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  • Lakewood Town Hall Meeting

    Starts: 9:30 AM

    Ends: January 2, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood

    Description:

    Come meet Max, Sen Cheri Jahn, Sen Andy Kerr, and Rep Brittany Pettersen and discuss issues of the day

  • Golden Town Hall

    Starts: 10:00 AM

    Ends: January 2, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Golden City Council Chambers (911 10th Street, Golden, CO)

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  • Chair’s Advisory Committee

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 5, 20168:30 PM

    Location: 8725 W. 14 Ave., #130, Lakewood, CO (Jeffco Dems HQ)

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  • HD 29 Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 7, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Arvada Police Lake Arbor Station, 8110 Vance Drive, Arvada, CO, United States

    Description:

    This is a formal meeting of House District 29. Call notices will be mailed no later than December 28th. Agenda: Discussion of the HD 29 Treasurer’s position vacancy. Anyone interested in serving the remainder of this term please email Larry Hofer, HD 29 Chair, at [email protected] Selection of HD 29 Representatives to the County Committees for Convention/Assembly. The four positions are Logistics (event set up/tear down), Permanent Organization (setting the agenda for the event), Credentials (reviewing credential challenges, issuing badges to delegates/alternates the day of the event), and Resolutions (reviewing the resolutions discussed at precinct caucuses and preparing a report on recommendations for the platform of the County Party). HD 29 will need to select one representative to each of these committees.

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  • Downtown Democratic Forum Breakfast Meeting

    Starts: 6:45 AM

    Ends: January 8, 20168:00 AM

    Location: La Grand Bistro, 1512 Curtis, Downtown Denver

    Description:

    Buffet breakfast is $15 with reservations. Please RSVP by noon on the 2nd Wednesday by calling 303-861-8050 or emailing “[email protected]”.

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  • Second Saturday

    Starts: 8:00 AM

    Ends: January 9, 201610:30 AM

    Location: American Legion, 1655 Simms, Lakewood

    Description:

    Our monthly Second Saturday Breakfast – presentation to be determined. The program for this month’s event will be Caucus Training. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call the office at 303-237-1359 (leave a voice mail if necessary) if you will be joining us for breakfast.

  • Mike’s Wedding

    Starts: 1:00 PM

    Ends: January 9, 20162:00 PM

    Location: 1510 S Grant St, Denver, CO 80210, USA

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  • JDLI Meeting

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 13, 20168:30 PM

    Location: Jeffco Dem Headquarters

    Description:

    Jefferson Democratic Latino Initiative meeting at Jeffco Democratic Headquarters Monthly meeting on 2nd Wednesday every month

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  • JCDP Central Committee Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 14, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Sheetmetal Workse Union Hall; 7510 W Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood, CO

    Description:

    Call notices for this meeting will be mailed before January 4th. The agenda for this meeting will be to discuss, review and approve the 2016 JCDP Delegate Selection Plan. All House Districts (except HD 29) will also be holding a formal meeting at this same date, time and location to select their representatives for the JCDP County Convention and Assembly committees (Logistics, Permanent Organization, Credentials and Resolutions). Each House District will need to elect one member to each committee.

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  • Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp Town Hall

    Starts: 10:30 AM

    Ends: January 16, 201612:00 PM

    Location: Covenant Village, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, Covenant Village, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster

    Description:

    This month’s topic will be a Ending Life with Options; assisted suicide legislation

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  • Liberal Buzz: 3rd Monday at Chad’s Grill

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 18, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Chad’s Grill, 275 Union, Lakewood

    Description:

    Come enjoy some libations with your liberal friends. Contact Liz for questions: 303-550-0470

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  • JCDP Office Reserved

    Starts: 5:30 PM

    Ends: January 19, 20168:30 PM

    Location: Jefferson County Democratic Party, Jefferson County Democratic Party, 8725 W 14th Ave #130, Lakewood, CO 80215, United States, Jefferson County Democratic Party, Jefferson County Democratic Party, 8725 W 14th Ave #130, Lakewood, CO 80215, United States

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  • CDP Labor Initiative Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 20, 20167:30 PM

    Location: Pipefitters Hall: 6350 Broadway, Denver, CO

    Description:

    Labor Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party meetings are open to all.

  • CANCELLED-LGBTQIAA Re-Organizational Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 20, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jefferson County Democratic Party, Jefferson County Democratic Party, 8725 W 14th Ave #130, Lakewood, CO 80215, United States

    Description:

    Meeting canceled due to emergency water service interruption at the building.

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  • HD 27 Caucus Training

    Starts: 9:00 AM

    Ends: January 23, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Arvada Fire Protection District Operations Center, 6651 Indiana, Arvada, CO

    Description:

    Join House District 27 as we gear up and get trained for the March 1st Precinct Caucuses. You do not need to be a PCP or Captain, everybody is welcome to attend. You do not need to live in House District 27, everybody is welcome to attend. Join us to get up to speed on the who, what, when, where and why of the 2016 Democratic Party Precinct Caucus.

