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Remember the feeling of power
from participating in the
Denver Women’s Marches, March for Life (reproductive rights), March for Science, March for Education, March for Taxes, March for Our Lives (guns), March for Keeping Families Together?
DO IT ALL AGAIN…
POWER TO THE POLLS!!!

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.

DON’T STOP RESISTING!!  

SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU!!


KEEP AMERICA GREAT – 2018!!

    • POWER TO THE POLLS – VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!
    • 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

OCTOBER 2018

VOTEWE ARE 1 MONTH OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER.

KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE

AND VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!  BLUE WAVE 2018 BEGINS!!     DO IT – VOTE!!In a little more than two weeks, ballots will be in your mailboxes. You’ll have a LOT to think about.

BellPolicy.org, a progressive think tank that follows state policy with an eye to economic opportunity, VOTER’S GUIDE.


WEEK of OCTOBER 15

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Join with national groups that do voter mobilization in your community. The organizations below can help you find local affiliates. 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

do NothingWednesday, October 17, 2018 – NOTHING is more critical than getting out the vote in November!! Get online certified to register voters – IT’S IMPORTANT!!! Here’s on place you can volunteer to sign up voters – The League of Women Voters. The GOP is pushing Voter Suppression disguised as 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.”

AND

Check out The Veteran Experience In Boulder County, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – local veterans and leaders of veteran programs speak about their experiences and how they are helped by the Veterans Fund at the Community Foundation of Boulder County.  Panel followed by Q & A. Community Foundation Boulder County, 1123 Spruce Street, Boulder. RSVP to Caroline Landry or call (303) 442-0436 x123, with questions.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 – If you believe that diversity is our greatest strength, that respect, truth, and compassion matter and that we are called to love our neighbor –You are an American of conscience. Check out Americans of Conscience HERE! and subscribe to their weekly ACTIONS CHECKLIST!

Friday, October 19, 2018 – Studies shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th). Each of us has the power to make a big difference in a key race by talking to voters. Don’t just vote this year—volunteer!  Be there when it matters!    THE LAST WEEKEND!!

AND

IFRR is hosting the LAST Postcardpalooza Friday at 6pm at the Southern Sun. So come out to support this effort!

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Ballotpedia is covering four hundred and seventy seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) up for election this November, they have designated a selection of these races as 2018 battlegrounds. Battlegrounds are races that are expected to be particularly competitive, interesting, or meaningful to the future balance of power in Congress. Check them out HERE.

Women SenatorsSunday, October 21, 2018 – ELECT WOMEN – Support the Women’s Senate Network!! Eleven Democratic Senate women are facing re-election this year — that’s HALF the women in the Senate. There is virtually ZERO chance of taking back the Senate if any of these Democratic senators lose. Democratic Senate women are fearless fighters for working families and voices against the administration’s destructive agenda. Republican mega-donors like the Koch Brothers have pledged to spend roughly $400 million in 2018 to attack these Senator. Women like Heidi Heitkamp, Tammy Baldwin and Claire McCaskill are already facing an onslaught of GOP super PAC spending. Support them in any way you can!!


WEEK of OCTOBER 22

Monday, October 22, 2018 – MORE on the importance of state races – Getting involved in state legislative races is one of the most valuable action we can take this year and in 2020. 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 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.

Colorado-Resistance-LogoTuesday, October 23, 2018 – Colorado has a good chance to flip the statehouse. 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 positions

  • Governor – Jared Polis
  • Attorney General – Phil Weiser
  • Secretary of State – Jena Griswold 
  • State Treasurer – Dave Young
  • Senate Districts
CO Senate 6th Guinn Unger
CO Senate 16th Tammy Story
CO Senate 22nd Brittany Peterson
CO Senate 13th Phil Kelley
CO Senate 15th Rebecca Cranston
CO Senate 24th Faith Winter
CO Senate 30th Julia Varnell-Sarjeant
CO Senate 5th Kerry Donovan
  • House Districts 
CO House 17th Tony Exum
CO House 18th Marc Snyder
CO House 25th Lisa Cutter
CO House 27th Brianna Titone
CO House 30th Dafna Jenet
CO House 34th Kyle Mullica
CO House 37th Tom Sullivan
CO House 38th Chris Kolker
CO House 43rd Barrett Rothe
CO House 47th Bri Buentello
CO House 50th Rochelle Galindo
CO House 51st Joan Shaffer

For information on every state race, click HERE.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – By 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean – UNLESS WE CHANGE THE COURSE WE’RE ON.  People are rallying around the world in protest of plastic waste that ends up as pollution in rivers, oceans, and soil. The negative impacts of this waste on marine life are well-documented, and human health is likely at risk as well. How can you help protect people, animals, and the planet from the scourge of plastic waste? There’s no one simple answer, but Eco-Cycle will be bringing a slew of solutions your way during our Reduce Your Plastic Use Challenge!  Eco-Cycle will help you reduce or eliminate common plastic items from your life and stay motivated with simple tips and hacks to help you break free from plastic!

