What you can do to fight back this week (September 18)

“Zombie Trumpcare” is back.

After trying and failing miserably to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t do more harm than good, Republicans in the U.S. Senate are back with what’s being described as a “last ditch effort” to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a plan that would insure millions fewer Americans just to give tax breaks to the rich.

We’ve been through this before. We know how it’s likely to end. But we have to take every attempt by the far right to take away health coverage from millions of people with the deadly seriousness it deserves. In Colorado, there was a time when we thought we could trust the promises of Sen. Cory Gardner to protect Medicaid patients, and to defend Colorado’s successful insurance marketplace that has helped cut the uninsured population in our state by half. Now we know, based on his votes, that Gardner will vote for any health care repeal bill Republican leaders order him to.

Priority #1 this week: stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, yet again. The targets haven’t changed: here in Colorado, you need to call Call Rep. Mike Coffman at 202-225-7882, Rep. Scott Tipton at 202-225-4761, and Sen. Cory Gardner at 202-224-5941, and let them know that this latest repeal proposal is still a non-starter.

Then, join Colorado elected officials and health care policy experts TOMORROW for an important press conference to discuss why this latest repeal effort is wrong:

What: Press Conference to Rally for Healthcare
When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:00 am
Where: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 915 E. 9th Ave., Denver

Thanks for your quick response once again. Here are more ways to fight back against the far right for the week of September 18th:


Public Hearing: Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Settlement

A few years ago, Volkswagen (VW) was found guilty of falsifying their emissions detection instruments and selling cars that emitted more pollutants than we were led to believe. As part of the settlement, Colorado will receive $68.7 million to reduce emissions that will offset the excess air pollution from these vehicles. The Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) just released their draft plan for how they propose to spend the funds from the settlement. They are holding a public hearing on September 18th and want our input about their plan!

Where: CDOT HQ Auditorium, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave. Denver
When: Monday, September 18 at 2:00pm

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SRL Film Night “Before the Flood”

Join the Sierra Club “Ready for 100” campaign and Sustainable Resilient Longmont at Still Cellars, a distillery and arthouse. (1115 Colorado Ave. Longmont, CO) on Monday, September 18th for a FREE showing of critically acclaimed climate change documentary “Before the Flood,” which features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand.

Where: Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave, Ste C, Longmont
When: Monday, September 18 at 6:00pm

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Energy and Environmental Initiative Organizational Meeting

Let’s Organize!! This meeting will be to elect our officers and adopt the Iniative’s by-laws as required by the Colorado Democratic Party. There’s alot going on in Colorado with Energy and Environmental relations. Let’s take some time to outline a positive step forward in how this initiative can share information, take effective actons to help in areas of concern, including talking with our candidates and elected to find out where they stand with respects to that relationship.

Where: 8485 S Valley Hwy Rd, Englewood
When: Monday, September 18 at 6:00pm

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Boulder CAN and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Immigration 101: Part 2 (each session is free standing)

This second Immigration 101 workshop (2 of 3 – though each session is free standing, no need to have come to the previous one!), will feature a discussion with immigration lawyers, Nicole and Yvan Murad. The workshop is designed to help us understand more about the current immigration system, be clear on the challenges and struggles the immigrant community faces, be tuned into and understand what new Executive Orders/legistlation mean, and become ready to respond with compassion. There will be discussion around the concept of “Sanctuary” as well.

Where: First Congregational Church UCC Boulder, 1128 Pine St, Boulder
When: Monday, September 18 at 7:00pm

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Project Homeless Connect 2017

Project Homeless Connect is a free resource fair for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of becoming homeless. During this one-day event, clients are able to access an array of services ranging from ID services, housing services, resume workshops, clothing banks, vision check and healthcare to veterans services, childcare, petcare and much more. We expect to see 1,000 clients at this year’s event and need nearly as many volunteers to make the day a success. Please join us on September 19 as we help our most vulnerable population access the resources they need to become self-sufficient for themselves and their families.

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 19 at 9:00am

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Free DACA Renewal Clinic – Boulder

The Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017. If your DACA expires before March 5, 2018, you MUST apply to renew your DACA within the next thirty days. We cannot emphasize enough how much time is of the essence here. These renewals will be free and completely confidential. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does require that each DACA applicant pay $495 to renew their DACA; if you can bring a check or money order with you for that amount, please do so. If you do NOT have the $495 for the renewal fee, there is a possibility that we will have some funds available to cover the amount, but it is not guaranteed.

Where: University of Colorado Law School, Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder
When: Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00am

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Blue Print Denver Community Workshop (NW)

1 of 5 workshops this September for Denverights’ Blueprint Denver Plan. These workshops are focusing on mapping out the city, identifying the areas of growth and reviewing the feedback with the community that we’ve received thus far.

Where: Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W 46th Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30pm

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9to5 Colorado Denver Renter’s Week Action

We will be in solidarity with Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park. This park is set to close in July of 2018 and residents want and have access to purchasing the park but the owner refuses to sell to them. Residents have been organizing and working hard for the past year. About 80 families will be displaced and face a serious threat to end up homeless.

Where: 2075 Potomac St, Aurora
When: Thursday, September 21 at 3:30pm

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution Case Studies: The Year 1939

Come enjoy locally made drinks and eat yummy food while we use specific case studies from history as a jumping off point to explore the impact on politics, fashion, economics, science, culture, etc…and how it relates to our civic life today.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, September 21 at 6:00pm

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APS School Board Town Hall

This year 4 seats on the Aurora Public Schools board of education are up for election. Come meet the candidates who are running to help shape education policy for APS and ask questions. All candidates, regardless of party, have been invited to participate.

Where: Community College of Aurora, 16000 E Centretech Pkwy, Aurora
When: Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Free DACA Renewal Clinic – Ft. Collins

The Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017. If your DACA expires before March 5, 2018, you MUST apply to renew your DACA within the next thirty days. We cannot emphasize enough how much time is of the essence here. These renewals will be free and completely confidential. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does require that each DACA applicant pay $495 to renew their DACA; if you can bring a check or money order with you for that amount, please do so. If you do NOT have the $495 for the renewal fee, there is a possibility that we will have some funds available to cover the amount, but it is not guaranteed.

