What you can do to fight for progress this week (January 19)

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Tomorrow morning at 10:00AM Mountain Time, America will say the two words Donald Trump has had coming for four years.

Tomorrow’s inauguration to swear in Joe Biden as President of the United States comes at a terrible price: months of division, lies, and propaganda intended to destroy Americans’ confidence in our elections, and a deadly failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month that Trump initially celebrated before turning his back on his own supporters.

The past few weeks brought our nation to the brink of disaster. But today, we are less than 24 hours from the end of what is already being remembered as the worst presidency in American history. A new narrow progressive majority in the U.S. House and Senate is getting ready to take action on a bold agenda promised by the new Biden administration: ending the COVID-19 pandemic, economic relief, racial justice, climate action, health care, immigration reform, civil rights–it’s a long list and it doesn’t stop there.

None of it would have been possible without your help. It’s not an exaggeration. By ending Cory Gardner’s six years of misadventure in the U.S. Senate, you helped get progressives to 50 Senate seats with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the ties. By backing Gov. Jared Polis and his common-sense approach to fighting the pandemic, Colorado has fared demonstrably better than most other states. And by passing important policies at the polls this year like paid family leave, you helped ensure that fewer Coloradans are left behind as we move from crisis to recovery.

The work is definitely not over. In fact, it’s just beginning. As we shift our focus in 2021 from resistance to recovery, let’s hold on to the networks and friendships that helped us meet the challenge of Donald Trump. Together we can do big things. We proved it.

Here are a few more ways to take action for the week of January 19:


Sign the petition: Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn must resign

The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday was a direct result of Reps. Lauren Boebert’s and Doug Lamborn’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states. We can’t let Boebert and Lamborn speak for Colorado at this crucial moment in history. If you haven’t already, sign our petition demanding the immediate resignation of Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn from Congress.

Click here to sign.


Colorado Sierra Club: Advocacy Workshop Series: Telling Your Story

During this session, you’ll strengthen your movement-building skills by learning how to create power with your voice. During this series, you’ll receive tips on how to write your story of self and share it with the world.

When: Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00pm

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Launch Event: World Without Landmines

The global PeaceJam community is invited to support former BAOP winner Harsh Zala for the launching of his revolutionary landmine-detecting and destroying drone as well as the kick-off for the World Without Landmines campaign!

When: Thursday, January 21 at 5:30am

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Virtual Mobility for All – RTD LiVE and Mobile Ticketing Workshop

During this virtual workshop, you’ll learn how to sign up for LiVE and how to download and use the RTD Mobile Ticketing. RTD LiVE Program – The LiVE Program lets qualified riders get a 40% discount off regular fares. To qualify, you need to be between the ages 20 and 64, live within the RTD service area, and have a gross household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. This workshop will help you learn about the process of signing up.

When: Thursday, January 21 at 5:00pm

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Celebrate Colorado’s pioneering Black doctor on the new Dr. Justina Ford Day

On Jan. 22, following a proclamation by Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado will celebrate its first Dr. Justina Ford Day. The date marks the 150th birthday of Ford, Denver’s first licensed, Black female physician. To add to the celebration, the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center — which is housed in Ford’s old residence — will live-stream a free, two-hour tribute to Ford at noon on Friday, Jan. 22.

When: Friday, January 22 at 12:00pm

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We’ll see you next week! And thanks again.

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#ResignBoebert: What you can do to fight for progress this week (January 11)

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In Washington D.C. today, the recovery effort from the failed insurrection against the U.S. Capitol continues. But for Republican lawmakers who helped incite last week’s deadly violence like Colorado’s Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn, there’s no coming back from this.

Join almost 10,000 Coloradans who have signed our petition demanding Boebert and Lamborn resign from Congress immediately.

Here’s an inescapable fact: the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday was a direct result of Boebert and Lamborn’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states. Boebert went even farther, telling her hundreds of thousands of followers “Today is 1776” on the morning of the insurrection–and even Tweeting information about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the exact moment insurrectionists were storming the Capitol building.

Boebert and Lamborn’s actions are an affront not just to the voters of Colorado who elected Joe Biden president by over 13 points in November. Their willful undermining of confidence in American democracy with no factual basis has helped radicalize the Republican base, align them with terrorists and neo-Nazis, and set their party on a path toward embracing violence as a means of political gain.

We can’t let Boebert and Lamborn speak for Colorado at this crucial moment in history. If you haven’t already, sign our petition demanding the immediate resignation of Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn from Congress.

Thank you once again for your help demanding better from Colorado’s elected leaders. In just a matter of days, new leadership from the White House to the U.S. Senate and an historic progressive majority in Colorado will start the process of moving on from the Trump era. Without your help these past four years, we wouldn’t have made it.

Here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of January 11:


Understanding Anti-Bias Education in K-8th Grade Classrooms

The Teaching Tolerance standards represent excellence in anti-bias education. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or just interested in anti-bias education, join us for an overview of the TT standards presented by expert, Sara Wicht.

When: Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00pm

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Denver Trout Unlimited: January Virtual Meeting

Our January Meetup for Board Members and the Stream Conservation Curious

When: Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00pm

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Opportunities for Refugees & Immigrants: Emily Griffith Information Session

Emily Griffith Technical College is hosting an online information session for anyone from the Refugee/Immigrant community who wants to know more about our programs. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of our programs including information about English Classes, GED Classes and Career and Technical Education (Certificate) programs. We will also discuss the application process and scholarship opportunities.

When: Wednesday, January 13 at 5:00pm

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Colorado Sierra Club: Workshop: Using Social Media for Change

Join us for a workshop that focuses on using social media for advocacy. Colorado Sierra Club’s Communications Manager, Vanessa Cordova, will hone in on how to effectively utilize social media to amplify campaigns. Want to make a difference from your phone or computer? This workshop is for you.

When: Wednesday, January 13 at 5:30pm

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Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education: EdEquity Corner

Please join us for EdEquity Corner, a monthly Zoom chat with neighbors about how to address every day education challenges with anti-racist values. Drop in, meet your neighbors for some much needed perspective, hope, and practical solutions during these uncertain times.

When: Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00pm

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History Colorado: Anthony Grimes: The Future of Making America a True Democracy

With an activist’s background and an artist’s insight, filmmaker and founder of Denver Freedom Riders Anthony Grimes examines the historic year that was 2020, our local and broader democracy, where we might be going in the near future, and where we should be going in the 365 days to come.

When: Thursday, January 14 at 7:00pm

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We’ll be back next week with more ways to fight back for progress. Thanks again.

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Sign the petition: Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn must resign

On Wednesday, a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by extremist supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump resulted in the deaths of five people, and the first violent breach of the U.S. Capitol since the War of 1812.

Thankfully, this unprecedented attack on federal lawmakers trying to carry out their constitutional responsibility and certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election failed. In its wake five people are dead, and millions of dollars in damage has been done to the U.S. Capitol building.

Two members of Congress from Colorado, Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn, helped incite the extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol with their support for baseless objections to the election results in battleground states. Lauren Boebert shouted at Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, “Madam Speaker, I have constituents outside this building right now.” Moments later, they stormed into the House chambers.

There is only one way for Lamborn and Boebert to make this right.

Sign our petition demanding that Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn resign from Congress immediately.

“The basic and fundamental responsibilities of our elected officials are to represent the will of the people—to uphold the tenets of our constitution and respect our democratic institutions,” reads the letter signed by Colorado state lawmakers, local elected officials, and progressive advocacy groups from across the state. “You, Rep. Lauren Boebert and Rep. Doug Lamborn, have betrayed the trust of Colorado voters by helping incite violence against the body you were elected to, a body designed to serve us.”

The events of this week are a reminder that democracy is not an idle responsibility. The choices Americans make at the ballot box matter. Donald Trump has made the consequences of making the wrong choice painfully clear. We must never again allow a demagogue who values personal power over American lives to occupy the White House.

Sign the petition now: Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn must resign. We’ll deliver your names and comments to their offices and the press.

Thanks for your help holding these misguided politicians accountable for the death and destruction they caused this week.

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What you can do to fight for progress this week (January 4)

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Congratulations on making it through one of the most difficult and tumultuous years in American history. 2020 was full of moments to forget, but even in these worst of times Coloradans showed that the common ground that unites us is stronger than those who seek to divide us.

The passage of landmark police accountability legislation in 2020 again showed our state’s ability to answer the historic challenges confronting our society. And last November, Colorado voters resoundingly elected progressive leaders by historic margins to plot the next stage of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout. Cory Gardner, who became the focal point of resistance in Colorado to the rightward lurch in Washington under Donald Trump, is now a one-term footnote in our state’s history.

But today, a new challenge looms. In Colorado’s Third Congressional District, newly elected far-right Trump loyalist and QAnon-curious Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has emerged as the new de facto leader of the post-Trump Colorado Republican Party. In a state that defeated Trump by almost 14 points, Boebert is recklessly inciting her hundreds of thousands of new social media followers to attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election and hand Trump another term in office–the same election responsible for her own seat in Congress. At the same time, Boebert is manufacturing a major attention-seeking controversy over her demands to carry a gun inside the U.S. Capitol complex, possibly in open defiance of Washington D.C.’s strict gun laws. [1]

Lauren Boebert’s dead-ender campaign to overturn the will of the voters in the 2020 elections could not be more out of step with Colorado values, or our state’s overwhelmingly progressive electorate. Colorado voters who have relied on mail ballots counted on Dominion Voting Systems hardware for years know Boebert isn’t telling the truth about how elections work. I wrote about the threat Boebert represents in my latest Denver Post column published this weekend:

Sedition describes the congresswoman-elect from Colorado’s Third Congressional District who says she will “object to the Electoral College results on January 6th”, when she told her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers that “we need THE PEOPLE to put pressure on Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania state legislatures to rescind their certifications…”

The “pressure” Lauren Boebert is referring to has in recent months been delivered by individuals carrying assault rifles and sending violent and horrific death threats to local and statewide elections officials, many of them fellow Republicans.

That’s not how we do things in Colorado. And as surely we showed Cory Gardner what accountability looks like in 2020, Rep. Lauren Boebert is not going to get away with disgracing Colorado in Congress over the next two years. In fact, we can help her join the One-Term Club along with former Senator Cory Gardner.

Thanks once again for everything you’ve done to help progressives triumph over adversity in Colorado. We wouldn’t be a national model for “red to blue” metamorphosis without your efforts. Here are a few more great ways to make a difference in the first week in 2021!


