Election 2018Hot Sheet

Colorado Democrats launches statewide tour to organize voters

Author: Joey Bunch - May 2, 2018 - Updated: May 1, 2018

DemocraticColorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll, center, signs up volunteers at the 2018 Women’s March in Denver’s Civic Center Park on Jan. 20. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

The state party said Tuesday it will roll out the Colorado Democrats’ 2018 Action Tour across the state to organize its voters starting this weekend in Gunnison and Saguache counties. The aim is to rev up supporters for this year’s elections.

“Democratic enthusiasm for the 2018 election is off the charts, evidenced by the fact that there is a Democratic candidate contesting every seat up for election in state government,” state party chair Morgan Carroll said in a statement. “This tour will give us an opportunity to engage, mobilize, and organize activists and voters, turning grassroots energy into electoral wins up-and-down the ballot.”

The party had a 12-stop statewide “listening” tour last year, according to a press release.

More events could be added, but the scheduled as it stood Tuesday is:

May 5: Saguache County
2 to 4 p.m.
Moffat K-12 School, 501 Garfield Ave, Moffat, CO
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Desert Sage Restaurant, 242 Baca Grant Way, Crestone, CO

May 6: Gunnison County
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Western State Colorado University, University Center 117, 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison, CO

May 12: Weld County
2 to 5 p.m.
Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave., Firestone, CO

June 3: Morgan County
2 to 4 p.m.
Morgan County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 300 Ellsworth St., Brush, CO

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.