“The Supreme Court is not well and the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics’.” ― SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI)

TODAY: Family Belongs Together Rally & March, Saturday, August 17, 9 –11am, Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder. Unite, show support and take a stand for Ingrid Encalada — and all people living in sanctuary in Colorado — as well as protest the inhumane treatment of families detained in camps at the border. Join us!

TODAY & EVERY Saturday: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main St.

TOMORROW: Re-Elect Joan Peck to Longmont City Council Event, Sunday, August 18, 4–6pm, Longmont. RSVP for address, here, or call (303) 588-4452 If you can't attend Joan's event please consider donating here.

TOMORROW: Meet & Greet Fundraiser for Marta Loachamin for Boulder County Commissioner, Sunday, August 18, 4:30–6:30pm. Private house party, RSVP for address here. If you can't attend Marta's fundraiser, please consider donating here.

CARDBOARD CORY IS COMING TO LONGMONT! Tuesday, August 20, 9am, Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont. ProgressNow, Planned Parenthood, Conservation Colorado and Indivisible present the Cardboard Cory Bus Tour — more personality than a town hall with flesh and blood Cory! Bring signs, take photos to post on social media, ask those questions that the real Cory won't answer, but mostly, RALLY to send the real Cory PACKING back to Yuma — FOR GOOD.

THE EVENT of the Summer: LAD's Annual Summer Picnic, Saturday, August 24, 5–8pm, Ollin Farms, South on Hover Rd past Pike Road, west side of Hover. You don't want to miss it — Great food, music, camaraderie & electeds, putting the PARTY in politics! We will provide burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs & buns. Please bring a side dish and/or beer and beverages to share. We'd like to make this a zero waste event — so please bring your own plate and silverware...THANKS!

Meet and Greet for Jonathan Singer, candidate for Boulder County Commissioner, Wednesday, August 28, 5:30–7:30pm, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, 297 US-287 #100, Lafayette. With Lafayette City Council Members JD Mangat and Stephanie Walton. If you can't attend, please consider donating to Jonathan's campaign, here.
PLEASE SUBMIT QUESTIONS for Longmont City Council Candidates to be considered for our Candidate Forum in October ! Longmont City Council Election is Tuesday, November 5 (scroll down for more election info). Email your questions here, THANKS!
"THE SUPREME COURT IS NOT WELL...": What goes around, comes around., here.
POSTCARDS! Contact Faith at cranesforkindness@gmail.com — and ask about the latest project!
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. See "What to do if ICE comes to your door", from the National Immigration Project, here.

This is How We Defend Immigrants from trump, here.

IMMIGRANTS & ALLIES: Please keep the Colorado Rapid Response Network (CORRN)  — Immigration hotline number: 1 (844) 864-8341 to report any ICE activity in Colorado and southern Wyoming! Please follow CORRN on facebook (Colorado Rapid Response Network - Immigration) and support the following groups affiliated with CORRN online:  American Friends Service Committee (facebook:ColoradansForImmigrantRights),
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition,
Colorado People's Alliance, Mi Familia Vota,
Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, Together Colorado,
United for a New Economy

about those recalls, repeals and ballot measures...
POLIS RECALL: Governor Polis received 1.3 MILLION VOTES — The People SPOKE. If they want to put up a "better" candidate, they can do so at the NEXT ELECTION (we'll see how THAT goes...). Sore Loser Recalls are EXPENSIVE and thwart democracy!

PETTERSEN & LEE RECALLS: State Senator Brittany Pettersen (SD22), won her district by NINETEEN points. Go to pettersenproud.com to add your name in support of Senator Pettersen. State Senator Pete Lee (SD11) won with 61% of the vote. Go to protectpetelee.com to add your name in support of Senator Lee. Continue to support Our Colorado Way of Life.


From the Denver Post Editorial Board: "...Republican Nancy Pallozzi became very familiar with Pettersen’s policy positions when they ran against each other in the 2016 election. Pettersen won by a healthy margin. Pallozzi is now trying to recall Pettersen for the very types of issues they argued about on the campaign trail." More, here.

...oh, HELL NO!: Anti choice activists have submitted SIX 22-week ABORTION BAN INITIATIVES (Class 3 FELONY) for review on August 2. DO NOT be complacent since Colorado has historically and resoundingly rejected similar measures in the past. We need ALL ADVOCATES on deck to speak out and defeat these efforts! DECLINE TO SIGN! More, here.  

IT'S COMING: 
The REPEAL of the National Popular Vote Compact will most likely be on your 2020 ballot (with confusing language to be sure). But what better way to advocate for NO REPEAL than up against getting rid of trump? More, here.

ACTIONS: If you are approached to sign any petition 
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 (targeted electeds have WON BY LARGE MARGINS) and they cheat democracy.
— MARK YOUR CALENDAR with these IMPORTANT DATES —
LONGMONT CITY COUNCIL (MUNICIPAL) ELECTION:
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
(all Colorado elections are mail-in ballot. Ballots mailed mid-October.
Election details at
longmontcolorado.gov)

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
(SUPER TUESDAY):

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

CAUCUS: Saturday, March 7, 2020
(in the afternoon)

PRIMARY ELECTION:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

GENERAL ELECTION:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Check your voter registration at govotecolorado.com

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