HD9 Democrats - January 26

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

WHERE:
Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80222 (NE Corner S. Monaco Parkway @ E. Hampden Ave.)


9:00AM Doors Open / 9:15AM Social / 9:30AM Meeting Starts
 
Come Early - Bring A Friend / Neighbor!  Visit with HD9 Officers, PCPs, Elected Officials, Other Grassroots Activists, Candidates - And Your Neighbors... And If You’d Like… Bring A Snack to Share!
The AGENDA:
  • What Is The Upcoming February 9, 2019 DPOD ReOrganization All About? 
        Electing County Officers / Electing HD, SD and Sub-District Officers, LOTS of OPPORTUNITIES to PARTICIPATE - Platform / Public Policy / Rules /
        Credentials / Tech / Get-Out-The-Vote / Diversity and Outreach / MORE 
  • Our Elected Representatives - Rep. Emily Sirota / Sen. Robert Rodriguez / Sen. Lois Court - WITH The Latest from the Capitol
  • DENVER CITY COUNCIL-AT-LARGE Candidates - Debbie Ortega / Robin Kniech / Tony Pigford
  • Open Mike – Your Views and Opinions as We Look to 2019 (and 2020)!!


DPOD 2019 ReOrganization Info and Orientation

WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

WHERE:
Christ United Methodist Church, 690 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO


WANT TO BE MORE DEEPLY INVOLVED? Come and learn about Party roles you might want to play for the next 2 years! This ORIENTATION MEETING will walk you through ReORG!

Every 2 years, the Democratic Party of Denver conducts a “REORGANIZATION”. New County Party officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer – are elected. House and Senate District officers – Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary - and SubDistrict officers – Captain and Co-Captain are elected. Each SubDistrict also selects a Finance Chair to be appointed.

In addition, SubDistrict representatives to a host of DPOD committees are selected – including Rules, Credentials, Platform, Permanent Organization, Fund-Raising, Public Policy, Diversity and Outreach, Technology, and Get-Out-The-Vote – essentially all of the moving parts of the Democratic Party of Denver. SubDistrict representatives to various State party committees are also selected. All crucially important as we move toward the 2020 general election – and a BLUE TSUNAMI!

Any REGISTERED DEMOCRAT is eligible to fill any of the roles in their respective SubDistrict.

RSVP by Monday, Jan 14 to [email protected]crats.org so we can be sure to have enough materials available.

 

 

 



Happy Holidays!! AND Dates to Save!!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

WHERE:
Locations by Event


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! 
 
Once the holidays are over here are important dates to keep in mind! The BLUE WAVE is still MOVING!!
 
1) January 15 - DPOD Biennial Reorganization Orientation. 
In February of each odd-numbered year, the Democratic Party of Denver undergoes a reorganization, at which time all elected positions in the County Party (with the exception of PCPs, who are elected at caucus) are up for election/re-election for a 2-year term.  Included are the 4 County officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer), the officers of each House sub-district (Captain, Co-Captain and appointed Finance Chair), and the officers of each House District and Senate District (Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary).  In addition, members are elected or appointed to a variety of County-wide committees, as well as the State Executive and State Central committees.
 
To learn more about each of the various positions to be filled at ReOrg, come to our information session at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd, at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 15. We will begin with an overview of all the positions, then have break-out sessions so you can speak to current officers and committee members about the positions that interest you most. More Details to Follow!
 
2) January 19 - Womxn's March Denver - 2019. Denver Civic Center Park. The 3rd Year of this HUGE EVENT! Under the Direction of an Amazing Leadership Team! Time and Program Details Will Be Announced Soon.
 
3) January 26 - HD9 January Monthly Meeting. The Program Will Include Nitty-Gritty Election Results Details, Information About the Upcoming 2020 Census, and More!
 
4) February 9 - DPOD Biennial Reorganization. Noon – 4:30PM, Denver South High School.
As Described Above – and More to Follow.


Holiday Gathering

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE:
3831 S.Hillcrest Drive, Denver, CO 80237


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join your HD9 Friends and Celebrate the Holiday Seasonthe BLUE WAVE, and Toast the New Year at Our Annual Holiday Gathering and Potluck
 
As Always, It's a Potluck Brunch, So Please Bring a Favorite Dish to Share!
Bring Friends!    (We'll Likely Have a Door Prize or 3...)
 
Our Host: Jean Richards
3831 S. Hillcrest Drive
Denver, CO 80237
 
Directions: From E. Hampden Ave. at S. Dahlia St. (at Dunkin' Donuts), turn southeast onto Happy Canyon Road (angle street) to Hillcrest Dr. - Turn left (east ) - Follow curving S. Hillcrest Drive to 3831 on West Side of the Street).
 
