Thursday, March 6, 2014

Colorado media monitored, Conference on Colorado Caucus in the works.

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Save the Caucus held a conference at the Colorado Capitol as a follow up to the defeat of Amendment 29 in 2002. It's been suggested that another be held now, as soon as possible while memories of last Tuesday are fresh.

Here's the release that was just made:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2014
 
Contact:  John Wren  cell (720)495-4949
 
2nd COLORADO CAUCUS CONFERENCE AT THE CAPITOL BEING PLANNED.
Gov. Hickenlooper and Secretary of State Gessler expected to make a joint statement announcing the date.
 
Denver-- John Wren announced today that a conference is being planned to allow those who participated in the Colorado Caucus to make a statement about Tuesday's gatherings and to make suggestions for improving the process. A similar meeting was held as a follow-up to the defeat of Amendment 29 in 2002 which would have ended Colorado's caucus-assembly system for nominating to the primary ballot.
 
Making the announcement Wren said, "Last Tuesday some 6,000 meetings were held across the state, since voters approved the system in 1912 it has served us well. But as times and technology change, so must the way we select our elected representatives.
 
"For that reason we will ask that those with an interest in our Colorado Caucus be invited to gather at the Capitol once again, and that additional information, opinion gathering, and analysis be applied to this time-honored Colorado institution, now rather than later while it is fresh on our minds.
 
"Governor Hickenlooper and Secretary of State Gessler have been invited to make the announcement of the meeting once a date has been set. The Small Business Chamber of Commerce, I'm CEO, will be surveying local chambers through our membership in the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, across the state as we set a date and finalize the methodology for data gathering prior to the conference, and the hope is that CACI may decide to become a sponsor.
 
"We are actively looking for sponsors and volunteers. For more information call me at (303)861-1447," said Wren, "but do it now, this is on a short fuse."  
 
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John Wren (303)861-1447, 960 Grant St. #727, Denver, CO is a long-time community activist who was one of the founders of Save the Caucus which defeated Amendment 29 in 2002 which would have brought an end to the Colorado system of nominating to the primary ballot both by petition and through a caucus-assembly process. Save the Caucus held a Caucus Conference at the Capitol in 2003 and produced a PSA with then Mayor Hickenlooper and Gov Owens urging Colorado voters to attend their 2004 neighborhood caucus. They also oversaw the distribution and posting of 5,000 yard signs promoting the 2004 Colorado Caucus, the signs were paid for by Rutt Bridges who had initiated Amendment 29. Wren has been personally managing an education website COCaucus.org 
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