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May 15, 2017 01:03 PM UTC

What you can do to fight back this week (May 15)

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  • by: ProgressNow Colorado

Last week was one of the most bizarre and troubling weeks in American political history.

As the investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to the Russian government and possible collusion to win the 2016 election continues, President Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey is the most brazen attempt to manipulate an investigation into a sitting President since Richard Nixon. Trump is now working actively to thwart this investigation, and daring Americans to do something about it.

In Colorado, Rep. Mike Coffman earned a “golf clap” for saying again that a special prosecutor may be necessary to get a fair investigation—again garnering questionable praise for merely doing his job. Meanwhile Sen. Cory Gardner, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has refused to call for a special prosecutor even after Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey.

 

The first thing we need you to do this week is call Sen. Gardner at (202) 224-5941 and demand he call for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump.

We know that the pressure on Colorado Republicans is working. Coffman would not be calling for a special prosecutor if it wasn’t for the constituents like you who demanded he stand up to Donald Trump. Trump’s agenda is not floundering because Republicans won’t go along with it. It is the pressure you are putting on these politicians forcing them to reconsider.

We can’t stop now. Here are more ways to take action for the week of May 15th:


JeffCo Liberal Buzz

Come share a beer and conversation. This event is social gathering of like minded people to discuss the matters of the day. Please Join Us. Free to attend. Cash Bar.

Where: Chad’s Grill 275 Union Blvd, Lakewood
When: Monday, May 15 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Green Drinks and Trivia in Denver

Join Rocky Mountain Wild for an informal green drinks and endangered species trivia event kick-off to the week! There will be fun prizes, delicious Denver micro-brew, and great company. Let’s see how much you know about endangered species! This event is free to the public, but we do have limited space and want to know how many people to expect, so be sure to register!

Where: 2736 Welton St, Denver
When: Monday, May 15 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


2017 Legislative Wrap Up with Rep. Pete Lee (El Paso)

Come learn about the bills that Citizens Project took action on in the 2017 Colorado General Assembly. Representative Pete Lee will be giving us an overview of the bills that impacted equality and separation of church and state in Colorado and their outcomes.

Where: Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs
When: Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


SPAN Social Justice Series: How to Build a More Inclusive Environment for Immigrants

Community Members: Suggested donation of $10 per session (no one will be denied for inability to pay) Students & SPAN Volunteers/Interns: Free

Where: Safehouse Progressive Alliance, 835 North St, Boulder
When: Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30pm

To RSVP, contact Nancy at 303.449.8623 or Nancy@safehousealliance.org.


Town Hall: Majority Leader Becker, Rep. Hooton and Sen. Fenberg (Boulder)

Please join State Representative and House Majority Leader KC Becker, State Senator Steve Fenberg, and State Representative Edie Hooton for a town hall at the Boulder Chamber. Your elected officials will discuss the 2017 legislative session and answer questions.

Where: Boulder Chamber, 2440 Pearl Street, Boulder
When: Thursday, May 18 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Too Warm, Two Poles: How Past Super Interglacials Should Inform Future Coastal Policy

Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Annual S.F. Emmons Lecture of the Colorado Scientific Society; American Mountaineering Center Auditorium, 710 10th St., Golden. No admission charge and all are welcome.

Where: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St, Golden
When: Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm


Wolf Conservation: Past and Present in Boulder

Rocky Mountain Wild is partnering with Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, and Defenders of Wildlife to bring you an educational night for gray woves. From 6-7 pm, there will be a meet and greet with an ambassador wolf from W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, followed by the screening of the film, “A Season of Predators,” and the evening will end with a panel discussion on the topic of Wolf Conservatio in Colorado: Past, Present, and Future! This event is free to the public, but we do have limited space, so be sure to register!

Where: Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC), 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder
When: Friday, May 19 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Run for Worker Justice

Jobs With Justice is proud to host the first ever Run for Worker Justice, as a Colfax Marathon partner. You can choose to run any of the races offered such as the 5k, Urban 10 Miler, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, and a few others. You can sign up below, print your pledge sheet to keep track of your fundraising, and then register through the Colfax Marathon portal.

Where: City Park, Denver
When: Saturday, May 20 at 9:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Arvada / Westminster State Town Hall

Please join Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Representative Lang Sias, and Senator Rachel Zenzinger for our Arvada/Westminster Legislative Town Meeting. We’ll be talking about the Legislative session with political reporters Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal, and Peter Marcus, Colorado Politics.

Where: Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St, Arvada
When: Saturday, May 20 at 10:30am


March Against Monsanto Denver 2017

Last year Monsanto Company was accused of crimes against nature & humanity. The 5 judges opinions under The Monsanto Tribunal concluded on April 18th, 2017 that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food and the right to health. On top of that Monsanto’s conduct is negatively affecting the right to freedom indispensable for scientific research. Join us this year not just to March Against Monsanto but to stand for a better way!

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, May 20 at 11:00AM

Click here to RSVP.


Is Fracking Good For Your Health?

What do we know today from current research about the health effects of fracking? For answers and to offer a science-based perspective, hear the former President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD. Introduction: Harv Teitelbaum, Sierra Club. Co-sponsored by Sierra Club Colorado, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, 350 Colorado and the Jefferson Unitarian Church Green Task Force.

Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden
When: Saturday, May 20 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


As always, keep an eye on your inbox this week. Events could prompt another quick-response action like last week’s highly successful protest against the firing of FBI Director Comey outside Sen. Cory Gardner’s offices in Denver. Thanks again to all of you who stand ready at a moment’s notice to resist Trump and the far-right agenda.

With your help, we’re going to prevail. Never forget that you are on the right side of history.

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