Colorado House Majority Leader Paul Weissman is introducing a bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado. I don’t know if the bill stands much chance of becoming law, but I’m excited that the issue is actually being discussed. Sadly, even the bill’s sponsor, “…isn’t interested in arguing the morality of the death penalty. Instead, […]
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Although there are many reasons to celebrate the results of this week’s election, there are a few less favorable outcomes.
1. Hal Bidlack lost in his race to unseat my congressman, Doug Lamborn, who is proud of the fact that he’s voted most often of any representative against Nancy Pelosi.
2. Jan Hejtmanek received less than 25% […]
Among the many pieces of good news from the election, here are nine reasons to celebrate.
1. My adopted state of Colorado has gone blue. In addition to giving our nine electoral votes to Barack Obama, we will now have a Democratic governor, two Democratic Senators, and five out of seven Democratic representatives. Some people are […]
It’s time. If you haven’t already cast your vote for Barack Obama via early voting or an absentee ballot, get out and do it tomorrow! (Especially if you live in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, or Missouri).
In case you need some inspiration, here’s a short but effective video.
As the polls are now open in Colorado, we had a fun early-voting rally for Barack Obama yesterday here in Northern Colorado Springs. About 60 of us first gathered near Starbucks on Academy:
We then walked over to the Chapel Hills Mall, site of the polling place:
We assembled in the mall parking lot (safely outside the […]
Since my last post about Joining the Obama Campaign I’ve gone into the local Obama campaign office about once a week to volunteer. Although I tried at first to convince the volunteer coordinators that I should do data entry, they’ve mostly had me making phone calls. The way it works is that I get a […]
As a Barack Obama supporter, I don’t like to criticize his campaign. However, I feel compelled to point out their failure in one area: yard signs. It took me over a month to get an Obama yard sign. I first tried the local campaign office, which has been out of them for weeks (actually, they […]
My local El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, Bob Balink, evidently told Colorado College in March that students could not register to vote in Colorado if their parents claimed them as dependents in another state. The Clerk and Recorder’s office has admitted now that the information was wrong. Anyone who’s lived in Colorado for 30 […]
For the first time in my voting life, I am living in a state where my vote for president will actually matter. I’m encouraged by the recent trends in Colorado: We have a Democratic governor, Democratically-controlled state legislature, and one Democratic senator. Additionally, Mark Udall, Democratic candidate for the other senate seat, is polling well. […]
I want to get involved in the Barack Obama campaign here in Colorado Springs, but it’s been difficult to figure out how, given my limited free time. Yesterday, I took a first stab at it by signing up for the Neighbor to Neighbor program on my.barackobama.com. After giving my address, I was presented with a […]