After the wave: what you can do to fight back this week (November 13)

It was an historic night.

One week ago today, Colorado struck back at the polls against Trump and the Republican takeover of Washington, D.C. Colorado’s congressional delegation has a Democratic majority again for the first time since 2010, helping progressives take back the U.S. House of Representatives. We elected the first openly LGBTQ man governor of any state in American history. We recaptured the Colorado Senate. Progressives won the Attorney General’s office, the Secretary of State, and the State Treasurer’s office, too.

We did this. YOU did this. Because of your resistance, because of all of your work, all of your door knocks and all of your phone calls, Colorado’s future is a bright and deep blue.

Cory Gardner’s time is almost up. As chairman of the Republican Senate campaign organization, Gardner closed ranks with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell in the 2018 campaign. But after Colorado rejected the Party of Trump in historic fashion this year, Gardner’s collusion with Trump will be his undoing. We’re counting down until Cory Gardner’s time runs out at corycountdown2020.com. Check it out and share it with your friends.

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Thanks again for everything you have done to resist the far right and make history in this year’s elections. The fight is far from over–here are some ways to take action for the week of November 13:


Coloradans For Immigrant Rights General Monthly Meeting

Join us the Second Tuesday of every month for our general meeting where we report back on our projects. Currently, Bird dogging during the congressional recess, the Crossing South Resource, and Sanctuary Everywhere efforts.

Where: AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, 1420 Ogden Street, Suite 201, Denver
When: Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00pm

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Putin: A Russian Journalist’s View

Julia Ioffe, writer for The Atlantic Monthly, will share her views — as a Russian expat — on the impact Putin is having on her home country. If you watched coverage of the Trump-Putin Helsinki meetings, you’ve seen her on most major networks and cable channels.

Where: The Warwick Hotel, downtown Denver
When: Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30pm

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Denver Concerned Citizens: Hear 2 Candidates for Denver Mayor: Calderon & Tate

Join City Park Friends And Neighbors (CPFAN) and give a warm welcome to Denver Mayoral Candidates, Lisa Calderon & Penfield Tate. Candidates will have 45 minutes each to address the gathering and to answer questions. A social hour will follow from 8 – 9 PM. Parking in rear of church.

Where: Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd., Denver
When: Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm

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Change The Name Stapleton: Gregg Deal: White Supremacy & The History of This Land

Attendance is free of charge. The event is funded by the Strengthening Neighborhoods Grant, through The Denver Foundation. Event will be held in the Greenberg Commons. As you enter the school, turn right toward the High School (red doors). The Commons is the main space that you will enter upon going through the doors.

Where: DSST: Stapleton High School, 2000 Valentia Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30pm

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Genocide and Slavery Roundtable Conference

What can be done when we see acts of Genocide or Slavery lead to social death, stripping victims of names, cultural traditions, and other forms of identity in a way that allows crimes against humanity? How can we raise awareness before these tactics are used to justify economic gains by one part of society at the expense of another?

Where: Address upon RSVP
When: Wednesday, November 14 at 10:30am

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Denver Streets Congress

The Streets Partnership hosts the Denver Streets Congress to build and engage dialogue with the public about how to support people-friendly streets in Denver.

Where: Parr-Widener Room (389) 1437 Bannock St, Denver
When: Wednesday, November 14 at 11:30am

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Bring Your Government: F*ck, Chuck, or Marry Edition!

How it works: 3 presenters tell you about government programs they want to keep, get rid of, or flirt with. Kalyn Heffernan (Wheelchair Sports Camp), James Roy II, Jamie Perkins. 2 comedians make you laugh. Andrew Orvedahl, Janae Burris. 1 lightning round where you offer your perspective.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, November 15 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice: In Our Own Words: Women, Religion and Choice

We are pleased to invite you to explore women’s and abortion rights from a faith-based perspective. Two nationally regarded religious scholars will discuss their books and beliefs. Join us to hear and meet: Dr. Monique Moultrie. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, author of Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality, and Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, Presbyterian Minister and Religious Studies Professor at Elon University in North Carolina, author of Trust Women: A Progressive Argument for Reproductive Justice.

Where: Iliff School of Theology, Shattuck Hall 2201 S. University Blvd, Denver
When: Friday, November 16 at 6:30pm

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A History of Race and White Supremacy in the U.S.

How did we get here? How did racism emerge as a such a pervasive social structure in the U.S.? What is the reality of “race”? It’s a question many of us have asked at one time or another, and it has a clear answer. Race is a social construct, a tool for oppression. In short, racism is real, but race is not. Race also has a definitive origin story, and one that every anti-racist or social justice activist should know. Join this training to learn a brief history of racial classification in the U.S., and how it influences our mistaken perception of race today, and its implications for anti-racist work in the future.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder
When: Saturday, November 17 at 10:00am

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Colorado Lynching Memorials: Preston Porter Jr.

You are invited to attend a memorial of remembrance and mourning organized by the Colorado Community Remembrance Project, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, to honor the life and death of Preston Porter Jr. who was killed by a lynch mob just outside of Limon in 1900. Porter was accused of a murder, coerced into confessing, and was burned at the stake by members of the community.

Where: 1000 1st St, Limon
When: Saturday, November 17 at 2:00pm

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Impact – Sack Lunches for the Homeless

It doesn’t take much, just everyone pitching in $10, or $20 bucks making up some lunches and going and handing them out downtown. I can tell you the simple act of kindness towards another human being really changes your perspective. It really is just about having a small impact on someone’s life that trust me they appreciate!

Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St, Denver
When: Sunday, November 18 at 12:30pm

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Thank you for helping make Colorado the progressive success story that made the whole nation proud this year. We’ll see you after the Thanksgiving holiday!

Colorado Week in Review: 11/9/18

Your deliberately oversimplified glance at what happened in Colorado this week.

The Number One Thing You Can Do To Fight Back: VOTE!

Two years ago this week, Colorado progressives watched in horror as a minority of American voters elected Donald Trump to be our next President.

Colorado never supported Donald Trump. Trump didn’t win the Republican caucus, and he didn’t win the general election in our state, either. In 2016, Colorado progressives grew the state house majority, and held Colorado’s senior U.S. Senate seat. Since then, voters in Colorado have watched as the worst predictions about Trump’s presidency came true. The resistance to Trump’s presidency in Colorado is a movement like nothing we’ve seen in a generation.

