Thursday, February 11, 2016

Not time for victory lap...

Looking at Twitter posts using #COCaucus just now, becomes clear the work we do here, helping to educate Colorado voters about little known political power tool that came out of
the Teddy Roosevelt progressive reforms is not yet done. More later... 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My job here is done.

The Internet has grown since I first stated doing this site and putting out (then) little known info about the Colorado Caucus. 

As you probably know, Colorado is one of the few states that still has a caucus-assembly system instead of a Presidential Primary. (See Wikipedia article Colorado Caucus for more.)

 The Colorado Caucus is the best chance for the common person, the average, ordinary person like me (and perhaps you) get elected to public office. Grassroots Rules, Stanford University Press shows that it levels the playing field, and those who don't like this have killed it in nearly every other state.

Nearly all states had it at one time, part of the Teddy Roosevelt progressive reforms. It is the most powerful networking opportunity in Colorado. Small business owners and others can use it effectively to get elected or to help another good person get elected.

At the same time you'll connect with people who can be great prospects for whatever it is you do.

 In the next few days I'm going to make an announcement. My job as an unaffiliated voter, trying to help the Republicans and the Democrats, the Secretary of State and others to get the word out about our wonderful Colorado Caucus may be drawing to a close.

 Stay tuned.

 John
 John S. Wren, MBA+ Founder of this site and
founder of www.SmallBizChamber.org
(303)861-1447

Thank you Colorado Secretary of State!

If you want to register to vote, manage your registration, or find your elected representatives districts, it's easy, fast, and accurate on the Colorado Secretary of State Website (click here for correct page there.) Thanks Wayne Williams! To get help finding your precinct, local office for your political party, the name and phone number of your precinct committee people, or anything else about the March 1 Colorado Caucus, a great resource is your county clerk (click here for link.)

Denver Election Commission Thank you!

Great resource for voters in Denver: Denver Election Commission (click here)

Caucus vs Primary War of Words

This was posted on Wikipedia article "Colorado Caucus" to explain variation from Iowa Caucuses:

In Colorado the accepted usage has been Colorado Caucus rather than Colorado caucuses. In 2000 a committee was formed to fight Amendment 29. It was called Save the Caucus, not Save the caucuses. Making the term descriptive of the event rather than a title is a way to disparage the process. Look at the Iowas caucuses article, link in the first paragraph to 2008 front page of Iowa paper that uses Iowa Caucus. Search newspapers, it's clear this is an effort to demean states that have been loyal to this grassroots system. Watch for article soon on Colorado Caucus News <nowiki>http://Facebook.com/Colorado.Caucus.News 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wanted: 6000 citizen journalists.

This was just posted on the Wikipedia article: Colorado Caucus: 

If you will be able to attend the March 1 Colorado Caucus you are invited to write a Wikipedia article about it starting now to list location, current (and new when they are elected that evening) precinct committee people, who is elected chair person (sometime precinct committee people assume they are to chair, but by Colorado law that's incorrect), who are elected delegates, and for Democrats who are they pledged to, for GOP what did they say that seemed to get them elected, etc. 

Could someone help build a standard template for gathering this info? My hunch is that even half of the 6000 precinct caucuses are reported on this way it will make the national news and shed a lot of light on the caucus systems strengths and weaknesses.

John Wren

Friday, February 5, 2016

Too Complicated?

Question asked in email:

I don't think the general public really understand how the Colorado Caucus works. Many I have spoken with has an idea what to do to support their presendial candidate. thank you

Answer:

Most don't understand similar responsibilities until they learn: how to serve on a jury, how to learn to drive a car and get a drivers license, etc. 

Watching TV ads and pulling a leaver is simpler, less time consuming, and makes it much, much easier for the country to get stampeded. 

For more about how it works, something every citizen needs to understand, see http://Facebook.com/Colorado.Caucus.Nws and another good resource is usually your local library. 

Thanks for your comment. What you say is on a lot of people's minds. 

Those who do understand and are even in charge of our Wonderful Colorado Caucus, the best chance the common person has of serving in elected office, have not been good stewards of what's been entrusted to them.