Message from the Chair - April 2014
March was a very busy month for Democrats in Douglas County, following an equally busy February.
In addition to our regularly scheduled events, March started off with the final training sessions for Caucus Facilitators and a Meet and Greet with Senator Mark Udall. Caucus was held, with a lot of attention paid to resolutions for our party platform. Andrew Romanoff was in Highlands Ranch for a well attended house party. The Clinton Carter dinner was very successful both socially and financially. Jamie LaRue gave an insightful speech and Jenny Koch talked about the state party’s plans for the upcoming election. Attendees heard from Andrew Romanoff, Vic Meyers, Don Quick, CU Regent Joe Neguse, Naquetta Ricks and Cameron Bean on behalf of Senator Mark Udall. CD6 had their Central Committee meeting in preparation for their Assembly next month. Douglas County Dems, House Districts and Senate Districts held their assemblies on the same day. The assemblies were visited by Governor Hickenlooper, Senator Mark Udall, Betsy Markey, Vic Meyers and Andrew Romanoff. Mitch Wright, Chair of CD6 and Dianne Bailey, Chair of CD4 attended. I closed out the month with a Metro Chairs meeting downtown. A special thanks to those who worked the long hours to make all these events possible.
"Raucous Welcome" for Candidates
The Douglas County Democratic Assembly, held on Saturday March 22nd, provided a 'raucous welcome' for candidates, based on a tweet from Andrew Romanoff.
In addition to conducting the party business at hand for delegates at assembly, five candidates arrived at Mammoth Heights Elementary School in Parker to speak to the crowd: Governor Hickenlooper, Mark Udall, Betsy Markey, Vic Meyers and Andrew Romanoff.
The messages were powerful and motivating. Governor Hickenlopper included a joke about a shark family to illustrate one of his points (you had to be there) that negative ads don't work. Vic Meyers told about a conversation he had with some folks at a diner that morning over breakfast. The event can be summed up by a quote from Mark Udall, "You can't buy Coloradan's votes. You have to earn them."