Arguably, electing Kerry Donovan as our next State Senator is the most important task for Democrats from Senate District 5. Here’s what State Senator Pat Steadman and Chair of the Joint Budget Committee reminds us:
“A lot of big decisions this November will affect our state for the next two to four years. … With over half the seats up for election this year, majority control (of the Senate) will be decided in November. Democrats currently hold an 18 to 17, one-vote advantage. That majority had been 20 to 15 after the 2012 election, but due to recall elections two Democratic senators were removed last fall and our majority was cut to the smallest possible margin. We need your help to reverse that trend!”
The risk of losing our majority can not be overstated. We’ll be working to return Udall and Hickenlooper to their offices but we’ll all need to go the extra mile to elect Kerry Donovan and protect our progress in the Colorado Legislature. Please volunteer with us! E-mail Joy at joyh at eagledems dot org or call Carole at 970-471-9452 for more information.
We would be remiss in not acknowledging the importance of returning Diane Mitsch Bush to office in 2014. Diane has one of the toughest job in the Capitol representing one of Colorado’s most “purple” districts. Diane thoughtfully studies every issue before a vote and is always willing to explain her reasoned decisions to her constituents. The last session of the state legislature passed 96% of its bills with bi-partisan support, and Diane’s work across party lines contributed greatly to that success. Please plan to set aside some time to knock on doors or make some calls on behalf of Diane’s re-election campaign!
The Eagle County Democrats invite you to join us at any of (or all) four of the summer’s biggest events in the Eagle valley:
Saturday, June 28, Eagle Flight Days, Eagle CO – Booth and Parade
Friday, July 4, Vail’s Fourth of July Parade, Vail, CO
Saturday, July 19, Gypsum Daze, Gypsum, CO – Booth and Parade
Sunday, July 23-27, Eagle County Fair and Rodeo, Eagle CO – Booth
We’d love you to walk/ride with us “under our Democratic banner” in any or all of the three parades.Come help us decorate ( and maybe ride in) a true-blue open-topped Jeep! We’ll also be staffing an “Eagle County Democrats” booth at three fairs. These booths are a great opportunity to chat with neighbors and friends. We’ll also be registering voters and answering questions and handing out literature.