Call to Action: Protect the Second Amendment in Colorado

gun control colorado tea party second amendmentAfter Republicans took a brutal beating in November, the voters of Colorado gave the Colorado House and the Colorado Senate to freedom-trampling Democrats.  And first on their agenda has been so-called “gun control”.  If you’re a supporter of the Second Amendment and the United States Constitution, then your help is needed immediately.

These bills will be debated in the Senate on Monday, March 4th and most have already passed the House.

It’s critical that you contact the following State Senators by both phone AND email to tell them you oppose the legislation at hand. 

• Senate President John Morse – (303) 866-6364; john.morse.senate@state.co.us
• Senate Majority Leader Morgan Carroll – (303) 866-4879; morgan.carroll.senate@state.co.us
• Senator Angela Giron (SD-03) – 303-866-4878; angela.giron.senate@state.co.us
• Senator Jeanne Nicholson (SD-16) – (303) 866-4873; jeanne.nicholson.senate@state.co.us
• Senator Lois Tochtrop (SD-24) – (303) 866-4871; lotochtrop@aol.com
• Senator Cheri Jahn (SD-20) – (303) 866-4856; cheri.jahn.senate@state.co.us
• Senator Andy Kerr (SD-22) – (303) 866-4859; andy.kerr.senate@state.co.us
• Senator Gail Schwartz (SD-5) – (303)866-4871; gail.schwartz.senate@gmail.com
• Senator Mary Hodge (SD-25) – (303) 866-4855; mary.hodge.senate@state.co.us

Here is a run-down of the bills and effectively what they do:

HB 1224: Bans magazines with a capacity of more than 15 bullets. Magazines owned prior to the ban can be kept but cannot be transferred, sold, etc.

HB 1226: Prohibits concealed carry on public college campuses.

HB 1228: Charges fees for background checks.

HB 1229: Requires a background check to be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer before any sale or transfer of a firearm. “Transfer” includes lending a firearm to a friend or family member on a temporary basis.

SB 195: Requires concealed carry permit applicants to complete training in-person.

SB 196: “Assault Weapons Responsibility Act” makes users, owners, sellers, distributors, and manufacturers of firearms liable for harm caused by any firearm that was under their control at one point in time and is later misused by someone else.

Also consider signing the Second Amendment Petition being circulated by Colorado State Senate Republicans.

And find a list of Town Hall meetings being held across the state TOMORROW (Saturday, March 2nd) here thanks to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.  Please attend a town hall meeting if you can!

GOP Presidential Voter Guide – 2012

Have you been watching the GOP presidential debates? Hearing nothing but fluff questions, media bias, and an overload of rhetoric? Well we have too, which is why we’ve decided to put together the “Presidential Candidate Guide” – no rhetoric, all facts.

Colorado caucuses are just around the corner, February 7th to be exact. Attending your caucus gives you the strongest voice in the political process. If you are elected a delegate to the state convention, you will have the ability to vote on the delegates who will attend the national convention, representing Colorado voters. Attending caucus, even if you don’t intend to become a delegate is also beneficial, as it allows you to vote in the statewide presidential straw poll. To learn more about caucus or find your caucus location, click here. But before you attend, educate yourself.

And now to the four candidates left standing:

Newt Gingrich:

Newt Gingrich is a politician, writer, and political consultant. He represented Georgia’s 6th congressional district from 1979-1999. He was Speaker of the House from 1995-1999. He has written multiple books and has made millions in political consulting.

