Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New! Caucus Clubs to facilitate self-directed learning.

Hyper-local self-directed learning is the purpose of new Caucus Clubs, catholic in the small "c" sense of "universal."

Civic education will be a primary purpose, neighbors helping neighbors to become better neighbors and more active citizens.

Groups in cooperation with local chambers of commerce, service clubs, community newspapers and other local organizations are expected to form on a variety of topics.

A group sampler will be held once a week in Denver starting this Friday. It's free and seating is very limited so rsvp well in advance if you are planning a trip to or thru Denver.

For more see http://Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs

Monday, December 19, 2016

Faithless Elector usage frequency.

It's clear the idea of electoral college by auto pilot is a modern invention. Maybe we should just have monkeys do the job.

Message to President Obama

Video of John Wren speaking directly to President Obama (too late for Donald Trump unless he acts right now!) Please share. https://www.facebook.com/Colorado.Caucus.News/posts/10154834205472241

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Encourage your state electors!

Monday state electors across the country will cast their ballot for who they believe in their heart should be president. That's what they are told to do in the constitution. Any state law that interferes with that obligation, any pledge that has been made to blindly vote for who the masses wanted, for this one office the founders saw there needs to be a safety valve.

LOTS of media stories on this, you've see some. To make sure you've seen the best be sure to check out Electoral College News (click). It's free.

PLEASE get this information to your state electors, please thank them for their service, and please encourage them to vote their conscience.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Hello Russia.


Traffic counter here on this site. Others are telling me they are experiencing the same thing. Electors, dump Trump while we still can! http://Facebook.com/groups/Dec19DumpTrump

Today's Caucus at the Capitol cancelled.

Because of the high demand on our keynote speakers time with national media she has had to cancel. The good news is we can all watch here on TV today! MSNBC at 11, we will post videos here when they become available.

Because of the loss of Polly and the snow it has been decided to cancel today's 2nd Annual Colorado Caucus Day at the Capitol. It is rescheduled to January 17, which will be Ben Franklin's 311th birthday. Watch here for details in a media release here in a few minutes.

Please share this with anyone you know who might have been planning on joining us today, ok? Thanks! and let's all we can to influence all our state electors to follow Polly's brave lead! http://Facebook.com/Dec19DumpTrump

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Please share this with your favorite news media and/or reporter:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

December 19 Group: Never Again.



Caption: "The 2016 election without the electoral college."

Click above for a short video from the founder of the December 19 group on why Trump will not be president or see http://Facebook.com/Dec19DumpTrump

ENCOURAGE YOUR STATE ELECTORS TO VOTE THEIR CONSCIENCE.

PLEASE CARE ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH YOUR INTERNET CONTACTS!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Repurposing this site. Watch for new. For now, Dec 19!

Anyone but Clinton and Trump! Electors, do your duty! For more see our Facebook Page, then use link there to join our Facebook Group so you'll get invitations to all the upcoming events: http://Facebook.com/Dec19DumpTrump

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Letter to you, supporter of Colordo grassroots:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dear friend of the Colorado grassroots, 
j
Don’t forget to vote! And vote NO on 107 and 108, they will kill the Colorado Grassroots.

You can still help, and please encourage your friends on the Internet to vote no, too. They
will thank you and so will I if you’ll let me know what you have done. 

Since the powerful forces pushing 107 and 108 have spent literally million of dollars in
slick propaganda campaign, there is a good chance it will pass, but your emails and 
social media messages could be enough. If not, your thoughts about what to do next
by return email would be very much appreciated.

For more see Save the Caucus!  If you have any questions, or if I can be helpful to you
in any way please call me. My cell phone number is 720-495-4949

In this and everything else that’s being decided today in the elections, let’s each do
the little we can and trust that with God’s help it will be enough! 

John

John S. Wren, MBA+, founder and President,
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Together we strengthen the grassroots in business and politics!
SBCC Startup Method: the practices of Recover, Imagine, Think, and Learn; 
to Start, Grow, and Flourish. This life is short, let’s start now! Call us for help!
(303)861-1447  cell (720)495-4949

Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee, John Wren and Scott Shires 
are registered agents. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447





Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Early voting results, how you can help today.

In Colorado as of yesterday, November 3, 1.4 million ballots in, click for full report.

This is just about your last chance to use social media and email to ask your Internet friends and family to vote NO on 107 and 108. DO IT! DO IT NOW!

Just share one of the posts below or create your own.

We will be discussing the new Caucus Clubs on the Startup Show click for more today, on at Noon Mountain Daylight Time (don't forget to fall back an hour Saturday night as daylight savings time ends.)

This afternoon (Fri, 1/4) at 4 p.m. the Caucus Club steering committee click for more will meet for the last time, at 4:30 p.m. in the same location our Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc's LoDo Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop click for more will meet, and at 6 p.m. Socrates Cafe.

If you have any questions, or if you want to be on the Startup Show or a speaker to share your startup experience at an IDEA Cafe startup workshop, please call John Wren, (303)861-1447

PLEASE forward this along to anyone you know who might be interested. Thanks!

This life is very short, let's get started!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Save the Caucus!


Our wonderful grassroots system has served us well since 1912. 

That we Coloradans might be duped by newcomers and outsiders into trading our grassroots for AstroTurf is very sad. But that is just what will happen if the forces seeking to, “Kill the Caucus”, use their great wealth and power to lure us into the Borg-like Presidential Primary system with their  toxic Propositions 107 and 108. 

“We're systematically replacing ‘social capital’ with plain old monetary capital (with primaries),” wrote Sue O'Brien in 2002. “Colorado's traditional caucus-convention system, in contrast, rewards the shoe-leather and diligence. It provides a low-cost way for aspirants to work the neighborhoods, investing energy instead of dollars.” See complete article in post here on COCaucus.org. 

 For more click here: Colorado Caucus News or call John Wren at (303)861-1447.

Save the Caucus!


This wonderful grassroots system has served us well since 1912. 

That Coloradans might be duped into replace our grassroots with the astroturf is very sad. But that is just what will happen if the powerful forces seeking to, “Kill the Caucus”, use their great wealth and power to lure us instead into the Borg-like Presidential Primary system with their  toxic Propositions 107 and 108. 

“We're systematically replacing ‘social capital’ with plain old monetary capital (with primaries),” wrote Sue O'Brien in 2002. “Colorado's traditional caucus-convention system, in contrast, rewards the shoe-leather and diligence. It provides a low-cost way for aspirants to work the neighborhoods, investing energy instead of dollars.” See complete article in post here on COCaucus.org. 

 For more see Colorado Caucus News or call John Wren at (303)861-1447.

Colorado Decides: Presidential Primary.

Let Colorado Vote: "Lies, lies, and more lies, says John Wren"

Save the Caucus
is a CO political committee, John Wren registered agent. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, 
Denver, CO 80210    (303)861-1447    www.COCaucus.org  Colorado Caucus News

More information, contact:
John Wren (720)495-4949

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2016

Multimillion Dollar Campaign to Kill Caucus.
“Propaganda is being used by powerful forces in an attempt to grab even more power.”

Denver— John Wren, registered agent for Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee, said today the group has responded the new advertisement for Propositions 107 and 108.

 “Propaganda is being used by powerful forces in an attempt to grab even more power,” said Wren. “We’ve responded with this web post we hope those who agree with us will pass along to their friends.

“This is a real David and Goliath battle. If our side of the story doesn’t get out, it is very likely 107 and 108 will pass, much to our detriment.

"We encourage voters to take a look at our response on www.COCaucus.org :

"'Claim: Colorado Caucus unfair to average, ordinary citizen. 

"'Truth: The Colorado Caucus is the best way for the average, ordinary citizen to serve in elected public office. Without the Colorado Caucus, it is difficult for anyone to get elected to a local political office to represent their neighbors. 

"'Powerful forces, backed by millions of dollars is trying to create chaos in Colorado politics. Why? It will kill the grassroots and make voters easier to manipulate with misleading ads like this one. 

"'Vote NO on 107 and 108! But that’s not enough, go to our website and share.'"


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Our Response to Paid TV Ad From Multimillion Dollar Campaign to Kill Colorado Grassroots./ PLEASE SHARE

PLEASE CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THE COLORADO GRASSROOTS TO SHARE THIS! 

Claim: Colorado Caucus unfair to average, ordinary citizen. 

Truth: The Colorado Caucus is the best way for the average, ordinary citizen to serve in elected public office. 

Without the Colorado Caucus, it is difficult for anyone to get elected to a local political office to represent their neighbors. 

Powerful forces, backed by millions of dollars is trying to create chaos in Colorado politics. Why? It will kill the grassroots and make voters easier to manipulate with misleading ads like this one. 

Yes, every two years all citizens have the opportunity to participate in their neighborhood caucus. Fact is not everyone wants to attend this two-hour meeting every year, and they don't have to do so. 

After the Colorado Caucus candidates are put on the primary ballot and all citizens vote. Unaffiliated voters who want to vote are allowed to do so, help is provided online and at each polling place. It is a lie they are left out of the process. 

This year's Presidential race is a mess, in part because powerful forces that manipulate the media with their huge ad budgets and lobbying power have succeeded in inducing states to give up the wonderful grassroots system we still have here in Colorado. 

Vote NO on 107 and 108, they will kill the Colorado grassroots. 



Save the Caucus is a Colordo political committee, John Wren and Scott Shires are the registered agents. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447

Corky Kyle Says Vote NO on 107 and 108.

Aaron Harber Show-- 107 and 108

Taped a couple of weeks ago:

Friday, October 28, 2016

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Powerful forces are trying to kill our wonderful Colorado Caucus. They know a Presidential Primary kills the Colorado Caucus, that's just what it did when we experimented with it before in the late 90's. Save the grassroots! Vote NO on 107 and 108!

Friday, October 21, 2016

You can still make a difference, here's how:

Help us fight 107 and 108. Don't know what they are? Then do this for sure!!!

Google "Colorado Caucus" or "Colorado Proposition 107" or "Colorado Proposition 108" Google News works best. Or check out our compilation on http://Facebook.com/Colorado.Caucus.News  (If you find good articles we've missed please let us know. Thanks!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Startup Show: Action Class in Practical Politics

Release: Hyper-local Neighborhood Caucus Clubs Being Organized.

(PLEASE FORWARD. THANKS! John)

From: Save the Caucus.

Contact: John Wren, cell (720)495-4949

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2016

Hyper-local Neighborhood Caucus Clubs Being Organized.
“Fresh leadership is always needed in both major political parties, so we will help them both.”

Denver—Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee formed this year to fight what has become Propositions 107 and 108, today announced a project for hyper-local civic education to increase informed participation in the Colorado Caucus in 2018. www.Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs (303)861-1447

Making the announcement long-time community activist John Wren said, "Hyper-local neighborhood Caucus Clubs will be promoted through Nextdoor.com and local community newspapers. Caucus Clubs will welcome new neighbors and invite everyone in the neighborhood to social events and educational activities in the neighborhood, in cooperation with local chambers, local community newspapers, service clubs, etc. 

"Caucus Clubs will not take political positions, except on legislation that effects the Colorado Caucus, nor will we endorse candidates or issues. Like the Denver City Club (I'm a former member and past President) our purpose will be 'to inform not reform.' We will cooperate with everyone interested in strengthening the grassroots in business and politics, and we will inform newcomers of their precinct committee people for both major political parties and we will give them subscription information for local publications and performing arts groups," said Wren

 "We are going to need a lot of help to make this happen. Anyone who'd like to be a part of it is encouraged to check out the Caucus Clubs link on www.COCaucus.org orwww.SmallBizChamber.org or go directly to www.Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs. Those who like the idea are asked to Tweet us @IDEACafe or @BuildBetterCO."


