RiseUp and more you can to do fight back this week (October 15)

After almost two years of organizing to fight back against President Trump and the far right from Washington, D.C. to Denver, the 2018 midterms are finally here! Mail ballots go out to Colorado voters this week, and the whole world is watching to see how our state and nation will take action to reverse the damage done by Trump and his enablers since the unthinkable happened in 2016. This is the moment we’ve been working toward.

In Colorado, you can register to vote all the way up to Election Day! Visit justvotecolorado.org for all the information you need to participate in this historic election.

Connect with us via the RiseUp app. We know you get a a lot of emails like this one, especially as election day approaches. We’re always looking for better ways to keep you up to date on what you can do to make a difference. And that’s why we’re trying out something new, and we want you to be among the first to help us test it out.

We’ve joined RiseUp, a new app that connects motivated people like you who want to make a real difference with the causes in their community that need the most help.

Be one of the first people to download and try out this exciting new app! Once you download RiseUp, all you have to do is identify your location and any special skills or interests you might have, and RiseUp will give you concrete tasks to accomplish that add up to real change. You can also follow ProgressNow Colorado directly to stay up to date with our latest alerts.

Once that’s done, check out all the ways you can help make a difference for the week of October 15:

Ending NeoSlavery: A Screening of “13th”

Join Indivisible Denver, Messaging Democracy, Abolish Slavery Colorado, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, Representative Leslie Herod, Denver Justice Project, Colorado Freedom Fund, and others for a very special event: We’ll screen Ava Duvernay’s explosive Netflix documentary “13th,” which explores the link between slavery and modern-day criminal justice practices. Afterward, we’ll discuss how this ties into Colorado’s Amendment A and why it’s urgent to remove a damaging loophole from our state’s constitution.

Where: Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver
When: Monday, October 18 at 6:00pm

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Vets for Prop 111 Colorado Springs Rally / Press Event

Join us on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00 AM in Colorado Springs as we join together to rally against payday lenders. We will be meeting at Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios – a barbershop owned by a veteran in the community. With the election less than a month away, it’s time to turn up the volume and stand together to end predatory payday loans. We need to ensure that this abusive usury comes to an end through the passage of Proposition 111.

Where: Mr G’s Hair Design Studios, 603 S El Paso St # C, Colorado Springs
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00am

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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 16 at 11:55am

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Support #youthvgovCO in Stand for Climate Rights!

Join us outside the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver to show your solidarity with #youthvgovCO! We’ll gather at 12:45 p.m. to welcome the young plaintiffs and go through security for the court. The courtroom is open to the public. Oral arguments begin at 1:30 p.m. We’ll also rally outside the courthouse after the hearing at 2:30 p.m. to support the youth as they exit and to hear a few words from them and their attorneys.

Where: Colorado Supreme Court, 2 E 14th Ave, Denver
When; Tuesday, October 16 at 12:45pm

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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 16 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 16 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Rising – YES on 112: Join us On Oct 16 to Call 100,000 Voters

Join us next Tuesday, Oct. 16! We’re trying something big: together with Colorado Rising, we’ve set a goal of calling 100,000 voters in a single day! You can call from anywhere, all you need is a computer and phone. Sign up today to receive everything you need.

Where: Food & Water Watch – Colorado, 1801 North Williams St, Suite 400, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00pm

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FILM: Tears of Afrika-The Voices and Journey of African Refugees

Join us for a screening of the documentary film, Tears of Afrika–The Voices and Journey of African Refugees to Europe. Dr. Tom Acker will share his experience meeting the human rights activist, Amparo Climent, who produced this film in 2017 to document the tragedies of human migration.

Where: Two Rascals Brewing Co., 147 N 1st St, Montrose
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00pm

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Ballot Speed Dating – What’s On Your Ballot?

Did you know Colorado will see 13(!) statewide ballot measures on November’s ballot? Do you know how you will vote? Count Me In! invites you to join Ballot Speed Dating on Wednesday, October 17. Take part of this fun informational ballot event and learn about each measure you’ll have the opportunity to vote on in November.

Where: Great Divide Brewing Event Space, 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30pm

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Yes on 112 No on 74 and Why

Learn why passing Proposition 112 is important to our health and safety, how Amendment 74 would create a legal free-for-all at taxpayer expense and why both of these initiatives are so important to Longmont’s quality of life.

Where: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave, Longmont
When: Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Get Out the Vote in Colorado Springs!

Volunteer to GET OUT THE VOTE for immigrant rights in Colorado Springs, CO! We need your help mobilizing pro-immigrant voters to hit the polls! We will be hosting weekly canvass THROW DOWNS on Thursdays out of our Colorado Springs office (1287 Lake Plaza Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906).

Where: 1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:00pm

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Unite The Vote Phone Bank

Join us every Thursday between now & the midterm elections to call voters to elect a pro-immigrant, pro-refugee majority in the state senate & a pro-immigrant, pro-refugee governor this November! If you are near Denver, all phone banks will be held at the CIRC Action Fund office (2525 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80219). If you’re not near Denver, you can make calls from anywhere with a computer & phone! We will provide drinks and snacks at our main office.

Where: CIRC Action Fund, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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Ingrid marks 1 year in sanctuary, calls to get out the vote!

On October 18 at UUCB (5001 Pennsylvania, Boulder) Ingrid requests we mark her one year anniversary sanctuary with get out the vote calls and a call to action!

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder
When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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Cervezas for Causes: Colorado People’s Alliance

Each week Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit. Colorado People’s Alliance is a racial justice, member-led organization that does community organizing around climate, economic, and immigrant justice.

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Thursday, October 18 at 6:00pm

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Stand Up to Protect Our Care — Denver, Colorado

The fight to stop health care repeal isn’t over yet — far from it. At stake right now: Higher costs. Medicaid. Medicare. Coverage for pre-existing conditions. Prohibitions on discrimination against women and people over age 50. If you’re sick and tired of the Republican war on health care, join people across the country who are joining Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour. Make your voice heard at the Protect Our Care bus stop in Denver.

Where: Denver (RSVP for location)
When: Friday, October 19 at 10:00am

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

We’re saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, October 19 at 6:00pm

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Thanks for your help making all of these events successful. Watch your inbox (and the RiseUp app!) for breaking news alerts, and we’ll see you next week with more ways to fight back.

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