"Pardons were in the news tonight for another reason, too, as news broke that the Department of Justice is investigating what appears to have been a bribe before the end of the summer. Someone apparently promised payments to either the White House or to a related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon.”  
—  HEATHER COX RICHARDSON, 12/1/20

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events:

Sustainable Resilient Longmont Virtual Holiday Gathering & Volunteer Appreciation, Sunday, December 6, 6–7:30pm, via Zoom. RSVP, here.
Building the Best Future for Our Kids, Wednesday, December 9, 5pm, Zoom event. Join Boulder Voices for Children for a panel discussion on issues affecting children and families in our community. With Attorney General Phil Weiser, Congressman Joe Neguse, Council Member Junie Joseph, and Boulder County Commissioner Claire Levy. Moderated by Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty. REGISTER, here.
NEXT LAD MEETING: Our Annual Holiday (Virtual) Potluck, Saturday, December 12, 11am (we'll send a meeting link the day of the event).
Our 2020 LAD Holiday Celebration is only different in that it is virtual. We will go over LADs accomplishments of the last year. And speaking of heroes — we will honor and celebrate the work of two of our beloved legislators: State Senator Mike Foote and State Representative Jonathan Singer — as they embark on their next adventures!

We'll also present our updated support statements and we'll be electing the 2021 LAD Board (most board members will be continuing their service).


If you are a current member of LAD, we THANK YOU for your contribution in the past year! Many folks use the Holiday Potluck as an opportunity to renew or, if you aren't a member, but you like the work we are doing, to sign up for membership ($25/year per person). Your generous donations cover our expenses (Zoom, web hosting, Mailchimp accounts, website support, promotional materials, post pandemic event space rental & insurance) You can go to our website and click the "Donate" tab up top, or the green "Donate" widget — and pay by Donorbox. You can also send us a check (address is on the Donate page) THANK YOU for supporting the work we do!
GEORGIA IS ON OUR MINDS: We're certain you know by now that the very health of our democracy — and any hope for real congressional progress — now rests in the results of the January 5 Georgia runoff election, with Democrats Jon Ossoff (to beat Kelly Loefler) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (to beat David Perdue) vying for each of the 2 US Senate seats. (Georgia voters must be registered to participate by Dec. 7.) Here's what we're up against, from the New York Times: "Georgia’s runoff law was created in the 1960s as a way to preserve white political power in a majority-white state and diminish the influence of Black politicians who could more easily win in a multicandidate race with a plurality of the vote, according to an Interior Department report. Since the 1990s, Democrats have won only one of seven statewide runoffs in general or special elections, according to Inside Elections, the nonpartisan political newsletter."

take action:
GEORGIA POSTCARDS: We've set up a "Georgia & How You Can Help!" widget at longmontdems.org, here. You'll find a comprehensive list of postcard projects, ways to volunteer for or donate to Ossoff and Warnock campaigns, donate to Georgia grassroots organizations, such as Fair Fight, help register new Georgia voters (deadline for voter registration in Georgia is December 7!), text or weekend phone banking sign ups, social media accounts to follow and more information — we'll update the widget regularly, so check back often!
WATCH this rarity — a republican with a SPINE, here.
BOOKMARK THIS WEBSITE: THE ADULTS IN THE ROOM — buildbackbetter.gov
ALL about Joe and Kamala's transition strategies, priorities and teams — refreshing...INSPIRING.

READ: Heather Cox Richardson's post from December 1, here.

THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!



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