Talk on Smart Guns – Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
March 31, 2015 7:00- 8:30 p.m., reception following
Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St., Denver
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher is a national leader of the Do Not Stand Idly By Campaign, which is working to reduce gun violence by pressuring firearms manufacturers to introduce safer weapons.
For planning purposes, an RSVP helps: RSVP link or go to http://tinyurl.com/JOEendgunviolence
April 8, Executive Committee with Congressional Update from Polis and Presentations about
the Trans Pacific Partnership and the "Fast-Track" Trade Authority
At BoCo Dems Headquarters, 5735-A Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Map
5:45 pm Social Hour
POT LUCK!, Salad and Socializing
(Salad and Beverage Provided)
Please bring something to share, if you can.
Feel free to enjoy the fun/food anyway, even if you can't.
6:45 pm Program, Part 1 - Jared Polis
Congressional Update + Question/Answer Time
7:05 pm Business Meeting, Part 1
7:30 pm Program, Part 2 - 2 Presentations about the Trans Pacific Partnership
and the "Fast-Track" Trade Authority
Speakers: Dave Anderson (Con's) & Louis X. (Kip) Cheroutes (Pro's)
7:50 pm Business Meeting, Part 2
Sat., April 18 BoCo Dems Book Club
Boulder Library, 10:00 am-noon map
For our first meeting, we will discuss America's Bitter Pill, Steven Brill's sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. Brill probed the depths of our nation's healthcare crisis in his trailblazing Time magazine Special Report, which won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Interest. It's a fly-on-the-wall account of the fight, amid an orgy of lobbying, to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing America's largest, most dysfunctional industry - an industry larger than the entire economy of France.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE
April 24 BoCo Dems Movie Night Discussion
At BoCo Dems Headquarters, 5735-A Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Map
6:30 Doors open – Bring nibbles to share!
7:00 Movie begins
Small donations gladly accepted to cover costs
An inspiring look at the potential for our health care system. Information
American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.
ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.
Evening Program at DWBC with Amelia Earhart on April 14
Amelia Rose Earhart, namesake to the famed Amelia Mary Earhart who attempted to fly around the world in 1937, is the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. In 2014, Amelia flew a Pilatus PC12-NG 28,000 miles, crossing the equator six times, through fourteen countries to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. Her parents, sharing the Earhart surname, wanted their daughter to have a name that would inspire her to live a life of passion and adventure.
Amelia is the President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants flight-training scholarships to young women, aged sixteen to eighteen. The Fly With Amelia Foundation also fosters aviation and aerospace opportunities for people of all ages through aviation-based educational STEM opportunities, in partnership with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO.