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

It was an historic night.

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

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

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

Modernize your resistance with the RiseUp app! To everyone who has found these weekly update emails to be a useful resources and told us so, thank you. We’ll keep them coming. But there’s another easy way to get the latest information and progressive action alerts in real time. Download the RiseUp app today for your iPhone or Android and never miss another chance to make your voice heard.

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


Coloradans For Immigrant Rights General Monthly Meeting

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

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

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Putin: A Russian Journalist’s View

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Genocide and Slavery Roundtable Conference

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

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

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Denver Streets Congress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Colorado Lynching Memorials: Preston Porter Jr.

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

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

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Impact – Sack Lunches for the Homeless

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

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

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

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Colorado Week in Review: 11/9/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When: Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00am

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Quarterly Vigil & Protest, Regis University Students Speak Out

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

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

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Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time Workshop

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

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

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New Era Colorado: Get out the vote!

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

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

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Aurora Party Bus to the Polls

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

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

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CIRC Action Fund: Final Stretch Canvass & Election Party

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

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

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Native American Heritage Month Keynote event: Winona LaDuke

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

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

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Election Night Watch Party

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

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

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Understanding Borderlands: Newspapers Mapping Geographic Borders

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

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

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Trans Community Legal Information

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

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

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Dismantling Toxic Masculinity: Beyond the Basics

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

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

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Cervezas for Causes: Cllaro

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

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

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Saturday Beer Bust : ONE Colorado

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

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

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Chinook Fund: Strategic Giving for Social Justice

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

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

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

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Colorado Week in Review: 11/2/18

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

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

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

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

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

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


A Community Response to Hate

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

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

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Abolish ICE Vigil at Aurora Immigrant Detention Center

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

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

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Weekly Coffman protest

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

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

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

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

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

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

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

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When: Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30pm

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When: Thursday, November 1 at 5:30pm

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

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

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

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When: Thursday, November 1 at 4:00pm

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

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

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

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Trick or Vote Aurora – Family Friendly Democracy

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

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

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Exploring Participatory Budgeting in Denver

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

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

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One Colorado Volunteer Welcome Training!

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

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

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National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation 2018 Conference

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

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

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Unidos Con El Centro- Tamale Lunch

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

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

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Casa de Paz: Volunteer Training

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

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

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ACLU People Power Beer Release

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

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

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ICD-6 Monthly Meeting: GOTV Phonebank

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

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

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Pizza, Beer & Phone Banking: 2018 Final Countdown

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

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

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

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Colorado Week in Review: 10/26/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Interfaith Alliance of Colorado: Force for Good Awards 2018

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

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

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Good Business Colorado: First Anniversary Celebration

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

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

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Weekly Coffman protest

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

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

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

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

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

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

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

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

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AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights: Spotlight On Court Accompaniment

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

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

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Watch the Final Colorado Governors Debate

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

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

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ACLU of Colorado: Get Out the Vote Phone Bank

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

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

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Ballots and Beers

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

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

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

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

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When: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado ICON Series: Alan Salazar

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

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

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Go F*cking Vote!

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

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

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

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

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

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Rights Re: Law Enforcement with the ACLU of Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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Chinook Fund: The Giving Project Information Session

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

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

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Supporting Immigrants and Undocumented Neighbors

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

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

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National Expungement Week: Cannabis Record Sealing

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

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

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ACLU of Colorado: Get Out The Vote with ACLU

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 27 at 5:00pm

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

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Colorado Week in Review: 10/19/18

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

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ProgressNow Colorado 2018 Colorado Ballot Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ending NeoSlavery: A Screening of “13th”

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

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

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Vets for Prop 111 Colorado Springs Rally / Press Event

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

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

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Weekly Coffman protest

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

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

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Support #youthvgovCO in Stand for Climate Rights!

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

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

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

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

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

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

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

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When: Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ballot Speed Dating – What’s On Your Ballot?