Colorado Rising: Oppose the Ivey Wells in Adams County

The Adams County Board of County Commissioners has an obligation to ensure that Colorado’s new oil and gas regulations are applied to Great Western’s Ivey drilling site. These new regulations set the strictest standards to protect public health, safety, and welfare. If these new standards are not enforced, particularly the new setbacks of 2000′ from homes, our communities will be at risk of toxic and dangerous industrial drilling.

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Free Speech TV: Happy Hour with Hightower & Zephyr Teachout

When: Tuesday, January 5 at 5:00pm

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Outrageous Open Records Fees – and what to do about them!

Why are governmental “research and retrieval fees” so expensive, and what can journalists and truthseekers do about them? Hosted by Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and The Denver Press Club.

When: Thursday, January 7 at 12:00pm

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One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Judy Amabile

Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Judy Amabile! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!

When: Thursday, January 7 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: UndocuMonologues: Stories from our Undocumented Neighbors

In collaboration with Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s award-winning virtual reality experience, CARNE y ARENA, Motus Theater presents: UndocuMonologues: Stories from our Undocumented Neighbors. Motus Theater’s undocumented monologists invite you, via Zoom, into their homes to share personal stories about their lives, fears, and dreams. One story will be read aloud by special guest readers, CO Congressional Representatives Joe Neguse and Jason Crow, who will then reflect, alongside the monologists, about the impact of reading the story. Each monologue is followed by a powerful musical response from Uruguayan musician Elisa Garcia.

When: Thursday, January 7 at 6:00pm

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History Colorado: Hecho en Colorado: Cafecitos

History Colorado is delighted to announce an inventive and special series of “Cafecitos” to welcome our newest exhibit Hecho en Colorado. Join us on one of these carefully curated intimate tours for groups of ten or less twice a month on Friday mornings beginning July. Meet us in our lobby for some coffee and socialization and then experience a guided tour by the founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and exhibit curator, Adrianna Abarca. The brand new exhibit will feature art from Chicano, Mexican, and Native artists from across the state. Cafecitos are ideal for community, family and small groups seeking intimate ways to learn and share experiences together. Singles are welcome to sign-up as well and join on one of these tours.

When: Friday, January 8 at 9:00am

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History Colorado: Anthony Grimes: The Future of Making America a True Democracy

With an activist’s background and an artist’s insight, filmmaker and founder of Denver Freedom Riders Anthony Grimes examines the historic year that was 2020, our local and broader democracy, where we might be going in the near future, and where we should be going in the 365 days to come.

When: Thursday, January 14 at 7:00pm

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Colorado Gives Day and more ways to fight for progress this week (December 7)

It’s been a year most of us would have rather slept through, but 2020 is finally coming to a close. The events of this past year have tested the fundamentals of what holds our society together like nothing we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Today, with the end of the COVID-19 pandemic finally in sight with effective vaccines and American democracy having (mostly) weathered the most determined assault on our institutions outside of an actual war, we’re leaving 2020 behind with hope for the future.

In all of these challenges of the last four years, we could not have even begun to fight back without your help. Whether you turned out to protests or held our leaders accountable directly at town hall meetings some of them preferred to avoid, the victories in this year’s elections for progressive values are your victories. Even in this most difficult of years, tangible steps forward like paid family leave and the National Popular Vote compact are wins no one can take from us. They will outlast us, and proclaim our values to future generations.

Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day, one of the best opportunities to support organizations who make a difference on the ground like ProgressNow Colorado Education. PNCE lays the groundwork for progressive change by tirelessly advocating for progressive solutions to the problems that face our community. Your gift to PNCE on Colorado Gives Day helps us provide the capacity and leadership to fight and win in election years and off years alike.

Take a moment right now to schedule your donation to PNCE this Colorado Gives Day.

Once that’s done, here are a few more great ways to make a difference for the next week and through the holiday season! We’ll be back in the New Year with more ways to make a difference in 2021, and we’re grateful for everything you do.


Health Insurance Options During the Open Enrollment Period

Open Enrollment season is here. The deadline to enroll for January 1 coverage is December 15th, but the Open Enrollment Period will run through January 15. Join Congressman Jason Crow, Saphia Elfituri from Connect for Health Colorado, and Allison Summerton from ConnectAurora for an informational session about choosing the right health insurance option for you. By signing up for this event, you’ll receive updates from the Office of Rep. Jason Crow on this event and other issues.

When: Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00pm

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One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Lindsey Daugherty

Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Lindsey Daugherty! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!

When: Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Tracey Bernett

Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Tracey Bernett! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 1:00pm

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One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Karen McCormick

Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Karen McCormick! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Working Families: Colorado WFP Community Reunion!

Community reunions are a monthly gathering of the WFP community, including members, activists, party builders, party organizers, and staff. It’s a place and time for all of our political party community to return home each month and to reunite, recalibrate and to recenter ourselves in why we live lives that are dedicated to struggling for justice for the people and the planet.

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm

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Cobalt: Comedy Thank You

We thought what a better way to say thank you to our donors, supporters, and volunteers who worked so hard on the #NoOn115 campaign, that we’re throwing a virtual Comedy show Dec 9! RSVP today!

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00pm

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Recreate Responsibly: Backcountry Etiquette On Public Lands

In this episode of the Slay At Home series, we explore how to recreate responsibly in the backcountry, which is most often public land managed by the USFS. We will discuss proper backcountry etiquette, how to know if an area is motorized/non-motorized, or mixed use. We will also learn about some great local projects from CMC and the Vail Pass Rangers. Our expert guest panel includes Leave No Trace Master Educator Kiira Antenucci (RMI), Head Vail Pass Ranger Kate Demorest, and Nathan Fey from Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office!

When: Thursday, December 10 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Sierra Club: Advocacy Workshop Series: Following up with Volunteers and Continuing Engagement

Join us for our fourth part of our Advocacy Workshop Series and hear from Our Wild America Campaign Representative, Kim Pope, on best practices for following up with interested volunteers and how to keep them engaged. During this session, you’ll strengthen your volunteer team building skills by learning some tips on how to best follow up with interested volunteers and how to maintain consistency and build long term relationships in order to encourage continued volunteer engagement with your team/group/etc.

When: Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00pm

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History Colorado: Talking to Your Kids about Democracy

The future of American Democracy is here today: your kids! Breeze into the History Colorado Center on Saturday mornings for fun, safe guided tours of This Is What Democracy Looks Like, our series of colorful and fascinating exhibits on all four floors of our sparkling 200,000 square-foot facility. Enjoy an easy hour on the town while a trained professional helps your family connect over insightful, empowering discussions about government by and for the people. The restrooms are huge, the café is easy, and tumbleweed is your only competition for parking. Did we mention it’s FREE?

When: Saturday, December 19 at 10:00am

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What you can do to fight for progress this week (November 30)

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I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving holiday at home with your household, and were able to connect virtually with family and friends. Today, the Colorado General Assembly is convening a special session to address what Republicans in Washington are still refusing to: economic relief for people suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. [1]

We’ve been waiting since the spring for another relief package from Washington, and while Mitch McConnell—and for another few weeks, ousted Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado—refuse to take action, Colorado’s progressive majority and Gov. Jared Polis are tired of waiting.

It’s not a substitute for action at the federal level. But by doing what we can to provide quicker relief for small businesses, renters, and working families who need child care, our leaders in Colorado are working to get help to the people who need it most. I’m hopeful that in contrast to past sessions of the 2019-20 legislature, we’ll see more accomplishments and less partisan antics. That’s what the people of Colorado have said in two consecutive elections now that they want.

Priority #1 this week: our friends at the Colorado Health Institute are working on an important study for the Colorado Division of Insurance. Did you receive financial assistance to purchase coverage through the Connect for Health Colorado insurance marketplace? If so, your feedback is needed this week. Click here to sign up to participate in a focus group discussion on health insurance affordability.

And here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of November 30:


Institute for Science & Policy 2020 Symposium: Untangling Complexity in Our Changing World

Registration for the 2020 Institute for Science & Policy Symposium is now open. This year’s all-virtual event, held across two half-days, will explore the theme of untangling complexity in our changing world. What have we learned about the role of trust, biases, and inequities in our institutions? How should we approach scientific decision-making on complex issues like climate change as we look ahead?

When: December 1-3

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Chinook Fund: Giving Project Information Session

Join us for a digital Information Session to learn how you can activate your values for social change and build your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building. Find out how you can deepen your volunteering and giving to better serve our collective good. Chinook Fund is seeking 25 diverse members for our Fall 2020 Online Giving Project. Over the course of six months, members will learn about race, class, and power in society, fundraise, and grant money to grassroots social justice organizations across the state. You will learn about social justice philanthropy while taking meaningful action. No prior experience is necessary—just a passion for change!

When: Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00pm

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Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series

The Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series is a four-month series of interactive training, discussions and presentations with national and Colorado-based leaders. The summits will provide opportunities for you to engage with other community members to advance policy, change the narrative and promote healing toward action. The speakers and topics in this series are being overseen by the members of the Health Equity Advocacy (HEA) Cohort.

When: Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00pm

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Colorado Sierra Club: Advocacy Workshop Series: Recruiting a team and having a 1:1

Join us for our third part of our Advocacy Workshop Series and hear from Colorado Sierra Club’s Lead Organizer, Sarah Clark on best practices to get folks interested in your campaign! During this session, you’ll strengthen your movement-building skills by learning how to effectively have a “one on one” conversation with interested volunteers, tactics, and best practices for recruiting a team and setting goals for success.

When: Thursday, December 3 at 5:30pm

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We’ll see you next week with more ways to fight back for our shared progressive values. Thanks again.

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What you can do to fight for progress this week (November 23)

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After the most contentious and hard-fought election of our lives so far, the incredible staff at ProgressNow Colorado took a couple of weeks off to rest and recharge. I hope you too have had some time to pause and reflect on the historic victory the 2020 election represents, nationally and here in Colorado.

We always knew Trump wouldn’t go graciously, but he’s going. The presidential election was closer than some of us expected, but objectively speaking it wasn’t close at all. Trump lost the election by over six million votes and counting, and President-elect Joe Biden closed off every path Trump had to victory in the Electoral College within hours after polls closed. To everyone who signed up to mobilize to Protect the Results, thank you. After everything we’ve been through, it’s important that we stay vigilant until Trump is officially locked out of the White House at noon on January 20, 2021.