Where: Colorado State University, 900 Oval Dr, Fort Collins
When: Friday, September 22 at 10:00am and Saturday, September 23 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP for Friday.
Click here to RSVP for Saturday.


Rally for Healthcare – NO on Graham-Cassidy

The current healthcare bill, known as “Graham-Cassidy,” was written by members of the Senate GOP and incorporates no bipartisan effort, and is planned to go to a vote in under two weeks. There are currently no scheduled hearings, and no open debate. And yet, just last week in his town hall, Senator Gardner told Coloradans: “I hope people learn that [the healthcare debate] needs to be open.” Coloradans will gather on Friday outside Senator Gardner’s Denver office to hold the senator to his word and demand he stop this bill from entering the Senate floor until normal process (hearings, debate, true bipartisan effort) are restored. We demand that Senator Gardner stand by the words he uttered just one week ago, and not allow a bill to be forced through the senate that does not meet his own stated standards of transparency.

Where: 721 19th St, Denver
When: Friday, September 22 at 11:00am

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Queer Invasion

Queer Invasion is a queer pop-up party in a non-queer space just like Gay Guerilla Group! It’s not a protest, just a fun queer takeover in a novel location. This tradition has been successful all over the country, and it’s time to bring it to Denver. Join the community and make some new friends while surprising some regulars!

Where: LoDo District, Denver
When: Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Free DACA Renewal Clinic at DU – Denver

The Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017. If your DACA expires before March 5, 2018, you MUST apply to renew your DACA within the next thirty days. We cannot emphasize enough how much time is of the essence here. These renewals will be free and completely confidential. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does require that each DACA applicant pay $495 to renew their DACA; if you can bring a check or money order with you for that amount, please do so. If you do NOT have the $495 for the renewal fee, there is a possibility that we will have some funds available to cover the amount, but it is not guaranteed.

Where: Josef Korbel School of International Studies, 2201 S Gaylord St, Denver
When: Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm

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Thanks as always for everything you have done and will do to fight off the far right: as many times as it takes. This isn’t the first time we’ve had to fight back on short notice to protect last week’s victory, and it won’t be the last. But with your help, we’ll be there every time. We’ll outlast them, and then we’ll win this country back.

Colorado Week in Review: 9/15/17

What you can do to fight back this week (September 11)

Late last week, a scandal erupted after the official Twitter account for the Colorado Republican Party launched a “bizarre” and vicious attack on one of the nation’s oldest and most important civil rights watchdogs. [1] With racism and hatred against LGBT Americans on the rise since Trump took office, the Southern Poverty Law Center has done the same thing they’ve done for almost 45 years: calling out the people and organizations responsible for spreading hatred.

The response from the far right? Shoot the messenger.

The attack on the SPLC by the Colorado Republican Party is part of a pattern. When fact-checkers scrutinized Trump’s campaign promises last year, Republicans attacked the fact-checkers. Now that civil rights groups are pointing out the undeniable connection between extremist hate groups and Trump’s rise to power, Republicans attack the civil rights groups.

We need to know how far up this goes. The chairman of the Colorado GOP is refusing to back down from these attacks on the SPLC despite outrage from local civil rights leaders including the Denver Ministerial Alliance. Every Republican in Colorado now needs to answer one simple question: does the Colorado Republican Party speak for you?

Priority #1 this week: call Reps. Mike Coffman at 202-225-7882, Scott Tipton at 202-225-4761, Doug Lamborn at 202-225-4422, and Rep. Ken Buck at 202-225-4676–and then Sen. Cory Gardner at 202-224-5941–and ask them if they support the Colorado GOP’s attacks on the Southern Poverty Law Center. Tell Coffman and Gardner that the solution for the Republican Party is not to attack the SPLC, but to take whatever action is needed to ensure hate does not dictate the Republican Party’s agenda.

Once that’s done, here are more ways to take action this week:


Take Action for Immigrant Rights – Accion Para Nuestros Derechos

Come participate in a community meeting with Together Colorado LA RED team (Together Colorado LA RED is a statewide campaign that is committed to organizing people of Faith for immigrant rights by practicing our central values of Liberation, Action, Respect, Equality, and Dignity. Part of the National LA RED PICO campaign) There is over a 1.2 million of our brothers and sisters at risk of mass deportation- including 18,700 Coloradans! Now more than ever, we must come together to defend the dignity of one another and keep our families and communities united!

Where: Annunciation Catholic Parsh, 3621 Humboldt St, Denver
When: Monday, September 11 at 6:30pm

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Let’s Talk Tech: Digital Safety for Kids (Ages 8-12)

Katie L. Greer, a nationally recognized expert on internet/digital safety and technology, will empower your children to make responsible choices as they become more interested in online gaming, apps and social media. She’ll lead a kid-friendly discussion about protecting personal information, cyberbullying and much more. Note: This program is for children ages 8-12.

Where: 5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial
When: Tuesday, September 12 at 4:00pm

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A Benefit To Stop I-70

Plaintiffs in our NEPA lawsuit along with the attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about their involvement and the lawsuit as a whole! Get the real scoop on what’s going on, where we’re at, and where this fight is going. Additionally, attendees will get the behind the scenes scoop from film maker Colin Floom, on upcoming viral videos about Ditching the Ditch! Food and drinks will be provided, along with a silent auction full of awesome big ticket items!

Where: 1601 Emerson St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30pm

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What’s Up With DACA?

In support to all our DACA students and community, North High School, The Immigration Law Offices of Arturo Jimenez and Jubilee Center Present: A conversation on DACA and other issues affecting youths and families.

En apoyo a todos nuestros estudiantes y comunidad DACA, North High School, Las Oficinas Legales de Inmigración de Arturo Jimenez y el Centro Jubilee Presentan: Una conversación sobre DACA y otros asuntos que afectan a nuestros jóvenes y familias.

Where: Denver North High School, 2960 N Speer Blvd, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00pm

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The Challenge of Parenting in the Digital Age

Katie L. Greer, a nationally recognized expert on internet/digital safety and technology, will help you navigate these complicated digital waters, share trends and discuss what’s next on the horizon when it comes to children and technology. She’ll empower parents with proactive strategies to keep your child’s online learning safe and enjoyable. Bring your questions! Note: This program is designed for adults, due to its mature content.

