Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010

For more contact: John Wren (303)861-1447

Long-time community activist will use the Internet and public speaking to encourage others to get involved.

DENVER--John Wren announced today his intention to increase informed participation in the Colorado caucuses, which will next meet on March 16. Wren will be reporting about his efforts on Colorado Caucus 2010 and he is available to talk with business, neighborhood and other groups. Contact him at (303)861-1447 or

“I’ve decided to become an unaffiliated voter for the next couple of years. Instead of working to help a political party to form and advance an agenda or working for a particular candidate or issue, I’ll be working to help whoever would like to become a more active citizen to get involved with the party, issue, or candidate of their choice,” said Wren.

“It seems to me we need a Colorado Caucus Laureate to raise the consciousness and a greater appreciation of the biannual Colorado Caucuses, our state-wide civics lesson. This is something that has been done for poetry; it should be done for the art of Colorado citizenship.”

“If people are tired of politics as usually, people who are affiliated with one of the two major political parties should inform themselves about issues, potential candidates, and how the system works, and then go to their March 16 neighborhood caucus ready to go to work. People who are unaffiliated right now can’t vote in the caucus, but they can still participate and make a difference, something I’ll be talking about on Colorado Caucus 2010,” said Wren.

Since 1996 Wren has organized and facilitated adult learning groups, now through his new Community Room College.


John S. Wren is a business consultant and adult educator. He was part of the group that formed Save the Caucus in 2002 to defeat Amendment 29 which would have ended the grassroots caucus-assembly system for nominating to the primary ballot in Colorado. He can be reached at (303)861-1447 or

1 comment:

John S Wren said...

What do you think of the idea of a Colorado Caucus Laureate? Seems to me it ought to eventually become someone who is appointed to the job. I plan to do it for a couple of years and then pass the torch to either another person or a group who will take over the job of appointing someone when needed. Of course I'll stay neutral in terms of party, candidates or issues while doing the job, as would anyone else.