Some Good News!

The third quarter is over and I’m very happy the progress of my race for House District 5. I recently gained the endorsement of former Colorado Speaker of the House Ruben Valdez. On top of that, three of our State Representatives have given me their support: Adrienne Benavidez, James Coleman, Paul Rosenthal, Denver City Councilwomen Ramona Martinez and Rosemary Rodriguez endorsed me since the last time I emailed you. To know more about why I’m proud of and grateful for all of these people’s support, check out the links above.

As a team, our campaign volunteers and I are having a great time. We have a unique opportunity to knock on the doors of the constituents, to visit with them at events, and find out what is truly important to the people who matter. This is grassroots at it’s finest.

This month, I’m asking for supporters to commit 5 hours a month for House District 5. In the words of my hero Harvey Milk, “I want to recruit you.” Here are some of the things that I need help with:

  • I’m looking for some people to join me in visiting constituents at their homes. We canvass neighborhoods to pass out information about the campaign and find out more about this district’s vision. If you like meeting new people, talking about issues you care about, and/or being outside in this nice fall weather, this might be a fun opportunity for you.
  • I could also use some help managing some of the IT-related things, like helping to keep track of donor and supporter information and adding campaign info to the website. Here, I’m looking for someone with good attention to detail and who is very comfortable with technology. You’re definitely going to learn some new skills along the way.
  • I definitely could use some help making people aware of the elections coming up, the issues and candidates at stake, and how they can get involved in our political system. People with good organizational skills as well as capable artists and writers might find some good opportunities in this area.

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On top of all this, we’ve shared a lot of good meals and humorous stories after the work is done. This group is turning into a fun, tight-knit community, which I’m enjoying a lot.

If none of the above sounds like a good time to you, or you’re short on time but long on money, please show me your support with a contribution, no matter how big or small. This will help me use my resources to to reach out to voters. Regardless of the amount, your contribution will be effective in our grassroots efforts.

I thank you for your support, and I look forward to taking our voice to the State House.

The Most Powerful Person in the Country

Did you know the most powerful office in the world is not the office of the President? The most powerful office is that of a Precinct Committee Person, or PCP. I found my call to service as a PCP for the Democratic party, so I’d like to share with you how important the role is.

A PCP represents smallest political unit in our system: their own precinct, or neighborhood. PCPs are elected at caucus on even-numbered years, or in the event of a vacancy, they are appointed by a House District Captain. Both parties use this structure, so your precinct will have two PCP’s for each party. Multiple precincts make up a district, such as House District 5.

The PCP is legally charged with getting out the vote on election day. The PCP will knock the doors of every household in the precinct to find out what candidates and issues the voters are considering.  (That's called canvassing.) Then, before each election, the PCP will personally deliver campaign literature to every voter in their party. PCP’s makes sure that all precinct voters receive and return their ballot before election day. This is the way elections are won.

At state, district, county, and precinct caucuses and conventions, PCP’s are essential. They have tremendous influence by voting on the party platform and policies, supporting or opposing various proposals, and weighing in on the selection of candidates.

Many of our presidents, senators, congressmen, and state and local officials started as PCP’s, and many still serve as PCP’s even though they hold a higher elected office. That's because they know the power of a PCP.

If you’d like to know more about your PCP, or to find out if there is a vacancy in your precinct, click here.

I’d be honored to have your support in continuing my call to service for all of Colorado. Through my business and my work as a PCP I’ve learned that the powerful vision of a few can bring meaningful change to Colorado. I’m ready to take our voices to the State House.

September is a big fundraising deadline, and we are still short of our goal, so please donate here. Your contribution is an investment in the future of Denver, and the future of Colorado.

I want to recruit you!

Hi Friends, In the words of one of my political idols Harvey Milk -- “I want to recruit you!”  

Since the launch of my campaign last month I have been fortunate to see the passion of our voters in House District 5. In the face of the major changes that are taking place at the federal level there is an air of optimism. I believe that we can actually change the world to be a more tolerant and inclusive place. That’s what we're all about. We believe that our ideas help people. We believe progress is the best course of action.  And we believe that we can impact the outcome and change things where we live. Join me now by contributing $100 today.

Campaigns are about support, and I need yours. Our early success with fundraising sends the message that we are serious about advancing our progressive ideas. I’m asking for you to invest in this optimistic vision by chipping in to our campaign today.

Your donation today sends the message that you are joining a group of people who believe we can directly affect our community. It’s an investment in our vision for progressive leadership, values and action.

I’m asking for your support because I want to fight for your values. Join me today.