What you can do to fight back this week (January 8)

After almost a year of Trump in the White House, the resistance is shifting: not away from Trump, but toward every conservative politician who helped elected him and has enabled his disastrous first year as President of the United States. We’ve proven successful at slowing down Trump’s agenda, and stopping much of it in its tracks, but the next fight in the battle to take our country back happens this November.

In today’s resistance against Trump and the conservative agenda, ordinary people are the leaders. The Indivisible movement, the Women’s March, and everything else that has made a difference this past year has been about individual Americans stepping up to fight back. We couldn’t do any of this without you, and no one ordered you to fight back against Trump. We resist together because our nation and our shared values require nothing less of us. It’s that simple.

Featured Event: Official Women’s March On Colorado: One Year Anniversary

We believe that social justice, human rights, and equality for women and all marginalized people nationwide are shared American values. We firmly believe that there is still much work to do, and that real change will only happen when women are an active and respected part of the conversation. Until we have socioeconomic justice, and are active participants in a government that works for all of us, there is a reason to march. We will gather beginning at 8:30 AM. in Civic Center Park. The pre-rally will begin at 9 AM at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater, followed by the March at 9:30 AM and rally at noon. The map is posted at www.marchoncolorado.org.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, January 20 at 9:30am

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Thank you for everything you do week after week. Here are some great ways to fight back for the week of January 8th:

Stop Vouchers in Colorado

Public, taxpayer dollars for public education must stay in public schools
Oppose any changes to the Colorado School Finance Act or public school funding in Colorado that would use public, taxpayer dollars for vouchers, tax credits, or Education Savings Accounts.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 10:00am

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Take Steps Today For Lasting Change

The tenets of environmental justice hold that all people everywhere should have access to a healthy and thriving environment. Further, all people should be able to live in freedom from environmental dangers. But is this achievable on a planet (and in a country) where people continue to buy huge houses and cars, produce multiple children and purchase products with no thought to their production cycle or packaging? Daily we hear threats to environmental protections in the United States and beyond, what can we do as concerned and committed citizens to protect humanities’ right to a healthy environment?

Where: Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, 2148 S High St, Denver
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 1:00pm

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Colorado Common Cause: 2018 Legislative Preview

If you live in Denver, you’ve likely seen the shiny, golden dome of the Colorado state capitol building. But what actually happens there? How are bills introduced, debated and passed? And how does Colorado Common Cause participate in this process? Come learn about what takes place under the “golden dome”–and get a preview of the bills that Colorado Common Cause will tackle this session–at our 2018 Legislative Preview.

Where: The Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 5:00pm

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Stand with Faith Winter and all the others against Rep. Lebsock

January 10th is the start of the 2018 Legislative session and Rep. Steve Lebsock has refused to resign after being accused of serial sexual harassment. Faith Winter and the 11 others that have come out showing immense bravery telling their experience of sexual harassment at this legislators hand need our support to show we stand with them, we believe. This will be a picket style protest with signs. We can legally walk the sidewalk surrounding the Capitol as long as we do not block traffic and continue moving. This is a great way for us to all get our steps in and give our support to these brave women.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00am

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New Era Colorado: 8th Annual Opening Day Happy Hour

Join New Era for our 8th Annual Opening Day Happy Hour at Prohibition! The 2018 legislative session kicks off on Wednesday, January 10th, so come grab a drink with us at Prohibition and get the inside scoop on what to expect. We’ll be providing appetizers and if you’re a monthly donor, check in with us at the door for a free drink. If you have yet to join, there’s no time like the present: www.neweracolorado.org/Players Make sure to let us know you can make it so we get enough apps for everyone. See you there!

Where: Prohibition, 504 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, January 10 at 5:00pm

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Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! Lecture & Book Signing at The Temporary

Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award in 2008, and an Izzy Award in 2009 for “special achievement in independent media”. In 2012, Goodman received the Gandhi Peace Award for a “significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace”.

Where: The Arts Campus at Willits, 360 Market St., Basalt
When: Friday, January 12 at 7:00pm

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Gentrification Summit: Our Communities Are Not For Sale

If Denver is to truly be a “world-class city” it can’t be just for those who can most afford it. With displacement accelerating at lightening speed due to policies promoted by politicians indebted to wealthy developers, or businesses that are more interested in remaking neighborhoods rather than integrating into them, we need urgent solutions that will not take years to implement. We will not wait another election cycle to take back our city. The time to resist is now! This citywide summit will bring together progressive organizers, emerging leaders, and impacted residents who have actively and creatively resisted gentrification in their communities, as well as those who want to learn strategies to take back their neighborhoods.

Where: Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver
When: Saturday, January 13 at 9:30am

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Change the Rules: Civic Board Games

If you enjoy meeting new and interesting people, or having a great time with people you already know, then come on out and play some games and see how we can change the rules to either make things more realistic or to create new possible solutions. Bring your own board game or we’ll have lots of new and classic games (and also some funky vintage games provided by the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys), as well as great treats.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, January 13 at 4:00pm

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From Denver to Washington, D.C., 2018 is going to be loaded with opportunities for every one of us to stand up for what we believe in. We’ll do our best to keep you updated, so please watch for breaking news alerts through the week. Thanks again!

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