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October 01, 2018 02:34 PM UTC

What you can do to fight back this week (October 1)

  • by: ProgressNow Colorado

It’s a familiar sight after almost two years of Trump: crowds of protesters in front of Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. It’s happening almost every day now, as the battle over the nomination of accused rapist Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court grinds on.

The message is simple: we’re watching, Sen. Gardner. And we won’t forget.

Although he isn’t up for re-election until 2020, Cory Gardner has become a nationwide symbol of what the Republican Party has become under Trump. The once-proud “Party of Lincoln” has been reduced to a pack of stooges making excuses to hold on to power just a little longer, just long enough to accomplish a bit more looting of our public institutions on behalf of the range of wealthy special interests who prop them up. A few more tax cuts, a few more protections eliminated for the middle class, a few more environmental regulations shredded for big fossil fuel interests.

Gardner knows the voters are coming in November. Not for him personally, but for the Party of Trump writ large. And then in 2020, if Gardner even has the courage to run again, the voters will remember every promise Gardner broke, every lie Gardner told. And no matter what happens in the next few days, they’ll remember the story of Brett Kavanaugh.

Keep showing up every day. Keep the pressure on Gardner, and make sure everyone you know understands what’s at stake on this Election Day and the next. Here are more ways to fight back for the week of October 1st, 2018:

Emergency Protest: Stop Kavanaugh’s Confirmation!

Despite the damning testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school, the Senate Judiciary Committee outrageously advanced his nomination Friday. Even though record numbers oppose Kavanaugh, and women all over the country are protesting, his confirmation is headed for a vote by the full senate. The final vote has now been delayed for up to one week for a very limited FBI investigation into the charges against Kavanaugh. We know from experience that we cannot rely on such a limited investigation to bring us truth or justice.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Ste 136, Denver
When: Monday, October 1 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Weekly Coffman protest

Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 2 at 11:55am

Click here to RSVP.

Action Committee Banners Over I-25

The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!

Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, October 2 at 4:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.

When: Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30pm

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Follow the Money Workshop: Colorado Springs

Colorado’s upcoming election is breaking records for campaign spending. But where is all of this money coming from – and how is it being used to influence your vote? Learn who raises and spends money in Colorado elections – from candidates to Super PACS to “dark money” groups – at our upcoming Follow the Money workshop.

Where: Council of Neighbors and Organizations, 1506 N. Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

The HBO series “The Wire” has been called “the greatest television show ever made”. Over the course of five seasons it explored the inner workings of city life, including crime & punishment, politics, labor, education, and the media. Come watch an episode each week and converse with local leaders and media critics about how “The Wire” relates to what’s happening in our community today.

Where: Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00pm

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You Are Welcome Here Conference

You Are Welcome Here is centered on being interfaith and LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming. Our speakers will share from their own lived experiences with faith spaces, coming out, mental health, and a variety of other experiences. This two-day conference will also feature dozens of LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming faith spaces, organizations, and movements located in Denver and around the country. Attendees will have the chance to meet with folks from these organizations during our resource fair taking place throughout the two days.

Where: Turnhalle Ballroom At The Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver
When: Thursday, October 4 at 9:00am

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Ballot Initiative Briefing with Count Me In!

Did you know that Coloradans will vote on THIRTEEN statewide ballot initiatives this November? From school funding to transportation to fracking, Coloradans will have a say in some very important issues. Get the download on every statewide ballot initiative at our next member happy hour: Thursday, October 4 from 5 – 7 PM in Denver.

Where: 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, October 4 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: Volunteer Welcome Training!

Join us to learn more about One Colorado’s mission and ways you can support LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Thursday, October 4 at 5:30pm

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WTF is Blueprint Denver?

Expect a lively discussion and Q&A session about what’s in the draft Blueprint Denver plan, particularly as it relates to mobility, and why YOU should care.

Where: Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver
When: Thuesday, October 4 at 5:30pm

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Boots on the Boulevard for 5A/5B and Amendment 73

It’s time for Boots on the Boulevard again! Let’s join districts across the state who are standing up for students and for the schools and school funding they deserve! Let’s show how we stand up for our students and schools of Jeffco. Join our parents, colleagues, and community members on the corners of Wadsworth to wave signs and show support of 5A/5B and Amendment 73, and join in the statewide day of action to improve school funding in Colorado! Wear your red or school gear and raise our voices and signs! Let’s do this Jeffco!

Where: Corners of Wadsworth Boulevard
When: Friday, October 5 at 4:00pm

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Volunteer with NARAL at Cider Days

Come table with NARAL from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th. We will be partnering with New Era who will be doing voter registration. Let’s talk to Lakewood about reproductive rights and civic engagement!

Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood
When: Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7

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2018 Metro Denver GSA Leadership Summit

At the 2018 Metro Denver GSA Leadership Summit, we’ll be connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and their allies to community partners, and give them the know-how on how to take the work of their GSAs and other support organizations to the next level.

Where: Fred N Thomas Career Ed Center, 2650 Eliot St, Denver
When: Saturday, October 6 at 8:30am

Click here to RSVP.

2018 Ballot Issues Town Hall

Colorado voters will consider 13 ballot measures on this November’s ballot, including both proposed changes to our state Constitution and our state statutes, on subjects including education funding, transportation infrastructure, payday lending, and more. Join our town hall discussion to hear more about some of these measures and how these proposed changes reached the ballot. Questions welcomed!

Where: Mission Viejo Branch Library, 15324 E Hampden Cir, Aurora
When: Saturday, October 6 at 10:15am

Click here to RSVP.

Winter Clothing Drive for Casa de Paz!

Many of us from Indivisible Denver have been volunteering with Casa De Paz. They welcome immigrants released from the immigration detention center and provide basic help in their transition to reunite with their families.

Where: Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver
When: Sunday, October 7 at 1:30pm

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New Era Colorado: Hootenanny for Democracy

Join New Era and friends at our Hootenanny for Democracy in Boulder—we’d love to have you there! Help us kick off our young voter turnout efforts with great food, drinks, and live music!

Where: 2925 15th St, Boulder
When: Sunday, October 7 at 4:30pm

Click here to RSVP.

Thanks again for everything you do to hold Cory Gardner and every one of our leaders accountable. We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.


5 thoughts on “What you can do to fight back this week (October 1)

  1. Some typical hyperbole from Progress Now Colorado. As in, the voters are coming for Republicans in November. Maybe. All depends on turnout. Republicans still have a chance of holding on to the House.

    And then there is the big rally on Oct. 5 on Wadsworth Blvd. for the big spending Jefferson County School District. The District has shown for years its general ineptitude in spending and allocating taxpayer dollars. I won't be voting for their latest rip-off schemes. 

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