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July 31, 2009

August Townhall Meetings with Udall, Bennet, and Perlmutter – UPDATED AUG. 28

I just called the Denver area offices of Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (contact info here) to find out if they were going to hold any townhall meetings during the August recess.  Here is what I found out:

Sen. Mark Udall:

Sen. Udall has a townhall meeting scheduled in Durango on Aug. 27.  The details will be available on his website when they are finalized.  No other meetings are currently planned, but it sounded as though one could be scheduled in the Denver area if enough people requested it.

AUG. 8 UPDATE: According to an article in the Denver Post, Sen. Udall will be holding a field hearing of his National Parks Subcommittee in Estes Park on Mon., Aug. 24.

Sen. Michael Bennet:

Sen. Bennet will be holding townhall meetings, and the schedule will be posted on the front page of his website when it is finalized. 

AUG. 8 UPDATE: According to an article in the Denver Post, Sen. Bennet will be holding two townhall meetings on Fri., Aug. 14:  8:00 a.m. at a location to be determined in Summit County and at 10:30 a.m. at Colorado Mountain College, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards.

AUG. 11 UPDATE: Sen. Bennet announced his “Fighting for Colorado Families Tour” on his website.  He will “be visiting more than 30 counties and hearing from teachers, farmers, doctors and nurses, small business owners and other constituents.”  Here are the first two stops:

8/14: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour, Town Hall Meeting at Frisco Community Center, 110 3rd Ave, 8am
8/14: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour, Town Hall Meeting at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, 10:30am (AUG. 14 UPDATE: Location changed to Berry Creek Middle School, 1000 Miller Ranch Rd.)

AUG. 28 UPDATE: Sen. Bennet has announced the following stops on his “Fighting for Colorado Families Tour”:

9/3: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour: Meeting with Farmers, Burlington, 8am (Burlington Public Library, 321 14th St., Burlington)
9/3: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour: Meeting with Farmers, Cheyenne Wells, 9:45am (City Hall Board Room, 151 S. 1st St., Cheyenne Wells)
9/3: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour: Town Hall Meeting, Eads, 11:30am (Location TBD)
9/3: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour: Town Hall Meeting, Lamar, 1:30pm (Bowman Building, Room 139, 2401 South Main Street, Lamar)
9/3: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour: Town Hall Meeting, Springfield, 5:30pm (Baca County Resource Center, 1260 Main Street, Springfield)
9/4: Fighting for Colorado Families Tour: Town Hall Meeting, La Junta 9:30am (Student Center-Banquet Room, 2001 San Juan Avenue, La Junta)

Rep. Ed Perlmutter:

Rep. Perlmutter has no townhall meetings planned or scheduled.  On Aug. 8, he will be holding a “Government in the Grocery” from 1 to 3 p.m. at the King Soopers at 500 Bromley Lane in Brighton.  This is not a townhall meeting.  Individuals can sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis to talk to him one on one for about five minutes. 

AUG. 7 UPDATE: According to the Events page on his website, Rep. Perlmutter and Rep. Polis (Boulder) will be holding a housing fair at 8:00 a.m. at the Maragaret Capenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard, Thornton.  (That’s the day the Recess Rally is scheduled.)

AUG 9. UPDATE: According to a story at, Rep. Perlmutter “plans to hold a town hall phoner with constituents this month, but wasn’t able to confirm a date.”

AUG. 14 UPDATE: According to the events page on his website, Rep. Perlmutter will be holding two townhall events this month:

Aug 20, 2009
Time: 6:00PM
Title : Radio Townhall on 760 AM with Mario Solis-Marich
Register through 760 AM Radio.

Aug 24, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Title : Healthcare Reform Telephone Townhall
Visit to sign up.



  1. If our Senators and Congressmen will not have meetings in the largest city in Colorado, then I will take this an attempt to duck out of their duties. We the people are their employers. If my employee will act with such arrogance, then I will fire him with my vote when elections role around.

