Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Startup Show: "Starting a career in politics."

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American dream vs Make America Great Again

What does "American dream" mean?

First usage said to have been by James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America. 1931:

"... the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position…


“The American dream, that has lured tens of millions of all nations to our shores in the past century has not been a dream of merely material plenty, though that has doubtlessly counted heavily. It has been much more than that. It has been a dream of being able to grow to fullest development as man and woman, unhampered by the barriers which had slowly been erected in the older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the simple human being of any and every class.”


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Save the Caucus!

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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.

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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
Development
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
303-866-3521


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.