Indivisible Colorado Leadership Summit – Winning 2017 Elections


Program (draft)

9:30-10:00    Registration (Mercury Cafe Ballroom – upstairs, 2199 California Street, Denver)

10:00-10:15   Welcomes

10:15-10:45    Legal issues you need to know – Peg Perl, Democracy TNG

10:45-12:15      Interactive session on organizing grassroots groups

Moderator Geof Cahoon Front Range MoveOn
Organizing Small Groups Laurie Ritchie Indivisible Arapahoe
Organizing Large Groups Jessica Zender Indivisible Denver CD1
Planning huge events Tikneshia Beauford March On Colorado
Organizing in Red areas Jeriel Brammeier Western Colorado Congress
Performance/Media Katie Farnan Indivisible Front Range Resistance
Effective use of Social Media Manny Lopez del Rio Progress Now
Keeping your Volunteer Activist Group Engaged Monica Lynn & Julie Garbus Indivisible NOCO & Greeley Indivisible

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-2:00         Flipping the majority, case studies

Moderator Jason Legg SDC
Jeffco School Board recall 2015 Chris Kennedy Colorado House District 23
Co Springs City Council, 2016 John Weiss Together for Colorado Springs
Aurora City Council: Why It’s Red in a Blue City Jennifer Donovan Paladin Political

1:00-1:15         Citizen initiated legislation – Jason Legg, Strengthening Democracy Colorado

2:15-2:35         Networking

2:35-3:50        Panel on local elections

Moderator Rachel Zenzinger Colorado Senate District 19
Importance of local elections Robin Kniech Denver City Council
Local Campaigns 101 Joe Zemek DemEnterCO
Activating hispanic voters Carla Castedo Mi Familia Vota
Fracking and your city council Neil Allaire One Broomfield Indivisible
Finding out who is running for school board, and why Amy Carrington Indivisible Front Range Resistance
Finding out who is running for city council, and why Jessica Chauvin Indivisible Front Range Resistance

3:50-4:00          Closing call to action

4:00-6:00          Social hour in the Jungle Room at the Mercury Cafe


Should you attend? Yes! If you formally or informally take the lead within any activist group committed to responsive, responsible and civil representation and legislation, you’ll benefit from this Summit.

RSVP by: Thursday, October 5
Tickets: $25
Lunch included
Event: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. After-party: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Can’t make it but want to stay in the statewide loop? Email us at: [email protected]

Organized by: Indivisible Colorado*

Hosted by: Strengthening Democracy Colorado**

*Indivisible Colorado is a grassroots coalition of people in resistance groups across Colorado. We share a passion for activism and the strong belief that we will dramatically increase our impact and create lasting, positive change through communication, education, and human contact.

**Strengthening Democracy Colorado is a 501(c)(4) non-profit.  As such, contributions to it are not tax deductible. Certain information about your contribution may be disclosed as necessary to comply with applicable law.

contact: [email protected]