Colorado's upcoming elections will most likely break records for campaign spending. But where is all of this money coming from, and how is it being used to influence your vote?
Join us to learn how to "follow the money" in Colorado political campaigns. Get the scoop on who raises and spends political money in Colorado - from candidates to Super PACS to nonprofit organizations.
Participants will learn how to use OpenSecrets.org, FollowTheMoney.org, and the Colorado Secretary of State's TRACER website to find the donors behind the advertisements you see and hear during the election cycle. We'll also learn about "Follow the Message," a new project in Colorado that is tracking and analyzing political advertising.
Please bring a laptop (if possible) and any campaign literature that you have received this year. Questions? Contact Caroline Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 292-2163.
The 2018 primary and general elections are quickly approaching. Are you ready to get out the vote, draw attention to the money flowing into our elections, and improve our democracy?
Join Colorado Common Cause and partners for a Defend our Democracy Activist Training on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 AM - 1 PM at The Alliance Center in downtown Denver. Activists will learn:
- How to "follow the money" in Colorado elections to see who is trying to influence your vote
- Best practices for getting Coloradans to register to vote and cast a ballot
- How to talk about complex policy issues - and inspire people to take action
- Important questions on the ballot this November
- Other ongoing democracy initiatives taking place around the state
The workshop will begin at 9 AM and end at 1 PM. This event is FREE and lunch will be provided - however, space is limited and registration is required. Live streaming will be available for individuals outside of the Denver metro area.
Please note that this is a nonpartisan workshop. Common Cause does not support or endorse candidates, and no candidates will be discussed.
- What are each of these offices, and how do they affect your day-to-day life?
- How will unaffiliated voters be able to participate in the election?
- How can voters find unbiased information about who is running for office?
- Why does voting in the primary matter?
This event is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served and drinks are available for purchase. The Irish Snug is wheelchair accessible.
Questions? Email Caroline at email@example.com.