New Tab for State Convention

For updated information and the list of Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention/Assembly and the CD-4 Convention/Assembly click on the new “State Convention” tab at the top of this page.  

From the Colorado Democratic Party website:

CD 4 Convention / Assembly – April 15
7:15 pm – gavel*
Morehouse Hall – First National Bank Building
The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland

State Convention / Assembly – April 16

7:30 am – registration, 9:00 am – gavel*
Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland
The State Convention / Assembly will last until mid-afternoon.

*Times and room/building location subject to change. Official times will be sent to all delegates and alternates 10-days prior to the Assemblies.

2016 Roosevelt Dinner

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The Weld County Democrats

2016 Roosevelt Dinner

Saturday, April 9

at the Greeley Country Club

4500 W 10th Street

Our Featured Speaker:

Honorable Morgan Carroll

State Senator

5:30 Cocktail Reception

with Cash Bar

Enjoy Mariachi Music by

“Trio Los Pumas”

7:00-8:00pm Dinner

Silent Auction

Make your reservations by April 5th, $85 per person or $60 per person age 26 and under. Payment and menu selections can be made through Act Blue at this link:

2016 Roosevelt Dinner

Or send your menu selections and check to:

Weld County Democrats

810 9th Street Suite 150

Greeley, CO. 80631

Menu Choices:

Vegetarian Parmesan Truffle Vegetarian Risotto

Charbroiled Scottish Salmon

Broiled Duroc Pork Chop

 

 

OFFICIAL CALL WELD COUNTY 2016 CONVENTION/ASSEMBLY

If you’d like to download, read & print the proposed resolutions from the Weld County 2016 precinct caucuses please click here: 

2016 Proposed Resolutions

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO THE 2016 WELD COUNTY CONVENTION/ASSEMBLY

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A DELEGATE TO THE APRIL 15 CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION
AND/OR APRIL 16 STATE CONVENTION AT THE RANCH IN LARIMER COUNTY? Here’s the information you’ll need: 

1. Did you complete and return the “blue form” from the caucus?
If so, you will be on the ballot unless you tell us by phone
or email to take you off.
2. Did you indicate on the form whether you want to go the
Congressional Convention/Assembly the evening of Friday, April 15 or the
State Convention/Assembly during the day of Saturday, April 16, or both?
If you didn’t mark the ballots you want to be on, let us
know by phone or email by midnight on March 15. Names can be deleted at the March 19th convention, but will not be added except under extenuating circumstances.

County Convention delegates on March 19 will elect our 133 State delegates

(17 alternates) and 132 CD 4 delegates (17 alternates) using paper ballots.
The number of delegates for each presidential candidate will be determined
by the results of the Presidential Preference Poll to be conducted during
registration for the County Convention. The Presidential Preference Poll
will close at 9:30 a.m. on March 19.

To contact the Weld Democratic Party regarding ballot information, call
Headquarters at 970-351-7047 if you leave a message please state your name and phone number and your interest in being on the ballot.  We will expedite those calls.

If you email us send your message to: convention@weldcountydems.org  please include your name, address, phone number, email address, candidate preference and which ballots you would like to be on.

 

* To read a copy of the letter to delegates and alternates with more information and logistics regarding the 2016 Weld County Democratic Convention scroll down below the Official Call.

 

OFFICIAL CALL

2016 Weld Democratic Party County Convention and Assembly Also Assemblies for House Districts 48, 50 and 63 County Commissioner Districts 1 and 3, and 19th Judicial District

DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016

LOCATION: Northridge High School – 100 71st Ave (7001 Grizzly Dr) – Greeley

TIME: Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. – Alternate seating begins at 8:45 a.m. Meetings convene at 9:00 a.m.

Meetings are expected to adjourn by approximately 2 p.m. or at the conclusion of official business.

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE POLL will be conducted during Convention registration. The preference poll will close at 9:30 a.m.

Business to be conducted at the assemblies and the convention:

County Convention: Elect delegates and alternates to the 4th Congressional District and State Conventions based on the presidential preference poll. Elect two members to each of the State and 4th CD Convention/Assembly Permanent Organization Committees and the Credentials Committees.

County Assembly: Designate candidates for the June 28 Primary ballot for County Commissioner At- Large and elect delegates to the State and Congressional District Assemblies. Consider resolutions from precinct caucuses.

Other district assemblies will be held Mar 19 at the same location. The districts and the candidates to be designated are:

19 Judicial District: District Attorney

County Commissioner Districts 1 and 3: County Commissioner

State House Districts 48, 50 and 63: State Representative

Multi-County Districts: House Districts 49 and Senate District 23
County assembly delegates who live in multi-county districts will elect delegates to the district assemblies to be held at later dates.

