10/15/18 Weekly Call to Action

GOTV!!! We get to vote in 4 weeks. Fight until the midterm — this is one we absolutely cannot afford to lose.

* And every week...be sure to check out our Events Calendar often, as we add events daily to it.*


Call to Action - Do these things!

Local Actions

  • City Council of Boulder

    • City Council Meetings this week:

      • Tuesday, Oct 16 at 6 p.m. - City Council Study Meeting

        Public Hearings:

        • Second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt 2019 City of Boulder budget.

        • Second reading and consideration of a motion to implement occupation taxes on four new categories of liquor licenses.

        • Second reading and consideration of a motion on correcting and clarifying provisions in the recently adopted changes to the Mixed Use - 3 zoning district.

  • View 10/9 City Council Study Session - You can see the recording of last week's study session HERE

  • Ballot Issues Forum - Monday, October 15, 2018; 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

WHERE: Boulder Public Library Creek Room - 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO  80302

  • Boulder Phonebanks for Tammy - Thursday, October 18, 2018; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ALL Thursdays in October)

Boulder County Democratic Party Office, 5735 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. A1, Boulder, CO  80303

Join us at the Boulder County Democratic Party office to call voters and talk about the campaign and the issues that matter most to them!

Never phonebanked before? Don't worry - It's fun and easy! Just bring your computer and your smart phone and we'll walk you through everything you'll need to know.

Can't make it and want to help out? Email campaign@story4co.com and we'll send you a link that you can use to make calls from the comfort of home!

  • Saturdays: People-to-People Canvassing - Saturday, October 20, 2018; 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Please RSVP to specific dates/locations you're interested in. Questions & RSVP: Tyler at tmcdermott@coloradodems.org. Locations will be updated weekly.

    Connect in a true and authentic way with voters--that's how we'll beat big Republican money in 2018!

    You will receive training in how to engage with people and how to record the data that you draw from these conversations.

    People-to-People is a project of the statewide Colorado Democratic Party and is not affiliated with a specific campaign for office.

    Facebook Event Page

  • Postcardpalooza - Friday, October 19, 2018; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ALL Fridays in October)

    Hosted by Indivisible Front Range Resistance

Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder, Colorado 80305

We're saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?

Postcard writing is for activists who are:
- introverts
- mortally afraid of door-to-door canvassing
- would otherwise be at Costco on a Friday night
- still want to know how you can help
- have run out of friends and family who will listen to your political rants and need a receptive audience

That blue wave ain't gonna' create itself! Join us! It's fun, it's cathartic, and it's good for democracy.

*Postcards and scripts are provided, but if you've got a stack you're already working on, bring 'em.


State Actions

Elections for major Colorado state offices are coming up! Watch the debates between candidates for the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and State Treasurer races, HERE.

  • EVENT: Blue Wave Phone Bank for Jessie Danielson

    WHEN: October 15, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    WHERE: 6953 E Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80224-2235, United States

    Jessie has a proven record serving Colorado as the Representative for HD24. She has a long history of fighting for all Coloradoans through championing things such as equal pay, wage theft transparency, affordable childcare, and more. Jessie is looking forward to continuing to champion for the people of Colorado, and we can help make that happen. This district was won by 439 votes in 2014, EVERY VOTER COUNTS!

    Food and Drink will be provided!
    Hosted by Kristen and Terry Seidel

  • EVENT: Community Canvass with Chris Kennedy

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    WHERE: 810 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631-1104, United States

    Join Representative Chris Kennedy, Alex Valdez, and Representative Dominique Jackson for a community canvass to help spread the word about our candidate for HD50, Rochelle Galindo! Training and refreshments will be provided for all that are interested.

  • EVENT: Canvass with Brittany, Kerry and Lesley

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    WHERE: 7510 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80226-4540, United States

    Join Jeffco Candidates: Brittany Pettersen, Kerry Tipper and Lesley Dahlkemper for a canvass! 

    Help as Brittany, Kerry, and Lesley knock doors and talk to friends and neighbors in support of these three great candidates. Never knocked doors before? No problem! Organizers will go over everything you need to know and get you set up with a walking buddy!

    RSVP at amarsh.marsh@gmail.com

  • EVENT: Crowmentum: The Final Mega-Canvass!

    WHEN: Sunday, October 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    WHERE: Hinkley High School Auditorium 1250 Chambers Rd Aurora, CO 80011

    The LAST Mega Canvass!
    This is all hands on deck!

    Be a part of the change that is coming in November. Share with your friends, family, and neighbors! Join Team Crow as we continue the good fight to flip this district. Sitting on the sideline is not an option!

    This event is going to be phone banking as well as canvassing!

Help Pass Amendment 73 (Great Schools Thriving Communities)

Petitioners turned in 180,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office a few weeks ago in order to qualify to get on the November ballot.  This was almost twice the signature requirement and is a HUGE accomplishment.  Getting on the ballot was the first step in improving funding for Colorado's severely under-funded public schools.  Now we have the opportunity to ask Colorado voters to join us in our mission to invest in our students, schools, and communities.

Here are things you can do right now, including some new and updated resources:

With advocates like you all across Colorado, we have no doubt that that we'll be successful.

