Remember the feeling of power from participating in the Denver Women’s March?
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 & 21, 2018


Renew you commitment to the fight against the administration’s agenda for the LONG HAUL!! Given republican control of the Executive and Legislative branches, resistance must be an on-going activity. We are entering one of the most critical years in our nation’s history – INSIST, RESIST, PERSIST…and remember: Preserve Yourself to Preserve The Country…this is a marathon, not a sprint. The election process in 2018 will determine the fate of our country for years to come. Participate where you can, encourage your family/friends/colleagues to participate AND ALWAYS VOTE!!

This site is provided as a tool for staying engaged related to resisting actions of the administration that do not support a progressive agenda for our nation.  A calendar of local ACTIONS with a NATIONAL focus is shown below.




    • Stay informed about all the sleazy stuff that is going on while 45 is distracting us with his insanity.
    • For something more upbeat: SMALL VICTORIES

MARCH 2018Women's History MonthElect Women

Women are writing HERSTORY!! SUPPORT THEM!!!


If you know people in these states, URGE THEM TO VOTE PROGRESSIVE!!
If you have a connection to these states, support the candidates with your time and money!  For more information, click HERE.

03/24/2018 Louisiana State House District 93
03/27/2018 Alabama State House District 21

AND…to start the month with some good news!!

An End to Gerrymandering in Ohio!  A bipartisan compromise passed the state Senate & House requiring minority-party support for political maps and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered. With near-unanimous support from BOTH Republicans and Democrats, they approved a measure that would for the first time require bipartisan input and approval for federal congressional maps. The measure will appear on the ballot in the May primary elections to get final approval from voters.


Break out the bourbon—Democrats just won their 40th red-to-blue state legislative flip. This latest win came in Kentucky, where former state Rep. Linda Belcher defeated the Republican 68-32 percent in the 49th state House District that Trump won by 49 points!!


Trump’s controversial pick for deputy director of the Census Bureau—a Republican professor (from Texas) with NO GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE and who has written a book about the value of gerrymandering and dislikes competitive races—withdrew his name and won’t be overseeing the 2020 census…but there’s the next UNQUALIFIED NOMINEE – Before President Trump picked him to be part of a federal commission that sets policy on how to punish criminals, William Otis spent years staunchly advocating for harsher penalties and a larger prison population. Otis has decried a criminal justice system that he says has favored criminals over victims. He hailed the tough-on-crime approach of the Reagan and Bush administrations — one that Trump, through his attorney general, is resurrecting. “Increased use of incarceration and reining in naive judges,” he told NPR, “has worked” to curtail crime. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be a commissioner of the U.S. Sentencing Commission — the same administrative body that, years earlier, he wanted abolished.


There are more signs the big, blue wave is coming in November (the election is ~200 days away!) – U.S. House District 18 – FLIPPED!  The Pennsylvania special election in a district that Trump won by 20 points was won by Democrat Conor Lamb.

Monday, March 19, 2018 – BAN BUMP STOCKS in COLORADO – first committee hearing.  SB18-051 – Prohibit Multi-Burst Trigger Activators (Bump Stocks). Show up at the state capital and make your voice heard!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 –  Watch the race for governor of Illinois. It pits Daniel Biss, a math professor turned community organizer who fought to stop the Iraq War and since has championed working families as a state legislator, against hedge fund billionaire and Hyatt Hotel fortune heir J.B. Pritzker.

GovernorsRaces for state legislature and governorships are the Most Important Elections You Haven’t Heard About. They are every bit as important as those for the higher profile federal offices. The upcoming slate of governors races combines an unusually favorable map for Democrats with a strong chance to influence the once-in-a-decade congressional redistricting process. That process helps determine how many seats each party holds in the House, and Republican success at controlling the process has helped the party achieve dominance in Congress. Washington politicos and grassroots activists alike often overlook governors races, and that’s especially true in the Democratic Party, which is years behind the GOP when it comes to investing in state races. The party is down to just 16 out of 50 governors, the fewest in recent decades. It lost nearly 1,000 state legislative seats during President Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House.

Flippable has a website that highlights the state level fights that are so important. Check it out. In Colorado and other states with high probability Democratic wins, groups are working on state & national candidates – Check them out!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Stop Congress from increasing funding for the administration’s deportation force. The government runs out of money on March 23, but they are trying to pass an “omnibus” spending bill that will go through September (instead of a short-term “continuing resolution,” like the kind they’ve been passing for months). Negotiations are nearly done, but one remaining issue is the funding level for immigration enforcement activities. Make a difference by telling your MoCs that you oppose more funding for the deportation machine. Use this resource and call script to call your MoCs.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Learn why state legislatures are so important!   State legislatures are crucial to the outcome of national elections. The Republican party currently controls 30 of the nation’s 50 state legislatures. In 23 of these states with Republican legislatures (state house & senate), the governor is Republican, too – a trifecta…BUT LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN NOVEMBER 2017!!!

Map            Trifecta


Trifectas give political parties nearly unchecked power at the state level.  Republican-engineered gerrymandering and voter suppression are widespread across the country, in large part because of Republican trifectas.   Source: Ballotpedia
See an excellent article HERE.