Tomorrow night, everything we’ve done for the last two years to stand up to Trump faces the ultimate test. And on Wednesday, if the numbers we’re seeing today are correct we’ll wake up to a whole new playing field—a blue wave in 2018 that kicks off the longer campaign to truly make America great. Today, hope for America, even after these terrible two years, is very bright.

Needless to say, the biggest thing you can do now to fight back is make sure your vote is counted in tomorrow’s elections. If you’ve already returned your ballot, thank you! If you haven’t returned your ballot, or even if you haven’t yet registered to vote in Colorado, you can register and cast your vote all the way up until 7PM on Election Night. Visit JustVoteColorado.org or call 866-OUR-VOTE to find out where to go and what you need to bring. Colorado has the nation’s best, most secure, and most accessible election system, and there’s simply no excuse to not participate.

Once you’ve voted and ensured every eligible voter you know has done their part, here are a few more great ways to fight back for the week of November 5th. Also, make sure to check the RiseUp app for updated information:


Featured event: A Celebration of the Left Wing, and the Chicken Wing

No matter how Nov. 6th goes, one thing is for sure: we could use a beer and a few chicken wings. You won’t want to miss a house party for ProgressNow on November 9th at the home of David Oppenheim and Mo Pancake. It’s going to be a lot of fun—laid back, lots of good brews, butternut squash soup, seitan wings, pumpkin cookies, and, did we mention chicken wings? Can you make it? Please RSVP yes for location and details, and so we know how much food to cook, and brews to…brew.

Where: Location upon RSVP
When: Friday, November 9 at 6:00pm

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Canvass: Yes on 2E Democracy for the People & NO on 74

Join Colorado Working Families to ensure 2E Democracy for the People DOES pass and that Amendment 74 DOES NOT pass! Training will be provided.

Where: Colorado Working Families, Denver
When: Monday, November 5 at 3:00pm

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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: Chat 4 Choice GOTV Phone Bank!

Join us to Chat 4 Choice and make calls to get our pro-choice candidates across the finish line and elected into office! We’ll be making phone calls and writing pledge to vote cards to make sure folks know who our pro-choice candidates are and remind them to return their ballots. Snacks and beverages provided!

Where: Address upon RSVP
When: Monday, November 5 at 4:00pm

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When: Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00am

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Quarterly Vigil & Protest, Regis University Students Speak Out

Join us Monday, November 5th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the GEO Immigrant Detention Center at 3130 Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80010! We gather each quarter to stand together for our neighbors and our families and against detention and deportation. This month we partner with Regis University Students and we’ll be honoring and calling on our ancestors to guide us as we continue to cast light on and end the expanding for-profit detention. Community space and ritual in front of the building!

Where: GEO Aurora Ice Processing Center, 3130 Oakland St, Aurora
When: Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm

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Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time Workshop

A workshop led by David Campt, PhD, author of “The White Ally Toolkit Workbook” Do you struggle as a white person to respond in social or work situations when someone makes a racist comment or questions the reality of racism? Participate in this vital conversation! Learn how to use empathy, active listening and relating skills in conversations with skeptics.

Where: University of Denver, Mangione Hall
When: Monday, November 5 at 6:30pm

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New Era Colorado: Get out the vote!

Join New Era Colorado as we work to turn young voters in Denver out in full force for the midterm elections!

Where: Denver
When: Through Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm

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Aurora Party Bus to the Polls

Come party with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition as we ensure community members have a ride to the polls on Election Day Tuesday November 6th, 2018. Come get a ride, drop off your ballot, or volunteer to help!

Where: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana Street, Aurora
When: Tuesday, November 6 at 11:30am

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CIRC Action Fund: Final Stretch Canvass & Election Party

Join CIRC Action fund to knock on doors to get out the vote the last few hours of the election. Once polls close, we’ll make it to a progressive election party to celebrate our work getting out the pro-immigrant vote with community!

Where: 10339 N Federal Blvd #100, Westminster
When: Tuesday, November 6 at 2:30pm

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Native American Heritage Month Keynote event: Winona LaDuke

Please join us as we welcome Winona LaDuke back to CSU! LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food, and Energy Policy. She works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice. She is known for her grassroots activism regarding sustainability efforts and preservation of tribal land.

Where: Lory Student Center, 500 University Ave, Fort Collins
When: Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00pm

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Election Night Watch Party

Join One Colorado, New Era Colorado, COLOR Action Fund, and Planned Parenthood to celebrate Election Night! We will be streaming election results, so grab a drink and join in celebrating our victories! We will have light snacks and a cash bar.

Where: The Triangle Denver, 2036 N Broadway, Denver
When: Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm

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Understanding Borderlands: Newspapers Mapping Geographic Borders

Join Maira Alvarez and Sylvia Fernandez for this talk in our Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series. National discourses about the border continue to generalize, stereotype and invisibilize the history of communities along the region. But many are unaware that borderland identities have emerged throughout history as a result of the loss of territory, immigrations, exile and deterritorialization.

Where: El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N Union Ave, Pueblo
When: Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00pm

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Trans Community Legal Information

An opportunity to hear from legal experts discuss topics of concern to the transgender community. Lawyers Emma Shinn and Iris Halpern will be here to talk about identity documents and employment discrimination. Daniel Ramos from One Colorado will be here to provide policy updates.

Where: GLBT Community Center of Colorado, 1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm

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Dismantling Toxic Masculinity: Beyond the Basics

Recent events have once again put discussions about masculinity and how we teach men and boys to behave at the forefront of public conversation. From the #metoo movement, to the online “manosphere” of pick up artists and incels, to the blatant sexism of our President, the implications are clear: we need to do more to challenge how men are socialized to interact with each other, women, and others impacted by sexism. Even more profoundly, we need to ask how we are teaching men to think about themselves.

Where: Unity Spiritual Center, 3021 S University Blvd, Denver
When: Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm

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Cervezas for Causes: Cllaro

Join us Thursday 11/8 as we celebrate Cervezas for Causes with Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (CLLARO). Each week Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit.

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm

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Saturday Beer Bust : ONE Colorado

Every Saturday join us for a beer bust extravaganza! $10 bucks per cup with a portion of each cup going to local charities and organizations. This week join One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. They effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, the executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services.

Where: Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
When: Saturday, November 10 at 3:30pm

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Chinook Fund: Strategic Giving for Social Justice

Would you like to feel confident that you are saying “yes” and “no” for the right reasons? Want to feel secure that the money you donate is doing the most it can to break down systems of oppression and change the world? This is the workshop for you! Join us for a quick orientation into where national charitable dollars are actually going, talk about strategies for planning your giving, and learn more about amazing work in our state.

