The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan — it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.” — CAMILLE PAGLIA

 

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Thanks to Everyone, who packed Longmont City Council Chambers Tuesday night (SRO and into the hallways), in support of Longmont as a Sanctuary City!

MAKE A CALL TODAY — They're AT IT AGAIN — and they might vote against Obamacare as early as SATURDAY: The "new" version of GOP(Doesn't)Care is supported by the Freedom Caucus (of which Buck is a member). That's reason enough. But this version also allows states to OPT OUT of the Medicaid and pre-existing conditions provisions, cuts Medicaid payments, BUT allows Congress to KEEP ITS OBAMACARE (that makes Buck a Hypocrite — at the least!). Kill the "monstrously immoral" Trump/Ryancare (HR 1628), before it kills more Americans.
Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley). 
More on the monstrously immoral bill...

NEXT LAD MEETING: "How Longmont Responds to Hate", Wednesday, May 3, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, Community Room, LongmontWith community officials, hate response training — and a legislative update from legislators! 

TONIGHT, Thursday, April 27: Northern Colorado Dreamers United (NCDU) present the 2017 Bob Norris Youth with Experience Scholarship Fundraiser, 7–9pm, Front Range Community College, Longmont. A powerful event, where you EXPERIENCE grantees receiving scholarships and you can CONTRIBUTE to this worthwhile endeavor, creating life changing opportunity to undocumented youth. Tickets here.

TONIGHT, Denver as Sanctuary Forum, Thursday, April 27, 5:45, Denver Inner City Parish, 1212 Mariposa St # 1, Denver. Read about it here.

Are you a LONGMONT PRECINCT LEADER? Have you been getting the emails from the BCDP? THIS SATURDAY, April 29, 9:30am–1pm, Longmont Public Library (4th & Kimbark) is the first Boulder County Democratic Party (BCDP) 2017 SPRING FLING. A jumpstart for THE MOST EFFECTIVE grassroots GOTV team in COLORADO! RSVP HERE. (If you haven't been getting emails from the BCDP, CONTACT your Area Coordinator) There will be more Spring Fling event dates on 4/30, 5/6 & 5/7. Any questions? Contact 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!

People's Climate March, Saturday, April 29, March for climate, jobs and justice. peoplesclimate.org

WE NEED MORE PROGRESSIVE VOICES showing up at Coffee with (Longmont City) Council. Next one is Saturday, April 29th, 9–10am, Perkins Restaurant, 2051 Main St, Longmont. More info here. 

LIVESTREAM EVENT: You DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS: Do You Know Who I Am?, Sunday, April 30, 2pm, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder. The raw and heart-wrenching, award-winning autobiographical monologue about the daily experience of our undocumented residents — performed by Boulder County Law Enforcement Leaders. Online tickets are now sold out, but you can get on a waiting list for unretrieved tickets here. Watch the event livestreamed on the Motus Theater facebook page.

CONTINUE TRACKING these other important Democratic races (as a result of seats open because of trump appointments) in other states:
Alexis Frank, Les Murphy, Archie Parnell (South Carolina's 5th District — Election MAY 2!)
Rob Quist (Montana At-Large — Election MAY 25!).


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!

GO HERE to comment on rollback of EPA regulations.

PUT THESE NUMBERS 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

However you participated in the Womens' March, please sign up for the 10 Actions in 100 Days updates (scroll down and fill out the form to get alerts).  

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. 

ONE STEP PAST YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Not on facebook? Maybe now's the time to learn — if only for political action and alerts. 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.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!