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

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

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Yes on 112 No on 74 and Why

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

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

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

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

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

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Unite The Vote Phone Bank

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

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

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

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

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

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Cervezas for Causes: Colorado People’s Alliance

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

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

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Stand Up to Protect Our Care — Denver, Colorado

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

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

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

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

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

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

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Colorado Week In Review: 10/12/18

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

This past weekend was another terrible lesson that elections matter.

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

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

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

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

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


Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

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

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

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: Not One More

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

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

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Moms Demand Action – CO: Broomfield Postcard Happy Hour

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

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

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Religion, Politics, and Re-Weaving Our Social Fabric

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

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

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Weekly Coffman protest

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

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

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

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

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

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

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

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When: Thursday, October 11 at 5:30pm

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Wage Theft Advocacy Training: Responses for Today and Tomorrow

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

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

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WISE UP Knowledge Ends Extremism, Presented by Daisy Khan

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

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

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Jordan Cove: Tour of Community Resistance – Trip Report

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

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

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Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

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

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

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White Anti-Racist Allyship: Beyond the Basics

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

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

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Navigating Conflicts Across Race and About Race — Free Workshop

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

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

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Healthcare Issues in Communities of Color

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

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

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: The Impossible Task: Extinction

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

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

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

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

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

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One Colorado: The 2018 Western Slope Ally Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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40th Annual Tribute to Black Women

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

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

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Moms Demand Action – CO: Pueblo Election Rally/March

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

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

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

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

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

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Colorado Rising: Push Back the Frack Rally

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

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

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Bridging Cultures: The Tiger Hunter Screening & Community Panel

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

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

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Women of Resolution – Live Streaming Event

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

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

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

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Colorado Week in Review: 10/5/18

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

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Emergency Protest: Stop Kavanaugh’s Confirmation!

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

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

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Weekly Coffman protest

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

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

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

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

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

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

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

Click here to RSVP.

When: Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30pm

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Follow the Money Workshop: Colorado Springs

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

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

Click here to RSVP.


Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

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

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

Click here to RSVP.


You Are Welcome Here Conference

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

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

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Ballot Initiative Briefing with Count Me In!

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

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

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One Colorado: Volunteer Welcome Training!

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

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

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WTF is Blueprint Denver?

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

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

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

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

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

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Volunteer with NARAL at Cider Days

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

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

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2018 Metro Denver GSA Leadership Summit

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

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

Click here to RSVP.


2018 Ballot Issues Town Hall

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

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

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Winter Clothing Drive for Casa de Paz!

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

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

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New Era Colorado: Hootenanny for Democracy

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

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

Click here to RSVP.


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

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Colorado Week In Review: 9/28/18

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

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

Once again, Colorado is ground zero in a U.S. Supreme Court confirmation battle.

Yesterday, an explosive new story from investigative journalist Ronan Farrow documents a second allegation of severe sexual misconduct committed by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. [1] This latest allegation was leveled by a Colorado woman, Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh in the 1980s and today works to help domestic violence survivors.

Earlier today, hundreds of Coloradans gathered in front of Sen. Cory Gardner’s office to demand the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings stop and Kavanaugh’s alleged victims have the opportunity to be heard. “The fact that we even have to be out here today to put pressure on Sen. Cory Gardner to speak out against Brett Kavanaugh shows that Sen. Gardner doesn’t respect women in his state or across the country,” said Fawn Bolak, Reproductive Rights Content Director for ProgressNow Colorado.

Action item #1 this week: call Sen. Cory Gardner at (202) 224-5941 and Sen. Michael Bennet (202) 224-5852 and tell them to immediately stop the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh while allegations of sexual misconduct and assault are investigated. There is simply too much at stake with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court to rush past these serious allegations, and we support our Colorado neighbor standing up for justice.

Once that’s done, there’s much more work to be done to fight back for the week of September 24th:


People’s Caravan to Create a Path

Stops in
Monday: Durango, Mancos,
Tuesday: Grand Junction, Carbondale,
Wednesday: Golden, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs
Thursday: Aurora, Denver

Call the community’s attention and ask their support to pressure Congress to Create a Path, build momentum to pass the resolution in localities and at the state level, encourage the colorado congressional delegation by having local actions at congressional offices to vote against funding increases for ICE and Border Patrol.