Where: Chinook Fund, 1031 33rd St, Denver
When: Monday, November 12 at 5:30pm

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As I’ve said each week since Trump’s inauguration, through good and bad: everything you’ve done to fight back for our shared progressive values has made a difference. Whatever happens tomorrow night, I’m proud and thankful to have fought this good fight with you.

Colorado Week in Review: 11/2/18

The home stretch: what you can do to fight back this week (October 29)

In the last week, we’ve witnessed horrible acts of political violence and intimidation across the nation. Bombs mailed to former Presidents and other critics of Donald Trump, a racially-motivated random shooting in Kentucky, and then the unthinkable killing of 11 people attending services at a Pittsburgh synagogue this past weekend. My grandparents survived the holocaust. They told me it wasn’t a matter of “if” anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in America once again, but when. They were unfortunately right.

In each of these terrible acts, the division and hatred that has been empowered in American politics over the last two years is sickeningly apparent. The vilification of journalism and critical thinking that resulted in pipe bombs mailed to CNN. Age-old racism fueled by the American right’s vicious character assassination of Barack Obama and resulting in the senseless murder of two black men in a grocery store. And the toxic mixture of immigrant xenophobia and anti-Semitism that resulted in Saturday’s tragic mass shooting. These are the bitter fruits of the right’s quest for power, and their unwillingness to confront the ugliness that has festered in the hard right wing of their political movement.

You resistance to Trump is about stopping all of this. We know that these terrible actions do not represent the views of the vast majority of Americans, or Coloradans, Democrats, Republicans, third-party or Unaffiliated voters. In just over a week, we will have the first opportunity for Americans to render a verdict on the deplorable state of our politics since Donald Trump became President. As long as you do your civic duty–and make sure everyone you know does theirs–we will begin the process of unwinding Trump’s and the Republican Party’s chokehold on power a week from tomorrow.

Get your ballot returned! The recommended deadline to mail in your ballot is today, October 29. If you haven’t voted by tomorrow please take your ballot to a drop off box in your county or visit a Voter Service & Polling Center. Today is also the deadline to request a ballot by mail, though you’ll need to return it to your county clerk or a 24-hour drop box to ensure it’s received in time. If you’re not registered yet but eligible to vote, you can register all the way up to Election Day in Colorado. You can thank our super progressive pro-voter election law for that! Visit JustVoteColorado.org for all the details on how and where to vote in Colorado.

Once you’ve voted, check out these additional ways to make a difference for the week of October 29. Also check the RiseUp app for more alerts:


A Community Response to Hate

Join District Attorney Michael Dougherty, community leaders, law enforcement, and school representatives on Monday, October 29th for an important discussion on combating bias and hate.

Where: Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder
When: Monday, October 29 at 5:00pm

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Abolish ICE Vigil at Aurora Immigrant Detention Center

We will gather at the Aurora immigrant detention center for a vigil and ceremony in honor of Dia de los Muertos and all immigrant families detained and impacted by ICE. Speakers from the local immigrant community will be present. The vigil will begin at 10am and transition into music, dancing and performances. Bring signs and musical instruments and wear costumes if desired.

Where: 3130 North Oakland Street, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00am

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Weekly Coffman protest

Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 30 at 11:55am

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!

Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, October 30 at 4:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Monday, October 29 at 5:30pm

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When: Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, November 1 at 5:30pm

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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: Chat 4 Choice GOTV Phone Banks

Join us to Chat 4 Choice and make calls to get our pro-choice candidates across the finish line and elected into office! We’ll be making phone calls and writing pledge to vote cards to make sure folks know who our pro-choice candidates are and remind them to return their ballots.

Where: NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, 1905 Sherman St, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 31 at 4:00pm

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When: Thursday, November 1 at 4:00pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Trick or Vote Colorado Springs- Family Friendly Democracy

Come in costume and help us get out the vote in Colorado Springs! Families & children are welcome! Participate in our family-friendly democracy! Never to early to start teaching your kids how to be civically engaged! We will meet at Sand Creek Elementary School and will walk the neighborhood nearby!

Where: Sand Creek Elementary School, 550 Sand Creek Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Wednesday, October 31 at 5:30pm

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Trick or Vote Aurora – Family Friendly Democracy

Come in costume and help us get out the vote! Families & children are welcome! We will have food, candy & refreshments available! Participate in our family-friendly democracy! Never to early to start teaching your kids how to be civically engaged!

Where: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana Street, Aurora
When: Wednesday, October 31 at 5:30pm

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Exploring Participatory Budgeting in Denver

The Participatory Budgeting Project is hosting an interactive training on participatory budgeting – a process for empowering everyday people for cities, schools, and organizations to spend money democratically – from 12-4pm in conjunction with the NCDD 2018 Conference and Denver’s own participatory budgeting pilot processes in the neighborhood of Cole and on the Auraria campus!

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Pl, Denver
When: Thursday, November 1 at 12:00pm

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One Colorado Volunteer Welcome Training!

Join us to learn more about One Colorado’s mission and ways you can support LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Thursday, November 1 at 5:30pm

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National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation 2018 Conference

It’s time to mark your calendars for the highly anticipated 2018 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation! We’re excited to announce that our next national conference will take place in downtown Denver from Friday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 4th (with a full pre-conference session line-up on Thursday, November 1st!).

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Pl, Denver
When: Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4

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Unidos Con El Centro- Tamale Lunch

Join us Friday, November 2nd to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with El Centro’s community. Hear from workers about how they find inspiration and strength in the memories of those who affected their lives.

Where: Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores, 2260 California St, Denver
When: Friday, November 2 at 11:30am

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Casa de Paz: Volunteer Training

Join us for a training that will prepare you to engage in companioning (or walking beside) immigrants and their families who are torn apart by detention centers.

Where: Mt View United Church, 10700 E Evans Ave, Aurora
When: Saturday, November 3 at 1:00pm

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ACLU People Power Beer Release

Let’s celebrate and support our civic voting rights and duties! We’ve signed on to the ACLU’S People Power Beer Pledge and will be tapping a Red IPA on November 4 to help champion voting rights. 10% of all sales from the beer will be donated to the ACLU.

