|GOOD NEWS: SULLIVAN RECALL DROPPED! (But of course, you can count on republicans to hatch plans to thwart democracy — or the National Popular Vote!...see recall info and talking points below *, plus ways to remain informed.)
THIS SATURDAY & EVERY Saturday: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main St.
Teach-In and Speak Out to Hold Trump Accountable, Saturday, June 15, 2pm, 6th & Main, Longmont. Pledge to attend here.
IMPEACHMENT: from Indivisible, here.
The Boulder County Democratic Party needs volunteers for the Louisville Street Fair, Friday and some Saturday evenings from mid-June to early August. Go here to sign up!
WATCH: Jon Stewart showing us what "NEVER FORGET..." REALLY looks like — they responded in 5 seconds...it's taken us 18 years to fully fund and continue the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, here.
Chairman Nadler called a roll call vote, and that House Panel unanimously VOTED YES on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, here. HR 1327 text, here.
It goes to the House next, and GUESS WHAT — CD4 Rep. KEN BUCK is NOT supporting the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund! Give him hell, here.
AND, the only person standing in the way of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund? You guessed it, MCCONNELL. Will shame work on him?
"Crowded" Colorado US Senate field? NAH, just an indication of URGENCY TO UNSEAT CORY, here.
Cory the Coward, here.
Today, June 12, 2019, marks the 3rd Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre. Read about possible national memorial, here.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH:
Supporting Transgender Friends & Family (aka “SOFFA” for significant others, friends, family, and allies), 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm, First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. More info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST NIGHT, at the Longmont City Council Proclamation of 2019 Pride Week, Ray Rodriguez, local activist, said this: "This isn't your grandparents' Longmont anymore..." Read the rest of Ray's statement, here.
LONGMONT PRIDE WEEK, JUNE 17-22:
Rainbow Storytime: Monday, June 17, 6-7pm, Longmont Public Library, 4th & Kimbark.
Arepas y Café: QTPoC Social, Tuesday, June 18. Go to outboulder.org for more info.
50+ LGBTQ Mixer: Wednesday, June 19, 6-8pm, La Vita Bella Event Space, 471 Main St..
Happy Hour & Celebration of Allies: Thursday, June 20, 6-8:30pm, Long Peaks Pub & Taphouse, 6th & Longs Peak.
Partial Proceeds Day: Friday, June 21, 12-9pm at St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry Street #130 (in alleyway).
Longmont Pride Visibility March: Sat., June 22, 1:30-2pm, 4th Ave b/w Emery & Main.
Longmont Pride: Sat., June 22, 2-6pm on 4th Ave b/w Emery & Main. (LAD will have a booth...please stop by!)
CONGRATS to Mardi Moore, Executive Director of Out Boulder County, who was named one of 5 Grand Marshalls for the 2019 Coors Light Denver PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 16th! She will be joined by Governor Jared Polis, First Gentleman Marlon Reis, State Representative Brianna Titone, and drag queen Peppermint.
WATCH: Republican "Rising Star" (or a**hole, you choose), Rep. Matt Gaetz get schooled by John Dean, here.
4th Annual Universal Health Care Conference, Saturday, June 29, 10am–4pm, Pipefitters Union Hall, 6350 Broadway, Denver — Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care. Register here (required for attendance). More info, here.
Take the Indivisible 2020 Pledge, here.
* RECALLS are expensive, undemocratic, and are intended to remove those who are unfit for office — NOT as a "sore loser remedy"! Last fall, the voters of Colorado overwhelmingly rejected republican leadership, it is now up to republicans to regain public trust, NOT steal legislative seats that they presently cannot earn, or keep.
THE RECALL EFFORT AGAINST STATE REP. TOM SULLIVAN WAS DROPPED YESTERDAY, June 11, BUT, we only have a 2 SEAT democratic majority in our state legislature, and republicans will steal power any way they can, including an effort to REPEAL THE NPV! More here and here.
ALSO TARGETED (recall petitions have not yet been approved by the SOS office for these legislators):
• State Senator Jeff Bridges (SD 26 Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Sheridan, Littleton, and Greenwood Village)
• State Senator Leroy Garcia (SD 3, Pueblo)
• State Representative Meg Froelich (HD 3, Arapahoe County)
• Representative Bri Buentello (HD 47, north Pueblo, Otero and part of Fremont counties).
— FOLLOW Bridges, Garcia, Froelich and Buentello on social media to keep apprised of the process and what you can do to help and support them! More info about recalls here.
ACTIONS: If you are approached by a petition signature gatherer DECLINE TO SIGN, unless you have access to trusted info about any approved petitions. We'll keep you posted! Donate to, or volunteer with Our Colorado Way of Life, also on facebook. SPREAD THE MESSAGE on social media and to your contact lists that the RECALLS are WRONG, they invalidate votes (Sullivan won by EIGHT points) and they cheat democracy!
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 email@example.com with "sign me up" in the subject line.
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Drew Sheneman Copyright 2019 Tribune Content Agency