Where: Events across Colorado
When: Monday, September 24 – Thursday, September 27

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National Voter Registration Day – Denver

Join the Denver Elections Division for National Voter Registration Day at Civic Center EATS on Tuesday, September 25 from 11am-2pm. You can register to vote, check your registration information, or update your address! We will also be answering questions and providing information about the November 2018 General Election. This event takes place in conjunction with Civic Center Eats so don’t forget to bring your appetite!

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00am

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Weekly Coffman protest

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

Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, September 25 at 11:55am

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Action Committee Banners Over I-25

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

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

Click here to RSVP.


One Colorado Call Night!

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

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

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

Where: Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


March on Colorado Townhall

Community activist Regan Byrd will be facilitating the Townhall and helping lead us all in creating a vision for the next march in 2019. Open to the public in an effort to gain diversity of thought and communities.

Where: Metropolitan State University of Denver: Jordan Student Success Building, Room 400, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm

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Bennet & Gardner – Not One Dollar for ICE

Senators Bennet and Gardner say they don’t support the Trump Administration’s Family Separation policy, but they have been supporting family separation with their votes. Every time they support a budget that includes more money for immigration enforcement, they are giving ICE more money to deport more families, and they are supporting a rogue agency. We are encouraged to see that the the recent continuing resolution did not have new funding for ICE.

Where: 721 19th St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 27 at 1:00pm

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Direct Voter Contact Through a Racial Equity Lens

CALLING ALL COLORADO INDIVISIBLE ACTIVISTS: Indivisible national has labeled this FREE training as mandatory for all Indivisible leaders across the country—and all members are strongly encouraged to view as well! Join us THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a webinar by Regan Byrd on how to bring a racial equity lens to voter contact as we begin the most intense phase of GOTV work before the midterms. Activists from all backgrounds will benefit, in different ways, from Regan’s insights & expertise on such issues as microaggressions, implicit bias, true allyship, and how to properly support communities of color.

Where: Online webinar!
When: Thursday, September 27 at 5:00pm

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Colorado Center on Law and Policy: 5th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast

In its fifth year, the Pathways from Poverty Breakfast attracts opinion leaders and the interested public from Colorado’s health care, public policy, philanthropic, governmental and nonprofit sectors. This year’s keynote speaker is Anne E. Price, President of the Insight Center for Community and Economic Development in Oakland, Calif. Ms. Price will draw on new data and cognitive research that can inform a change in the narrative on race and wealth to foster broad support for wealth-building policies so that people of color are full and equal participants in the economy.

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout St, Denver
When: Friday, September 28 at 8:00am

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

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

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, September 28 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


March for Black Women Denver – Demanding Justice

Join Black Women and Women of Color as we March and Mobilze Against Oppression. 2018 Agenda sheds light on the impact if Youth Violence, Sexual Abuse, and Deportation on Black and Brown Women. Guest Host Tish Beauford! Come prepared to march! Hear from Powerful Speakers! Artists! Spoken Word! Musicians and more!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, September 29 at 11:00am

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Thanks again. Please watch your inbox for breaking news alerts that could come at any time, and we’ll see you next week with more ways to make a difference.

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#BelieveSurvivors: Coloradans Demand Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Stop Now

As a new allegation of sexual assault from a Colorado resident makes nationwide headlines, hundreds of Coloradans gathered Monday outside the downtown Denver offices of Sen. Cory Gardner to call for Brett Kavanaugh’s withdrawal from consideration to the U.S. Supreme Court, and for Sen. Gardner to apologize for failing to take credible allegations of sexual assault seriously in his rush to confirm Kavanaugh.