The facts on Gingrich:

  • Supported TARP
  • Supported the individual health insurance mandate in Obamacare
  • Supported parts of Obama’s stimulus plan
  • Supported Cap & Trade and joined Nancy Pelosi in urging a “bi-partisan answer” for climate change
  • Opposed auto bailouts and Cash for Clunkers
  • Opposed Paul Ryan’s “Road Map to Prosperity” saying it is too radical
  • Voted to raise the debt ceiling FOUR times
  • Newt touts that during his time as Speaker of the House he ran a balanced budget. This is actually untrue. From 1995 to 1998, the budget ran deficits. 1999 was the only year which the budget ran a surplus when he held office.
  • Opposed the National Right to Work act as a congressman, says he supports it now.
  • Supported more-than-plenty gun control legislation and has refused to return the National Association of Gun Rights survey
  • Has a mixed record on taxes. He has voted for many tax cuts, yet supports using the tax system to tinker with the free market, such as economic stimulus as well as wind, solar, and biofuel subsidies.
  • Has a mixed record on spending. Early in his career he was known to be fiscally responsible, but towards the end he supported legislation such as the Medicare drug benefit bill, which to this day costs taxpayers over $60 billion/year and has $16 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
  • Worked as a consultant for mortgage giant, Freddie Mac, just prior to the housing collapse earning him $25,000/month.
  • Supports a “kind-of” amnesty policy, stating he believes “some” illegal immigrants should be granted amnesty, but not all.
  • Has been a strong supporter of using earmarks, being called the “Granddaddy of Earmarks”, as Republican earmark spending skyrocketed under his leadership as Speaker of the House

 

Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney is businessman and politician. He was the governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. He is the co-founder and head of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm.

The Facts on Romney:

  • Passed “Romneycare” into Massachusetts law, which eventually became the blueprint for Obamacare
  • Supported TARP
  • Opposed Obama’s stimulus plan and urged Republicans to vote against it
  • Supported Cap & Trade legislation in Massachusetts
  • Has also supported his fair share of anti-gun legislation and has refused to return the National Association of Gun Rights survey
  • Has a horrible record on taxes, er, should I say fees…although he opposed tax hikes as governor, he imposed a mountain of “fees” to help balance the budget
  • Has a mixed record on spending. He did successfully cut government spending during the first part of his first term, but loosened the purse strings during the later years. During his time as governor, he did save the state millions by cutting out waste within the system, eliminating meaningless government jobs, and going after local earmarks instead of dipping into the states rainy day fund.
  • Supports ethanol subsidies
  • Supports “Right to Work” legislation and states
  • Mitt is a flip-flopper on amnesty and ultimately supports a plan similar to Newt’s, granting amnesty for “some”.

Rick Santorum:

Rick Santorum is a lawyer and a politician. He represented Pennsylvania’s 18th district from 1991-1995, at which time he was elected to a Senate seat from 1995 – 2006. He then lost his senate seat and returned to his law career.

The Facts on Santorum:
  • Although he was not in office at the time and is not on record voicing his opposition or support, Santorum claims he opposed TARP, the auto bailouts, Obama’s stimulus plan, Obamacare, and Cap & Trade
  • Voted to raise the debt ceiling 5 times
  • Opposed the National Right to Work Act – and actually joined with Democrats to filibuster it while he was in the Senate
  • Supported some very heavy gun control legislation and has refused to return the National Association of Gun Rights Survey. In addition he has an odd history of supporting anti-gun candidates over pro-gun candidates.
  • Has a mixed record on taxes, often voting for tax cuts and opposing tax increases, but just like many ‘Bush Era’ Republicans he has history of using taxes to tinker with the free market through means such as stimulus, and offering tax credits for building or rehabilitating homes for low income individuals in certain areas. Overall though, Santorum is relatively strong on taxes.
  • Has a poor record when it comes to spending. He supported spending through votes in support of policies such as No Child Left Behind, The Bridge to Nowhere (and actually introduced a bill to re-fund The Bridge to Nowhere after funding was cut), Medicare Part D (Medicare drug benefit plan that costs taxpayers $60 billion dollars per year and has $16 trillion in unfunded liabilities). In his last congressional year (2005-2006) he had one of the biggest spending agendas of ANY Republican.
  • Has supported raising congressional pay 3 times
  • He voted against raising minimum wage – BUT on the same day introduced a bill to raise minimum wage (yeah, no kidding)
  • He’s flip-flopped-flipped again-flopped again on ethanol subsidies, and has always supported dairy subsidies
  • He supported home ownership assistance programs through the likes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but changed his tune in 2005
  • His stance on illegal immigration is pretty consistent – no amnesty, build a fence. He does not believe any illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship without first returning to their home country and starting at the back of the line. Santorum is often cited as having voted against e-verify, which is half true. He voted against an amnesty bill that included e-verify.

