Eagle County Democrats News Information
Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Bottomley eaglecountydems.org
September 20, 2008 —
I got to see Barack Obama in Grand Junction Monday, Sept. 15. Cudos to the organizers, while the lines were ridiculously long everything went smoothly and we all got in in time for his speech. It was exciting to watch and I was pleased to see many young people and parents with their children there. The crowd was very enthusiastic. He is an inspiring man to hear speak, and hearing and seeing him in person was thrilling.
Our own State Rep. Christine Scanlan has got to be the hardest working woman in politics these days! She has a mulitude of events lined up over the next few weeks, including Town Halls, Meet & Greets, and Precinct Walks. Visit the Eagle County Democrats website, eagledems.org, and take a look at the calendar of events for when she’s going to be in your neck of the woods. Or visit her website, christinescanlanforcolorado.com.
Speaking of websites, here’s a few more you should visit to get the lowdown on your local and national candidates:
Presidential Candidate Barak Obama’s website: www.barackobama.com
US Senate Candidate Mark Udall’s website: www.markudall.com
US House of Representatives Candidate Jared Polis’ website: www.polisforcongress.com
CU Regent Candidate Joe Neguse: www.joeforcu.com
Colorado State Senate Candidate: Ken Brenner’s website: www.kenbrenner.com
Colorado House of Representatives Candidate for HD 56 (the Eagle River side of the county), Representative Christine Scanlan’s website: www.christinescanlanforcolorado.com
County Commissioner Candidate for Reelection: Peter Runyon’s website: www.peterrunyon.com
County Commissioner Candidate: Jon Stavney’s website: www.jonstavney.com
- by Cheryl Bottomley
Photo courtesy of Christine Scanlan's website: christinescanlanforcolorado.com
September 13, 2008 —
Have you met State Rep. Christine Scanlan yet? If not, you should! She is running for State House District 56. She was appointed to the State House in 2007 to fill the vacancy left by Dan Gibbs when he was appointed to the State Senate to fill the vacancy left by Joan Fitz-Gerald when she became a U.S. Representative. Follow that?
Christine has done a phenomenal job so far and wants to continue her good work. She resides in Dillon and is a member of the Summit School District Board.
She’s been working hard to get funding from the State to deal with the Pine Beetle problem. In the short time she’s been in the State House she has worked hard and gotten a lot done. But don’t take my word for it-ask her yourself. You can contact her and find more information through her website.
Better yet, meet her in person at one (or more!) of these events:
September 30th, 6 - 7:30, Transportation Issues, Avon Municipal Chambers, Avon
October 9th, 6 - 7:30, Wildfire Mitigation, Eagle County Chambers, Eagle
Meet & Greets
Hosted by Julie Charneskie, Julie McCluskie & Karen Mason
September 12th, 6-8pm
127 Landon Ln., Dillon
Hosted by Liz Spetnagel
September 23rd, 6:00-7:30pm
Eat! Restaurant, Edwards Corner
Hosted by Kristin & Dave Williams and John & Jill Alfond
September 24th, 5-7pm
2445 Garmisch Drive, Vail
Hosted by Karen Kalfas, John Hollis, Phyllis & Gary Martinez
September 25th, 5:30-7:30pm
53 Lone Spur, Eagle Ranch
Hosted by The Stavney & Lautenberg Family
October 10th, 5-7pm
La Bottega Restaurant, Vail Village
Big Precinct Walks
September 16th, 1-4, Broadway Café, Eagle
September 17th, 3-6, Vail Village, Starbucks
September 17th, 3-6, Abbey's Coffee, Frisco
September 23rd, 2-5, Eagle Dems office
September 25th, 2-5, Eagle Dems office
September 27th, 11-2, Abbey's Coffee, Frisco
For more information about these events and more, visit the Eagle County Democrats' website at http://www.eaglecountydems.org
Photo courtesy of Cheryl Bottomley www.eagledems.org/
September 12, 2008 —
ECD had our “Grand Opening” of our campaign office on Sept. 10. A great turn-out, with lots of good food and good conversation. Eagle County Commissioner candidates Peter Runyon & John Stavney were there answering questions and more importantly, listening to people’s concerns. This is the time to get involved, folks! Plenty of opportunities to meet local candidates. Visit the Eagle County Dems website, eagledems.org, and check out the calendar for “Meet & Greets” and other events happenings from now until the elections.
The first Thursday of every month join us at E-Town for the Democrat luncheon, where local candidates are frequent guests. And the 4th Wednesday of every month it’s “Drinking Liberally” at Loaded Joe’s in Avon at 5:30, a great time to meet like-minded people and have stimulating conversation and libations. And fun!
A not so gentle reminder-October 6th is the last day to register to vote in the November 4th election. Are you registered at your current address? If not-do it now! You don’t want to get left out of this one!
The ECD campaign office is located at 116 3rd St. in Eagle, between Broadway & Capitol. For more information see the ECD website: www.eagledems.org
Keep scrolling to see a selection of photos from the event:
A good crowd inside the new Eagle County Democrats' campaign office
Debbie Marquez And the ECD Senator Obama Representative Rao Srinivas
A good Eagle County Democratic Discussion
A crowd gathers inside the new Eagle County Democrats' Campaign Headquarters
September 8, 2008 —
The conventions are over, election season is in full swing, and the Eagle County Democrats are fired up and ready to “get ‘er done!”
We just opened our campaign office at 116 3rd St. in Eagle-between Broadway & Capitol. Join us for our Grand Opening Pot Luck, Wednesday, Sept. 10th 5-8p.m. Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.
Meet some of our local candidates, and our two extremely hard-working national campaign reps, Rao & AJ. Register to vote if you need to-be sure you’re registered at your current address! Pick up yard signs, bumper stickers, etc for both local and national candidates. Contribute cash or items for the office-paper, pens, post-its, snacks, beverages — all are appreciated. Most of all, learn about the candidates so you can be an informed voter.
If you’ve got a little time to spare, from until Nov. 4 there will be many opportunities to get involved. There will be DOOR KNOCKING EVERY TUESDAY IN EDWARDS AND ON THURSDAYS IN EAGLE. Sign up at: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpgdbl
PHONE BANKING EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Phone banking to call and identify as many voters in Eagle County as possible. Sign up at: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpgdbl
We need people to work at the campaign office so we can keep regular hours. If you have a couple of hours free one or two days or evenings each week, we’d love to have you! And all of our local candidates could use your help. Stop by the campaign office in Eagle to find out what you can do, or let us know if you would like to host a fundraiser for a local or national race. By the way, over $1,100 was raised at the “Hungry for Change” bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 6th. $1,100 at a bake sale, wow! Thanks so much to Amie Nelson for organizing the whole thing.
Folks, this is one of the most important elections most of us will ever participate in. No matter who you are supporting, I would like to encourage you to get involved. Most of all, I encourage you to be informed. Don’t base your vote on 30 second TV ads, innuendo, rumors, or out-an-out BS.
All the national candidates have websites, and all of them have posted specifics on what the issues are, and what-and how-they plan to deal with them. Take the time to visit these sites and read the plans! Know who and what you are voting for! Don’t neglect the local candidates- they are the people that really have the most direct impact on your life. Call them, meet them, ask them questions. Let them know what it is you want them to do. That is the beauty and power of Democracy!
By Cheryl Bottomley