“Healthcare is a commodity, not a right...I shouldn't have to pay for someone else's bad choices.”
REP. KEN BUCK (CD4), 3/25/17
[CONTACT INFO: 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley)]

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URGENT (Vote in US House is TOMORROW) CALL Rep. KEN BUCK: Tell him to protect internet privacy, siding with ordinary people NOT corporate interests! As we were fighting to keep the ACA, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans passed SJ Res 34, which blocks the FCC from regulating large ISP's (like Comcast and Verizon), allowing those companies to sell your personal information and online behavior! More info here. Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley).

CALL SENATOR BENNET: Say your name, zip, and this: "I'm calling to let Senator Bennet know that I oppose Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and I support a filibuster against his nomination." If it's busy, try again, if you've called, call again. More info here. Senator Michael Bennet(D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver).

TOWN HALL, TONIGHT, Monday, March 27, 6–8pm, Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette. With State Senator Matt Jones (SD17) and State Representative Mike Foote (HD12).

SIGN this petition to the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's ties to the trump campaign.

Celebration over. Gird your Loins. What's next for ACA could be far more sinister. Read this post, and this post. 

Even if the Republicans Repeal It, Obamacare Wins...(read this!)

GOOD NEWS: Last week, dozens of folks showed up to support State Representative Mike Foote's HB17-1256  — (fracking setbacks to 1000ft from schools) and it passed through the House, Health, and Insurance Committee, keeping our kids safe. Tomorrow, it goes to the floor of the State House for a vote. The bigger fight comes next in the State Senate.

Either Buck was lying on Saturday, or he "isn't aware" that he receives money from the Koch Brothers. Here's proof. Let him know how you feel about this:
 Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley).

FYI: “cloture” means voting to cut off debate and end a filibuster.

Trump's approval rating today is 36%.

MORE GOOD NEWS — Special Congressional elections as a result of seats open because of trump appointments — Democrats are running for these seats, remember these names: James Thompson (Kansas' 4th District), Jon Ossoff (Georgia's 6th District), Archie Parnell (South Carolina's 5th District), Rob Quist (Montana At-Large).

MEET candidate for Governor, Mike Johnston, Wednesday, April 5, 5:30pm, Front Range Community College.

NEXT LAD Meeting, Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. "All politics is local" — We'll talk about the upcoming city council election (THIS November!), what seats are up, we'll have ward maps — we'll also cover the school board elections. 

HELP LONGMONT RESIDENTS complete their Naturalization application in preparation to obtain U.S. CITIZENSHIP, Saturday, April 8. Training is Wednesday, April 5. Call El Comité at 303/651-6125 for details.

WE NEED MORE PROGRESSIVE VOICES showing up at Coffee with (Longmont City) Council. Next one is Saturday, April 29th, 9–10am, Perkins Restaurant, 2051 Main St, Longmont. More info here. 

TRACK THESE BILLS (See UPDATED links here...then contact your Federal Rep's! — see numbers below.):
1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Senator Cory Gardner (R):
202-224-5941 (DC) / 303-391-5777(Denver). Senator Michael Bennet(D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver). Representative Ken Buck (R–CD4): 202-225-4676 (DC) / 970-702-2136 (Greeley). 

EVERY SATURDAY: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly (not silent) Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main. Stand up for kindness toward all people and the planet, rally for policies you care about, send a progressive message to our city and our nation, building Longmont’s progressive community, stand in solidarity with friends, old and new. Bring signs, banners, flags, songs, art, etc. expressing your vision of a better city, a better America, a better world for all! Child friendly. Park at the public lot on east side of Coffman between 6th and 5th. Everyone is welcome!

CHECK OUT our Resources and CLEAN widgets at longmontdems.org — if you've missed meetings, our presentation materials have been posted! Also check out The Daily Lowdown widget, chronicling trump debacles and How to Track a Bill, with tips on how to follow state and federal legislature bills.

However you participated in the Womens' March, please sign up for the 10 Actions in 100 Days updates (scroll down and fill out the form to get alerts).  

DON'T FORGET to sign up for Daily ACTION ALERTS! Even though DC voicemail boxes become full, these alerts can be your signal to contact district offices. 

"He promised a wall. He will be stopped by a wall of us.": Sign up for weekly action updates at wall-of-us.org 

If you haven't heard of it by now, check out the Indivisible Guide, an activism tool created by former congressional staffers. Download the guide and sign up for updates (scroll down on page), here.

ONE STEP PAST YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Not on facebook? Maybe now's the time to learn — if only for political action and alerts. You'll need to sign up for a facebook account to access very good and informative facebook pages, like Pantsuit Nation, Longmont Area Democrats or CLEAN. Even if you are a "refusnik" like many of us were at first, Facebook is an easy and friendly way to stay politically active. (and you don't have to post to personal friends, in fact, you don't have to post at all, just follow your news feed.)

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT Longmont Area Democrats! We are your one-stop for getting involved locally and nationally. We can point you to the best and most effective ways to be engaged. Check out our website at longmontdems.org, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and if you know someone who'd like to sign up for this email blast, have them email us at longmontareadems@gmail.com with "sign me up" in the subject line.