Ron Paul:

Ron Paul is a medical doctor and a congressman. He currently represents Texas’ 14th Congressional district and has held that seat since 1997. He served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1968. He practiced as an obstetrician and gynecologist during the 1960′s and 70′s delivering more than 4,000 babies. He has been active in politics since 1976.

The Facts on Paul:

  • Voted against TARP
  • Voted against Obamacare
  • Voted against Obama’s stimulus
  • Voted against auto bailouts and Cash for Clunkers
  • Voted against Cap & Trade
  • Supports Right to Work legislation
  • Has never voted to raise the debt ceiling
  • Is an outspoken advocate for the Tenth amendment and states rights
  • Is an outspoken advocate for the Constitution and limited government
  • Strongly supports auditing the Federal Reserve
  • Has an excellent record on gun control, recently being crowned the “Defender of the Second Amendment” by Gun Owners of America. He is the only candidate remaining to have returned the National Association of Gun Rights survey with a 100% score.
  • He has an excellent record on taxes, never voting for a tax increase and always supporting tax cuts across the board. He has voted to cut taxes by $80 billion in the past 5 years, voicing his opinion that cutting taxes is the only way to stimulate the economy
  • He has an excellent record on spending voting against nearly every big spending bill and was 1 of 41 congressman to vote against No Child Left Behind.
  • His stellar spending record aside though, he has become a strong supporter of earmarks giving him an undesirable 29% on the Club for Growth’s rePORK card (although earlier in his career he never used earmarks). He believes that earmarks are held to much higher accountability and that if the federal government is taking funds from his state constituents, it is his responsibility to bring the funds back to them. He typically votes no on the same bills he is inserting his earmarks in.
  • Believes we need to end the billions of dollars we spend annually in foreign aid, especially to the countries we are at war with.
  • Supports securing our borders and coastlines, supports enforcing visa rules by tracking and deporting anyone who overstays their visa, opposes amnesty, and supports ending birthright citizenship.
  • Believes we should bring our troops home and readdress our approach regarding the War on Terror and military spending along with the waste, fraud and corruption that may go along with it.

Now to the age old question of who fares best against Obama?

Well, in two recent surveys done (one by Gallup/USA Today and another by CNN) this is how the showdown in November looks:

Obama 46% – Romney 47% (CNN)
Obama 47% – Romney 48% (Gallup)

Obama 48% – Paul 46% (CNN)
Obama 50% – Paul 43% (Gallup)

Obama 51% – Santorum 45% (CNN)
Obama 51% – Santorum 44% (Gallup)

Obama 52% – Gingrich 43% (CNN)
Obama 54% – Gingrigh 40% (Gallup)

Now that you’ve read the facts, please visit our homepage and vote in our online GOP presidential straw poll!

(Don’t hesitate to send any questions, additions, comments, or discrepancies to NoCoTeaParty@live.com)

 

Tea Party v. SEIU in Denver: Wisconsin Solidarity

The Northern Colorado Tea Party was proud to stage a Tea Party counter-rally in opposition to an SEIU organized rally in Denver on Tuesday. The topic in dispute? Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget cutting proposals which have caused massive upset among Public Employee Union members both in Wisconsin and nationwide. Meanwhile, across the country, fiscally sane Tea Party activists are countering the union efforts by standing firm in support of Governor Walker’s neccessary budget cutting proposals.