Friday, March 23, 2018 – Coloradoans, here are your state reps and senators who belong to ALEC. ALEC is an organization best known for producing model legislation for state governments that maps closely to the economic interests of the corporations that are members of the group. In recent years, ALEC has promoted bills that would privatize state services, cut taxes, weaken unions (especially in the public sector) and soften or eliminate labor and environmental regulations.

If you live in any of these districts or know people who do, VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!
Tim Neville is a local target!!

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – March for Our Lives – ENOUGH. Thoughts and prayers are not enough to honor the victims of gun violence. What we need now is action.  On March 24, 2018, students will rally in Washington D.C and in local communities across the country to demand action from our leaders. Join us in the March For Our Lives, as we fight for an America that is free from gun violence.

LOCALLY:  Denver’s March for Our Lives 2 – 5 pm Denver Civic Center Park     Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.  March for Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March for Our Lives believes the time is now.  On March 24, the kids and families of March for Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March for Our Lives movement will be heard.  Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.

Also:  https://www.facebook.com/March-For-Our-Lives-Denver-224101768138114/?modal=admin_todo_tour (this event has a 10 am start)


Congress heads into their spring recess. That’s two weeks when they’re back in-turf and two weeks when you can make your voice heard in person. MoCs need to be held accountable for their inaction to reduce gun violence, their votes to unravel Wall Street reform, their votes on the GOP Tax Scam, and much, much more during this time. Recess will kick off on March 24 and ends on April 8. The Recess Toolkit has ideas for this break!


LAST DAY  for Pink Progression, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Canyon Gallery, Boulder Public Library     On January 21, 2017, history was made when over two million people joined the historic, global women marches. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. Inspired by the marches, this exhibition highlights the work of over thirty local artists who will use the color pink as a unifying element. Pink Progression will have a simultaneous exhibition at the Denver Public Library from March 2nd through June 29th, 2018. For more information on the exhibit click HEREVisit the calendar for events related to Pink Progression.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 – Enjoy a break in the insanity and read the SMALL VICTORIES blog.    It’s upbeat & refreshing!!


Monday, March 26, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!      Mar 26 – Apr 6     State Work Period

Tuesday, March 27 – REPEAL CITIZENS UNITED – On November 6, 2012, more than 2.4 million Coloradans voted on the referendum calling for a U.S. constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

In all, 1,762,515 Coloradans voted for reform – a whopping 74% majority! The proposal carried every single county in Colorado, red counties, blue counties, purple counties. In Colorado’s Congressional delegation, the sweeping referendum victory moved the state’s two sitting U.S. Senators, Democrats Michael Bennett and Mark Udall, to vote in favor of bringing a Constitutional amendment on campaign reform to the Senate floor. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat representing Denver’s suburbs, co-sponsored a similar measure in the House. But Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn from central Colorado is strongly opposed to constitutional reform. Even after the 74% “yes” vote, five other Colorado representatives hedged where they stand. This OVERWHELMING VOTE in Colorado went no where.  PERSIST!!  Call your congressional representatives and remind them of this MANDATE FROM THE CITIZENS OF COLORADO!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – CALL YOUR MOCs on the next UNQUALIFIED NOMINEE – Before the president picked him to be part of a federal commission that sets policy on how to punish criminals, William Otis spent years staunchly advocating for harsher penalties and a larger prison population. Otis has decried a criminal justice system that he says has favored criminals over victims. He hailed the tough-on-crime approach of the Reagan and Bush administrations. “Increased use of incarceration and reining in naive judges,” he told NPR, “has worked” to curtail crime. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be a commissioner of the U.S. Sentencing Commission — the same administrative body that, years earlier, he wanted abolished.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – DO SOMETHING ABOUT EXECUTIVE ORDERS!! There is a little known 1996 CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT “that allows lawmakers to repeal executive-branch regulations within 60 days after they are finalized.”  Tell your MOCs to USE THIS!!! We need to start pressing the GOP members of congress on the outlandish executive orders that are destroying our systems of oversight. Don’t become resigned that executive orders are set in stone. Bring up objections and reinforce the responsibility that the GOP has for this destructive assault on rights.

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Congress FAILED to SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY  Fortunately, states have the power to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs).  Legislatures from California to Massachusetts have introduced bills aimed at restoring the FCC’s broadband rules, which banned Internet providers from arbitrarily speeding up or slowing down websites. Governors are signing executive orders that effectively force ISPs that do business with the state to abide by strong net neutrality rules.

Get Colorado on the bandwagon! Here’s how:

  1. Call Hickenlooper and demand that he join other governors in forcing Net Neutrality at the state level.
  2. Contact your friends and family in other states and have them call their governor.
  3. Use one of these apps to test for Net Neutrality violations on your network.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – HERE’S WHY STAYING ENGAGED IN 2018 WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!  2017 – By the Numbers

  • 39:  Democrats have flipped 39 legislative seats from red to blue in the last year across all contested elections. Republicans have only flipped 3 such seats.
  • 10%:  Democrats are performing 10% better, on average, than Hillary Clinton’s performance in contested special elections since November 2016.
  • 2: States that have gone from split control of state government (Washington and New Jersey) to unified Democratic leadership of the governors’ offices and both chambers of their legislatures. The Virginia legislature lost a red to blue flip on a flip (of a coin)!
  • 1 million:  The number of doors knocked on in Virginia alone to persuade swing voters & turn out Democrats, leading to that state’s historic, 15-seat Democratic gain – the most dramatic shift in power in Virginia since 1897.

