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Peace & Social Concerns - Participating in Democracy

DFM's Peace and Social Concerns Committee presents this list of resources to help you effectively contact your political representatives. Includes contact information for local, state and national representatives and institutions.

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 

- From the Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM) Faith &Practice

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Tips for Effective Contact from Friends Committee on National Legislation

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Follow the Activities of Our State and Federal Legislators

  • Congress.Gov  Access a wide variety of information about activity in both the House and Senate, including voting records, bill texts, committee meeting schedules and a video archive of House and Senate sessions. 

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National Government

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 15

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224- 5852

Fax: 202-228- 5097 

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

 

Senator Michael Bennet's 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

 

Senator Cory Gardner's 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:  202-226-9669

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

 

Representative Scott Tipton's Durango Office

835 E. Second Avenue, Suite 230

Durango, CO  81301

Phone: 970-259- 1490

Fax:  970-259- 1563

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State Government

 

Governor John Hickenlooper

State Capitol, Room 136

Denver, CO, 80203

Front desk 303-866- 2471    Call the front desk for a fax number.

Email: http://www.colorado.gov/apps/feedback/emailColoradoGov.faces

 

State Senator Don Coram

Phone:  303-866- 2955

Website: DonCoram.com

Email:  [email protected]

 

State Representative Barbara McLachlan

State Capitol, 200 East Colfax

Room 307, Denver CO 80203

Phone:  303-866- 2914

Fax: 303-866- 2012

Email: [email protected]

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La Plata County Government

1101 E. Second Avenue

Durango, CO  81301

970-382- 6210

 

Joe Kerby, County Manager

[email protected]

 

La Plata County Commissioners

Gwen Lachelt

970-3982- 6215

[email protected]

Brad Blake

970-382- 6216

[email protected]

Julie Westendorff

970-382- 6217

[email protected]

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City of Durango

949 E. 2 nd  Avenue

Durango, CO  81301

Ron LeBlanc, Durango City Manager

970-375- 5005

[email protected]

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Durango City Counselors

Melissa Youssef

970-759- 6477

[email protected]

Chris Bettin

970-903- 7951

[email protected]

Sweetie Marbury

970-259- 0218

[email protected]

Dick White

970-903- 7293

[email protected]

Dean Brookie

970-749- 3189

[email protected]

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Local Organizations

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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