I would like to emphasize that not one penny was spent on our counter-rally. This was a huge discrepency to the theme on the opposing side who repeatedly claimed our rally was funded by the Koch brothers . Ha ha, if they only knew! We spontaneously planned this rally in less than 48 hours, without aquiring a permit or renting sound equipment. Instead we used our First Amendment right to peacably assemble and followed all the rules.

Here is my take on how the rally went down:

I arrived at approximately 11:40am. As I drove past the grounds looking for parking, a large pro-Public Employee Union crowd could be seen from Colfax as they began to assemble on the west steps of the Capitol. A smaller, but still substantial, Tea Party contingency was gathering on the sidewalk along Lincoln just at the bottom of the steps.

By 12:10pm, there was an SEIU crowd on the west steps of approximately 500-600 people – many wearing their “purple shirts”. Attendees were listening to speakers and cheering. Tensions were in the air, but low. Large men in black suits were blocking the steps from Tea Party activists. Police presence was nearly invisible.

Just a few yards down from the SEIU rally, our very energetic Tea Party crowd had grown to around 250 or 300 people, many just coming to show their presence on their lunch breaks. There was a sea of American and Gadsden flags. NCTP’s incredibly dedicated fife player, John Weins, along with his new drummer sidekick, Brandon McLaughlin, were getting the patriotic energy flowing. Loveland 912 Chairman, Tom Buchanan, had the megaphone. A variety of passionate folks were lined up to speak.

Then about 12:30pm the energy began to shift. The SEIU rally was coming to an end – but instead of going home (or back to work), the entire rally turned around in mass and confronted the Tea Party. Angry union supporters were half screamig, half chanting defamatory phrases at us, such as: “Tea Party Fascists”, “Wall Street Tools”, “Don’t Drink the Tea”, “You Are The Robots” – well, you get the picture. Many were simply shouting unfounded and foul epithets at the folks within our ranks. Click here for an incredible video of this scenario (courtesy of Colorado Peak Politics). Suddenly there was a police presence everywhere. State Troopers called for back-up. The Denver Police arrived. More than two dozen police officers formed a human barrier between our peaceful protest and the SEIU’s confrontation. I was later informed they even had their riot gear ready.

Instead of letting these thugs intimidate us, we continued on. Many of our speakers took jabs at our new audience claiming “we must have the better show”. Our chants became louder to drown out their nonsense. We sang the National Anthem. We cheered. Cars driving by honked in our support. And flags continued to fly. We refused to be intimated back to silent majority status.

By about 1:15pm we ended our formal rally (as most of us needed to get back to work). I kindly thanked the police officers for their service. They informed me they were well aware it was the Public Employee Union supporters who initiated the confrontation and were glad they could be there to fend off any further trouble.

Our presence was phenomenal. I was excited to see so many new faces – including many younger ones. Activists did an incredible job of documenting this event. Video has already gone viral. Media coverage of the event was balanced.

Click here for Fox 31′s video
Click here for Denver Post video
Click here for TONS of awesme video footage from Red, White and Blue News
Click here for a recap from WhoSaidYouSaid.com
Click here for great photos and personal accounts from Looking at the Left
Click here for great photos and an accurate description of the events by Free Colorado
Click here for video from Free Colorado

