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    We meet every month on the second Saturday from 9:00am-11:00am.

    This Saturday, July 10th, we’re meeting at a private home for a more intimate setting as we hear from new Colorado GOP Chair, Kristi Burton Brown.

    You’ll hear her speak about current Colorado issues, like redistricting, and her plan to transform Colorado from blue to red.
    She’ll also answer your questions.

    You don’t want to miss out on this important meet-and-greet!
    See you there!

    The meeting address is 11611 Shoshone Way in Westminster.

    Admission is $3 per person.

    See the map below for a visual view of the meeting location.

    Park on the street and then please proceed to the north side of the house.

    This leads to the back deck where we’ll have plenty of chairs and bottled water.

    https://cologop.org/

    Kristi Burton Brown
    State Party Chairwoman
    Email: kristi@cologop.org

    Kristi Burton Brown is the Chair of the Colorado Republican Party, a constitutional attorney, and a policy analyst. She helped to negotiate Sen. Tim Neville’s Free Speech on Campus bill and has testified for legislation in multiple states on behalf of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research and education arm of the Susan B. Anthony List. She is the author of “Do Justice: Practical Ways to Engage Our World,” and a wife and mother of two kids. Read more …

  • Conservatives gather in Denver to talk ‘Frontier Freedom’ and the battles ahead

    Western Conservative Hunt Boebert Lamborn Buck
    Jeff Hunt, president of Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, left, talks with U.S. Reps. Lauren Boebert, Doug Lamborn and Ken Buck at the 2021 Western Conservative Summit, sponsored by the institute, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Denver.

    This year’s leaner, meaner Western Conservative Summit brought together right-leaning luminaries from around the country to Denver this weekend to discuss conservative ideas and sound the alarm over a growing number of threats.

    In its 12th year, the two-day summit, sponsored by Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, brought together hundreds of activists, politicians and scholars — joined by people who watched at least some of the proceedings online — to view conservative principles through what organizers called “the unique lens of the American West.”

    Organized and planned before anyone knew whether pandemic restrictions would still be in place, this year’s summit was held at a hotel in downtown Denver across the street from the Colorado Convention Center, where attendees in previous years had filled cavernous exhibit halls.

    Instead of the roughly 3,500 avid conservatives who flocked to the event at its height, this year’s affair capped attendance at 500, though its reach might have been much greater because the entire program was live-streamed online, with organizers counting tens of thousands of viewers across platforms.

    Institute president Jeff Hunt introduced and interviewed the featured speakers on a main stage decked out to look a lot like the set of a late-night talk show.

    Click (HERE) to go to the website to read the rest of this story

     

  • June 12th is the second Saturday of the month and that means it’s time to gather with your friends at The Forum!

    The Colorado Legislature ended the 2021 session Wednesday and they passed over 600 bills.

    Most of them were to reduce your freedoms and increase your taxes (and fees).

    Our speaker is Sue Moore from the Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado (https://rlcco.org/)

    They rate every bill and legislator with the following criteria:

    “The Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado produces an annual Liberty Scorecard. It is a measure of how our state lawmakers vote according to Constitutional Principles: Individual Rights, Free Markets and Limited Government.”

    The Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado website says they’re “The Conscience of the Colorado GOP.”

    We meet at 1305 West 121st Avenue, in Westminster from 9:00am-11:00am this Saturday, June 12th.  Admission is $3 per person. See the map further below.

    The Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado is a political action organization dedicated to promoting the ideals of individual rights, limited government and free markets by:

    • Working within the State Republican Party and with other conservative organizations to identify, recruit and support candidates for state and local government who hold to our principles.
    • Monitoring legislative activity to hold elected Republicans accountable to the principles on which they campaigned.
    • Encouraging our members to participate in the Republican party organization and promote membership in RLCCO among party leadership.

  • That’s a question countless people across the country started asking in 2012, when Jack Phillips told two men who walked into his Masterpiece Cakeshop that he couldn’t create a custom cake for their same-sex wedding. And the question only grew more urgent as Phillips had to defend himself first before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and then numerous courts—losing at every step of the way until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor in June 2018.

    Why not just make the cake? Submitting would have been less frightening than facing relentless harassment and death threats. It would have been less costly than losing a major portion of his business when the state demanded that he design cakes for same-sex weddings or none at all. And it would have been easier than a decade of fighting for his rights—and his livelihood—in court, a fight he has been forced to continue even after his victory at the Supreme Court.

    But for Jack Phillips, there are deeper principles at stake—principles too precious to abandon for the sake of convenience and safety. These principles should be of concern to every American, including Jack’s adversaries. If the freedoms Jack has sought to protect are lost, they may never be regained.

    Why not just make the cake? In this inspiring book, Jack answers that question in his own words, hoping his story will inspire and strengthen the many who will encounter challenges, however fearsome, to living out their faith.

  • Brighton Summerfest

    Fun for Friends and Families

    JUNE 5TH – this Saturday, 10am to 5pm

    Carmichael Park, 650 Southern St., Brighton, CO

    Volunteers needed to help staff our Adco Republicans booth

    Please email the chair, joannwindholz@gmail.com if you can help spread our message and interact with voters and candidates.

