What you can do to fight back this week (February 18)

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In a state that has rejected Donald Trump at the ballot box twice already in 2016 and again indirectly in 2018, Cory Gardner seems self-destructively determined to stick with Trump to the bitter end.

On Thursday, Trump and Cory Gardner are holding a rally in Colorado Springs to celebrate…well, what exactly? Trump’s impeachment? New polling that shows both Trump and Gardner are deeply unpopular in Colorado, and that most Colorado voters believe Gardner was covering for Trump the whole time he was pretending to be an “impartial juror?” [1]

In 2016, Cory Gardner called on Trump to pull out of the presidential race, saying “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women.” Now Gardner and Trump are campaigning together for re-election. It’s not that Gardner has no power to hold Trump accountable. We know now that he simply doesn’t care to. Gardner’s vow when running for the Senate in 2014 that “when my party is wrong, I’ll say it” is just another broken promise.

For Trump and for Cory Gardner, there’s only one solution left: the November elections.

Thursday afternoon, our friends at Indivisible and the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission are organizing a demonstration outside the Broadmoor World Arena to show the world that Trump and Gardner’s values are not Colorado values. If you can make it to Colorado Springs, this peaceful and lawful protest is a great opportunity to stand up and be counted.

Where: Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, February 20 at 3:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Thanks for doing your part to hold Trump and Cory Gardner accountable from now until Election Day. Here are more great ways to fight back for the week of February 18:

I Am Denver Community Cinema 2020

I Am Denver invites you to a reception, screening and Denver Talks discussion of its documentary film A Thousand Paper Cranes: How Denver’s Japanese American Community Emerged from Internment.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00pm

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Candlelight Vigil For Adoptees Without Citizenship

Not all individuals adopted into the U.S. are guaranteed citizenship. Some intercountry adoptees who were adopted as children have been deported as adults. Still others live in fear. Without citizenship, adoptees face barriers to accessing healthcare, employment, social security benefits, and government-issued identification. For adoptees who have been deported, life is a struggle to survive. Deported individuals do not know the language or culture, and are separated from the only home and people they know. We host this vigil to share their stories and call for a legislative solution.

Where: First United Methodist Church Greeley, 917 10th Ave, Greeley
When: Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00pm

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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 Cobalt (formerly 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 18 at 6:30pm

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Cobalt Hosts WFW 2020

Join cobalt for our Women and Families Wednesdays Lobby Day! Wear teal and join us in ensuring our voices are heard at the capitol!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 19 at 8:00am

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Testify at the Capitol to Support SB 163!

Join other pro-vax parents in testifying in support of SB 163, a terrific bill that will help improve Colorado’s immunization rates and protect public health. You don’t need to be an expert to testify — just a parent (or citizen) who cares about the health of our kids and our communities! CPVC can help you with talking points if you’d like, as well as with information about various logistics involved with testifying at the Capitol (where to park, how to find the committee room, etc). It’s always a great day when you can engage directly with your legislators and help to impact state law. Come down to the Capitol to spend time with other pro-vax advocates and do something good for the health of our state!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30am

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9to5 Colorado: Protect & Preserve Colorado’s Mobile Home Communities

Join us for a press conference to support mobile home owners, legislators, and advocates to pass House Bills 1196 and 1201. We will be in the first floor of the Capitol in the West Foyer. More than 100,000 people live in more than 800 manufactured home parks across Colorado. The Mobile Home Park Act (MHPA) has been on the books since 1973. The MHPA outlines the rights and responsibilities of homeowners and park owners in Mobile Home Parks, also known as Manufactured Housing Communities. HB 20-1196 & HB 20-1201 both attempt to preserve mobile home communities and support the largest form of un-subsidized housing in Colorado.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Wednedsay, February 19 at 12:30pm

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Health Care Day of Action 2020

Health Care Day of action is an opportunity for you to join forces with other advocates to talk with your elected officials about the health care issues closest to your heart. At this half-day event, you will learn about the legislative process and current health care legislation, hear from health care experts, and lobby your legislators for the change you want to see. We will provide a light breakfast and lunch.

Where: First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St, Denver
When: Thursday, February 20 at 8:00am

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Together We Stand – A Rally In Response to President Trump

As our President visits Colorado, join us for a day of action to show support for all the intersecting communities who have been hurt by this administration—and to reassert our commitment to protecting human rights in all forms. Colorado will not condone the hateful rhetoric and blatant discrimination espoused by our President. We believe that reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, indigenous rights and workers’ rights are non-negotiable—and we will stand together in solidarity to protect them.

Where: Colorado Springs (location upon RSVP)
When: Thursday, February 20 at 12:30pm

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14th Annual Latino Advocacy Day 2020

Join Coloradans from across the state for a two day event to lift our collective voices and strengthen relationships with legislators. Registration covers parking, childcare, language interpretation, and food. Access includes elevators and ramps in all buildings. Full-back padded chairs for all participants at McNichols and limited seating at the State Capitol.

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, February 23 at 12:00pm

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The State of Hate in America

The face of hate in America is changing. The belief that the white race is in danger of extinction is fueling the resurgence of the white supremacist movement. This session will look at major trends in extremist activity in Colorado and the nation, including white supremacist propaganda and rallies, hate crimes and extremist-related murders. In addition, the session will highlight the connections between potentially violent misogynist groups and white supremacists.

Where: Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver
When: Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm

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One Colorado: 2020 LGBTQ Lobby Day

Join LGBTQ Coloradans, their families, and allies at the state capitol for our annual LGBTQ Lobby Day on Monday, February 24, 2020!

Where: Central Presbyterian Church Denver, 1660 Sherman St, Denver
When: Monday, February 24 at 8:00am

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Thanks again for everything you do every day to fight for our shared values. See you next week.

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