13 Days Until Election Day! (Tuesday, November 2)

Dear readers! We are 13 days from the 2021 Election! That is LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!

You should have received your ballot by now. If you haven't received your ballot yet, click here to find and reach out to your county clerk and check to see if your voter registration information is up to date!

There are a lot of candidates to vote for! And they're running for local offices that may impact you more than Congress, the U.S. Senate, or even the Presidency! It's your local city council offices, Mayoral offices, and School Board offices!

Republicans would love nothing more than to rebuild their bench by electing unqualified, right-wing activists to these offices, and we need to turn out!

So click here to make sure your voter registration is up to date, keep an eye out for your ballot, and VOTE!


What's at Stake in 2021

There's a lot of candidates and a lot of ballot measures to vote on this November! Here's some guidance!

Are you keeping an eye on ballot measures? Here's our guide on the three statewide ballot measures that Colorado will be voting on this year.

Have a buddy who doesn't know why voting for who represents your community on your school board is important? Check out this awesome video from the rockstar team at Rox Productions so they can do their homework and vote!



Local Candidates Corner!

Like the late, great Democratic speaker of the house Tip O'Neill famously said, "All Politics is Local". We couldn't agree more -- down ballot races are often where the most local and impactful offices are elected, and we want *you* to be aware of which Democrats are running for your local races! To help us help elect Democrats to every local seat possible, click here to get your very own Vote Local swag!

All proceeds go towards our efforts to elect Democrats up AND down the ticket!

Meet Candidates Running this November!

Democrats Running for Centennial City Council


Marlo Alston of District 4, Running for Re-Election (Website)


Fernando Branch, Running for District 1 (Website)


Tammy Maurer of District 2, Running for Re-Election (Website)

Meet the three Democrats running for the City Council in Centennial! Council-members Marlo Alston and Tammy Maurer are running for re-election, and newcomer Fernando Branch is running against a Republican for an open seat! Check out their websites, and see how you can help get them elected!

Candidates Running for the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education


Joan Anderssen
(Website)


Angela Christensen
(Website)


Jon Lisec
(Website)

Joan Anderssen and Jon Lisec are registered Democrats and they're running for the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education! Director Angela Christensen was appointed to the Board in February, and while she isn't a registered Democrat, "her values substantially align with the Democratic Party" (as the Arapahoe County Dems put it). Take a look at their websites, and see how you can help get them elected!

EVERY ELECTION IS IMPORTANT! Share this graphic on your social media pages to encourage your friends and neighbors to get involved with your local 2021 races! 



VOLUNTEER WITH THE CDP!

HELP TEXT OUT THE VOTE IN 2021!

We're working to turn out voters for the 2021 Election and we could use your help! Will you volunteer to text voters and encourage them to get their ballots turned in?

It's super easy, and you can do it from the comfort of your home! If you're interested, email Tyler McDermott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get plugged in!

 


 

We're going to be in the fight of our lives in 2021 and 2022, as Republicans are desperate and willing to say and do ANYTHING to claw back power.

Will you commit TODAY to sign up for the Colorado Dems talent bank and be part of the Blue Volunteer Army that will keep Colorado moving forward?



The 2022 Obama Gala Awards!

It's that time! Time to nominate your favorite Democrats to be honored at the 2022 Obama Gala!

As you know, every year at our annual Obama Gala, we take time to celebrate Colorado Democrats from all across the state to honor them for their achievements and contributions to our great state! So the nomination period for the 2022 Obama Gala Awards is officially open!

Nominations can be made for any one, or all of the following:

  • Democrat of the Year
  • Outreach Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Rural Outreach Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Murphy Roberts Award (Young Volunteer of the Year)
  • Tech Volunteer Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Each award will have a brief description in the nomination form. Please include who you are nominating and provide reasons and examples of why you are nominating them!

The nomination period will be closed on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 5:00PM MT.



County Party + Initiative News

Join the Stonewall Democrats this Thursday October 21st at 530PM to hear LGBTQIA Democrats from across Colorado tell their coming out stories. 

Please register here: https://www.mobilize.us/stonewalldems/event/420282/

What?  Progressive Democrats Initiative 4th Thursday Monthly Meeting

Trick Or Treat?  Progressive Help For Your Ballot

Thursday, October 28, 7pm

You’ve still got that ballot sitting on your kitchen table and haven’t filled it out yet. Maybe you haven’t been paying attention to the ballot issues.  No problem.

PDC has a treat for you! The trick is you must register first!

Join us for our regularly scheduled monthly members meeting where we’ll have a group of well-known progressives go over the trio of state ballot issues and a few other local area issues and races.  Featuring: Arapahoe County Party Chair Kristin Mallory, Jefferson County Party Chair Scott Merrifield, Adams County Activist-Organizer Joe Zemek, Denver Dems Vice-Chair James Reyes and PDC Board Member and state Rules Chair Skip Madsen.

