Many Thanks to Jeffco Volunteers
We couldn't have done it without you. 2014's caucus and meeting season was overwhelming to our volunteers. Many dedicated hours to planning caucus and the Assemblies. In particular, the tremendous detail work and cross-checking required of the caucus counts and the time pressures and deadlines from many corners including state, congressional districts, candidates, Colorado Secretary of State and Jeffco's Clerk and Recorder created anxiety and a strong desire to provide the information as fast as possible. Thank you for your diligence, your care, your understanding and your commitment of time and energy.
Volunteers that I must thank individually are: Mary Everson, Renee Nelson (our county party Secretary), E.V. Leyendecker (our county party Vice Chairman), Amy Hill, Susan Riebe, Natalie Menten, Bev & Tom McAdam, Barb Neville, Carol Johnson, Vivian Ratliff, Fred Clifford, Mary Janssen, Steve Jensen, Nancy McNally, Bill Leck, Art Onweller, John Bodnar, Donna Jack, Kelly Breuer, Pat Theno, Robert Blackwell, Dona Troyer, Frank Teunissen (our county party Treasurer), Robin Turner, Shirley Seitz, Kathryn Isenberger, Tina & Frank Francone, Ray Warren, Jim Everson (Jeffco Assessor), Pam Anderson (Jeffco Clerk & Recorder), Russ Haas, Tim Leonard, Charles Roehm and Karen O'Nan.
I'm certain other volunteers are not mentioned. My apologies in advance. Your efforts are just as important and I honor you equally. We have a strong party because we have strong, dedicated Republicans who see a better life for themselves and their families supported by Republican principles and ideals. Thank you all for your service.
2014 Republican Assembly Results which Apply to Jeffco
These people will be on the Republican primary ballots you will receive in the mail around June 2nd. Get them back to the Jefferson County Election Department by June 24. See who will be on the ballot for YOUR address.
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Welcome Natalie Menten
Natalie Menten named Jeffco HQ Office Manager
Jeffco Republicans are pleased to announce Natalie Menten as our new Office Manager. Natalie's first priority is to staff HQ 20 hours each week during regular business hours. She is bringing volunteer friendly ideas to HQ. These include an after-hours and Saturday presence each week and preparing Jeffco HQ for a phone bank. She will be our go-to connection to the framework of candidate support, data and campaign tools and resource referrals. She will also assist training our volunteers with these resources.
Denver on course to host 2016 Republican National Convention
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Wednesday, the Republican National Committee announced that Denver has been invited to the next stage in the site selection process to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
“We believe that no city is better equipped to host the Republican National Convention, and we are excited to make it to the next stage in the selection process,” Denver 2016 Chairman Pete Coors said. “We will continue to work with our bipartisan coalition of business, civic and political leaders to show the Site Selection Committee just why Denver is the best choice to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.”
Advance staff for the RNC will visit Denver in late April or early May, followed by official visits by the Site Selection Committee in late May and June.
“This is the exciting part in the process,” Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Ryan Call said. “Now the Site Selection Committee will get to experience what makes Denver the jewel of the Rockies.”
2014 Jefferson County Resolutions Adopted
Each Resolution was adopted by a 2/3 vote of the Assembly
- Repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) entirely.
- Follow the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to protect the individual.
- Support and protect the 2nd Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms.
- Oppose Common Core and centralized control of education.
- Repeal all gun control legislation passed by the 2013 legislature.
- Balance the federal budget.
- Encourage a strong national defense and support our troops.
- Require Colorado photo ID for voting.
- Reduce spending and the national debt.
- The Republican Party shall be Pro-Life, defend life from conception to natural death, and oppose government funding for abortion.
- Secure all borders.
- Support all forms of domestic energy development including fracking, building the Keystone Pipeline, and encouraging a free market energy policy.
- Promote all school choices, encourage vouchers, and support charter schools.
- Enforce all immigration laws.
- Support traditional marriage between 1 Man and 1 Woman.
- Repeal same-day voter registration and exclusive mail-in balloting.
- Stimulate job growth and free market by reducing business regulations and promoting private sector jobs.
- Support religious freedom and ‘Religious Freedom Acts’.
- Assimilate immigrants by making English the official language.
- Reduce the size of government and reduce government regulations.
- Support legislation to enable Federal Term limits.
- Oppose changes to the RNC rules such as “Rule 16” that attempted to give the national party control over state party rules.
Resolutions adopted at the Colorado State Assembly are at Colorado GOP Resolutions
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U.S. Supreme Court unshackles Contributors
04/3/2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided today, in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that First Amendment freedoms apply to political speech. Our nation was built because Americans spoke freely about their nation, how we would declare our independence from England and how our political house would be kept by the President, Congress and the Courts. We are a political nation and the barriers to free political speech hinder us. They also provide a substantial advantage to Democrats through union-backed contributions.
McCutcheon unchains contributors by lifting the limits of giving that have been enforced by the F.E.C. Contributors can now give unlimited amounts to PACs, and party committees and to any number of Congressional candidates and their campaigns. While contributions to individual Congressional campaigns remain capped at $5,200 in an election cycle, contributors can give to any number of 435 Congressional campaigns.
Colorado state limits still apply to state candidates. Individuals, Federal PACs and political and candidate committees can give $3,400 each calendar year to state, county, district and local races combined. No more than $2,825 of this limit can be given to the state party committee. Details at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/CampaignFinance/limits/acceptance.html#politicalParty