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Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447 www.COCaucus.org John Wren is the registered agent. He co-founded the 2002 Save the Caucus which defeated the Caucus-killer Amendment 29 60% 40%  despite being outspent 1400 to 1. 

“Why is the Colorado Caucus withering? First, because the legislature, in an ineffectual grab for national headlines, created a meaningless Presidential Primary that eliminated the headline race that once inspired much caucus activism.

“Second, because we're all getting good at sitting on the sidelines. The Kettering Foundation's David Mathews once reminded readers that the word idiot comes from the Greeks. Privacy, they thought, was akin to stupidity. "Idiots" were incapable of finding their place in the social order.

“Why bow to the trend of letting the next guy do it? Why sell out to letting money replace shoe-leather at every level of American politics?”

Sue O’Brien, Editorial Page Editor, Denver Post
From her “Caucuses aren’t for ciphers.” October 6, 2002., complete text on www.COCaucus.org 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Vote, but don't vote early!

Time to grow up.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Vote! Straw Poll and 9news Video on Propositions 107 and 108./ Please share!

PLEASE CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THE COLORADO GRASSROOTS TO: 1) click on John Wren name below, which will take you to Twitter; 2) Then watch short 9news video and 3) vote in the straw poll. It would be very helpful if you'd also 4) share this page and/or the Tweet straw poll with your social media friends, encourage them to do the same. Thanks!
The straw poll ends Monday at mid-night. We will announce the results of the straw poll with a media release Tuesday morning. If you have any questions call John Wren (303)861-1447

Friday, October 14, 2016

Colorado Caucus on Startup Show

Start Now! SBCC Socratic Startup Method.: Startup Show: SBCC Startup Method. Best networking...: Now is the time if you want to get ready for 2018 networking event. It could start for you right now by sharing this with your social media ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SAMPLE BALLOT. Poll: How will you vote on 107 and 108?


THIS IS SAMPLE BALLOT. LINK TO VIDEO WORKS, WATCH NOW AND AVOID THE RUSH, ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME. SAVE THE CAUCUS! THREE DAY STRAW POLL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY-SUNDAY-MONDAY.

Action Class in Practical Politics

Train-the-trainer today! Attend, take back to your chamber, association, etc. See http://Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs  or call (303)861-1447

Monday, October 10, 2016

Save the Caucus! Vote NO on 107 and 108!

Please print out, post on bulletin boards, and email copies to
your friends encouraging them to do the same thing.

SAVE THE COLORADO CAUCUS! VOTE NO ON CAUCUS KILLING 107 AND 108.

Proposition 107:

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes recreating a presidential primary election to be held before the end of March in each presidential election year in which unaffiliated electors may vote without declaring an affiliation with a political party?

Proposition 108:

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the process of selecting candidates representing political parties on a general election ballot, and, in connection therewith, allowing an unaffiliated elector to vote in the primary election of a political party without declaring an affiliation with that party and permitting a political party in specific circumstances to select all of its candidates by assembly or convention instead of by primary election?

Powerful forces have poured $3 million into getting these two misguided measures onto the Colorado ballot. Most of the money came from newcomers to Colorado and their friends, and from powerful people who live outside Colorado.

There is an organized campaign to get legislation such as this passed in every state, thereby virtually killing the ability of common people to use a political party to get elected.

107 correctly uses the term "recreating," because not long ago we experimented with a presidential primary and found it was a waste of tax-payers dollars.

108 will create chaos, it would be like letting people from other states vote in the Colorado election. It's a very, very crazy idea. But it's ahead in the polls because of the heavy advertising that's been done.

More about these two bad ideas and about the Colorado Caucus, our wonderful system that just needs better leadership on www.COCaucus.org  Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee. John Wren and Scott Shires are registered agents. 1881 Buchtel Blvd #501, Denver, CO 80210  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO HELP US CALL JOHN WREN (303)861-1447.