I’d like to thank these speakers, whose impromtu, yet empassioned speeches kept the crowd energized. State Senator Shawn Mitchell, KFKA’s Amy Oliver, AFP’s Jeff Crank, State Senator Bill Cadman, KLZ’s Ken Clark and Jason Worley, Denver City Council Candidate Jeffrey Schitter, Clear the Bench Colorado’s Matt Arnold, NCTP’s Lesley Hollywood, Liberty on the Rock’s Amanda Theresi – and more. You guys are rock stars! Thank you for your continued efforts and never-ending passion.Rich Text AreaToolbarBold (Ctrl + B)Italic (Ctrl + I)Strikethrough (Alt + Shift + D)Unordered list (Alt + Shift + U)Ordered list (Alt + Shift + O)Blockquote (Alt + Shift + Q)Align Left (Alt + Shift + L)Align Center (Alt + Shift + C)Align Right (Alt + Shift + R)Insert/edit link (Alt + Shift + A)Unlink (Alt + Shift + S)Insert More Tag (Alt + Shift + T)Toggle spellchecker (Alt + Shift + N)▼
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The Pledge of AllegianceThe Northern Colorado Tea Party was proud to stage a Tea Party counter-rally in opposition to an SEIU organized rally in Denver on Tuesday. The topic in dispute? Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget cutting proposals which have caused massive upset among Public Employee Union members both in Wisconsin and nationwide. Meanwhile, across the country, fiscally sane Tea Party activists are countering the union efforts by standing firm in support of Governor Walker’s neccessary budget cutting proposals.
I would like to emphasize that not one penny was spent on our counter-rally. This was a huge discrepency to the theme on the opposing side who repeatedly claimed our rally was funded by the Koch brothers . Ha ha, if they only knew! We spontaneously planned this rally in less than 48 hours, without aquiring a permit or renting sound equipment. Instead we used our First Amendment right to peacably assemble and followed all the rules.
Here is my take on how the rally went down:
I arrived at approximately 11:40am. As I drove past the grounds looking for parking, a large pro-Public Employee Union crowd could be seen from Colfax as they began to assemble on the west steps of the Capitol. A smaller, but still substantial, Tea Party contingency was gathering on the sidewalk along Lincoln just at the bottom of the steps.
By 12:10pm, there was an SEIU crowd on the west steps of approximately 500-600 people – many wearing their “purple shirts”. Attendees were listening to speakers and cheering. Tensions were in the air, but low. Large men in black suits were blocking the steps from Tea Party activists. Police presence was nearly invisible.

Union Thugs?Just a few yards down from the SEIU rally, our very energetic Tea Party crowd had grown to around 250 or 300 people, many just coming to show their presence on their lunch breaks. There was a sea of American and Gadsden flags. NCTP’s incredibly dedicated fife player, John Weins, along with his new drummer sidekick, Brandon McLaughlin, were getting the patriotic energy flowing. Loveland 912 Chairman, Tom Buchanan, had the megaphone. A variety of passionate folks were lined up to speak.

A Couple of Great PatriotsThen about 12:30pm the energy began to shift. The SEIU rally was coming to an end – but instead of going home (or back to work), the entire rally turned around in mass and confronted the Tea Party. Angry union supporters were half screamig, half chanting defamatory phrases at us, such as: “Tea Party Fascists”, “Wall Street Tools”, “Don’t Drink the Tea”, “You Are The Robots” – well, you get the picture. Many were simply shouting unfounded and foul epithets at the folks within our ranks. Click here for an incredible video of this scenario (courtesy of Colorado Peak Politics). Suddenly there was a police presence everywhere. State Troopers called for back-up. The Denver Police arrived. More than two dozen police officers formed a human barrier between our peaceful protest and the SEIU’s confrontation. I was later informed they even had their riot gear ready.

State Troopers kept the “Angry SEIU Mob” in checkInstead of letting these thugs intimidate us, we continued on. Many of our speakers took jabs at our new audience claiming “we must have the better show”. Our chants became louder to drown out their nonsense. We sang the National Anthem. We cheered. Cars driving by honked in our support. And flags continued to fly. We refused to be intimated back to silent majority status.

