Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Would you share your startup experience with people who are starting down a new path as they begin a new career, new campaign, or new business? Each Friday I need 2 or 3 people to share at the Denver IDEA Cafe. If you'd be willing, contact me at John@JohnWren.com or (303)861-1447. Thanks!

There is an interesting column by Gov. Bill Ritter in the Denver Post this morning.
See http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_12548293

This is the comment I just posted on Gov. Ritter's column online:

My Fellow Citizens,

Whether you support Gov. Bill Ritter for re-election (as I do) or you want to change horses, in Colorado you get a chance to make a big difference every two years with our wonderful Colorado Caucus.

I say it's wonderful because it's the best way for the average person like me (and you?) to get elected to local public office. That's why most of the rich and powerful look down their nose at the system. When you have all your ducks in a row, you don't necessarily want a lot of new ducks joining you!

Go to your local caucus in 2010, get involved with your neighbors, and by 2012 you could be running for office yourself, as some are now who attended their caucus Feb 5, 2008.

We had a groundswell of participation in 2008, and that should mean good things for Colorado, if our major political parties are open to the new voices, and our newly engaged citizens follow through.

To learn more (or to announce your candidacy!)attend Denver Speakers Corner. We meet each Sunday, 4 p.m. in Civic Center under the north pavilion on Colfax right across the street from the Denver Post. More info and optional RSVP at http://cocacop.meetup.com/2

"In our system of government, politics needs to be the part-time occupation of every citizen." Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower

John Wren, Co-Founder, Save the Caucus which defeated Amendment 29 in 2002.
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