Last week, a group of local and national reporters working together finally cornered Sen. Cory Gardner and pressed him about the fast-moving impeachment inquiry against President Trump over Trump’s blatant extortion of Ukraine for political advantage in the upcoming election.
In a video now seen by millions across the nation, Sen. Gardner was asked seven times if he thinks what Trump did is appropriate–and Gardner dodged the question every single time. Cory Gardner prides himself in never letting the press see him sweat, but he couldn’t answer the most basic questions about Trump’s very clearly impeachable offenses. For a Senator who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, Gardner’s refusal to hold Trump accountable for this obvious corruption is an abdication of leadership.
Veteran political strategist James Carville said it best after watching Gardner’s disastrous performance: “I don’t think he is vulnerable, I think he’s done. He ought to just drop out of the race.” 
Cory Gardner promised to be a different kind of Republican. The kind that claimed “when my party’s wrong, I’ll say it.” When he was given the opportunity to prove it, seven times in a row, he failed each and every time.
It’s getting worse for Cory Gardner every day, but thanks to you and everything you do week after week to help fight back against Trump, Gardner, and the far right we’re winning the battle for hearts and minds in Colorado. From the thousands who showed up last Friday for a rally with world-famous climate activist Greta Thunberg to taking a moment to vote YES on Propositions CC and DD in this year’s statewide election, you’re proving that what’s right with our state is better and stronger than anything that’s wrong with it.
So thanks once again–and here are more great ways to take action for the week of October 14:
Chinook Fund: Meet the Change Makers
At Chinook Fund, we listen to the grassroots social justice leaders in our community and play a lead role in democratizing philanthropy. Meet the Changemakers connects community organizers and new supporters. Join us to better understand what our leaders need to advance equality and justice throughout the state.
Where: Chinook Fund (location upon RSVP)
When: Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30pm
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Bans Off My Body Tour
These last few months have been tough for #reprorights. We’ve seen dangerous abortion bans being introduced across the country – and Colorado is no exception. Opponents of abortion access have begun gathering signatures to put an abortion ban on the 2020 ballot in Colorado and we need your help to fight back. Join Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado as we travel across Colorado for the Bans Off My Body Tour! Learn more about the proposed abortion ban & what you can do to help defeat it. Together, we can protect access to safe & legal abortion care in Colorado!
Where: Carbondale (location upon RSVP)
When: Thursday, October 17 at 6:00pm
2019 CIRC Member Assembly | Asamblea Anual de Miembros de CIRC
We are excited to host the 12th annual CIRC Member Assembly in Grand Junction for 2019. Every year, CIRC Members congregate to celebrate policy wins like SB139 (I-Drive Colorado) and HB1124 (Benavidez Bill), train each other on crucial skills and collectively decide on the policy priorities for the next year. 2020 is going to be a high stakes year for the Immigrant Rights Movement in Colorado, and we need to be united and indivisible to push through barriers in our way to liberation.
Where: Grand Junction (location upon RSVP)
When: Friday, October 18 at 6:00pm
Colorado National Period Day Rally
On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY — elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the #TamponTax. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. The Colorado rally will be held on the west steps of the capitol building from 12p-1:30p. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! Wear red!
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax, Denver
When: Saturday, October 19 at 12:00pm
Saturday Postcard Event in SoBo Lucky’s Market Cafe
Every Saturday, we invite activists as well as political, municipal and school board candidates to come mingle and do something meaningful together: writing postcards! Right now we are writing decline to sign postcards against the recall of Senator Leroy Garcia. With 2019 and 2020 elections coming up, we will likely be writing different postcards depending on what the most urgent needs are.
Where: Lucky’s Market South Boulder, 695 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Saturday, October 19 at 12:00pm
CC Yes! Denver Canvass
Join us for a CC YES! canvassing event in Denver.
Where: Denver (location upon RSVP)
When: Saturday, October 19 at 10:00am
We’ll be back next week with more ways to help! See you then.