Where: 5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial
When: Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00pm

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Branch Out presents: Celebration of Latinx Heritage

Join the Dennis Small Cultural Center, and UMAS y MEXA for a fun and free celebration to explore different aspects of Latinx/Hispanisx culture including food, music, and other traditions!

Where: The Dennis Small Cultural Center, 204 UCB (University Memorial Center), Boulder
When: Wednesday, September 13 at 4:00pm

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Arvadans for Progressive Action Jeffco School Board Candidate Forum

Come listen, learn, and engage the Jeffco School Board candidates as an informed voter this election season! Our schools and kids need us! APA is honored to partner with Support Jeffco Kids for this important event. Please bring your friends, family, and neighbors to this important community event!

Where: Wheat Ridge High School Auditorium, 9505 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge
When: Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm

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2017 Southern Colorado Ally Awards

The event will be a cocktail reception on what is sure to be a lovely evening and will culminate with an awards ceremony accompanied by a hosted bar, and heavy passed/stationed hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from this event will fund One Colorado Education Fund and will be tax deductible.

Where: The Mining Exchange, 8 S. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, September 14 at 5:30pm

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Constitution Day 2017: The First Amendment

This year’s event will explore the First Amendment, asking this question: how secure are those rights, anyway? Speakers will cover free speech (including hate speech), fake and real news, and freedom of religion. After a panel of presentations and lunch (provided), we will break out into small discussion groups.

Where: Turnhalle Ballroom At The Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver
When: Friday, September 15 at 10:00am

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Healthier Colorado Gearing Up for Mental Health: Grand Junction

We are hosting our third of the three community-wide bike events across Colorado in Grand Junction on September 16. Don’t miss out on this free and fun filled event with activities for everyone and giveaways! At 9:30 am, there will be arts and crafts and preparing time for the bike ride. The bike ride will begin at 10:00 am. Every one is welcome and we will also have an walking alternative through Main St. There will be FREE Lunch and Community Wellness Fair featuring various local organizations and us!

Where: Lincoln Park, Grand Junction
When: Saturday, September 16 at 9:30am

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Flash Mob: Singing for Our Lives

Let us unite against hate by coming together as a community, literally Singing for Our Lives! We invite you to send a strong message of peace and love to our city. On Saturday, September 16, Indivisible Denver and affiliated grassroots organizations are hosting a flashmob and sing-along. Singers from across Colorado will first gather at the Shorter Community AME church for a rehearsal. All singers (professional, amateur, or just people who want to be part of the “mob”) are welcome to join.

Where: Rehearsal: Shorter AME Community Church, 3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver
When: Saturday, September 16 at 4:00pm

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Immigration 101

Are you confused by news of deportations and a “path to citizenship”? Come learn more about what’s really going on and the challenges we face in creating commonsense immigration law that is both compassionate and meets our country’s economic needs. Separate facts from fiction by hearing from immigration policy experts, and hear stories of what it’s like to try to come to America. Join us for an educational nonpartisan presentation, and feel free to bring a friend!

Where: Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St, Arvada
When: Sunday, September 17 at 11:15am

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We’re grateful for everything you do week after week to fight back and make a difference. Thanks again, and please watch your inbox for breaking news alerts and information.

Colorado Week in Review: 9/8/17

What you can do to fight back this week (September 5)

This morning, the Trump administration announced a decision that could result in the deportation of 800,000 “Dreamers”—17,000 of them right here in Colorado—who call America home and are Americans in every sense of the word that matters. Democrats, and even some Republicans like Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado have called for protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, yet today Trump’s attorney general insulted them and perpetuated the racist lie that immigrants have stolen jobs from the rest of us.

This isn’t about executive orders or dense arguments about the legislative process—not when Congress has refused to deal with this issue for years, not when leaders like Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet fought to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, only to see it stopped cold in the Republican-controlled House. Today, the only thing that matters is the shame in deporting 800,000 people brought here as children who are our friends and neighbors and valuable members of our communities.

We’re better than this. The American dream doesn’t exist without Dreamers.

Priority #1 today: show up for Dreamers. Tell key Republican lawmakers including Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado they must act now to protect thousands of people in Colorado. Make your voice heard and then share the Dream Act Toolkit with your friends.

Contact Sen. Gardner directly by calling (202) 224-5941.

There is a rally taking place TODAY until 2:30pm on Denver’s Auraria Campus to demand a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Get more information here.

Once you’ve taken this critical action, here are more ways to fight back for the week of September 5th:


Senator Gardner Office Visit as August Recess Ends

Congress returns to session on September 5. Senator Gardner will be back in DC, ready to cast more votes as our statewide representative. Let’s visit his Denver office on day 1 and share our concerns. Meet out front of the building (picture above is the front of the building) and we will walk in together. Our topic will likely focus on whether or not the senator has read the DREAM Act of 2017.

Where: 721 19th Street, Suite 150 Denver
When: Tuesday, September 5 at 1:00pm

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EMERGENCY DACA RALLY-COLORADO SPRINGS

Press Conference and a Rally to Defend DACA and the immigrant community. DACAmented youth, professionals, and all immigrants have the right to be treated like equal human beings, and nothing less.

Where: Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00pm

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Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails Public Meeting

As a part of Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails, the City and County of Denver is hosting a second round of public meetings in August and September in five locations throughout Denver to discuss priority pedestrian and trail improvement projects that address the needs and community values identified during previous public outreach in October 2016. This second round of public meetings and outreach will also be an opportunity to examine costs, funding options and policies required to achieve the community’s vision for a walkable Denver and a world-class trail system.

Where: Skinner Middle School, 3435 W 40th Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 5 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night

Join us at the One Colorado office to call our supporters about LGBTQ equality!

Where: One Colorado’s office, 1490 Lafayette St. Suite 304, Denve
When: September 5th at 6:00pm

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Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado Conscious Cocktails

Monthly networking event at The #AllianceCenter! No RSVP required, come on in.

