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The Weathervane
WTF Colorado's Weekly Newsletter Volume 2 No. 21
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Getting Ready for the Big Tent Event last Sunday in Brush Colorado. What a cast of candidates the organizers of Morgan County (and environs) amassed! They are really punching above their weight!

Big Tent Events! 

Above, instructions for creating the Blue Wave reduced to a T-Shirt. by Morgan Caroll and the Colorado Democratic Party.

WTF Colorado attended two major Democratic Events in CD4 over the past week. As we all take a deep breath, search our consciences and the World Wide Web and mark our Primary Ballots, we can at least take satisfaction in the good company and solidarity we enjoy with our fellow Democrats. 

The Truman Dinner, held in the Longmont convention center, is a $95 a plate fundraiser for the Boulder County Democrats. Party stalwarts from Longmont (CD4) and the CD2 Boulder County towns of Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, and Boulder played games, bid in a silent auction, and honored both elected officials and organizers. The keynote speaker was Amanda Littman, author of the Resistance best-seller Run for Something.



Above, WTF Director  Marcia Martin, left, Karen Dike, WTF ally and Chair of environmentalist organization Sustainable Resilient Longmont, and WTF Director Dr. Tim Waters concentrate on managing their Rubber Chickens at the Truman Dinner. It looks like hard work!



Held the following weekend, Morgan County Democratic Party's Big Tent Event featured a tastier dinner (BBQ and Potluck!) and a more casual atmosphere, but just as many party luminaries, especially 2018 candidates. State Party Chair Morgan Carroll was on hand as Master of Ceremonies.



Above, Morgan Carroll and friend lead the volunteer training session that kicked off the afternoon's events. The training was followed by a well-attended candidate forum featuring Gubernatorial candidates Donna Lynne and Cary Kennedy, plus a surrogate from the Polis campaign. Democratic Candidates for CD4's Congressional Seat, Chase Kohne and Karen McCormick also spoke, as did many other candidates for District, Local, and Statewide office.



Above, Board of Education Candidate Tim Krug takes time for a chat with WTF videographer Craig Stevens (right). You can watch Craig's recording of the  Candidate Forum here!

An excellent time was had by all!

Primary To-Do's

Your primary ballot should be in the mail, in your mailbox, on already in  your hands. If you are an unaffiliated voter and did not express a ballot preference, you will receive both ballots. Which brings us to the first critical item on our to-do list:

1. If you got 2 ballots, ONLY RETURN ONE! If you return both the Democratic and Republican Ballot,  both will be  invalidated and will not be counted.

2. Vote the  whole ballot. It'll be good practice for November.

3.  If you have not received your ballot by June 11, call your county courthouse (elections division) and ask if one was mailed. They can tell you the easiest and surest way to get your ballot depending on what the issue is and where you live.

4. SIGN YOUR BALLOT ENVELOPE. If you are required to provide ID, don't forget to do so. Acceptable forms of ID are here.

5. If you are going to return your ballot by mail, do so by Monday, June 18 to be safe. Don't forget the stamp: It's not postage paid.

6. You can drop off your signed and completed ballot at your county courthouse, or at other designated drop-off sites in your county. This works any time up to 7pm on Election Day, June 26th.
 
What's in the Wind?
 
Primary Countdown

June 3 is the day the primary ballots are mailed.  Keep an eye on your snailbox!
June 4 is the last day for voter registration drives to submit registration forms. First day that counties may mail out ballots to in-state voters.

June 18 Last day for an individual to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail.
June 26 (Tuesday) Primary Election Day. Last day to vote in person or drop off mail ballots at a polling place.

Resources for Activists
Check for useful resources in our new Downloads for Activists folder in the cloud!

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Two new meetups!

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South Airport & Nelson Roads
Longmont, CO (we'll be in the Meeting Room)
Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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285 Cheesman Street
Erie, CO
Saturday, June 30, 2018
2:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Primaries are over - Now what?

Parker Days - June 7, 8, and 9

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