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St, Denver
When: Sunday, November 4 at 12:30pm

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ICD-6 Monthly Meeting: GOTV Phonebank

Join Indivisible CD-6 for our final event in this election season. The name of the game is Get Out The Vote! In these last few days, the best use of our time is contacting voters. So let’s come together, get our dialing fingers ready, and make sure CD6 voters can find their way to a polling place or drop box. Your voice matters, even more so when you use it to speak to other members of your community, one on one.

Where: Aurora Central Library, Aurora Community Room 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora
When: Sunday, November 4 at 1:00pm

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Pizza, Beer & Phone Banking: 2018 Final Countdown

TWO Days until the election! We will be phone banking on our two key ballot initiatives: 2E Democracy for the People and Prop. 111 to STOP Predatory Payday Lending.

Where: 2560 S Jackson St, Denver
When: Sunday, November 4 at 4:30pm

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Thanks again for all your work these past two years fighting back for our shared values. It matters. And I’m personally grateful.

Colorado Week in Review: 10/26/18

TIME TO VOTE and more ways to fight back this week (October 22)

After nearly two years of resistance to the disastrous takeover of the federal government by Donald Trump and his disreputable enablers in the Republican Party, the time has finally come to strike back at the polls. In 2016, we saw what happens when progressives fail to take an election seriously, and let the perfect become the enemy of the good.

Never again. The time for complacency in the face of marching extremism is over.

Here in Colorado, every vote counts and it’s never been easier to cast your ballot. Most registered voters have already received your mail ballots. If you haven’t received a ballot for any reason, or if you’re not a registered voter in Colorado, you can register and vote at any time all the way up to Election Day! And even if you’ve been convicted of a crime, Colorado isn’t like some other states–if you’ve served your sentence and are off parole, you can vote.

Visit JustVoteColorado.org to get all the details you’ll need to vote in Colorado this year no matter what your situation.

Confused about the 13 statewide ballot measures up for a vote in November? We’ve got you covered. Download the ProgressNow Colorado one-page Colorado ballot guide here. Tambien en español.

Once you’ve made your plan to vote, check out all these great ways to make a difference for the week of October 22:


Interfaith Alliance of Colorado: Force for Good Awards 2018

Join us as we honor our warriors for good that have been champions of marginalized groups and have risen to be true change makers in each of their respected categories.

Where: The Laundry on Lawrence, 2701 Lawrence St, Denver
When: Monday, October 22 at 5:30pm

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Good Business Colorado: First Anniversary Celebration

Join Good Business Colorado as we celebrate our one year anniversary! Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available for drink purchases. Limited space is available and early RSVP is highly recommended. Program starts promptly at 6:00.

Where: Zoe Ma Ma, 1625 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Monday, October 22 at 5:30pm

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Weekly Coffman protest

Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 11:55am

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Public Charge – Debrief (LIVE) | Platica sobre el Cargo Público

The Trump administration is continuing its destructive efforts to divide the country and vilify immigrants. Now we have to take action against this latest attack. The administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new rule, immigrants who legally access health care, safe housing, and healthy food programs could be denied admission to the country or refused a green card. The proposed rule also makes clear that earning low wages, having children, or dealing with a medical condition could be held against immigrants seeking a permanent future in the United States.

Where: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 1:00pm

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!

Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30pm

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AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights: Spotlight On Court Accompaniment

Looking for another way to support immigrant families? Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd from 5:00 to 6:30 to get trained to do Court Accompaniment!

Where: AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, 1420 Ogden Street, Suite 201, Denver
When: Tuesday October 23 at 5:00pm

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Watch the Final Colorado Governors Debate

Got plans for October 23rd? Now you do! The last Colorado Governors Debate of the season is happening that Tuesday and we’re hosting a watch party with all of you and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, CIRC Action, New Era Colorado, ProgressNow Colorado, COLOR Action Fund, Conservation Colorado, and Colorado Working Families Party! There will be debate bingo and prizes! The debate starts at 6:00PM, but space is limited so be sure to get there early!

Where: Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: Get Out the Vote Phone Bank

Get out the VOTE by making phone calls to underrepresented Colorado voters. We’ll provide special training, food, and beverages. You’ll provide voters with the resources they need to exercise their right to vote.

Where: ACLU of Colorado, 303 E. 17th Ave., Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00pm

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Ballots and Beers

The 2018 Mid-Term Election is quickly approaching; ballots will be mailed out on October 15th. Join Kaitlyn Randol and Dan Aschkinasi, your friendly neighborhood political strategists, for beers and conversation about this year’s Denver and Statewide ballot.

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado ICON Series: Alan Salazar

Join One Colorado for the next ICON Series, spotlighting Alan Salazar, Chief of Staff to Mayor Michael Hancock and former chief policy officer and strategist to Governor Hickenlooper at The Triangle Denver.

Where: The Triangle Denver, 2036 N Broadway, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm

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Go F*cking Vote!

Join Denver Beer Co, Cervecería Colorado, and SameSide for voter registration + BOGO beers. Bring your proof of registration to score buy 1, get 1 brews at Denver Beer Co. or Cerveceria Colorado. Not registered or not sure? No problem. You can double check your registration status by texting ‘SAMESIDE’ to 52886 beforehand or on site.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: Abortion Artivism Night

MSU Denver’s Feminist Alliance and the 1in3 Campaign have partnered with abortion storytellers from around the country to create a powerful photo exhibit. The photos beautifully show the complexity and diversity of abortion care. Join us for an evening of sharing and activism!

Where: Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00pm

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Rights Re: Law Enforcement with the ACLU of Colorado

The Constitution protects Americans’ right to due process of law and humane treatment during incarceration regardless of race, socioeconomic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation. The American Civil Liberties Union of CO will share how they work at the forefront of challenging police abuses and failures of the criminal justice system to protect due process rights.

Where: Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Get Out the Vote in Colorado Springs!

Volunteer to GET OUT THE VOTE for immigrant rights in Colorado Springs, CO! We need your help mobilizing pro-immigrant voters to hit the polls!

Where: 1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:00pm

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Chinook Fund: The Giving Project Information Session

Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Do you want to help build the movement for social change in Colorado? Join us for an information session about our innovative program, The Giving Project! Meet our staff, hear from an alumni participant, and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.

Where: Aurora Public Libraries, 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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Supporting Immigrants and Undocumented Neighbors

This volunteer training is designed for members of the CC Refugee Alliance (faculty, staff, students) and community members who are interested in learning more about the Colorado Springs Sanctuary Coalition, CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition), and other community organizations working to support our immigrant, DACA, and undocumented neighbors. Come learn more about how you can be part of this important work in Colorado Springs!

