Get out the Vote: Caucus to stop antisemitism

Mar 5, 2024 | Article, JCRC

On Thursday, March 7, both the Denver Democratic and Republican Parties will hold caucuses to determine who will be on the primary ballot for numerous races including District Attorney, Regent, and for the State House of Representatives. Colorado has experienced a historic rise in antisemitic rhetoric and anti-Israel legislation in the wake of the October 7th Hamas attacks. We urge everyone to attend their local caucuses and support leaders who will stand up to antisemitism in all of its forms. We encourage you to look up your current representatives here and any recent activity they may have instigated or been a part of that puts the Jewish community at risk.

Caucus is an in-person process where electors can vote to decide who will be on the primary ballot to determine the party’s nominee. There are delegates (representatives of the neighborhoods) elected at the caucus that will move forward to the Denver County Assembly on March 16. If a candidate fails to get 30% of the vote at Denver County Assembly and does not have enough petition signatures gathered in a separate process, they do not make the primary ballot. When they don’t make the primary ballot, there is not opportunity for them to serve in the leadership position they are running for.

To participate in caucus, you must do the following:

  1. Check to see if you are a registered Democrat or Republican on the Secretary of State’s website. This is also where you can check which house district you live in. You can only caucus in a district that you live in and are registered to vote and for the political party that you are registered as.
  2. Find your caucus location at or “precinct number” is available on the Secretary of State’s website when you check your registration under the “County and Participant Information” tab.
  3. Run as a delegate at caucus! If elected as a delegate, you attend the county assembly on March 16 where you can continue to support candidates who will stand strong against antisemitism.