Join fellow Democrats as we discuss issues at the core of Democratic ideals. This is a great opportunity to learn how we got where we are and understand possible solutions to better advocate for meaningful reforms. We hope to have experts attend who can bring a Colorado perspective and facilitate our discussion.

Meetings will be every other month on the 1st Wednesday at 6:30 pm and are open to anyone, even if you have only read a portion (or none) of the books. Attend one…attend them all. Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Please register in advance.

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June 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system – and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems.

We’re pleased to announce that Allie Morgan will be joining us for our discussion. Ms. Morgan is the Legislative Services Director at the Colorado Health Institute (CHI), an independent, nonpartisan health policy research organization. In this role, she manages legislative relations and provides regular research, presentations, and commentary on bills and debates at the state Capitol. She also coordinates the annual Hot Issues in Health conference, which informs Colorado policymakers and the broader health policy community, and manages CHI’s internal research agenda. Allie holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and has been with CHI since 2014.

A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 

“This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”–Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene

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Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. 

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Oct 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

In this groundbreaking discussion, Ed Morales explains how Latinx (the gender-neutral term that covers one of the largest and fastest growing minorities in the United States) political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime. 

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Dec 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your checking account, with nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy, but Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become one of the most influential and hotly debated policy ideas of our time. 

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