Friday's D3 Daily Action

D3 Indivisible Colorado Summit Today!

Many of you will be with us today in Ridgway, CO to attend the first-of-its-kind D3 Summit.  We welcome almost 200 leaders and progressive voices from over 35 cities and towns in District 3 Colorado and beyond!

If you are not able to be with us in person today, we hope that you will connect with a representative from your region upon their return so that we, as a district and state, can continue to build strength and to collaborate in the promotion of common sense policy that upholds the pillars of our Constitution and to protect our freedoms for a stronger America.

As a Resource Hub and Action Platform, D3 Indivisible Colorado is committed to serving as an umbrella for regional entities to gather and disseminate factual information, raise public awareness, organize coordinated political actions that further responsible and intelligent public policy, and to function as a public, inclusive platform to unite our diverse communities.

The first ever D3 Summit is designed to provide a forum for collaboration and coordination for progressive organizations and causes throughout Colorado's Third Congressional District. Today, we welcome leaders from Indivisible, progressive, environmental, social welfare, education, political and other diverse advocacy groups throughout the region as well as individuals committed to respectfully engaging in the kind of discourse that unifies rather than divides. 

D3 Summit Notable Speakers

Opening Remarks
Representative Jared Polis

Voices of the District Panel Discussion (Workshop Session 2): 
Gabriel Otero - Grand Junction
Julie Westendorff - La Plata/Durango
Gail Schwartz - Mountain Towns
Bruce Allen - Gunnison
Kiera Hatton-Sena - Pueblo

Kunoor Ojha, Organizing Manager Indivisible National

Potential Candidates' Forum Introduction
Gail Schwartz, 2016 Congressional Candidate for CD3

Potential Candidates' Forum:
State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush
Ex-CIA Agent, Bob Baer
Grand Junction City Council Member, Chris Kennedy

Keynote Speaker
William Steding, PhD

D3 Summit Workshops

FROM AGITATING TO ORGANIZING
Key concepts and tools for activists including understanding the activist’s journey, how power works, and the role of stories.

BRIDGES NOT WALLS
Tools and concepts to build a grassroots movement that bridges the gap rather than deepens the divide through acknowledging human tendencies, active listening and fostering empathy. 

VOICES OF THE DISTRICT
Hear from a panel of campaigners and elected officials on communication strategies for different issues and audiences.

ENGAGING WITH VOTERS
An A-Z manual on voter outreach, from voter registration and targeted conversations, to messaging and data driven plans.

BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL POWER FOR 2018
How to conduct an effectiveness assessment of your organization, and tools for participatory planning and fundraising locally

WE'VE GOT ISSUES...
Hear from three experienced organizers from the front lines of battleground issues in District

Heidi Hess - LGBTQ Rights
Brien Webster - Conservation/Environment
Karen Sherman-Perez - Immigration

DIGITAL & EARNED MEDIA FOR THE WIN
Utilizing social media tools and free press to boost your presence and reach a larger audience

BUILDING VOLUNTEER POWER
How to recruit, grow, keep, and inspire dedicated volunteers

MILLENNIAL-SPLAINING
Understanding and engaging millennials as volunteer and voters

For more information, visit:  www.d3indivisible.co