Save the Caucus has been registered as a Colorado political committee. John Wren announced the new Save the Caucus effort on a video that can be seen on www.JohnWren.com and on YouTube and Google+ Hangouts.
“The Caucus killers are coming,” said Wren in the video. “Any one who is not against the Colorado Caucus is for us. Legislators and party leaders who have been entrusted with this wonderful grassroots system will very likely face a recall if try to kill it.
“Attend one of your neighborhood’s March 1 Colorado caucuses. If you were affiliated by the deadline you can vote, otherwise attend to just observe and report what you see. Community newspapers are urged to ask their readers to file reports as citizen journalists. $5,000 is being raised to create a contest for Citizen Journalism and/or Reporting on the Colorado Caucus with the Colorado Press Association.”
The original Save the Caucus was formed by Wren, Frank Sullivan, Bill Armstrong and others in 2002 to fight Amendment 29, which would have killed the grassroots system. Despite being outspent 1400 to 1 the committee was able to defeat Amendment 29, 60 percent – 40 percent.
Wren’s neighbor was Lyle Lindesmith, who for years lead a program called Action Class in Practical Politics that taught hundreds of Colorado citizens how to run for elected public office or to help get other good people elected. Wren helped Lindesmith with what is believed to be the last session. It was held in the old Petroleum Club Building, and was attended by someone with no political experience who is now a well known Denver political figure who served in many capacities and been elected repeatedly at the local and state level until recent retirement.
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