Take the challenge and learn:

  • What happens to plastic after it is used
  • The most sustainable alternatives to plastic
  • Where and how to shop plastic-free
  • Alternatives to products that seem to be only sold in plastic packaging
  • How to take your commitment to a low-plastic lifestyle further
  • Bold moves communities around the world are taking
  • …and more!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Get ready for the CRITICAL 2018 elections!! Check out https://www.ballotready.org/They provide non-partisan information on people running for election.

Friday, October 26, 2018 – SUPPORT COLORADO TEACHERS!!  Help Raise Funds for Colorado’s Public Schools by voting for Initiative 93 on the ballot in November.
INITIATIVE 93
 is a statewide measure that would raise $1.6 billion to be distributed to ALL COLORADO SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 92% of Coloradans would see NO INCREASE in their income taxes. The top 8% of earners and C-Corps would see a graduated increase in their income taxes. Non-Residential property taxes would actually decrease with the measure.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Support Colorado women running for U.S. Congress and Statewide Elected Executive positions:

Lt. Governor, Dianne Primavera (D)
Secretary of State, Jena Griswold (D)
U.S. Representative, District 01, Diana L. DeGette (D)
U.S. Representative, District 03, Diane E. Mitsch Bush (D)
U.S. Representative, District 04, Karen A. McCormick (D)
U.S. Representative, District 01, Stephany Rose Spaulding (D)

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Elect Women to the Colorado Senate


WEEK of OCTOBER 29

Monday, October 29, 2018 – LAST WEEKEND is coming!! Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th).  SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE HERE!!

AND

Start of a Legislative recess. Demand COMMUNICATION with your MoCs!! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – Here are all the groups working to create a blue wave. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP??

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – I’ve published this before, but it is SO IMPORTANT as we approach the election which will be a turning point for the country!!

Do Not Lose Heart, We Were Made for These Times, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“It is hard to say which one of the current egregious matters has rocked people’s worlds and beliefs more. Ours is a time of almost daily jaw-dropping astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people…

…You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking.  Yet … I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is – we were made for these times.

Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement. I cannot tell you often enough that we are definitely the leaders we have been waiting for, and that we have been raised, since childhood, for this time precisely.

…In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm. There is a tendency too to fall into being weakened by perseverating on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know.”

http://www.awaken.com/2017/05/do-not-lose-heart-we-were-made-for-these-times/


Nov 6 2018NOVEMBER 2018

THIS IS IT!!!

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.
  • LAST WEEKEND – VOLUNTEER TO GET OUT THE VOTE!!
  • DO MORE THAN VOTE!!VOLUNTEER
    You can contact the campaign headquarters of any candidate that you support and offer to help.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 – SUPPORT WOMEN RUNNING FOR OFFICE!! Here are the dets:

Elect Women

  • 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).

Friday, November 2, 2018 – LAST WEEKEND is here!! Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th). SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE HERE!!

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – In 2020, Millennials will be a larger voting block than Baby Boomers!!  They are already making their voices heard for the 2018 elections. Make sure that any young people you know understand how important it is for them to make their voices heard by VOTING!!  Support them – we need them to speak out about their future (and ours)!!

In Colorado:  www.neweracolorado.org – New Era Colorado is an innovative organization focused on hands-on democracy that engages, educates and trains a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado.

Nationally:  https://nextgenamerica.org/ – Since 2013, working to prevent damage to our climate by transitioning to a clean energy economy based on equality, inclusion, and a shared and sustainable prosperity. Now, the values that drive our work on climate are under increased and unprecedented attack. We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and core American values — as NextGen America.

Nationally:  www.Votergy.org – a non-profit focused on strengthening American democracy by getting young voters of all backgrounds to the polls.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Support the Colorado House Majority Project – Give Colorado a BLUE trifecta!

Monday, November 5, 2018 – SUPPORT COLORADO TEACHERS!!  Help Raise Funds for Colorado’s Public Schools by voting for Initiative 93 on the ballot in November.

