TIME TO VOTE and more ways to fight back this week (October 22)

After nearly two years of resistance to the disastrous takeover of the federal government by Donald Trump and his disreputable enablers in the Republican Party, the time has finally come to strike back at the polls. In 2016, we saw what happens when progressives fail to take an election seriously, and let the perfect become the enemy of the good.

Never again. The time for complacency in the face of marching extremism is over.

Here in Colorado, every vote counts and it’s never been easier to cast your ballot. Most registered voters have already received your mail ballots. If you haven’t received a ballot for any reason, or if you’re not a registered voter in Colorado, you can register and vote at any time all the way up to Election Day! And even if you’ve been convicted of a crime, Colorado isn’t like some other states–if you’ve served your sentence and are off parole, you can vote.

Visit JustVoteColorado.org to get all the details you’ll need to vote in Colorado this year no matter what your situation.

Confused about the 13 statewide ballot measures up for a vote in November? We’ve got you covered. Download the ProgressNow Colorado one-page Colorado ballot guide here. Tambien en español.

Once you’ve made your plan to vote, check out all these great ways to make a difference for the week of October 22:

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado: Force for Good Awards 2018

Join us as we honor our warriors for good that have been champions of marginalized groups and have risen to be true change makers in each of their respected categories.

Where: The Laundry on Lawrence, 2701 Lawrence St, Denver
When: Monday, October 22 at 5:30pm

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Good Business Colorado: First Anniversary Celebration

Join Good Business Colorado as we celebrate our one year anniversary! Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available for drink purchases. Limited space is available and early RSVP is highly recommended. Program starts promptly at 6:00.

Where: Zoe Ma Ma, 1625 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Monday, October 22 at 5:30pm

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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 23 at 11:55am

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Public Charge – Debrief (LIVE) | Platica sobre el Cargo Público

The Trump administration is continuing its destructive efforts to divide the country and vilify immigrants. Now we have to take action against this latest attack. The administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new rule, immigrants who legally access health care, safe housing, and healthy food programs could be denied admission to the country or refused a green card. The proposed rule also makes clear that earning low wages, having children, or dealing with a medical condition could be held against immigrants seeking a permanent future in the United States.

Where: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 1:00pm

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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 23 at 4:30pm

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AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights: Spotlight On Court Accompaniment

Looking for another way to support immigrant families? Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd from 5:00 to 6:30 to get trained to do Court Accompaniment!

Where: AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, 1420 Ogden Street, Suite 201, Denver
When: Tuesday October 23 at 5:00pm

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Watch the Final Colorado Governors Debate

Got plans for October 23rd? Now you do! The last Colorado Governors Debate of the season is happening that Tuesday and we’re hosting a watch party with all of you and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, CIRC Action, New Era Colorado, ProgressNow Colorado, COLOR Action Fund, Conservation Colorado, and Colorado Working Families Party! There will be debate bingo and prizes! The debate starts at 6:00PM, but space is limited so be sure to get there early!

Where: Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: Get Out the Vote Phone Bank

Get out the VOTE by making phone calls to underrepresented Colorado voters. We’ll provide special training, food, and beverages. You’ll provide voters with the resources they need to exercise their right to vote.

Where: ACLU of Colorado, 303 E. 17th Ave., Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00pm

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Ballots and Beers

The 2018 Mid-Term Election is quickly approaching; ballots will be mailed out on October 15th. Join Kaitlyn Randol and Dan Aschkinasi, your friendly neighborhood political strategists, for beers and conversation about this year’s Denver and Statewide ballot.

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30pm

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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: Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado ICON Series: Alan Salazar

Join One Colorado for the next ICON Series, spotlighting Alan Salazar, Chief of Staff to Mayor Michael Hancock and former chief policy officer and strategist to Governor Hickenlooper at The Triangle Denver.

Where: The Triangle Denver, 2036 N Broadway, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm

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Go F*cking Vote!

Join Denver Beer Co, Cervecería Colorado, and SameSide for voter registration + BOGO beers. Bring your proof of registration to score buy 1, get 1 brews at Denver Beer Co. or Cerveceria Colorado. Not registered or not sure? No problem. You can double check your registration status by texting ‘SAMESIDE’ to 52886 beforehand or on site.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: Abortion Artivism Night

MSU Denver’s Feminist Alliance and the 1in3 Campaign have partnered with abortion storytellers from around the country to create a powerful photo exhibit. The photos beautifully show the complexity and diversity of abortion care. Join us for an evening of sharing and activism!

Where: Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00pm

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Rights Re: Law Enforcement with the ACLU of Colorado

The Constitution protects Americans’ right to due process of law and humane treatment during incarceration regardless of race, socioeconomic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation. The American Civil Liberties Union of CO will share how they work at the forefront of challenging police abuses and failures of the criminal justice system to protect due process rights.

Where: Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 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!

Where: 1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:00pm

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Chinook Fund: The Giving Project Information Session

Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Do you want to help build the movement for social change in Colorado? Join us for an information session about our innovative program, The Giving Project! Meet our staff, hear from an alumni participant, and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.

Where: Aurora Public Libraries, 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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Supporting Immigrants and Undocumented Neighbors

This volunteer training is designed for members of the CC Refugee Alliance (faculty, staff, students) and community members who are interested in learning more about the Colorado Springs Sanctuary Coalition, CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition), and other community organizations working to support our immigrant, DACA, and undocumented neighbors. Come learn more about how you can be part of this important work in Colorado Springs!

Where: Tutt Library Event Space, 2nd Floor, Colorado College, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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National Expungement Week: Cannabis Record Sealing

National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) is a week of events across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with convictions on their records. These convictions can restrict access to housing, employment, education, public assistance, and voting rights long after sentences have been served

Where: Servicios de la Raza, 3131 W 14th Ave., Denver
When: Saturday, October 27 at 9:00am

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ACLU of Colorado: Get Out The Vote with ACLU

Join the ACLU and fellow voting rights activists as we go door-to-door to provide voters the resources and information they need to vote. We will provide you with special training before you head out. Take part in encouraging Coloradans to exercise their right to vote.

Where: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge
When: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00am

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Keep Abortion Safe: Plan C Pale Release Party at Black Sky Brewery

Love beer? Love reproductive rights? Good. Come hang out with us while we drink a freshly tapped beer.

Saturday, October 27 at 5:00pm

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Thanks as always for everything you’ve done to fight back since 2016. It’s all been worth it. Change is coming.

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