What you can do to fight back this week (February 20)

It’s a short but very busy week for the resistance in Colorado. Let’s get right to it.

Tonight, Rep. Mike Coffman is holding a town hall meeting at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village. After Republicans in Washington once again failed to pass immigration reform last week, Coffman has a lot to answer for. Especially because he promised to help Dreamers by the DACA deadline on March 5th. This will also be the first chance for residents of Coffman’s district to get an explanation for Coffman’s vote for the Trump tax cuts that will balloon the deficit and lead to huge cuts in Social Security and Medicare.

Join us outside at 5:30PM as Colorado progressives lay out the facts against Coffman.

What: Press Conference Responds To Closed-Door Coffman Town Hall
Where: Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E Union Ave, Greenwood Village
When: Tuesday, February 20 at 5:30PM

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Tomorrow, Colorado Republicans are trying to repeal Colorado’s common-sense gun safety laws—just days after another tragic school shooting that left 17 Americans dead. Our friends at Colorado Ceasefire are organizing a demonstration outside the Colorado Capitol against any attempt to weaken Colorado gun laws, and then they’ll head inside to testify.

What: Lie-In at the State Capitol
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 21 at 11:45AM

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What: Tell State Lawmakers: No More Thoughts and Prayers
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 21 at 1:30PM

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And click here to make a donation to support survivors and families of victims of the Parkland shooting.

Thursday: Once again, Colorado Republicans have introduced legislation that would either ban abortion outright or impose so many needless restrictions on abortion that it might as well be banned. This year, join with NARAL Pro Choice Colorado, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), and women from across the state to stand up to the fringe right and testify against these terrible bills.

What: Rally to protect abortion access!
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Thursday, February 22 at 12:15PM

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And that’s just the beginning! Here are more great ways to fight back for the week of February 20:

Denver NORML Lobby Day Part II

Please Register so we can get a head count of who is all coming with us to educate our representatives and senators on employer drug testing!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 21 at 8:00AM

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Candlelight Vigil

The Denver MSD Alumni Group will be hosting a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the lives lost at our school. We hope that you will join us in remembering and honoring all those who have lost their lives and who have been affected by gun violence.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30PM

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Town Hall with Sen. Aguilar and Rep. Lontine

Please Join me and Senator Irene Aguilar to discuss the 2018 Legislative Session. We will be joined by Elizabeth Cheever from the Colorado Fiscal Institute to discuss the new tax law and how it will affect Coloradans when filing their taxes. We hope you can join us!

Where: Harvey Park Rec Center, 2120 S Tennyson St, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00PM

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2018 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. Come join us and make your voice heard on health care issues important to you!

Where: First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St, Denver
When: Thursday, February 22 at 8:00AM

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Town Hall with Boulder State Legislators

State Sen Steve Fenberg, State House Majority Leader KC Becker, and State House Rep Edie Hooton are hosting their second Town Hall of 2018 at Twisted Pine Brewing Company on Walnut St in Boulder. Legislative reception 5:00-5:30pm and opening remarks & Q&A at 5:30pm.

Where: Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St Ste A, Boulder
When: Thursday, February 22 at 5:30PM

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What’s at Stake 2018: Why midterms matter & how to get involved

Come take a deep-dive into Colorado’s 2018 elections with Conservation Colorado, ProgressNow Colorado, and Colorado Resistance. Learn about the statewide and state legislative elections that will reshape our electoral map, redistricting ballot measures, and policy issues that will impact our environment and economy over the coming year.

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Thursday, February 22 at 6:00PM

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Colorado Black Women for Political Action – CBWPA Talking Politics Happy Hour

Come join us for our first Talking Politics Happy Hour of 2018! Stop by for food, drinks, networking, and great political conversation! Our first Talking Politics Happy Hour event will be held at the Kasbah, a locally black owned restaurant/lounge in Aurora! Everyone is welcome (even non-members)! No need to be an expert on politics. Come network and join in the discussion!

Where: The Kasbah, 15373 East 6th Avenue, Aurora
When: Thursday, February 22 at 6:00PM

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Never again! Cory Gardner

Bring your signs, your voice, and your willingness to stand up for a safer society. Cory Gardner has taken millions from the NRA. We may not change his mind, but we can put him on notice that we are done tolerating our children being the price he’s willing to pay for the NRA.

Where: 721 19th Street, Denver
When: Friday, February 23 at 10:30AM

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Home bigger than houses: Solutions to the crisis (Eastside)

Share your experiences and hear about Solutions. What kind of a community are we right and what do we HOPE we’ll be? What do we FEAR we’ll be? Come enjoy the rich and diverse culture and tasty foods from the Eastside while exploring creative solutions to our housing crisis. With music, poetry, food, resident experts, and YOU!

Where: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St, Aurora
When: Saturday, February 24 at 11:00AM

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Repro Rights Roadshow–Grand Junction

JOIN US to learn how the Colorado Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Coalition is working to preserve and strengthen reproductive rights in Colorado. We’ll talk about what’s going on at the Capitol and how you can help. We also want to hear from you! Tell us what’s happening in your schools and community and how we can help make your community and the state of Colorado a leader in Reproductive Rights.

Where: Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction (Meyer Ballroom)
When: Saturday, February 24 at 2:00PM

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Denver-Area Indivisible Community Meeting: Commit

Now is the time! Representatives from target seats will be joining us so you will have all the information you need to get to work.

Where: Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, 1100 Fillmore St, Denver
When: Sunday, February 25 at 2:00PM

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One Colorado: 2018 LGBTQ Lobby Day

Join lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans, their families, and allies at the state capitol for our annual LGBTQ Lobby Day on Monday, February 26th, 2018!

Where: Central Presbyterian Church Denver, 1660 Sherman St, Denver
When: Monday, February 26 at 8:30AM

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As you can see, the opportunities to take action on a wide variety of critical issues are growing rapidly! If you have friends who would benefit from our weekly roundup of action alerts, forward this message to them–and click here to subscribe.

Thanks again, and we’ll see you next week!

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