Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014

Contact:  John Wren cell (720)495-4949


DENVER—In front of a coffee shop, the traditional setting for political activism until recently, long-time community activist John Wren invited people to share their thinking about our Colorado Caucus, what Wren calls the best chance the common person has for serving in elected public office.

Wren will bring up the topic again this evening and tomorrow at Denver Socrates Café meetings, which first started the Friday after 9/11. For more about it see or call Wren at (303)861-1447.

“Today we are flooded with information, but there is little chance for thoughtful conversation. Our Colorado Caucus is a powerful tool for fostering that conversation and channeling it in a very useful way, but that requires informed participation,” said Wren.

“I’ve been doing a very crude website, trying to be helpful in triggering better media coverage and as a result better participation.

“We will be announcing a new foundation to help improve media coverage of the grassroots next Tuesday. Stay tuned.”


MEDIA ADVISORY (from earlier today, emailed to AP and other s)
February 27, 2014

Denver-- Our Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Governor John Hickenlooper have been invited to join John Wren (and you reading this now, hope you can join us, and please help us by taking just a moment to "Share" this now with your Facebook friends with your comment) TODAY, Thursday (Feb 27) at 11 a.m. at the Starbucks in the lobby of the Wells Fargo building, 1600 Broadway.

Also see  which will once again recognize the best newspaper and other media coverage of the Colorado Caucus.

John S Wren (303)861-1447  cell (720)495-4949) is a long-time community activist. He was one of the founders of Save the Caucus which defeated the 2002 Amendment 29 which would have killed the Colorado Caucus (outspent 1600 to 1, the group defeated the misguided effort 60% to 40%), he helped start the Denver Socrates Cafe in Denver (meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 20th & Broadway), the IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop (5280 Magazine says it's "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit.") and the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc, a member of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, which cooperates with local chambers to provide more real help to startups and small businesses.