SHARE THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!! 2 SPECIAL GIVING OPPORTUNITIES...
1) The FOOD BANK of the ROCKIES. Bring a canned item or 2 – non-perishables - we'll deliver the items to the Food Bank
and / or 
2) THE GATHERING PLACE.  Always needed: toiletries (deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, soap) and children’s socks and underwear.
 
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON DECEMBER 1!!


HD9 Democrats - November 17 Meeting Scoop

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

WHERE:
Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80222 (NE Corner S. Monaco Parkway @ E. Hampden Ave.)


NOVEMBER 17 MONTHLY MEETING SCOOP

Congrats to ALL of Our Successful Candidates for Your INCREDIBLE COMMITMENT and HARD WORK!! To ALL Who Voted THE WHOLE BALLOT!! To EVERYONE Who Knocked Doors, Talked to Friends and Neighbors, Made Calls, Texted, Contributed $$ - and HELPED in ANY WAY to Make The BLUE WAVE HAPPEN!! No CAMPAIGN / PROTEST / RESISTANCE FATIGUE In Our Neighborhood!!

Come Early - Bring A Friend / Neighbor!  Visit with HD9 Officers, PCPs, Elected Officials, Other Grassroots Activists, Candidates - And Your Neighbors... And If You’d Like… Bring A Snack to Share!

 
AGENDA
OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
FROM THE CAPITOL
   LIFE IN THE MAJORITY
   Senator Lois Court – SD31
   LESSONS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL / LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES (My 1st Bills)
   Senator-Elect Robert Rodriguez – SD32
   Representative-Elect Emily Sirota – HD9
FROM CITY HALL – COUNCIL UPDATES
   Kendra Black - Council District 4
   Paul Kashmann – Council District 6
ELECTION RESULTS – HOW DID HD9 PERFORM in the BLUE WAVE?
OPEN MIC – 2018 - WHAT DID / DIDN’T YOU LIKE - Meetings / Topics / Speakers? 2019 – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE / HEAR? AND?
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! (ALSO ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE)
   December 1, Saturday – HD9 Holiday Gathering – 10:00AM - NOON
   December 10, MOnday – DPOD Holiday Party – Skylark Lounge – 5:00PM - 9:00PM   
   No HD9 December Meeting – See You in 2019!!


HD9 MONTHLY MEETING - MAKE THE BLUE WAVE HAPPEN

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

WHERE:
Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80222 (NE Corner S. Monaco Parkway @ E. Hampden Ave.)


HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED DISTRIBUTE and MAIL OUR OVER 7,200 DPOD Slate Card / Sample Ballots. They were WELL RECEIVED – and WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!! THANK YOU!!
 
9:00AM Doors Open / 9:15AM Social / 9:30AM Meeting Starts
(We’ll Wrap Up Early – Then TAKE ACTION in Support of Emily (HD9), Robert (SD32) and Jessie (D20)  – Think Phone Banking and Canvassing and “Hustling”)
 
Come Early - Bring A Friend / Neighbor!  Visit with HD9 Officers, PCPs, Elected Officials, Other Grassroots Activists, Candidates - And Your Neighbors... And If You’d Like… Bring A Snack to Share!
 
AGENDA
 
CANDIDATE UPDATES
MORE ON THE BALLOT AMENDMENTS, PROPOSITIONS, REFERRED AND INITIATED MEASURES On The 6-Page BALLOT!! We’ll Have Folks Present to Talk More – and to
    Answer Your Questions!
-  ANNOUNCEMENTS / ASKS
   - Helping Keep the DPOD Office Open Extended Hours From Now Through Election Day
   - Supporting Our Adopted SD20 Candidate Jessie Danielson
   - The Ballot Chase – From Now Through Election Day  
 
ACTIONS AFTER THE MEETING
We’ve organized efforts for each of these activities. We’ll have the materials – or in the case of Hustle, training – ready for you to use either right after the meeting – or as you schedule permits.
-  Canvassing / Phone Banking for Emily Sirota (HD9) and Robert Rodriguez (SD32) – Turfs and Lists
-  Canvassing / Phone Banking for Jessie Danielson (SD20) – Turfs and Lists – by the Campaign
-  Using HUSTLE for Text Messaging
*****
ALL HANDS ON DECK to make the BLUE WAVE HAPPEN!!  THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR CAMPAIGN FATIGUE!! SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!!  


HD9 Democrats - September 22 Meeting Scoop

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:15am to 11:00am

WHERE:
Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80222 (NE Corner S. Monaco Parkway @ E. Hampden Ave.)


9:00AM Doors Open / 9:15AM Social / 9:30AM Meeting Starts

Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave. - Northeast Corner of Hampden & Monaco

Come Early - Bring A Friend / Neighbor!  Visit with HD9 Officers, PCPs, Elected Officials, Other Grassroots Activists, Candidates - And Your Neighbors... And If You’d Like… Bring A Snack to Share!