Where: The Alliance Center, 1st Floor Event Space, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver
When: Thursday, September 7 at 5:30pm


28th Annual Friendship Powwow

The Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration is one of the Denver Art Museum’s longest-running events. It is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. Throughout the day, watch colorful dance competitions, participate with local artists in hands-on activities, and enjoy your first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread. Also, don’t miss the American Indian art collection on levels two and three of the North Building.

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
When: Saturday, September 9 at 10:30am

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Unity Of All Nations

There has been a nation wide call out to stop Energy Transfer Partners. This day almost marks the same day that Colorado and surrounding areas came together in solidarity for Standing Rock. We came together to stand up and fight for “the people,” our future and our water. Since that date, there have been many calls out for solidarity that many of us have answered to. There has also been much needed unity as our nation becomes more and more unstable with a leader whose interest only is for himself and his pockets!

Where: Confluence Park, Denver
When: Saturday, September 5 at 2:30pm

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Volunteer with One Colorado at Boulder Pridefest!

Flip-flops. Shades. Farmer’s tan. Oh my! Pride season must be here! Pull on a One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer. Come join One Colorado at Boulder Pride!

Where: Boulder Central Park 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder
When: Sunday, September 10 at 10:30am

Click here to RSVP.


Thanks for all your work to protect the values that make America great. We’re proud to fight alongside you.

Colorado Week in Review: 9/1/17

Your deliberately oversimplified glance at what happened in Colorado this week.

Join us tonight in Denver: The Resistance Handbook

Last night, a capacity crowd at the Boulder Bookstore heard from Michael Huttner, founder of ProgressNow Colorado and co-author of the new bestselling book with Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos, The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump! Thanks to everyone who came out to hear from Mike and get their copy. The Boulder Bookstore sold out and more copies are on the way!

Here’s what the Daily Camera says about The Resistance Handbook:

Whatever else he may be, President Donald Trump seems to have a knack for coming up with hard-hitting, pithy appellations for his political opponents and making them stick.

Whatever else they may be — and whether it was Trump or his strategists who actually devised them — the labels “low-energy Jeb Bush,” “lyin’ Ted Cruz” and “liddle Marco” tripped easily off the tongue and were quickly seared into the public consciousness during the 2016 presidential campaign. And then, of course, there was “crooked Hillary.”

“‘Crooked Hillary’ was textbook propaganda, executed to perfection, and it worked,” write Markos Moulitsas and Michael Huttner in their new book, ” The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump.”

Now, says Boulder activist, consultant and author Huttner, it’s time to turn the tables and sear an equally devastating brand on Trump’s forehead: “weak loser.”

Join us tonight at 7:00PM in Denver at the Tattered Cover Bookstore on Colfax as Michael Huttner talks about what we can do to fight back in the face of a four-year assault on racial justice, income equality, the environment, women’s rights, education, and worker’s rights. Click here to RSVP.

The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump is a must-have playbook for those who want to fight back against Trump and protect our culture and communities while building the infrastructure the progressive movement needs. Available now from Amazon and at your favorite local bookstore.

More Ways to Help Folks in Texas

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast, including the nation’s fourth-largest city, is only just now starting to become clear. Thousands of our neighbors in Texas are still waiting to be rescued from flooded homes, while many thousands more face the loss of everything they have spent their lives working for—homes, possessions, and in a growing number of tragic cases, family members and loved ones.

The need for relief in Houston and along the Texas coast is enormous. We’ve received lots of feedback from our members recommending more ways to help victims of Hurricane Harvey—in particular how to help specific communities and others who might not have access to assistance. Take a moment right now to visit some of these important relief agencies and charities to make a difference where it’s needed most:

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What you can do to fight back this week (August 28)

Even in the midst of political turmoil, external events sometimes force us to turn our focus to helping fellow Americans in need. This weekend, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast of Texas, causing massive damage and flooding affecting millions of people.

No matter what our political or cultural differences may be, we are all Americans, and we come together to help each other when disaster strikes. Colorado learned this lesson just a few years ago when devastating floods struck our state. Even though some in Colorado had previously voted against disaster relief for hurricane victims on the East Coast, aid from across the nation flowed into our state to help us recover.

The top action item this week is to make a donation to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donating to help with hurricane relief couldn’t be easier: visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or simply text HARVEY to 90999 to make an instant $10 donation.

Once that’s done, the fight to hold Trump and the far right accountable continues with numerous important action alerts and great events! Here are more ways to take action for the week of August 28th:


FINAL VOTE: Denver Immigrant Protection Policy

Join immigrant rights groups at the final hearing and vote for the Public Safety Enforcement Priority Act. Please WEAR WHITE in solidarity with the immigrant community. There’s a need for a policy that draws a bright line in the sand between local law enforcement and immigration enforcement and that protects immigrants and we need to show city leaders that Denver stands in support of this effort to disentangle ICE from our city.

Where: Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St, Denver
When: Monday, August 28 at 5:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump (Two Events)

Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, and Michael Huttner, founder of ProgressNow, have written a timely new book “The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump.” This is a must-have playbook for those who want to fight back against Trump and protect our culture and communities while building the infrastructure the progressive movement needs. Join ProgressNow Colorado and author Michael Huttner to talk about what we can do to fight back in the face of a four-year assault on racial justice, income equality, the environment, women’s rights, education, and worker’s rights.

Where: Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St, Boulder
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30pm

Click here to RSVP.

Where: Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Town Hall With Senator Cory Gardner (Invited)

Western Colorado residents are inviting Senator Gardner to participate in a meaningful and respectful exchange surrounding policies as they pertain to the rural communities and small towns. More information to come as the event date approaches!

Where: Mesa County Libraries, 443 N 6th St, Grand Junction
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Voter Registration Training

Learn how to register folks to vote. Then join some voter registration drives we’ll be setting up. Tyler McDermott will be doing the training. Limit 30. Refreshments. The room is on the lower floor of Bemis Library.

Where: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Harm Reduction Action Center Overdose Awareness Day Die-In

The Harm Reduction Action Center will be celebrating Overdose Awareness Day with an action-packed event. We will meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave) at 4:30 on Thursday, August 31. Once assembled, we will march to a local park to participate in a die-in, to provide a visual impact of those we lost, and continue to lose, to overdoses in our community. We will be all done by 6:00. Folks should bring their own signs. If folks haven’t already, they are welcome to bring a 5×7 picture of their loved one that passed away due to overdose and we will add them to our overdose memorial wall in our agency.