Here in Colorado, progressives triumphed once again. Colorado voters turned out against Trump in absolutely historic numbers. Cory Gardner, the biggest mistake made by Colorado voters since the “bad old days” of TABOR and the anti-LGBT constitutional amendments of the 1990s and 2000s, is headed for early retirement. Colorado voters affirmed the principle of “one person, one vote” and passed a landmark paid family leave system after years of trying, and retained the biggest progressive majorities in state government since FDR was President. Colorado is now a progressive state.

Now it’s all about staying safe. Over the next few months, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue to result in tremendous economic and social hardship, and the possibility of an unthinkable tragedy this holiday season if the current skyrocketing rate of transmission is not brought under control. After everything we’ve sacrificed to keep ourselves and loved ones safe from this virus, we have to persevere just a little while longer until the good news about vaccines against the pandemic becomes reality. Your personal choice to wear a mask, keep your distance in public, and celebrate the holidays virtually instead of in-person is what will make the difference.

With the transition to a new administration in Washington and progressives victorious in Colorado, the nature of political engagement shifts from “resistance” to partnership in progressive solutions to the problems working families and communities face. But the fight to leave our state and nation better than we found it is not over. Next week, we’ll be back with more great ways to fight for the values that underpin our engagement. We couldn’t have achieved this victory without your help, from the events you’ve attended in person and virtually to your financial support for our many campaigns in 2020.

Until then, thanks again for everything you’ve done, and will keep doing, until the better world we know is possible is a reality. See you next week.

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The home stretch: what you can do to fight back this week (November 2)

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After four tumultuous years of resistance, the day we’ve been looking forward to is finally upon us! Take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back, and continue to call and text voters until polls close at 7pm on Election Night. Tomorrow, assuming the polls are right and no surprises await, a sweeping nationwide landslide victory for progressives will begin the process of walking our nation back from the disastrous mistake a few tens of thousands of voters in three states far from Colorado made in 2016.

Colorado voted against Donald Trump in 2016, and never supported what has happened to our nation under his disastrous administration. Starting tomorrow, it is Colorado that will lead this nation back from Trump’s brink of national destruction. We are leading with some of the highest rates of voter participation in American history, which could make Colorado the #1 state for turnout of eligible voters in the nation. Democrats and progressive unaffiliated voters are returning our ballots in numbers this year that have blown away all predictions. We can’t control what happens in every state, but in Colorado, it’s not going to be close.

Unfortunately, America’s not out of the woods. Although the result in Colorado appears certain and polls show progressives leading across the nation including states that are not traditionally competitive, there remains a significant risk that Trump will not accept the results of the election if he loses. This possibility is why it’s so important for everyone to visit the Protect The Results coalition site and sign up for alerts to mobilize this week if Trump attempts to undermine the results. We’re ready to mobilize on November 4 in every major Front Range city from Fort Collins to Pueblo for massive peaceful demonstrations to protect our democracy.

Action item #1 this week: RSVP to organize on November 4th if needed to Protect The Results.

Fort Collins | Longmont | Boulder | Arvada | Denver | Aurora | Colorado Springs | Pueblo

More event locations may be announced as necessary, check the PTR website for updates.

The best-case scenario? None of this will be necessary, because the election will be a landslide so great not even Donald Trump can question it. Whatever happens next, we know in Colorado that the threat of Trump has rallied progressives to fight back for like few events in our history, and taught a whole generation of Americans to never take our rights and values for granted again. Trump is a turning point in American history—but just maybe not the kind he expected.

Thanks again, and here are a few more ways to fight back this week of November 2:


ProgressNow Colorado and Colorado Pols: Colorado Election Night Live Stream

Join Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado and Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com, and guest elected officials from around the state for a Colorado-centric election night live stream.

When: Tuesday, November 3 at 6:30pm

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SEIU Colorado Election Night Special!

Join Colorado’s janitors, healthcare, airport and state workers as we watch the initial 2020 Election results LIVE on FB!

When: Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00pm

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Colorado Fair Share: Election Day Phone Bank & Happy Hour

It’s finally here! Election Day 2020. Join us (via zoom) to help Colorodans get their ballots turned in before 7 pm! We’ll get started bright and early and then wrap up with a happy hour to take stock of what we’ve accomplished this election cycle as we wait for results to come in.

When: Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00am

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One Colorado: LGBTQ Resilience Post-Election Summit

Join LGBTQ organizations from across the state for a virtual event to reflect on the election results and start our path forward.

When: Wednesday, November 4 at 11:30am

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One Colorado: #ODIC: Fulton Virtual Town Hall

On November 4, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could allow private agencies that receive taxpayer-funding in order to provide government services — such as foster care, adoption, food banks, homeless shelters, and more — to deny services to people such as LGBTQ+, single women, Jewish, Muslim, or Mormon. They claim they have a constitutional right to do so because they have a religious objection to serving these families. For foster care services alone this case could have a profound impact on the lives of the more than the 440,000 children in foster care across the country. Freedom of religion has always a fundamental and protected right — but that freedom doesn’t give any of us the right to impose our beliefs on others, or to discriminate.

When: Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Community Information Session

We are working to support the Black/African American community in advancing equity in health policy and develop programs that respond to community needs. We know it is vital that members of the community guide and design this work for that to be possible. Join us for a conversation about what we can do to support the community in health advocacy.

When: Thursday, November 5 at 6:00pm

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Colorado Sierra Club: Giving Effective Public Comments: An Organizing Workshop

When it comes to building a lasting movement that will protect our planet for generations to come, our own personal stories are some of the greatest tools we have. Let’s get together and raise our voices for change! In this online workshop, you will learn the skills to give effective written and oral public comments that will influence our government and other decision makers to take action on the issues that matter to you. Join Colorado Sierra Club’s Fossil Free Front Range Organizer, Ren Smith, for the first in a series of workshops on organizing tactics you can use to make your community a better place. At the end of the webinar there will be an opportunity to use your new skills to help advocate for clean and clear Colorado skies!

When: Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm

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No matter what happens, we’ll see you next week with more ways to make a difference. And we’re grateful for everything you do.

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Eight days: what you can do to fight back this week (October 26)

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We’re kicking off the final week of the most important election season of our lives. Here in Colorado and across the nation, record-setting early voter turnout is building anticipation of an historic landslide victory for progressives. Despite persistent worries that the President of the United States might not accept the results, if voters continue to show up through Election Day in the numbers we’re seeing, that won’t matter. The best way we have to ensure a peaceful transfer of power is for the margin of victory to be unequivocal.

With your help, Colorado is doing our part to make Election Night an easy call.

Still got your mail ballot, or know someone who does? Don’t fly blind down the ballot! Take a few moments to learn about the candidates running in Colorado, from the presidential race to county commissioners, plus all eleven statewide ballot measures, with the Progressive Voters Guide. Even if you know how you’re voting at the top of the ticket, sorting out the less-publicized choices is extremely important. Remember, today’s state legislators and county commissioners are tomorrow’s Governors and Senators!

Don’t have a mail ballot? Today is the last day to request one by mail. If you miss that deadline, you’re not out of options–in Colorado, you can register to vote all the way through Election Day. Visit GoVoteColorado.com to register to vote, request a mail ballot, or find a voter drop box or in-person voter service center.

We’re in the home stretch of this election season, and after four long and divisive years we’re very hopeful that a better future is on the horizon. In this final week, find as many ways to make a difference as you can, and look back on November 4th knowing you did all you could:


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 27 at 6:00pm

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When: Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm

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9to5 Colorado: Mobile Home Enforcement & Education: Retaliation & How to Respond

This third installment of our monthly educational series for mobile home residents, hosted virtually with Colorado Poverty Law Project, focuses on landlord retaliation and how to respond to it. All are welcome to attend. Spanish interpretation will be offered and the visual presentation will be translated into both English and Spanish.

When: Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00pm

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado: Power-Hour, Lunch-Hour text bank

Join Women’s Lobby of Colorado virtually as we text bank in support of paid family leave (Prop 118) and against another dangerous abortion ban (prop 115). Each Wednesday from now to the election we will rotate dedicating or lunch hour to Prop’s 118 & 115. Since we are texting we can enjoy each other’s company, talk, and each lunch!

When: Wednesday, October 28 at 12:00pm

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Community Information Session

We are working to support the Black/African American community in advancing equity in health policy and develop programs that respond to community needs. We know it is vital that members of the community guide and design this work for that to be possible. Join us for a conversation about what we can do to support the community in health advocacy.

When: Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00pm

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Ask Wendy of the Working Families Party of Colorado About State Ballot Initiatives!

When: Thursday, October 29 at 3:00pm

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Durango October 2020 Green Drinks

Please join us on Thursday, October 29th at 5:15PM for October Durango Green Drinks with hosts Conservation Colorado and La Plata Open Space Conservancy.

When: Thursday, October 29 at 5:15pm

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Advocacy Basics Virtual Training Series

Do you want to help make healthcare in Colorado accessible & affordable for all? Ever wonder why prescription drugs are so expensive? Hone your advocacy skills and get up to speed with Colorado health care issues at our upcoming advocacy training series! Join us for one or all of our FREE sessions to take a deep dive into advocacy basics and prescription drugs, one of the biggest affordability challenges facing Colorado consumers.

When: Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm

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Thanks again for all you do. See you next week!

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Protect the results: what you can do to fight back this week (October 19)

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We’re two weeks and a day from the most anticipated and most important election of our lifetimes. The polls say this election will not be close. Across the country and here in Colorado, voters are turning out in massive numbers to change the course of our nation for the better.

The time has come to discuss a deeply troubling possibility that we as Americans have never faced before. What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept the results?

The best way to ensure the United States of America continues our unbroken tradition of peaceful transfers of power is to make sure this election is a landslide. The bigger the margin, the weaker any challenge to the legitimacy of the results becomes.

We’re hoping for the best. But if Trump refuses to accept the results of the elections, we’re part of a growing coalition working to mobilize on November 4th if necessary to Protect the Results.

Action item #1 this week: visit the Protect the Results campaign site and register to mobilize if Trump refuses to accept the results of the election. Here in Colorado, we know that Trump’s complaints about the mail ballot election system we’ve used for years are baseless. It’s up to us to ensure that in the likely event Trump loses the 2020 presidential election, he cannot throw our country into a constitutional crisis.