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS.
EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO THE SAME THING.
THANKS! WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN SAVE THE CAUCUS.




Help us Save the Caucus! Now!

It's only too late if we don't start now!

The Colorado Caucus provides the best chance for the common person to serve in elected public office, that's why the rich and powerful have tried to kill it since it was created as part of the Teddy Roosevelt progressive reforms. If you are willing to help us Save the Caucus, call John Wren. (303)861-1447

Save the Caucus is a Colorado political committee, registered agents are John Wren and Scott Shires. 1881 Buchtel Blvd #501, Denver, CO 80210 (303)861-1447

"Caucuses aren't for ciphers" by Sue O'Brien, Denver Post

COCaucus.org Save the Caucus! One phone call at a time! (GrassrootsRules.us coming in November): Caucuses aren't for ciphers by Sue O'Brien: My friend Sue O'Brien wrote this when our wonderful Colorado Caucus, our neighborhood system for nominating candidates to the primary ba...

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Caucus is an American word.

...And so it turns out that CAUCUS is a truly American word, properly borrowed by immigrants from natives, a democratic word in a time when a working democracy was not yet even a working idea. This was a term which the American republic of the early l9th century was quick to turn into political operation and would never relinquish as useless or obsolete. It may be that the present caucus as precursor for part elections is not necessary, but the notion that discussion on every level is profitable, is in the end quite necessary, and a good safeguard against voting rights being hurried through the polls without sufficient warning. The right to associate and discuss is at the heart of any democratic process, and if do we end up associating overly and talking endlessly, that will be the price of democracy, and the inefficient minor segment of a larger process which does by its essence and importance require endless talk and endless consideration.


William Harris
Prof. Em. Middlebury College
www.middlebury.edu/~harris

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/caucus.html

Want to see a change in politics?

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Train the Trainer. You are invited. Check it out: http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

COCaucus.org Save the Caucus! One phone call at a time! (GrassrootsRules.us coming in November): Don't let them AstroTurf the Colorado grassroots!/...

COCaucus.org Save the Caucus! One phone call at a time! (GrassrootsRules.us coming in November): Don't let them AstroTurf the Colorado grassroots!/...: Vote NO on Colorado Propositions 107 and 108 (new numbers now they are on the ballot, were Initiatives 98 and 140) they will kill our wonder...

Political expert, Colorado expert on Caucus:

Denver Post slams Colorado Caucus.

The Denver Post makes no sense in this editorial today. Defy the Denver Post! Vote no on 107 and 108. Here is why. Those supporting clearly have limited experience, don't understand Colorado and our political system. Support our Colorado Caucus, best chance the common person has of serving in elected public office! Vote NO on 107 and 108. Save the Caucus! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Misleading pro-abort-caucus email

Can you see what is misleading about this promotional email to kill our wonderful neighborhood Colorado Caucus?http://smallbusinesschamberofcommerce.blogspot.com/2016/09/misleading-email-from-pro-abort-caucus.html

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Don't let them AstroTurf the Colorado grassroots!/ SHARE

Vote NO on Colorado Propositions 107 and 108 (new numbers now they are on the ballot, were Initiatives 98 and 140) they will kill our wonderful neighborhood system for nominating to the primary ballot. Here's how you can help: https://youtu.be/__a1cZJo-rc PLEASE CARE AND SHARE!

Ideas for making the 2020 Presidential elections much, much better:



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kent Thiry: Many want to be on a team.

“We believe a huge percentage of human beings want to be part of a real team—a team that cares about each other, that’s serious about accomplishing something, and wants to do good along the way” Kent Thiry quoted in 5280 Magazine

 http://www.5280.com/magazine/2012/09/strangest-show-earth   

Yes. That's why our wonderful neighborhood system for nominating to the primary ballot is such a good thing when it has good leadership, which it has not had for some time.

Why were Initiatives 98 and 140 now assigned the numbers 107 and 108.