Where: 231 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, August 31 at 4:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Indivisible and Activist Town Hall with Rep. Diana DeGette

Please join us for an intimate conversation with Chief Deputy Whip and Colorado’s District 1 Representative, Diana DeGette. She has invited us to talk about our concerns, observations, and questions about what is happening on the federal level. She is also hoping to help navigate the many nuances of our federal government as we enter budget negotiations.

Where: 875 Elati St, Denver
When: Thursday, August 31 at 5:00pm

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Network Literacy for Femmes

As a decentralized, global network of interlinked computing devices, the Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, teach, learn, entertain, organize, conduct research, publish, transact, and promote. Citizenship in the Internet era, as well as full participation in 21st-century economic, social, and political life, demands new forms of literacy. Often the spaces and institutions which teach technical skills and concepts are dripping with toxic masculinity. Our goal is to give an overview of how the internet works in a safe, femme-exclusive environment where we can learn to the best of our abilities, without feeling like we are invading a culture hostile to us. The internet belongs to everyone!

Where: Ford-Warren Branch Library, 2825 High St, Denver
When: Thursday, August 31 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Getting Real: A Raw Conversation About Race

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler of the Equity Project and Dr. Timothy Tyler, Pastor of Shorter will lead the community in a thoughtful conversation about Race.

Where: Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Court, Denver
When: Thursday, August 31 ar 7:00pm

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Thanks as always for everything you’re doing to stand up for our neighbors and our shared values. Remember to watch your inbox for breaking news and action alerts, and we’ll see you next week with more ways to fight back.

Colorado Week in Review: 8/25/17

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

In the last week, Trump has plunged to unthinkable new lows, refusing to condemn the white supremacists responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and falsely insisting that “many sides” are responsible for the upsurge in hatred and racism that has swept the nation since he took office.

This has happened too many times now to be an accident. These terrible words and actions from our nation’s highest office are not ‘gaffes,’ but what this man really believes. Elections matter, and now we are seeing the results of what could be the worst decision American voters have ever made.

At the same time, something important is happening in response to Trump and the far right’s actions. This weekend, Colorado progressives and the Indivisible coalition sat down with Black Lives Matter and the community at Denver’s Shorter Community AME Church to talk frankly about what it will take to do away with racism in America once and for all. The conversation didn’t end there, it just began again—as it has in other troubled moments in American history that led to great progress.

No matter how bad it gets in the headlines, your activism is making a difference every day. Awareness of racism and other divisive influences in American culture is higher than ever before. The tide of public opinion is turning against the far right. 2018 is coming fast.

Never give up. Keep the pressure on. Here are ways to take action for the week of August 21st:


Moving Forward: Beyond Paris

Feeling discouraged by the recent federal actions on climate change? Don’t let the president’s action dampen your spirit and our collective progress. Join us to learn how we can ensure the U.S. meets our reduction goals by staying informed and engaging in local action! Congresswoman Diana DeGette will moderate a panel discussion focusing on federal and local climate action.

Where: Alliance For Sustainable Colorado, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Monday, August 21 at 5:30pm

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PART 2! Spotlight On! Anti Oppression & Collective Liberation

We’re excited to annouce that in the month of August we’ll spend reading The Culturally Inclusive Educator by Dena Samuels. And on Tuesday, Aug 22nd, mark your calendars, because we’ll have Dr. Samuels herself join us for a Q and A about the concepts laid out in her book. We’ll also take a look at the direction we personally and organizationally are moving in and see if adjustments are necessary. All are welcome, but we will focus on the Immigrant Rights Movement in Colorado specifically.

Where: 1420 Ogden St, Denver
When: Tuesday, Agust 22 at 5:00pm

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PPRM: Sex, Politics & Cocktails

This event is being put on by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Without much attention – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – a program that protects nearly 800,000 Dreamers from deportation and provides them work authorization has come under immediate attack. Ten Republican attorney generals released a letter threatening to sue the President if he doesn’t end DACA by September 5th. Immigrants – no matter the status of their paperwork – are Planned Parenthood patients, providers, neighbors, and supporters. Join us at this month’s Sex, Politics, and Cocktails and learn how to fight injustice by standing with immigrant communities.

Where: Location upon RSVP
When: Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Jobs with Justice Movement Trivia Night

Join Colorado Jobs With Justice for a Movement Trivia Night. Test your knowledge of the labor movement and politics against other community members. Join a team and battle it out for trivia supremacy and take home the grand prize! Don’t miss out, RSVP today!

Where: Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship School of Colorado, 1515 W 47th Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00pm

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution’s Sin Tax Bingo!

The 1970’s were full of home cooked meals, power ballads, and Bingo halls. (Also wars and civil rights struggles and disco) We’re getting nostalgic while eating some delicious food and playing some serious B-I-N-G-O! Come find out how tax dollars from “sins” like gambling and marijuana and cigarettes and soda are collected, spent, and who decides?

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm

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2018 AAYLC Planning Committee Meeting

The 2018 African American Youth Leadership Conference will be held on 10 March 2018. Please join us in the planning process to ensure the 2018 Conference is a success!

Where: Downtown YMCA, 207 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, August 24 at 7:00pm

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Sock Drop for Homeless Youth

Bring new socks, toiletries — and especially needed this year — boxer shorts, for Urban Peak Youth experiencing homelessness to Little Man Ice Cream in LoHi. There will be ICE CREAM, LIVE MUSIC and SWING DANCERS all evening in appreciation of your generosity and big hearts! Drop off 10AM to 10PM, ice cream ’till 1AM.

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St, Denver
When: Saturday, August 26 at 10:00am

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4th Annual Latino Legacy Celebration

The Jefferson County Democratic Latino Initiative is proud to recognize outstanding leaders in the Latinx Community!

