What Do We Do Now?

I know you heard from me once already this weekend and you will be hearing from me several times in the coming weeks because there is a lot of information I need to convey to you and I want to divide it up into manageable, single-topic emails. One of the things I think we are all experiencing is a sense of helplessness. What can we, as individuals, do to push for the change our society so desperately needs? One of the most important things we can do is elect people up and down the ballot who will produce, support, and demand legislation that fixes the inequities that have been built into our system.

The Douglas County Democratic Party wants to help you learn about the candidates so you can vote for people who share your values. In the service of providing this education, we have organized virtual events for the two major contested primary races you will see on your ballot in June. 

Here are the details:

Tomorrow, Monday, 6/1: 7-8pm - Forum with US Senate Candidate, John Hicklooper

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87969426481?pwd=NjA3eHNNbG1VNC9EQVJmUkVNZUNwdz09

Tuesday, 6/2: 7-8pm - Forum with US Senate Candidate, Andrew Romanoff

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89683458002?pwd=ODhDa25EeGYydFBPalRGSUx6ZXZrZz09

At these events, we are going to be asking a couple of virtual survey questions. I ask that you complete them via these links below if you are not able to attend either of our US Senate Candidate Forums. We really need your feedback and this will take 2 minutes, so please, help us to better understand what you are interested in and what you need from us.

Go to slido.com

For the first poll question, enter event code: DCDP2020

For the second free response question, enter event code: DCBlueWave

Thursday, 6/18: 7-9pm - JD18 Candidate Forum Featuring Matt Maillaro and Amy Padden

Zoom link to be created soon

As many of you know, the current elected officials in Douglas County do not represent us at all but you may feel like you don’t exactly know how they impact your day-to-day life. The one thing I will ask of each and every one of you is to GET TO KNOW OUR LOCAL CANDIDATES!

Here are some upcoming events I would encourage you to attend so we can have elected officials who start to make our county a model for the rest of this country.

First, an opportunity to meet the local candidates: 

06/07/2020 4-6PM

Hope and Change Virtual House Party

Indivisible Roxborough will host a virtual fundraiser with live music, political and other celebrities, a silent auction, small items store, and appearances by local candidates from Douglas County. 


County Commissioner Candidates:

District 2 Lisa Neal Graves (https://www.lisanealgraves.com) and District 3 Darien Wilson (https://darien4commish.com):


Virtual House Party for Lisa Hosted by Ruby Martinez

Check out Lisa’s website at https://www.lisanealgraves.com for details

06/08/2020 5-6PM

Town Hall featuring Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

The focus will be on how the AG's office relates to Douglas County - community engagement, preserving natural resources, & consumer protection in the time of COVID. 

RSVP here to get the Zoom login information: https://form.jotform.com/201477071763153?fbclid=IwAR2hbZPHWcW7Cj4ao5XEDHQ26cnqo2cx6r8E4U9IUBFthD0W7n8wCGFt4mc

06/13/2020 10AM

Virtual Coffee with Congressional Representative Jason Crow, Darien, and Lisa

Link will be available soon

06/12/2020 - 06/16/2020 

Commissioner CANdidates Food Drive

Lisa and Darien are trying to help the people in need in our community by organizing monthly Food Drives. Their May Food Drive was a huge success, but we want to exceed our donations in June. There will be drop-off locations throughout the county beginning on Friday, 6/12/2020 and ending on Tuesday, 6/16/2020, for the drop off to the Help and Hope Center on Wednesday, 6/17/2020 in the morning. The sign-up will be available shortly.

State House District 43 Candidate, Jennifer Mitkowski (https://www.jennforcolorado.com)

State House District 44 Candidate, Kyra Storojev: https://kyra4colorado.com/events/

Every Wednesday from 12-1pm, Kyra has a special guest join her for conversation and community

Register in advance to attend: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuf-qurTIi2iNwNej4JuoUxfb__ZEiYA</a></p>

State House District 45 Candidate, Katie Barrett: https://www.votekatieforcolorado.com/

State Senate District 4 Candidate, Elissa Flaumenhaft:

Visit facebook.com/ej4sd4 for information about events

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