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04 Jan
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Colorado Democrats Chair Morgan Carroll to Speak at January First Tuesday Meeting

Join many of your fellow Democrats for food and discussion on Tuesday, January 9th. Morgan Carroll, our Colorado Democrats Chair, will be the guest speaker to kick off the new year.

Please arrive at  6:30pm at the Bent Noodle Restaurant in Aurora. The address of the restaurant is  3055 S Parker Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80014. 

It is asked by the Coordinators of the group to have all attendees RSVP for the event. This ensures the restaurant can accomodate everyone who wishes to attend  Please email either one of the two individuals listed below to not only RSVP,  and to receive monthly invitations in the future from the event coordinators.

Martha Kern : [email protected]

Everett Brinson:  [email protected]

What is the First Tuesday Group?

The First Tuesday Group was formed from the volunteers of the Aurora efforts of the 2012 Barack Obama Campaign. The volunteers wanted to keep their activism alive post 2012, and hence the group was born. The group sought to remain active through a “First Tuesday” of the month meeting to talk about community and hear from community leaders. Over the years, the guest speakers have been from the Colorado legislature, activists, Aurora City Officials, and many others with a vested interest in civic life. Many of the original members of the group are strong volunteers for the Arapahoe Democrats, as well as House District leaders and organizers. The group is made up of members of several House Districts in the area.

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27 Nov
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The Arapahoe Democrats Annual Holiday Party is Set for December 7th

The Arapahoe Democratic Party will host its annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 7th. The venue will be a familiar site, El Tequileno Family Mexican Restaurant, the site of the Arapahoe Democrats November election party. The address of the restaurant is 2790 S. Havana St. in Aurora. The event will begin at 6pm.

Information about the event from Arapahoe Democratic Party Chair, Mary Ellen Wolf, is noted below.

It’s been an eventful year and we’ve all been working hard.
We won some and lost some, but we’ve changed the landscape throughout the county. So let’s get together and celebrate the holiday season in a relaxed atmosphere. The county party is providing substantial appetizers. Cash bar.

This year we will be collecting donations for Aurora Warms the Night, (aurorawarmsthenight.org) a service provider for the homeless. If you wish to contribute, coats, gloves, hats, scarves, underwear, socks, t-shirts & blankets for adults and children are needed and of course, checks and online donations for AWTN are welcome.

Please RSVP for the event through the following Facebook Link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/823984544447873/

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21 Nov
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HD41 Monthly Meetings Canceled for November & December

Per note from HD41 Chair, Jeff Moser, there will be no HD41 Monthly meetings in November or December. The monthly meetings will resume January 22, 2018 (Guest Speaker will be Joe Salazar).

Keep an eye on the HD41 website, as well as this page for an upcoming invite to the Arapahoe Dems Holiday Party, as well as other events in our calendar.

A Note from our Chair, Jeff Moser:

Just a notice that House District 41 Democrats will not be meeting in November or December. The next monthly meeting will be held on the Fourth Monday, January 22, 2018.

6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Happy Half-Hour: Meet-n-Greet – Refreshments
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Program & Meeting 
State Rep. Joe Salazar, Candidate for Attorney General has agreed to speak.

Location: Arapahoe Co. Democratic Party Headquarters, 10730 E. Bethany Drive, Ste. 240, Aurora, CO 80014

See you in 2018!

— 
JEFFERY MOSER 
Chair, HD 41

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24 Sep
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Sample Ballot for Upcoming Municipal Elections

The Municipal Election Sample Ballot for all of Arapahoe County has been released by Arapahoe County Clerk and Record Matt Crane. Please see below for all items relevant to HD41. Mail in Ballots will be mailed to homes on October 16th. You will have until November 4th to drop in the mailbox. After this date, various drop boxes around Aurora can be used to drop off your ballot. Election Day is November 7th, however it is encouraged ballots are complete and mailed/dropped off in boxes, before this date.

City Council -At Large 

Aurora Public Schools (APS) School Board 

Ballot Measure on Salaries for City Council and Mayor / Mayor Pro-Tem

A complete list of all ballot measures and candidates can be found at this link:

http://www.arapahoevotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017CoordinatedElection_SampleBallot_Final.pdf

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24 Sep
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Agenda for HD41 Monthly Meeting on Monday, September 25th

Our Chair, Jeff Moser, has just released the upcoming HD41 Monthly Meeting agenda. We hope to see everyone at the meeting, as we will get to know our Aurora Public School Board candidates, and speak to all things related to our House District.


