"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." — MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
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TONIGHT, Listening Tour with CDP Chair, Morgan Carroll, Thursday, August 24, 6–8pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Room C 1480 & 1482, Classroom Building, (east side of Miller), Longmont.

THIS SATURDAY & 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, stand in solidarity with friends, old and new. Bring signs, banners, flags, songs, art, etc. Park at the public lot on east side of Coffman between 6th and 5th. Everyone is welcome!

WE NEED MORE PROGRESSIVE VOICES showing up at Coffee with (Longmont City) Council. Next one is Saturday, August 26, 9–10am, The Brewing Market, 1520 S. Hover, Longmont. More info here.

Fundraiser for Longmont City Council Candidates Polly Christensen (At-Large), Marcia Martin (Ward 2), and Aren Rodriguez (At-Large), Saturday, August 26, 4–7pm. Hosted by Elizabeth Olson. Meet all three candidates and hear about their vision for Longmont! RSVP and details here. More about Polly here. More about Marcia here. More about Aren here.*

Supporting Action for Mental Health Let's Talk Campaign Kick-Off, Wednesday, August 30, 5:30–7pm, Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave., Matisse DaVinci Room. Learn about the exciting ways you can take action around mental health in Longmont. Posters, postcards. For more info, email Julie Phillips here.

Meet & Greet: Marcia Martin for Longmont City Council Ward 2, Thursday, August 31, 7–9pm, 1025 Neon Forest Circle, Longmont.
Wine, hors d'oeuvres, listening, questions, and a chance to support Marcia in her run for Council. More about Marcia here.*

LONGMONT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Canvass for progressive City Council candidates, Saturday & Sunday, September 2–3, 9am–1pm. RSVP here for details or questions.*

Indivisible East Boulder presents Facts Matter with Vote Smart, Saturday, September 2, 2pm, BCDP HQ, 5735 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. With Richard Kimball, President of Vote Smart, whose mission it is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans. The New York Times has said “Experts nearly all recommend Vote Smart.”
Longmont Area Democrats at the Farmer's Market: Saturdays, September 2 & 30, October 28, 8am–1pm, Boulder County Farmer's Market, Boulder County Fairgrounds, providing information, answering questions, letting you know of upcoming events, and the latest news about our upcoming Longmont City Council and area School Board elections November 7. Please stop by our booth!

NEXT LAD MEETING will feature Colorado's first Latina Speaker of the House, Crisanta Duran! Wednesday, September 6, 6:30pm, Longmont Public Library. 

Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace, Saturday, October 14, 9am–3pm, Denver. Hosted by March for Humanity, and locally organized — encouraging peace, no violence, and above all else, love for one another. We will post more details as they become available.

A "total eclipse of the facts", here.

THE "CREEP in CHIEF" — Hillary's book, What Happened, comes out Sept. 13, here.

THE BROMANCE had barely begun, here. Then again, here.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT (we promise!): The United Nations issues warning to the US, here.

LONGMONT CITY COUNCIL ELECTION IS NOV. 7th. Your Mail-in Ballot will arrive mid-October. All about Longmont's City Council Election here. Attend City Council meetings and get to know your Council members! All about City Council Meetings here.  Contact current Longmont City Council members here.

Perlmutter's back in, here.

Colorado Democrat Trish Zornio, a scientist, is considering a run for Senate, here.

NET NEUTRALITY. Sign the letter here.

WATCH and be inspired by the fight for Universal Healthcare: "Now Is The Time" online ($4.99, or purchase for $20) here. 

the Colorado Foundation for Universal Healthcare for the important work they do and will continue to do in this fight, here. (Check out their King Sooper's and Safeway reward programs — BRILLIANT! — here.)

THE DAILY LOWDOWN in one place, 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.

WE CAN DO THIS: In November of 1974 (remember what happened earlier that year?), Democrats picked up FORTY NINE seats in the House. In 2006, Democrats picked up 31 seats to attain a majority. 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%). More here. Here's another overview.

TRACK Fundraising for Democrats in other Swing Districts 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!

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!

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 longmontareadems@gmail.com with "sign me up" in the subject line.

To share this blast with friends, you can use the "View it in your browser" link at the top of this email. To view this and previous blasts, go to longmontdems.org

* Longmont Area Democrats does not officially endorse Democratic candidates during a primary (pre-nomination) period of an election, or any candidates for non-partisan races. But since voting and being politically informed is a progressive value, we will regularly post candidate events and volunteer opportunities on this list.