What you can do to fight back this week (June 10)

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Yesterday, we were privileged to join Indivisible Front Range Resistance at Denver’s Barnum Park for a picnic and forum with nine candidates running for the chance to take on Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. Make no mistake, Gardner was invited too—but as Colorado voters have come to expect, our junior U.S. Senator was a no-show.

Colorado progressives have a deep bench of great challengers to take on America’s most vulnerable Republican U.S. Senator. The issues that are vital to Colorado progressives like health care, public education, environmental protection, and equal opportunity have not gone away simply because President Trump and Cory Gardner choose to ignore them. Next year, Coloradans will make a choice: between the mistakes of six years ago, and an honest future where we solve problems instead of denying they exist and pointing fingers for political gain.

Thanks again to everyone who took time on a beautiful Sunday evening to preview what lies ahead in 2020! Here are a bunch more great ways to take action for the week of June 10:

Disrupting Privilege Symposium

Please join us for the Disrupting Privilege Symposium on Monday, June 10h from 6-8:30pm at the University of Denver’s Craig Hall. This FREE event is open to the community and registration is not required. Eighteen students participated in a 10 week course: Disrupting Privilege through Anti-Oppressive Practice facilitated by Hope Anderson, Nadine Bridges, Megan Devenport, Colleen Gibley-Reed,and Alli Jackson (TA). The students were divided into 3 caucuses that represented their privileged identity (White Privilege, Cisgender Privilege, and U.S. Citizenship Privilege). Throughout the class, we learned to understand the ways in which our privilege has harmed others and what we can do to disrupt.

Where: Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, 2148 S High St, Denver
When: Monday, June 10 at 6:00pm

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Colorado People’s Alliance: 4th Annual The People’s Party 2019

Join us at our 4th Annual The People’s Party to celebrate our work and come together as community! We will have a short program including our presentation of The People’s Award and performances from the band Tulips! There will be time to enjoy food from Stokes Poke, Turn-In BBQ, WongWayVeg, and Tacos; as well as beer from Cerveceria Colorado and Crazy Mountain Brewery, wine, and soda! All the food and drinks are included in your ticket!

Where: City Park Pavilion, 1700 N. York St, Denver
When: Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Census 2020 and Boba

You have Census 2020 questions and we have answers, resources, and boba!!! Join us on June 12th any time from 5:00-7:30 PM at Beau Tea (723 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80220) for talk circles that will cover: Census 101 and How the Census Affects AANHPI communities, community safety/confidentiality (worried about how the Census will be used? or concerned about specific questions? Let’s talk about it!), and a take action circle.

Where: Beau Tea, 723 Quebec St, Denver
When: Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00pm

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Of Creeks and Canyons: Presentation & Comment-Writing Workshop

What is the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan? Just over two hours from Denver lies a little-known stretch of land along the Arkansas River; you can glimpse it from Highway 50 or one of the many rafts sailing past. The time has come for the Bureau of Land Management to decide its future of this peaceful public landscape. Join field organizer Jenny Gaeng to learn what happens when you venture beyond the banks and write comments to the BLM to advocate for the protection of this special space. Snacks and drinks will be provided at this free event, co-hosted by Powder7 and Powder7!

Where: Powder7, 880 Brickyard Cir, Golden
When: Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30pm

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New Era Colorado: Toast to Democracy 2019

We’re thrilled to invite you to New Era Colorado’s annual event, Toast to Democracy. Join us for a fresh and memorable cocktail reception on Wednesday June 12th to celebrate and expand the power of youth-driven democracy across the state. We can’t do this work without you, so we hope you’ll join us!

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
When: Wednesday, June 12 at 6:00pm

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Day of Action: Strengthening Workers’ Rights in Colorado

Please join Towards Justice & the Bell Policy Center in re-imaging Colorado wage and hour law, including who is entitled to minimum wage, overtime, and paid workday breaks. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment recently opened an informal rulemaking to address some of these issues, and now is our chance to make worker voices heard.

Where: Colorado Health Foundation, 1780 Pennsylvania St. Denver
When: Thursday, June 13 at 8:30am

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End Fatherless Father’s Days – Fight for immigrant fathers!