The AGENDA:

BESIDES CANDIDATES… THERE ARE LOTS of AMENDMENTS, INITIATIVES, CHARTER PROPOSALS and MORE On The NOVEMBER BALLOT

We’ll Take A Look! And Let You Know Where the DPOD Came Down on Them at the DPOD Central Committee on the 15th.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

September 15 – DPOD Central Committee Meeting, All PCPs and Officers, North High School, Registration – Noon / Meeting Starts 1:00PM. LOTS of Ballot Measures to Consider!!

September 22 – HD9 September Monthly Meeting

September 22 – DPOD Annual Edward M. Kennedy Dinner and Awards – Guest Speaker Minnesota U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!   

October 1 +/- - DPOD Sample Ballot Delivery Canvas Begins

October 15 – Ballot Mailing Begins

November 6 – Election Date! A BLUE WAVE?



House District 9 Picnic - PICNIC'N, POTLUCK'N AND POLITIC'N

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

WHERE:
South Dahlia Lane Community Green - 2430 South Dahlia Lane, Denver, CO 80222


The HD9 Officers - and Griller-In-Chief Larry - cooked up tasty burgers (veggie and beef)... 

Lots of tasty salads, side dishes and desserts... did I mention chips and salsas!! 

Updates by Senator Lois Court, Rep. Paul Rosenthal and Rep-Elect Emily Sirota, SD-32 Candidate Robert Rodriguez, and Phil Weiser's representative. Lots of excelllent discussion and interaction!!

Thanks to Ann Meisel for making possible our gathering at the Dahlia Lane Community Green, to Larry G for once again firing up the grill, and Jan T. coordinating all of the moving parts!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Officers / Precinct Committee Persons Meet - Social and GOTV Planning

WHEN: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm

WHERE:
University Hills Library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave. – 2nd Floor Meeting Room.


Per our Heads-Up on July 19, we’re meeting this Thursday, August 2 – 6:00PM – 7:45PM – At the University Hills Library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave. – 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

 

For food planning, we need your RSVP - Attending or Not Attending - to   [email protected]

 

A social gathering - with beverages and pizza - to visit, plan and discuss activities with PCP's heading into the November crucial election - to provide important updates and targets for getting out the vote – up and down the ballot, coordinated campaigns, meeting neighbors, thinking block captains, greater VAN (Votebuilder) familiarization...  we’ve got lots of information to share!!

 

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON THURSDAY!!

 
Best Regards!!

Your HD9 Leadership Team



HD9 Democrats - July 28 Meeting Scoop

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

WHERE:
Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80222 (NE Corner S. Monaco Parkway @ E. Hampden Ave.)


Featured and EXCELLENT Presentation: Racism and Anti-Racism!! Front and Center!! And A Lively and Informative Discussion

The Democratic Party is facing strong pushback from progressive people of color about dismantling racism within its ranks. Understanding these critiques and taking steps towards a deep commitment to anti-racism and building grassroots power is key to the future victories and the soul of the party.

Presenter Regan Byrd, an award-winning community activist and non-profit professional with over 11 years of experience in grassroots and social justice non-profit organizations had our attention throughout! Regan is an alumni of the University of Denver’s undergraduate program with dual B.A. degrees in Public Policy and Sociology, and minors in Gender and Women’s Studies, and English. Byrd has been named a “Woman to Watch” by the Denver League of Women Voters, and is the winner of the 2015 Lilly Ledbetter award from 9to5 Colorado.

AND MORE!!

- Senator Lois Court Introduced SD20 Candidate Jessie Danielson - HD9’s Adopted "Turn The Senate Blue" Candidate. Jessie talked about her background, her district, her campaign and how HD9 can best help her win SD20. 

  AND There Are Others Candidates to Help Too… The Blue TSUNAMI Will Need ALL OF OUR HELP! HD9 – SD32 – CD6 – and the ENTIRE State Ticket – From Highest to Lowest!!

- Picnic’n, Potluck’n and Politicin’n! Our August 25 HD9 PICNIC. Saturday August 25 – NOON to 3PM!! Mark Your Calendar!!

- Primary Results – Emily Sirota provided details of her General Election campaign - including pooled activities with her primary challenger Ashley Wheeland. SD32 Candidate Robert Rodriguez was away - but will attend our next meeting.

- DPOD’s Policy Committee – Co-Chairperson Anne Wells updated HD9 on what the Committee is doing.

- The Primary Election - In DETAIL!! Denver Elections Division by Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson and Elections Division Director Amber McReynolds shared the Who, How, Where and When We Voted… The NITTY-GRITTY and Fascinating Details!! Lots of Emerging Trends including the Growing Numbers of Affiliated Voters - Who They Are, Where They Are... and How Old They Are!