House District 41 Democrats, Fourth Monday, September 25, 2017

Arapahoe County Democratic Party Headquarters
Arapahoe Co. Democratic Party Headquarters, 10730 E. Bethany Drive, Ste. 240, Aurora, CO 80014
Agenda
6:30 to 7:00: Happy Half-Hour: Meet-n-Greet – Refreshments
7:00: Welcome & Call to Order by Presiding Officer — Pledge of Allegiance
Introduce Party Leaders and Elected Officials Present — Call for General Orders – Adopt
Agenda — Approval of Minutes from Aug. 28, 2017
7:05: Panel Program: Candidates for Aurora Public School Board (Four to be elected Nov. 7)
Each candidate will have 3 minutes to introduce who they are and why they are running. Then we will
have 20 -25 minutes of questions written down on post cards collected from the audience.
7:50: Legislative Report: Rep. Jovan Melton, Sen. Nancy Todd, Sen. Daniel Kagan
8:00: Officer Reports & Committee Reports – 1 to 2 minutes each
1) Chair Jeff Moser
2) 1st Vice Chair Kunle Taiwo
3) 2nd Vice Chair Kristin Malory – Canvassing, AYD, Schroeder Dinner
4) Secretary Maureen Mrizek – Communications
5) Treasurer Martha Kern – Fundraising
6) County Rules – Gale Drexler
7) County/State Platform/County Resolutions – David Lightowler
8) County Outreach – Patricia Noonan
8:05: Unfinished Business
1) Annual Schroeder Dinner: Comments. Thanks to Kristin who was chair and to all who helped to
plan the dinner, contributed to the successful auction, and attended the event.
2) Next VAN Training Dates for the Fall, at HQ – See web calendar
8:10: New Business & Announcements
1) 2017 Coordinated Election: Monday, Oct. 16: First day mail ballots may be sent to voters. VSPC
Hours: Mon.–Fri., Oct. 30–Nov. 6, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 4: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.;
Tues., Nov. 7: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2) 8-10 Minutes: Randee Webb, speaking about the City of Aurora’s entertainment-
district/motorsports-facility-racetrack/charter-amendment ballot question.
8:30 p.m: Adjourn – Next HD 41 Meeting: Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

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21 Sep
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The September Arapahoe Democratic Party Newsletter

Please see the link below to read Septembers’ Arapahoe County Democrats newsletter. To get on the email list to receive the letter, please see the “Get Involved” Tab on our website. 

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A message from the Editor: 
Worth waiting for?  This edition is chock full of thoughtful essays by
participants in the Leadership Academy, as well as information about local candidates.   Lots of photos too.

Please share the newsletter, and send e-mail addresses of folks who
would like a copy.  If you want your name taken off the list, just
send me an e-mail.

Want to help?  We could use folks who are good at formatting, writing
and editing. Send comments, photos, or short articles. 

-Nancy Jackson

 

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11 Sep
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Interested in Helping as a Volunteer with the Colorado Democratic Party?

Meike Babel, Volunteer Coordinator for the Colorado Democratic Party has noted several volunteer opportunities this week. The Colorado Democratic Party is looking for researchers, canvassers, data entry and analysis volunteers, and the list goes on. Please see the list of opportunities below, and get involved.

RESEARCHERS:
Yes, we need even more  volunteers to help with two projects.
a) Who is running for elections anywhere in Colorado on a municipal level?
b) Voting record research. It would be beneficial if you have a legal background. Part of this project is to “translate” bills from legalese into plain English 🙂
Research can be done from your home.
Please email me at [email protected]

 

CANDIDATE FORUM and ISSUE TOWN HALL ORGANIZER:
You would be working with Morgan Carroll from conception to completion on FREE candidate forums and issue town halls. These events are an opportunity for the public to get to know the candidates or to hear on a topic of current policy interest.
You would:

  • find venues
  • advance sound, sign-in, parking of the event
  • line up speakers and panelists
  • promote the event
  • oversee operations (manage volunteers) day of the event
  • take pictures, FB live event

Please email me at [email protected].

VOTER REGISTRATION: 
Thursday, September 7
Location: Aurora Community College at 710 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230
Time: 10am – 3pm
Tyler McDermott is your contact and can train you if you have never done voter registration before. Arrange shifts with Tyler.
Please email Tyler here to sign up.Saturday, September 9
Location: Aurora Municipal Center at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012
Meet at the table located near Aurora Library by the flag pole.
Tyler McDermott is your contact and can train you if you have never done voter registration before.
We will have 2-hour shifts.
10am -12noon,
12noon – 2pm,
2 – 3:30pm
Please email Tyler here to sign up.
CALLERS:
The Republican “Voter Fraud Commission” unfortunately led thousands of people to unregister. In a combined effort with the Denver Democrats, we will be calling Democratic Households to register them again.
You will be provided with script and you can make the calls from home using an online phone bank.
Please email me here to fight this blatant act of voter suppression.
HELP US REACH EVERYONE! Become an outreach lead (or connect with your lead)!The Colorado Dems want to reach out to each and every constituency there is. Many people align with our platform yet they don’t quite feel at home with the Democrats. We are changing that!

We have found wonderful volunteers to lead the outreach to:

  • Swing Voters
  • Base Voters
  • Latinos
  • New Americans and Immigrants
  • Millenial or youth
  • Workers and labor
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • Rural Voters
  • Women
  • Seniors
  • Faith Communities
  • Progressives
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans
  • African-Americans

We are still looking for leads for the outreach to:

  • Small Business Owners
  • Lawyers
  • Asian, Pacific Islanders
  • Native Americans
  • Health Care Professionals
  • STEM research

As lead, you would:

  • Call/ email all volunteers in your group to introduce yourself
  • Meet periodically (if feasible in person, if not per phone conference) to gather results for:

a) relevant community events,
b) relevant organizations the CDP should work with and support
c) Articles/ publications about group so we can engage in the most appropriate way possible.
d) ideas and suggestion on how to best reach out to/ listen to the group

Lastly, you would have a regular call-in with the CDP officers to share the work of your group.
If you think you’d like to take on the lead role or have more questions, please email me at [email protected]
If you do not want to be lead but would like to specify which group you’d most like to work with, please also email me so I can connect you with the lead.

CANVASSERS AND HELPERS FOR A LOCAL CANDIDATE/ CANDIDATE IN A SWING DISTRICT:
Nothing much counts more at this point than winning elections! We don’t have to wait until 2018, we can help a young and progressive candidate right now! Crystal is endorsed by Our Revolution and Conservation Colorado amongst others!
Meet CRYSTAL MURILLO, candidate for City Council in Aurora in Ward I (please note, Crystal is the sole Democrat running in this ward which is why we can support her):

  • Accessible and Affordable Housing
  • Smart Economic Growth that invests in our local community and work force
  • Robust Public Transport System by developing a strong infrastructure and safe transit options for everyone.

The best way to win her election is to knock on doors. With Crystal’s own background, she is a true representative of her ward that is home to people of many cultures who struggle to make ends meet.
To find out more about Crystal, click here.
To find out dates, times and location to canvass for Crystal,
please email her at [email protected]

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11 Sep
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HD41 Monthly Meeting to Feature Aurora Public School Board Candidates

HD41 Chair,  Jeff Moser, has advised of an update to the agenda of the house district monthly meeting. Several Aurora Public School Board candidates will be our guest speakers. This is a great opportunity to meet these candidates, and ask questions regarding the very important topic of public school education. Please be sure to attend, Monday, September 25th at 6:30pm.   

The following individuals have announced their candidacy for APS Board Elections in 2017: 


Name: Kyla Alysia Armstrong-Romero
View notice of intent

Website: www.kylaforschoolboard.com


Name: Jane F. Barber
View notice of intent


Name: Kevin Cox
View notice of intent

Website: www.kevincoxforaurora.com


Name: Debra E. Gerkin
View notice of intent

Websitewww.gerkinforaps.com


Name: Marques A. Ivey
View notice of intent

Websitewww.marquesforallaurorachildren.com


Name: Miguel In Suk Lovato
View notice of intent

Websitewww.miguellovato.com


Name: Gail Pough
View notice of intent

Websitewww.gailforaurorakids.com


Name: Lea Steed
View notice of intent

Websitewww.leaforaurorakids.com


Name: Barbara J. Yamrick Stadtherr
View notice of intent


For more information on candidates, and their contact information, please see this link:

Election

Current APS Board of Directors– (clockwise from top left): Board Treasurer Barbara Yamrick, Board Director Cathy Wildman, Board Director Eric Nelson, Board Vice President Dr. Dan Jorgensen, Board Secretary Monica Colbert, Board Director Dr. JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin, Superintendent Rico Munn and Board President Amber Drevon

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04 Sep
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Candidate for Colorado Governor, Cary Kennedy, to be Guest Speaker at First Tuesday Meeting

Cary Kennedy, Candidate for Colorado Governor, will speak on Tuesday, September 5th during the First Tuesday Action  Group Meeting., Please RSVP for the event by visiting the First Tuesday Action Group Facebook Page, or by contacting HD41 Treasurer Martha Kern.

