Join Greeley Indivisible Thursday, April 11th downtown Greeley to Support Rochelle Galindo!
(By Lyn Davis, Greeley Indivisible) It has never been my intent to use this website as my own voice, but I do have a few things to say. And while understanding the reasons that some may use to be less active than maybe even their hearts wish, I’m insisting you think seriously about joining the actions on the streets to show our opposition to those forces which deem us unworthy. We will not be bowled over by their attempts to discredit our values, our representation and our personal voice. The news coverage of both local, state and national politics exposes a rhetoric that diminishes us progressives and liberals as unpatriotic with intent to destroy the United States of America. Bollocks, as the Brits would say — I want those liars to be stopped in their tracks. There is one attribute that distinguishes them that needs to be thoroughly understood: The present Republican Party has become corrupted by billionaire self-interests who could care less about the fortunes of the GOP faithful! Republicanism didn’t used to be this way, of using hateful language to turn law-abiding citizens against each other.
Greeley and Weld County citizens have minds of their own — neighbors always, and being neighbors means being respectful enough not to cause discomfort or real harm. Language can be used to be deliberately hurtful by presuming that the targets of meanness is justified. It isn’t! I, as a liberal thinker, have no intentions of being anything other than a patriotic citizen, the same way I was when I was a Republican Party member. Back in the early 80’s, I challenged myself to seek out what slogans and beliefs were true and what weren’t, but have seemed to hang on to this day. And now, it’s worse — we’re returning to a pre-Civil War attitude with potentials of danger and destruction to both property and human life. And I think that’s stupid! But worse, it’s even more stupid for us to have knowledge and sit on our butts!
Greeley Indivisible, COURT HOUSE STEPS and The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are hosting the annual Greeley Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 19th, gathering at 9:00 AM at the Weld County Court House, corner of 9th Ave & 9th St. Practicing our First Amendment rights of the US Constitution, we publicly oppose issues and events that hurt all citizens. To stay quiet we would be giving tacit approval to politicians who have selfish motivations in governance.
It took a few days after the mid-term election on November 6th to confirm it, but Rochelle Galindo has made a notable win considering most progressive candidates and issues in her district were beaten with two-to-one odds. As hard as she worked to get the votes, she did not do it alone. Rochelle had a small army of volunteers who matched her efforts in knocking on doors, making phone calls, and assisting on getting donations for campaign materials. It was a team effort and proves that a Democrat can win!
Greeley Indivisible is hosting a meeting Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 PM at Molina’s Gallery, 930 8th Ave., for two proponents who will present and take questions from the audience. This is an opportunity to understand the values of a complete discourse on Amendment 73 and Proposition 112.
Patrick Davis created our website and has maintained the inner workings of it for a year and a half. Whenever I need help in creating a new post or page, he’s right there, and has never charged Greeley Indivisible anything other than a nominal hosting fee. Now he is embarking on a new career in accessible web development, and has been chosen to be a presenter at the HighEd Web Conference in Sacramento, CA in October.
Lesley Smith is running to be your University of Colorado Regent At-Large because she has the courage and the experience to make a difference in our state. As a career CU scientist and educator, an eight-year local school board veteran, and the first woman aquanaut to live and work in the Aquarius underwater research lab, she is exceptionally qualified to take on the challenges facing Colorado’s flagship university system. She will:
– Fight for affordable, accessible pathways to success
– Ensure that CU offers students an excellent, relevant education that equips them with the critical thinking skills to be workforce-ready
– Work hard to attract strong funding for a strong CU system
About the Board of Regents
The Board of Regents oversees the CU System, which is made up of four campuses, 36,000 staff, and 72,000 students. CU is an economic driver of our state and the third largest employer in Colorado, contributing over $12 billion annually to the state’s economy and bringing in more than $1 billion per year in research funding.
The Board of Regents consists of nine members serving staggered six-year terms, one elected from each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts and two from the state at-large.
There will be a general members’ meeting on Wednesday, July 25th. Candidates and/or their surrogates are invited to give short speeches and take questions. We’d like for you to submit questions for either individual candidates or for all — please email Lyn: firstname.lastname@example.org. And do come to the meeting and make your voice heard — take the mic!
Our Democratic candidates are already working hard to win in November. Please consider your role as a progressive, mindful person in getting people registered, their ballots filled out and either mailed or turned in. Know the rules — thankfully, this vote is really simple compared to voting in the primary.