Here are actions you can take to build our "Colorado Blue Wave" to Keep our House Blue and Take Back the Colorado Senate:

1.  #FlipSD16 : Help Elect Tammy Story for Colorado 👈

Currently serving in SD 16 (which is parts of Golden, JeffCo, Superior)- Tim Neville wants to arm teachers, punish sanctuary cities, prevent discounts on public transportation to low-income earners, and criminalize abortion.

Tammy Story has a record of supporting public education, she advocates for public lands, infrastructure sustainability, sensible gun laws, and equal pay for equal work. Here’s how to plug in to her campaign:

📞 Weekly phonebanking- link here
📆 Weekly canvassing events can be found here
📲 Sign up to volunteer directly: http://story4co.com/be-engaged/volunteer/ 

2.  #FlipSD24 : Help Elect Representative Faith Winter 👈

In Thornton and Westminster - Faith Winter stepped to the podium at the statehouse and never quit holding the powerful accountable. She’s running in senate district 24 in order to flip it.

Here’s how to plug in to her campaign:

📆 Weekly canvassing and other events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FaithWinterCO/events/?ref=page_internal
📲 Sign up to volunteer directly: http://www.faithwinter.com/get-involved/ 

3. #WinTheSixth : In the 6th Congressional District-- Help Elect Jason Crow and give Mike Coffman the boot 👈

Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Centennial - Mike Coffman has been aptly described as “building great relationships with the groups he votes against.” He is a good politician in that way - branded as a moderat even though he votes 93% with the trump agenda.

For those of us in Boulder, there is weekly phone-banking on Wednesday evenings.  Here’s how to plug directly in to the work to oust Mr. Coffman:

https://jasoncrowforcongress.com/  ---- mention that you are interested in the Wednesday phone banking if that's your thing.

Alternate Actions:

CANVASSING - Want to walk in your own neighborhood, on your own time? Julia Bristor can get you plugged in to all you need for local canvassing - walk lists, training, scripts, and flyers. Contact her at jmbp2p@gmail.com.

PHONEBANK - The Colorado Democratic Party has regular weekly phonebanks from now until the elections at the Denver office at 789 Sherman St from 5-7:30PM. Please email Meike Babel at volcoordinator@coloradodems.org to RSVP.

If the Governor's and Attorney General's Races are your passion, consider these steps

1. We must continue to GOTV for Dems.  Dems will generally vote for Jared Polis and Phil Weiser (the Dem AG candidate) if they show up, so they don't need persuasion--just need to show up.

2. Persuasion: the 1.2 million unaffiliated voters are the key persuasion target. We all have friends who are U's. Talk with them.  Persuade them. More U's voted in the Dem primary than in the R primary. Let's make sure they vote for Dems in the general as well.

3. Keep after George Brauchler, the GOP (Republican) Attorney General candidate, on Twitter.  He is rather Trumpian in his ability to get engaged on Twitter. He runs 2  handles: https://twitter.com/GeorgeBrauchler and https://twitter.com/GB4CO .  He does some interesting things, especially in his replies to tweets--e.g., he recently called Joe Salazar a "Street Talker" (someone who talks like a poor person, per Merriam Webster).  Some favorite topics for him are why he thinks Roe v Wade should be overturned, why he does not like Obamacare and thinks climate change is unfounded, and why he suppressed so many cases from public oversight.

Federal Actions (from Indivisible National)

  • Find a list of Indivisible-endorsed candidates for Congress HERE.

  • Protect our Democracy: Tell Trump He Can’t Impede the Mueller Investigation

    • Rumors are swirling that Trump is preparing to fire Mueller’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. We are ready with a plan if this happens.

    • Read HERE about why this is a horrible threat to our democracy and for steps you can take.

Below are ongoing items you can be doing:

  1. Kavanaugh has been confirmed, and it is more important than ever to take back the majority in November. Get the latest on #SaveSCOTUS. Check out our up-to-date campaign resource to get the state of play on Brett Kavanaugh, and what you can do to help keep up the pressure. And you can sign up a phonebanking shift to help contact voters in key states to help flip Senate seats and take back the majority this November.

  2. Sign up for The Last Weekend. They’ve joined forces with Swing Left and other groups to plan for a nationwide push to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) during the last weekend before the midterm elections! Sign up to commit to volunteer today.

  3. Register to vote. And make sure everyone you know is registered too -- we can’t build the blue wave without them! You can do it all through their registration website here: indivisible.turbovote.org

  4. Explore Indivisible resources to help win elections. Indivisible has put together a guide for winning elections.

Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!

Federal Legislation

What is left for the lame duck session?

  1. Funding for the agencies that Congress hasn’t approved FY19 appropriations for yet, the most notable debate coming over the Dept. of Homeland Security’s budget for border wall construction.

  2. The Senate will likely take up the confirmation of a new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations following the resignation of Nikki Haley.

H.R. 6692 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes. Introduced by Senator Anthony Brown (D-MD).

S.3123 - Fair Maps (Redistricting) Act of 2018 - To create a more representative and accountable Congress by prohibiting partisan gerrymandering and ensuring that any redistricting of congressional district boundaries results in fair, effective, and accountable representation for all people. Introduced by Senator Michael Bennet.

Upcoming Events - Go to these places!

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