Latest News – January 3
Politics: Charitable Fund and Political Party Deadline
The Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday, January 1, that applications are open for the DA5 Charitable Contributions Fund. The deadline is January 31, 2016.
This fund seeks to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations in Lake, Eagle, Summit, and Clear Creek counties which provide goods and services that have been shown to:
- Help prevent crimes or criminal activity; OR
- Provide assistance to victims of crimes or criminal activity.
Please contact Wendi Rowles, Financial Administrator for the Office of the District Attorney via email at WRowles@da5.us to receive application materials. – The Application Deadline is January 30th, 2016.
The DA5 Charitable Contribution Fund has been created for the purpose of providing assistance to those areas that are directly affected by criminal activity and for seeking justice for individuals and for our communities. Their mission is to help improve the lives of the residents of the 5th Judicial District by preventing crimes from happening and offering assistance to those who are the victims of crimes.
Funds for this charitable program are acquired through the Fifth Judicial District’s “Plea by Mail” program. A request for a guilty plea by mail is an acknowledgment that a hardship exists which will prevent defendants from personally appearing in court and that are willing to resolve their case through a guilty plea and sentencing through the mail. A $100 charitable donation is required to begin the plea by mail process, and those monies are channeled into the DA5 Charitable Contribution Fund.
Past local recipients of these monies include The Advocates of Lake County, Full Circle of Lake County, and Vonnie’s Voice.
Monday is Political Deadline to Participate in Caucus
If you’re not registered with a political party you don’t have much time to do so if you want to take part in Colorado’s Caucus on March 1. In fact, you have to be a registered democrat or republican by tomorow – Monday, Jan. 4 – to participate in the state caucus.
This year, the Super Tuesday process will look slightly different for Colorado republicans. The Colorado GOP canceled the presidential preference poll, or straw poll that’s usually held at the caucus when the Republican National Committee decided earlier this year that delegates would have to support it’s winner.
Colorado Democrats haven’t changed their caucus process and will continue to hold a straw poll.
For other important political deadline for Colorado: LINK.