Where: Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd, Golden
When: Saturday, August 26 at 11:00am

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Women’s Equality Day Benefit

Join For Folx Sake on Women’s Equality Day for an evening of delicious food and fanciful drinks at White Lies, one of Denver’s favorite dinner locales, all benefiting Emerge Colorado! Women’s Equality Day commerates the certification of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote in the United States. As we celebrate this day, we acknowledge that the women’s suffrage movement was not without its faults, including denigrating black men and excluding black women from participation. There is still so much work to do to make sure folx of color, trans folx, gender non-conforming, and gender queer folx have their voting rights realized, and Emerge Colorado is expanding the pools of amazing people who are trained to run for public office and do that work.

Where: White Lies DNVR, 800 Sherman St, Denver
When: Saturday, August 26 at 5:00pm

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The Ally Awards 2017

One Colorado Education Fund will host its signature fundraising event The Ally Awards. The evening will culminate in an awards presentation to allies who work to advance equality and make a substantive difference in the lives of LGBTQ Coloradans. The evening will kick off with a cocktail party on the pool terrace of the Four Seasons with a hosted bar, and heavy passed/stationed hors d’oeuvres. Guests will then move to the Four Seasons ballroom and attendees will enjoy an awards ceremony with special guest speakers, delectable desserts, and champagne.

Where: Four Seasons, 1111 14th St, Denver
When: Saturday, August 26 at 6:30pm

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A special word of thanks to the capacity crowds of Coloradans who showed up last week in Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood to hold Sen. Cory Gardner accountable. After almost a year and a half of hiding from the voters he represents in the U.S. Senate, last week’s town halls proved how out of touch Gardner is with Colorado. Gardner even tried to play for sympathy after the crowds at all three events rejected his half-truths and bad excuses, but all he did is remind Colorado why he deserves his 24% approval rating.

Watch your inbox for updates, and we’ll see you next week with more ways to fight back.

Colorado Week in Review: 8/18/17

What you can do to fight back this week (August 14)

As tragedies like the events in Charlottesville this weekend prove once again, we have a long struggle ahead to stem the tide of racism and extremism in our nation and to protect the values that have made America great for generations. We will prevail, but we are reminded of the difficulty of this struggle and the sacrifices so many have made—and will continue to make.

The fight goes on, and there is also some better news today. After hiding from the voters of Colorado for over five hundred days, Sen. Cory Gardner is finally holding in-person town halls tomorrow along the Front Range. In Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood, you’ll at last get the chance to ask your Republican U.S. Senator to explain his votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to end clean air protections, and to advance President Donald Trump’s destructive agenda.

Priority #1 this week: hold Sen. Cory Gardner accountable in person.

COLORADO SPRINGS TOWN HALL
When: Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. MT Doors open at 7:00 a.m. MT
Where: Pikes Peak Community College
Room A-110
5675 S. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

GREELEY TOWN HALL
When: Tuesday, August 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. MT Doors open at 11:00 a.m. MT
Where: University School Auditorium
6519 18th St.
Greeley, CO 80634

LAKEWOOD TOWN HALL
When: Tuesday, August 15, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT Doors open at 2:30 p.m. MT
Where: Colorado Christian University
CCU Event Center
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

The fact that Sen. Gardner is holding in-person town halls tomorrow after refusing to do so all year is a major victory for the resistance in Colorado. Gardner’s refusal to hold town halls directly resulted in a massive loss of public support recent opinion polls have shown—down to 24% in a new poll released last week. Once one of the Republican Party’s “rising stars,” the backlash against the Trump agenda and everyone who supports it has jeopardized Sen. Gardner’s entire political career. And now he has no choice but to face us, the people he was elected to represent.

Here are more ways to take action for the week of August 14th:


Supervised Injection Community Forum – Denver

Join the Harm Reduction Action Center and Drug Policy Alliance for an educational evening to discuss our upcoming policy initative, supervised injection facilities, in Denver. Supervised injection facilities (SIF) improve injection-related behavior and access to medical treatment for people who inject drugs. The state of Colorado lost 912 people to overdose in 2016 and the epidemic continues unabated. Of overdoses reversed reported to the HRAC since 2012, 87% have been reported reversed outdoors. Colorado needs a new public health approach to the opioid epidemic.

Where: Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver
When: Tuesday, August 15 at 5:30pm

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Governing Community Radio

KGNU is a beacon of local, community-supported radio in the Front Range area, and it hosts our Study Circle’s monthly Co-op Power Hour show. KGNU’s model has a lot in common with cooperative enterprise. We’ll be joined by Tim Russo, a veteran of community radio networks in Central America who recently joined KGNU as station manager. We’ll explore some of the lessons and challenges KGNU has encountered, and share ideas for how to build powerful, accountable, self-governing media collectives.

Where: KGNU Community Radio, 4700 Walnut St, Boulder
When: Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00pm

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Governor’s Town Hall- Health Care: Your Turn

Come join Governor Hickenlooper and Lieutenant Governor Lynne to add your voice to the bipartisan effort to help solve what needs to be fixed in health care. An open format for questions on additional issues will be facilitated.

Where: Aurora Municipal Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
When: Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Farm and Food Alliance Speaker Series with Uproot

This will be a great chance to learn about food waste, local gleaning opportunities, and to interact with Uproot Colorado. Come to Alfalfa’s Community Room on Thursday the 17th at 5:00 PM for refreshments, stories from farmers, and an exciting discussion about this up-and-coming organization!

Where: Alfalfa’s Market (Boulder, CO), 1651 Broadway, Boulder
When: Thursday, August 17 at 5:00pm

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Protest McConnell & Gardner’s Fundraiser Dinner

After having only held one town hall in the past 500 days, absentee Senator Cory Gardner has finally returned to the Denver Metro area–with none other than special guest, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Are they here to finally listen to constituent voices,” you ask? No, silly! They’re here to fundraise for the National Republican Senatorial Committee! At a fancy, private dinner! Priced at $2,500 to $25,000 per seat! Indivisible and its partners will engage in law-abiding, non-violent protest on public property within the vicinity of the fundraising dinner. Denver Police have been notified of our plans for peaceful protest.

Where: TBD Cherry Creek Shopping District, Denver
When: Thursday, August 17 at 5:30pm

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Know Your Health, Know Your Rights Salida

We know lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families face unique physical and mental health barriers. One Colorado is hosting an event in Salida to dig deeper into the landscape of LGBTQ health in the state, provide tools for self-advocacy in healthcare settings, and talk with community members to learn more about local issues in accessing care. This is free and open to the public!