We’ll take a quick spin through the state and some local issues and offer answers to your questions.

As a Bonus: Progressive Candidates needing any last-minute help (canvassers, phone bankers) are welcome to post their needs into the chat. In Overtime (that’s at the end of the meeting), you’ll get a brief minute to introduce yourself and tell listeners what help you need.

Don’t be ghoulish!  Be there!

When: Oct 28, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-ivrD4oGNaA5iTvRckUc7j4GElIWYl4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Join the Pueblo County Dems for their Celebrating the Victory! Dinner

Enjoy a pasta feast with Pueblo County Democrats and special guest speaker, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, at the “Celebrating the Victory” dinner marking the one year anniversary of Democrats winning the White House, House and Senate in 2020.  We’ll be Building Back Better on ‘B' Street at the historic Pueblo Union Depot in an event that replaces the Covid-canceled Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinners for 2020 and this year.
Raffle prizes, Silent, Auction and Awards.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Pueblo Union Depot

132 W. 'B' Street

5 pm Cocktails

6 pm Dinner.

Tickets are $50 per person

Buy Your Tickets NOW:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/celebrating2020wins


GO MONTROSE DEMS!

Sent by the lovely folks at the Montrose County Democratic Party, Precinct Organizers and prospective Precinct Organizers from across the county got together for some food, fun, and training to prepare for the 2022 elections! Go get 'em, Montrose Dems!



Redistricting Update

The Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission advanced their final State House map for Colorado Supreme Court approval! As a reminder:



David's Messaging Minute!

The Expanded Child Tax Credit is a Tax Cut for

Middle and Low-Income Families

Republicans have been attacking the expanded Child Tax Credit. In their attacks and critiques, they dub it as "welfare" and argue that we can't afford it. But a few things...

      • The expanded Child Tax Credit is a tax cut for middle and low-income families. The way it is designed allows eligible families to receive those tax dollars back in the same way one would receive a tax refund -- just credited back to your account monthly.
      • Republicans had no such objections when they passed a $2 trillion tax giveaway to the ultra wealthy and largest corporations. All of a sudden though, when it's a tax cut for working families, it's "welfare".
      • This shows more than ever that Democrats are the party fighting for working people, while Republicans are the party of the wealthy and big business.

What are the Impacts of the Expanded CTC?

      • Average Tax Cut of $428 for Colorado Families
      • Cut Child Poverty Nearly in Half
      • Reduce Poverty by 52% for Black Children
      • Reduce Poverty by 45% for Hispanic Children
      • Reduce Poverty by 62% for Indigenous Children
      • Nearly 94% of Parents Plan to Keep Working or Work More
      • Infuses $255 Million into the Colorado Economy every Month
      • A Single Monthly Payment Reduced Financial Anxiety for 56% of Families
      • More than Half of Parents said the payments were a "Huge Deal"

Click here to read more about how the expanded Child Tax Credit works and how it is a tax cut for eligible families!

And remember...


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Pueblo County Election

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Jac-X-Pres Democratic Club
Monthly Luncheon and
Speaker's Forum – 11:30 a.m.
Eagleridge Event Center
805 Eagleridge Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81008

Friday, November 5, 2021
Friday Night Bingo
First and Second Fridays
of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
4109 Club Manor Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008

Saturday, November 6, 2021
Celebrating the Victory Dinner
Union Depot, 132 W. B Street, Pueblo
Guest Speaker: Jena Griswold, SoS
5:00 p.m. Cocktails – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Tickets, click here.

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Colorado Conversations:
Affordable Housing Crisis

Virtual Event – 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Registration pending.

Friday, November 12, 2021
Friday Night Bingo
First and Second Fridays
of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
4109 Club Manor Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Phil Weiser Re-election Fundraiser
Hosts: Jeff & Paula Chostner, others
302 Pitkin Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004
RSVP & Donate here. – 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Pueblo County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting
Democratic Party HQ – 5:30 p.m.
In-person or Zoom optional.
602 W. 9th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

We Stand with You to Address Issues Critical in Pueblo County

More and Better Jobs

  • Bring well-paying jobs to Pueblo County
  • Jumpstart our economy through local and national public works programs
  • Support strong labor unions, the creators of the middle class

Excellent Public Schools

  • Provide competitive salaries and benefits to attract exceptional teachers
  • Reduce the burden of standardized testing
  • Increase funding for infrastructure and technology

A Strong Safety Net

  • Strengthen the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) by boosting the exchanges and reducing costs
  • Resist all cuts to Medicare and Medicaid
  • Support SNAP and other critical programs

Immigration Reform

  • Halt or reduce summary deportations
  • Offer a path to citizenship for all qualified immigrants
  • Promote health care, education, nutrition, and family unity

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Democratic Party
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Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 546-2745