The BLAST ~ February 20, 2020

  1. The BLAST ~ February 20, 2020

  2. The El Paso County Democratic Party policy is to share items of interest to the Democratic and Progressive community and we endeavor to give all Democratic candidates equal representation in the Blast.

  3. Presence in The Blast does not constitute an endorsement.


  1. Upcoming Events/Calendar

 FEB 20,  Protest Trump & Gardner w/ Team Lorena Thursday , 2:30-7PM, 1630 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.  Meet at the Target parking lot at 2:30pm to walk over and join the protest against Trump & Gardner and collect signatures.
Feb 20,  Protest Trump with UCCSforBernie.  We will try to line most of Venetucci Blvd to E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. with protesters.  Venetucci will likely be the route of the Presidential motorcade and maybe closed from 3:30-4:30 pm until he arrives. Protesters are encouraged to take Lake Avenue to ECheyenne Mtn Blvd to get to a parking area.
Feb 20,  NoHateinOurState Join the Immigrant Justice Alliance protest.  Meet in front of the main entrance to the parking lot at the The Broadmoor World Arena 3185 Venetucci Blvd,  Signs, banners, noise makers (i.e. whistles, cow bells, drums, bull horns), proper clothes,  and water.
Feb 20,   CPC: Skip the Trump Event! Thursday at 6 PM – 8 PM Good Company Bar 7625 N Union Blvd, 80920 Join Ryan at Good Company for a few hours while the President is holding a rally to support Gardner (and probably Lamborn). Grab drinks, talk about issues. All are invited!
FEB 20

Know Your Caucus

Hosted by Citizens Project Thursday 6-8PM Atrevida Beer Co. 204 Mount View Lane, #3, Colorado Springs, 80907 Participating in the caucus & primary process is a necessary step to participation in our democracy. Learn how to get involved in your party's process so you can have choice over who gets on the ballot. Join us for a casual conversation to learn more.

Feb  21 Meet and Greet with George English Friday Feb 21, 4-7PM, IHOP 6005 Constitution Ave Candidate for CD5 from Teller County, George invites you to discuss the issues and voice your concerns. Pls call 719-686-0246 to let me know that you are coming!

FEB 21

Meet US House candidate Jillian Freeland

Hosted by Renee L. Reif and Jillian Freeland Friday 6-8PM 728 Rye Ridge Rd, Fountain, CO 80817 Come and meet Jillian in an informal setting where you can hear what she's working toward, ask questions, and even explain serious concerns in your own life. You can learn why Jillian is not only the one to beat the extreme right-wing incumbent, Congressman Lamborn, but Jillian will also be the one who WILL represent ALL of us, even those who don't vote for her. Join us for cocktails and conversation in Fountain! Let's make our voices heard! NOTE: Non-alcoholic beverages will be available. KID FRIENDLY!   PLEASE RSVP at 719-382-9115 The Wine Pull: -Purchase a wine cork for $10 and choose a wrapped bottle from the selection. The door prize: make any donation of any amount and be entered for a drawing for the prize.

FEB 21-23

Colorado Weekend of Action #2 with Team Warren

Hosted by Elizabeth Warren Feb 21 at 7 AM – Feb 23 at 9 PM Colorado Springs for Warren HQ 120 E Las Animas Street Join Team Warren for our second Colorado Weekend of Action as we build our movement for 2020. In the lead-up to Super Tuesday, we're knocking doors, making calls and sending texts to voters across Colorado to ensure they vote for Elizabeth! We need all hands on deck—Please RSVP.  If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know by responding to your event registration email so we can make sure the event is accessible and comfortable for you. Thanks, Colorado—LFG!

FEB 22

State of the Campaign & Volunteer Team Meeting  Hosted by Randi McCallian for Colorado SD10 Saturday 1:30-3PM East Library, 5550 N Union, Meeting Room E-1

Join us for a campaign update, volunteer activities, snacks, discussion, and more! The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to an update about the campaign, how you can help (in person, or from afar!), and where we plan to focus our efforts for the month(s) ahead. The rest of the meeting time will be dedicated to working on campaign tasks. This meeting we will be creating campaign buttons and starting on some postcards to donors! You can also take postcards home to do!

  1. ** We will also have CAR CHALK and you can write a Presidential Primary (March 3) & Caucus (March 7) VOTE message on your car!**

If you can't make then TELECONFERENCE!   Please call in from 1:30-2 to hear our update over the phone -Link: Meeting #: 293 738 582, Password: 2G64dn2X

FEB 22

Veterans for Bloomberg

Hosted by El Paso County Colorado Progressive Veterans Saturday at 1 PM – 3 PM Fitters Local 58 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall 2870 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Veterans who support Mike Bloomberg or anyone who would like more information about this Presidential candidate will hear from Debbie Willhite, the Bloomberg Campaign Senior Director of the Western States will speak and answer questions.  FREE food will be served.

FEB 22

United America Presidential, Senate & US House Candidate Forum

Hosted by Bill Hammons Saturday at 9 AM – 1 PM Palmer Ridge High School 19255 Monument Hill Rd, Monument, Colorado 80132 9:00am: Donuts, Coffee & Conversations with Candidates in Lobby 10:00am: Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance 10:03am: Introduction of Event “United America, George Washington’s Farewell Address, and America the Beautiful As Seen From Pikes Peak” 10:15am: US Senate (Colorado) Candidates (1-Minute Intros + 6-minute Speeches) 1. Margot Dupre (R) 2. Stephan “Seku” Evans (UP) 3. Paul Noel Fiorino (UP) 4. Lorena Garcia (D) 5. Chris "Critter" Milton (D) 6. Erik Underwood (D) 7. Michelle Ferrigno Warren (D) (Break 11:00-11:10 > US House Candidates should take stage) 11:10am: Charity to Receive Donations Above Expenses Revealed 11:15am: US House District 5 Candidates (1-Minute Intros + 10-minute Speeches) 1. Jillian Freeland (D) 2. Rebecca Keltie (UP) (Break 11:45-12 Noon > Presidential Candidates should take stage) 12 Noon: US Presidential Candidates (1-Minute Intros + 10-minute Speeches) 1. Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) (surrogate) 2. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) (or surrogate) 3. Former South Bend IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) (or surrogate) 4. US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) (or surrogate) 5. US Senator Bernie Sanders (D) (or surrogate) 6. President of the United States Donald J. Trump (invited) 1:00pm: Everybody and Elvis had better have already left the building

FEB 24

Fountain Valley Dems 2020 Revitalization with Liz Rosenbaum

Hosted by Renee L. Reif and 3 others Monday, 6-8PM 728 Rye Ridge Rd, Fountain, CO 80817 How should we revitalize FVD? What do we want to do? What do we want to achieve? Please bring a snack to share and join us to talk about our path forward!    KID FRIENDLY!

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