    Comment by Bill Grisham — August 2, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  2. Rep Jared Polis has several meetings listed on his e-newletter. They are as follows:

    Friday, August 7th
    Congress on Your Corner
    Vic’s Coffee
    1800 Broadway Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    8:00 – 9:30 AM

    Monday, August 17th
    Congress on Your Corner
    King Soopers Grocery Store
    3600 Table Mesa Drive
    Boulder, CO 80305
    5:30 – 7:00 PM

    Wednesday, August 19th
    Eagle County Town Hall
    Singletree Community Center
    1010 Berry Creek Road
    Edwards, CO 81632
    4:30 – 5:30 PM

    Saturday, August 22nd
    Mobile Office Hours at Housing Fair
    Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center
    11151 Colorado Boulevard
    Thornton, CO 80233
    10:30 – 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, September 2nd
    Congress on Your Corner
    Boulder Farmers Market
    Next to Central Park on 13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80302
    5:30 – 7:00 PM

    Thursday, September 3rd
    Congress on Your Corner
    Lafayette Farmers Market
    South Public Road and West Chester
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    5:30 – 7:00 PM

    Saturday, September 5th
    Congress on Your Corner
    Rancho Liborio Grocery Store
    850 East 88th Avenue
    Thornton, CO 80229
    10:00 – 11:30 AM

    Saturday, September 5th
    Adams County Town Hall
    Welby New Technology High School
    1200 East 78th Avenue #105
    Thornton, CO 80229
    1:00 – 3:00 PM

    Monday, September 7th
    Congress on Your Corner
    Louisville Labor Day Fall Festival
    Community Park
    955 Bella Vista Drive
    Louisville, CO, 80027
    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    Comment by LHollywood — August 3, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    • Thanks for the information! I didn’t include Polis because I’m not in his district.

      Comment by Sofie — August 3, 2009 @ 10:11 am

  3. Markey is taking family time and not sure what her schedule will be. In that case we should organize and go to her home everyday.

    Comment by Hido — August 3, 2009 @ 11:50 am

  4. Ed Perlmutter has just told us he will continue to hid under a desk somewhere (undisclosed location) rather than face a righteously angry electorate. I, and hopefully all of us, respect the office he holds and we will confront him with decorum when he comes out from his hiding place. It appears he does not respect us here in the 7th if he is unwilling to face up to the wishes of his constituents. Hypocrisy is one’s unwillingness to eat his own cooking, choosing rather to serve us his fair while feasting at a five star restaurant. By declining to sign on to the same reform he wishes on us he speaks loudly and clearly. Come November, 2010, I intend to see to it that he is presented walking papers and he joins us here in the private sector.

    Comment by Jack — August 5, 2009 @ 11:29 am

    • Did you see what I wrote about the contributions Perlmutter has received from unions supporting “health care reform”?

      Comment by Sofie — August 5, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

  5. We need to impress on any pseudo-representatives we have in the Congress or Senate that this is not a partisan thing and it is broad based across all voters. Before the next two elections I encourage the people to research who voted for what and who they took donations from.
    1. Any politician failing to have AND LISTEN at town meetings or
    2. voting for economy and freedom killing issues like Government run healthcare and cap and trade or
    3. who voted for the con of the stimulus bill will have masses of people from all parties working against and voting against them no matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans.
    America belongs to the people and NO set of politicians will take our freedom and change our country this massively without taking our input or even reading the American life-changing bills they vote for.

    Comment by John Davis — August 6, 2009 @ 8:29 am

  6. I too live in the 7th and am hoping that Ed will hold a town meeting. I’m especially interested in dialoguing with the conservatives of the district, should they allow that to happen, about the goals for American Health Care. The goal should be, in my opinion, quality and equal care for all who are in need of care; which effectively eliminates insurance plans which ration care based on the level of plan that one has. I can’t see how physicians can say that they give standard high quality care to everyone when care is not the same, but based on the ability to pay.

    Comment by Steve — August 6, 2009 @ 10:40 am

  7. As long as we’re communicating with our legislative “leaders,” send emails to the following. I’ve cleaned them up as best as I can, but some may bounce.

    Comment by Michael Cummings — August 7, 2009 @ 8:17 am

  8. Rep. Betsy Markey (Colorado’s 4th District) currently has a web survey asking if you support the health care “reform” proposal. It is a quick, painless survey and a small chance for the people to speak. Please go and take the survey while it is there.

    (Friday, August 7, 2009 15:30)

    Comment by V Rambis — August 7, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

  9. Just got this from Obamacare HQ:

    Friend —

    I wanted to send you an urgent invitation to an important public event with Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Jared Polis this Saturday, August 22nd. They’ll be talking to constituents and gathering feedback. I hope you can join us. Here are the details:

    What: Public Event with
    Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Jared Polis

    Where: Margaret Carpenter Rec Center
    11151 Colorado Blvd
    Thornton, CO 80233

    When: Saturday, August 22nd
    Arrival Time: 7:00 a.m.
    Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Comment by michael fassel — August 20, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  10. “Remember in November”

    Comment by Pooch — August 22, 2009 @ 12:12 pm

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