What you can do to fight back this week (February 27)

For weeks, thousands of Coloradans have been trying to get the attention of Sen. Cory Gardner, imploring him to fight back against President Donald Trump’s destructive plans for health care, the environment, immigration reform, and so many other important issues.

Not only has Sen. Gardner ignored the people of Colorado who elected him, he has repeatedly insulted you by calling you “paid protesters.”

On Friday evening, one of the most unusual–and amazing–political events I’ve ever witnessed took place at Byers Middle School in Denver. A crowd so massive that even an “overflow room” was overflowing turned out to voice their concerns to Sen. Gardner–at least 1,500 and probably many more. Since Gardner chose not to show up, citizens gave their feedback to a cardboard cutout of Gardner–but more importantly to the news cameras and reporters gathered to watch.

If you missed this event Friday, watch the recorded livestream here.

Cory Gardner spent all of last week’s recess on the run from his constituents. As the resistance to the Trump agenda continues to build in Colorado and throughout America, there is real doubt growing as to whether Republicans in Washington, D.C. will succeed in their drive to repeal health care reform. That means the resistance is working. What you are doing every week to fight back against Donald Trump and Cory Gardner could make the literal difference between life and death for your neighbor. Or your family member. Or maybe even yourself.

Here is what you can do to fight back for the week of February 27th:


Trump Tuesday: You Work for Us, Not Trump!

We’re certain our Senator will be flying back to DC on Tuesday. Too bad he was not able to schedule a single public Town Hall, but that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to Resist the Trump Agenda. Trump will be giving his first State of the Union address Tuesday evening. So let’s set the agenda moving forward.

Where: Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver
When: Tuesday, February 28, 12:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


25 Years of TABOR: Make your voice heard

This event, free and open to the public, is being put on by the Denver Post, the Denver Press Club and the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl. CFI will participate in the panel, and we encourage civically engaged Coloradans, and those who want to learn more about the conflict over Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, to come.

Where: Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl Denver CO 80204
When: Tuesday, February 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


Refugees: In Their Own Words

This program will serve as a space for refugees to tell their stories, before and after resettlement, in their own words. We are grateful to our panel of refugees for agreeing to courageously share their stories. Today, there are over 21 million refugees worldwide – the highest number of displaced persons in history. While refugees hold many different identities, they share one thing in common – they have all escaped persecution and violence. This event will feature personal testimonies of immense hardship, loss, and perseverance, but will also highlight the humanity and dedication of refugees to contribute to the communities in which they live.

Where: Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave., Denver
When: Tuesday, February 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


We Are One Colorado Tour: Sterling

One Colorado is bringing our “We Are One Colorado” tour to 13 cities across the state to talk about how to build on — and protect — our victories and continue to advance equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families. One Colorado will also present the findings of their statewide LGBTQ needs assessment that was conducted in 2016.

Where: Family Resource Center, 120 Main St, Sterling, CO 80751
When: Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 – 7:30 pm.

Click here to RSVP.

On Wednesday, March 1, the We Are One Colorado Tour will appear in Arvada. Click here for more information.


Women & Family Wednesday Lobby Day

Colorado 9to5 will be hosting this week’s Women & Family Wednesday lobby day at the capitol. We will be talking to our legislators about the importance of the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill that will be introduced soon.

When: Wednesday, March 1, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax, Denver

Click here to RSVP.


Durango Activist Community Building Potluck

Come meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and build face to face relationships of affinity and solidarity. Feel free to bring friends! Potluck style, so bring something to share if you are able, but if not, no worries, there will be plenty to go around! (Please let us know about any allergies or dietary restrictions and we will make sure there’s something delicious available that you can eat!)

When: Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 – 9:30pm.
Where: Willow House, Durango

Click here to RSVP and get directions.


Colorado Common Cause – Reforming the Electoral College

The National Popular Vote (NPV) Interstate Compact is a voluntary agreement between states to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationally. If enacted, the agreement will ensure that the candidate who receives the most votes wins the U.S. presidency. It will also encourage presidential candidates to spend time engaging with voters throughout the county—instead of only those who live in a handful of swing states. Learn more about Colorado’s past and future role in reforming the Electoral College at our next informational happy hour.

Where: Irish Snug, 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, March 2, 5:00 – 7:00pm.

Click here to RSVP.


