Commit to Caucus for Chase Kohne on March 6th

Letter to Colorado Democratic Caucus participants (printer friendlyclick here to download)

My name is Chase Kohne and I’m running for Congress because we need caring and courageous leadership in Washington now more than ever. For the past ten months, I’ve traveled throughout eastern Colorado to meet as many of you as possible and share my vision for affordable healthcare for all, renewable energy, strong schools, growing opportunities, and leading with integrity.

Now, I’m asking for your support in the Colorado Democratic caucus March 6th. As special election victories across the nation have shown us, Democrats win in tough districts by choosing a candidate with the right background and the right message. As a proud U.S. Army veteran, a large animal veterinarian, and a small business owner, my military service, my agricultural profession, and my small town roots give me the experience and the background I need to reach out in our rural district.

I joined the Army to defend freedom, equality, and justice for all. I was awarded the Bronze Star for my Civil Affairs service in Afghanistan, where I helped rural Afghans resist the Taliban and worked with local leaders to identify and provide the things their communities needed most. I continue to serve as a Major in the Army Reserve. My wife Amberlie is a registered nurse who also serves as a Captain in the Army Reserve, and she is currently deployed overseas in support of our national security. We’re proud to be a military family, and our two daughters inspire me every day to make Colorado a better place to live, learn, work, and visit.

I grew up in a farm family in a small town of 600 people. My rural roots inspired me to become a large animal veterinarian to help animals and the people who depend on them thrive. I built my own veterinary practice in Castle Rock and I care for horses, cows, sheep, and goats on farms and ranches throughout our district.  

My vision for a better Colorado and a stronger nation includes affordable universal healthcare for all; a renewable energy revolution to bring good jobs to our district and clean, sustainable power to protect our Colorado way of life; securing a great education and lifelong opportunities for every American; immigration reform that protects our Dreamers; revitalizing rural America and saving our small towns, and leading—always—with honesty and courage.

The opportunity to serve in Congress is both an honor and a tremendous responsibility, not a retirement plan for out-of-touch elites. I believe women’s rights are universal human rights, and I will fight for the rights of all Americans no matter where we come from, how we worship, or who we love. In Congress, I will consistently stand up against dark money and special interests, and my decisions will always put people first.

Thousands of Coloradans have already joined our true grassroots movement: Over 99 percent of our contributions come from Colorado, with 90 percent coming from everyday Coloradans right here in our district. Our message resonates with Coloradans from all walks of life, and we’re proud to have strong bipartisan support.

Our nation is at a dangerous crossroads and we need leaders with courageous values now more than ever. My name is Chase Kohne and I’m asking for your support in the Democratic caucus because our future is worth fighting for and Colorado needs a warrior in Washington.

With sincere thanks for your support,

Dr. Chase Kohne

Caucus FAQ:

What is the Colorado caucus?

Caucus is the first step in the process of nominating Democratic candidates. During the caucus, neighbors gather at their local precinct to declare support for Democratic candidates, starting with the candidates for Governor. The caucus helps decide which candidates’ names appear on the ballot.

When is the Colorado caucus?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Why should I caucus?

To put Chase Kohne on the ballot!

Where is my caucus?

Most caucuses are held at a library or school near you. Use the caucus lookup tool on this page to find your caucus location.

What happens at caucus on Tuesday March 6th?

Be in line at your caucus location no later than 7:00 p.m. We recommend arriving at 6:30 p.m. Your caucus will then elect precinct leaders, vote on a county platform, and elect candidate delegates who will attend the county and state assemblies.

What do I need to do if I want to caucus?

In order to participate in the Democratic caucus on March 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., you must be affiliated as a Democrat by January 8th, 2018 and you must be registered as a resident of your current precinct no later than February 5th, 2018.

What is the difference between the caucus and the primary?

At a caucus you vote by arriving in person and standing with other Chase Kohne supporters. The candidate with the most supporters wins the most delegates in each precinct. During the June primary, you vote on a ballot.

Do I have to be at the caucus for my vote to count?

Yes. You must be present at caucus for your vote to count.

How do I caucus for Chase Kohne?

Simply commit to caucus for Chase, attend your caucus, and your local organizer will make sure you have all of the information you need.

How do I become a District Delegate for Chase Kohne?

The easiest way to become a District Delegate for Chase Kohne is to go to your Precinct Caucus on March 6th. To be a District Delegate, you must be elected at the Caucus as a County Delegate, attend your County Assembly (between March 7-March 31) and be elected to be a District Delegate to the District Four Assembly on April 13th. At the March 6th Caucus, you will receive information on when and where your County Assembly is.

If I can’t go to the Caucus, can I still be a Delegate for Chase Kohne?

Each County Party has different rules for this, but most counties will allow you to be a Delegate if you write a letter of intent and/or have someone at the Caucus nominate you during the election of County Delegates. Therefore, please contact your county’s Democratic Party for their specific rules on this item.


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