What you can do to fight back this week (July 6)

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The primary election is over. In just four months, the chance we’ve waited for ever since the disaster of the 2016 presidential election to restore America’s credibility and leadership in the world will finally be here. The polls show that Donald Trump and his party are in serious trouble.

But we can’t get complacent now. Help us take the fight to the right between now and November with your donation to ProgressNow Colorado.

Today, the Washington Post reports that the Trump administration’s strategy now is to “hope Americans will grow numb to the escalating death toll” from the COVID-19 pandemic “and learn to accept tens of thousands of new cases a day.” [1] Trump’s failure to protect Americans from this deadly pandemic, which has now killed and sickened more Americans than any other nation on Earth, is a tragedy that simply losing an election cannot repay.

The incompetence of the Trump administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the American conservative movement cannot be trusted with power. This is a movement dependent on ignorance and fear in order to survive. Trump and his party incite division and hatred between Americans for political gain, and if we don’t stop them in 2020 we may not recognize what America looks like when they are done.

We’re ready to stop them in Colorado. After the 2018 “blue wave” election wiped out the right in our state, they came back with attempts at recalls and an unprecedented legislative obstruction campaign. With your help, we beat back every one of their attacks and passed crucial legislation to help working families, defend the environment, and protect public health.

Get in this fight with your donation to ProgressNow Colorado. There’s no better investment you can make to fight back for our shared values, and now is the moment it counts most.

Thanks for everything you do to leave this state better than we found it. Here are more ways to make a difference for the week of July 6:

Colorado AFL-CIO: SenateFAIL Day of Action – Denver

On Wednesday July 8th, between 11:00 – 11:45 am, we will Caravan around Senator Cory Gardner’s office in protest of Senator Cory Gardner’s decision to go on vacation after failing to take any meaningful action on COVID relief.

When: Wednesday, July 8 at 11:00am
Where: Senator Cory Gardner’s Office, 1961 Stout Street, Denver

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White Fragility & Anti-Racism

Join us for an in-person park discussion around the book White Fragility & how White and non-black POC can be effectively do anti-racist work and stand with our black community. There are so many ways to act, donate, and be present and resourced during this magnificent upheaval. Let’s come together to be with and move through our fears, discomfort & uncertainties, and support each other in integrated anti-racist action as we learn to do better together. While reading White Fragility is highly suggested, your presence, open mind, and commitment to anti-racist allyship is what matters.

When: Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00pm
Where: City Park, Denver

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Colorado Common Cause: Strengthening Democracy: Campaign Finance Reform in Aurora

Join local advocates and Aurora City Council members Juan Marcano and Nicole Johnston for a town hall discussion on campaign finance reform efforts in Aurora. The rules that candidates play by to get elected to office shape our democracy. Oil and gas interests and large corporations have exploited loopholes in campaign finance laws to get ahead, but now advocates are reforming the law — and Aurora could lead the way. Learn about the changes happening in Aurora laws, and the ways that we can create a more representative government through reforming campaign finance.

When: Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30pm

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9to5 Colorado: Know Your Paid Leave Rights

Every worker deserves paid time off to care for themselves and their loved ones. Yet, the U.S. is the only developed nation in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid leave. COVID-19 has made it clear that ALL workers must have access to these crucial benefits and that we must pass equitable worker laws, especially along race and gender lines. Join this training to learn about the fight for paid leave in Colorado, your rights under existing family and medical leave, sick time and unemployment laws, and what to do if your rights have been violated. We’ll also talk about winning economic justice for womxn and how you can join the movement!

When: Thursday, July 9 at 6:00pm

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Virtual CORRN Legal Observer Training

The Colorado Rapid Response Network is a network of concerned and committed groups and volunteers who respond to ICE activity in our communities. Thursday, July 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm we will train Legal Observers. Join our training to become a LO and learn how to defend our community. You will receive Zoom meeting information upon registration.

When: Thursday, July 9 at 6:30pm

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado: Sign our Petitions for Colorado Families

We are helping collect signatures for two vital ballot initiatives for Colorado voters. We need to get them on the ballot and pass them to help our Colorado families. We will have a table set up with hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and social distancing! Please come and sign.

Where: 8030 E 26th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, July 11 at 9:00am

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Where: 6953 E Jewell Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, July 12 at 2:00pm

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Thanks again. We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.

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