We Proclaim Yes! Acting to Keep Our Communities Whole

We’ll gather in prayer & testimonials before marching with Banners to the Emerson, Louisiana & Downing Overpass on I-25. It’s time to say YES! President Trump and Congress. Say yes to Ingrid! Yes to Jeanette! Say yes to mothers & fathers! Say yes to daughters and sons! Say yes to grandmothers and grandfathers! Say yes to our communities! We will not let you separate families.

Where: Washington Park, Denver, 1000 S Downing St, Denver
When: Saturday, March 4, 1:00 – 3:00pm.

Click here to RSVP.


March Forth! Share Your Song-Raise Your Voice-Join the Movement

Over the last few months, the streets have been alive with energy and movement. In the face of policies and language threatening to divide us, thousands of people have decided to stand up, to speak out, and to join together. One way or another, we have begun to raise our voices in a spirit of unity. Yet even when our cause is common, our stories and struggles are not the same. On March 4th, let’s listen to each other. Let’s learn each other’s songs. Let’s sing them in the streets. Let’s…MARCH FORTH!

Where: Youth on Record, 1301 W 10th Ave, Denver
When: When: Saturday, March 4, 2:30 – 5:30pm.

Click here to RSVP.


Week after week, you are proving that the resistance to Trump is not going away. It is not the work of “paid protesters.” It is not a temporary fad to be forgotten after a few weeks of catharsis. We are committed to opposing Trump’s backward agenda for as long as it takes, and responding to his daily insults against nearly every segment of the American public he was elected to serve. Every time we do, we prove again that America is better than Donald Trump.

You, the resistance, are America’s greatest hope for a better tomorrow. I can’t thank you enough.

(ICYMI) Trump rally at the Colorado Capitol today

POLS UPDATE #2: Can’t make this up, folks:

Things you can’t do sober: Spirit of America rally Denver from Denver

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POLS UPDATE: A memorable sign from today’s exciting little rally for President Donald Trump:

Donald Trump: the “anoited” one! At least we’re pretty sure this isn’t a reference to a certain presidential hotel suite in Moscow. Meanwhile, for comparison, LGBT advocacy group One Colorado appears to have done as well or better than Donald Trump for attendance to their LGBTQ Rally Day today:

Original post follows.

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With all the protests taking place almost daily in Colorado, we at ProgressNow Colorado are committed to helping citizens stay up to date on what’s happening. Today, a rally at the Colorado Capitol to support President Donald Trump gave us a chance to easily explain how to spot the difference between rallies in support of versus in opposition to Trump.

Thank you for your attention.

Colorado Week in Review: 2/24/17

What you can do to fight back this week (February 21st)

We all knew the day would come when President Trump’s destructive agenda for our country began to hurt real people. That is unfortunately starting to happen, as families who have called America home for decades–families with children who know no other home but America–are put in jeopardy across the nation.

Real people like Jeanette Vizguerra, who has been forced to seek sanctuary in a downtown Denver church rather than face separation from her children and the community she has been a part of for years. This holiday weekend, one of several large demonstrations in Denver featured a march from Civic Center Park to the First Unitarian Church where Vizguerra has taken sanctuary. Even in these terrible times, it is the compassion, unity, and dignity afforded to the victims of Trump’s hateful agenda that shines brighter.

You are making a difference. Every protest march, and every letter and phone call is an act not just of resistance but reclamation: of what it means to be an American, and a Coloradan. We are better than Donald Trump and we are proving it before the eyes of the world every day.

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Here are opportunities to fight back for the week of February 21st, 2017:


FEATURED EVENT: With or Without You: Town Hall for Senator Gardner

Thousands of Coloradans having been trying for weeks to get the attention of Senator Gardner in a good-faith effort to encourage him to set up a face-to-face town hall, especially during February recess week. The senator has declined so far, and so we’re going to make it as easy as possible for him, we’re organizing the town hall. We will ask our questions in a civil forum among our community neighbors with or without the senator’s presence. He has, however, been invited in good faith and encouraged to attend.

When: Friday, February 24 at 5:30 pm
Where: Byers Middle School, 150 S Pearl St, Denver

Click here to RSVP.


Broomfield Oil and Gas Public Forum

The city and county of Broomfield is considering a proposal to allow dozens of new oil wells within the city boundaries. Show up to stand up for our neighborhoods and keep heavy industry away from schools and homes.

