Municipalities divide the electorate into precincts to conduct elections. Groups of precincts comprise districts for both the State Senate and the State House of Representatives.

Colorado's House District 38 is located around the City of Littleton.

House District 38 Democrats provides important leadership for the Democratic Party. We foster participation in civic activities and work to elect candidates that reflect our shared ideals.

We usually meet monthly at the Prince of Peace Church at 7000 South Windermere Street, Littleton, CO 80120. To ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic, currently all meetings are virtual. Meetings are the second Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Each meeting provides updates on the party's latest initiatives, guest speakers on topics of local, state, and national interest, and a great opportunity to connect to candidates and local leaders within our community.

Register here for monthly meetings, and see below for quick updates from last month's meeting.

For more information, please contact us at Colorado.hd38.democrats@gmail.com.

What are House Districts?

House Districts are created by the State of Colorado to divide the state for representation in the House of Representatives for the Colorado General Assembly.

The 65 House Districts are then further divided into precincts for election management. House District 38 is made up of 67 precincts in Arapahoe County.

By law, the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for updating the countywide precinct map to ensure that no precinct exceeds 1,500 active voters, or up to 2,000 active voters with Board of County Commissioner approval. The number of active voters comes from Colorado Secretary of State’s voter registration database. Each precinct must fall entirely within the boundaries of legislative districts and follow natural and artificial boundaries.

HD38 Map and Precincts BEFORE REDISTRICTING TAKES EFFECT

Precincts and Political Parties

Political parties organize around precincts to run caucuses and primaries, organize voting efforts, and manage elections.

A Precinct Organizer, or PO, is the representative of the Democratic Party in your neighborhood. (These positions were previously called PCP, or a Precinct Committee Person.) POs are elected at the precinct caucus and serve a two-year term. POs can also be appointed by the Chair with the advice of the Sub-District Captain and Co-Captain to fill a vacancy. Learn more here.

House District 38 works to ensure that we have a PO for each district. HD38 also appoints Group Captains that coordinate 10 precincts. Group Captains help POs in their group with community outreach and election management.

HD38's PO list can be found here.

What About Senate Districts? NOTE: The map shows current districts, before Redistricting takes effect.

Similar to House District divisions, the state is also divided into 35 Senate Districts that provide representation in the Colorado Senate. HD38 is served by two -- Senate District 26 (Jeff Bridges-D) and Senate District 27 (Chris Kolker-D). Since House Districts and their precincts represent the smallest areas, political parties organize at that level for leadership instead of at the Senate District level. However, POs are very important to Senate Districts. In our party, POs serve on vacancy committees and help organize election efforts for Senate candidates.

HD38 Monthly Meeting Highlights (from 7/12/22 meeting):

  • Rep. Meg Froelich, co-sponsor of Colorado's Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), discussed the successful legislation and its significance in light of the SCOTUS Roe opinion. RHEA is concise and was introduced and passed without a single amendment and with all Dems signing. HD38's own Rep. David Ortiz sat on the Committee and was there for all 14 hours of testimony and the 26-hour floor debate. RHEA focuses on access to choice in contraception and abortion care, and CO will accept women who come here from other states for healthcare.

  • Arapahoe Community College Economics/Finance Faculty Member Joan Anderssen presented on "Inflation: Who's to Blame?" She discussed what comprises inflation, and whether the Federal Reserve Board has done too much or too little. Professor Anderssen also noted how facts show that economies have done better under Democratic presidents than Republican presidents. In speaking with voters, Joan suggested that candidates and volunteers bring the discussion back to the person you’re addressing: “How many houses do you have? What do you pay in taxes? The middle-class tax cut is sunsetting but the tax cuts for the wealthy remain.”

  • The HD38 Chair asked folks to watch for GOTV efforts and way to get involved.

  • Please email Colorado.hd38.democrats@gmail.com if you have ideas for a monthly meeting topic. Thanks!

HD38 Book Club

  • Thanks to nearly 30 attendees who participated in our book club on May 5, 2022. We are grateful for author Eitan Hersh who attended our discussion on his book, “Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change.” We encourage you to read or listen to the book or listen to NPR’s “Hidden Brain” podcast with Eitan.

  • Please watch for information on our next book club discussion, likely after the election in November.

  • We welcome book suggestions for our reading list. Please email a list of your favorites to HD38@arapahoedems.org.