Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Old Supreme Court Chambers from 8-9
We're excited to host an event at the Colorado State Capitol next Friday, April 26th, and we'd love to have you and your friends join us.
The House District 2 Day at the Capitol is hosted by the HD2 Democrats, but it's a non-partisan event open to everyone from any district and any affiliation. It should be an excellent chance to get an intimate glimpse of a day at the Capitol, with a chance to meet our legislators and see them in action on a busy day near the end of the session. Due to the incredibly busy schedule in the final weeks of the legislative session, we can't guarantee that last-minute schedule changes might not take away some of our legislators, but we know they'll try their best to stop by as their schedule permits.
We're going to start off with a light breakfast -- coffee, fruit, bagles, sweets, etc. -- outside the Old Supreme Court Chambers from 8-9. We'll be welcomed by the House District 2 Officers and Lou Irwin, Denver Dems Captain-at-Large for Public Policy, and we expect several legislators to drop by and talk to us briefly about their work this session, including our own representative, Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino, Senator Irene Aguilar, who represents much of our district, and Representative Beth McCann, from House District 8 in Denver. We have invited another 10 or 12 legislators, and it promises to be an informative and informal briefing from our elected officials. Lou Irwin will also offer tours of the Capitol for those interested.
At 9:00, our group will head to the House and Senate chambers to observe the debate on the floor as a flurry of bills are expected to be up for discussion. Debate may continue into the afternoon, and there will be some committee hearings in the afternoon. If you'd like an update on bills to be heard in committee next week, please reply to this e-mail or contact Lou Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to his Public Policy e-mail list.
One item we anticipate being heard Friday afternoon is Senator Aguilar's joint resolution, SJR13-021, which calls for the "creation of an interim committee to study ways to create a comprehensive health care system for all Coloradans." The Legislative Council Committee should be reviewing proposed interim committees that Friday, so those interested in Health Care Reform may take special interest in that hearing.
If you think you can make the House District 2 Day at the Capitol, please RSVP to email@example.com to help us get a rough count. If you can't RSVP, please join us anyway, but it would help to know you are coming. And please feel free to extend this invitation to any friends you think would be interested in attending.
We'll have more information at our monthly meeting this Saturday, April 20th at the Friends Meeting House, 2280 S. Columbine from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Come early for social time, coffee, and sweets at 8:30, and stay late for Voter Registration Training at 10:30 as we prepare to reegister high school students turning 18 in the following week.
Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you soon,
The House District 2 Officers
Danielle Wilkerson, Captain HD2A (precincts 201-228) firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 246-3729
Rita Simas, Co-Captain HD2A email@example.com (720) 296-5303
Barry Sarver, Finance Chair HD2A firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 777-9497
Owen Perkins, Captain HD2B (precincts 229-250) email@example.com (303) 722-1655
Eliot Lewis, Co-Captain HD2B firstname.lastname@example.org (720) 570-1570
Walker Knight, Finance Chair HD2B email@example.com (303) 692-1922
• Democratic Party of Denver: 574 S. Broadway, Denver 80209 303-830-8242 www.denverdemocrats.net
• Colorado Democratic Party: 777 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204 303-623-4762 www.coloradodems.org
• HD2 Representative Mark Ferrandino: (303) 866-2911 (Office) • (720) 837-6320 (Cell) • firstname.lastname@example.org •www.markferrandino.com
• SD31 (includes precincts 204-211) Senator Pat Steadman: www.patsteadman.com
• SD32 (includes precincts 212-250) Senator Irene Aguilar: email@example.com • www.aguilarfor32.com