When: Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Where: 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield

Click here to RSVP.


Aurora Lawmakers Town Hall

Join Senator Daniel Kagan (Senate District 26), Senator Nancy Todd (Senate District 28), and Rep. Jovan Melton (House District 41) for a town hall next Tuesday, February 21st, at 6:30 PM at the Heather Gardens Clubhouse. They will be joined by speakers from the AARP and Law Enforcement to discuss access to Medicare and avoiding Identity theft and common fraud schemes.

When: Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 pm
Where: Heather Gardens Clubhouse, 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora

Click here to RSVP.


“Safety for All” Rally

Denver Deputy Sheriffs, faith leaders, and criminal justice reform advocates are joining together in a unification rally calling for immediate action by Mayor Michael Hancock, Public Safety Director Stephanie O’Malley and Sheriff Patrick Firman to resolve Denver’s jail overcrowding and safety crisis. Organizers call on the Mayor to immediately convene a working group comprised of community advocates, deputy sheriffs, public officials and faith leaders to address escalating jail overcrowding and assault issues.

When: Wednesday, February 22nd at 1:30 pm
Where: Denver Detention Center, 490 W Colfax Ave, Denver

Click here to RSVP.


We Don’t Want SB90 Back in Colorado Press Conference/ No Queremos SB90 Otra Vez En Colorado Conferencia de Prensa

Next week we face one of the most anti-immigrant bills of the past decade, and we need your voice to kill this legislation. It is not enough for us to simply win enough votes, we must use this as an opportunity to condemn bigotry and xenophobia across our state. This is our moment to control the narrative, lifting up the voices of the immigrant community.

When: Wednesday, February 22nd at 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Click here to RSVP.


No Alt-Right at The Hyatt

Turning Point USA is the neo-fascist group that brought Milo Yiannopoulos to CU Boulder last month and they plan to host the western mountain regional summit at the Hyatt in March. They are now aiming at spreading their recruiting efforts through colleges in our region and we will not sit idly by while these groups mainstream themselves in Colorado and beyond.

When: Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown, 1750 Welton Street, Denver

Click here to RSVP.


2017 Health Care Day of Action

Health Care Day of Action is an opportunity for consumers and advocates from all over Colorado to discuss important health policy issues and engage with legislators on current health policy. There’s a lot going on in Colorado and in Congress affecting health care. Come join us and make your voice heard on health care issues important to you! We are charging a small fee this year to help cover the costs of this event and better ensure this day is as effective as it can be. However, we do not want funds to prevent you from attending this advocacy day. Scholarships may be available. If you need one please email Adam Fox at afox@cohealthinitiative.org.

When: Thursday, February 23rd at 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St (across from the state capitol)

Click here to RSVP.


Protect Our Healthcare Rally – Denver

Alright Colorado, it’s time to rally once again for ourselves and each other. You’re saving your future Saturday’s, right? Our consistent, successfully peaceful protesting is getting under the Administration’s skin. We are sparking change and making our voices heard across the state, nation and world. Let’s once again display our voices and opinions loud and clear. Our health matters. Our happiness matters. Our safety matters.

When: Saturday, February 25 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver

Click here to RSVP.


Protect Our Healthcare Rally – Colorado Springs

In response to the call from Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer, the Colorado Springs community is mobilizing to demonstrate our fervent opposition to attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We also rally to show our support for expanding Medicaid so that all can have access to the healthcare they need at the lowest cost possible.

When: Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Acacia Park, 15 E. Platte Ave. (Tejon & Bijou Sts), Colorado Springs

Click here to RSVP.


Protest ICE Mass Deportations

hundreds of people have been removed from their homes and jobs and placed in ICE detention centers across the nation. This protest will be outside the main ICE detention center for the Denver Metro area. Bring signs, megaphones, US flags, origin country flags, anything you can think of that will be a show of peaceful force at those choosing to subject one of the most marginalized and vibrant parts of our society.

When: Saturday, February 25 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: ICE Detention Center, 3130 Oakland St, Aurora

Click here to RSVP.


Being Black in #Boulder: A Community Conversation

A FREE community conversation about the experiences of people of color in our “fair” city, in particular, the experiences of black people.

When: Saturday, February 25 at 9:10 pm
Where: square product theatre, 2500 47th St., Unit 10, Boulder

Click here to RSVP.


