Sunday, October 30, 2016

Our Response to Paid TV Ad From Multimillion Dollar Campaign to Kill Colorado Grassroots./ PLEASE SHARE

PLEASE CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THE COLORADO GRASSROOTS TO SHARE THIS! 

Claim: Colorado Caucus unfair to average, ordinary citizen. 

Truth: The Colorado Caucus is the best way for the average, ordinary citizen to serve in elected public office. 

Without the Colorado Caucus, it is difficult for anyone to get elected to a local political office to represent their neighbors. 

Powerful forces, backed by millions of dollars is trying to create chaos in Colorado politics. Why? It will kill the grassroots and make voters easier to manipulate with misleading ads like this one. 

Yes, every two years all citizens have the opportunity to participate in their neighborhood caucus. Fact is not everyone wants to attend this two-hour meeting every year, and they don't have to do so. 

After the Colorado Caucus candidates are put on the primary ballot and all citizens vote. Unaffiliated voters who want to vote are allowed to do so, help is provided online and at each polling place. It is a lie they are left out of the process. 

This year's Presidential race is a mess, in part because powerful forces that manipulate the media with their huge ad budgets and lobbying power have succeeded in inducing states to give up the wonderful grassroots system we still have here in Colorado. 

Vote NO on 107 and 108, they will kill the Colorado grassroots. 



Save the Caucus is a Colordo political committee, John Wren and Scott Shires are the registered agents. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447

Corky Kyle Says Vote NO on 107 and 108.

Aaron Harber Show-- 107 and 108

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Powerful forces are trying to kill our wonderful Colorado Caucus. They know a Presidential Primary kills the Colorado Caucus, that's just what it did when we experimented with it before in the late 90's. Save the grassroots! Vote NO on 107 and 108!

Friday, October 21, 2016

You can still make a difference, here's how:

Help us fight 107 and 108. Don't know what they are? Then do this for sure!!!

Google "Colorado Caucus" or "Colorado Proposition 107" or "Colorado Proposition 108" Google News works best. Or check out our compilation on http://Facebook.com/Colorado.Caucus.News  (If you find good articles we've missed please let us know. Thanks!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Startup Show: Action Class in Practical Politics

Release: Hyper-local Neighborhood Caucus Clubs Being Organized.

(PLEASE FORWARD. THANKS! John)

From: Save the Caucus.

Contact: John Wren, cell (720)495-4949

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2016

Hyper-local Neighborhood Caucus Clubs Being Organized.
“Fresh leadership is always needed in both major political parties, so we will help them both.”

Denver—Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee formed this year to fight what has become Propositions 107 and 108, today announced a project for hyper-local civic education to increase informed participation in the Colorado Caucus in 2018. www.Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs (303)861-1447

Making the announcement long-time community activist John Wren said, "Hyper-local neighborhood Caucus Clubs will be promoted through Nextdoor.com and local community newspapers. Caucus Clubs will welcome new neighbors and invite everyone in the neighborhood to social events and educational activities in the neighborhood, in cooperation with local chambers, local community newspapers, service clubs, etc. 

"Caucus Clubs will not take political positions, except on legislation that effects the Colorado Caucus, nor will we endorse candidates or issues. Like the Denver City Club (I'm a former member and past President) our purpose will be 'to inform not reform.' We will cooperate with everyone interested in strengthening the grassroots in business and politics, and we will inform newcomers of their precinct committee people for both major political parties and we will give them subscription information for local publications and performing arts groups," said Wren

 "We are going to need a lot of help to make this happen. Anyone who'd like to be a part of it is encouraged to check out the Caucus Clubs link on www.COCaucus.org orwww.SmallBizChamber.org or go directly to www.Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs. Those who like the idea are asked to Tweet us @IDEACafe or @BuildBetterCO."


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Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447 www.COCaucus.org John Wren is the registered agent. He co-founded the 2002 Save the Caucus which defeated the Caucus-killer Amendment 29 60% 40%  despite being outspent 1400 to 1. 

“Why is the Colorado Caucus withering? First, because the legislature, in an ineffectual grab for national headlines, created a meaningless Presidential Primary that eliminated the headline race that once inspired much caucus activism.

“Second, because we're all getting good at sitting on the sidelines. The Kettering Foundation's David Mathews once reminded readers that the word idiot comes from the Greeks. Privacy, they thought, was akin to stupidity. "Idiots" were incapable of finding their place in the social order.

“Why bow to the trend of letting the next guy do it? Why sell out to letting money replace shoe-leather at every level of American politics?”

Sue O’Brien, Editorial Page Editor, Denver Post
From her “Caucuses aren’t for ciphers.” October 6, 2002., complete text on www.COCaucus.org 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Vote, but don't vote early!

Time to grow up.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Vote! Straw Poll and 9news Video on Propositions 107 and 108./ Please share!

