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House District 1
February 26th Newsletter

 
     March is right around the corner, and I have been so busy at the Capitol. If you missed it, I took part in a Mega Town Hall at Valdez Elementary School a few weeks ago with Senator Julie Gonzales  Representatives Serena Gonzales Gutierrez and Alex Valdez. We were joined by Denver City Council members Candi CdeBaca, Robin Kniech, Jamie Torres, Deborah Ortega, and Amanda Sandoval. Along with RTD board member Shontel Lewis, and RTD board chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede. 
   
 Nearly a hundred constituents attended the Mega town hall. The format allowed community members to talk directly with legislators, councilwomen, and RTD members about issues that were important to them while we listened and took notes. 

To find out more about what was accomplished at this innovative town hall click here
This week the Capitol was visited by the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented (CAGT) students from across the state. Every year I partner with CAGT to have a student shadow me for the day and learn first-hand how our legislature works. To find out more about CAGT and how you can get a student you know involved, click here.
A lot is coming up in the next few weeks here at the legislature and in the state, including my town hall at Harvey Park Rec Center with Sen. Robert Rodriguez on March 21st. Scroll down for information on voting in the primary and caucus, free tax help, free legal help, and important dates. 

As always, I love to hear from you! If you're unable to attend any of the meetings this month, there will always be more in the future. Please feel free to reply to this email or to call me at 303-866-2966. If you have any questions, concerns, or even a simple idea on how I can better serve our district, please reach out to me.

Sincerely, 
Susan Lontine
Upcoming Events
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Important Voting Information
The Colorado Presidential Primary is on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  To participate voters must vote in person or mail/drop off a mail-in ballot, it is recommended that mail-in ballots be sent by February 25, 2020.  If you would like to drop off your ballot in person click here for a list of voter service and polling centers, log in and then select the “vote in person” tab.  Denver County will send ballots on February 10, 2020. If you know of any neighbors that are unaffiliated make sure they know that they can participate in Colorado’s Presidential Primaries by returning either a Democrat or Republican ballot. If you return both they will both be thrown out. 

The Democratic Caucus will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 2 pm at
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy for HD1A and John F Kennedy High School for HD1B.  Not sure about which subdistrict A or B you are in? Click here to see a map of our House Districts precincts and subdistricts.  Got friends that need to know where to caucus? Send them this link and have them look up their precinct, precinct information can be found here by logging in and checking the “county and district information” tab
 
Monday, February 24th
Last Day to register to vote and receive a mail-in ballot.
Last Day to return ballot by mail. 
Voting Centers Open.
Tuesday, March 3rd - Election Day!
Must turn in all ballots by 7 PM postmarks do not count. 


 
Important Tax Information

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Don’t pay to file your taxes—file your taxes for free at a location near you. 

Estimate your refund at GetMyRefundCO.org and find a free tax site near you.

If you prefer to file on your own and have access to a computer visit MyFreeTaxes.com to file online for free.

 

FREE LEGAL CLINIC AT YOUR EDGEWATER LIBRARY IN LAKEWOOD

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month at the Edgewater Library at 1800 N. Harlan St, in Edgewater, CO  80214.  By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Please feel free to call the library for information at (303) 235-5275, but no appointment is required, walk-ins are welcome, and all free clinics are first-come, first served. 

Upcoming dates in 2020 are:      March 5;  April 2;  May 7;  June 4; July 2;  August 6;  September 3;  October 1;  November 5;  and December 3, 2020


WALK-INS ARE WELCOME; FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED; ALL FREE 

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