As always, I cannot thank you enough for everything you are doing to fight back against the Trump administration and the far right in Colorado. While we can’t stop everything that is happening, we can show the world that it’s not happening in our name. Donald Trump does not speak for Coloradans. Trump’s values are not our values. Our values, and our communities, will outlast Trump.

And history will record that you were on the right side.

Colorado Week in Review: 2/17/17

What you can do to fight back this week (February 13th)

Last weekend was supposed to be all about a nationwide protest by anti-abortion conservatives.

Instead, something else happened.

 

“More than a hundred” turned out to protest against Planned Parenthood, reported the Denver Post–and “more than a thousand” converged on Sen. Cory Gardner’s office in Denver to defend abortion rights, and demand Gardner stop his threats to defund women’s health care.

The overwhelming show of support for Planned Parenthood Saturday in Denver is just another example of what we’re seeing across the nation as America rises up to resist the Trump administration and the Republican Party’s disastrous agenda. Sen. Gardner has tried to blame the rallies outside his office on “paid protesters,” but the good people of Colorado are making a liar of Gardner day after day.

The resistance is real. The people of Colorado will not be silent. Donald Trump, Cory Gardner, and their right-wing allies at every level of government ignore you at their peril.

Here are ways you can make a difference this week as Colorado continues to fight back:


 

Be Our Valentine Rally

Come prepared to take action and meet others who are working to resist Trump’s agenda. You can engage in your free time, and there are ways for everybody to participate. We’ll be encouraging our Members of Congress in Senate and House to represent us, not Trump. If we stand together, indivisible, we will win. Welcome to the resistance!

Where: Skyline Park next to Sen. Gardner’s Office, Corner of 17th St. and Arapahoe St.
When: Tuesday, February 14 at 12:00 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


 

Valentine’s Action: Ask Sen Gardner to “Make a Date” with CO!

Senator Cory Gardner has no public events scheduled in Colorado, not even during the Congressional recess during the week of President’s Day. This Valentine’s Day, let’s ask him to #MakeaDatewithCO and schedule public town hall meetings. Plan a party to make your own Valentine cards (or check the discussion board to see if there’s one near you), or participate from home by creating your own Valentine!

Click here to RSVP and get more information.


 

Tell your Colorado legislators to support a national popular vote

Under the current system of electing the President, candidates have won the Presidency without winning the most popular votes nationwide in 4 of the nation’s 57 presidential elections. The National Popular Vote bill, Senate Bill 17-099, would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Room 357
When: Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30 pm.

Click here for more information and to take action online.


 

Trump Team in Denver: Rally to Protect the EPA!

Bring signs, bring friends, and bring your unyielding energy (and maybe some coffee) to 1445 Market Street this Wednesday! Let’s make sure that our leaders know that we want them to reject Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator, maintain the BLM methane rule, and prioritize our planet and it’s inhabitants!

Where: 1445 Market St, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 am.

Click here to RSVP.


We Are One Colorado Tour: Boulder

One Colorado is bringing the “We Are One Colorado” tour to 13 cities across the state to talk about how to build on — and protect — our victories and continue to advance equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families. One Colorado will also present the findings of their statewide LGBTQ needs assessment that was conducted in 2016.

Where: Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
When: Wednesday, February 15 at 6 – 7:30 pm.

Click here to RSVP.

On Thursday, the We Are One Colorado Tour will stop in Breckenridge. Click here for more information.


 

General Strike Against Trump

On Friday, February 17, 2017, Strike4Democracy will coordinate over 100 strike actions across the United States, and beyond, to plan for a series of mass strikes to stand up for America’s democratic principles. As the nation suffers through ICE raids, travel bans, Trump’s mobilization on the border wall, as well as attacks on the rights of workers, women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and our environment, February 17th provides a beacon to those who are searching for a way to protect and defend our shared humanity.

Click here to RSVP and get more information.


One Billion Rising – Denver: 2017 March & Rally

1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence.

Where: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St, Denver
When Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 am.

Click here to RSVP.


