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LU BUSSE resigns
9.12 Leadership Position
May 20, 2011 by Jack Ott
It was announced this
morning that LU BUSSE has resigned her position as the elected Chair of the 912 Project
Colorado Coalition after two years of service. In an e-mail memo sent out last night by
Nancy Rumfelt, Director of Liberty Watch, it was stated that LU had decided to
resign the post to enable her to focus on other activities, including her position as the
Editor of The Patriot Today, her service on the national 9/12 Advisory Board, and
LU was perhaps the most
well-known and liked Tea Party Activist in Colorado, and is an old friend and former guest
speaker for CCM - Denver. We at CCM would like to thank her for all of her hard work, her
inspirational leadership, and the stirling example that she always set as a dedicated,
conservative American patriot.
A Primer on the
Colorado Legislative Process
May 18, 2011 by Jack Ott
|Members and guests
at last night's chapter meeting at Heather Gardens were given valuable insights regarding
the state's legislative process by RICH BRATTEN, Director of the Republican Study
Committee of Colorado (RSCC). After a brief overview of how and why the RSCCwas formed,
Mr. BRATTEN provided a deeper level of detail of how the process works, the steps in the
process, and how members of the public can effectively help to determine the outcome of
Using graphical slides,
Mr. BRATTEN tracked the passage of a piece of legislation from inception to final
signature, emphasizing the importance of the House and Senate leadership positions in
getting bills passed or defeated through the committee assignment process.
presentation, he encouraged members of his audience to participate in the process by
becoming involved in committee activities. He provided directions on how to use the
Colorado General Assembly website (http://www.leg.state.co.us/) to determine the status of any bill and the schedule of
Mr. BRATTEN concluded his
presentation with a brief discussion of the relevance of the Frederalist Papers to
what we see happening in government today.
Following Mr. BRATTEN on the Agenda was
MICHAEL KOBZINA, a GOP District Captain and President of Exercomp, LLC. Mr.
KOBZINA's topic was Presidential Candidate and current Representative RON PAUL, his
record, and his positions on the issues.
After Mr. KOBZINA's presentation, the
discussion moved to Chapter Business. President ROY CALDWELL announced plans for a day of
fun, food, and festivity on June 18th, at a Day for Politics, Picnics and
Educational Training on the American Flag. The event will be held at the Allen House Pavilion, at the
corner of Ralston and Quail, Behind Arvada West High School. Activities will last from
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
. CCM will
sponsor a picnic and get together to enthusiastically advocate the observance of the
American Flag. Bring your picnic food, drinks, goodies, and American Flag, and join us for
a great day in the Park. This is for the whole family and we hope to see you at the
More details will appear on the EVENTS page.
ROY next invited members to join him on
June 2 for a cordiality visit to our sister chapter's monthly meeting in Colorado Springs.
Details will be provided on our EVENTS page.
The third item was a prospective social
get-together at a Colorado Rockies baseball game in July. Members will be contacted to
determine the groups' preferences.
The fourth item was a proposed August
Silent Auction to raise money for New Educational Program for the chapter.
RON MICHEL briefly discussed the planned "Better Together
Forum" at the Arapahoe County Republican Men's Club 7/27/11. The purpose of this
forum is to determine how Tea Party groups in the Metro area can work more closely and in
concert with the "establishment" hierarchy of the Republican Party to help
everyone meeth their common goals. CCM-Denver has been asked to play a key role in this
The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:15 PM.
Tribute to the
Troops Fundraiser at CCU Features Sarah Palin
May 3, 2011 by Jack Ott
A crowd of over 1,000
people gathered in the Events Center at Colorado Christian University to hear GOV. SARAH
PALIN and retired Army GEN. WILLIAM BOYKIN give stirring speeches honoring the U. S. Armed
Forces. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the organization T.A.P.S. (Tragedy
Assistance Program for Survivors.) The organization's founder, BONNIE CARROLL also
addressed the audience to discuss its history and purpose. The program featured an auction
that raised $24,000 for T.A.P.S.
John Andrews, President of
the Centennial Institute, was the Master of Ceremonies. As a part of the program he
honored CCU's ROTC students, and conducted a televised interview via Skype with
STAFF SGT. AMY JUSTICE, a 2010 CCU graduate currently serving in the Army in Kuwait.
Prior to the event, a
large tent had been set up outside of the event center, and several Liberty groups from
around Colorado had set up tables passing out literature and selling organizational
memorabilia. The Colorado Springs CCM Chapter was one of the groups present.
CCM-Denver Initiates Petition to
GOP members of Congress
April 1, 2011 by Jack Ott
Working with many of the other Liberty groups throughout
Colorado, CCM-Denver is circulating a petition to be sent to Colorado's GOP members of
Congress as well as to the party's House leadership to resolve the current debate over
cuts to the Federal Budget by ending the 'Continuing Resolution" process. In addition
to the $61 billion in cuts already on the table, the petition also calls on the House
members to eiliminate the $105 billion currently appropriated for funding Obamacare.
It is hoped that the majority of groups in the state will
sign on to the petition, which would send a powerful message to our legislators in
Washington that we present a united front in achieving fiscal responsibilty in government.