Notable Highlights:
Red States, Red Districts, Blue Wins
:  Among Democrats’ 36 pickups in the last year were three seats in Georgia, one in Florida, and an incredible four seats in Oklahoma – all states that went for Trump.  By comparison, Republicans have only flipped three seats in contested elections this year, which means Democrats have flipped more seats in bright-red Oklahoma than Republicans have in the entire nation.
A Year of Firsts: Danica Roem will be America’s first openly transgender legislator to win election & serve. Elizabeth Guzman & Hala Ayala will be Virginia’s first Latina legislators, while Kathy Tran will be Virginia’s first Asian-American woman to serve in the House of Delegates. Kelly Fowler will be the first Filipina elected to the House of Delegates.
Recruiting Surges Nationwide:  Filing has now closed in the first two states for 2018 (Texas and Illinois), and just like we saw in 2017’s battlegrounds, an unprecedented wave of first-time candidates is allowing Democrats to contest more seats and challenge more GOP incumbents than we have in decades.

APRIL 2018

If you know people in these states, URGE THEM TO VOTE PROGRESSIVE!!
If you have a connection to these states, support the candidates with your time and money!  For more information, click HERE.

04/03/2018 Massachusetts State House 2nd Bristol
04/10/2018 Florida State Senate District 31

Sunday, April 1, 2018 –  Make sure your DC MOCs see THIS – the SCIENTIFIC National Climate Assessment Report…Since NCA3, stronger evidence has emerged for continuing, rapid, human-caused warming of the global atmosphere and ocean. This report concludes that “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.” 



Monday, April 2, 2018 – SUPPORT WOMEN RUNNING FOR OFFICE!! Here are the numbers:

  • Emerge America has reported an 87% increase in interest from women candidates.
  • Emily’s List reported in April that 16,000 women have expressed interest in running for office, compared to 920 during the entire 2016 election cycle.
  • She Should Run reported that 15,000 women are running for office in 2018, a massive increase since 2016
  • Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.
  • Mina’s List seeks to realize women’s equal and substantive representation in national governments around the world. Research shows that more women in government leads to increased protection of women’s rights and higher standards of living for all people. Mina’s List provides educational tools and resources.

You can count on the number of women candidates running for office at the local, state, and federal level to rise. Want to get fired up about the women power that has been generated? Here’s how: Watch the first episode of She’s the Ticket. (9 minutes, 5 inspiring women).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – Support the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act The United States has less than 5% of the world’s population but 30% of the world’s incarcerated women. The Dignity Act was introduced on July 11th by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Richard Durbin (D-IL). The goal of the act is “to improve the treatment of Federal prisoners who are primary caretaker parents.” The Dignity Act includes provisions such as more visitation rights for incarcerated mothers and preventing shackling pregnant women (which we do, even during birth). Prisons will also be required to provide women with feminine products and basic gynecological care (which we don’t currently provide).

The Dignity Act is effectively being ignored, with no hearings or votes scheduled. Alicia Keys is attempting to change that through the We Are Here Movement. All-of-us must raise our voices in support of incarcerated women too. Here’s how:

  1. Watch this video and join the We Are Here Movement.
  2. Share the video on Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Sign this petition calling on Senator Grassley to hold a hearing on the issue of incarcerated women!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – EDUCATE YOURSELF ON DARK MONEY IN POLITICS!!  Watch ‘Corruption is Legal in America‘.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Boulder City Council is having a hearing from 6 – 9 pm at 1777 Broadway to ban Assault Weapons in the city. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL!! CALL YOUR MOCs (use the Stance app to call 24/7)!! There has been no movement – even with the continuing killing!!!  NO ASSAULT WEAPONS, NO BUMP STOCKS, NO HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE, THOROUGH BACKGROUND CHECKS – that is a MINIMUM!!   

Friday, April 6, 2018 – Check out this resource for contacting and getting data on your congressional representatives: https://www.contactingcongress.org/

Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 2 pm, Boulder County Fractivist Summit, Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom, Boulder     This Summit is being organized to bring together groups and individuals who are concerned and working to stop fracking in Boulder County to share what we are all doing to address fracking, to see where we have the potential to partner and amplify each others’ efforts, and to plug in individuals who want to become more involved into these efforts.  Groups will be given 5 minutes to present their work on fracking and can put materials out/table at the event.  See the link for more information!