“The fact that we even have to be out here today to put pressure on Sen. Cory Gardner to speak out against Brett Kavanaugh shows that Sen. Gardner doesn’t respect women in his state or across the country,” said Fawn Bolak, Reproductive Rights Content Director for ProgressNow Colorado. “Senator Gardner continues to align himself with policies and political candidates that are actually dangerous to women and enough is enough. These men don’t care about justice, and will do anything to silence victims who threaten their political agenda. To Cory Gardner, the assault allegations against Kavanaugh are just another political inconvenience. That’s why he’s telling U.S. Senate candidates across the nation to defend Kavanaugh and to discredit the brave women who have come forward.”

“Yesterday, the world learned of another alleged assault by Kavanaugh, this time against a fellow Coloradan,” said Alex Ferencz, Reproductive Rights Outreach Director for ProgressNow Colorado. “The incredible bravery shown by these women—coming forward despite threats, ignorant presumptions, and intense media scrutiny—is proof that the times are truly changing. Justice for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and other women who may yet come forward, should now be the only priority of the United States Senate. The days of sweeping sexual violence under the rug in order to protect powerful men who commit these horrific crimes are over.”

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Colorado Week in Review: 9/21/18

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

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

A new poll from the New York Times confirms what many of you already know: this year, Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora is in serious trouble. [1] After years of running away from his far-right record, reality may finally be catching up with “Teflon Mike.”

If it happens, it will be because of thousands of Coloradans in Coffman’s district who decided they were tired of being misled. With Coffman’s party lurching farther to the right, voters rewarded Coffman’s lip service to protecting immigrants, veterans, and Americans who depend on Medicare and Social Security. And then, by supporting Trump and voting for Trump’s destructive agenda, Mike Coffman broke all those promises.

And the chickens are coming home to roost.

Action item #1 this week: join our friends at Indivisible Denver as they drop banners at I-25 and Union Avenue spreading the word about Coffman—every Tuesday until the election! Click here to RSVP.

Here are more ways to make a difference for the week of September 17:


Reception for the Resistance Photo Exhibit

Please join us at the reception for the RESIST! Photography Exhibit of iconic photographs of the Resistance in 2017. The featured images are by Dave Russell and Kevin Beaty. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s on the 5th floor of the downtown Denver Public Library.

Where: Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver
When: Monday, September 17 at 6:00pm

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Chinook Fund’s Giving Project to support statewide social change

Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Then come learn about our community leadership program in social justice philanthropy, The Giving Project. Meet our staff and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.

Where: Posner Center 2nd Floor Classroom, 1031 33rd Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm

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Sept SPC w/ the CO Immigrant Rights Coalition

We’re pumped to be joined by the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) this month. Learn more about this incredible organization, the biggest fights and successes of the past year, and what they hope to accomplish this upcoming session. We will also discuss the intersection of reproductive rights and immigrant rights and how we can work together for progress.

Where: Denver, CO exact location upon RSVP
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado: House Party with Larry Hoyt and Bryan Russell

Please join Larry Hoyt and Bryan Russell for a reception at their home to learn more about One Colorado’s work to achieve a more fair and just state for all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families!

Where: 3256 W 111th Loop Unit B, Westminster
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm

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Welcome Week Program: The Immigrant Refugee Experience

Welcome Week is an annual series of events. Immigrants, refugees, and native born residents gather to raise awareness of the benefit of welcoming everyone. We will host a reception and panel discussion in conjunction with ECDC’s African Community Center and R Bazaar-and have a small market in the library!

Where: Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library,305 Milwaukee St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 19 at 5:30pm

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Welcoming Week: Our Immigrant Stories, Reception & Exhibit

Welcoming week, September 14-23, is a week of events bringing together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to share benefits of and create a community – a City – where EVERYONE is valued and welcome.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00pm

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Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

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

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Consumer Voices for Change

After a one year hiatus, CCHI is bringing back the “Consumer Voices for Change” (CVC) Conference to support health advocates in learning from industry experts about current health care policy issues. This year’s CVC conference will focus on health equity and the intersections of care, financial security, and economic justice as well as feature a keynote address delivered by Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler.

Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 20 at 8:30am

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Changing the Conversation Luncheon ft. Tarana Burke

We are so honored to announce that this year’s Changing the Conversation Luncheon will feature a dialogue with MeToo founder, Tarana Burke! Join us for lunch and a conversation about what’s next and how each of us can take steps to end sexual violence. Tickets are available now, including a VIP option offering a meet-and-greet with Ms. Burke following the program.

Where: Hilton Denver City Center, 1701 California St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 20 at 11:30am

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CRC and CRSB Launch Party!

Come out and celebrate the launch of both Colorado Refugee Connect and the Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau! At the event, guests will learn about the new CRC site which will serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals looking to volunteer with one of the 30 plus refugee-serving agencies in Colorado. You will then be able to hear from our community members who have been crafting stories of their personal experiences in coming to America as a refugee! This is an event that you do not want to miss!

Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 20 at 5:30pm

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Champions of Choice

You don’t want to miss this extraordinary Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado event celebrating activism in our state and our local champions of reproductive health. We are thrilled to share that this year’s event will feature #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke. Tarana will share the powerful story behind the origin of the now viral ‘me too’ movement and her work to give strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual violence.

Where: RiNO District, Denver (Address upon RSVP)
When: Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm

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Activate!CO Conference On Intersectional System Change

We are building a movement for a just, sustainable future in Colorado, learning from and supporting each other in our overlapping efforts. We are stronger together and want to bring about the better future we all need. Our world has enough resources for well-being for all, but our current economic and political systems put profit over people, depriving people of the basics needed to live and destroying our common home, neglecting to provide clean air and water or equitable access to jobs, leisure, health care or a world where we and all our relations can live and thrive.

Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden
When: Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22

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Cervecería Colorado’s Great Mexican Beer Fiesta

Be sure to say hello to a few of our favorite Cervezas for Causes charity partners who can tell you all about the amazing work they do within and for our communities! Museo de las Americas, Casa De Paz and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will all be joining us!

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Friday, September 21 at 3:00pm

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

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

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, September 21 at 6:00pm

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The Marvin Booker & Michael Marshall Search for Justice Nite

DocuWest and the Law Firm of Killmer, Lane & Newman Presents: The Marvin Booker & Michael Marshall Search for Justice Screening of “The Sentence” In remembrance of two beloved Denver citizens who were taken from us at the hands of Denver law enforcement. Join us as we reflect on the memories of Marvin Booker, and Michael Marshall. As we acknowledge the community outreach groups, and civil rights lawyers who tirelessly work on constitutional issues.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
When: Friday, September 21 at 7:00pm

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Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference

Please join IGNITE and GALS Denver for a FREE day-long event on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm featuring expert panelists and engaging workshops, designed for high school and college girls with leadership potential and an interest in civic engagement. Political passion a plus!

Where: GALS Denver, 750 Galapago St, Denver
When: Saturday, September 22 at 8:30am

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Aurora NAACP Town Hall

Aurora NAACP will be hosting a Town Hall Meet and Greet with City Councilwoman Angela Lawson & Aurora Public School Board of Education Directors, Dr. Kyla Armstrong-Romero, Kevin Cox, and Marques Ivey. This will be a meet and greet for African-American elected officials. Other elected leaders are invited and welcome to attend. Candidates running for office are also invited.

Where: Dayton Street Opportunity Center, 1445 Dayton St, Aurora
When: Saturday, September 22 at 10:00am

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Maricopa – An American Border Tale

Vicente Ortiz, an orphan and hardworking immigrant, is about to embark on a journey where he must leave everything behind. But unfortunate events imprison him in the infamous Maricopa County Jail in Arizona, ruled by the toughest and most racist Sheriff in the United States. There, he will discover the challenges of being different and where freedom comes with a high price to pay.

Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
When: Saturday, September 22 at 7:15pm

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Thanks for your support at all of these great events. We’ll see you next week!

