“The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”  — MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What makes this January different from last January?: OFFENSE.
We're coming after Cory's seat...
Lorena Garcia, who came to our potluck in December, has announced her candidacy and Trish Zornio is exploring her candidacy options for the US Senate in 2020. We'll keep you posted as more candidates step up.
Consider following "Ditch Mitch"...
Who broke Washington? Mitch did. Ditch Mitch is a movement funded by grassroots donations (not corporations) to hold Mitch McConnell accountable and send him packing. Follow it on twitter: @ditchmitchfund
We're coming after King, too. Can you say, "Censure"?
More from Indivisible, here.
Holding Trump accountable...
With new Democratic house committee chairs — Schiff, Waters, Cummings, Nadler, (oh my!). Subpoena-powered investigations placing trump under serious scrutiny for the first time from the Intelligence, Oversight, Judiciary, Financial Services Committeesand that's not all of them. There are TEN "make Trump’s life hell committees", here.

And on this, the unprecedented 25th day of the tantrum shutdown:
KEEP THE PRESSURE ON! Call Bennet to thank him (he's been on Twitter and MSNBC just as a few examples speaking out against the shutdown and what it's costing Colorado) and pressure Gardner and Buck to end this shutdown NOW.

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).
OR USE RESISTBOT: Text "resist" to 50409

Speaking of offense...
The Colorado Supreme Court may have reversed the Appeals Court ruling in Martinez but here's what Colorado Speaker of the House KC Becker tweeted yesterday:

Colorado state legislative session has begun! Track and support bills that address the opioid crisis, gun safety, oil & gas regulations, and more. CLEAN (Community Legislative Early Action Network) can help. More about CLEAN, here. NOTE: Democrats now hold FULL MAJORITY on the State House side (Speaker of the House is KC Becker) and on the State Senate side (Senate Majority Leader is Steve Fenberg) of Colorado’s General Assembly. See upcoming Town Halls, below.

THANKS to Everyone who submitted suggestions for our revised Support Statements — they were incredibly helpful and insightful. We'll keep you apprised of our progress.

ATTEND: Longmont City Council Open Forum, TONIGHT, Tuesday January 15, 7pm, Civic Center, 4th & Kimbark, Longmont. This entire (and once-a-year) meeting is an “Open Forum” available to all Longmont residents to speak out about issues important to you and our community. Arrive before 7pm to sign in. Prepare your comments beforehand and time them to 5 minutes or less, Thanks!

Womxn's March on Saturday, January 19, 9:30am, Civic Center Park, Denver. Boulder County YWCA (2222 14th Street) has chartered buses from Boulder to Denver. Reserve your seat and details, here. Also please consider a donation to the YWCA for the worthwhile work that it does, thanks! And, if you make it back in time or are not planning to march in Denver, there will be a “Unity Rally” at the weekly Longmont Leads With Love Vigil, 1-2pm at 6th & Main, Longmont.

Legislative Town Hall, Wednesday, January 16, 6-8pm, Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder. With Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, Speaker of the House KC Becker and Representative Edie Hooton (HD10)

Sustainable Resilient Longmont presents Happening Watch Party: "A Clean Energy Revolution”, Wednesday, January 16, 6:30–8:30pm. Longmont Public Library, 4th & Kimbark. More info, here.

Legislative Town Hall, Monday, January 28, 6–7:30pm, Trail Ridge Middle School, 1000 Button Rock Dr, Longmont. With State Representatives Jonathan Singer (HD11), Sonya Jaquez Lewis (HD12) and State Senator Mike Foote (SD17), who will be talking about their plans for the 2019 session, listening to your concerns, and giving you a chance to get to know them.


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