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Let's observe a moment of silence at all 6000 precinct caucus meetings next March in Darryl's honor.
Among his many other accomplishments, Darryl Eskin was one of the unsung heros behind Save the Caucus. which
defeated Amendment 29 in 2002 that would have killed our (potentially) wonderful
Despite being outspent 1400 to 1 ( ! ) we beat it 60/40. That's
why so many of the rich and powerful hate the caucus-assembly system, it levels
the playing field. But only with key volunteers like Darryl, with passionate
enthusiasm and organizational ability. There were others in that
election who were key, too, but I can honestly say that in my opinion without
Darryl's wisdom and hard work the vote would have gone the other way.
So I'm going to suggest to the chairs of both both major parties and to the
Secretary of State's office and to the Governor's office and to all leaders and
all elected representatives that there be one-minute of silence at each
neighborhood gathering and at county and state assemblies on this 100th year
anniversary (adopted in 1912, first held 1914) to honor Darryl and the countless
other volunteers who have handed on this powerful tool, the best chance for the
common person to service in elected public office, on to us.
We are asking each candidate to let us know if they plan on petitioning onto the ballot or if they are going to participate in our wonderful Colorado way, the neighborhood caucus and assembly, the best chance for the common person to serve in elected public office.
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Thanks for your help in strengthening the grassroots in Colorado! I hope you'll come back here often to be part of the conversation, and that you'll invite your friends who are new to Colorado or to Colorado politics to join us. It's only too late if we don't start now!