Rachel Zenzinger for Colorado Senate District 19
Rachel Zenzinger
Colorado Senate Candidate
February 27, 2015
Time to caucus, show your commitment to democracy

The Colorado Caucus is right around the corner (Tuesday evening!), and I hope you're as excited about it as I am. I will be at Arvada West High School for the House District 27 (Democratic) caucus before 6 p.m., and the activity begins promptly at 7:00. Then I'll race to the HD 29 caucus at Moore Middle School to engage in the activities there. We are anticipating significant crowds, so get there early! You can contact the Democratic party if you need to determine the location of your assigned caucus.

If you have never experienced a caucus, this would be the best time to give it a try. You must be registered with the caucusing party ( Republicans will hold their caucuses, but they will not vote for a presidential candidate), and you must have established residency in your precinct for at least 30 days. 

At the caucus, you will ultimately elect between 2-6 delegates to attend the county convention. The process should last a little less than two hours. The entire nation will be watching.

Rachel Zenzinger
Met with Latino Initiative
Rachel Zenzinger, Ron Gallegos
Rachel Zenzinger, Ron Gallegos

I have enjoyed getting back out and interacting with various constituencies as part of my campaign duties again, and it was a particular pleasure to speak recently at the Colorado Democratic Latino Initiative Summit. Thanks to Ron Gallegos for helping to set that up. Ron is the treasurer of the Jefferson County arm of the Democratic Latino Initiative, and the chair is Sandy Baca-Sandoval. Tom Griego and Alex Aguilar are the first and second vice chairs, respectively. The Jefferson County DLI was established to promote unity among Latinos in the county, and to provide greater visibility for Latinos in the county's affairs. For more information about this great group, click here
... And with letter carriers
I also had a chance to speak to the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers at their biannual Legislative Breakfast, at the Crowne Plaza near DIA. They use this opportunity to familiarize themselves with state issues that might directly affect the 4,800 carriers and their families. I would like to take the opportunity here to thank them again for their interest in the legislative process.
Monitoring bad legislation
We are monitoring the legislative activities of my opponent in this race for Senate District 19, and we will try to keep you informed about some of the more objectionable bills that she sponsors and/or supports. There will be many! 

In one issue, she has objected to the re-classification of the hospital provider fee, even though it would make a significant amount of money available to our schools and our deteriorating roadways (and even though the State Attorney General has ruled that the reclassification is legal). Also, when one of our esteemed Senators proposed a bill that would inject some transparency into a system where non-profit organizations are often spending taxpayer money recklessly and without oversight, Sen. Woods took a position against the bill ... because that's how she had been told to vote by a national group called Americans for Prosperity.

Predictably, she also has her name on a bill that would undercut the development of mass transit in the state. I disagree with her on all these positions. I would be pleased to hear your thoughts on these and other issues. And if you would like me to be the one opposing these bills, I hope you'll support the campaign with a contribution.
Sen. Rachel Zenzinger
Rachel Zenzinger
Good group, great choice

I was in Washington, D.C. when the Colorado BlueFlower Fund held its own legislative reception, so I missed the "Celebration of Women in Politics" and, in particular, the portion of the evening in which they paid tribute to a very worthy individual, Sen. Lucia Guzman. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Sen. Guzman, and I have to echo the BlueFlower Fund's choice that evening. I wish I could have been there! 
Fundraising activity
We are doing well with our fundraising efforts, thanks in large part to the great Kick-off Event that we had in December, and all the momentum that carried over. I hope you can keep it going with a donation of up to $400 (total, per individual), at RachelforColorado.com. Just click the "contribute" button, or click here.   Thank you in advance! We have much to accomplish in the coming months.
Door knocking on agenda
The closer we get to May, the more regularly we will be knocking on doors to talk to voters. So if you want to join this small army of volunteers, please send an email to RachelforColorado@gmail.com. Thank you!

Every important political campaign these days requires significant funding, and this one is no exception. We need to find a way to pay for brochures, direct mail pieces, advertisements and other tools to help make voters aware of their choices. Please consider making any level of contribution to the "Rachel Zenzinger for Colorado" campaign, and help me get elected in 2016.


Information for Donors

DonorInfoUnder Colorado campaign finance law, contributions to candidates from individuals, sole proprietorships, LLPs, LLCs, and state PACs are limited to $400 per election cycle. Contributions from Small Donor Committees are limited to $4,500 per election cycle. Contributions from corporations, labor unions, foreign governments, and non-U.S. citizens are prohibited. Campaign finance law also requires us to provide information about all contributors' occupations, and their employers. Please be specific when you supply that information, which must accompany all donations. If you are retired or unemployed, please so indicate. Please note that political campaign contributions are not tax-deductible. Thank you!


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