The First Tuesday Group meets at The Bent Noodle Restaurant. The address is 3055 South Parker Road Aurora CO. The event planners would like to ask that all participants arrive at 6:30pm to order food before the meeting begins at 7:00pm.

What is the First Tuesday Group?:

The First Tuesday Group was formed from the volunteers of the Aurora efforts of the 2012 Barack Obama Campaign. The volunteers wanted to keep their activism alive post 2012, and hence the group was born. The group sought to remain active through a “First Tuesday” of the month meeting to talk about community and hear from community leaders. Over the years, the guest speakers have been from the Colorado legislature, activists, Aurora City Officials, and many others with a vested interest in civic life. Many of the original members of the group are strong volunteers for the Arapahoe Democrats, as well as House District leaders and organizers. The group is made up of members of several House Districts in the area.

September 5th Guest Speaker and Agenda:

Our Speaker for September will be CARY KENNEDY,Candidate FOR COLORADO GOVERNOR, Cary has serve as the Colorado State Treasurer and City of Denver Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer. She is widely known for her financial and educational expertise. She successfully worked to reform Colorado and Denver finances.She also has been on the forefront in educational reforms for COLORADO KIDS, crafting the BUILDING EXCELLENT SCHOOLS PROGRAM,which resulted in funding for renovating and replacement of over 380 COLORADO SCHOOLS. Cary grew up in Evergreen and graduated from MANUEL HIGH SCHOOL, AND UNIVERSITY OF DENVER LAW SCHOOL, She is a highly qualified and a innovative problem solver for Colorado.

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26 Aug
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HD41 Meeting Agenda

Our Chair, Jeff Moser, has announced the agenda for Monday nights’ HD41 Meeting

House District 41 Democrats, Fourth Monday, August 28, 2017

Where:

Arapahoe Co. Democratic Party Headquarters, 10730 E. Bethany Drive, Ste. 240, Aurora, CO 80014

Time:

6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Happy Half-Hour: Meet-n-Greet – Refreshments

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Meeting & Program

Agenda: 

7:00 p.m. Welcome & Call to Order by Presiding Officer — Pledge of Allegiance  Introduce Party Leaders and Elected Officials Present  Call for General Orders – Adopt Agenda — Approval of Minutes from July 24, 2017

7:05– Officer Reports & Committee Reports – 1 to 2 minutes each

1) 2nd Vice Chair Kristin Malory — Canvassing & Schroeder Dinner

2) County Rules – Gale Drexler

3) County Platform/Resolutions – David Lightowler

4) County Outreach – Patricia Noonan

5) Treasurer Martha Kern – Fundraising

6) Secretary Maureen Mrizek – Communications

7) 1st Vice Chair Kunle Taiwo

8) Chair Jeff Moser

7:15 -Call for Legislative Update(s) – Rep. Jovan Melton, Sen. Nancy Todd, Sen. Daniel Kagan

7:25Guest Speaker Levi Tillemann of Aurora, a tech entrepreneur and Obama Administration alum, and Democratic Candidate for Congress in CD 6. Q&A.

7:45- Guest Speaker Michael Dougherty, Deputy DA for Jefferson and Gilpin Counties and

Democratic Candidate for State Attorney General. Q&A.

8:05 – 8:30 p.m.-Unfinished Business

1) Americana Picnic: Comments/Evals – Lessons learned, things gained. Thanks to all who helped.

2) Next VAN Training Dates for August, at HQ

New Business & Announcements

1) Updates to the website updates to cohd41.com, as well as feedback for the issues section of the site – David Lightowler, 5 minutes

2) Schroeder Dinner: HD 41 Table of 10, Auction Basket and Ad

3) Other

8:30 p.m. Adjourn – Next HD 41 Meeting: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

The guest speaker will be Randee Webb speaking about the City of Aurora’s entertainment-district/motorsports-facility-racetrack/charter-amendment ballot question. We will also have local candidates for Aurora Public School Board.

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