We’re on the cusp of ending one of the ugliest and most divisive periods in American history. We know that the future is far brighter than the division and ignorance we’re leaving behind, as long as we can make it through the next two weeks. Thank you very much for your help at this important moment. Here are a few more great ways to take action for the week of October 19:


Bodily Autonomy and Current American Policy Panel

Join the Do Better Campaign and Students Vote No on Proposition 115 for a panel on bodily autonomy and current American policy. Panelists will include scholars, community leaders, student activists, and policymakers. Topics will include gender-based violence, reproductive rights, mass incarceration, immigration, and LGBTQ+ rights.

When: Monday, October 19 at 6:00pm

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Conservation Colorado: GHG Roadmap & Climate Equity Listening Session

Please join Colorado Air Quality Control Division for a conversation about the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Roadmap on October 20, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm MT via Zoom. State leadership will give an overview of the recently released roadmap report and state climate equity work with time dedicated to listening to your questions and input. Registration is required and Spanish interpretation is available upon request.

When: Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30pm

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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 20 at 6:00pm

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When: Thursday, October 22 at 5:00pm

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When: Thursday, October 22 at 6:00pm

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado: Power-Hour, Lunch-Hour text bank

Join Women’s Lobby of Colorado virtually as we text bank in support of paid family leave (Prop 118) and against another dangerous abortion ban (prop 115). Each Wednesday from now to the election we will rotate dedicating or lunch hour to Prop’s 118 & 115. Since we are texting we can enjoy each other’s company, talk, and each lunch!

When: Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00pm

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Webinar: What the heck is “building electrification”?

Keep hearing about “building electrification” in Colorado and don’t fully understand what it means for you and your home? We are here to help with that. Join us for an hour of Building Electrification 101! No, we aren’t going to try and convince you to swap out your gas stove tomorrow – experts will share why Colorado needs to electrify buildings and homes and what you can do to prepare. This webinar will also provide tools and ways for you to begin making small changes at home or taking action for climate action from your computer!

When: Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00pm

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Their Voice is Ours: Indigenous Perspectives on the Wolf Nation

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been largely absent from Colorado for nearly 80 years. With recent wolf sightings in Northern Colorado and an upcoming statewide vote on Proposition 114 that would reintroduce wolves to the state, Canis lupus appear to be on the verge of return. To inform the conversation about the potential restoration of wolves to Colorado, it is important to hear from indigenous peoples about their perspectives on wolves.

When: Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00pm

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Wolves in Colorado: Science & Stories

After a nearly 80-year absence, grey wolves appear to be on the verge of returning to Colorado. In July 2019, a lone radio-collared wolf became the state’s first confirmed Canis lupus sighting in the wild in years. Then, in January, a separate pack appeared in Moffat County. This November, voters will go to the polls to determine the fate of Initiative 107 which, if passed, would charge the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission with formally reintroducing wolves no later than 2023.

When: Thursday, October 22 at 5:00pm

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Phone Banking Training with COLOR

Have you been wanting to support our work, but just didn’t know how? Join COLOR’s volunteer phone bank! We need volunteers who are passionate about reproductive justice. We are calling to educate voters about a proposed abortion ban in Colorado and answer their questions.

When: Saturday, October 24 at 2:00pm

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Colorado Working Families: Virtual Volunteer Phonebank!

Join Team Colorado Working Families for our weekly volunteer phone bank where we’ll educate and mobilize Colorado voters in key districts. In the most important election of our lifetimes, we’re leaving nothing up to chance. Join us to get out the progressive vote in 2020!

When: Sunday, October 25 at 5:00pm

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It’s been a long struggle, but we’re almost there. We’ll see you next week with more ways to fight back.

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VOTE and other ways you can fight back this week (October 12)

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Last Friday, ballots went into the mail for millions of Colorado voters. I got my ballot the day after my county clerk mailed it! By now many of you have also received your ballot, and most Colorado voters will have them this week. After four long years, six if you’re counting back to Cory Gardner’s election back in 2014 like we are, the moment has come to do our duty as voters and begin to undo the damage Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump have done to our nation.

Here in Colorado, voting couldn’t be easier or more secure. Mail back your completed ballot or return to a drop box in your county by 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. If you’re not already registered to vote, you can register right up to (and including) Election Day! Visit GoVoteColorado.com to register or get the latest information you’ll need on the status of your ballot.

We’re here to help with making an informed choice all the way down your ballot. If you haven’t already done so, check out the Colorado Progressive Voters Guide for detailed research on hundreds of candidates for office in Colorado from the presidential election to county commissioner races. We’ve got the facts on the 11 statewide ballot measures too. And for a quick one-page reference sheet on the ballot measures from the ProgressNow Colorado team, click here.

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Early returns in other states are showing massive turnout for progressive voters, already Colorado is poised to set new records for participation in 2020. The best way to ensure this election goes smoothly is to make sure it’s not close.

Thanks for everything you’ve done to fight back for our shared values these past few years when it has mattered most. Victory is in sight! Here are more ways to fight back for the week of October 12:


Featured Event: Jena Griswold and Shannon Watts Live!

Shannon Watts, Gun Violence Prevention Advocate and Founder of Moms Demand Action, and Jena Griswold join Colorado grassroots activists to talk about their work and goals for the next election.

When: Monday, October 12 at 6:00pm

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Educate, Persuade, and Get Out the Vote with Together Colorado

Sign up for Civic Engagement shifts! We will be doing safe, and socially distant literature drops and text banking from home.

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30pm

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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 13 at 6:00pm

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When: Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: Hope and Healing

Join Mental Health professionals for an important conversation about the effects of this pandemic on our Colorado community. At this virtual event our speakers will share their expertise, provide needed resources and information, and answer pertinent questions about our mental health crisis . This will be an informative and positive experience to guide us all through this pandemic and beyond. There will be Q & A at the end for those who need additional support or answers.

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: Divest From Police. Invest In Communities: Defund 101

Join us for the second of a three-part webinar series as we discuss the origins of policing and why calls for reform are not enough to eliminate discriminatory enforcement practices, how we must redirect resources from draconian police departments to services that are responsive to addressing our neighbors’ needs, and how advocates can demand revolutionary change from their local officials that promotes community safety without the dependence of law enforcement.

When: Thursday, October 15 at 12:00pm

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Wolves in Colorado: Science & Stories

In this special five-part webinar series, we’ll explore wolf reintroduction through the lens of science, policy, and lived experiences. Our diverse group of panelists will discuss the current state of wolf populations, dive into the data about the species’ role in the ecosystem, talk trade-offs, and hear firsthand stories from those who’ve already been living amongst wolves in other parts of the U.S.

When: Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Denver Metro

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, October 17 at 12:00pm

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Denver Five Points | Rep Your City Tour

Be Woke.Vote presents the ‘Rep Your City’ tour. A Gen Z drive-thru Voter Registration event.

When: Saturday, October 17 at 12:00pm

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Thanks again. We’ll see you next week with more ways to make a difference!

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2020 Colorado ballot quick reference and more ways to fight back this week (October 5)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When: Thursday, October 8 at 6:00pm

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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

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When: Saturday, October 10 at 11:00am

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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

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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

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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!

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What you can do to fight back this week (September 28)

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This week, the biggest October of our lives so far kicks off. In Colorado, the top objective is holding Sen. Cory Gardner accountable for his long record of opposing our state’s best interests on every issue. This past week, Cory Gardner committed his last, greatest betrayal of the voters he represents by breaking all of his promises from 2016 and announcing his support for Trump’s third Supreme Court pick.

Now is the moment. We need your help to hold Cory Gardner accountable.

We don’t ask our members directly for help often. But today, the need has never been greater.

There’s never been a more strategic moment to donate to ProgressNow Colorado, this state’s largest and strongest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, as we work in these crucial final weeks to fight back for our shared progressive values and hold the right accountable at every level of government–from Cory Gardner in Washington down to your neighborhood. Our staff of creative professionals is working overtime to support progressives and progressive policy goals at all levels. Our work, both under our brand and in support of our alles, has been central to progressive victory in this state for over 15 years.

Will you look back in November and wish you had done more? Get in this historic fight right now with your donation to ProgressNow Colorado. And thanks for your support when we need it most.

Here are some more great ways to fight back for the week of September 28:


History Colorado: Bold Women. Change History. Remembering RBG

We’re inviting the community to come together and commemorate and celebrate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a three-day activation outside the History Colorado Center. The event begins on Sunday, September 27, when Denver artist Adri Norris begins a community-centered mural project on 12th Avenue between Broadway and Lincoln Street. Participants and passers-by can also see professional chalk artists creating ephemeral tributes to Ginsburg, and are invited to chalk their own personal tributes on the museum grounds. The event culminates with a public ceremony on Tuesday, September 29, at 11:30 a.m. with remarks from community leaders, bell tolling from the Denver City and County Building, and poetry recitation.

When: Sunday, September 27 – Tuesday, September 29
Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver

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CAMP One Colorado

Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.

When: Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30pm

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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 29 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, October 1 at 6:00pm

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Palantir Exposed, Going Deeper

Dalit Baum of AFSC and Jacinta of Mijente take us into a deeper exploration of the New to Denver tech company in bed with ICE, Palantir.

When: Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30pm

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Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders

Mariposa at the Althea Center, in partnership with NY-based Immigration Equality and American Friends Service Committee Colorado, will present “Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders,” 4-week series of programs highlighting some of the traumatizing circumstances and critical needs of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers seeking asylum in the United States.

When: Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado: Power-Hour, Lunch-Hour text bank

Join Women’s Lobby of Colorado virtually as we text bank in support of paid family leave (Prop 118) and against another dangerous abortion ban (prop 115). Each Wednesday from now to the election we will rotate dedicating or lunch hour to Prop’s 118 & 115. Since we are texting we can enjoy each other’s company, talk, and each lunch!

When: Wednesday, September 30 at 12:00pm

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At the Heart of the Matter: A New Generation of Good Troublemakers

Register to join Karen McNeil-Miller, president and CEO of The Colorado Health Foundation, on Wednesday, Sept. 30 for a virtual discussion with Colorado’s youth, and a special performance by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a hip hop artist, environmental activist and youth director at Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization. John Lewis’ call to action to “get in good, necessary trouble” has become a rally cry for young leaders working to transform inequitable norms. Just as racism was woven into the founding of our nation, it exists at the roots of health disparities. Creating a healthier future requires a reweaving of our fabric, a retooling of our systems and the resounding vision of a new generation.