Where: Tutt Library Event Space, 2nd Floor, Colorado College, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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National Expungement Week: Cannabis Record Sealing

National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) is a week of events across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with convictions on their records. These convictions can restrict access to housing, employment, education, public assistance, and voting rights long after sentences have been served

Where: Servicios de la Raza, 3131 W 14th Ave., Denver
When: Saturday, October 27 at 9:00am

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ACLU of Colorado: Get Out The Vote with ACLU

Join the ACLU and fellow voting rights activists as we go door-to-door to provide voters the resources and information they need to vote. We will provide you with special training before you head out. Take part in encouraging Coloradans to exercise their right to vote.

Where: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge
When: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00am

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Keep Abortion Safe: Plan C Pale Release Party at Black Sky Brewery

Love beer? Love reproductive rights? Good. Come hang out with us while we drink a freshly tapped beer.

Saturday, October 27 at 5:00pm

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Thanks as always for everything you’ve done to fight back since 2016. It’s all been worth it. Change is coming.

Colorado Week in Review: 10/19/18

Your deliberately oversimplified glance at what happened in Colorado this week.

ProgressNow Colorado 2018 Colorado Ballot Guide

We’re pleased to announce our recommendations for the 13 statewide measures appearing on the 2018 general election ballot in Colorado. These recommendations are the result of a vote of the ProgressNow Colorado Board of Directors in consultation with our staff and network of key advisors.

Click here to download your one-page printable Colorado ballot guide. Print this guide to refer to as you vote and share it with your friends.

RiseUp and more you can to do fight back this week (October 15)

After almost two years of organizing to fight back against President Trump and the far right from Washington, D.C. to Denver, the 2018 midterms are finally here! Mail ballots go out to Colorado voters this week, and the whole world is watching to see how our state and nation will take action to reverse the damage done by Trump and his enablers since the unthinkable happened in 2016. This is the moment we’ve been working toward.

In Colorado, you can register to vote all the way up to Election Day! Visit justvotecolorado.org for all the information you need to participate in this historic election.

Connect with us via the RiseUp app. We know you get a a lot of emails like this one, especially as election day approaches. We’re always looking for better ways to keep you up to date on what you can do to make a difference. And that’s why we’re trying out something new, and we want you to be among the first to help us test it out.

We’ve joined RiseUp, a new app that connects motivated people like you who want to make a real difference with the causes in their community that need the most help.

Be one of the first people to download and try out this exciting new app! Once you download RiseUp, all you have to do is identify your location and any special skills or interests you might have, and RiseUp will give you concrete tasks to accomplish that add up to real change. You can also follow ProgressNow Colorado directly to stay up to date with our latest alerts.

Once that’s done, check out all the ways you can help make a difference for the week of October 15:


Ending NeoSlavery: A Screening of “13th”

Join Indivisible Denver, Messaging Democracy, Abolish Slavery Colorado, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, Representative Leslie Herod, Denver Justice Project, Colorado Freedom Fund, and others for a very special event: We’ll screen Ava Duvernay’s explosive Netflix documentary “13th,” which explores the link between slavery and modern-day criminal justice practices. Afterward, we’ll discuss how this ties into Colorado’s Amendment A and why it’s urgent to remove a damaging loophole from our state’s constitution.

Where: Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver
When: Monday, October 18 at 6:00pm

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Vets for Prop 111 Colorado Springs Rally / Press Event

Join us on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00 AM in Colorado Springs as we join together to rally against payday lenders. We will be meeting at Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios – a barbershop owned by a veteran in the community. With the election less than a month away, it’s time to turn up the volume and stand together to end predatory payday loans. We need to ensure that this abusive usury comes to an end through the passage of Proposition 111.

Where: Mr G’s Hair Design Studios, 603 S El Paso St # C, Colorado Springs
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00am

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Weekly Coffman protest

Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 11:55am

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Support #youthvgovCO in Stand for Climate Rights!

Join us outside the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver to show your solidarity with #youthvgovCO! We’ll gather at 12:45 p.m. to welcome the young plaintiffs and go through security for the court. The courtroom is open to the public. Oral arguments begin at 1:30 p.m. We’ll also rally outside the courthouse after the hearing at 2:30 p.m. to support the youth as they exit and to hear a few words from them and their attorneys.

Where: Colorado Supreme Court, 2 E 14th Ave, Denver
When; Tuesday, October 16 at 12:45pm

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!

Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Rising – YES on 112: Join us On Oct 16 to Call 100,000 Voters

Join us next Tuesday, Oct. 16! We’re trying something big: together with Colorado Rising, we’ve set a goal of calling 100,000 voters in a single day! You can call from anywhere, all you need is a computer and phone. Sign up today to receive everything you need.

Where: Food & Water Watch – Colorado, 1801 North Williams St, Suite 400, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00pm

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FILM: Tears of Afrika-The Voices and Journey of African Refugees

Join us for a screening of the documentary film, Tears of Afrika–The Voices and Journey of African Refugees to Europe. Dr. Tom Acker will share his experience meeting the human rights activist, Amparo Climent, who produced this film in 2017 to document the tragedies of human migration.

Where: Two Rascals Brewing Co., 147 N 1st St, Montrose
When: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00pm

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Ballot Speed Dating – What’s On Your Ballot?

Did you know Colorado will see 13(!) statewide ballot measures on November’s ballot? Do you know how you will vote? Count Me In! invites you to join Ballot Speed Dating on Wednesday, October 17. Take part of this fun informational ballot event and learn about each measure you’ll have the opportunity to vote on in November.

Where: Great Divide Brewing Event Space, 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30pm

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Yes on 112 No on 74 and Why

Learn why passing Proposition 112 is important to our health and safety, how Amendment 74 would create a legal free-for-all at taxpayer expense and why both of these initiatives are so important to Longmont’s quality of life.

Where: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave, Longmont
When: Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Get Out the Vote in Colorado Springs!

Volunteer to GET OUT THE VOTE for immigrant rights in Colorado Springs, CO! We need your help mobilizing pro-immigrant voters to hit the polls! We will be hosting weekly canvass THROW DOWNS on Thursdays out of our Colorado Springs office (1287 Lake Plaza Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906).

