We’ve learned through history and our recent elections that participation in democracy matters. We also know that all politics are local.
I am writing to ensure that registered Democrats who reside in the unincorporated areas of Eagle County and Basalt are aware of the upcoming Eagle County Democratic Party reorganization meeting happening today at the Eagle County Building at 500 Broadway St. in Eagle. Sign in and light refreshments will start at 5:30 p.m. The call to order begins at 6 p.m.
Elections will be held for county party officers and members to the 3rd Congressional and State Central committees. Additionally, we’ll be identifying potential 2014 candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, state Senate District 5, Eagle County treasurer, sheriff and District 3 commissioner (Basalt, El Jebel, Eby Creek Mesa, Gypsum), and outlining other ideas and projects. If you are considering running for any of these offices, you should plan on attending.
This is a great opportunity for the voices of the Roaring Fork Valley to be heard, to elect representation from our side of Eagle County, and for people to learn and become part of the grassroots processes of democracy.
If you would like to carpool to Eagle or desire further information, please call me at 704-9535.
No matter your affiliation, please partake in our democracy in whatever way you can. There are many issues and any number of ways to make your voice heard from phone calls and emails, to signing petitions, contributing, or volunteering.
A simple tool to use which allows our representatives to see your opinion in populated maps and comments on upcoming legislation is www.POPVOX.com .
If you’d like to learn more or teach your children in an interactive way about the three branches of government, please visit Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s website, www.iCivics.org .
I hope to see our Roaring Fork Valley Eagle County Democrats in Eagle on Tuesday and that each of you will do what you can to participate and be the change we need to see in the world.
Kim Doyle Wille