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Colorado has a good chance to flip the state house. Volunteer to work in your district or offer to help in a flip district. Colorado Resistance has an excellent reference list and action plan to address these high probability keep or flip state positionsColorado-Resistance-Logo

  • Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • Senate Districts – 3, 5, 11, 16, 20, 22, 24
  • House Districts – 3, 17, 23 & 25

Monday, April 9, 2018 – IF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ALEC (the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council), GET INFORMED. Through ALEC, Global Corporations Are Scheming to Rewrite YOUR Rights and Boost THEIR Revenue…Global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called “model bills” reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.

ALEC’s Corporate Sponsors Top Nation’s Lawbreaker List!!  In ALEC’s own words, corporations have “a VOICE and a VOTE” on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR VOICE IS HEARD OVER THESE GREEDY ORGANIZATIONS!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – HERE’S WHO GETS HURT THE MOST BY CLIMATE CHANGE!!  Southern & the poorest U.S. counties will be the hardest hit by climate change, creating an ever-widening gap between the haves and have-nots: study published in the journal Science conducted by a team of 25 economic, data and scientific researchers at Climate Impact Lab projects the potentially harmful economic effects of global warming at the local level. 

The counties that will likely incur the most damaging effects of climate change are primarily in the South. Overall, if nothing is done to curb carbon emissions and the predicted warming of the planet to 6°C above pre-industrial levels occurs, the entire nation could suffer economic harm to the tune of 6 percent of its gross domestic product by the end of the century, the study says.

The study confirms what others have said — Atlantic coastal communities are expected to take a toll from rising seas and ever-strengthening hurricanes. Counties in the South and Midwest will also take a hit when farming is affected by rising temperatures and energy demands increase to meet the rising heat. One reason southern counties will be so affected is they are already inching closer to the brink of dangerous temperature thresholds, where crime increases and productivity decreases. Increases in deaths will cause the greatest economic damage as temperatures rise. Without taking a political stance, the researchers noted that “climate change tends to increase pre-existing inequality.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – The priority of 2018 is for our nation to rise up and say: Enough.  MOCs have abdicated their roles as true proxies of the people’s will. They were elected & we can’t control their votes. We can only control OUR votes. In October 2018, the congressional GOP faces the most anticipated political reckoning of our times. Non-trumpian America HAS the numbers, the resistance just needs to mobilize it. We can’t mobilize without you. When we show up, we win, and you simply MUST be involved.

Take a look at the ActLocal Voting Resources Guide to get an idea of what you can be doing today, tomorrow, and all of 2018 to elect progressives. Print out a copy and keep it handy, and tweet/share it.  Check out the ActLocal resources page, which addresses topics ranging from how to put on a phonebank to what happened in 2016 to help you get educated and ready to support candidates.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Stay up-to-date on two VERY IMPORTANT issues – control of Congress and regaining control at the state level. Retaking these governing bodies is CRITICAL because in 2020, there will be another census and a redrawing of congressional districts. Without Democratic control, gerrymandering will continue to make political races difficult, if not impossible, to win!!  (see an excellent article HERE).

Flippable_LogoFlip the US Congress!! – Stay Up-to-Date at Swing Left – At the federal level, there are 70 Swing Districts. These are places where the last election was won by 15% of the vote or less, where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, where a high concentration of Swing Left volunteers make certain districts very winnable, or where other, specific circumstances make it a competitive district. We need to flip at least 24 seats to take back the House in 2018. Let’s get to work:Swing Left

In Colorado, Mike Coffman (R-CO06) won his seat by only 8% of the vote; so with some effort, he can be defeated in 2018! Jason Crow, the leading Democratic challenger, is leading in the polls!! More information on how you can help HERE.

Flip States BLUE!! – Info on Flippable seats at the state level HERE!  Over the last 10 years, Democrats have lost majorities (over 1400 seats) in state houses, governorships and other elected position across the country. The results have been the horrific state laws that restrict a woman’s right to chose, deny LGBTQ people’s rights, limit funding for important social programs, specify gerrymandered election districts, etc. Out of 6,000+ state races this year, Flippable has picked the 100 that will flip the most important chambers. Then they get money as efficiently and as early as possible to state candidates, allowing them to invest in great teams who can power them to victory. With the fund kick-off, Flippable is featuring Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida.
Other groups working on state candidates in flippable districts – Check them out!!

PrintSister District Project 

Colorado-Resistance-LogoColorado Resistance  # Check out the Colorado Resistance Manual HERE. An Indivisible Guide for Colorado, by Coloradans – How to win state and local elections & resist Republican gerrymandering in Colorado

ColoradoVotes.org  Information on local elections that make a BIG difference in the state legislature difference! Here are the 2018 races to watch: Turn these districts BLUE!!

Friday, April 13, 2018 – CONGRESS STILL HASN’T ACTED ON GUN CONTROL, TAKE LOCAL ACTION!! Call your mayor and ask him/her to join the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign by Everytown for Gun Safety.

Also, ask your mayor whether he/she is advocating for your city to divest from guns. If no efforts are underway, attend your next City Council meeting and raise the issue.


If you can: Donate to Defeat House Republicans Who Take NRA Money
The NRA spends millions of dollars to influence Congress and win elections. In 2016, they gave exactly $137,250 to 30 House Republicans in critical Swing Districts. Outraise the NRA—by pooling more money for the eventual Democratic nominees who will challenge these Republicans for their seats in the midterms. We can show the GOP that the resistance is stronger than the gun lobby. Give now to support the Democratic nominees in all 30 of the Swing Districts, so we can oust NRA Republicans in November.


