TONIGHT, 6pm between 3rd and 4th on Kimbark: Rally to Support 100% Renewable Energy in Longmont by 2030. IT CAN HAPPEN. Show your support! Tweet photos of the event using #LongmontReadyFor100 Brought to you by Sustainable Resilience Longmont here and The Sierra Club here.
TONIGHT, Cary Kennedy for Governor Event, 5:30–7:30pm, Trident Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder. Why Cary's running for Governor, and meeting with voters one-on-one.
Thanks to all who attended last week's screening of "Now Is The Time". We encourage everyone to watch the film online ($4.99, or purchase for $20) here. Last night, our board also unanimously voted to donate $100 to the Colorado Foundation for Universal Healthcare for the important work they do and will continue to do in this fight! We encourage everyone to consider supporting them as well here. (Check out their King Sooper's and Safeway reward programs — BRILLIANT! — here.)
NOTHING SNEAKY ABOUT REPUBLICANS, but Senate republicans are saying their phones AREN'T RINGING. CHANGE THAT. This $663 BILLION TAX BREAK for millionaires, disguised as "Healthcare" MUST GET PUSHBACK anyway! KEEP THE PRESSURE ON CORY: Also urge him to hold ACTUAL TOWN HALLS, NOT Teletownhalls! Senator Cory Gardner (R): 202-224-5941 (DC) / 303-391-5777(Denver).
INSIDE TIPS: Also ask to speak to Senator Gardner's Healthcare Staffer, Alison Toal (her email is firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gardner's Legislative Director, Curtis Swager
email@example.com or call Swager at 202-224-5941.
THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 17, IS CHOCK FULL OF EVENTS in LONGMONT TO TAKE PART IN:
WE NEED MORE PROGRESSIVE VOICES showing up at Coffee with (Longmont City) Council. THIS Saturday, June 17, 9–10am, Ute Creek Golf Course, 2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont. More info here.
THIS SATURDAY & EVERY SATURDAY: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly (not silent) Vigil / GOP-Care Death Panel & Die In, 1–2pm, 6th and Main. You can choose to lie down during the Die-in or stand as a witness to the loss of life that will happen if GOP-Care passes the senate. Wear black and bring a sign about healthcare. (you can also bring a yoga mat if you don't like lying on the sidewalk). Park at the public lot on east side of Coffman between 6th and 5th. Everyone is welcome!
Longmont 100% Renewable by 2030 Campaign Kick-Off, Saturday, June 17, 3–6pm, 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave, Longmont. Great local beer, music, appetizers, and speeches by our elected sustainability heroes, State Rep's Jonathan Singer (HD11), Mike Foote (HD12) and State Senator Matt Jones (SD17). Presented by Sustainable Resilience Longmont (here) and The Sierra Club (here).
March in the LGBTQ Pride Fest in Denver Sunday, June 18, 9:30am, Cheesman Park (to Civic Center Park — 1.5 miles)
THEN, NEXT WEEKEND in LONGMONT:
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.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III takes the stand here.
Benefit Concert for the Boulder County Protectors, Thursday, June 29, 7pm–11pm (doors open at 6:45pm), Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place, 2027 13th St, Boulder. $20 tickets until June 16 / $25 tickets from June 17–29 / $30 tickets at the door. Proceeds will go to The Boulder County Protector's Legal Defense Fund to support people on the front lines of the fight to stop fracking from coming into Boulder County. Tickets here.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 15, 2nd Annual Universal Health Care Conference, Denver. Stay tuned for details.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Gives Republicans on Committee Hell here.
The GOPDoesn'tCare Senate Bill is pretty much the same as the House Bill. More here.
Senator Bennet asks Tom Price "What is my state supposed to do?" (about Medicaid) here. Thank him for his comment, and URGE SENATOR BENNET to move toward Medicare for All (or an improved S.915 — what does he think of it? Bill summary here.) Senator Michael Bennet(D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver).
TRACK HR 676 (Improved Medicare for All — proposed since 2003!) here. DEGETTE (CD1), POLIS (CD2) and PERLMUTTER (CD7) signed on as CO-SPONSORS to HR 676 here.
READ what National Nurses United say about Medicare for All here.
Better is the matter with Kansas now. Read what happened when a red state voted in a blue state legislature here.
What's STILL the matter with Kansas (hint: voter suppression) here.
ANOTHER GREAT RESOURCE: Created by Colorado activists. Download the Colorado Resistance Manual here.
The best solution for republicans AMENDING OUR CONSTITUTION? Elect. More. Democrats. Read this here.
Republicans need more than Trump voters to hold onto the House. Democrats can still clean up in 2018 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!
Track the Protecting Our Democracy Act (HR356) here.
WIPE THE SMUG off PAUL RYAN's FACE: Remember this name — David Yankovich, who just stepped up to run against Ryan. More here.
REMEMBER, the Democrats needed to take 31 seats to attain a majority in 2006 — and we DID IT THEN. WE ONLY NEED 24 IN 2018. 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.
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. BETO O'ROURKE is running against TED CRUZ in Texas. Check it out.
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!
BE SURE THAT THESE NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR PHONE —
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "sign me up" in the subject line.
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!