Where: 1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:00pm

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Unite The Vote Phone Bank

Join us every Thursday between now & the midterm elections to call voters to elect a pro-immigrant, pro-refugee majority in the state senate & a pro-immigrant, pro-refugee governor this November! If you are near Denver, all phone banks will be held at the CIRC Action Fund office (2525 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80219). If you’re not near Denver, you can make calls from anywhere with a computer & phone! We will provide drinks and snacks at our main office.

Where: CIRC Action Fund, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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Ingrid marks 1 year in sanctuary, calls to get out the vote!

On October 18 at UUCB (5001 Pennsylvania, Boulder) Ingrid requests we mark her one year anniversary sanctuary with get out the vote calls and a call to action!

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder
When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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Cervezas for Causes: Colorado People’s Alliance

Each week Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit. Colorado People’s Alliance is a racial justice, member-led organization that does community organizing around climate, economic, and immigrant justice.

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Thursday, October 18 at 6:00pm

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Stand Up to Protect Our Care — Denver, Colorado

The fight to stop health care repeal isn’t over yet — far from it. At stake right now: Higher costs. Medicaid. Medicare. Coverage for pre-existing conditions. Prohibitions on discrimination against women and people over age 50. If you’re sick and tired of the Republican war on health care, join people across the country who are joining Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour. Make your voice heard at the Protect Our Care bus stop in Denver.

Where: Denver (RSVP for location)
When: Friday, October 19 at 10:00am

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

We’re saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, October 19 at 6:00pm

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Thanks for your help making all of these events successful. Watch your inbox (and the RiseUp app!) for breaking news alerts, and we’ll see you next week with more ways to fight back.

Colorado Week In Review: 10/12/18

What you can do to fight back this week (October 8)

This past weekend was another terrible lesson that elections matter.

Last week, a group of women including survivors of sexual violence from Colorado confronted Sen. Cory Gardner about Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Gardner told these brave women he was undecided, but it was a lie. Just a day later he voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination.

That the Republican-controlled Senate was willing to ram through the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court after the credible allegations leveled against him is a betrayal of fundamental values held by millions of Americans. For generations, an unchecked dominant culture of sexual misconduct and violence against women has raged with little to no accountability. Since Donald Trump’s election despite a proven record of denigration and misconduct against women, we’ve seen an uprising against men at all levels of society who engage in this kind of deplorable behavior.

But it didn’t happen fast enough to stop Brett Kavanaugh. Because elections matter.

Now the questions raised by the confirmation of Kavanaugh, and indeed the election of Trump himself must be answered by the voters. The battle over Kavanaugh’s election takes place as voters are widely expected to hold Trump and his enabling party accountable in an historic wave election. As terrible as Kavanaugh’s confirmation may be, there is no possible better example of the stakes in the upcoming elections.

Accountability is coming. Ballots in Colorado go into the mail next week. In the meantime, don’t miss these great ways to take action for the week of October 8:


Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

Come eat traditional foods that are cooked to nourish your soul. Bring a dish to share if you can, but if not, just bring your appetite! It’s always a good day to be indigenous!

Where: American Indian Academy of Denver, 2707 W Mississippi Ave, Denver
When: Monday, October 8 at 6:00pm

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: Not One More

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, along with Rateliff’s foundation, The Marigold Project, are set for two days of events in Denver to support the prevention of gun violence in partnership with local and national nonprofit organizations. The non-partisan events will emphasize voter engagement, encouraging Colorado citizens to engage peacefully on the issue of gun violence while registering voters. On Saturday, October 13, The Marigold Project is hosting a selection of workshops, panels and training sessions at INDUSTRY. On Sunday, October 14, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats host a rally and concert at Levitt Pavilion with special guests Fantastic Negrito, Los Mocochetes and the Denver Children’s Choir joining the band.

Where: October 13th: INDUSTRY Denver, 3001 Brighton Blvd. Denver
October 14th: Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W Florida Ave, Denver

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Moms Demand Action – CO: Broomfield Postcard Happy Hour

Please join us in Broomfield for Happy Hour (of Action)! We will be writing post cards for gun sense candidates. Have a drink, and help get out the vote!

Where: Wonderland Brewing Company, 5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield
When: Monday, October 8 at 6:30pm

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Religion, Politics, and Re-Weaving Our Social Fabric

Join us to hear from three people who have experienced the wounds of our divided religious and political time, and who work daily to re-connect, re-form, and work for healing. We will then take what we hear and practice a shorter version of the ‘People’s Supper’ to experience the small work of weaving ourselves back together.

Where: Highlands Church Denver, 2644 W 32nd Ave, Denver
When: Monday, October 8 at 6:30pm

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Weekly Coffman protest

Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 9 at 11:55am

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!

Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, October 9 at 4:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, October 11 at 5:30pm

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Wage Theft Advocacy Training: Responses for Today and Tomorrow

In Colorado, $750 million dollars are stolen from workers by way of paycheck. This economic reality is preventing many working families from fully advancing. Wages extracted from our communities leads to lower health rates, stagnates our local economies, and threatens democratic participation. In response to this economic injustice, Towards Justice has developed their Just Wages Navigator (JWN) program to help affected workers submit wage theft complaint forms to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics.

Where: 1410 N High St #300, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00pm

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WISE UP Knowledge Ends Extremism, Presented by Daisy Khan

WISE has recently hit a major milestone with the publication of WISE Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism, a 375-page report written in collaboration with 72 Muslim academics, scholars, imams, activists, and field specialists on issues related to American Muslim life, the differences between Islamic theology and extremist ideology, and best practices for preventing extremist recruitment and hate crimes against Muslims. WISE Up gives voice to the American Muslim community in its ongoing effort to set the record straight on Islam and Muslims, and to show that American Muslims are speaking out against all forms of hate, including terrorism and Islamophobia.

Where: Meet the Middle East, 1031 33rd St, Denver
When: Wednedsay, October 10 at 6:00pm

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Jordan Cove: Tour of Community Resistance – Trip Report

On Sept. 16 the Jordan Cove: Rocky Mountains to Pacific Coast project kicked off in the North Fork with a Rally for the Valley. Join us to get an update on what this project accomplished, who we visited with, and next steps in our joint struggle.

Where: Paonia Public Library, 2 3rd St, Paonia
When: Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30pm

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Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

The HBO series “The Wire” has been called “the greatest television show ever made”. Over the course of five seasons it explored the inner workings of city life, including crime & punishment, politics, labor, education, and the media. Come watch an episode each week and converse with local leaders and media critics about how “The Wire” relates to what’s happening in our community today.