     

  • Eileen Reilly casts her vote into a drop box Wednesday outside the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., in Colorado Springs.

    Chancey Bush, The Gazette

     

    A proposed ballot initiative that would do away with mail voting in Colorado, forbid the use of drop boxes and require a fingerprinted “government-issued elector card” when voting will appear before the Title Board on Wednesday.

    Initiative #38 “significantly increases” costs for elections officials, according to a nonpartisan fiscal analysis. The measure would force county clerks to operate a greater number of polling places and develop new elections procedures. At the Department of State, there would be changes to the statewide voter registration system, the ballot access system, the campaign finance tracking system and post-election risk limiting audit software.

    There may also be increased expenditures for the state’s court system, as felony offenses related to election fraud or voter intimidation would merit 10 days in jail and a $250 fine per “illegal ballot.”

    The designated representatives for the initiative are Margot Herzl of Littleton, who was a Libertarian candidate for the state House of Representatives last year, and Anna Omsberg of Bailey. The Title Board’s duty is to set a ballot title to appear before voters if the board determines a proposed measure contains a single subject as the constitution requires. Proponents then have the opportunity to collect signatures to place the measure on the statewide ballot.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • Senate Bill 199 would repeal language barring immigrants in the U.S. illegally from accessing state and local public benefits. It’s among several bills that would affect Colorado immigrants.

    The Colorado State Capitol in Denver is pictured during the first day of the General Assembly’s 73rd regular legislative session on Jan. 13, 2021. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

    State lawmakers this year are advancing a historic slate of legislation aimed at assisting the estimated nearly 200,000 Coloradans living in the U.S. illegally, including through measures to shield them from federal immigration authorities and granting them access to state-funded benefits and services.

    The bills would also remove requirements that people prove legal residency to receive professional and business licenses, and create a state program to provide free birth control care and counseling for low-income immigrants without legal status.

    The Colorado Sun identified 11 bills debated at the legislature this year focused on immigrants, including four that have already been signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis.

    “Not even a decade ago, it was considered a win to be able to pass one immigration-related bill in an entire legislative session,” said state Sen. Julie Gonzales, a Denver Democrat and one of the fiercest immigrant advocates in the Colorado legislature. “Because of the work that’s happened outside of this building, because of the activism of undocumented people sharing their stories and speaking for themselves, there has been a sea change.”

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • Senate Bill 199 would repeal language barring immigrants in the U.S. illegally from accessing state and local public benefits. It’s among several bills that would affect Colorado immigrants.

    The Colorado State Capitol in Denver is pictured during the first day of the General Assembly’s 73rd regular legislative session on Jan. 13, 2021. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

    State lawmakers this year are advancing a historic slate of legislation aimed at assisting the estimated nearly 200,000 Coloradans living in the U.S. illegally, including through measures to shield them from federal immigration authorities and granting them access to state-funded benefits and services.

    The bills would also remove requirements that people prove legal residency to receive professional and business licenses, and create a state program to provide free birth control care and counseling for low-income immigrants without legal status.

    The Colorado Sun identified 11 bills debated at the legislature this year focused on immigrants, including four that have already been signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis.

    “Not even a decade ago, it was considered a win to be able to pass one immigration-related bill in an entire legislative session,” said state Sen. Julie Gonzales, a Denver Democrat and one of the fiercest immigrant advocates in the Colorado legislature. “Because of the work that’s happened outside of this building, because of the activism of undocumented people sharing their stories and speaking for themselves, there has been a sea change.”

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, a Loveland Republican, defended the list, saying it was created at the behest of a member who wanted to know how to best navigate the Capitol media landscape.

    A list of media outlets handed out by House Republican leadership to its members. The list included a column denoting whether an outlet is “friendly” or “not friendly.” (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

    A few weeks ago, leadership in the Colorado House Republican caucus handed out a list of media outlets to their members. But instead of just titles, mediums, phone numbers and email addresses, there was an untitled column with one of two descriptors: “friendly” and “not friendly.”

    Six outlets, including The Colorado Sun, The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio, Axios Denver, Colorado Newsline and 9News, were listed as unfriendly, according to a copy of the list obtained by The Sun’s politics newsletter, The Unaffiliated.

    To see the rest of this story, please click (HERE):

    FILE - Weld County Board of Commissioners
    Weld County Board of Commissioners

    The move means the board stands by its 2019 decision not to adopt any ordinance which abridges or restricts a person’s individual right to bear arms. At the same time, the Weld County Sheriff has sole discretion to enforce firearms laws that may be unconstitutional.

    “Weld County is a Second Amendment Sanctuary County because the Board of Weld County Commissioners honor the Constitution of the United States and the rights of individuals to defend themselves and their families,” Commissioner Lori Saine, a former state representative, said in a statement.

    Commissioners cited three bills they’re opposing: House Bill 21-1298House Bill 21-1299, and Senate Bill 21-256. The legislative package was introduced last month in response to the mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers in March that left 10 people dead.

    Commission Chair Steve Moreno said SB21-256 poses the greatest threat to gun rights in Colorado.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

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