When: Wednesday, September 30 at 12:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: 2020 Bill of Rights Event

Please save the date for our first virtual Bill of Rights Event on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Although we won’t have the opportunity to gather in person, we are excited to come together virtually to celebrate our victories, honor our leaders, and inspire one another’s work just like we do each year at our Bill of Rights Dinner.

When: Thursday, October 1 at 6:00pm

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Cobalt: YAAAS (Virtual) 2020!

YAAAS! We’re back for our second annual Youth Activists for Abortion Access Summit and we’re going virtual bb! This free two-day conference is open to the public and gives emerging activists and pro-abortion supporters the opportunity to get trainings from reproductive justice, health, and rights organizations while networking with other like-minded individuals.

When: Sunday, October 3 at 10:00am

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We’ll see you in October with more ways to make a difference. Thanks again.

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What you can do to fight back this week (September 21)

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Last weekend, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, we lost one of America’s foremost protectors of equality and civil rights. Our remembrance of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is both a celebration of the immense progress made during her term on the U.S. Supreme Court, and a moment of peril for America just a few weeks from the most consequential presidential election of our lives so far.

In 2016, Cory Gardner was unequivocal, saying “I think we’re too close to the election” to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy and that “the president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision.”

Everything Gardner said in 2016 applies today, even more given the election is just a few short weeks away—much closer than it was when Gardner drew his line in the sand over the nomination of Merrick Garland, who never even got a hearing.

If Gardner reverses himself today and helps Trump pack the Supreme Court with another right-wing Justice in the mold of Brett Kavanaugh, it will alter the course of American democracy for a generation–and could even give Trump the ability to steal the election.

We must do everything in our power to stop this from happening. Click here to make a quick call to Sen. Cory Gardner’s Washington, D.C. office right now, and tell him there is no excuse he can make to undo the precedent he set in 2016. The Senate must wait until the next President is sworn in to vote on a new Supreme Court Justice.

Thanks for making your voice heard on this critical issue. No matter what Cory Gardner does now, accountability is coming. here are a few more great ways to take action for the week of September 21:


Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Unwelcome Party for Palantir

The company, Palantir Technologies, is ICE’s technology backbone, providing the digital infrastructure to surveil, detain and deport immigrants. Palantir’s tools have been used to conduct mass workplace raids, including the biggest raid in US history in which 680 people were detained in Mississippi. Palantir moved its headquarters to Colorado this month. Let’s show them that they are not welcome in our city and state! We will not let Palantir profile our people and separate our families. Meet outside 1555 Blake Street at 4pm for a socially distant “Unwelcome Party”! MASKS REQUIRED!

Where: 1555 Blake St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00pm

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Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders

Mariposa at the Althea Center, in partnership with NY-based Immigration Equality and American Friends Service Committee Colorado, will present “Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders,” 4-week series of programs highlighting some of the traumatizing circumstances and critical needs of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers seeking asylum in the United States. With simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation provided for Zoom participants, we will hear powerful and personal migration stories from current and recent LGBTQ asylum seekers. PFLAG Las Cruces, NM, will share their “real life” model of hosting asylum seekers, for which they won an award last year from the national PFLAG organization. We will hear from national and local leaders doing the day-to-day work of assisting and supporting these asylum seekers.

When: Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30pm

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March 4 Black Women Denver 4th Annual March For Black Lives

Bring Your Pictures, Bring Your Signs Of The Faces We Refuse To Leave Behind!
*Masks Will Be Required*
*This Will Be A Covid Safety Event*

Where: Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., Denver
When: Saturday, September 26 at 10:00am

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One Colorado: 2020 Virtual Ally Awards

This year also marks the tenth anniversary since One Colorado was founded. While it may not be the ten year celebration we had in mind, we partnering with the Open Media Foundation to provide a fantastic day of interactive programming and entertainment to celebrate while doing our part to mitigate the Covid crisis. This year, we will be creating a virtual space to honor the past decade of progress for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families. Folks can register for free or purchase tickets at different registration levels to receive Ally Awards “care packages” sent to their homes.

When: Saturday, September 26 at 12:00pm

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DACA Info Session (English) with Voces Unidas of Boulder County

Voces Unidas of Boulder County invites you to an Info Session on D.A.C.A. Learn about the latest updates with DACA, hear about some resources that exist for you in the community, and figure out how you can use your voice to make a difference right now. We will hear from Violeta Chapin of the CU Law School, the Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County, José Madrid-Garcia of Out Boulder County, and community activist and leader Sonia Marquez. This presentation will be held in English, but we hope to offer a Spanish recording shortly after the event.

When: Saturday, September 26 at 12:00pm

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We’ll see you next week with more ways to make a difference. Thanks again for everything you do.

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Latest Colorado polling and what you can do to fight back this week (September 14)

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We’re 50 days out from the election, and we’ve got the latest poll numbers on the biggest races and issues of 2020 in the latest edition of The Mountaineer:

In this fourth edition of ProgressNow Colorado’s collaborative poll produced with Global Strategy Group, we explore an electoral environment in Colorado that continues to strongly favor progressive candidates and policy priorities. Highlights from our latest polling include double-digit leads for both Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper in the presidential and U.S. Senate races respectively, high approval for Gov. Jared Polis’ management of the COVID-19 pandemic, and strong support for recent progressive policy wins like Colorado’s landmark police accountability law.

With Republican voter registration in decline in Colorado and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly rejecting right-wing candidates from President Donald Trump on down the ballot, Sen. Cory Gardner’s steadfast loyalty to Trump has emerged as a tremendous liability, and voters consider Gardner’s failure to defend Colorado’s successful mail ballot system from Trump’s false attacks nothing short of “cowardly” in their own words. Colorado voters understand and support the objectives of the Black Lives Matter movement, and want science not politics to guide the reopening of schools as the pandemic rages on.

Be the best informed voter in your social circle: read the latest Mountaineer research from PNC and GSG here, and then forward the report to everyone you know who would benefit from hard data about Colorado’s political climate. Then take a look at these other ways you can make a difference for the week of September 14:


CAMP One Colorado

Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.

When: Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30pm

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Conservation Colorado: Rural Colorado Climate Action Town Hall w/ Rep. Barbara McLachlan

Join us at 6pm on Tuesday, September 15th for a Q&A session w/ HD59 Rep. Barbara McLachlan to learn more about the great work going on at the state level and the role YOU can play to help protect our environment and act on climate. The Rural West Slope is a special place that demands its own unique solutions and Barbara wants to hear what you think is the next big step. Come one and all with your questions, thoughts, and concerns!

When: Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00pm

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Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders

Mariposa at the Althea Center, in partnership with NY-based Immigration Equality and American Friends Service Committee Colorado, will present “Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders,” 4-week series of programs highlighting some of the traumatizing circumstances and critical needs of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers seeking asylum in the United States. With simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation provided for Zoom participants, we will hear powerful and personal migration stories from current and recent LGBTQ asylum seekers. PFLAG Las Cruces, NM, will share their “real life” model of hosting asylum seekers, for which they won an award last year from the national PFLAG organization. We will hear from national and local leaders doing the day-to-day work of assisting and supporting these asylum seekers.

When: Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30pm

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One Colorado: 2020 Judicial Elections Town Hall

Do you vote your entire ballot? Or, like some voters, do you skip over the judges when they appear on the ballot? Do you know why judges’ names appear on the ballot every two years, why it’s important to vote this section of your ballot, and how you can learn about those judges? One Colorado and Our Courts, an award-winning nonpartisan civic education organization, are joining forces to provide information about how judges are selected, evaluated, and retained in Colorado.

When: Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado: Ally Awardee Town Hall

Join One Colorado for a town hall with the 2020 Ally Awards Recipients: the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, and Katherine Archuleta!

When: Thursday, September 17 at 4:30pm

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One Colorado Academy: What You Need to Know About the Equality Act

The Equality Act would would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

When: Thursday, September 17 at 6:00pm

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Learn to be a protector with Protégete Action

Right now, many Black, brown, and Indigenous people are forced to live without clean air, clean drinking water, or safe places to work, and our communities have been hit hardest by COVID-19. These unequal conditions are due to generations of oppressive policy choices made by a powerful few. To make matters worse, many people have historically been left out of the political process, especially when it comes to voting. Now we must come together to protect our communities by getting involved in the 2020 election. We need to elect leaders who are guided by facts and science who will protect public health, fight against climate change, and set our economy on a path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

When: Thursday, September 17 at 6:00pm

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Southwest Colorado

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, September 19th at 12:00pm

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Thanks again for your help making all of these events successful. We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.

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

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This morning a cold front blew the smoke away, but the last few weeks of air quality in our beautiful state have been awful. It took a combination of factors to produce air quality as poor as it has been recently, but here’s what we know: human-caused climate change is creating ideal conditions for monstrous wildfires, and human-caused pollution from oil and gas production and consumption is making the air even harder to breathe.

It’s a daunting problem. There aren’t easy answers. But in Colorado in 2019, we passed a law that prioritizes public health over “fostering” more oil and gas drilling. On September 17th, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission will meet to work on new rules to cut harmful emissions from oil and gas drilling sites. This is about protecting the public from toxic chemicals like benzene produced during oil and gas drilling, and about protecting the planet from greenhouse gas pollutants like methane vented into the atmosphere by drilling operations.

Action item #1 this week: click here submit a comment to the Air Quality Control Commission on the importance of protecting Colorado’s clean air from oil and gas production by-products.

We all have a stake in clean air, so thanks very much for your help doing everything we can to protect air quality in Colorado. Here are some more great ways to get involved for the week of September 8:


One Colorado: Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders

Mariposa at the Althea Center, in partnership with NY-based Immigration Equality and American Friends Service Committee Colorado, will present “Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders,” 4-week series of programs highlighting some of the traumatizing circumstances and critical needs of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers seeking asylum in the United States.

When: Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30pm

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Colorado Black Communities Connect: Building a Better Future

What does building a better future mean to you? To your community? Come join in one of our new “Colorado Communities Connect” virtual series and be part of the discussion!

When: Thursday, September 10 at 12:00pm

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Extreme Community Makeover Work Day – Swansea Neighborhood

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built-between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.

When: Saturday, September 12 at 9:00am
Where: 2501 E 48th Ave, Denver

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Pikes Peak

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, September 12 at 12:00pm

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Cobalt: Annual Gala & Silent Auction

Join us Saturday, September 12, 2020 for the largest abortion rights fundraising event of the year! Tickets and sponsorships are now on sale now! But hurry – registration closes September 8th! This year’s Gala is a virtual event.