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Colorado Week in Review: 9/14/18

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

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YES on Proposition 111: stop predatory payday lending in Colorado

Lending money at triple-digit interest rates to hard-working families is just plain wrong, and Colorado voters should not let billion-dollar payday lending industry continue this predatory and deceptive practice. That is why ProgressNow Colorado has endorsed Proposition 111, which will put an end to predatory payday loans in Colorado.

These loans target the most vulnerable voters and charge interest rates as high as 215% to line the pockets of payday lenders. This means families who need a couple hundred dollars are often trapped in a vicious cycle of debt. With these types of loans, lenders have direct access to the borrower’s bank accounts–so they can go into a person’s bank account and take their money without permission.

This must stop. Voting YES on Proposition 111 will stop it.

And we need your help!

Step 1: Visit the YES on Proposition 111 website and Facebook page. Like and share to show your support!

Step 2: Do you have a personal story? Now is the time to speak out for change. Click here to share your bad experience with the payday loan industry. Your story could help make a difference in November.

ProgressNow Colorado is proud to support Proposition 111 and, with your support, we can stop predatory payday loans in Colorado.

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

During last week’s confirmation hearings for Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Americans witnessed another worst-case scenario.

The truth about Brett Kavanaugh–that he will solidify a right-wing majority on the Supreme Court, endanger women’s rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of everyone in America–can no longer be denied. Kavanaugh won’t say how he would rule on the major issues set to come before the court, and was exposed telling an apparently blatant lie in previous confirmation hearings. But his record clearly shows us what he will do. Brett Kavanaugh’s values are not Colorado values.

There is too much at stake to give up fighting against this nomination. Action item #1 this week: call Sen. Michael Bennet at 202-224-5852, and urge him to resist Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court by any means at his disposal. Then, call Sen. Cory Gardner at 202-224-5941, and let him know that supporting Kavanaugh’s appointment is another offense against the voters he represents in Washington.

We won’t forget, and in 2020 Cory Gardner will have a lot to answer for.

Thanks for making your voice heard on Brett Kavanaugh. Here are more ways to take action for the week of September 10th:


Immigration, A Conversation Worth Having

We invite community members from all political persuasions to join us for a timely discussion on immigration. If you would like to better understand current immigration policies and how our community is affected, then this is the event for you!

Where: Ivywild School, 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Monday, September 10 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Coloradans For Immigrant Rights General Monthly Meeting

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

Where: AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, 1420 Ogden Street, Suite 201, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00pm

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GoodCinema Presents: Immigrant Detention Short Films

The second of GoodCinema’s three-part social justice film series explores an issue that has garnered widespread attention under the zero-tolerance immigration policy. We will screen four short films: Immigrants for Sale, Immigrant Prisons, Deportation Nation, and locally produced Beyond the Wall. This will be followed by an audience discussion led by a panel of experts.

Where: Sie Filmcenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 11 at 6:45pm

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CLE: Wage Theft 101

Join the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee and Towards Justice for a lunch and learn CLE. This course offers a primer on federal and state wage and hour law, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Colorado Wage Claim Act, and the Colorado Wage Order. Topics covered include sleep time, breaks, travel time, and illegal kick-backs, as well as how to identify those issues during initial client interviews.

Where: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Conference 1A & 1B, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 12:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: Voting Rights Happy Hour

Meet fellow ACLU supporters and hear from experts about why voting matters, what’s at stake this year, and how Colorado’s voting system works. Plus, learn more about how you can get involved with our Vote Like Your Rights Depend on It campaign.

Where: Goosetown Tavern, 3242 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00pm

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American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Arjun Singh Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, writer, and law professor based in Washington, DC. He will discuss and sign American Hate: Survivors Speak Out ($24.99 New Press), a moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate speech and hate crimes before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Where: Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00pm

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Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

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

Where: Sie Filmcenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Alliance Center: Mobility for All Workshop

How do we create a clean, efficient, safe and equitable transportation system in Denver? Please join Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) and The Alliance Center as we bring together local stakeholders and international experts to define what equitable clean and efficient mobility means and to create a roadmap toward a more sustainable and inclusive transportation system that is both climate-friendly and affordable.