  • Mountain Area Democrats Meeting

    Starts: 9:00 AM

    Ends: January 23, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Evergreen United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Dr(across from Safeway), Evergreen

    Description:

    This month’s program will feature TR Reid and Former Senator Jeanne Nicholson, Board Members of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Healthcare. This group led the successful petition drive to get a ballot measure that would establish Colorado as a single payer healthcare state on the November, 2016 ballot. They will be presenting what the ballot measure will do for healthcare in Colorado.

  • Wheat Ridge Town Hall

    Starts: 10:00 AM

    Ends: January 23, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Senior Resource Center (3227 Chase St., Denver, CO, 80212)

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  • Italian Feast & Volunteer of the Year Presentation

    Starts: 5:30 PM

    Ends: January 24, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401, United States

    Description:

    Please join us for our annual Italian Feast Fundraiser as we present our 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. Tickets can be purchased on our website at www.JeffcoDems.org. Or by using the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jdif2016. Ticket price includes admission, dinner, water/iced tea. Wine or beer can be purchased for an additional fee.

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  • Jeffco Dems County Government Committee Meeting

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 26, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jeffco Dems HQ, 8725 W 14th Ave, Lakewood

    Description:

    Now that we have a county commissioner we have some one to work with

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  • News & Brews with Representative Jessie Danielson

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 27, 20167:00 PM

    Location: Joyride Brewing Company (2501 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater, CO, 80214)

  • Officers Meeting, Jeffco Dems HQ

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 27, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jeffco Dems HQ, 8725 W 14th Ave, Lakewood

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  • Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s Westminster Community Coffee

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 28, 20167:30 PM

    Location: Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster

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  • LAC at Jeffco Dem HQ

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 29, 20167:00 PM

    Location: Jeffco Democratic Party HQ

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Latino Reaction Split On Republicans' Spanish Language Message …

Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart delivered the Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address, with a different message on immigration than the one in South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s response speech.

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Thursday’s raucous GOP presidential debate[1], with its heated rhetoric around the issue of immigration, highlighted some of the challenges Republican Party faces in reaching Latino voters. That was also clear earlier in the week, when Republicans delivered two responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address: one by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley[2] in English; the other, by Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, was in Spanish. The speeches were nearly identical, except when it came to immigration. On this topic, the lawmakers’ remarks differed both in tone and in substance. Analysts said the mixed messaging reflected a growing rift within the party over immigration, especially as the anti-immigrant message of leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled some of his competitors to the right on the issue. They see others in the Democratic Party getting what they wanted, and Latinos were left behind. And that is why Latinos are now up for grabs.”

Luis Alvarado, Republican strategist

In her speech, Haley emphasized a need to stop illegal immigration, restrict the admission of refugees, fix the nation’s “broken immigration system,” and welcome only “properly vetted immigrants.” She made no mention of what do about the millions of immigrants already in the U.S. illegally.

In contrast, Diaz-Balart struck a softer tone. He said it was obvious the nation’s immigration system needed reform, and that the country needed to defend its borders while also offering “a permanent and humane solution to those living in the shadows.”

Gabriel Sanchez, a professor at the University of New Mexico and a researcher with the polling firm Latino Decisions, said the split message on immigration in two otherwise mostly identical speeches “represents the overall difficulty that the Republican Party is having with courting the Latino vote.”

The party recognizes that, in order to be competitive in a presidential election, they need to draw more Latinos to the Republican side. And yet on the issue of immigration, which affects Latinos more than many other groups, “they have a splintered party,” Sanchez said. Luis Alvarado, a Republican strategist, said the decision to soften the tone on immigration in the Spanish speech was a smart political move. He said Diaz-Balart’s speech was an opportunity for Republicans to appeal to Latinos disaffected by the president’s failures on immigration. It’s a cynical attempt to pander to Spanish-speaking Latinos on the presumption that they somehow won’t find out that what they said in English was different.”

Lisa Garc a Bedolla, professor at the University of California, Berkeley

“For those who care about immigration reform and listened to the president’s speech, they continue to be disappointed,” Alvarado said. “They see others in the Democratic Party getting what they wanted, and Latinos were left behind. And that is why Latinos are now up for grabs.”

But Lisa Garc a Bedolla, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said Republicans appeared to be trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Spanish-speaking viewers.

“It’s a cynical attempt to pander to Spanish-speaking Latinos on the presumption that they somehow won’t find out that what they said in English was different,” Garc a Bedolla said.

She said that if Republicans were really interested in delivering meaningful immigration reform and signaling that they respected Latino voters, there’s no reason Governor Haley’s speech could not have taken the same tone on immigration as Diaz-Balart’s.

“And so the fact that [their speeches] were different, I think, was a political calculation,” Garc a Bedolla said. “That suggests a level of cynicism, or at least a level of disrespect, toward Latino voters in terms of their ability to really know what the positions of the Republican Party are.”

She added that, come Election Day, that choice could backfire.