 

Defend Our Constitution March

We have been a broken nation in the past, but the current presidency has divided us and openly stomped on our rights at a new level of deception. The very Constitution that this country was built on is at stake. We must defend our rights before we no longer have any! We must unite to show that we are not to be stomped all over! If anything good can come out of this regime, let it be the uniting of the people. Let their hatred fuel our love and passion enough to truly create a change. Let all minority groups join together to create the majority in our fight.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock
When: Saturday, February 18 at 1:30 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


 

Not My President’s Day Rally Denver, CO

Come stand in solidarity with the masses who do not and will not accept a fascist, morally bankrupt and hateful person as our president. There are sister rallies happening across the nation. Let’s show this administration that Denver will continue to denounce these vile policies. We will not be silenced or tempered. We are here to STAY.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Monday, February 20 at 5:00 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


Thanks again for everything you are doing to fight back in defense of our shared values. Every week I am blown away by the smart and passionate Colorado citizens I meet at these events. I wish we were coming together under better circumstances, but the unity of purpose and momentum we are building together to stand up to Trump will positively impact our nation long after Trump is a footnote in the history books.

We are doing more than fighting back against one man. We are organizing for a better America, and a better future for all of us.

And there’s no turning back now.

Colorado Week in Review: 2/10/17

What you can do to fight back this week

These are the largest protests in American history. The resistance to Donald Trump since his inauguration on January 20th has exceeded the expectations of the entire world, and is already remaking the story of Trump’s presidency. There has never been a President in our modern history so unpopular so soon after taking office. Every harmful action Trump takes is resounding answered by millions of Americans who declare with one voice that he does not speak for us.

And our protests are working.

Every week, the resistance builds–across America and right here in Colorado. Last weekend, thousands of Coloradans marched to defend the rights and dignity of our Muslim neighbors and friends. Another huge crowd of teachers gathered outside Sen. Cory Gardner’s office to demand he reject Trump’s disastrous nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Still more gathered in the freezing cold last week to fight back against the nomination of far-right Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In the Colorado legislature this week, we face a battle to stop a new round of anti-abortion legislation and corporate influence on our politicians.

Thank you for everything you are doing. Every phone call you make, every email you send, every sign, every march, every protest. It matters. It all matters. Here are more opportunities to take action for the week of February 6th:


Love Knows No BAN No Walls Vigil 2017

We’ll see you at the Love Knows No BAN, No Walls Vigil on Monday, February 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm at the ICE Detention Center at 30th & Peoria in Aurora, CO. You won’t want to miss the young people sharing letters to parents who are affected by detention or deportation.

Where: GEO Aurora ICE Processing Center, 3130 Oakland St, Aurora, Colorado 80010
When: Monday, February 6 at 6 – 7:00 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


Say NO to Trump’s #SwampCabinet and #NoBanNoWall

Tuesday, February 7, MoveOn members across the country are rallying Democratic and Republican senators and representatives to stop Trump’s #SwampCabinet and to say: #NoBanNoWall! Progressives need to use every tool in their toolbox to delay and stop Trump’s nominees who are looking out for their own interests at the expense of the rest of us.

Where: Skyline Park next to Sen. Gardner’s Office, Corner of 17th St. and Arapahoe St.
When: Tuesday, February 7 at 12:00 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


Save My Care Bus Tour

Spend your Tuesday lunch break standing up for health care! Join the #SaveMyCare bus at the Colorado State Capitol tomorrow as we keep sending the message that Americans depend on their care.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 1 – 3:00 pm.


We Are One Colorado Tour: Denver

One Colorado, the state’s leading LGBTQ advocacy group, is conducting their “We Are One Colorado” tour “to talk about how to build on — and protect — our victories and continue to advance equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families.” It’s more important than ever that Colorado lead on these issues.

Where: Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80202
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 – 7:30 pm.

Click here to RSVP.

On Saturday, February 11, the tour will arrive in Grand Junction. Click here for details.


Right-wing Lobby Day 2017

On Thursday, February 9th, the far-right Koch-funded group Americans For Prosperity is conducting their “Lobby Day” at the Colorado Capitol. Conservative legislators and activists will be present to support the AFP’s agenda to cut funding for health care and other critical priorities. Show up in the West Foyer of the Capitol at 11:30 am Thursday to make sure the Koch Brothers understand that Colorado isn’t their playground like other states.

Where: West Foyer of the Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 am.