When: Saturday, September 12 a 6:00pm

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What you can do to fight back this week (August 31)

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Of all the crazy misinformation that’s come out since Donald Trump became President, the “QAnon” conspiracy theory is one of the wildest pieces of fiction you’ll ever hear.

These are Trump supporters who believe a secret struggle is raging behind the scenes of reality, and that only Trump, former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, and—I am not making this up—JFK, Jr. (who tragically perished in a plane crash in 1999) can save the children of American from having their blood harvested to keep Hollywood celebrities forever young.

Colorado would rightly laugh this madness off if Republicans in our state, including a candidate for Congress, weren’t supporters of this insane conspiracy theory. In Colorado’s Third Congressional District, which spans from Pueblo to Grand Junction, Lauren Boebert says “QAnon is a lot of things to different people” [1] and “I hope that this is real.” [2] At the Capitol in Denver, the very real issue of human trafficking has been shamelessly co-opted into a weekly QAnon conspiracy theory rally. [3]

While some Republicans have tried to disavow QAnon, Boebert and even Trump himself continue to court support from QAnon believers for the votes and donations they provide. It’s hard to believe that this kind of baseless fiction is being embraced by a major party congressional candidate in Colorado, but that’s how bizarre 2020 has gotten.

But Lauren Boebert doesn’t speak for Colorado. What you do to fight back every week speaks louder than all the voices of the fringe. With your help, Colorado has a chance in just over two months to help reset this nation on a path of decency and sanity. Here are some great ways to take action for the week of August 31:


Denver Area Labor Federation and SEIU 105: Don’t Starve, Fight! Unemployed Workers National Day of Action

We worked in restaurants, airports, entertainment, hotels, and more. Now, to keep our neighbors safe, we are unemployed through no fault of our own. Congress let the $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits expire. President Trump’s executive orders are a failure. If we are forced to not work during this crisis, then we deserve enough support to survive. All unemployed people in this country need the full $600!

Where: 633 17th Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 1 at 12:00pm

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Where: 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Colorado Springs
When: Tuesday, September 1 at 11:00am

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Conservation Colorado: Community Conversation with Colorado’s Climate Champions

Conservation Colorado would like to invite you to participate in a community discussion about pro-climate legislation with a Q&A to follow. Panelists to include SD19 Senator Rachel Zenzinger and HD27 Representative Brianna Titone regarding climate legislation from the 2020 Colorado General Assembly session.

When: Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00pm

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado’s Virtual Annual Scorecard Event

Please join us for our Annual event. Our Scorecard is our annual publication where we provide the story on bills that impact women at the Colorado legislature each year, including how your representatives voted. At this event we release the scorecard as well as recognize a Legislator Advocate for women and feature a keynote speaker. This year we will be recognizing Representative Monica Pema Duran for her strength, leadership and resolve for all women’s rights this past session.

When: Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00pm

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One Colorado Academy: Why Local Elections Matter

Though the electoral races at the top of the ticket get the most media attention, state, municipal and county elections affect you and your community every day, in vital and significant ways. And your local elected officials are accessible to you in ways that federal electeds just aren’t. Learn why down ballot elections affect you and how YOU can affect them. Join us on Thursday, September 3, for our workshop on the power of local elections!

When: Thursday, September 3 at 6:00pm

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Conservation Colorado: Conservation from the Capitol

Join Conservation Colorado and your elected officials to discuss the amazing conservation work they led through the State Legislature this year and how it will benefit Coloradans across the state. Featuring Senator Kerry Donovan (Senate District 5), Representative Dylan Roberts (District 26), and Representative Julie McCluskie (District 61).

When: Thursday, September 3 at 6:00pm

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Learn to be a protector with Protégete Action

Right now, many Black, brown, and Indigenous people are forced to live without clean air, clean drinking water, or safe places to work, and our communities have been hit hardest by COVID-19. These unequal conditions are due to generations of oppressive policy choices made by a powerful few. To make matters worse, many people have historically been left out of the political process, especially when it comes to voting. Now we must come together to protect our communities by getting involved in the 2020 election. We need to elect leaders who are guided by facts and science who will protect public health, fight against climate change, and set our economy on a path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

When: Thursday, September 3 at 6:00pm

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We’ll be back next week. Have a great Labor Day and thanks again for everything you do.

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What you can do to fight back this week (August 24)

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Last week and this week, Americans are seeing two opposite visions of the future of this country. And in November, we’ll have a choice: of another four years of incompetence, division, and chaos, or to come together in defense of our most essential shared values.

This is a conflict Sen. Cory Gardner wants to hide from. Gardner doesn’t have the guts to show up at the Republican National Convention this week. And it’s easy to understand why: ever since Gardner’s election in 2014, Colorado has steadily moved away from backward conservative politics. In 2016 Coloradans rejected Donald Trump, and in 2018 Colorado voters punished Trump’s allies on the ballot at every level in Colorado.

In October of 2016, Cory Gardner did one good deed–maybe his best moment in all his years in politics–when he called for Donald Trump to pull out of the race for president, saying “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women.” Today, Gardner has abandoned whatever principles he once possessed. He’s one of Trump’s closest allies, and he says he wants the “American people to get to like the President” too. [1]

November can’t come quickly enough. Thank you for your work week after week to hold Cory Gardner and the far right in Washington and here in Colorado accountable. Here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of August 24:


Featured Event: History Colorado: The Lost Book of Astrid Lee

A Month-Long, City-Wide, Physically-Distanced, Mystery-Quest-Adventure About Getting A Say (And Getting A Say In What You Get A Say In, aka “Democracy”)

Featuring All-Original Art From Roxann Blue, Emily Hope Dobkin, Lonnie Allen, Don Austin, Denver-Digirati-Commissioned Artist Chandler Dolan, Cassandra Elaine, Picture Me Here

With Creative Contributions By Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Kerrie Joy, Mary Grace Legg, Rocky Mountain Pro Wrestling, Mile Hive Bee Club, African Community Center, Food Bridge Denver, David Moke & Denver Digirati, Molina Speaks

…and a few surprisingly relevant historical special guest stars.

When: August 28th – September 30, 2020

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CAMP One Colorado

Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.

When: Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30pm

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Fierce, Fearless Women Leading Social Change

Women of color live at the intersection of racism and sexism, facing unnecessary hurdles simply because of who they are. These circumstances lead to health disparities that erode the well-being of entire families. And still, they rise – dismantling unjust systems and leading in today’s racial justice movement – all while carrying the brunt of the fallout from the pandemic.

When: Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00pm

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Climate Champions: Conversation with Senator Ginal and Rep. Kipp

Join us for a conversation with Senator Joann Ginal and Representative Cathy Kipp, we will be talking about their work on environmental issues. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with legislators!

When: Thursday, August 26 at 6:00pm

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Denver Solidarity March (March On Washington)

We may not all be able to make it to the March on Washington, an event taking place on the 57th anniversary of the first historic March on Washington in 1963 led by Martin Luther King Jr. The purpose of the march was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans. It’s time we remind our leaders that the fight is not over! We will march here, in solidarity in our beautiful hometown! Share this event! Invite your friends and family! See you there!

When: Friday, August 27 at 10:00am

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Southeast Colorado

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, August 29 at 12:00pm

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What you can do to fight back this week (August 17)

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Seven years ago, Colorado passed a landmark new law to send mail ballots to every active registered voter in the state. Part of a package of major reforms to Colorado election law, The Voter Access & Modernized Elections Act of 2013 made Colorado a leader in voter participation.

Something else happened, too: we helped prove that mail ballots work.

In 2020, the mail ballot system that Colorado pioneered is the envy of the nation. We’ve conducted three federal elections with some of the highest voter turnout in America, and we’ve proven that voting by mail is safe and secure. Voting by mail made sense before COVID, and in 2020 voting by mail could literally save lives.

Sen. Cory Gardner knows all of this. Gardner won his US Senate Seat by less than 2% in the first federal election conducted in Colorado using mail ballots. Cory Gardner knows that Donald Trump is lying when he says mail ballots don’t work. And when Trump attacks the U.S. Postal service to undermine Colorado’s mail ballot system, Cory Gardner knows it’s wrong.

But once again, Cory Gardner is choosing to serve Donald Trump over Colorado. So, our first order of business today is for you to click here: tell Cory Gardner right now to demand full funding for the U.S. Postal Service, and to stop lying for Donald Trump about mail ballots he knows work.

Thanks again for your timely help demanding better from Cory Gardner. It won’t be the last time you’ll need to hold Gardner accountable between now and November. Here are some more ways to get involved for the week of August 17:


Colorado Black Women for Political Action – CBWPA, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: August General Meeting: Abortion & Reproductive Justice!

Panel discussion: Abortion & Reproductive Justice, November 2020 Ballot Measure – Colorado Abortion Ban Initiative #120.

When: Monday, August 17 at 6:00pm

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RACISMo Zero Series 5 Movimiento por la Justicia

Raíces Brewing Co, Denver Councilwoman Jamie Torres District 3, and panelists join forces to provide information, bring consciousness, and reform on topics about racism.
We have divided the series into 5 sections. We understand the need of discussing topics to different audiences and elevate the dialogue, narratives, and identities. Within the discussions we examine racism and its historic and present-day impact, we provide information on effective protest and activism, on how to be anti-racist, nuances of racism, human rights, and policy.

When: Tuesday, August 18 at 5:30pm

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Chinook Fund: Grant Application Workshop

Thinking of applying for a Chinook Fund grant? Are you a new grant seeker or a past grantee that needs a refresher on the grant application process? Chinook Fund invites you to attend our online Grant Application Workshop where we will give an introduction to Chinook Fund, our funding criteria, and an overview of the grant application process.

When: Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00pm

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One Colorado: How to Write an Effective Letter to the Editor

A well written letter to the editor can both move public perception of an issue and influence policy makers. Sign up at the link below to take a short, simple workshop on writing effective Letters to the Editor so you can advocate for issues that matter to you!