BOYCOTT companies affiliated with the NRA!! Call them, write them, tweet at them – STOP THEM!! #BoycottNRA

Amazon – NRA TV app  Click HERE to tweet.
AppleNRA TV app
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s – appearing at the NRA’s national convention in May.
ClearentClearent, a credit card processing company, offers “firearms friendly” services geared toward NRA members.
FedExFedEx offers NRA members discounts from 18 percent to 26 percent on domestic and international shipping…OF GUNS!!
Harland Clarke Direct Selling SolutionsHarland Clarke offers NRA-branded checks to members.
HotelPlannerThe company powers the NRA’s travel discount site, offering savings on airfare and hotel reservations with major chains including Best Western, Mariott, Hampton Inn and others. HotelPlanner intends to honor its contract with the NRA.
Hyatt Regency (Dallas)The Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas will host NRA events during the group’s annual convention in May.
Lockton AffinityNRA members can purchase firearms insurance through Lockton Affinity, a group insurance provider.
ManageUrIDManageUrID, which aims to prevent personal information from being spread online, offers unspecified savings to NRA members.
MidwayUSAMidwayUSA offers a wide variety of outdoor goods, including camping gear, all-weather clothing and firearms. “No company in America is more dedicated to, and more supportive of, the goals of the National Rifle Association than MidwayUSA,” it states on its website.
Omni HotelsOmni’s Dallas outpost will host events put on by the NRA as part of its national convention in May.
RokuRoku is another video streaming device that makes NRA TV available to viewers.
SiriusXMSirius airs a show from NRA TV called “Cam & Co” on its conservative Patriot station, where host Cam Edwards discusses current events in terms of how they might affect gun rights.
Vinesse WinesVinesse operates a variety of wine clubs. The NRA has claimed its American Cellars Wine Club (the company’s flagship) as its official group.
YouTubeNRA TV is also available on YouTube, which operates a “three strikes” policy on channels that violate its terms and conditions.

Also: 90 Various local businesses in Colorado!  Click HERE to search the list.

If we are vocal, our democracy will not allow its elected officials to be this out of step with the communities they serve for very long. If we can organize effectively (like we did on healthcare!) to take on the gun lobby in this fight, we will win. MANY, MANY companies have cut ties with the NRA. Dick’s Sporting Goods just committed to stop selling assault rifles (they were called sporting rifles!!).

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:30 am, Second Annual March for Science, Denver Civic Center Park

Friday, April 15, 2018 – TAX DAY!!  I hope you got some benefit – but probably nothing like the billionaires and corporations!!

Saturday, April 16, 2018 – If you want to know the details about elected officials accused/convicted of behavior unbecoming of an MoC, check out the Congressional Misconduct Database!!

Sunday, April 17, 2018 – If you are not freaking out about net neutrality, you are NOT PAYING ATTENTION!!  Congress has exactly 50 days left to save the internet. The FCC has published their rule to gut net neutrality. Senate Democrats have rounded up enough support to force a vote to override the FCC — but they need just ONE MORE VOTE to protect net neutrality. Without net neutrality, internet providers can create “fast” and “slow” lanes for content — making it impossible to stream your favorite TV show or even blocking political websites that internet companies oppose. CONTACT YOUR MOCs and tell your friends and family to do the same!!

Friday, April 20, 2018 – National School Walkout – STOP GUN VIOLENCE!!
Anniversary of the Columbine School Shooting!

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – CONTACT YOUR MoCs to SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY!!
Federal Obama-era rules on net neutrality were repealed by the FCC and will officially end on April 23, though more than 20 states have filed suit to stop that…but NOT COLORADO’s REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL!!

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – Earth Day

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Join 50/50 Day, a worldwide day of action dedicated to a more gender-balanced world. The day’s events will start with a screening of the new 3 minute film that will premiere on 50/50 Day that explores the importance of having elected officials that reflect the diversity of our population, as well as the flagship 20 min film that started this movement, 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power.

Friday, April 29, 2018 – 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10 am – 1 pm, Youth March on Denver, Civic Center Park, Colfax & Bannock, Denver     Colorado Actions of Resistance & Effect (CARE) will be hosting a Youth March aimed at giving voice to ALL YOUTH. We must hear them, honor them and give them what they need – not just what we think they need. This march will be organized and planned by Colorado kids…the adults will just be there to drive and provide food. If you, or someone you know, are interested in helping in any way, please email us at youthmarchondenver at gmail dot com.


Fracking tour out of Boulder presented by 350.org.

April 30, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!     Apr 30 – May 4      State Work Period

MAY 2018

If you know people in these states, URGE THEM TO VOTE PROGRESSIVE!!
If you have a connection to these states, support the candidates with your time and money!  For more information, click HERE.

