The "Celebrate the Victory” dinner on November 6, 2021
In lieu of the COVID-delayed St. Patrick's dinner in March, a dinner was held celebrating the election of Joe Biden a year before. The guest speaker was Secretary of State Jena Griswold.
The Democratic Party booth at the Colorado State Fair 2021
Visitors at the booth included Governor Jared Polis, Secretary of State Jena Griswold, State Vice-Chair Howard Chou, and State Senate President Leroy Garcia.
Fiesta Day Parade, September 5, 2021
Fiesta Day brought out Pueblo Dems for the parade.
Pueblo County Dems at PUEBLO PRIDE 2021!
The Pueblo County Democratic Party was one of many sponsors supporting "Pueblo Pride 2021" and the Southern Colorado Equality Alliance (SCEA) on August 15 at Mineral Palace Park.
The county party was represented (or helped by) Duane Nava, Kim Archuletta, Ron Wiley, Steve Jensen, Tory Marquesen, Vicente Martinez Ortega, William Redmond-Palmer, and Officers Jeri Jensen, Mary Beth Corsentino and Dennis Obduskey. President Biden made a cameo appearance (OK, it was a cardboard version) and many took pictures with him. Helping point voters to how to update or check their voting registration was important, and even a surprise to some 16-year-olds who learned they can register even though they can't vote yet. A fun day!
On June 30, 2021 Rep. Daneya Esgar and Sen. Leroy Garcia accompanied Gov. Jared Polis to Pueblo where he signed 4 bills into law:
HB 21-1006 creates a grant program to support the community-based non-profits in Pueblo and across the state who have stepped up to assist working families and ensure children in four-day school weeks have a safe and productive place to go on the fifth day of the week.
SB21-119 gives more students the opportunity to earn credentials through the CDIP, building on its work that has helped more than 24,000 students earn credentials beyond a high school degree since we passed my bill creating the program in 2016.
HB21-1290 will give coal workers and communities the support they need to thrive by investing in new and existing programs providing apprenticeships, on-the job training, and other educational or vocational assistance, targeted infrastructure investments, and strategies for business retention, creation, expansion, and attraction.
SB21-238 Front Range Passenger Rail has been a vision of Southern Colorado for so long, and this bill takes the first step toward making it a reality by creating the special district needed to oversee the development, planning, creation, operation, and maintenance of the line for decades.
In March 2020 the St. Patrick's Day Dinner was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards that were to be presented then were delayed until June 2021. Some were presented at a luncheon held by Jac-X-Pres, others presented individually. These awards were presented for the efforts of recipients in 2019.
On Monday, December 14, 2020 nine electors met in Denver to cast Colorado's votes to make the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris official. Among the nine, Tory (last name withheld for safety, but we know her) participated, representing Pueblo for the historic ceremony.
In the face of the Coronusvirus crisis, a group of dedicated Democrats labored over their cutting tables and sewing machines to respond to a critical community need. They produced over 500 face masks and delivered them in a drive-by at Democratic Headquarters on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
At that drive-by these Masketeers learned that there was a further need. The Pueblo Police Department had a shortage of masks, so Masketeer Bernice Henrickson stepped up and produced an additional 150 masks.