Question: Initiatives 98 and 140 are now Propositions 107 and 108. Is this number shuffle always done? If so, why?

Answer: We asked who before he retired was one of the most knowledgeable election law experts in Colorado. He was unaware of this.

Starting in November 2010, Initiated Statutes are assigned numbers beginning with 100, restarting at 100 after 199, and instead of calling the measure an Initiative it is called a Proposition. See Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 1, Article 5, Section 407Article 40, Section 115Article 40, Section 124.5and Colorado Constitution, Article V, Section 1, ¶ 7.5

The director of research for the Colorado legislative council uses these new numbers in the Blue Book, an impartial voter information pamphlet with an abstract of the fiscal impact study and arguments for and against the measure. 
As a result, those who have read about the Initiative, perhaps worked on getting the signatures required to get it on the ballot, now have to trash any signs or other materials with the original number. Wasteful and confusing, to say the least.
This is another example of change not necessarily bringing progress. 
After citizens have invested in getting the initiative onto the ballot, publicizing the initiative number that the Secretary of State assigns, the Secretary of State then gives the measure a new number that will appear in the Blue Book and on the ballot. 
Let this be a lesson with the changes being proposed for our elections this year. Change isn't progress, vote NO on Propositions 107 and 108.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wholistic, unifying "Caucus" vs caucuses: American English is Changing Fast.


Online political battle with Wikipedia, Colorado Caucus, Iowa

Caucus, etc., statewide civics lessons every two years, brings major

political parties to consensus for best candidate, being attacked by

those who'd rather have the AstroTurf of Presidential Primary. One

of line of attack, propaganda trying to force usage from Caucus to

caucuses. Look back online, change seems to first start happing in

2008.

For more about this here, see GrassrootsRules.us One phone call at a time, we will Save the Caucus!: 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...






Thursday, September 8, 2016

Invitation to join our Colorado or National Board:

This email was just sent out to members and friends of Save the Caucus via Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs:

You and/or someone you would like to nominate are invited to join the new Boards of Directors that are now forming.
A new National Board and a new Colorado Chapter Board are being formed for our new Neighborhood Caucus Clubs,  Please let us know if there is anyone you would like to nominate.
 After a budget is established a program of activities will be announced, they are expected to include:
 1. Monthly neighborhood newsletters, an online annual calendar and membership directory, each year a table at both state conventions or other state-wide event such as the Colorado State Fair, and a brochure explaining how we help make both the hyper-local Republicans and Democrats in our neighborhood stronger.
 2. An off-year mock Colorado Caucus starting in 2017 that will include all registered voters regardless of affiliation as Republican, Democrat, or Unaffiliated as voting members at the precinct, county and state levels to adopt resolutions on important issues coming before our state legislature, in 2017 the topic will be our powerful Colorado Caucus.
3.  Raising money to assist other states that want to adopt our Colorado Caucus system.
4.  Lobbying both major political parties to adopt the Caucus Elections/ National Primary as described in the book Why Iowa.
5.  A national public relations campaign to help everyone to understand the value of the major-party caucus system to everyone, as described in the book Why Iowa? and elsewhere.
6.  A national workshop for individual citizens, lobbyists, associations, and others who want to understand the legislative process at the state level.
 If you want our help to start a Neighborhood Caucus Club in your precinct, neighborhood or county, or if you want to nominate yourself or someone else to the Colorado Board that is forming, first join us here on this meetup site, attend at least one of our weekly steering committee meetings, and then call John Wren at (303)861-1447.
 Newspaper article about the initial thoughts for starting Neighborhood Caucus Clubs (we first called this effort Caucus Corp), check it out: Caucus Corp, new network of neighborhoods for communications and education being formed.
 This new educational effort is being sponsored in part by Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee, John S Wren, registered agent. 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 www.COCaucus.org Starting Save the Caucus was a project of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. www.SmallBizChamber.org For questions contact our founder and President John Wren (303)861-1447 www.JohnWren.com 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

GrassrootsRules.us One phone call at a time, we will Save the Caucus!: Join us for IDEA Cafe! Each Friday, 4:30 p.m. Free...

