Garfield County Democrats
Working together toward a brighter future for all of us!
¡Trabajando juntos hacia un futuro más brillante para todos!
GarCo Dems Annual Picnic
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2023 Picnic such a success!
Thank you to all the community members who joined us, all the candidates and elected officials who came out to speak to us, Shining Lights for the wonderful music, and Rislende Events for the gorgeous setting.
We look forward to seeing you all again at our 2024 Picnic and stay-tuned for many more community-building events!
What does it mean to be a Garfield County Democrat?
We all deserve the freedom to decide when and if to grow our families.
We all deserve the freedom to love and marry whomever we choose.
Our children deserve the freedom to attend school without fear of gun violence.
We all have the right to live in a safe, clean, and healthy environment.
Wealthy corporations and billionaires should pay what they owe.
All eligible voters should be able to vote.
The majority of Americans stand with us on these core beliefs – yet MAGA Republican lawmakers are rigging the system, suppressing votes, and pushing their radical agenda to take these things away from us.
Now is the time to elect Democratic leaders who will fight to protect our freedoms, our ecosystems, and our democracy.
Garfield County’s Elizabeth Velasco was elected in 2022 as the first-ever Latina to serve as our Representative for Colorado House District 57. Rep. Velasco ran thirteen bills this session, eleven of which passed, and many of which had bipartisan support, including bills related to language access, housing, public health, emergency response, and community resiliency. Read more here about her accomplishments in her first legislative session.
Join us for a conversation with Rep. Velasco at our monthly cafecitos, held at various locations throughout Garfield County. Email us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why support Term Limits for County Commissioners?
Limiting the number of terms a county commissioner can serve has many advantages, including:
- Elections are more fair and competitive
- Fresh ideas and perspectives are brought to the table
- Candidates are evaluated more candidly
Only the commissioners themselves can decide to put this question about term limits on the ballot; state statutes do not allow citizens to petition questions onto the county ballot. We hope you’ll join the Garfield County Democrats in asking our commissioners to put the issue of term limits for county commissioners on the 2024 ballot.
If the voters of Garfield County were to approve a limit of two terms for county commissioners, our current commissioners would still be allowed to serve two additional terms. Currently, Tom Jankovsky is in his 13th year as commissioner; Mike Samson, his 15th year; and John Martin, his 27th year.
More info here: Brand new year, same old ideas; Time for term limits
Sign our petition to urge our County Commissioners to place the question of term limits on the 2024 ballot:
Read GarCo Dems Chair Debbie Bruell's latest columns in the Post Independent
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