The immigrant community will congregate at the Colorado Capitol to honor our deported fathers before Father’s Day. We will use the day to celebrate our families and draw attention to the tactics that ICE uses to stop and deport our family members. Collaboration between ICE and police departments results in deportations, which results in family separations. Join us to demand action to protect our family members and members of our community who are victims of the collaboration between ICE and our police departments.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, June 13 at 4:00pm

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2019 One Colorado For All Statewide Tour – Denver

As the state’s largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families, we’ve worked hard for the legal and political advancements we’ve achieved. And – there’s still so much work to do. As many of us know, legal equality and representation in elected offices does not eliminate the lived equality gap that affects many of us in our day-to-day lives. We are excited to announce our 2019 One Colorado For All Statewide Tour with seventeen stops all across the state, taking us from Grand Junction to Fort Collins, from Steamboat to Alamosa, from Pueblo to Aspen.

Where: First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St, Denver
When: Thursday, June 13 at 6:00pm

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2nd Annual Food Justice Symposium

The 4 Corners Collaborative is hosting the 2nd Annual Food Justice Symposium on June 14th, 15th, 16th, 2019 in Mancos, Colorado. The intention of this event is to bring together community members who are committed to engaging in dialogue and action to address racism in the food system in the Four Corners Region. The event features a Weekend Intensive, designed for people who are ready to dive deeply into this topic, and two Keynotes Speakers, which are open to the public.

Where: Mancos, Colorado
When: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

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Colorado Rising Hoedown with 300 Days at McCauley Family Farm

Join us for a Colorado Rising fundraiser featuring 300 Days–a very fun, very talented swing, bluegrass, jazz, folk band! This event will take place at the beautiful Mccauley Family Farm and will include delicious farm to table food, beer and wine! Colorado Rising is in the midst of taking on new lawsuits that have potential for major statewide impacts, as well as launching several grassroots campaigns around the state to empower communities under the new law, SB-181. We are also engaging in the state rulemaking process to ensure health and safety is the priority and protected.

Where: Mccauley Family Farm, 9421 N 63rd St, Longmont
When: Friday, June 14 at 6:30pm

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Colorado AFL-CIO: Canvass to support union member & Rep. Tom Sullivan

One of our own, 29 year APWU member, CO AFL-CIO Board member, and State Representative Tom Sullivan is under attack. Using smear tactics and lies, Tom’s opponents are trying to recall him. And so labor is going to have Tom’s back! Join the Colorado AFL-CIO, the Denver Area Labor Federation, American Federation of Teachers and many other unions in knocking doors to support our brother and Colorado State House Representative Tom Sullivan. Brother Sullivan has worked hard to support the working men and women of Colorado. He needs our help letting voters know about the good work he has done.

Where: 17133 E Prentice Dr, Centennial
When: Saturday, June 15 at 10:00am

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Volunteer with NARAL – Juneteenth Celebration

Come and join NARAL in spreading the word about reproductive health and the importance of abortion access for all!

Where: 27th and Welton Street, Denver
When: Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16

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Volunteer with One Colorado at Denver Pride

LGBTQ Pride season is here! Pull on a One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 15 at 10:30am

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Stay Strong with Tom Sullivan – Weekly SoBo Postcard Parties!

Representative Tom Sullivan lost his son tragically in the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting. Tom ran for office and won last year. He personally knocked on more than 9,000 doors in his district and told every one that he was running to protect the communities from similar tragedies in the future. He kept his words and sponsored Extreme Risk Protection Order (red flag law) in Colorado. Now the conservatives are trying to recall him because he did exactly what he promised to do when he ran for office!

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Saturday, June 15 at 12:00pm

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Volunteer with NARAL, Denver Pride Festival

Come and join NARAL in spreading the word about reproductive health and the importance of abortion access!

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16

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One Colorado’s 14th Annual Pink Party

Come celebrate pride on June 15th at One Colorado’s 2019 Pink Party — pride weekend’s premier dance fundraiser! All tickets include entry into the Pink Party with an open bar.

Where: Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St, Denver
When: Saturday, June 15 at 6:00pm

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March with One Colorado at Denver Pride!

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Sunday, June 16 at 8:30am

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March with PPVC at PrideFest 2019!

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Sunday, June 16 at 8:45am

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Denver Pride Equality Rally

Join One Colorado, state leaders, activists, and community groups right after the Denver Pridefest Parade on the West Steps of the Colorado Capitol Building to rally for LGBTQ equality!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, June 16 at 12:30pm

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We’ll be back next week with more ways to get involved. Thanks for everything you do!


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