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 13 at 10:00am

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

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

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, September 14 at 6:00pm

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Denver: Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp-Live Stand Up Comedy Event!

Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp. He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. Bill Hicks’s brother Steve said Lee is one of only a handful with Bill’s “message and passion.”

Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver
When: Friday, September 14 at 7:00pm

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Good Night Alt Right: Mobile Resistance Dance Party!

Join the Denver community in a resistance dance party at Skyline Park! This mobile dance party serves as a “pop-mob” style direct action to challenge and to disrupt the permitted event being hosted by far-right mouthpiece Louie “Louis” Huey of Major League Liberty. Louie Huey was a leading member of the Colorado Proud Boys for over a year, up until August 29th when he made a public regisnation online. Huey also attended Patriot Prayer in Portland with other local fascists earlier this summer.

Where: Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver
When: Saturday, September 15 at 10:00am

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The Deportation of Innocence Film and Discussion

What happens to children when their parents are deported from the United States? Discussion following the film will be led by the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) who provides free immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention.

Where: Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver
When: Saturday, September 15 at 2:30pm

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Crowned Curls: HerTRIBE

Join us as we gather generations of boss babes, mommas, creatives and every woman in between from all around Colorado + beyond to ignite passionate conversations designed for and by us all while building our tribe with our first ever HerTRIBE event. Stories will be shared, experiences told and memories made. We’ll hear from an AMAZING group of ladies as they join us for fire chat(s) and a discussion panel to discuss the many topics of womanhood and everything else in between. Come connect, meet new tribe sisters, get inspired and join in on the chatty conversation!

Where: Women in Kind, 3899 Jackson Street, Denver
When: Sunday, September 16 at 12:00pm

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CAIR Colorado: Faith Led, Justice Driven

CAIR Colorado is holding our 2018 Launch Banquet and 1st Annual Fundraiser at the Falls Event Center, in Littleton, CO., in order to accomplish our mission in Colorado: to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. Join us for an evening with CAIR National Executive Director, Nihad Awad and former Broncos Offensive Tackle and 2015 Super Bowl Champion, Ryan Harris!

Where: 8199 Southpark Court, Littleton
When: Sunday, September 16 at 5:30pm

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Chinook Fund’s Giving Project to support statewide social change

Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Then come learn about our community leadership program in social justice philanthropy, The Giving Project. Meet our staff and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.

Where: Posner Center 2nd Floor Classroom, 1031 33rd Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm

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Thanks again for all your help and support. We’ll see you next week with more ways to join the fight.

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Colorado Week in Review: 9/7/18

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

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What you can do to fight back this week (September 4)

I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend—when we honor the workers and labor unions who fought for the good life we take for granted today. Labor Day is also the last break before the kickoff of the 2018 midterm election season. From now until November 6th, you’ll be hearing nonstop about the issues, candidates, and ballot measures that will plot the future course of our state and nation.

It’s also the first chance for Colorado to respond to the last two years of harmful policies and political chaos of the Trump administration. Trump isn’t on the ballot this year, but every choice we’ll make in November is a referendum on the agenda the far right has pushed at every level since the last election. For our shared values, and our future, this is a make-or-break election.

For Colorado progressives, knowledge is power. Our state legislature is where many of the laws most relevant to our daily lives are debated and passed, but too often voters don’t know enough about the candidates for the Colorado General Assembly.

This year, ProgressNow Colorado has combined individual legislator scorecards from some of the state’s leading issue-specific advocacy groups: One Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Colorado Education Association, Colorado Sierra Club, Women’s Lobby of Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado to produce an overall Colorado Values Score for every state lawmaker in Colorado.

Get the Colorado Values Score for your state representative and Senator, and then dig into the detailed reports from these great organizations: visit ColoradoValues.org today.