Where: Seasons Cafe, 300 W Sackett Ave, Salida
When: Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm

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Protecting Reproductive Freedom

Reproductive rights include not only abortion, but also birth control, emergency contraception, sex education and healthy pregnancies. All are essential to gender equality and all are currently under attack. Gena Ozols, Political Director at NARAL Pro choice Colorado (the political arm of the pro choice movement) will present an overviiew of our state legislation as well as highlights from the federal level. Q & A to follow.

Where: Douglas County Libraries (Highlands Ranch, CO), 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch
When: Thursday, August 17 at 7:00pm

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Normalize Breastfeeding Project & Family Fair

The goal of Normalize Breastfeeding Project is to break stigmas associated with breastfeeding in public and capture local breastfeeding and breastmilk-feeding dyads simultaneously nursing in a single image. These images will be shared in local communities and from the Normalize Breastfeeding Project page. Join Whole Mothering Center – Denver and Yvette Michelle Portraits LLC for our 2017 Normalize Breastfeeding Project event in Denver in celebration and support of human milk for human babies. All local families are welcome, even if you’re not breastfeeding or exclusively breastfeeding.

Where: Rocky Mountain Lake Park, 3151 W 46th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, August 19 at 9:00am

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30th Annual AIDS Walk

AIDS Walk Colorado – A Walk For Life – is the Rocky Mountain Region’s oldest one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser. More than 8,000 people from throughout the state come together as a community to raise money for vital services for HIV/AIDS clients of Colorado Health Network’s regional Colorado AIDS Project offices and Howard Dental Center, and many other outstanding AIDS service organizations.

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Saturday, August 19 at 10:00am

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Colfax Cleanup

GREEN TEAM is joining The Harm Reduction Action Center for it’s monthly Colfax Cleanup. We love the work they do there, and are thrilled to be bringing our volunteers out on Saturday August 19th for a quick cleanup of Colfax around their offices. It’s a direct way to affect public relations with this incredibly important organization and the neighborhood they serve, and many hands make the work light. So we hope to see our GREEN TEAM friends out in force!

Where: Harm Reduction Action Center, 231 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, August 19 at 11:00am

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Denver NF Walk

One in three thousand people worldwide are living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF can cause blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities and disabling pain. It affects people of all cultures, races and genders equally. There is no cure and there are no effective treatments—yet! You can help change that! Join the Denver NF Walk on August 19th at 1:00pm at Clement Park This outrageously fun day includes a Walk as well as a Kids’ Hero Dash specifically for our smaller yet mighty superheroes. Many family-friendly activities are involved for fun for the whole family!

Where: Clement Park, 7306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton
When: Saturday, August 19 at 1:00pm

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Volunteer at Pueblo Pride

Flip-flops. Shades. Farmer’s tan. Oh my! Pride season must be here! Pull on a One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer!

Where: Mineral Palace Park 1500-2100 N Santa Fe Ave, Pueblo
When: Sunday, August 20 at 10:30am

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PEACE Rally: antiwar, antiviolence, antihate

Colorado has made international news for our consistently prominent and peaceful resistance since our first march after Trump took office. Stand united as a Community for Unity against war in North Korea, the use of nuclear weapons, and racial violence and terrorism on our own soil. We refuse to allow our military personnel to be used as fodder for a dangerously deranged president’s dream of war. We refuse to allow the use of nuclear weapons. We refuse to allow North Korean military and citizens to be killed. We refuse to allow our own people to be beaten and killed while police stand by and watch. We refuse to allow more terrorist attacks like the one in Charlottesville.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Sunday, August 20 at 1:00pm

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Solidarity with Charlottesville: Not in Our Town!

This weekend has seen radical right-wing terrorism reign in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, with at least one person killed and several others injured. A coalition of Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists assembled to “unite the right” and spew their vile, poisonous hatred against everyone who doesn’t share their views. The people of Colorado Springs will mobilize on Sunday, August 20th at 4pm in front of City Hall in solidarity with the overwhelming majority of the people of Charlottesville who rejected the “unite the right” rally, and to demonstrate that we will not allow this type of terror to take root in our beloved home. We reject Nazism, white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, racism, xenophobia, and bigotry in all its hideous forms. We live in tenuous, uncertain times and the only way to prevent this terror from spreading is by standing up, mobilizing, and uniting to say, “Not in our town!”

Where: Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Sunday, August 20 at 4:00pm

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Remember to watch your inbox for short-notice updates and more chances to fight back for what we believe in. Thanks again for every action you take every day to fight back—big and small. They all make a difference. 

Colorado Week in Review: 8/11/17

What you can do to fight back this week (August 7)

Last Friday, Cory Gardner got clobbered.

After Trump’s new EPA director traveled to Durango last week to tour a Superfund cleanup site, a hastily-arranged press conference was scheduled featuring Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper, and several other elected officials. Even though there was originally only five minutes set aside for questions, Gardner called this meeting a “town hall”—which would have been Gardner’s first in over a year and a half.

Coloradans from across the state jumped at this sudden opportunity to hold Gardner accountable. Hundreds drove to Durango, more than six hours from Denver, and packed the hearing room where Gardner’s “town hall” was set to take place. Once it began, this five-minute “town hall” turned into hours of intense questions for Gardner—while the other officials present watched in surprise.

Cory Gardner had it coming. For nearly 500 days Gardner had avoided holding a single public event to answer questions about his priorities in Washington. Gardner broke every promise to protect Coloradans from the consequences of repealing health care, and hoped he would skate by without ever having to answer for his votes. But thanks to the quick response of hundreds of committed Coloradans, Gardner finally found himself with nowhere to hide.

The August recess is underway, and many great opportunities to hold our elected officials accountable are coming up! Your persistence in keeping up the resistance, even as the far right tries over and over to gain traction, is why they have failed to accomplish any of their goals since Trump became president. The next few weeks are absolutely critical. Let’s make sure everyone knows that we are in this fight as long as it takes, and that we won’t stop until the threats to our values and communities have ended.