We refuse to be the Silent Majority any longerBy about 1:15pm we ended our formal rally (as most of us needed to get back to work). I kindly thanked the police officers for their service. They informed me they were well aware it was the Public Employee Union supporters who initiated the confrontation and were glad they could be there to fend off any further trouble.
Our presence was phenomenal. I was excited to see so many new faces – including many younger ones. Activists did an incredible job of documenting this event. Video has already gone viral. Media coverage of the event was balanced.
Click here for Fox 31′s video
Click here for Denver Post video
Click here for TONS of awesme video footage from Red, White and Blue News
Click here for a recap from WhoSaidYouSaid.com
Click here for great photos and personal accounts from Looking at the Left
Click here for great photos and an accurate description of the events by Free Colorado
Click here for video from Free Colorado
I’d like to thank these speakers, whose impromtu, yet empassioned speeches kept the crowd energized. State Senator Shawn Mitchell, KFKA’s Amy Oliver, AFP’s Jeff Crank, State Senator Bill Cadman, KLZ’s Ken Clark and Jason Worley, Denver City Council Candidate Jeffrey Schitter, Clear the Bench Colorado’s Matt Arnold, NCTP’s Lesley Hollywood, Liberty on the Rock’s Amanda Theresi – and more. You guys are rock stars! Thank you for your continued efforts and never-ending passion.
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SEIU Brings Union Protests from Wisconsin to Colorado

Wisconsin is in a state of unrest.

Tens of thousands of people are protesting Wisconsin’s massive budget repair legislation that will weaken the State Employees Union.

Democratic legislators are fleeing their offices to prevent the assembly from reaching a quorum and passing this bill .

And as Wisconsin is facing a a deficit of $137 million — a deficit projected to increase to $3.6 billion in the next two years – Tea Party activists are rallying in support of Governor Walker and these sweeping measures.

And it’s all moving to Colorado this coming Tuesday.

The SEIU has planned “Solidarity Action Rallies” across the country – including one in Denver on Tuesday. Here are the details:

Tuesday February 22, 2011
12:00 P.M.

Colorado State Capitol
200 East Colfax Avenue (West Steps)
Denver, CO 80203

A counter-rally has been planned!

We will be gathering on the west sidewalk in front of the Colorado State Capitol building at 12:00 noon. Bring your signs, flags, and friends (oh, and don’t forget your cameras!).

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Colorado itself is facing a budget shortfall of roughly $1.1 billion dollars. Governor John Hickenlooper has introduced a handful of budget repair measures - measures that has the unions and the left up in arms.

And on a side note, one of these measures would affect PERA (Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association) – a government run ponzi scheme which is in a world of hurt. All public employees are forced to contribute to PERA – and Hick’s new proposal would increase this employee contribution by 2% while decreasing the state/employer contribution by 2%. This is in addition to an already proposed 2.5% increase in employee’s forced contribution.

Here is an except from Governor Hickenlooper’s letter to all state employees:

In addition to the across-the-board personal services or operating cuts, we are proposing an additional 2 percent employee contribution for the Public Employees’ Retirement Association and a commensurate decrease in the State’s contribution. This is the most equitable way for all Employees to help balance the state’s budget.

Hmmm…should it really be the responsibility of employees to “help balance the state’s budget”?

House Republicans Set to Stealthly Pass Patriot Act

After massive sweeps across the nation in the 2010 election, Republicans are being watched like hawks – especially those whose victories can be credited to the Tea Party. 

Yet, after an initial failure passing the Patriot Act extensions in the House of Representatives earlier this week, Republican leadership quietly called for another vote on Thursday, February 10th 2011.  This vote deems the legislation as “non-controversial” (say what??) allowing them to bring it to a vote once again, but only requiring a simple majority versus the two-thirds majority that was required during the initial vote.  By changing these rules, it not only guarantees passage of the Patriot Act extensions, it also prevents any much needed debate or discussion of the legislation.  At 3:11pm these measures passed with 248 yeas and 176 nays, mostly along party lines.  Four Republicans voted in opposition, and 15 Democrats voted in favor.

What are the Patriot Act “Extensions”?  Well,if you were paying attention last year – when the Democrats controlled the House and Senate - the Patriot Act was made permanent.  All of it except three of the most controversial provisions: Roving Surveillance Authority, Business Record Orders, and The Lone Wolf Provision.  These are the “extensions” your Congressman are voting on, so when they try telling you “it was harmless”, let them know you fell otherwise – and why.

