So much for the “party of fiscal responsibility.”
Last week, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate began the process of jamming through a massive tax cut that overwhelmingly benefits the richest people in this country at the expense of middle-class families. After spending months unsuccessfully trying to rob millions of Americans of health care, the GOP has moved on to this next item in their dangerous, elitist agenda.
Rep. Mike Coffman can stop this, the question is whether he will. Just a few Republicans standing up to leadership could stop this irresponsible tax break in its tracks. Coffman voted against the terrible health repeal bill because he knew it was political poison and bad policy. Will Coffman have the guts to stand up to GOP leadership and prevent adding $1.5 trillion to the national deficit?
The first thing to do this week is call Rep. Coffman’s office at 202-225-7882 and tell him to oppose Trump’s tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. If you live in Coffman’s district, click here to register for Coffman’s telephone town hall this coming Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Rep. Coffman must understand that the voters are watching—and this decision could make or break his career. Can we count on you to demand that Coffman vote “NO” on this ridiculous handout to the wealthiest Americans that will dig our country even deeper into debt?
Republicans don’t want you to realize how bad this will be. What they really want to do is cut critically needed programs Americans rely on to pay for this massive tax cut for the wealthy. But they’re not making those cuts just yet and are instead proposing driving us further into debt to pay for this tax cut. Why? Because they’re afraid of the political ramifications before the election. Don’t let them get away with it.
Thanks for your help holding Trump, Mike Coffman and the far-right in Congress accountable. Here are more ways to take action for the week of October 23rd:
Pollution, Public Transit, Traffic: Aurora City Council Forum
A coalition of 501c4 organizations invite Aurora residents to an environmental issue based candidate forum for all Aurora City Council Candidates. The focus of the forum will be centered around the environment. This forum is formatted as an even combination of questions collected from the public and questions posed by each participating organization.
Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora
When: Monday, October 23 at 6:30pm
Colorado WaterWise 9th Annual Symposium
Join us for the 9th Annual Colorado WaterWise Water Conservation Symposium in Denver, Colorado! We have a great program that will appeal to many audiences. This year’s theme is conservation in outdoor water use. Register now as space is limited.
Where: Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Building 697, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 24 at 8:15am
One Colorado: Get Out the Vote Call Night!
Join us at the One Colorado office to remind our supporters to get out and vote in 2017!
Where: 1490 Lafayette St Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 24 at 5:30pm
Sierra Club Wild Happy Hour – Halloween Edition
Get creative and come for an unforgettable evening inspired by nature for food, drinks, and some wild costumes. This month’s Wild Happy Hour will be one we won’t forget. In honor of Halloween we welcome everyone to come dressed as something inspired by nature. Whether it is a wolf, a tree, a waterfall, or something out of the box we welcome all the creativity in the world. Don’t worry though, you will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to Patagonia if you are voted the winner of the costume contest.
Where: Forest Room 5, 2532 15th St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm
Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships-HRCP Diversity & Inclusion Symposium
Learn how hiring individuals with disabilities benefits you! Get the tools to recruit talent from one of the most dynamically qualified labor pools! Free event.
Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 25 at 8:30am
One Colorado Safe Schools Webinar
One Colorado’s GSA Network will be hosting a statewide webinar on October 25th, 2017 based on our highly requested Safe Schools Training.
When: Wednesday, October 25 at 3:30pm
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: Annual Freedom Fund Dorotha Howe Celebration
The annual Dorotha Howe Celebration is to honor Dorotha Randall Howe,who in partnership with Rev. Stephan Papa founded The Freedom Fund in 1984. The goal of this year’s event is a ‘farewell’ and celebration of the Freedom Fund in its original form, and a send-off to its new role, the Women’s Freedom Fund. We will be honoring Rev. Stephan Papa for his work.
Where: First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood
When: Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00pm
Boulder CAN: Sec of State and AG Info Session
Have a chance to hear about the important issues that will face the Secretary of State and Attorney General after the 2018 elections. These offices are Colorados first line of defense against voter suppression efforts, attacks on our individual freedoms, and our environmment. Understand how electing the right people will help protect Coloradans and the Colorado way of life.
Where: 5735 Arapahoe Ave, Suite A1, Boulder
When: Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm
Colorado to Pence: Reproductive Rights and Justice for All
Vice President Mike Pence will be in Denver for a fundraiser this month. Below are a mere handful of the reasons why we must come out and peacefully protest his appearance in our state. Thursday’s event will involve handmaids in full dress (as well as supporters holding signs) peacefully standing in silence as attendees arrive for the fundraiser. We will post details in the coming week for where to meet. Partners in this protest include: OneColorado, NARAL Colorado, The Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Indivisible Front Range Resistance, Indivisible Denver, Indivisible Colorado District 6, EDF Action, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, and others.
Where: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver
When: Thursday, October 26 at 3:30pm
Queer Invasion: October
Last month’s Queer Invasion was a wild success! Please continue to invite your friends to this group to get the word out! Meanwhile, we have plans for October’s Queer Invasion in Cap Hill. Stay tuned for the invasion location! Queer Invasion is a queer pop-up party in a non-queer space. It’s not a protest, just a fun queer takeover in a novel location. This tradition has been successful all over the country, and we have brought it to Denver. Join the community and make some new friends while surprising some regulars!
Where: Capitol Hill, Denver
When: Friday, October 27 at 8:00pm
March on Colorado Women’s Summit
The National Women’s march will be bringing thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27-29th, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections! Here in Denver we decided to join in on this fantastic idea! March on Colorado will be offering an incredible one day Summit of speakers from and for our local community.
Where: Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Avenue, Lakewood
When: Saturday, October 28 at 8:30am
People to People Training-Hosted by Indivisible SW Metro Denver
Knocking on doors is the BEST way to get out the message for the issues or candidates YOU support. Yet for first timers it can be intimidating. Don’t worry! Training is available to make this process a breeze!
Where: Spirit of Hope Methodist Church, 3885 S. Broadway, Englewood
When: Sunday, October 29 at 1:00pm
Thanks again for all you do to fight for the values we share as Americans and progressives! Make sure to watch your inbox this week for late-breaking action alerts. Some weeks in the resistance feel like a sprint, others more like a marathon. Slowly but surely, we are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. We can do better than Trump and the conservative fringe.