Where: Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00pm

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White Anti-Racist Allyship: Beyond the Basics

So, you are a white person who considers themselves an ally to black and brown folks. But what does that really mean, and how do you know you are an ally? Are you someone looking to deepen your understanding of oppression, privilege, and your role in combating racism as a white ally beyond your initial introduction into this subject? Then this training is for you. In this training, hosted by Regan Byrd, an anti-oppression consultant, we will educate you on the 4 I’s of oppression, an excellent framework for understanding oppression on a deeper level, white fragility, and the common pitfalls that stop many, if not most, white allies from being genuinely effective in their work combating oppression and being in true partnership with POC.

Where: Unity Spiritual Center Denver, 3021 S University Blvd, Denver
When: Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm

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Navigating Conflicts Across Race and About Race — Free Workshop

Too often well-intentioned white people (friends and family, teachers/faculty, administrators, parents, activists, and community leaders) engage in conversations about and across racial identities in ways that perpetuate and model racist dynamics among their colleagues and those they serve. Whether through conscious and/or unconscious actions, many whites react in conflict situations with people of color in ways that undermine effective understanding, teamwork, and productivity. Participants will receive access to a packet of practical handouts and tools they can use in their ongoing interactions, as well as Kathy Obear’s book, But I’m Not Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites.

Where: Temple Emanuel Denver, 51 Grape St, Denver
When: Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm

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Healthcare Issues in Communities of Color

Join State Representative Dominique Jackson, Lt. Governor Donna Lynne, Dr. Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, Dr. Jamaluddin Moloo & Maki Gboro for a panel discussion on healthcare options in urban & underserved communities. We will be talking about “culturally relevant medicine” and disparities in healthcare in communities of color, including refugee communities.

Where: Fulginiti Pavillion on the Anschutz Campus, 13080 E 19th Ave, Aurora
When: Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: The Impossible Task: Extinction

We’ll have loads of hands-on fun to start off the evening with our friends from the Denver Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. We’ll also have some examples of de-extinction (yes, bringing back the Woolly Mammoth) with Denver Biolabs, pretty damn near extinct video games to play from the Fiftytwo80s, some photogram activities, and then the expertise of some really incredible people in our community.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, October 11 at 6:00pm

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

We’re saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, October 12 at 6:00pm

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One Colorado: The 2018 Western Slope Ally Awards

Join One Colorado Education Fund for the 2018 Western Slope Ally Awards on Friday, October 12th! Award Recipients: Senator Don Coram, Reverend Jeffrey Dodson, and Devin Pinkston and Cody Neal of PFLAG Grand Junction.

Where: Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave, Grand Junction
When: Friday, October 12 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Power-building Throwdown in Colorado Springs

On October 13th CIRC members and volunteers will converge upon Colorado Springs to collect pledge cards in support of Virginia’s Law and identify voters that support our issues. Following the elections, we will engage these voters to activate them to support the fight to pass our policy priorities. We will need to show our power in a deep way in order to move our laws forward and our work starts next weekend!

Where: 1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, October 13 at 9:00am

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40th Annual Tribute to Black Women

Join CBWPA for its 40th Annual Tribute to Black Women. We will honor women who have had an impact on our community and celebrate 40 years of service.

Where: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec St, Denver
When: Saturday, October 13 at 11:00am

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Moms Demand Action – CO: Pueblo Election Rally/March

We will meet to march toward Riverwalk to emphasize the importance of electing GunSense Candidates in November.

Where: 304 S Union Ave., Pueblo
When: Saturday, October 13 at 11:00am

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Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA): Taps for Future Teachers

Come have a brew and help us raise money for the JCEA Excellence fund, a scholarship for Jeffco graduates majoring in education. $1 from every pint sold from noon – 4 will benefit the Excellence Fund.

Where: Joyride Brewing Company, 2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater
When: Saturday, October 13 at 12:00pm

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Colorado Rising: Push Back the Frack Rally

As part of the Global Frackdown we are rallying to protect Colorado from the Dangers of fracking. The rally will support the Martinez Case and Prop 112 for 2500 ft oil and gas setbacks.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave Denver
When: Saturday, October 13 at 2:00pm

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Bridging Cultures: The Tiger Hunter Screening & Community Panel

The Tiger Hunter is an immigrant story about chasing the American Dream with both humor and heart. Bridging Cultures is an event series by Stephanie Tanny and other community leaders aimed at creating spaces for people to connect with diverse communities outside of their own. This time around, we are bringing you a film screening of “The Tiger Hunter” followed by a panel discussion with community members from Colorado’s South Asian community.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, Denver
When: Sunday, October 14 at 12:00pm

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Women of Resolution – Live Streaming Event

Motus Theater, in collaboration with American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Faith in Action (PICO) and more….are presenting Women of Resolution, a performance where members of the Colorado State Legislature read the stories of women in Sanctuary in Colorado. The reading will be followed by a poetic response from national slam poet winner Dominique Christina and an interfaith panel of Sanctuary Movement leaders including Jeanette Vizguerra. Live event at eTown. Livestreaming event (FREE) at UU Church of Boulder.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder
When: Sunday, October 14 at 2:00pm

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Thanks again for all your hard work these last two years to fight back against Trump and the far right. Please watch your inbox for breaking news and alerts, and we’ll see you next Monday with many more ways to make a difference.

Colorado Week in Review: 10/5/18

“Fake Colorado Payback” Campaign Calls Out Walker Stapleton’s Big Blunder

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Just in time for Monday Night Football crowds to descend on Broncos Stadium this evening, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, unveiled a billboard and digital promotion campaign highlighting the dysfunctional Great Colorado Payback program, which has resulted in frustration for hundreds of Coloradans while Treasurer Walker Stapleton enjoys hundreds of thousands of dollars in free advertising.

“Walker Stapleton has used the so-called ‘Great Colorado Payback’ as a vehicle for free political ads,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii, “while Coloradans trying to reclaim their assets via the program have suffered delays and broken promises. Stapleton’s incompetent management of the Great Colorado Payback proves the old adage that Republicans say government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it.”

A billboard at the entrance to Broncos Stadium at Mile High went up Monday to greet fans for tonight’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs:

At the Fake Colorado Payback website, fakecoloradopayback.com, voters can find impartial news reports and details about the failures of the Great Colorado Payback under Walker Stapleton’s management, including hundreds upon hundreds of redacted complaints and correspondence from Coloradans to the Treasurer’s office.