 

 

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March 13, 2016

TO: Weld Assembly/Convention Delegates and Alternates

FROM: Pat Bruner, Chairperson
Weld County Democratic Party

RE: March 19 Details and Logistics – Northridge High School, 100 71st Avenue (7001 Grizzly Dr.) Greeley CO

Registration and Credentialing:

Registration opens at 8:00am; meetings convene at 9:00 am. The convention is expected to adjourn by 2:00 pm, or at the conclusion of business.

Credentialing of alternates (seating of alternates for absent delegates) begins at 8:45. Delegates should check in before 8:45. A delegate who arrives after his/her alternate is seated may reclaim his or her delegate credentials unless a vote is underway.

Alternates should remain in the designated alternate seating area in the gym from 8:45 until the completion of alternate seating. Alternates are welcome to stay throughout the meetings to observe if not replacing a delegate.

Presidential Preference Poll: The poll will be conducted as part of the registration process from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. Delegates registering after 9:30 am will not be able to vote in the preference poll but can participate in all business after that point.

Parking and Logistics:

Handicapped parking is available, the southeast parking lot is recommended it is closest to the doors leading to the registration area.

The snack bar will be open from 7am-2pm, breakfast, lunch and snack items will be available; all proceeds will benefit Northridge High School. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverage.
Ballot sign-up for 4th Congressional (evening April 15th) and State (all day April 16th) conventions in Loveland CO: Both meetings will be at the Ranch 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland CO (located along I-25). If you want to be on the ballot to be a delegate to the 4th CD or State meetings, please notify Weld Headquarters by midnight on March 15th to give us enough time to format our printed ballot.

Deliver your “Notice of Candidacy Form” (blue form) received at caucus to Headquarters, or otherwise notify Weld Headquarters by phone or email (convention@weldcountydems.org) to add or delete your name from the ballot.

If you returned your Notice of Candidacy Form, but do not want to or cannot attend the meetings on April 15 or 16, please notify us to withdraw your name from the ballot. If you did not indicate on which ballots you want to be listed (State, CD 4 or both), also let us know that by email or phone.

Delete your name during registration on the 19th. Only under extenuating circumstances will names be added at the county convention.

Election of State and CD 4 Delegates: Balloting will be conducted in presidential preference groups later in the morning. If you are on the ballot, you are welcome to do some campaigning for delegate election with fliers, cards or other items to get your name out.
Weld Proposed Platform: The document will be available on the WCDP website www.weldcountydems.org early this week for your perusal. We may hear comments on some items in the proposed Platform Ballot and vote on them at the County Assembly/Convention. Because of short time limits for discussion, we encourage you to read the proposals before then.

Senate District 23 Assembly: The SD 23 Assembly, which will include delegates from Weld, Larimer and Broomfield Counties, will meet early on the evening of April 15th at the Ranch in Loveland CO. The day of the Weld County Assembly/Convention, we will be asking county delegates or alternates from that Senate District to sign up to be SD 23 Assembly delegates on April 15.

National Convention Delegate Application: The deadline to submit applications to run for National Convention Delegate to be elected at the State Convention and CD 4 Convention is 5pm March 17th, 2016. Information and application forms are available on the Colorado Democratic Party website: http://www.coloradodems.org/action/run-be-dnc-delegate.

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th. We may have dignitaries stop by, in addition to our own great local candidates. If you have questions about any of the above information, please contact Headquarters (970-351-7047) or call Patricia Bruner (970-392-0505) or Carol Burkhart (970-302-6802).

NOTE: If you are receiving this letter by regular mail, it means we do not have an email address on file for you. If you have an email address you are willing to share, which will help us get information to you in a more timely and more cost-effective way, please send an email to office@weldcountydems.org. Thank you.

 

 

The Affordable Care Act

 
 
 
The Facts:

The Affordable Care Act (OBAMACARE)

 is working in Colorado!

Nearly every person in Colorado has benefited

from the Affordable Care Act.

 125,402 individuals selected a Marketplace plan under the Colorado Health Care Exchange

Of the 125,402 Coloradans who selected a plan:

  • 52% are female and 48% are male;
  • 38% are under age 35;
  • 26% are between the ages of 18 and 34;
  • 46% selected a Silver plan, while 40% selected a Bronze plan; and,
  • 60% selected a plan with financial assistance.

Colorado has received $178,931,023 in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of its Marketplace.

Colorado Medicaid Expansion   –  314,436 Coloradans have gained Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage since the beginning of the Health Insurance Marketplace’s first open enrollment period in October, 2013.

Mental Health  –    1,115,058 Coloradans gained access to mental health coverage.

New coverage options for young adults –  50,000 young adults under 26 years old in Colorado gained health care coverage under their family health care plan.

Ending discrimination for pre-existing conditions   2,250,003 non-elderly Coloradans have some type of pre-existing health condition, including 291,351 children.

