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Sunday Community Forum - First Universalist Church Sanctuary/Friendship Hall - May 30, 2010 - 11:30 a.m. {4101 E. Hampden Ave, Denver - NE Corner, E. Hampden & S. Colorado Blvd.} CLEAN CAMPAIGNS COLORADO SAYS: Colorado Needs 2010 Ballot Initiative #53, A Colorado Citizens-Funded Campaign To Get Big Money Out Of Our Elections And Ensure That Our Elected Representatives Are Influenced By Citizen Interest Not Corporate Interest We have invited some of the core leadership from Clean Campaigns Colorado and other supporters to share their vision, campaign and concrete plans for “reducing the influence of private and special interest money…who gets elected, and what bills are introduced and passed in our legislature”. James K. Hoffmeister, one of the long-distance runners and activists who has been advocating for publicly funded elections - and nurtured this project for nearly four years before bringing it to fruition - will provide the historical context, the back story and the success other states (Arizona, Maine, Oregon) have experienced that used, essentially, the same road map. We have asked Ken Gordon, who served as Senate Majority Leader until 2009, to give one of his rousing speeches, hoping it will inspire all present to see the urgency and necessity of joining this campaign aimed at empowering ‘ordinary’ people to become citizen-activists and take back their government so that it really is “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Dick Barkey, founding member of Be The Change USA and currently serving as Program Administrator for Health Care for All Colorado, while working almost full time on this campaign, will act as our moderator. He will share just where we are now on the road map, and what we have to do to be where we need to be by July 5 the deadline we have set for achieving our 100K petition signatures (probably needed) to reach the magic number legally required to get Ballot Initiative #53 approved by the Sec. of State. Finally, I want to end this invitation to attend this very important forum with a quote from Jim Hoffmeister: “We are on the threshold of the most significant opportunity to help level the political playing field since Colorado voters - two-thirds of Colorado’s men voters - voted to amend our state’s constitution to give women the right to vote in 1892.” So, I encourage all of you to join us Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 11:30 a.m. --- Let’s Make History!

If you are willing to help cover some of our costs - even a little will help - we are volunteers:
Please make checks payable to Clean Campaigns Colorado
and mail them to: James K. Hoffmeister, 2400 Park Lake Drive, Boulder, CO 80301 - thank you !