When our elected officials swear to uphold the Constitution, yet are willing to trample it in the name of so-called ”security”, something is going seriously wrong.  Although some feel there is a need for lawless laws such as the Patriot Act, the sad truth is such a legal violation of privacy has been abused to an alarming degree.  Read about the thousands of instances of abuse here and here.

Here in Colorado, I was disappointed to see all four of our Republican House Representatives, voted in favor of this bill – twice.  Cory Gardner CD-4 and Scott Tipton CD-3 (both freshman) along with Doug Lamborn CD-5 and Mike Coffman CD-6 support this oath breaking act.  Why?  I couldn’t tell you.  Taking into account the fact that Colorado’s three Democrat House Representatives were in opposition, I sure wouldn’t believe it’s Republicans needing to “move to the middle”.  So what is it then?  I encourage you to call these representatives and ask that question.  Click on their names above to find their contact information.

Need to Vote? Find out Who’s Got Tea!

I’m sure everyone is well aware election day is TOMORROW – but don’t forget to not only make your VOTE count, do your duty as a concerned citizen and get your neighbors out to VOTE! Get your family, your friends, your customers, your boss, the checker at the grocery store, the gentleman pumping gas next to you at the gas station – remind them all to VOTE. It may seem like a small, insignificant task, but if we all do our part, it WILL make a difference.

Who’s “Got Tea”? Here are some recommendations to consider when you cast your vote:

  • US Senate – KEN BUCK
  • Colorado Governor – TOM TANCREDO and DAN MAES both have strong grassroots support, although recent polls show TANCREDO with a strong showing against John Hickenlooper (so do your homework!)
  • Colorado Treasurer – WALKER STAPLETON
  • Secretary of State – SCOTT GESSLER (note: there is an American Constitution Party candidate running in this race who is usurping a substantantial portion of conservative support. Please be aware ACP Candidate for Governor, Tom Tancredo, has endorsed Republican SCOTT GESSLER in this race).
  • 4th Congressional District – CORY GARDNER
  • 2nd Congressional District - STEPHEN BAILEY
  • 7th Congressional District – RYAN FRAZIER
  • 1st Congressional District – MIKE FALLON
  • CU Regent for 4th Congressional District – SUE SHARKEY
  • CU Regent at Large – STEVE BOSLEY
  • State House District 49 – BJ NIKKEL
  • State House District 51 – BRIAN DELGROSSO
  • State House District 52 – BOB MORAIN
  • State House District 53 – DANE BRANDT
  • State Senate District 15 – KEVIN LUNDBERG
  • Larimer County Commissioner – LEW GAITER
  • Weld County Commissioner – BILL GARCIA

  • In FORT COLLINS vote NO on 2b, a 0.85% tax increase directed at making structural and cultural improvements in the city of Fort Collins

Need additional information on other candidates or issues? Feel free to email nocoteaparty@live.com with your questions and we’ll try to help.

Tom Tancredo to Address Northern Colorado Voters

We’ve heard from Republican candidate Dan Maes on many occassions throughout the past months, as well as at a well attended meeting of his supporters a couple of weeks ago.

We feel it’s only for the best to offer a platform for American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo to address voters – an opportunity for voters to get their questions and concerns answered.

We hope you will join us on Saturday evening to further educate yourself before casting your vote.

Saturday, October 16th
7:30 – 9:00 PM


Message of Life Ministries Church
605 18th Street SW
Loveland, CO
click here to view map

Seating is ample, so bring your family and friends!

This meeting is being hosted by the Northern Colorado Tea Party, along with Loveland 9-12 Project, Fort Collins We Will Not Fall, and the Windsor 9-12 group

Amend 60, 61 and Prop 101 Debate

 

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Hold That Ballot!