“Walker Stapleton had years to work out the problems with the Great Colorado Payback,” said Silverii. “Instead, Stapleton spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising to benefit himself while Coloradans waited for their money. It’s a disgrace, and it raises the more important question: if Walker Stapleton can’t do his job as Treasurer, what kind of Governor would he be?”

What you can do to fight back this week (October 1)

It’s a familiar sight after almost two years of Trump: crowds of protesters in front of Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. It’s happening almost every day now, as the battle over the nomination of accused rapist Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court grinds on.

The message is simple: we’re watching, Sen. Gardner. And we won’t forget.

Although he isn’t up for re-election until 2020, Cory Gardner has become a nationwide symbol of what the Republican Party has become under Trump. The once-proud “Party of Lincoln” has been reduced to a pack of stooges making excuses to hold on to power just a little longer, just long enough to accomplish a bit more looting of our public institutions on behalf of the range of wealthy special interests who prop them up. A few more tax cuts, a few more protections eliminated for the middle class, a few more environmental regulations shredded for big fossil fuel interests.

Gardner knows the voters are coming in November. Not for him personally, but for the Party of Trump writ large. And then in 2020, if Gardner even has the courage to run again, the voters will remember every promise Gardner broke, every lie Gardner told. And no matter what happens in the next few days, they’ll remember the story of Brett Kavanaugh.

Keep showing up every day. Keep the pressure on Gardner, and make sure everyone you know understands what’s at stake on this Election Day and the next. Here are more ways to fight back for the week of October 1st, 2018:


Emergency Protest: Stop Kavanaugh’s Confirmation!

Despite the damning testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school, the Senate Judiciary Committee outrageously advanced his nomination Friday. Even though record numbers oppose Kavanaugh, and women all over the country are protesting, his confirmation is headed for a vote by the full senate. The final vote has now been delayed for up to one week for a very limited FBI investigation into the charges against Kavanaugh. We know from experience that we cannot rely on such a limited investigation to bring us truth or justice.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Ste 136, Denver
When: Monday, October 1 at 6:00pm

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Weekly Coffman protest

Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 2 at 11:55am

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!

Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, October 2 at 4:30pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30pm

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When: Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30pm

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Follow the Money Workshop: Colorado Springs

Colorado’s upcoming election is breaking records for campaign spending. But where is all of this money coming from – and how is it being used to influence your vote? Learn who raises and spends money in Colorado elections – from candidates to Super PACS to “dark money” groups – at our upcoming Follow the Money workshop.

Where: Council of Neighbors and Organizations, 1506 N. Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00pm

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Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

The HBO series “The Wire” has been called “the greatest television show ever made”. Over the course of five seasons it explored the inner workings of city life, including crime & punishment, politics, labor, education, and the media. Come watch an episode each week and converse with local leaders and media critics about how “The Wire” relates to what’s happening in our community today.

Where: Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00pm

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You Are Welcome Here Conference

You Are Welcome Here is centered on being interfaith and LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming. Our speakers will share from their own lived experiences with faith spaces, coming out, mental health, and a variety of other experiences. This two-day conference will also feature dozens of LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming faith spaces, organizations, and movements located in Denver and around the country. Attendees will have the chance to meet with folks from these organizations during our resource fair taking place throughout the two days.

Where: Turnhalle Ballroom At The Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver
When: Thursday, October 4 at 9:00am

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Ballot Initiative Briefing with Count Me In!

Did you know that Coloradans will vote on THIRTEEN statewide ballot initiatives this November? From school funding to transportation to fracking, Coloradans will have a say in some very important issues. Get the download on every statewide ballot initiative at our next member happy hour: Thursday, October 4 from 5 – 7 PM in Denver.

Where: 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, October 4 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: Volunteer Welcome Training!

Join us to learn more about One Colorado’s mission and ways you can support LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Thursday, October 4 at 5:30pm

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WTF is Blueprint Denver?

Expect a lively discussion and Q&A session about what’s in the draft Blueprint Denver plan, particularly as it relates to mobility, and why YOU should care.

Where: Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver
When: Thuesday, October 4 at 5:30pm

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Boots on the Boulevard for 5A/5B and Amendment 73

It’s time for Boots on the Boulevard again! Let’s join districts across the state who are standing up for students and for the schools and school funding they deserve! Let’s show how we stand up for our students and schools of Jeffco. Join our parents, colleagues, and community members on the corners of Wadsworth to wave signs and show support of 5A/5B and Amendment 73, and join in the statewide day of action to improve school funding in Colorado! Wear your red or school gear and raise our voices and signs! Let’s do this Jeffco!

Where: Corners of Wadsworth Boulevard
When: Friday, October 5 at 4:00pm

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Volunteer with NARAL at Cider Days

Come table with NARAL from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th. We will be partnering with New Era who will be doing voter registration. Let’s talk to Lakewood about reproductive rights and civic engagement!

Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood
When: Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7

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2018 Metro Denver GSA Leadership Summit

At the 2018 Metro Denver GSA Leadership Summit, we’ll be connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and their allies to community partners, and give them the know-how on how to take the work of their GSAs and other support organizations to the next level.

Where: Fred N Thomas Career Ed Center, 2650 Eliot St, Denver
When: Saturday, October 6 at 8:30am

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2018 Ballot Issues Town Hall

Colorado voters will consider 13 ballot measures on this November’s ballot, including both proposed changes to our state Constitution and our state statutes, on subjects including education funding, transportation infrastructure, payday lending, and more. Join our town hall discussion to hear more about some of these measures and how these proposed changes reached the ballot. Questions welcomed!

Where: Mission Viejo Branch Library, 15324 E Hampden Cir, Aurora
When: Saturday, October 6 at 10:15am

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Winter Clothing Drive for Casa de Paz!

Many of us from Indivisible Denver have been volunteering with Casa De Paz. They welcome immigrants released from the immigration detention center and provide basic help in their transition to reunite with their families.

Where: Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver
When: Sunday, October 7 at 1:30pm

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New Era Colorado: Hootenanny for Democracy

Join New Era and friends at our Hootenanny for Democracy in Boulder—we’d love to have you there! Help us kick off our young voter turnout efforts with great food, drinks, and live music!

Where: 2925 15th St, Boulder
When: Sunday, October 7 at 4:30pm

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Thanks again for everything you do to hold Cory Gardner and every one of our leaders accountable. We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.