballot by mid-October.
VOTE as soon as you receive your ballot (then election calls and door knocks will stop).
VOTE YOUR WHOLE BALLOT. Every race is important, including judges and ballot issues. If you leave any part of your ballot blank, you allow others to choose for you. And those down ballot races (SOS, AG, County Clerk, and more) will protect our state from an extremist SCOTUS! (The BCDP Voter Guide is a great resource if you have questions! It will be posted when available on bocodems.org)
You can register to vote up to and including Election Day. BALLOTS ARE DUE to the Boulder County Clerk's office by Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 at 7pm. Save postage — and get an "I Voted" sticker — by dropping off ballots in Longmont at the Clerk's office on 6th and Coffman.

Two Rivers film/discussion/fund raiser for
"Welcome the Arapaho People Home,"
Friday, September 28, 7-9 pm, 1000 West 15th Ave, Longmont. Watch the Two Rivers trailer here, and read about Toward Right Relationships with Native Peoples here. (The city of Boulder will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on October 6–8. Details to come.)

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, September 29, 3-5pm, Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville. Workshop for high school students and adults, facilitated by
Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Paula Palmer.
PLEASE RSVP: paulaRpalmer@gmail.com.

Two Rivers film/discussion, Friday, October 12, 6:30-9 pm, Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette. Watch the Two Rivers trailer here,

HAVE YOU MISSED LAD Meetings? No worries, we know folks are busy! Presentation materials from past meetings can be found here.

ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) HOLDS — Know Your Rights Social Media Campaign: Defend Colorado Counties Rejecting ICE Holds. Did you know it is illegal for Sheriffs to hold a person on an ICE hold, unless they have a judicially approved warrant? Please share on your pages or twitter, here.

The Latest on the Russian Investigation, here.

RECOMMENDED PODCASTS (listen on the go, & cheaper than cable!): The Wilderness, The Daily (NYT), Caliphate, Pod Save America, Pantsuit Nation, Slow Burn (Slate), Vox The Ezra Klein Show, Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Lovett or Leave it, The Rachel Maddow Show, Why is this Happening with Chris Hayes, Mueller, She Wrote, Stay Tuned with Preet.

GO AHEAD, sign up for one more email list — this one is GOOD: focused, reliable, ACTION-based, from Indivisible, here.

THE DAILY LOWDOWN in one place, here.

TRY RESISTBOT: Text "Resist" to 50409. Check it out, it will automatically send — and keep trying to send until send is confirmed — your message to your members. Fast, easy, convenient, and you acquire more functions the more you use it!

Senator Cory Gardner (R): 202-224-5941 (DC) / 303-391-5777(Denver). Senator Michael Bennet(D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver). Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley).

CHECK OUT our Resources and CLEAN widgets at longmontdems.org — if you've missed meetings, we'll try to post presentation materials in a timely manner. Also check out The Daily Lowdown widget, chronicling trump debacles and How to Track a Bill, with tips on how to follow state and federal legislature bills. Missed a blast or introducing a friend to them? We'll always post the current blast at longmontdems.org

DON'T FORGET to sign up for Daily ACTION ALERTS! Even though DC voicemail boxes become full, these alerts can be your signal to contact district offices. 

Not on facebook?: Maybe now's the time — if only for political action and alerts. We've found for many impromptu events and protests, facebook is the only place to find them. You'll need to sign up for a facebook account to access very good and informative facebook pages, like Pantsuit Nation, Longmont Area Democrats or CLEAN. Even if you are a "refusnik" like many of us were at first, Facebook is an easy and friendly way to stay politically active. (and you don't have to post to personal friends, in fact, you don't have to post at all, just follow your news feed.)

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally. We can point you to the best and most effective ways to be engaged. Check out our website at longmontdems.org, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and if you know someone who'd like to sign up for this email blast, have them email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com with "sign me up" in the subject line.

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