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Election season is finally upon us! County clerks will begin sending out mail ballots at the end of this week. In 2020, Colorado voters have a lot on our plates: the presidential election, Colorado’s red-hot U.S. Senate race, seven congressional seats, the Colorado General Assembly, county and local offices, and state and local ballot measures.
This year, ProgressNow Colorado has put together the most comprehensive information clearinghouse on the 2020 elections in our state available anywhere. It all happens this week!
Step one: familiarize yourself with the eleven statewide ballot measures we’ll be voting on in Colorado this year. Get the ProgressNow Colorado 2020 quick reference sheet now, a simple one-page printable guide to the statewide ballot measures:
Step two: on Friday, when ballots are set to begin delivering in Colorado, watch your inbox for ProgressNow Colorado’s comprehensive guide to races and ballot questions across the state–from the presidential election to your local community. Our all-new Progressive Voters Guide goes beyond the bullet points with in-depth research into hundreds of candidates and ballot questions at every level of government in Colorado.
Thanks to our Board of Directors, partner organizations, and researchers who put hundreds of hours into producing our ballot guides. Our objective is for every Colorado voter to cast their vote with the information they need to make a smart decision all the way down the ballot.
It’s finally time to vote. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for for four years. Here are more ways to fight back for the week of October 5:
9to5 Colorado: Information session on Paid Family Leave
What is paid family leave? Why does it matter? Join the Parent Ambassador Alumni and 9to5 Colorado for an informational session on paid family leave and story telling. All are welcome to join! You must register to receive the zoom link!
When: Monday, October 5 at 5:30pm
Virtual Town Hall Discussion on Reproductive Health Care
Please join Sally Boccella and her special guest panelists for a thoughtful discussion on reproductive healthcare rights.
When: Monday, October 5 at 6:00pm
9to5 Colorado: Know Your Eviction Defense Rights | Defensa de Desalojo
After countless protests, letters, and stories shared, the governor and other elected officials have taken steps forward to keep people housed. 9to5 attorney, Jason Legg, will share how the eviction process currently works, how new ordinances and policies impact the eviction timeline and what to do if your rights are violated.
When: Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00am
One Colorado Get Out the Vote Phone/Text Bank
The 2020 election is upon us and the stakes couldn’t be higher. NOW is the time to get involved and help us GET OUT THE VOTE. Sign up to phone or text bank as we reach out to our supporters. These GOTV events will be virtual, but One Colorado staff will be available via Zoom throughout. Don’t wake up on November 4th wishing you had done more!
When: Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00pm
When: Thursday, October 8 at 6:00pm
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Health Priorities of Black/African Americans in Colorado
Join us to hear what Black/African Americans in Colorado are saying about their health, what is most important to the community, and opportunities for you to be a health leader in Colorado.
When: Thursday, October 8 at 6:00pm
When: Saturday, October 10 at 11:00am
Vic ‘n the Narwhals Virtual Concert
Sound waves straight from the Narwhals to you! Tune in Friday 10/9 for a live stream concert from local Denver band Vic ‘n the Narwhals, brought to you by the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. Suggested donation: $5+ All proceeds go to CIRC to help us continue to support and advocate for immigrant communities, and fight for a more welcoming Colorado!
When: Friday, October 9 at 8:00pm
Parasol Patrol Supports National Coming Out Day & Voter Rally
Parasol Patrol is honored to be supporting the Voter Rally and National Coming Out Day Rally at the Greek Theater at Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax, Denver, CO 80203. We need volunteers to help at the sign making/info booth. Please come and stand between potential Protesters and these participants as we shield against hatred.
When: Sunday, October 11 at 10:30am
Where: Civic Center Park, Denver
We’re grateful for everything you’ve done these past few years to fight back for our shared values. We’ll be back next week with more ways to take action as the clock ticks down to Election Day!