Join us for IDEA Cafe! Each Friday, 4:30 p.m. Free...: Here in Denver each Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. join the SBCC IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, LoDo Panera Bread, 16th & Market. Free. Questions? Call John Wren (303)861-1447 http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber

Sunday, September 4, 2016

New! Now give $ online to Save the Caucus!

Together we can Save the Caucus!

Send your check or money order to John Wren, registered agent, Save the Caucus, 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501, Denver, CO 80210 or give online after you join our Colorado Caucus Club Meetup, watch there for announcement about Meetups across the state. www.Meetup.com/Caucus-Clubs

Colorado Caucus article on Wikipedia needs your help.

Colorado Caucus article on wikipedia needs to be improved. Would you help tell the story about what happened here in Colorado March 1? Clearly the two state chairpeople of both major political parties were trying to kill the Colorado Caucus. They both were on TV the weekend before March 1 criticizing the process they both had been elected to improve and protect!

Tell the story of March 1 on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Caucus

Save the Caucus! Vote NO on 140 and 98.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Donate office space for campaign to create 3,000 Colorado Caucus Clubs across Colorado? Call John Wren, (303)861-1447

Friday, September 2, 2016

Join us for IDEA Cafe! Each Friday, 4:30 p.m. Free!

Here in Denver each Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. join the SBCC IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, LoDo Panera Bread, 16th & Market. Free. Questions call (303)861-1447 or media only or emergency John Wren on cell (720)495-4949

Startup Show: How to Start a Study Group.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Debate? Or more political ads?

Kent, I got your letter (copy below.) Rather than waste money on an ad campaign, why don't you and I sponsor  a series of talks where both sides of the issue will be presented by national experts? We are today starting to raise money to fight for the defeat of 140 and 98. I'll pledge to contribute what we collect for Save the Caucus if you'll do the same with the committee you have formed. Call me. (303)861-1447 ok? Can I buy you lunch today? John Wren, registered agent, Save the Caucus, a Colorado Political Committee.

John –
I signed on to be chairman of the Let Colorado Vote initiative because I think that the more people who participate in our democracy, the stronger our country becomes. And the way Colorado is doing things – closing elections to unaffiliated voters and depressing turnout with terribly inconvenient and unrepresentative caucuses – isn’t healthy.
We have to do better. Let Colorado Vote is working on two ballot initiatives: one to reinstate a presidential primary and another to open primaries to all voters. I’m thrilled both initiatives have qualified for the ballot and are going straight to the voters this November.
But we’re facing a critical end-of-month fundraising deadline, and we’re still short of our goal. Not closing that gap means we’ll have to cut back on our plans to hire organizers, run ads and educate voters.
I’m asking for your help. Can you make a donation before our midnight deadline to help us hit our goal?
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Thinking: wonderful servant; terrible master.

Powerful poem below, dramatic alarm on this first day of the short time here on earth even the youngest of us has left.

Keats reminds that each of us can do many things with those remaining days, but not everything. The temptation is to get stuck thinking about the Possiblities and then do nothing.


Ben Franklin asked himself each morning, "What good may I do today?" Then he went and did it. He believed the best way to worship God was to do Good for those He had created.

What good may I do TODAY? Then go do it! Don't think it away! Trust the little I can do with God's help is enough.

To do nothing because I can't do everything is greed. 


Poem of the Day: When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be Poem of the Day today from @PoetryFound 

BY JOHN KEATS
When I have fears that I may cease to be 
   Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, 
Before high-pil├Ęd books, in charactery, 
   Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain; 
When I behold, upon the night’s starred face, 
   Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance, 
And think that I may never live to trace 
   Their shadows with the magic hand of chance; 
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour, 
   That I shall never look upon thee more, 
Never have relish in the faery power 
   Of unreflecting love—then on the shore 
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think 
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

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