"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." — NELSON MANDELA, Long Walk to Freedom
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Senator Bennet's statement:

Tell the Senate to
START FROM SCRATCH on Healthcare: McConnell isn't going to work with Democrats. Call Bennet (thank him for the Paris Agreement statement) and urge him to work on a better plan or join others who are doing so.   And KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE on Gardner — his Behind Closed Doors Plan isn't good for anyone. Senator Michael Bennet (D): 202-224-5852 (DC) / 303-455-7600 (Denver). Senator Cory Gardner (R): 202-224-5941 (DC) / 303-391-5777(Denver).

Wear Orange this FRIDAY, June 2nd for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

March for Truth, Saturday, June 3.

Gun Violence Awareness Day Community Picnic, Saturday, June 3, 11–1pm, Thompson Park, 5th and Bross, Longmont. Wear Orange, bring your own picnic food and supplies,  build community and have fun! Please make this a zero waste event, THANK YOU. Organized by Longmont Everytown for Gun Safety & Moms Demand Action. 

Read Mindy Nettifee's powerful facebook post about Portland here.

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!

JUNE LAD MEETING at Library (not at FRCC)! Wednesday, June 7, 6:30pm:
LAD Screening of “Healthcare for Everyone”. Longmont Public Library, 4th and Kimbark. We'll screen the short version of the film, then follow with discussion, Q& A, strategies, with healthcare experts. Join us! 

Best Takeaway from the Montana Race? Remember when Longmont, Boulder County and our State Legislature was completely RED? HINT: Our "Blueness" didn't happen overnight or in one election. More here.

Where the hell is Cory? Be inspired by Katie Farnan's DP editorial here.

ANOTHER GREAT RESOURCE: Created by Colorado activists. Download the Colorado Resistance Manual here.

Coffee with (Longmont City) Council. Next one is Saturday, June 17, 9–10am, Ute Creek Golf Course, 2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont. More info here. 

Republicans need more than Trump voters to hold onto the House. Democrats can still clean up in 2018 here.

The National Equality March is June 11!

March in the LGBTQ Pride Fest in Denver Sunday, June 18, 9:30am, Cheesman Park (to Civic Center Park — 1.5 miles)

MORE State Legislative Democratic (and both women!) WINS: Pellegrino in New York (a district that heavily went for trump) and DesMarais in New Hampshire. More here.  

Longmont P
RIDE, Saturday, June 24, 2–6pm, 4th Ave between Main & Emery, Longmont. LAD will have a booth again this year...please stop by! outboulder.org

2017 Colorado Latino Festival, Sunday, June 25, Noon–7pm, Main Street, Longmont. This year's theme is UNITY! LAD will have a booth this year...please stop by! website.

Benefit Concert for the Boulder County Protectors, Thursday, June 29, 7pm–11pm (doors open at 6:45pm), Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place, 2027 13th St, Boulder. $20 tickets until June 16 / $25 tickets from June 17–29 / $30 tickets at the door. Proceeds will go to The Boulder County Protector's Legal Defense Fund to support people on the front lines of the fight to stop fracking from coming into Boulder County. Tickets here.

TRY RESISTBOT: Text "Resist" to 50409. Check it out, it will automatically send — and keep trying to send until send is confirmed — your message to your members. Fast, easy, convenient, and you acquire more functions the more you use it!

Track the Protecting Our Democracy Act (HR356) here.

WIPE THE SMUG off PAUL RYAN's FACE: Remember this name — David Yankovich, who just stepped up to run against Ryan. More here.

REMEMBER, the Democrats needed to take 31 seats to attain a majority in 2006 — and we DID IT THEN. WE ONLY NEED 24 IN 2018. 
 23 republicans represent districts that Clinton carried in 2016 (3 won by vary narrow margins — Coffman in Colorado's 6th CD is one of them.). Another 10 republicans BARELY won (by less than 4%). WE CAN DO THIS. More here. Here's another overview.

CONTINUE TRACKING these other important Democratic races (as a result of seats open because of trump appointments) in other states:
Archie Parnell (South Carolina's 5th District) who WON the primary on May 2. 
BETO O'ROURKE is running against TED CRUZ in Texas. Check it out.

Allow The Internet to define "covfefe" for you here.

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PERSONS IN BOULDER COUNTY: interested in getting involved in Democratic Politics —
ensuring millennial voices are heard on education, environmental, and equality issues? "Like" Boulder County Young Democrats for updates, events, and to connect to other young Democrats in Boulder County!

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). 

CHECK OUT our Resources and CLEAN widgets at longmontdems.org — if you've missed meetings, we'll try to post presentation materials in a timely manner. 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. Missed a blast or introducing a friend to them? We'll always post the current blast at longmontdems.org

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 

Here is the new Indivisible website. 

Not on facebook?: Maybe now's the time — if only for political action and alerts. We've found for many impromptu events and protests, facebook is the only place to find them. 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.