Congress might be on recess BUT OUR STATE HOUSE is BUSY AT WORK! This week, IMPORTANT BILLS to track, email & call committee members, & testify about:
• Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach HB17-1230 (SUPPORT) Goes to committee TODAY, April 10.
• Rep. Foote's Setback Bill, HB17-1256 (SUPPORT) goes to committee Wednesday, April 12.
• Tampering With Oil And Gas Equipment SB17-035 (OPPOSE) goes to committee, Wednesday, April 12.
• Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries HB17-1305 (SUPPORT) goes to committee, Wednesday, April 12.
(These and many other bills have been tracked by CLEAN throughout session, which ends May 11. For more information on CLEAN and how to participate in their weekly conference calls, contact us)
LOVE THIS. We knew State Rep. Mike Foote (HD12) was right about wind and solar being cheaper, but 9News checked it out. Watch.
Today's DAILY ACTION: trump defunds UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND.
Thursday, April 13, Take Back the Night Event, 4-8pm, Front Range Community College. LAD will have a booth at this annual event, empowering communities to end sexual violence. takebackthenight.org
Town Hall Without Ken Buck, Saturday, April 15, (immediately following Longmont Leads with Love Vigil) 2:15–4pm, Longmont Public Library, 4th & Kimbark. With special guest 2016 Democratic congressional candidate for CD4 Bob Seay! Sign up here.
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!
Monday, April 17: Postcard project — The Taxing of Ryan, Mass mailing of postcards to Speaker Ryan’s Janesville, WI address, publicly expressing our vast disappointment in him. If you're interested in a Postcard Party let us know.
March for Science, Saturday, April 22: to acknowledge and voice the critical role that science plays in each of our lives, 10 satellite marches in Colorado, marchforscience.com
Show your support by SHOWING UP: Longmont as a Sanctuary City. At the Tuesday, April 25th, Longmont City Council meeting, members of our community will ask for this all too important status. Wear red in solidarity. Be there at 6:45 to sign in if you'd like to speak to council, but SHOW UP to show support, even if you don't speak. Meeting starts at 7pm. Talking points here.
Thursday, April 27: Northern Colorado Dreamers United (NCDU) present the 2017 Bob Norris Youth with Experience Scholarship Fundraiser, 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.
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.
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. Tickets (on sale April 14) here.
THE CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA IS A WAR CRIME. Here's how to help.
Either Buck was lying on March 25, or he "isn't aware" that he receives money from the Koch Brothers. Here's proof. Let him know how you feel about this: Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley).
GOOD NEWS — "Georgia Upset" (from New York Times)...Special Congressional elections as a result of seats open because of trump appointments — Democrats are running for these seats, remember these names: James Thompson (Kansas' 4th District), Jon Ossoff (Georgia's 6th District), Archie Parnell (South Carolina's 5th District), Rob Quist (Montana At-Large).
Healthcare "Free Market" kills Americans.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "sign me up" in the subject line.
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!