When: Thursday, August 20 at 6:00pm

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Say Their Names… #1000MilesforRacialJustice Caravan from Louisville, KY to Denver

The Caravan for Racial Justice is currently hard at work preparing for the “1000 Miles for Racial Justice” ~ Call to Action Town Hall. This event will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at “The Mile High Steps”, Colorado State Capitol, 5 PM -8 PM. Scars of racism from America’s past have reopened wombs that were never healed. The soul of America is broken and your support is needed to help facilitate the real conversations that educate and empower every community and citizen. The Caravan for Racial Justice is on a mission to raise awareness, educate, and empower citizens to become civically involved and eliminate systemic racism. We will hear from state and community representatives on initiatives to improve race relations and community policing. Additionally, we will host a voters registration drive during this event.

When: Saturday, August 22 at 5:00pm
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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Indivisible Vote Tripling Day of Action

What’s the single most effective way to get people to vote? Vote Tripling. What’s the single most important thing to do to stop Trump from staying in office? Win in a landslide. You see where we’re going here. Saturday, August 22, take ONE HOUR and change the world. This is our Colorado Convention Follow-Up Day of Action, which is part of WINdivisible’s national drive to reach 20 million voters.

When: Saturday, August 22 at 12:00pm

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What you can do to fight back this week (August 10)

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It’s very simple. One side wants to help.

The other side thinks you’re getting “too much help.”

Americans have been waiting for months now for Senate Republicans to take action on another badly needed economic stimulus bill to keep the country going as the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans are hurting right now after extended unemployment benefits expired at the end of last month. Donald Trump’s executive order this past weekend restored only a fraction of those benefits, and even that might have been illegal because it’s Congress’ job to appropriate money.

Coloradans are suffering. The time for political games is over. The U.S. Senate must end this charade and pass the HEROES Act, which passed the U.S. House back in May, before Coloradans lose everything. Keep the pressure on Cory Gardner: contact his office right now at 855-945-2679 and demand he stop stalling for Mitch McConnell and pass the HEROES Act.

Make no mistake, this standoff is happening because Trump and Republicans like Cory Gardner think Americans are getting “too much help.” Gardner tells the press he supports extending the unemployment benefit, but Gardner also told a local radio host that he believes it creates “unfair competition between the government and the private sector.” [1] The House passed comprehensive economic relief legislation months ago that could give Americans certainty. The reason another check is not in the mail to Americans who need it, the reason unemployment benefits are being slashed, and local governments are rapidly running out of money for vital services, is because Cory Gardner and Republicans in Washington want it to be this way.

Thanks for your help at this critical moment to get every Coloradan, working and unemployed, through these difficult times. Here are more great ways to make a difference for the week of August 10:


Featured Event: Netroots Nation at Home

For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing 3,000+ attendees from around the country and beyond. Netroots Nation 2020—our 15th annual conference—is set for August 13-15 and will be held virtually. Our attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers. Some are professionals who work at advocacy organizations, progressive companies or labor unions, while others do activism in their spare time. Attendees can choose from engaging panels, practical training sessions, inspiring keynotes and lots of networking and social events. Our virtual event platform allows us to host about 150 hours of live interactive content, which you can watch live or recorded after the event is over.

When: August 13-15

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CAMP One Colorado

Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.

When: Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30pm

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1000 Black Men Lead On

On Aug 15th 2020 we are calling on All black men who are working on, or are connected to solutions that are hindering our Black community, we are also calling all Black Males who want to be a part of the solutions, to come together and start to build and expand ideals and action plans for a sustainable future.

When: Saturday, August 15 at 8:30am
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Eastern Plains

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, August 15 at 12:00pm

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Colorado Black Women for Political Action – CBWPA, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: August General Meeting: Abortion & Reproductive Justice!

Panel discussion: Abortion & Reproductive Justice, November 2020 Ballot Measure – Colorado Abortion Ban Initiative #120.

When: Monday, August 17 at 6:00pm

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What you can do to fight back this week (August 3)

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After Cory Gardner promised that unemployment benefits would be extended, today hundreds of thousands of Coloradans still don’t know how they’re going to make ends meet.

In Washington, Sen. Cory Gardner and Republicans in Washington can’t even agree among themselves on what to offer Democrats, let alone make a deal extending unemployment benefits that 330,000 in Colorado and millions nationwide are relying on.

Coloradans who need help are running out of time. According to a new report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, [1] 336,000 Coloradans have reported that they don’t have enough to eat. 251,000 Coloradans say children in their household don’t have enough to eat. And an estimated 135,000 Coloradans did not pay last month’s rent on time or deferred payment.

We have to get the message to Cory Gardner that Coloradans are going to suffer while he and Mitch McConnell play politics. Take another minute today, whether it’s your first call or your hundredth, and call Cory Gardner’s office right now at 855-945-2679 and urge him to support full extension of the enhanced unemployment benefit through the end of the year.

To everyone who is suffering economically as the war against the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, we hear you and support you in this difficult time. We all want to get through this safely, and with security for our families and communities. The only way that will happen is if we continue to support Americans economically for as long as it takes to beat the coronavirus. No one should have to choose between putting themselves at risk and putting food on the table.

Thanks for everything that you do week after week to hold leaders like Cory Gardner accountable and demand better. Here are more ways to make a difference for the week of August 3:


AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights: Car Caravan & Facebook Live to #FreeThemAll

We gather each quarter to stand together for our neighbors and our families and against detention and deportation. On Monday, August 3, 2020, from *8:00 to 9:00*pm we will call on ICE and GEO to #FreeThemAll, release every person from detention and save lives. This vigil will be a car caravan with a FB live and internet radio audio feed so you can safely caravan or stay home and share the #FreeThemAll message with others. Tune in as Not One More Deportation Table and Colorado People’s Alliance members share about loved ones in detention. Hear from several poets and artists who are calling for action.

When: Monday, August 3 at 8:00pm

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Colorado Protest Medics: Protesting and Mental Health & Education/Training

Free public training on the impact of protesting on mental health. Training will include skill building on verbal de-escalation, mental health first aid, and more! If you are from privilege we ask that you bring food to donate to those among us less fortunate. Thank you and see you there!

When: Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00pm
Where: Governors Park, Denver

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The Current & Future State of Affairs: How to Better Position Our Allies

Womxn’s March Denver is presenting a virtual event panel discussion with leading members of Denver’s Black Community to discuss the Current and Future State of Affairs and How to Better Position Our Allies.

When: Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30pm

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Champions of Choice

Join Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado for our LIVE event, Champions of Choice, on Thursday, August 6. This year, we are excited to announce we will be joined by Representative Deb Haaland! 2020 is an extremely critical year for our country. Join us as we honor local champions for reproductive rights, and celebrate the important work being done to protect and expand access to reproductive and sexual health care in our state!

When: Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Western Slope & Mountain Towns

information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. LGBTQ Coloradans, families, and allies welcome!

When: Saturday, August 8 at 12:00pm

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One Colorado: March 4 Trans Rights! Aug 9th – Denver

We are marching to raise awareness of transgender issues in Denver, increase our visibility and build a diverse coalition of advocates for transgender rights in our city. Event will include rally with trans speakers, many from our local BIPOC community. This is a non-violent event. We strongly encourage COVID precautions such as masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing when possible.

When: Sunday, August 9 at 12:00pm
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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Parasol Patrol Supports the March 4 Trans Rights

Parasol Patrol is honored to be supporting the Trans Rights March at the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203. Please come and stand between potential Protesters and these participants as we shield against hatred and to shepherd them safely through traffic.

When: Sunday, August 9 at 10:30am
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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What you can do to fight back this week (July 27)

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On Saturday, the extended unemployment benefits passed by Congress to help Americans weather the COVID-19 pandemic expired. The CARES Act unemployment benefits expired because Republicans in the U.S. Senate couldn’t come to an agreement.

Sen. Cory Gardner’s failure to break the gridlock in his own party has plunged hundreds of thousands of Coloradans into renewed financial uncertainty.

And it gets worse. Today, U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled their proposal for the next coronavirus relief bill–and they propose to cut the expanded benefit by two thirds. [1] While Cory Gardner runs TV ads touting his “success” helping Coloradans get through this crisis, he’s setting 330,000 Coloradans up for financial failure with the job market still disrupted and the COVID-19 pandemic on the upswing again in our state.

Like any swindler at the end of his con game, Cory Gardner is out of excuses. Donald Trump has been declaring the pandemic a thing of the past since before it began, and the failure of Republicans in Washington to respond when it could have made a difference has resulted in the deaths of over 146,000 people–many of which could have been prevented. In a crisis made worse by Donald Trump and Cory Gardner’s incompetence, it will be another preventable tragedy if we cut the support keeping Americans going before it’s safe.

November can’t come soon enough. Action item #1 this week: Join Indivisible Front Range Resistance and other local progressive organizations for the premiere of the new “Cardboard Cory” mini-documentary: featuring one of the most visible symbols of the years-long campaign to hold Cory Gardner accountable. This online event is an important organizing opportunity to get ready for the most important election season of our lives so far.

When: Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30pm

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And here are several more great ways to make a difference for the week of July 27:


Understanding Implicit Racial Bias and Anxiety

Justice Matters is pleased to welcome William Snowden! Please join Will as he presents: Promoting Excellence: An Understanding of Implicit Racial Bias and Racial Anxiety and How They Influence Our Daily Interactions. Will is the New Orleans Director of the Vera Institute of Justice. In this role, he continues and strengthens Vera’s existing partnerships with criminal justice actors and community leaders while identifying new collaborative relationships with government entities and community organizations. The collaborations focus on improving criminal justice systems in the South.

When: Monday, July 27 6:30pm

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Camp One Colorado: Volunteer Training

Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.

When: Tuesday, July 28 at 5:30pm

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Immigration in Our Community: Know the Facts & Your Rights

Please join us for this insightful Community Awareness Series on current DACA and ICE policies, presented by Josh Stalling, North Regional Organizer, with Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition (CIRC).

When: Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00am

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Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Rally to Celebrate Medicaid’s 55th Birthday!

Join us on zoom or Facebook live as we rally to celebrate Medicaid’s 55th birthday and talk about its vital importance for the health of our communities. Because of COVID-19, Medicaid is more important than ever, but the economic impacts of the virus threaten Medicaid with cuts unless we see federal funding increased. We need to be able to keep all Coloradans healthy through the pandemic and economic recovery, and Medicaid is the best program to do that.

When: Thursday, July 30 at 5:00pm

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“Play-In” at Greenwood Village City Hall, and more ways you can fight back this week (July 20)

As you’ve probably heard by now, after the passage by the City of Greenwood Village of Resolution 40-20, an ordinance to shield Greenwood Village Police officers from civil liability for misconduct in protest of a new police accountability law in Colorado, nationally prominent artists with ties to Colorado have called on the city to overturn Resolution 40-20 and have pledged not to perform at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater.