NARAL Pro Choice Colorado Show of Solidarity – February 9th

Join NARAL and our allies as we wear purple and let our state legislators know that we are watching their votes on reproductive rights! There will be three anti-abortion bills up that day, so it’s vital that we show support for those testifying against these bills. We will be meeting at the Capitol at 1pm for a brief training and then a photo op, before we head to the committee room at 1:30pm. The committee hearing may last several hours, but you are not required to attend the full time.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


Colorado Stands With Planned Parenthood

Please join us at Skyline Park on 17th and Arapahoe, right outside of Sen. Cory Gardner’s office, on Saturday February 11th at 1:00pm to show our support for Planned Parenthood and to demand that Sen. Gardner oppose any actions being taken to defund Planned Parenthood.

Where: Skyline Park, 17th and Arapahoe next to the Chase Bank Building (Sen. Gardner’s office)
When: Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 – 3:00 pm.

Click here to RSVP.


And that’s just a partial list of what’s happening in the resistance this week. If you have an event that you want included in our weekly update, send a message to resist@progressnowcolorado.org and let us know about it. We are committed to doing everything we can to help connect citizens and organizations in order to fight back every day and every week.

You are part of what is happening. A long road lies ahead to stop President Trump and fight his backward agenda, but we will prevail. The reason I am confident we will win is each week I see my fellow Coloradans standing up like never before. You are both my personal inspiration and the hope of our nation. When we stand together, nothing can stand against us.

Colorado Week in Review: 2/3/17

NO JUSTICE, NO SEAT: rally tomorrow to stop Trump and Neil Gorsuch

Last night, Donald Trump made another horrible mistake in nominating far-right Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

Join us tomorrow at noon at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in downtown Denver as we stand together as Coloradans to reject Neil Gorsuch. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

Gorsuch’s fringe views on health care and contraception make him an enemy of Colorado women. On the Supreme Court, Gorsuch would be a vote to roll back abortion rights, environmental protections, and hard-won protections against discrimination in the workplace. Gorsuch has even been endorsed by the founder of the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-LGBT extremist group.

We can’t forget that this Supreme Court seat was stolen from President Obama last year. No Democrat should in any way cooperate with or otherwise enable Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination, including Colorado Democrats. To do so would only hand Trump another undeserved victory.

Gorsuch may hail from Colorado, but his record stands in opposition to Colorado values. Now the eyes of the whole nation are on Colorado to see if we have the courage to stand up for what’s right. We can’t let them down.

Join us at noon tomorrow to say NO to Donald Trump and Neil Gorsuch. And forward this alert to everyone you know who can make it. We have to speak out right now before the Trump administration can ram this nomination through.

URGENT: Rally Next Tuesday To Stop Repeal of Colorado’s Insurance Marketplace

We urgently need your help next Tuesday at the Colorado State Capitol.

Far-right Republicans in the Colorado Senate, following the lead of Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress in Washington, have introduced legislation to repeal Colorado’s hugely successful health coverage marketplace. It hasn’t been a perfect system, of course, but the rate of uninsured in our state has plummeted to historic lows. Across the state, medical providers are expanding their facilities and service offerings due to a brighter financial outlook and burgeoning demand.

Repealing the insurance marketplace would have devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who have gained coverage since the system went live several years ago.

We don’t know what’s going to happen in Washington under President Trump, but one thing we do know is that lives of Coloradans have been saved by coverage they’ve obtained through Connect For Health Colorado.

Colorado won’t give up the gains we’ve made in health coverage. Join us next Tuesday at 1PM on the West Steps of the Colorado Capitol Building as we rally to STOP Senate Bill 3.

WHAT: Rally to stop the repeal of Colorado’s insurance marketplace
WHEN: Tuesday, January 31st at 1:00PM
WHERE: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax, Denver

Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

After the rally, we encourage everyone to stay for the Senate hearing on Senate Bill 3 and make your voices heard. If you are one of the thousands of Coloradans who would be uninsured right now without coverage obtained through Connect For Health Colorado, we want to hear your story. Drop us a line at resist@progressnowcolorado.org and tell us about yourself. In addition to next Tuesday’s hearing, we’re working on a variety of media projects to help tell your story to a broader audience.

Thanks as always for taking action on short notice. This is just one of the many hard battles we face in the coming months, but it’s critical that we stand together now to protect the historic gains in coverage Colorado has achieved under the Affordable Care Act. We can’t go back to the way it was before. Too many of our neighbors, friends, and family are counting on us.

Colorado Week in Review: 1/27/17

Colorado Week In Review: 1/20/17