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ISSUE DATE: NOVEMBER 2018      


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CURRENT NEWS


From the Chair


Wow! Every Democratic candidate in a contested race came out ahead in La Plata County! Wish we could get the rest of the State Sixth Senatorial and the U.S. Third Congressional District to follow our lead . . .


Thanks a zillion to every single one of you who worked so hard and made such a difference. Special thanks to Seattle’s John Rosapepe, who stayed an extra three days in the Polis office to lead his crew in tracking down every possible cure vote in Clyde Church’s razor-thin race.
Let no one ever say to me, “Oh, the heck with it, my vote doesn’t count.” What if 23 people had said that and failed to vote for Clyde? And what about 10 extra people who could have flipped the No decision on badly needed funding for the Pine River Library?

Still thinking of all of you with gratitude and hoping to see you at the Volunteer Appreciation Party, December 1, noon to 1:30 at Headquarters.

Jean Walter, Chair, La Plata County Democratic Party

970-759-4019

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UPCOMING EVENTS NEWS


September Green Drinks

  • WHEN: Thursday   November 29, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
  • WHERE: Carver Brewing Company
  • CONTACT:
    CLICK HERE to email them.
  • DETAILS: The November host is:
  • The Wilderness Society.
    Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect 109 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. They are a land conservation organization that is dedicated to protecting natural areas and federal public lands and advocate for the designation of federal wilderness areas, national monuments, and other protective designations. Their mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. The Wilderness Society has a regional office here in Durango. Come learn more about the organization and meet the local Wilderness Society staff.
  • Please review local sustainability events calendar and let me know if you have an event to add!

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Volunteer Appreciation Party

  • WHO: Everyone who helped with the historic 2018 election
  • WHEN: Saturday, Dec 1, Noon to 1:30 PM
  • WHERE: Democratic Headquarters, 1911 Main
  • CONTACT:
    LA PLATA DEMS for more information.
  • DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres, light beverages, and gratitude-filled remarks from candidates and the rest of us who watched in awe and wonder as we made history

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SAVE the DATE: The Club, La Plata Democrats on the Move, CHRISTMAS Party at Manna!

  • WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 6-9 PM
  • WHERE: Manna Soup Kitchen
  • CONTACTS: CLICK HERE to volunteer or for more information.
  • DETAILS: Eat, drink and be merry! Join our 2nd annual Christmas Party at Manna Soup Kitchen on December 8th for music, dinner and drinks. Let’s jingle and mingle! See you there!
  • TICKETS: $25/person or $45/couple. Tickets can be purchased online no later than NOVEMBER 30  
    CLICK HERE
  • FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE   to view the event

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Annual Soup and Soul Dinner, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • WHEN: Monday,   Jan. 21 ,  5:30 – 8:00 PM
  • WHERE: Manna Soup Kitchen, 1100 Avenida del Sol, Durango 81301
  • CONTACT: La Plata Dems
  • DETAILS:
    Please join us for our Annual Dinner to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • TICKETS: Go on sale in December. Detail coming in our December Newsletter.

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ELECTION NEWS


For a complete list of all State and Federal Colorado Candidates

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LA PLATA COUNTY TREASURER: Allison Aichele

  • EMAIL: aaichele@hotmail.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE
  • DONATE: CLICK HERE
  • TREASURER’S WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

  • aichele


  • CURRENT NEWS
  • Thank you to everyone who has supported me as their County Treasurer over these last four years. The last incumbent had been there for over three decades. The office needed upgrading in its business processes, technologies and skill requirements. It was not easy. It never is when so much change needs to be accomplished in a short period of time.
  • Thank you for your vote to allow me to continue to implement these changes. The office has an amazing staff, who are the right people to go forward. We have the most up to date government technologies for tax collection. We will continue to serve all our constituencies with excellent customer service, regardless of where they live and who they supported in this last election, including those who cannot vote in La Plata County. That is the role of a County Treasurer.
  • Thank you, again. I could not have done this without you!

Allison Aichele
County Treasurer


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LA PLATA COUNTY SHERIFF: Sean Smith

  • EMAIL: ReElectSheriffSmith@gmail.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
  • FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE
  • DONATE: CLICK HERE

  • SMITH


  • CURRENT NEWS
  • I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that supported me during this election cycle! Four years ago, I asked you to take a chance on me and the vision I had for the future of the Sheriff’s Office. I am proud of what I and my team have accomplished, and we are looking forward to the next four years to continue the work we have begun. We are transforming a Sheriff’s Office that was apathetic, complacent and out of touch with the community to a modern professional organization that is engaged and taking a leadership role within the community. None of this would be possible without the help I received from all of you.
  • So, if you donated, sponsored an event, knocked on doors, shared with friends, or simply voted; THANK YOU! I will continue to work hard for you and everyone in our amazing community. I also wanted to congratulate all the Democrats that won this year. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we work hard to create the community, State and Country that we all deserve!
  • On a side note, I wanted to share with you a couple of additional honors I recently received:
    • Attorney General Elect Phil Weiser has asked me to serve on his transition team as he prepares to take office on January 8, 2019.

    • I will also be teaching at the New Sheriffs Institute for the 27 new Colorado Sheriffs that were elected this year.
  • Both opportunities will require me to spend a lot of time in Denver over the next 6 weeks, but I hope I will be able to have an impact in both roles that will strengthen the ties our community has around the State!

Thanks Again
Sheriff Sean Smith


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STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 59: Barbara McLachlan

  • EMAIL: barbaraforcolorado@gmail.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
  • FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE
  • DONATE: CLICK HERE

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  • Thank you for, once again, putting your trust in me. I will continue representing you in Denver and listening to your concerns. You make me proud!
  • Barbara

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STATE SENATE DISTRICT 6: Guinn Unger

  • EMAIL: geungerjr@outlook.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
  • DONATE: CLICK HERE


  • Guinn


  • CURRENT NEWS
  • I would like to thank everyone who helped out with my state Senate campaign. You were all just terrific! Obviously, we would have liked to have won, but state Senate District 6 is a very red district. We need to start changing that over the next few years, and the county Democratic parties in Montrose, Archuleta, and Montezuma counties are making great progress. Along with our own La Plata County Dems, I think we will see significant progress over the next couple of cycles. See you in the trenches for 2020!!

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US CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT  3  (CD3)


Diane Mitsch Bush

  • EMAIL: diane@dianeforcolorado.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
  • FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE
  • TWITTER: @RepDMB
  • DONATE: CLICK HERE
  • Dianne Bush


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  • Thank you ALL so much for believing in this campaign. You worked so hard and accomplished so much. You knocked over 50,000 doors, made countless phone calls. You showed up day after day, week after week. I can never thank you enough.
    You inspired me.
  • For 18 months I listened to you. You are caring, compassionate, hard working, and committed to making our District, our State and our nation better. Now that this election is over, I fervently hope that you stay involved in your communities. We have so much work to do. Having a Democratic Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Secretary of State, State House and State Senate will help us move Colorado ahead.
  • The only way we can solve the problems facing us as a District- the Western Slope and Southern Colorado, State, and Nation is to build partnerships and use evidence for policy decisions. We must learn to disagree respectfully and really listen to one another. There is so much more that unites us than divides us.
  • CLICK HERE to read my concession letter.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL


Phil Weiser

  • EMAIL: phil@philforcolorado.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
  • FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE
  • TWITTER: @pweiser
  • INSTAGRAM: CLICK HERE
  • DONATE: CLICK HERE
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  • “Thanks to your support, it is my honor to be the next Attorney General of Colorado. Every phone call, text, donation, conversation with a friend, newsletter share, email of support, hour of canvassing–and all of the care and dedication–that you gave to this campaign mattered. Our people-powered campaign delivered and we won together. Here is a video highlighting experiences along this journey and my tremendous gratitude.
  • “Thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters and the La Plata County Democrats. It is such an honor to be your Attorney General-Elect. And now begins the next chapter. I ask for your continued support and for the same passion and commitment you brought to this race. Because WE have some work to do!”

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TREASURER


Dave Young

  • EMAIL: dave@daveyoungforcolorado.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
  • FACEBOOK:CLICK HERE:
  • TWITTER: @RepDaveYoung
  • DONATE:CLICK HERE:
  • C.NAME

  • CURRENT NEWS
  • I would like to thank all the hard-working PCPs, donors, staff, and volunteers associated with the La Plata County Dems for their support of the Dave Young for Colorado campaign for State Treasurer. Democrats had a momentous win state-wide in Colorado because everyone rolled up their sleeves, stepped outside their comfort zones, and produced an outcome not seen in this state since 1936. Of this, we should all be very proud. Now, let’s get busy governing!

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CU REGENT


Alvin Rivera

  • EMAIL: arivera@alvinforCU.com   CLICK HERE to send an email.
  • FACEBOOK:CLICK HERE:
  • TWITTER: @alvinforcu
  • Alvin Rivera

  • Oh the joys of politicking! So my unsuccessful campaign for CU Regent Dist. 3 came up short.
  • When I called to congratulate my opponent, he asked why I didn’t run for a different position, like senator? Then he added, “If this campaign had gone on much longer, it could have been a different outcome.”
  • How can one convey in the strongest heartfelt terms, “THANK YOU.” We succeeded in making believers in all of District 3. Our campaign was for real. And your efforts made it so. Next time, Adelante! [Onward] to victory. Until then, go in peace, DEMOCRATS!

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