05/01/2018 Florida State House District 114
05/01/2018 South Carolina State House District 69
05/01/2018 Florida State House District 39
05/15/2018 Pennsylvania State House District 178
05/15/2018 Pennsylvania State House District 48
05/15/2018 Alabama State Senate District 26
05/15/2018 Alabama State House District 4
05/22/2018 Arkansas State Senate District 16
05/22/2018 Arkansas State Senate District 29
05/22/2018 Arkansas State House District 83

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Next Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting in Denver on May 1 & 2. Docket includes HUNDREDS of drilling permit requests. PLEASE NOTE:  The COGCC has changed the rules for speaking before the commission (due to so many citizens wanting to speak!!) and is encouraging residents to use a sign-up sheet that is available on the commission’s website. Two hours will be set aside at the beginning of each hearing for public comments, with elected officials given priority. Speakers will be asked to provide a short written summary of the substance of their comments when they sign up. Expect to have two to three minutes to speak. Hearings can also be seen on the COGCC’s YouTube channel.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – The ACLU is sponsoring the 2018 Reproductive Rights Show to learn how the Colorado Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Coalition is working to preserve and strengthen reproductive rights in Colorado. We’ll talk about what’s going on at the Capitol and how you can help. We also want to hear from you! Tell us what’s happening in your schools and community and how we can help make your community and the state of Colorado a leader in Reproductive Rights. Questions? Email Delana Maynes: dmaynes at ACLU-CO dot org.

Wednesday May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – MORE on the importance of state races – Getting involved in state legislative races is the most valuable action we can take this year and in 2018. Here’s why:

  • Redistricting. State legislatures often control redistricting.  The Republicans have badly gerrymandered the states they control, keeping themselves in power and preventing proportional representation. The only way to reverse this is to win back state legislatures.  (See an excellent article HERE).
  • One Thousand Seats Lost. Over the past decade, the GOP has invested heavily in state legislative seats, and unfortunately, it has paid off. Republicans now control both chambers in 33 states, and Democrats hold 1,000 fewer state legislative seats than they did in 2008.
  • Trifectas. There are 25 Republican trifecta states, where Republicans control both chambers of state government and the governorship.  Democrats have only 6 trifecta states.  This is why we have been seeing so much awful legislation becoming law on issues of reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, gun control, immigration, and more.
  • States are Policy LaboratoriesState level policies often serve as templates for national policy, and also for other states to adopt. We need strong Democratic state legislatures to set progressive policies that can be adopted elsewhere.   
  • Constitutional Convention.  If Republicans gain control of one more state legislature, they would be able to call for a Constitutional Convention to amend our federal Constitution.

Friday, May 4, 2018 – So the messy truth is this: A rebellion was justified. But the wrong rebel won.” Van Jones.  Listen to the NPR interview with Van Jones on his new book and purchase Van Jones’ new book here or at your local bookstore.

While we have been building a wall of resistance to Trump, we are also focused on building bridges to our fellow Americans. Good news–Van Jones has a new book out that is focused on just that. It’s called “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together” and it’s awesome. All-of-us must read up and come together to heal the divides in our country.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – PLAN AHEAD and plan next summer’s vacation to include supporting candidates in swing states – go to your 2018 calendar, find a week in September or October that you can spend canvassing in a swing district.  Make your plans. Make a difference!

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – SUPPORT TAMMY STORY.  Democrat Tammy Story is trying to unseat ultra-right wing  Senator Tim Neville in State Senate District 16 (Golden, Eldorado Springs, Superior & Elsewhere). This is one of the most important races in the state because of its statewide strategic nature.  And if you want to join the fight, email Patricia dot Eggleston at gmail dot com. It is not an overstatement to say we are fighting now for the survival of our Democracy and the freedoms we hold dear. Elections are the only way forward. Please get involved, and recruit others to help. You are needed. For real.



Monday, May 7, 2018 – Learn about the power held in a small number of prosecutors – WATCH the film “Power of Prosecutors” to support the end of mass incarceration. Learn how to demand accountability. Vote!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – Get ready for CRITICAL 2018 elections!! Check out https://www.ballotready.org/They provide non-partisan information on people running for election.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 

Saturday, May 12, 2018  – 10 am – 1 pm, Youth March on Denver, Civic Center Park  In May 2018, Colorado Actions of Resistance & Effect (CARE) will be hosting a Youth March aimed at giving voice to ALL YOUTH. We must hear them, honor them and give them what they need – not just what we think they need. This march will be organized and planned by Colorado kids…the adults will just be there to drive and provide food. If you, or someone you know, are interested in helping in any way, please email me at cheetah@womensmarchondenver.com.

May 22, 2018 – WATCH THIS RACE!!  Georgians are voting in the Democratic primary – in particular, for the person who will represent them in the November general election for Governor. The leading candidate is Stacey Abrams; who, if elected, would be the first black woman governor is the United States!

May 28, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!     May 28 – Jun 1      State Work Period      Memorial Day- May 28

JUNE 2018

If you know people in these states, URGE THEM TO VOTE PROGRESSIVE!!
If you have a connection to these states, support the candidates with your time and money!  For more information, click HERE.

