Update: 01/04/2017

ACTION: Fort Collins Town Hall at the Old Town Library

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Old Town Library, 201 Petersen, Fort Collins. Community Room 1.
FROM: Sue Ellen

I received this message from Bernie Sanders (info@BernieSanders.com), which included the following regarding organizing in defense of Obamacare:
“So Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schemer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and I have asked my colleagues in Congress to organize events
in their states and their districts where people can come together and make their voices heard. We will win when we are all i this fight together.”

I have already emailed Jared Polis asking for his office to do this again in FC. He needs to hear from more of us,
as do our local reps and Senator Michael Bennett. When we come together, we can self-organize into issue groups to learn, discuss, and act.

To this end, our state lawmakers – Rep. Joann Ginal, Rep. Jeni Arndt, and Sen. John Befalls, will host a joint town hall at the
Old Town Library to hear from constituents and discuss their plans for this legislative session.
Arndt will serve as chair of the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee;
Ginal will chair the Health, Insurance and Environment Committee.

The power of the “rapid response:” This from today’s ‘Medium Daily Digest,’ regarding the rescinding of the Ethics Office vote:

“The House GOP reversed course on Tuesday, deciding in a closed door meeting to abandon a plan approved less than 24 hours earlier
to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). In an emergency conference meeting Tuesday morning,
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) offered and the party approved a motion to restore the current OCE rules.
The reversal came as members of Congress said their offices were flooded with calls from constituents angered by the decision.”