References

  1. ^ raucous GOP presidential debate (www.npr.org)
  2. ^ South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (www.npr.org)

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  • Lakewood Town Hall Meeting

    Starts: 9:30 AM

    Ends: January 2, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood

    Description:

    Come meet Max, Sen Cheri Jahn, Sen Andy Kerr, and Rep Brittany Pettersen and discuss issues of the day

  • Golden Town Hall

    Starts: 10:00 AM

    Ends: January 2, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Golden City Council Chambers (911 10th Street, Golden, CO)

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  • Chair’s Advisory Committee

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 5, 20168:30 PM

    Location: 8725 W. 14 Ave., #130, Lakewood, CO (Jeffco Dems HQ)

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  • HD 29 Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 7, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Arvada Police Lake Arbor Station, 8110 Vance Drive, Arvada, CO, United States

    Description:

    This is a formal meeting of House District 29. Call notices will be mailed no later than December 28th. Agenda: Discussion of the HD 29 Treasurer’s position vacancy. Anyone interested in serving the remainder of this term please email Larry Hofer, HD 29 Chair, at [email protected] Selection of HD 29 Representatives to the County Committees for Convention/Assembly. The four positions are Logistics (event set up/tear down), Permanent Organization (setting the agenda for the event), Credentials (reviewing credential challenges, issuing badges to delegates/alternates the day of the event), and Resolutions (reviewing the resolutions discussed at precinct caucuses and preparing a report on recommendations for the platform of the County Party). HD 29 will need to select one representative to each of these committees.

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  • Downtown Democratic Forum Breakfast Meeting

    Starts: 6:45 AM

    Ends: January 8, 20168:00 AM

    Location: La Grand Bistro, 1512 Curtis, Downtown Denver

    Description:

    Buffet breakfast is $15 with reservations. Please RSVP by noon on the 2nd Wednesday by calling 303-861-8050 or emailing “[email protected]”.

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  • Second Saturday

    Starts: 8:00 AM

    Ends: January 9, 201610:30 AM

    Location: American Legion, 1655 Simms, Lakewood

    Description:

    Our monthly Second Saturday Breakfast – presentation to be determined. The program for this month’s event will be Caucus Training. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call the office at 303-237-1359 (leave a voice mail if necessary) if you will be joining us for breakfast.

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  • JDLI Meeting

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 13, 20168:30 PM

    Location: Jeffco Dem Headquarters

    Description:

    Jefferson Democratic Latino Initiative meeting at Jeffco Democratic Headquarters Monthly meeting on 2nd Wednesday every month

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  • JCDP Central Committee Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 14, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Sheetmetal Workse Union Hall; 7510 W Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood, CO

    Description:

    Call notices for this meeting will be mailed before January 4th. The agenda for this meeting will be to discuss, review and approve the 2016 JCDP Delegate Selection Plan. All House Districts (except HD 29) will also be holding a formal meeting at this same date, time and location to select their representatives for the JCDP County Convention and Assembly committees (Logistics, Permanent Organization, Credentials and Resolutions). Each House District will need to elect one member to each committee.

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  • Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp Town Hall

    Starts: 11:30 AM

    Ends: January 16, 20161:00 PM

    Location: Standley Lake Library – Jefferson County Public Library, 8485 Kipling Street, Arvada, CO 80005, United States

    Description:

    This month’s topic will be a

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  • Liberal Buzz: 3rd Monday at Chad’s Grill

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 18, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Chad’s Grill, 275 Union, Lakewood

    Description:

    Come enjoy some libations with your liberal friends. Contact Liz for questions: 303-550-0470

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  • CDP Labor Initiative Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 20, 20167:30 PM

    Location: Pipefitters Hall: 6350 Broadway, Denver, CO

    Description:

    Labor Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party meetings are open to all.

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  • Mountain Area Democrats Meeting

    Starts: 9:00 AM

    Ends: January 23, 201611:00 AM

    Location: Evergreen United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Dr(across from Safeway), Evergreen

  • Wheat Ridge Town Hall

    Starts: 10:00 AM

    Ends: January 23, 201612:00 PM

    Location: Wheat Ridge City Hall (7500 West 39th Avenue)

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  • Italian Feast & Volunteer of the Year Presentation

    Starts: 5:30 PM

    Ends: January 24, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401, United States

    Description:

    Please join us for our annual Italian Feast Fundraiser as we present our 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. Tickets can be purchased on our website at www.JeffcoDems.org. Or by using the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jdif2016. Ticket price includes admission, dinner, water/iced tea. Wine or beer can be purchased for an additional fee.

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  • Jeffco Dems County Government Committee Meeting

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 26, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jeffco Dems HQ, 8725 W 14th Ave, Lakewood

    Description:

    Now that we have a county commissioner we have some one to work with

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  • Officers Meeting, Jeffco Dems HQ

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 27, 20168:00 PM

    Location: Jeffco Dems HQ, 8725 W 14th Ave, Lakewood

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  • Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s Westminster Community Coffee

    Starts: 6:30 PM

    Ends: January 28, 20167:30 PM

    Location: Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster

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  • LAC at Jeffco Dem HQ

    Starts: 6:00 PM

    Ends: January 29, 20167:00 PM

    Location: Jeffco Democratic Party HQ

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