What you can do to fight back this week (February 3)

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We now know the hard truth. The only thing that can save America is an election.

For over three years, a bipartisan struggle has raged to hold Donald Trump accountable for his innumerable outrages, disastrous policy agenda, and finally Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors that were conclusively proven during the impeachment inquiry and trial. All of the new evidence which has emerged during the impeachment process has helped prove the case against Trump, not exonerate him. With Trump’s guilt increasingly certain, Republicans turned to wholesale denial of the evidence–or worse, suggesting that what Trump did wasn’t even a crime.

In the end, Cory Gardner stayed loyal to Trump over Colorado. [1] Faced with the choice of representing the majority of Coloradans who supported impeachment or protecting Trump no matter what the evidence said, Gardner chose to join the cover-up–voting each and every time to suppress new evidence and testimony. Despite promising to be impartial even after most of his Republican colleagues dispensed with any pretense of fairness, it’s clear now that Cory Gardner never intended to be fair or honest.

That’s the Cory Gardner Coloradans know all too well.

After this week, the focus returns to what was always going to be our nation’s best hope for renewed greatness after the chaos and humiliation of the Trump administration: making sure everyone you know understands the stakes in this crucial election year, and is ready to turn out like never before to vote in November. Between now and Election Day, stay in the loop to help us respond quickly as events unfold. For a quick daily update on Cory Gardner every weekday morning, click sign to sign up. And make sure you’re on the list to receive the larger ProgressNow Colorado Daily News Digest.

Thank you again to everyone who has called Cory Gardner’s offices, sent letters, engaged on social media, and any other way you’ve found to send Gardner the message that he must serve Colorado not Trump. It’s frustrating when it’s obvious that Gardner is working as hard as he can to ignore the voters of Colorado instead of representing us. As we head into the most important election of our lives so far, we know we’ve done everything we can to persuade Gardner to do the right thing. Now we make the transition from persuasion to accountability.

Here are more great ways to take action for the week of February 3:

Featured Event: The 2020 Triple Threat

The Trump Administration has continued to attack LGBTQ Coloradans, our environment, and women’s reproductive justice rights. This joint Small Donor Committee Fundraiser for One Colorado, Sierra Club Colorado, and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will allow donors to support all three organizations for the 2020 election cycle.

Where: Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St, Denver
When: Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm

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Annual Colorado Black Caucus Reception & Preview

The Colorado Black Caucus is hosting their annual reception and legislative preview on Monday, February 3rd from 5 – 7 PM. This event serves as a great way to connect the Black Caucus members to the supporting communities they represent. It is also an event to reflect on past legislative sessions while also looking forward, specifically, to the 2020 legislative session. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy this night of celebration and community.

Where: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver
When: Monday, February 3 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: HIV Prevention Press Conference

One Colorado will host a press conference on February 4th at the Capitol to inform the public about the HIV Infection Prevention Medications bill and the impact it will have when it becomes law.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, February 4 at 11:30am

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Sanctuary for All General Meeting

Sanctuary for All Colorado is a community based, grassroots organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for the immigrant community of Colorado. We act in solidarity and coalition with multiple other immigrant rights groups throughout the state. Our membership is comprised of both impacted families and allies and we strive always to be directly accountable to the undocumented community and their needs. We further our mission of positive change for the immigrant community through multiple tactics, including mutual aid, media work, political advocacy and non violent direct action.

Where: 1400 N Lafayette St, Denver
When: Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm

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Reproductive Freedom Day at the Capitol

Join the Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Coalition as we host a “field trip” style day at the state capitol. We will provide breakfast and t-shirts ($10 suggested donation) as we hear from legislators and activists in our movement followed by a lobby training. We will then tour the capitol and meet with legislators. The event will conclude in the atrium with a special surprise!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30am

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Black Lives Matter at School 2020 Panel & Discussion

Black Lives Matter at School Week 2020 is here! As part of our week of actions centering Black Lives at school, Black Lives Matter 5280 will be partnering with the Denver Black Educators Caucus to host a panel related to our demands. Panelists include: Jhoni Palmer (YAALL), Jennifer Bacon (Denver School Board), Dr. Apryl Alexander (Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver and BLM 5280), Ramsey Harris (Community Programs Director for GRASP and BLM 5280), as well as several youth panelists from various schools including: Denver Discovery, DSST: Cole, MLK, Hinkley, South, Manual, and East!

Where: Montbello High School, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 5 at 5:00pm

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Rally to End Period Poverty in Colorado Schools

Join us on Thursday, February 6 from 12-1p on the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol as we rally in support of HB20-1131, a bill that would create a grant program to assist Colorado schools in providing free and accessible period products in bathrooms! After the rally, attendees will have an opportunity to give testimony when the bill goes to committee at 1:30p. If you can’t stay for the committee hearing or don’t want to testify but still want to share your story, feel free to write it down and we will share it on your behalf!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Thursday, February 6 at 12:00pm

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Worldwide Rally Against Trophy Hunting – WRATH Denver

Join the Worldwide Rally Against Trophy Hunting and speak out against the senseless slaughter of wildlife! In February 2020, voices across the world will join together to raise awareness about the ego-driven and senseless murder of countless wild animals by members of Safari Club International and other “trophy hunters.” The main rally, in Reno, stands as a protest against the Safari Club International Conference and the 48th anniversary of the “Ultimate Sportsmen’s Market.” At the market, the lives of hundreds of beautiful animals are sold off to the highest bidder.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Friday, February 7 at 11:30am

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IBEW Local 111: Labor History Class

IBEW, Local Union 111 is excited to announce a Labor History Class presented by Jobs With Justice. Join us to learn more about working class history and the labor movement.

Where: IBEW Local 111, 5965 E 39th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, February 8 at 11:00am

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Parasol Patrol: Shielding Kids From Protesters At Dragutante Brunch

The “Parasol Patrol” was formed out of a need to protect our children’s senses from the onslaught of hateful speech from protesters. One of the first events we supported and shielded kids was Dragutante and it was fabulous! They’ve asked that we help again at their Benefit Brunch.

Where: The Goods, 2550 E Colfax Ave., Denver
When: Sunday, February 9 at 10:00am

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado: Advocacy at the Colorado Legislature

Join us to learn about how to advocate and citizen lobby at the Colorado legislature every session.

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Sunday, February 9 at 2:30pm

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We’ll be back next week with more ways to make a difference. See you then!

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