Saturday, December 21, 2013

Darryl Eskin Passes On. RIP my friend.

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 Colorado Caucus. 

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.

Obituary and Online Memorial:
http://www.acommunityfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Darryl-Eskin/#!/Obituary
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