PLEASE CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THE COLORADO GRASSROOTS TO: 1) click on John Wren name below, which will take you to Twitter; 2) Then watch short 9news video and 3) vote in the straw poll. It would be very helpful if you'd also 4) share this page and/or the Tweet straw poll with your social media friends, encourage them to do the same. Thanks!
The straw poll ends Monday at mid-night. We will announce the results of the straw poll with a media release Tuesday morning. If you have any questions call John Wren (303)861-1447

Friday, October 14, 2016

Colorado Caucus on Startup Show

Start Now! SBCC Socratic Startup Method.: Startup Show: SBCC Startup Method. Best networking...: Now is the time if you want to get ready for 2018 networking event. It could start for you right now by sharing this with your social media ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SAMPLE BALLOT. Poll: How will you vote on 107 and 108?


THIS IS SAMPLE BALLOT. LINK TO VIDEO WORKS, WATCH NOW AND AVOID THE RUSH, ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME. SAVE THE CAUCUS! THREE DAY STRAW POLL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY-SUNDAY-MONDAY.

Action Class in Practical Politics

Train-the-trainer today! Attend, take back to your chamber, association, etc. See http://Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs  or call (303)861-1447

Monday, October 10, 2016

Save the Caucus! Vote NO on 107 and 108!

Please print out, post on bulletin boards, and email copies to
your friends encouraging them to do the same thing.

SAVE THE COLORADO CAUCUS! VOTE NO ON CAUCUS KILLING 107 AND 108.

Proposition 107:

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes recreating a presidential primary election to be held before the end of March in each presidential election year in which unaffiliated electors may vote without declaring an affiliation with a political party?

Proposition 108:

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the process of selecting candidates representing political parties on a general election ballot, and, in connection therewith, allowing an unaffiliated elector to vote in the primary election of a political party without declaring an affiliation with that party and permitting a political party in specific circumstances to select all of its candidates by assembly or convention instead of by primary election?

Powerful forces have poured $3 million into getting these two misguided measures onto the Colorado ballot. Most of the money came from newcomers to Colorado and their friends, and from powerful people who live outside Colorado.

There is an organized campaign to get legislation such as this passed in every state, thereby virtually killing the ability of common people to use a political party to get elected.

107 correctly uses the term "recreating," because not long ago we experimented with a presidential primary and found it was a waste of tax-payers dollars.

108 will create chaos, it would be like letting people from other states vote in the Colorado election. It's a very, very crazy idea. But it's ahead in the polls because of the heavy advertising that's been done.

More about these two bad ideas and about the Colorado Caucus, our wonderful system that just needs better leadership on www.COCaucus.org  Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee. John Wren and Scott Shires are registered agents. 1881 Buchtel Blvd #501, Denver, CO 80210  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO HELP US CALL JOHN WREN (303)861-1447.

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS.
EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO THE SAME THING.
THANKS! WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN SAVE THE CAUCUS.




Help us Save the Caucus! Now!

It's only too late if we don't start now!

The Colorado Caucus provides the best chance for the common person to serve in elected public office, that's why the rich and powerful have tried to kill it since it was created as part of the Teddy Roosevelt progressive reforms. If you are willing to help us Save the Caucus, call John Wren. (303)861-1447

Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee, registered agents are John Wren and Scott Shires. 1881 Buchtel Blvd #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447

"Caucuses aren't for ciphers" by Sue O'Brien, Denver Post

COCaucus.org Save the Caucus! One phone call at a time! (GrassrootsRules.us coming in November): Caucuses aren't for ciphers by Sue O'Brien: My friend Sue O'Brien wrote this when our wonderful Colorado Caucus, our neighborhood system for nominating candidates to the primary ba...

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Caucus is an American word.

...And so it turns out that CAUCUS is a truly American word, properly borrowed by immigrants from natives, a democratic word in a time when a working democracy was not yet even a working idea. This was a term which the American republic of the early l9th century was quick to turn into political operation and would never relinquish as useless or obsolete. It may be that the present caucus as precursor for part elections is not necessary, but the notion that discussion on every level is profitable, is in the end quite necessary, and a good safeguard against voting rights being hurried through the polls without sufficient warning. The right to associate and discuss is at the heart of any democratic process, and if do we end up associating overly and talking endlessly, that will be the price of democracy, and the inefficient minor segment of a larger process which does by its essence and importance require endless talk and endless consideration.


William Harris
Prof. Em. Middlebury College
www.middlebury.edu/~harris

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/caucus.html

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

COCaucus.org Save the Caucus! One phone call at a time! (GrassrootsRules.us coming in November): Don't let them AstroTurf the Colorado grassroots!/...

COCaucus.org Save the Caucus! One phone call at a time! (GrassrootsRules.us coming in November): Don't let them AstroTurf the Colorado grassroots!/...: Vote NO on Colorado Propositions 107 and 108 (new numbers now they are on the ballot, were Initiatives 98 and 140) they will kill our wonder...

Political expert, Colorado expert on Caucus:

Denver Post slams Colorado Caucus.

The Denver Post makes no sense in this editorial today. Defy the Denver Post! Vote no on 107 and 108. Here is why. Those supporting clearly have limited experience, don't understand Colorado and our political system. Support our Colorado Caucus, best chance the common person has of serving in elected public office! Vote NO on 107 and 108. Save the Caucus! 

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