Once you’ve done that, here are more great ways to take action for the week of September 4th:


Nevertheless, We Persisted

Join us for an empowered evening of stories and discussion from an amazing panel of people who resisted and persisted. Our incredible guests include teen activist and former Denver School Board candidate Tay Anderson, poet Azure Antoinette, District Eight House Representative, Leslie Herod, paraplegic basketball coach Jess Markt, holocaust survivor Fanny Starr, founder of The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools, Liz Wolfson.

Where: BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00pm

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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: Annual Leadership Council Lunch feat. Rep Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Please join the NARAL Women’s Leadership Council and Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet for a conversation about her best-selling book, “Peanut’s Legacy,” and how her own experience with pregnancy and loss has made her a such a strong advocate for choice.

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 5 at 11:30am

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Family Defender Phone Bank

Join CIRC Wednesday to call through a list of voters and begin to identify pro-immigrant allies for the 2018 election. Now more than ever we have to encourage people of color to get out to the polls and vote! Food, snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring your cell phone.

Where: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana Street, Aurora
When: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado Call Night!

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

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

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The Denver Press Club: Equal Pay For Some?

Please join us for what promises to be a lively panel discussion of the extraordinary $2.7-million settlement of a wage discrimination case filed by women faculty members of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This far-reaching case provides a how-to for other legally protected groups to redress wage discrimination.

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Common Cause: Who Draws the Districts?

This November, Coloradans will vote on two ballot initiatives that would dramatically improve how political maps are drawn in our state. Learn about redistricting reform in Colorado on Thursday, September 6 from 5 – 7 PM at the Irish Snug in Denver.

Where: Irish Snug, 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, September 6 at 5:00pm

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Denverites for Dreamers Fundraiser at Cervecería Colorado

Join the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and Cervecería Colorado for a night for fine beer, delicious food, and stories from Colorado Dreamers, who may be in danger of deportation if President Trump is allowed to end the DACA program allowing us to live, work, and pay taxes in Colorado.

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 6 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: Volunteer Welcome Training!

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

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Thursday, September 6 at 5:30pm

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

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

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, September 7 at 6:00pm

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Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission Resource Fair

Join us (the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission) as we host our first Resource Fair! This event aims to connect Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, immigrants, and refugees with healthcare, education, immigration, housing, and legal resources!

Where: Place Bridge Academy, 7125 Cherry Creek North Dr, Denver
When: Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am

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Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Summit

On September 8, we will rise for climate justice and we will join the national mobilization to demand a clean and renewable energy future that protects communities most impacted by climate change and pollution – we will be working to lift up the voices of workers and communities of color.

Where: Manual High School, 1700 E 28th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, September 8 at 10:00am

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Volunteer with One Colorado at Boulder Pride!

It is Pride Season! Pull on a One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer.

Where: 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder
When: Sunday, September 9 at 11:00am

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Volunteer with PP at Boulder Pride

Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is gearing up for Boulder #Pride & we want you there with us! We’ll be out talking to our Boulder community about the upcoming elections, our Planned Parenthood services, and answering any questions. Tabling is a fun way to get involved *and* a great way to connect with our friends, neighbors, and community!

Where: Boulder Central Park
When: Sunday, September 9 at 11:30am

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Bridging Cultures: Where has your shoe been? Community Art

Tell us the journey your shoes have been on. An old American proverb recalls, “you can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” In this spirit, we invite you to come create a community art project using the power of storytelling, art, and writing to bridge cultures and bring different communities together to learn from one another.

Where: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, September 9 at 1:00pm

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Class(y) Trivia!

What about your economic class? Are you rich? poor? lower-middle class? super-duper middle class? How do you know? Come play pop culture trivia about economic class and learn about the significance of how class position matters for civic life. Class(y) food and drinks available.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, September 9 at 4:00pm

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We look forward to seeing you at these and other events coming up! Remember to check your inbox for updates and breaking news alerts this election season. Thanks again for everything you do to fight back week after week.

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