If you receieve your mail-in ballot and are not sure which way to vote on Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101, then wait until after Monday, October 18 to be fully informed before casting  your vote on these important issues.

The Liberty Groups of Northern Colorado are teaming up to bring a high-powered forum together to discuss both sides of these propositions.

Wade your way through the hype and scare tactics and be informed!

The forum will take place on:

October 18, 2010
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Message of Life Ministries New Life Center
605 18th Street SW
Loveland, Colorado
view map

Seating will be plentiful, so bring your friends!

There will be panelists speaking on both sides of the issues. We are working to bring the most informative people to to present their case.

This should be a lively discussion with audience input.  This is government as usual versus the people speaking out and demanding smaller government.

Do your homework and attend the forum with your questions for the panelists.

For questions, please contact:

Lesley Hollywood at hotbeandip@msn.com or Tom Buchanan at five_toes@msn.com

Northern Colorado Markey and Bennet Voter Education Effort

On the morning of Saturday, October 9th, we are mounting a massive voter education drive in Larimer, Weld, and Boulder Counties. We will be distributing voter education guides on Betsy Markey and Michael Bennet to unafilliated households. There are nearly 6,000 targeted independent voter households within Larimer, Weld, and Boulder counties that could dramatically change the upcoming November 2, election (more details here). It is up to us to make sure they know the facts.

And we need your help! Here is what you can do:

1.) Send this information to your friends and fellow patriots!

2.) Call 10 people and let them know!

3.) If you haven’t signed up to help, do so by clickng here!

Prior to Saturday, CO4 Code Red and FreedomWorks will host a brief training/pizza party on this important and unique Door to Door effort. This training will take place Thursday evening, October 7th in Longmont (for Boulder County) and Friday evening, Oct 8th in Loveland (for Weld and Larimer County). If you can’t make the training, not to worry, just sign-up to come out on Saturday and we’ll catch you up.

SIGN UP TO EDUCATE VOTERS ON MARKEY’S AND BENNET’S LIBERAL VOTING RECORD!

Once you sign up to help, you will receive an email with the time and location of the trainings, as well as the time and location to meet in your desired county on Saturday morning.

We have only 29 days until the fall election! The time for rallies is over and the time for action is upon us! People need to hear where the candidates stand on the issues and make educated, informed decisions as they cast their votes.

Betsy Markey and Michael Bennet have followed Obama and Nancy Pelosi, supported job killing measures, and spent billions of tax payer dollars. Voters will not learn that truth from flashy campaigns, but by concerned citizens engaging in the process and working a powerful plan.

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Betsy Markey is being challenged by Cory Gardner in Colorado’s 4th Congressional Race. Michael Bennet is being challenged by Ken Buck in Colorado’s US Senate race.

Ken Buck Surges in Polls Despite Michael Bennet’s Negative Campaign

You know the mid-term elections are in full swing when you can’t watch 5 minutes of television without being inundated with negative, false and misleading ads attacking US Senate candidate, Ken Buck – ads that are “approved by Senator Michael Bennet”.

But then again, you know it’s the 2010 mid-term elections – the year of the Tea Party – when these ads have the opposite of the intended effect – Ken Buck surges in the polls.

Wednesday’s Rasmussen Reports released polling that shows Republican Ken Buck surging ahead of appointed Democrat Senator Michael Bennet in Colorado’s US Senate Race. Ken Buck picks up 51% of likely voters while Michael Bennet snags a weak 43%. These numbers moved the Colorado Senate race from toss-up to leans GOP. Way to go Ken!

Voters are tired of politics as usual; this has been clear throughout this entire election season. The Tea Party gets this. Ken Buck gets this. As for Michael Bennet? Not so much. Facts are what the voters want to hear.

And the facts they get in a new television ad paid for by Crossroads GPS, which exposes Bennet’s outrageous spending record of $2.5 billion dollars a day since his appointment. How can you be sure this is fact? Well the the Denver Post did the math and found it to be 100% accurate.