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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
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.
Poem of the Day: When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be Poem of the Day today from @PoetryFound
BY JOHN KEATS
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Senate Bill 05-94 requires the Director of Research of the Legislative
Council to conduct a public meeting before the draft of the ballot
information booklet is finalized. At that meeting, the director and other
members of the legislative staff have the opportunity to ask questions that
arise in response to the written comments received. An excerpt of the
pertinent statute is included at the end of this e-mail.
As required by Senate Bill 05-94, the Director of Research will convene a
meeting on Friday, August 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in House Committee Room
0109 of the State Capitol on the following ballot analyses:
Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition
Amendment U: Exempt Certain Possessory Interests from Property Taxes
Amendment 69: Statewide Health Care System
Initiative #101: State Minimum Wage
Initiative #145: Access to Medical Aid-in-Dying Medication
Initiative #96: Requirements for Constitutional Amendments
Initiative #75: Local Government Authority to Regulate Oil and Gas
Initiative #78: Increased Setback for Oil and Natural Gas Development
Initiative #98: Unaffiliated Voter Participation in Primary Elections
Initiative #140: Presidential Primary Elections
Initiative #143: Increase Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes
At this time, the legislative staff does not have any unanswered questions
of the individuals who submitted written comments on the drafts of the
ballot analysis. It is anticipated that the meeting will be very brief.
No public testimony will be taken at the meeting.
Thank you for your interest and assistance thus far in the process.
Director of Research
Excerpt from SB 05-94:
1-40-124.5. Ballot information booklet. (1.7)(a) After receiving written
comments from the public in accordance with section 1 (7.5) (a) (II) of
article V of the state constitution, but before the draft of the ballot
information booklet is finalized, the director of research of the
legislative council of the general assembly shall conduct a public meeting
at which the director and other members of the legislative staff have the
opportunity to ask questions that arise in response to the written
comments. The director may modify the draft of the booklet in response to
comments made at the hearing. The legislative council may modify the draft
of the booklet upon the two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Save the Caucus! Check this out: https://t.co/QvJZlGTLvy #Colorado #COPolitics #COleg #COCaucus DO YOU CARE ENOUGH TO RETWEET THIS MESSAGE?— John Wren +++ Start! (@JohnSWren) August 21, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Founded in 1912, it was part of the package of progressive reforms that gave more power to the grassroots. Party bosses didn't like it back then, and today's party bosses are trying once more to kill it. Those who love the Colorado Caucus have to make a choice.
Do we raise millions of dollars to fight the well funded campaign that is expected? Or do we get on the phone and call our neighbors?
Check out our media release posted just below this. Then if you are willing to help in your neighborhood by making a few phone calls let us know with your comment here or phone call to John Wren (303)861-1447. (Photos: Denver Post)
Friday, August 12, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Release: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TO KICK OFF NEW EFFORT IN CIVIC EDUCATION. Tickets will be marketed through local chambers of commerce that join new Colorado Caucus Clubs.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Photos: Denver Post
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Caucus Corp is the working name for a new effort to bring civic education to each neighborhood in Colorado.
“The Colorado Caucus is under attack again from powerful forces and their dups who have been conned into thinking that a drive by vote in the astro-turf of a presidential primary is better than the grassroots of their neighborhood caucus for a couple of hours every two years,” said John Wren, long-time community activist.
“I’m the registered agent for Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee. We may have to raise as much as $1 million if out of state money funds a campaign to kill the caucus as expected,” said Wren, “but we are hoping we can get all sides of the issue involved in an educational, not political, campaign in the next couple of weeks.
“We just won the fight in the Colorado State House, and it made clear an educational process is what is needed now. We are recruiting a statewide network of volunteers and a steering committee,” says Wren, registered agent with offices at 1881 Buchtel Blvd., #401, Denver.
Caucus Corp will not take positions on issues, candidates or party leaders.
Free informational meetings will be held Fridays and Saturdays through the end of June about this new Caucus Corp effort. For more see Meetup.com/Caucus-Corp or call (303)861-1447.
From: Villager Newspaper