Providing better value for your premium dollar through the 80/20 Rule   – Health insurance companies now have to spend at least 80 cents of your premium dollar on health care or improvements to care, rather than administrative costs like salaries or marketing, or they have to provide you a refund.  This means that 52,277 Coloradans with private insurance coverage benefited from $2,721,701 in refunds from insurance companies, for an average refund of $93 per family because of the Affordable Care Act.

Scrutinizing unreasonable premium increases  –   Colorado has received $8,580,311 under the new law to help fight unreasonable premium increases. Since implementing the law, the fraction of requests for insurance premium increases of 10 percent or more has dropped dramatically, from 75 percent to 14 percent nationally.  To date, the rate review program has helped save Americans an estimated $1 billion.

Removing lifetime limits on health benefits  –  1,902,000 people in Colorado, including 696,000 women and 521,000 children, are free from worrying about lifetime limits on coverage.

Better Health Covering preventive services with no deductible or co-pay   520,000 individuals in Colorado receive expanded preventive services without cost-sharing.

Increasing support for community health centers  -THealth Center grantees in Colorado have received $174,696,911 under the health care law to offer a broader array of primary care services, extend their hours of operations, hire more providers, and renovate or build new clinical spaces.

Of the $174,696,911 awarded to Colorado, $3,502,201 was awarded to Colorado health centers to help enroll uninsured Americans in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

In Colorado, 17 health centers operate 189 sites, providing preventive and primary health care services to 498,828 Coloradans, including 253,272 Latinos and 38,792 African Americans.

Investing in the primary care workforce  As of September 30, 2013, there were 199 Corps clinicians providing primary care services in Colorado, compared to 91 in 2008.

Preventing illness and promoting health

Through Fiscal Year 2013, Colorado has received $28,365,728 in grants from the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the health care law.

A Stronger Medicare Program 

Making prescription drugs affordable for seniors 

In Colorado, people with Medicare have saved nearly $117,704,258 on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act.  In 2013 alone, 43,232 individuals in Colorado saved over $36,535,317, or an average of $845 per beneficiary.  In 2014, people with Medicare in the “donut hole” received a 53 percent discount on covered brand name drugs and a 28 percent discount on generic drugs.

Covering preventive services with no deductible or co-pay

  In Colorado, 463,456 individuals with Medicare used one or more free preventive service in 2013.

Protecting Medicare’s solvency

The Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, four years beyond what was projected in last year’s report. Just a few years ago, the Medicare Trust Fund was projected to run out of money by 2017.

The health care law helps stop fraud with tougher screening procedures, stronger penalties, and new technology. Over the last five years, the administration’s fraud enforcement efforts have recovered $19.2 billion from fraudsters. For every dollar spent on health care-related fraud and abuse activities in the last three years the administration has returned $8.10.

 

There’s a lot to be proud of…

The Economy then and now

Click HERE to see 5 Reasons We’re Proud to Stand with President Obama

Bush Tax Cuts Were Bad Medicine

Bush Announcing Tax Cuts    Bush Tax Cuts Cost Americans $6.6 Trillion

A recent report by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston shows that since 2001 American households have suffered a loss of $48,000 per tax payer due to falling personal incomes and the report points to the Bush tax cuts as the primary cause. Johnston calculated these losses by comparing average incomes in U.S. tax returns from 2000 tax returns to every year through 2012.

The total income loss for Americans is $6.6 trillion from 2001, when the tax cuts first took effect, through 2012, according to Johnston.

What could we do with $6.6 trillion? Johnston says we could pay off all student loan debt ($1.26 trillion), all automobile loans ($892 billion) and all of our credit card debt ($827 billion), and after paying all that debt and paying our taxes we would have more than $2.4 trillion left for savings, investments or spending.

George W. Bush inherited a budget surplus in 2000 and wasted no time trashing the budget and the U.S. economy, bringing on the biggest economic recession since the great depression. Bush promised that his tax cuts would bring prosperity and wealth but they pushed us in the opposite direction. Johnston says that happened because we quit investing in America. He says that growth in personal wealth only happens when we invest in the “Common Wealth”. The reduction in corporate and personal tax rates combined with the reduction in capital gains tax rates also motivated corporations to take out profits as dividends rather than investing in equipment or staff expansion. Higher corporate tax rates provide an incentive for corporations to invest in more tax deductible technology, equipment and people as a way to minimize their taxes.

Tax increases can actually boost the economy according to Johnston. He sites California as an example, where tax increases are helping to produce job growth at a rate that is about 50% faster than the rest of the U.S.

Learn more about this important report by checking these references:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/are-tax-cuts-good-or-bad-for-the-economy–161158700.html
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/10/report-6-6-trillion-lost-on-bush-tax-cuts-could-pay-all-student-loans-car-loans-credit-cards/

 

2014 Roosevelt Dinner Event

PhotosfromMay17,2014

 A look at our 2014 Roosevelt Dinner
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