Here are ways to take action for the week of August 7th:


Defund Detention and Death, Revitalize our communities

Join us Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the GEO Immigrant Detention Center at 3130 Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80010! Isidro Quintana will share action steps and information from the inside and from the conference. Mr. Quintana is an elder at his church, a father and grandfather, who was recently freed from detention and just returned from a Detention Watch Network training in Chicago.

Where: The Geo Group, 3130 Oakland St, Aurora
When: Monday, August 7 at 6:00pm

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COURTHOUSE CORY: Rally for healthcare, stay for Gardner’s subpoenas!

Courthouse rally and hearing for 5 courageous healthcare advocates who Cory Gardner had arrested in his office. Senator Gardner was officially subpoenaed to appear, and now wants the charges dropped. Bring your voices and signs! Rally at 7:30 AM on the courthouse steps. Court hearing at 8 AM (open to the public and media). Senator Irene Aguilar, Senator Andy Kerr, and Rep. Joseph Salazar will be speaking at the rally. Join us!

Where: Lindsey-Flanagan Courthouse, 520 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30am

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Drive for our Lives: with special guest Tom Perez

We have won an important battle in the fight for millions of Americans’ health care, but our fight continues. The resistance showed up—we called, we came to meetings, we rallied in the rain, and we won a critical victory in the fight to protect our care. But we know that President Trump and Republicans in Congress remain determined to take away health care, no matter how reckless it is or how many millions of Americans would be hurt. They will continue trying to take away your health insurance coverage, defund Planned Parenthood, make brutal cuts to Medicaid and will begin using the federal government to repeal the Affordable Care Act through sabotage. We’re not waiting for their next attack. Join a coalition of healthcare advocates, labor organizations, and community groups as their coast to coast BUS TOUR in defense of health care makes a stop in Denver – with special guest Tom Perez.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Tuesday, August 8 at 10:00am

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Intersect Brewing Ladies Night Out Networking + Social

Enjoy a fun night out of networking, shopping and mingling at Intersect Brewing! Also come enjoy their delicious craft brews, snacks and outdoor patio! Food truck for this event is TBD. It’s FREE to attend, but please register your ticket via Eventbrite. Our vendors will be doing giveaways and raffles all night 🙂

Where: Intersect Brewing, 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins
When: Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30pm

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Paid Leave for Colorado Families!

The U.S. is the only industrialized country with 0 weeks of paid leave for workers. This ain’t right! At some point, everyone will need time off from work to care for a new child, care for a personal serious illness or that of a loved one! Join our grassroots community as we talk to State Represenative Faith Winter who sponsored the FAMLI Act HB17-1307 this past session! We will debrief how this year’s fight went and what we need to win paid leave in Colorado.

Where: 700 Kalamath St, Denver
When: Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00pm

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Our Revolution Metro Denver and Working Families “2nd Wednesday”

Join our fun and informative August get together with a “School Board Candidate Forum” for the Aurora, Denver, Douglas, and Jeffco school board elections for 2017. Meet some of the candidates, hear their platforms, ask a question, and learn how to get involved in the Political Revolution. We will be at the Skylark Lounge this month. The Skylark Lounge only serves libations, so we ask that you honor them by purchasing beverages, tip generously, and feel free to bring your own snacks and food for yourself.

Where: Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway, Denver
When: Wednesday, August 9 at 6:00pm

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9to5 Colorado Member Meeting : Building a Transit Committee

Its time to demand affordable transit from RTD, since the fare hikes we have seen a decrease in service and ridership. Cuts to the Nonprofit Pass program, and to rider services is putting a terrible strain on the people of Colorado. Simply put we cannot afford to ride. A solution to this is Income Based Passes. An income based pass would benefit both the people of Colorado and RTD, find out how we can win this campaign at our next member meeting. Food and drinks will be provided children are welcome to attend the meeting.

Where: 9to5 Colorado, 1634 Downing St, Unit A, Denver
When: Thursday, August 10 at 6:00pm

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DPD Use of Force Policy: Updates & Input–Town Hall

Since April 2017, the city of Denver has held weekly Use of Force policy meetings. The Use of Force committee is composed of community members, community organizations, and Denver Police Dept. representatives. As a working group, Denver Justice Project was tasked to try and work collaboratively around developing and revising the Denver Police Dept.’s Use of Force policy. This committee was the result of public outcry against the Denver Police Department, as DPD was very resistant to creating a transparent process for the development of its Use of Force policy. This forum is an opportunity for community members to weigh in on the developments we’ve made and bring suggestions to the table that we can take back to the committee and include in the final product of DPD’s Use of Force policy.

Where: Denver Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3385 Albion Street, Denver
When: Thursday, August 10 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Black Women for Political Action Talking Politics Happy Hour

Come join us for our next Talking Politics Happy Hour! Stop by for food, drinks, networking, and great political conversation! Our next Talking Politics Happy Hour event will be held at the Cherry Creek Harbor, a locally black owned restaurant in Aurora! Everyone is welcome (even non-members)! No need to be an expert on politics. We will discuss local and national hot topics. Come learn more and join in the discussion!

Where: Cherry Creek Harbor, 13740 E Quincy Ave, Aurora
When: Thursday, August 10 at 6:00pm

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Run for Hope

“For the past 12 years, Run for Hope has raised awareness, provided education & given hope to those diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine disease, carcinoid, and now will also benefit other cancer survivors and organizaions.” -Jeanne Lambert, Run for Hope founder. Come sign up and run with us! Celebrate life and community with the best people around – support the END of cancer.

Where: City Park Ft Colllins, 1599 City Park Dr, Fort Collins
When: Saturday, August 12 at 8:00am

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Reflective Democracy in Colorado

How can we achieve a more equitable society? What can we do in Colorado to make sure our representatives reflect the communities they come from? Join us as we review specific and actionable steps effect change in Colorado in 2017, 2018, and beyond!

Where: 2600 Leyden St, Denver
When: Sunday, August 13 at 2:00pm

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Thanks again for turning out week after week to fight back. Trump and the far right are counting on you growing tired of resisting their agenda, but you’re proving that is a huge mistake. Remember to keep an eye on your inbox, as events during the August recess could be announced with little notice.

And above all, never doubt the end result. This is a fight for our nation’s future, and we are going to win it.