Tonight Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Spirit of Grace, Flobots, and Colorado community leaders will protest this subversion of justice with a March and Play-In in front of Greenwood Village City Hall.

Please join us, wearing a mask—though only if you feel comfortable and safe doing so. Everyone who attends is required to wear a mask and maintain proper physical-distancing to the best of their ability.

When: Monday, July 20 7:30 PM
Where: Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S Quebec St.

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Thanks as always for everything you do week after week to make a difference. Here are several more important upcoming events you can help make successful:


Featured Event: Cardboard Cory Indivisible Watch, Work & Win Party

KICK OFF TO THE ELECTION CYCLE OF OUR LIVES–we are 100 days out, activists! How do we win in 2020? We get inspired by our past and leap forward, together, into doing the work to save our our future. Join this Watch & Work & Win party featuring the World Premiere of IFRR’s Cardboard Cory mini-documentary. Celebrate our inspiring leaders and past victories. Then Get to Work on the election of our lifetimes. Video, guest speakers, and on-the-spot opportunities for virtual voter contact. Be there. All groups asked to co-host.

When: Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30pm

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Black Perspectives on Systemic Racism

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and subsequent nationwide protests, we invite you to listen to leaders from the Black community as they discuss their experiences with systemic racism and how they feel collective action to end it must be prioritized. Hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) a program of JEWISHcolorado.

When: Monday, July 20 at 6:30pm

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Chinook Fund: The Giving Project Information Session

Take meaningful action now and help fuel grassroots social change in our state! Chinook Fund is seeking new members across Colorado to join our online community leadership program, The Giving Project. As the fall election nears and the coronavirus crisis threatens the most vulnerable among us, you can support frontline communities working for justice.

When: Tuesday, July 21 at 12:00pm

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Latinas LEAD Virtual Leadership Series – Latina Rebels Founder

Join us for an authentic exchange with storyteller and feminist Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez. We will explore stories on Latina leadership, identity, self- awareness, and empowerment.“You are eternal. You are neither here nor there, but everywhere. You carry the hood in your veins and academia in your heart. You have not forgotten where you come from but have learned and earned your way into spaces not meant for you. Spaces that are uninviting to your kind. You are poderosa like that. Your vocabulary is vast, and your wit is sharp. You are unstoppable.” – Personal Essay Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez – Dear Brown Woke Girl

When: Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00pm

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Defunding the Police 101

Right now the U.S. spends about $100 billion on police forces every year. In a typical American city, policing alone can account for 20% to 45% or higher of the entire discretionary budget. Those are investments that could be shifted to things that actually make our communities safer. Things like housing, health care, mental health services, safe living wage employment, education, youth programming, and income support to stay safe during the pandemic. Join the Colorado Freedom Fund and Colorado Working Families Party for a training and discussion on defunding the police.

When: Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00pm

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Conservation Colorado: How To Write An Effective Public Comment: COGCC Mission Change

This event will be in Spanish, interpretation will be provided by request. Protégete has been working to keep Colorado’s air clean and safe to breath. We must continue to keep public health as a priority for lawmakers. Come learn about the COGCC and have a discussion how to write a comment to ask them to protect public health. We will walk through how to write an effective written comment and guide you through the process to submit written testimony. Call to Action: Tell the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to approve the new mission change.

When: Wednesday, July 22 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Sierra Club: Lunch & Learn: Colorado Climate Action

This webinar will feature special guests (including Governor Polis!) and give you a concise summary of HB 1261 — the law that will guide Colorado to ambitious pollution reductions! Hear from state and local leaders on how YOU can get involved to bring clean air and protections for disproportionately impacted communities in Colorado.

When: Friday, July 24 at 11:30am

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Extend the $600 Unemployment Benefits! A Funeral Procession

We are restaurant workers and the unemployed. The pandemic is getting worse, not better. Our industry is unsafe and not coming back. Many of us don’t have insurance or savings because our jobs were already precarious. Now, CEOs and billionaires want to take away our only lifeline. They’re telling Congress to let our $600 federal unemployment benefits expire. They don’t care if we live or die, as long as they make a profit. So this Friday, July 24th, we are taking action with our allies in cities across the country to demand Congress extend the $600!

When: Friday, July 24 at 12:00pm
Where: 17th and California Street, Denver

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Western Slope & Mountain Towns

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, July 25 at 12:00pm

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Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition: Honoring 30 Years of the ADA and CCDC Virtual Event

CCDC will host this free virtual event on Sunday, July 26 at 11am; premiering our specially produced video honoring 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and CCDC’s birthday. To help us honor this milestone, we are highlighting friends and partners that have impacted the last 30 years of disablity rights in Colorado.

When: Sunday, July 26 at 11:00am

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RELEASE: Musicians and Fans to March on Greenwood Village

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Sunday, July 20 2020
CONTACT: Sophia Hacket, outreach@leslieherod.com

DENVER: After the passage by the City of Greenwood Village of Resolution 40-20, an ordinance to shield Greenwood Village Police officers from civil liability for misconduct in response to landmark bipartisan legislation by the Colorado General Assembly to comprehensively reform the relationship between police and the communities they serve, nationally prominent artists with ties to Colorado called on the city to overturn Resolution 40-20 and have pledged not to perform at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater.

Today, artists and fans announced a March and Play-In on Greenwood Village to take place Monday, July 20th.

“We support the Black Lives Matter movement and were so proud to see Colorado lead the nation in implementing police reform last month by passing Senate Bill 217 with a huge bipartisan majority,” writes musician Nathaniel Rateliff in a letter to the Mayor and City Council of Greenwood Village, Colorado. “We were appalled last week to learn that the City of Greenwood Village, CO passed a resolution to undermine the applicability of SB20-217 within its community…[t]he new resolution shockingly predetermined all future police abuse as justified to further shield bad officers from enforce- ment mechanisms created within SB20-217. Recently we have discussed plans to play at Fiddler’s Green, we write to you today to publicly announce that we will not play music there until Greenwood Village rescinds its recent resolution permitting police to act without accountability.”

Read the full letter from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to Greenwood Village here.

“Fiddler’s Green is one the largest sales tax generating establishments in Greenwood Village. Artists and fans should not be forced to financially support a City government that has established such racist policies to perform in Colorado or see their favorite artists perform locally. In fact, no one should,” said Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers.

Read the full letter from Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers to Greenwood Village here.

“The passage of Senate Bill 217 in Colorado was a watershed moment for our state in the decades-long struggle for the most basic of civil rights: the right to not be murdered by our own police officers because of the color of our skin,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, one of the prime sponsors of Colorado’s landmark new police accountability law. “Greenwood Village’s terrible decision to short-circuit police accountability means that Black people, and for that matter anyone who comes into contact with their armed municipal security forces, are not safe. As long as Resolution 40-20 is the law in Greenwood Village, it would be dangerously irresponsible to hold, attend, or promote any event at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater located in their city.”

On Monday, July 20, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Spirit of Grace, Flobots and other recording artists will march with Rep. Leslie Herod, Rep. Meg Froelich, and Sen. Jeff Bridges and people from across Colorado to Greenwood Village City Hall.

WHAT: Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Spirit of Grace, Flobots, and others Play-In & March on Greenwood Village to overturn Resolution 40-20
WHERE: Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S Quebec St.
WHEN: Monday, July 20, 2020 7:30PM
HASHTAG: #LiveMusicForBlackLives

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

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What you can do to fight back this week (July 13)

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Donald Trump says Cory Gardner is with him 100%—”no waver.”

Last Friday, Trump commuted the sentence of his close associate Roger Stone, who was convicted of a felony for lying to Congress in order to protect Trump. It’s a betrayal of basic American values so egregious that even Trump’s corrupt Attorney General William Barr advised against it.

Russia helped Donald Trump become President. This is not in dispute. Roger Stone knew about it, and lied to protect Donald Trump. Trump commuting Stone’s sentence is the greatest act of presidential corruption since Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and it’s the final proof that the President of the United States has no respect for the law.

As usual, Sen. Cory Gardner couldn’t be reached for comment. Being with Trump “100% of the time, no waver” means knowing when to keep quiet. Because Gardner and the U.S. Senate failed to act when we needed them most, we have the worst President in American history at the worst possible moment in history. Gardner can run from news reporters, and since he does it so often, he’s a running joke in Washington.

But he can’t run from the voters of Colorado, and our moment is almost here. Thanks as always for everything you do to fight back and hold the right accountable–and here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of July 13:


Camp One Colorado: Volunteer Training

Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.

When: Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30pm

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Cobalt: Virtual Garden Party

Join Cobalt’s most Ardent Activists, Allies and Advocates for our Annual Summer Soiree, hosted by Hon. Anne McGihon and Jill Wildenberg, on Tuesday, July 14th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. As attacks on abortion and reproductive rights continue across the country, we must support and elect pro-abortion rights candidates at every level. Come hear from some of our reproductive rights advocates in the legislature about what they’re doing to secure abortion rights and how you can help.

When: Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30pm

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Conservation Colorado: Conserving Our Way to Recovery

Join a panel of experts on Thursday, July 16th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for a discussion to answer the question: How can conservation funding and equitable access to the outdoors be important tools for economic recovery and stability?

When: Thursday, July 16 at 6:00pm

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The Enough is Enough March

We have had enough of our youth dying to gun violence! We have had enough vigils for our peers! We are have enough of getting our hearts broken by the killing of friends. No youth, sibling, or parent should have to bury their child. Enough is enough! Come join us youth as march to tackle youth violence and demand political action for change.

Where: Montbello High School, 5000 Crown Blvd, Denver
When: Friday, July 17 at 5:00pm

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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: 6918 E Long Ave, Centennial
When: Saturday, July 18 at 10:00am

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2020 Virtual CIRC Member Assembly

Every year, over 250+ of Colorado’s immigrant and refugee community leaders join in one space to decide on the policy priorities for the following year at the CIRC Annual Member Assembly. Join the conversation and decision-making by joining virtually this year for the 2020 CIRC Member Assembly. The theme this year is Hope, Courage, and Persistence. This year’s theme is based off a poem our staff found at a placard when visiting The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a monument remembering the lives of the hundreds of African Americans lost to lynching.

When: July 18-19

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It’s up to us now to solve the problems Cory Gardner won’t. Thanks for your help, and we’ll see you next week.

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