INITIATIVE 93 is a statewide measure that would raise $1.6 billion to be distributed to ALL COLORADO SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 92% of Coloradans would see NO INCREASE in their income taxes. The top 8% of earners and C-Corps would see a graduated increase in their income taxes. Non-Residential property taxes would actually decrease with the measure.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 –

Power to the Polls

ELECTION DAY!!  VOTE!!

 

 

If you know anyone anywhere in the country who would have difficulty voting due to transportation issues, tell them about The Ride to Vote: Use Lyft to Exercise Your Rights. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Lyft will provide free rides to underserved communities that face significant obstacles to transportation and discounted rides to other voters. The Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort is supported by nonpartisan, nonprofit partners, including Voto Latino, local Urban League affiliates, the National Federation of the Blind and others. On election day, go to www.lyft.com for the promo code necessary to get this Lyft deal.

 

 

November 10, 2018 – 

November 11, 2018 – Check out: http://endcitizensunited.org – End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee funded by grassroots donors. We are dedicated to countering the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reforming our campaign finance system.

Also, MOVETOAMEND.ORG – focused on helping end Citizens United. We’d like to point out that the Citizens United decision is not the cause, it is a symptom of the systemic problem of the Courts extending constitutional rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th, 14th Amendments to corporations. That is why, Move To Amend, is trying to revert the many other Supreme Court rulings that precede it with House Joint Resolution 48.

  • Find a list of cosponsors of House Joint Resolution 48, along with a description of the bill, HERE.
  • Join the national coalition by initiating or joining an affiliate group in your area.
  • Learn how to get started by reading our take action toolkit HERE…and read our affiliate process HERE.
  • For more information on affiliate groups: https://movetoamend.org/map/groups

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 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, November 16, 2018 – Cities, Ecosystems & Climate Change, Facing Threats, Growing Opportunities.  A summit presented by the City of Boulder and the CU Sustainability, Energy and Environment Center (4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO  80303). Join a gathering of local citizens, scientists, public officials and non-profits to explore emerging ecosystem threats and how we can coordinate efforts to respond most effectively. If interested, contact Brett KenCairn at kencairnb at bouldercolorado dot gov.  For more information: BoulderColorado.gov/Climate/Ecosystems

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

 

Don’t forget about the need for SANE GUN LAWS! The ONLY WAY to fix this is to VOTE!!! Work to vote NRA supported candidates out of EVERY office they hold! Visit these sites listed below for more information.

 

 

 

JUST IN CASE:  There are active discussions at the White House about firing Mueller and/or Rosenstein.  If this happens, hundreds of thousands of people will instantly rally at hundreds of Rapid Response actions organized by Nobody is Above the Law, a coalition of many groups, spearheaded by MoveOn.  See below to sign up for one of these events (they are occurring in Boulder, Denver, Longmont, and other CO locations).  If you choose to attend an event, you agree to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, to act lawfully, and to strive to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with these values.

Hosted by Kenneth N. Geof C. Lani C. william C. Ira L. Bruce N. Wendy R. Katherine F. Pearl Street Mall, old Boulder County Courthouse, Boulder, CO 80302
1505 attendees
Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. But nobody is above the law. If Trump fires Mueller, we need to be ready to assemble and express our opposition to this outrage. Sign up and be ready to assemble on short notice.

Sign up to Attend
Hosted by Kathy P. Jaymi D. Michael B. Ira C. Nancy M.
6th and Main, Longmont, CO 80501
433 attendees
Rapid Response! to protest Trump’s firing of special counsel.

Sign up to Attend
Hosted by Jessica Z. Katherine F.
Colorado State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203
4886 attendees

If Trump fires Mueller, we need to be ready to assemble and express our opposition to this outrage. The following are the red lines, which if crossed, could trigger the call for national actions, communicated by national partners to hosts: 1.) Firing Mueller 2.) Pardons of key witnesses 3.) Actions that would prevent the investigation from being conducted freely, such as replacing Mueller’s current supervisor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or repealing the regulations establishing the office. In the case of a Mueller firing, please assume the plan has been engaged and events will be triggered nationally. In the event of key pardons, a change in Rosenstein’s relationship to the investigation, or other scenarios, a national coalition will decide as rapidly as possible whether it believes the red line has been crossed sufficient to communicate a national call to action. In such cases, local hosts are encouraged to look for notice of national decisions from MoveOn in SMS and email, but to feel empowered to proceed locally as they see fit.

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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

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1878161229138871/

  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

    Vigil

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

    Check out this Meetup Group →

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