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TODAY: FORM A LINE FOR HEALTHCARE, Thursday, May 25, 12pm, all the way around Senator Cory Gardner's Office, Skyline Park, 1125 17th Street, Denver. Protest the disastrous AHCA that the all-male republican working group (of which Gardner is a member) is "crafting". More here.

TONIGHT: Session Wrap-Up TOWN HALL! Come support, listen to, and ask questions of State Reps Mike Foote (HD12) and Jonathan Singer (HD11), and State Senator Matt Jones (SD17) as they give you a recap and inside look at the 2017 Legislative Session. TONIGHT, Thursday, May 256–8pm, Longmont Senior Center room D/E, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont (Map)

ALSO TODAY — THIS IS IT! — WATCH the Special Election in Montana. Before the day is over, we'll see if down to earth values (Rob Quist) or body-slamming reporters (Greg Gianforte) WINS in Montana! Like to make calls for Quist? See here. 

A 2017 Session Recap from our State Senator Steve Fenberg (SD18), here.

Tell the Senate to START FROM SCRATCH on Healthcare: McConnell isn't going to work with Democrats. Call Bennet and urge him to work on a better plan or join others who are doing so.   And KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE on Gardner — his Behind Closed Doors Plan isn't good for anyone. Senator Michael Bennet (D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver). Senator Cory Gardner (R): 202-224-5941 (DC) / 303-391-5777(Denver).

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!

More about the Gianforte Body Slam here.

Wear Orange on June 2nd for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

March for Truth, Saturday, June 3.

Gun Violence Awareness Day Community Picnic, Saturday, June 3, 11–1pm, Thompson Park, 5th and Bross, Longmont. Wear Orange, bring your own picnic food and supplies,  build community and have fun! Please make this a zero waste event, THANK YOU. Organized by Longmont Everytown for Gun Safety & Moms Demand Action. 

JUNE LAD MEETING at Library (not at FRCC)! Wednesday, June 7, 6:30pm: LAD Screening of “Healthcare for Everyone”. Longmont Public Library, 4th and Kimbark. We'll screen the short version of the film (the full version is available for FREE online screening, ONLY 4 MORE DAYS here.), then follow with discussion, Q& A, strategies, with healthcare experts. Join us! 

EVERY SATURDAY: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly (not silent) Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main. Stand up for kindness toward all people and the planet, rally for policies you care about, send a progressive message to our city and our nation, building Longmont’s progressive community, stand in solidarity with friends, old and new. Bring signs, banners, flags, songs, art, etc. expressing your vision of a better city, a better America, a better world for all! Child friendly. Park at the public lot on east side of Coffman between 6th and 5th. Everyone is welcome!

WE NEED MORE PROGRESSIVE VOICES showing up at Coffee with (Longmont City) Council. Next one is Saturday, June 17, 9–10am, Ute Creek Golf Course, 2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont. More info here. 

Lots of reports of trump voters still believing in trump, BUT, Republicans need more than Trump voters to hold onto the House. Democrats can still clean up in 2018 here.

The National Equality March is June 11!

Longmont PRIDE, Saturday, June 24, 2–6pm, 4th Ave between Main & Emery, Longmont. LAD will have a booth again this year...please stop by! outboulder.org

2017 Colorado Latino Festival, Sunday, June 25, Noon–7pm, Main Street, Longmont. This year's theme is UNITY! LAD will have a booth this year...please stop by! website.

Track the Protecting Our Democracy Act (HR356) here.

REMEMBER, the Democrats needed to take 31 seats to attain a majority in 2006 — and we DID IT THEN. THIS TIME we only need 24 (and less if Ossoff, Frank, Murphy, Parnell or Quist win!). 23 republicans represent districts that Clinton carried in 2016 (3 won by vary narrow margins — Coffman in Colorado's 6th CD is one of them.). Another 10 republicans BARELY won (by less than 4%). WE CAN DO THIS. More here. Here's another overview.

BETO O'ROURKE is running against TED CRUZ in Texas. Check it out.

CONTINUE TRACKING these other important Democratic races (as a result of seats open because of trump appointments) in other states:
Archie Parnell (South Carolina's 5th District) who WON the primary on May 2.
Rob Quist (Montana At-Large — TODAY'S Election MAY 25! more on the election here.).

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PERSONS IN BOULDER COUNTY: interested in getting involved in Democratic Politics — ensuring millennial voices are heard on education, environmental, and equality issues? "Like" Boulder County Young Democrats for updates, events, and to connect to other young Democrats in Boulder County!

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. 

"He promised a wall. He will be stopped by a wall of us.": Sign up for weekly action updates at wall-of-us.org 

Here is the new Indivisible website. 

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.