Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Save the Caucus!

140 and 98 kill the best friend of young people who want to make a real difference! Vote no! Http://

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Let Colorado Vote 2016

Exciting news, John!

Both of our Let Colorado Vote initiatives have officially qualified for the ballot. This is an important milestone in our work to strengthen our democracy. Reinstating a presidential primary and opening up primaries to Colorado's 1.3 million unaffiliated voters will make our elections more open and more fair for all Coloradans.

We can’t let our focus slip, though, because qualifying for the ballot was just a first step. Now the real work begins: getting these propositions passed. That means building a dedicated on-the-ground team that will connect with voters to make sure they know what a “yes” vote will mean – especially unaffiliated Coloradans, who make up more than one-third of the electorate.

With Election Day coming up fastwe don’t have time to make up for a missed fundraising goal. Can we count on you for a donation to restore fairness and increase participation in our elections?

Donate now to help us go straight to the voters to enact these propositions and expand voter engagement in Colorado.

We can’t thank you enough for helping make sure every Coloradan’s voice is heard.

Now let’s go win.

Jesse Hassinger
Campaign Manager
Let Colorado Vote 2016

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Public Hearing Friday on Blue Book

To Participants in the Ballot Analysis Process:

Senate Bill 05-94 requires the Director of Research of the Legislative
Council to conduct a public meeting before the draft of the ballot
information booklet is finalized.  At that meeting, the director and other
members of the legislative staff have the opportunity to ask questions that
arise in response to the written comments received.  An excerpt of the
pertinent statute is included at the end of this e-mail.

As required by Senate Bill 05-94, the Director of Research will convene a
meeting on Friday, August 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in House Committee Room
0109 of the State Capitol on the following ballot analyses:

Amendment T:  No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition
Amendment U:  Exempt Certain Possessory Interests from Property Taxes
Amendment 69:  Statewide Health Care System
Initiative #101:  State Minimum Wage
Initiative #145:  Access to Medical Aid-in-Dying Medication
Initiative #96:  Requirements for Constitutional Amendments
Initiative #75:  Local Government Authority to Regulate Oil and Gas
Initiative #78:  Increased Setback for Oil and Natural Gas Development
Initiative #98:  Unaffiliated Voter Participation in Primary Elections
Initiative #140:  Presidential Primary Elections
Initiative #143:  Increase Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes

At this time, the legislative staff does not have any unanswered questions
of the individuals who submitted written comments on the drafts of the
ballot analysis.  It is anticipated that the meeting will be very brief.
No public testimony will be taken at the meeting.

Thank you for your interest and assistance thus far in the process.

Mike Mauer
Director of Research

Excerpt from SB 05-94:

1-40-124.5. Ballot information booklet. (1.7)(a) After receiving written
comments from the public in accordance with section 1 (7.5) (a) (II) of
article V of the state constitution, but before the draft of the ballot
information booklet is finalized, the director of research of the
legislative council of the general assembly shall conduct a public meeting
at which the director and other members of the legislative staff have the
opportunity to ask questions that arise in response to the written
comments. The director may modify the draft of the booklet in response to
comments made at the hearing. The legislative council may modify the draft
of the booklet upon the two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the
legislative council.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


It won't matter who is elected President of the United States if we loose our wonderful Colorado Caucus, the best chance the common person has of serving in elected public office.

Founded in 1912, it was part of the package of progressive reforms that gave more power to the grassroots. Party bosses didn't like it back then, and today's party bosses are trying once more to kill it. Those who love the Colorado Caucus have to make a choice.

Do we raise millions of dollars to fight the well funded campaign that is expected? Or do we get on the phone and call our neighbors?

Check out our media release posted just below this. Then if you are willing to help in your neighborhood by making a few phone calls let us know with your comment here or phone call to John Wren (303)861-1447. (Photos: Denver Post)

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