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Peace & Social Concerns - Participating in Democracy

Includes contact information for local, state and national representatives and institutions.
 Peace and Social Concerns Committee presents this list of resources to help you effectively contact your political representatives. 
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Living in the World 

We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity  - Margaret Fell, 1660 

True godliness doesn’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavours to mend it; not hide their candle under a bushel, but set it upon a table in a candlestick.William Penn, 1682 

For Friends the most important consideration is not the right action in itself but a right inward state out of which right action will arise. Given the right inward state, right action is inevitable. Inward state and outward action are component parts of a single whole.  - Howard Brinton, 1943 

Individuals can resist injustice, but only in community can we do justice...  Much that has been labeled “civil disobedience” is, more accurately, civil initiative; it is the exercise by individuals or communities of their legally established duty to protect the victims of government officials’ violations of fundamental rights.  - Excerpts from “Sanctuary as a Quaker Testimony,” a report by Jim Corbett to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting , 1986 


 Table of Contents

Tips for Effective Contact

Finding Legislation

National Government Representatives

State Government Representatives

La Plata County Government

City of Durango

Local Organizations


 

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How to Lobby Congress  (FCNL)  https://www.fcnl.org/updates/how-to-lobby-congress-19

 

Write Effective Emails to Congress (FCNL)  https://www.fcnl.org/updates/write-effective-emails-to-congress-72

 

Publish Letters to the Editor (FCNL)  https://www.fcnl.org/updates/publish-letters-to-the-editor-18


  

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How to find copies of Senate bills:  https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/how_to_bills.htm

 

How to find out how your senator voted:  https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/how_to_votes.htm

 

How to find Senate committee and conference reports:

https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/how_to_committee_reports.htm

 

Finding US House Legislation:  https://www.congress.gov/search?q={%22source%22:%22legislation%22}

 

Finding Colorado Legislation  http://leg.colorado.gov/bill-search


 

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President Donald J. Trump

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Website/email:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

 

Senator Michael Bennet

Washington, D.C. Office
261 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5852
Fax: 202-228-5097 

Website/email:  https://www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact 

 

Four Corners Office
835 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 206
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 970-259-1710

 

Senator Cory Gardner

Washington, D.C. Office

354 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC  20510

Phone:  202-224-5941

Fax:  202-224-6524

Website/email;  https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory

 

Durango Office

329 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite 1

Durango, CO  81303

Phone:  970-415-7416

Fax:  970-259-4276

 

Representative Scott Tipton

Washington, D.C. Office

218 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC  20515

Phone:  202-225-4761

Fax:  226-9669

Website/email: https://tipton.house.gov/contact-me

 

Durango Office

835 E. Second Avenue, Suite 230

Durango, CO  81301

Phone: 970-259-1490

Fax:  970-259-1563


 

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Governor John Hickenlooper (D)

State Capitol, Room 136

Denver, CO, 80203

Front desk , 303-866-2471, call the front desk if you would like to have the fax number
Email:  http://www.colorado.gov/apps/feedback/emailColoradoGov.faces

 

State Senator Don Coram (R)

Phone:  303-866-2955

Website: DonCoram.com

Email:  Don@DonCoram.com

 

State Representative Barbara McLachlan (D)

State Capitol, 200 East Colfax

Room 307, Denver CO 80203

Phone:  303-866-2914

Fax: 303-866-2012

Email: barbara.mclachlan.house@state.co.us


   

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1101 E. Second Avenue

Durango, CO  81301

970-382-6210

 

Joe Kerby, County Manager

joe.kerby@co.laplata.co.us

 

County Commissioners

Gwen Lachelt

970-3982-6215

gwen.lachelt@co.laplata.co.us

 

Brad Blake

970-382-6216

brad.blake@co.laplata.co.us

 

Julie Westendorff

970-382-6217

julie.westendorff@co.laplata.co.us


  

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949 E. 2nd Avenue

Durango, CO  81301

 

Ron LeBlanc, City Manager

970-375-5005

citymanager@durangogov.org

 

City Counselors

Christina Rinderle

970-946-2279

christina.rinderle@durangogov.org

 

Keith Brant

970-749-4820

keith.brant@durangogov.org

 

Sweetie Marbury

970-259-0218

sweetie.marbury@durangogov.org

 

Dick White

970-903-7293

dick.white@durangogov.org

 

Dean Brookie

970-749-3189

dean.blookie@durangogov.org


  

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Our 1st 100 Days  https://www.our1st100days.us/ There are too many organizations for P & SC to list and keep up with all of them.  The local organizations associated with Our 1st 100 Days may give you a good start on what is going on and point you toward national organizations.  You may need to register, particularly your ZIP Code, to access local organizations participating in Our 1st 100 Days. 

 

Calendar of events local organizations are sponsoring:  https://www.our1st100days.us/events/

 

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