06/05/2018 California State Assembly District 45
06/05/2018 California State Assembly District 54
06/05/2018 California State Assembly District 39



June, 3, 2018 – Colorado Association For Recycling (CAFR) Summit Westin Snowmass Resort, Colorado  >> Register Today for an annual dynamic conference and exhibition focused on Zero Waste solutions and how they fit into the larger climate change conversation. This year’s exciting topic is “Who needs China’s markets? Creating solutions in Colorado.”  Conference is from June 3 – 5.



June 8, 2018 – Ballots for the Colorado Primary Election mailed out. 

June 18, 2018 – Voter service & polling centers open for the Colorado Primary Election early voting – through Election Day, June 26, 2018.

June 22, 2018 – Ballot drop-off locations open – through Colorado Primary Election Day, June 26. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Colorado Primary Election Day. All ballots must be received by the county clerk by 7:00 pm MT. Ballots cast by military & overseas voters must be sent no later than 7:00 pm MT & received by close of business on the 8th day after the election.

JULY 2018


Flippable_LogoJuly 1, 2018 – BLUE WAVE 2018 (and 2020) – “If we want to retake the House, the Senate, or even the Presidency by 2020, we need to take back our states.” “How Democrats Can Win” by Flippable Team

Find out how to fight back to gain control of our state legislature. Colorado is a target flip state for 2018!! State legislators, in conjunction with governors, have awesome power to shape the norms of our democracy. We need to put this power in the hands of trusted progressive leaders.  Republican governors and Republican state legislatures use the following tools to influence the outcomes of elections:

  • Redistricting – the practice of redrawing the lines of electoral districts, which takes place every 10 years. When district lines are redrawn in ways intended to benefit one political party, we call it gerrymandering (see an excellent article HERE). . Gerrymandering is a corrupt practice that skews election results and removes agency from the voters.
  • Voter ID laws – laws that require voters to show photo identification before voting. These laws disproportionately affect minorities and lower-income voters—groups that have historically supported the Democratic party.
  • Voter registration laws – discriminatory laws that create obstacles to registration (e.g. requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship). As Republican power at the state level increases, it becomes easier for Republican lawmakers to pass ever stricter voter ID and registration laws, which in turn makes it easier for Republicans to win elections.

July 2, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!     July 2 – July 6     State Work Period     Independence Day- July 4

July 3, 2018 – I’ve mentioned it many times, but the app STANCE is a great tool.  It allows you to call and leave a message for your MOCs 24/7. Find out more general info HERE along with how to download the app to your phone.



AUGUST 2018 – Mid-term Election Day 2018 is November 6

  • Block out time NOW to participate in late summer/early fall canvassing & registration and Election Day get out the vote efforts.
  • Join with national groups that do this work. The organizations below can help you find local affiliates in your communities. Give them your time and/or money:
    • Indivisible – They have expanded beyond support for contacting legislators to helping local affiliates get involved in elections. Indivisible played a role in helping turn the tide in Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama.
    • Swing Left – Their app and web site will identify the congressional district nearest to you that is held by a vulnerable Republican.
    • Flippable – Their app and web site gives Swing Left type info for state legislatures
    • Vote Riders – helps folks get to the polls on Election Day
    • Let America Vote – fights voter suppression efforts in states
    • NAACP Civic Engagement Initiative – identifies and supports community organizations working to register voters and get out the vote in African American communities.
    • VotoLatino and UnidosUS – Voto Latino is focused on engaging young Latino voters and NCLR targets the broader Latino community’s engagement with elections


  • A great resource for learning about these districts and potential candidates in those districts is the Colorado Resistance Guide.
  • BoulderCAN is helping to educate individuals in how to throw a successful house party, as well as some of their members independently hosting parties for individual candidates.
  • Hey Boulder! is doing an excellent job getting folks to send postcards.
  • The national Women’s March and national YWCA announced yesterday of their partnership. Boulder’s YWCA is working on efforts to eliminate racism locally.
  • BoCo Dems and MoveOn Front Range – check here for positions on their Volunteer page.
  • Senator Fenberg’s newsletter keep current on areas needing our attention in 2018. From CO state bills coming to the floor and going into committee, to bills Senator Neville has introduced (SD 16’s current senator who is dangerous with his bills), Senator Fenberg’s message is clear…Be engaged and help get people registered to vote.
  • Colorado Votes is doing just that. They are hands down showing folks how to get others registered better than anyone else. Reach out to them if you are passionate about getting everyone who is eligible to vote, registered.

August 2, 2018 – – IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE – check out Run for Somethingan amazing organization supporting progressive millennial candidates. If you or someone you know should run for office, their new book is a great way to kickstart a campaign.

August 3, 2018 – – The passage of the TAX BILL is a clear lesson in the limits of trying to persuade Republicans to vote humanely on major issues.  But the elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama are an even clearer lesson that we can organize to win back electoral power even in places that were unthinkable. The most important lesson of 2017 is that when we are organized we win elections. We all need to be making plans for doing our part to Take Back Congress. These recent elections prove that there is energy and hope at the state and local levels.  Here’s what we need to do:

  • Support passionate, sane candidates at every level of government. Our top priority is to win back Congress but we also need to win back state legislatures and governorships in order to control the Congressional redistricting that will follow the 2020 Census. It is important to contest every elected office, and not just in swing districts. We are working for the long run – towards a nationwide political realignment.
  • Encourage others – talented friends, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, yourself? . – to become involved in local politics: to serve on local advisory boards; volunteer to help local campaigns; or run for school board, city councils, special districts etc. Local government is powerful and it is the farm team for national politics.
  • Support non-traditional candidates – people of color, naturalized citizens, women, LGBTQ folks, young adults and those with disabilities. We need our candidates to reflect everyone in our communities.
  • Work in multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalitions to register all eligible voters, fight voter suppression & get out the vote on Election Day. The field work in Alabama showed us what can happen when this kind of “boots on the ground” work is done by groups that reflect the demographics of marginalized populations.
  • Register voters, fight Republican voter suppression & Get Out the Vote. This is the nitty gritty work & it requires setting aside time to volunteer, campaign & win.

August 4, 2018 – – Download the Stance app – Calling congress is the most effective way to make your voice heard. Congressional phone lines are often busy. Voicemail is often full. You might spend ages on hold, or keep calling back until overwhelmed congressional staffers clear clogged inboxes. A new app called Stance helps overcome these democracy-hindering headaches. It lets you record messages for your elected representatives, then delivers them at night when phone lines aren’t so busy. Stance sends your message directly to your representative’s phone and twitter handle, and also posts them on takeastance.us for others to be inspired. You can record your message anytime, anywhere.

August 5, 2018 – Purchase The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump  Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, the largest progressive online community, has “written the book” on how all-of-us can fight Trump. It’s insightful, funny, and chock full of knowledge, resources, and practical advice on how to build, restore, and supercharge our democracy.

August 6, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!     Aug 6 – Sept 3      State Work Period      Labor Day- Sept 3



September 1, 2018 – Participate with your localIndivisible Indivisible group – Indivisible is a progressive movement in United States politics. They have created the Indivisible Guide, a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to get Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents.

Colorado Groups
   Indivisible Colorado
   Indivisible Colorado State Legislature
Groups in Boulder County:
   Indivisible Front Range (IFRR) 
   Boulder CAN (Colorado Action Network)!
   Indivisible Boulder
   Indivisible Longmont
Indivisible North Boulder – Indivisiblenorthboulder at gmail dot com
Indivisible East Boulder

Indivisible/MoveOn Boulder
Indivisible Frasier Elders     indivisiblefrasierelders at gmail dot com
Indivisible Denver
Indivisible Northern Colorado

September 2, 2018 – Get online certified to register voters – IT’S IMPORTANT!!! The GOP is pushing Voter Suppression disguised as an election fraud protection!!  To be very clear: Voter ID laws target students, the elderly and minorities – traditionally Democratic and Independent strong-holds. In keeping with most studies of voter fraud — which find little to no evidence of its existence — Kansas studies have found just nine cases of alleged fraud out of 1.8 million registered voters.”

September 10, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!     Sept 10 – Sept 11  and Sept 19



October 8, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!     Oct 8, Columbus Day and Oct 29 

NOVEMBER 2018 – Election Day 2018 is November 6 – VOTE!!

  • First thing – make sure your voter registration is up to date and that you have the correct type of identification. Most communities will let you check your registration online. If you move this year, make sure you update your information – Republican voter suppression efforts are focused on the details of registration and voter ID. Take a screen shot of your online registration.  Phone2Action is a new app which makes it easy to do this from your mobile.
  • Do your research now on which seats for which offices are open in your community and your state.  Decide where you want to spend your time and energy and keep up with who is running for those seats.

November 19, 2018 – Start of Legislative recess. Demand TOWN HALLs from your MoCs!!      Nov 19 – Nov 23   State Work Period     Thanksgiving- Nov 22

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  1. Hi there, there is no town hall scheduled for tomorrow (February 23rd) with Representative KC Becker and Representative Edie Hooton. Please check kcbecker.org and click events for the most up to date town hall information.

  2. The 10:00 am April 1 rally in Boulder has been canceled in deference to the People’s Filibuster event at 10:00 am in Denver. The Tuesday noon April 4 event, usually at Skyline Park at Gardner’s office, will be a picket event at Michael Bennet’s Denver office (1127 Sherman St).

  3. Hi Cindy,

    Could you add this Protect Your Healthcare event?

    Protect Your Healthcare
    The ACA is still under attack.
    Come and learn from Colorado’s leading healthcare advocates
    Current threats to the ACA
    How this affects Coloradans
    How you can send an effective message to Congress

    Saturday May 6 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

    Meadows Branch, Boulder Public Library
    4800 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303

    For more details and to reserve a ticket, here’s the link to the event Facebook page


  4. This page shows the Longmont vigils continuing for quite a long time:

    #Resist: Longmont

    Longmont, CO
    137 Members

    Concerned about where the country is heading? You’re not alone. Join others who care about what’s happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainabilit…

    Next Meetup


    Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM
    1 Attending

    Check out this Meetup Group →

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