HERE'S A LOOK AT THE AGENDA:
US REPRESENTATIVE JARED POLIS
2016 CD3 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE GAIL SCHWARTZ
PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN, WILLIAM STEDING, PHD
2018 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES' FORUM
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIANE MITSCH BUSH
GRAND JUNCTION CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, CHRIS KENNEDY (POTENTIAL CANDIDATE)
EX-CIA OPERATIVE, BOB BAER (POTENTIAL CANDIDATE)
Attendees will be able to pick 3 Workshops to attend:
FROM AGITATING TO ORGANIZING
Key concepts and tools for activists including understanding the activist’s journey, how power works, and the roll 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
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
Understanding and engaging millennials as volunteer and voters
WE'VE GOT ISSUES...
Hear from three experienced organizers from the front lines of battleground issues in District 3:
Heidi Hess - LGBTQ Rights
Brien Webster - Conservation/Environment
Karen Sherman-Perez - Immigration
OVER 100 ACTIVIST LEADERS, ATTENDEES FROM TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES THROUGHOUT COLORADO'S DISTRICT 3.
The following cities/towns/regions will be represented: Alamosa, Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Crestone, Denver, Durango, Eckart, Edwards, Estes Park, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Mancos, Montrose, Ouray, Pagosa Springs, Paonia, Placerville, Pueblo, Ridgway, Saguache, Steamboat Springs, Telluride.
Western Colorado Congress
Hispanic Affairs Project
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition