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Denver Women’s Marches, March for Life, March for Science, March for Education, March for Taxes?
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

APRIL 2018

VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!  BLUE WAVE 2018 BEGINS!!
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.

04/10/2018  Florida  State Senate District 31 – FLIPPED!!!

 


WEEK of APRIL 16

Just a few examples of the bankruptcy of this administration – Cohen criminal investigation, Pompeo islamophobia as diplomacy, Broidy – deputy finance chairman of the RNC resigns amid (gasp!) a sex scandal…AND we bomb the crap out of Syria with NO STRATEGY AND NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL!!  Word of the day:  Kakistocracy – from the Greek, kakistos for “worst,” so kakistocracy means ‘government by the worst people’.

AND…in that vein:  Democrat Lori Berman easily defeated her Republican challenger in the special election to fill FLORIDA Senate District 31 seat. Berman captured nearly 75% of the vote!!

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Virginia has flipped enough seats in the state legislature that it is on the cusp of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which would extend health coverage to up to 400,000 of the state’s poorest residents. The big break came when Republican state Sen. Frank Wagner announced he would support Medicaid expansion, which could give the proposal enough votes to pass as part of the state’s budget. Republicans control the Virginia Senate by a narrow 21-19 margin and Wagner was the second of two GOP senators needed to support expansion.

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Automatic voter registration passed the NJ assembly! 50-23. Great support for a bill that will make democracy work better for all New Jerseyans.

AND…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.

Nobody is Above the Law           Sign up to Attend

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.

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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.

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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.


Sunday, April 22, 2018 – “Red Flag” law for Colorado is in the works, the last ‘shot’ at gun control this session.  Red Flag allows a judge to issue an order that enables law enforcement to confiscate guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others. CO hasn’t passed proactive gun laws since 2013. Contact the key actors – senate president Grantham + House speaker Duran…AND your state senator!

Email:
✔️kevin.grantham.senate@state.co.us
✔️crisanta.duran.house@state.co.us
✔️your state senator: https://t.co/13P2VrVgyW

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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is providing public programs about the experiences of immigrants in the United States.

The exhibit will address the quandary faced by involuntary childhood immigrants who thought they had qualified for a path to American citizenship through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program only to have that opportunity threatened.

Work Won’t Kill You: I am Here by artist Patty Ortiz (April 22 – May 5) will highlight eight DACA recipients who have collaborated in constructing a video/installation/ performance piece that captures their heartfelt response to the looming crisis.

BMoCA will also present four public programs in partnership with MOTUS Theater, the Dairy Center for the Arts, ACLU, and the Sanctuary Coalition to complement this exhibition.


WEEK of APRIL 23

Good news of the week:  Maryland becomes 11th state to enact automatic voter registration – On April 5, 2018, SB1048, a bill establishing an automatic voter registration system in Maryland, became law after Governor Larry Hogan (R) declined to either sign or veto it.

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After a federal court’s ruling that DACA renewals must continue, the Trump administration approved more than 55,000 applications so far in 2018. That doesn’t mean Dreamers are in the clear—there are still 50,000 pending applications—but DACA is far from dead and the fight for permanent protection continues.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 – The City of Boulder Open House to provide a project summary on South Boulder Creek flood mitigation.  From 5:30 to 7:30 at the Millennium Harvest House grand ballroom.

Tuesday, April 24, 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…cite this:  A Massachusetts federal judge ruled that AR-15s ARE NOT protected by the Second Amendment.

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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.

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Keep supporting companies that are taking a stand!!  More companies are embracing gun control: Citibank will now require that all retail clients ban bump stocks and stop selling guns to people under 21, and YouTube will block videos promoting gun sales or teaching people how to build firearms. Don’t patronize companies that do NOTHING!! 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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – CALL YOUR MoCs and write to the Department of Health and Human Services. They have proposed a new rule that treats religious freedom as a license to discriminate and harm. The proposed rule enables – and even encourages – discrimination against women, LGBT people, people living with HIV, and others seeking critical care.  The proposed rule is part of a clear agenda to use religion to justify harming patients.

Language for MoCs & HHS: I am writing in strong opposition to your proposed rule entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority.” Religious liberty is a core right that protects everyone’s beliefs. It does not mean the right to discriminate and to harm – but that is precisely what this cruel and dangerous proposed rule is intended to do. Because the proposed rule harms patient health and encourages discrimination against patients, it should be rejected in full and withdrawn.

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.

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6:00 – 7:30 pm  Indivisible Resistance TrainingPreparing to Get Out the VOTE (GOTV)The goal of this training series is to equip “the Resistance” with key tools and skills to be able to get involved in 2018 elections and make an impact.  All trainings will be conducted via video conference, and session details will be sent after your RSVP is confirmed.  RSVP HERE.

Colorado TeachersFriday, April 27, 2018 – Contact your STATE REPRESENTATIVES and support teachers!

This chart shows that teachers in Colorado had their pay cut by 17.4% in the past 15 years!!
This is WORSE than the nation as a whole, where teachers have had their pay cut by an average of 3% when we adjust for inflation.  This is WORSE than how teachers in West Virginia have fared since 2010. There, teachers went on strike for nine days and received a 5 percent raise as well as a hold on raising health insurance costs.

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.

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Fracking tour of Boulder presented by 350.org.

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Whiteness: We Can Do Better – A Workshop 10 AM – 3:30 PM presented by Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ Denver and Showing Up For Racial Justice – SURJ Boulder

Do you want to do more in your racial justice work? Do you want to learn tools for disrupting white supremacy. Join us at this introductory workshop to help white folks deepen their understanding of white supremacy culture and move beyond definitions and theory into action. Register here: http://surjdenver.co/Whiteness:WeCanDoBetter

This is a collaboration between Denver SURJ and Boulder SURJ Chapters. This workshop will be held monthly, alternating between Denver and Boulder.

The Boulder training is being sponsored by the Human Relations Commission from the City of Boulder. They would love to have your support in creating a community that is actively anti-racist. Join them at this introductory workshop to help white folks deepen their understanding of white supremacy culture and move beyond definitions and theory into action.

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – Call for the ouster of EPA Director Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, violator of government ethics and common decency and the architect of the administration’s all-out assault on the environment.   Call your MoCs and insist that they demand Pruitt’s resignation.

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

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Meet with your Boulder Government Representative rom 4 to 6 p.m. (40 people max)     East Boulder Community Center (just before and a little into the start of the What’s Up Boulder event), 5660 Sioux Drive
Mayor Suzanne Jones and Council Member Mary Young
Council Members Sam Weaver and Jill Grano

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What’s Up Boulder open house – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., East Boulder Community Center
5660 Sioux Drive. Event details: .


MAY 2018

VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!  BLUE WAVE 2018 BEGINS!!
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 39, 114
05/01/2018 South Carolina State House District 69
05/15/2018 Pennsylvania State House District 48, 178
05/15/2018 Alabama State Senate District 4, 26
05/22/2018 Arkansas State Senate District 16, 29, 83

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – An executive order & a GOP bill include at least a half dozen ways to make it harder for low-income families and individuals to get food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is a big deal. SNAP helped 41 million Americans in January 2018 and over 80% of benefits go to households with one or more children, a senior or a person with a disability. 

Call your MoCs. Let them know that you oppose the Republican SNAP proposals in the 2018 Farm Bill. Express your strong support for SNAP and your rejection of these new requirements which do nothing to make the program more efficient, but instead make it harder for people of lesser means to meet the most basic of human needs – food.

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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 – Conversation with Sheriff Joe Pelle about ICE
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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.

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art continues their exhibit providing public programs about the experiences of immigrants in the United States.

The exhibit addresses the quandary faced by involuntary childhood immigrants who thought they had qualified for a path to American citizenship through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program only to have that opportunity threatened.

Work Won’t Kill You: I am Here by artist Patty Ortiz (April 22 – May 5) will highlight eight DACA recipients who have collaborated in constructing a video/installation/performance piece that captures their heartfelt response to the looming crisis.

BMoCA will also present four public programs in partnership with MOTUS Theater, the Dairy Center for the Arts, ACLU, and the Sanctuary Coalition to complement these two exhibitions.

Friday, May 4, 2018 – From Juba to Jive – Boulder County NAACP First Annual Freedom Fund Gala | 6pm-9:30pm |Canyon Theater, at the Boulder Public Library The Boulder County branch of the NAACP is celebrating their first year, first hundred members, and each other. We will celebrate our dynamic community through food and live music, showcasing the buoyant and joyful voice of Rajdulari, chart-topping, Denver-based jazz and soul vocalist. Her latest album ‘Journey of a Woman‘ reached the Billboard’s top 100 in R&B, and held the #1 spot on UK’s Souls chart for over three weeks. We are excited to share the music of one of Soultrain.com’s “Best of What’s Next” artists.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Help Save a Piece of Alaska’s Wild Waters – Don’t Let Pebble Mine Destroy Bristol Bay     Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to the largest salmon run in the world. All five salmon species in the eastern Pacific return to spawn in these waters. Subsistence and commercial fishing share this pristine region. These crucial salmon waters and the related fishing communities of Bristol Bay are about 200 miles southeast of Anchorage and directly downstream from the proposed Pebble Mine site. “Pebble Mine” is a harmless sounding name for an enormous industrial extraction project focused on large copper, gold, and molybdenum mineral deposits in the Bristol Bay region. The Pebble Mine project would cause drastic and irreversible harm to the Bay’s waters, destroy fish habitats and destroy thousands of acres of wetlands. The first phase of the proposed mine would run continuously for 20 years and create a massive pit and a deep-water port. Required infrastructure includes miles of roads, bridges and power lines with pipelines for fuel and rock slurries. The rock removed to create the mining pit, as well as required chemicals and inevitable waste water would be stored in artificial lakes created behind large dams.

Last December, the Army Corps of Engineers opened the federal permitting and environmental review processes for the Pebble Mine. The Corps of Engineers has opened its first public comment period seeking input on what they should consider in the required Environmental Impact Statement which is the lynchpin in the permitting process. By participating in this “scoping” comment period we can play a direct role in derailing this project.

Call To Action:  Click here to complete an email that urges the Army Corps of Engineers to do a full and comprehensive scientific review of the potential impacts of the Pebble Mine and to seek the widest possible public input. You can and should personalize the message as you desire. Potential talking points include:

  • The importance of our dwindling wild spaces.
  • The historical imperative to respect the culture and history of the indigenous peoples who live and depend on the resources of Bristol Bay.
  • The personal and social impact of the irreversible harm that is done to the environment by these massive mining operations.
  • If you have personal experience with the effects of mining operations that relate to the issues raised by Pebble Mine use that knowledge to support your argument.

Additional Resources: For more information on the details of Pebble Mine and its impact check out these sites:

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Indivisible Boulder meeting from 3:30-5:30pm at the Boulder Public Library on Arapahoe.  


WEEK OF MAY 7

WE ARE 6 MONTHS OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE. THEN DO IT – VOTE!!

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.

Flippable_LogoWednesday, May 9, 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).

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!!).

Thursday, May 10, 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, May 11, 2018 – Check out this resource for contacting and getting data on your congressional representatives: https://www.contactingcongress.org/

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.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 – 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!!

Monday, May 14, 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!!
Reps

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Enjoy a break in the insanity and read the SMALL VICTORIES blog.    It’s upbeat & refreshing!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Check out these 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!!

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Elect WomenELECT 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!!

Friday, May 18, 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!!

Saturday, May 19 – 

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Flip 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:

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.

Monday, May 21, 2018 – Help Raise Funds for Colorado’s Public Schools by getting 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. If you are willing to get signatures on a petition anywhere in Colorado, follow this link and someone will contact you-http://www.greatschoolsthrivingcommunities.org/volunteer.

Tuesday, 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!

Wednesday, May 23, 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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Colorado has a good chance to flip the state Colorado-Resistance-Logohouse. 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
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • Senate Districts – 3, 5, 11, 16, 20, 22, 24
  • House Districts – 3, 17, 23 & 25

Friday, May 25, 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 26, 2018 – PLAN AHEAD and plan your summer 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!

Rise of WomenSunday, May 27, 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 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

VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!  BLUE WAVE 2018 BEGINS!!
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 39, 45, 54

COLORADO ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 26.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – VOTE!!

WE ARE 5 MONTHS OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE. THEN DO IT – VOTE!!


ALSO – Towards Right Relationship with Native Peoples     Right Relationship Boulder is a group of Native and non-Native residents who are lifting up the history and presence of Native people in the Boulder Valley and working toward a goal of right relationship. Our first effort is to establish ties with the Southern and Northern Arapaho tribes, whose ancestors lived in the Boulder Valley and were essentially banished from Colorado after the Sand Creek Massacre. They now live in Oklahoma and Wyoming. Our 2018 project is “Welcoming the Arapaho People Home.”   We have invited delegations from both tribes to come to Boulder twice this year. In June, we will arrange for tribal delegates to meet with city and county government officials, BVSD, the Museum of Boulder, faith communities, and Native American organizations in the area, and together we will plan Arapaho participation in our celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day in October. In October, Arapaho dancers, artisans, story-tellers, youth and governance leaders will give public presentations and performances for Indigenous Peoples Day.

Thanks very much for considering joining us in welcoming the Arapaho people home.

Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Ava Hamilton (Arapaho)
Paula Palmer
Amy Zuckerman

If you would like to support this work with Native tribes, donations can be made to Right Relationship Boulder’s fiscal sponsor, Philanthropiece Foundation, 6105 Monarch Road, Longmont CO 80503.

Governors


June 1, 2018 – Races 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!!

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.

Elect WomenJune 4, 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).

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

WE ARE 4 MONTHS OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE. THEN DO IT – VOTE!!

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.

July 4, 2018 – Celebrate our GREAT NATION!!

July 10, 2018 – Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is providing public programs about the experiences of immigrants in the United States.

The exhibitions and related programming also address the dangers faced by immigrants traveling from Latin America to the US.

Perilous Journeys, curated by Jennifer Heath (July 10-28) is a multimedia exhibit that addresses the historic dangers faced by immigrants from Latin America and how they can be protected in these fearful times. The exhibition will include a bi-lingual “Know your Rights” mural by Carlos Fresquez.

BMoCA will also present four public programs in partnership with MOTUS Theater, the Dairy Center for the Arts, ACLU, and the Sanctuary Coalition to complement this exhibition.

July 15, 2018 – Indivisible Boulder Summer Social from 11am-3pm at North Boulder Park. You can RSVP by clicking HERE. We hope you can join us for some family fun in the sun!


AUGUST 2018

WE ARE 3 MONTHS OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE. THEN DO IT – VOTE!!

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

VOTEAugust 1, 2018 – THE BLUE WAVE IS COMING!! HERE ARE GREAT IDEAS ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • 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

August 7, 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.”


SEPTEMBER 2018

WE ARE 2 MONTHS OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE. THEN DO IT – VOTE!!

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

do NothingSeptember 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 3, 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 November 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.

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


OCTOBER 2018

WE ARE 1 MONTH OUT FROM THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. KNOW THE CANDIDATES. SUPPORT YOUR CHOICES. COMMIT TO VOTE. THEN DO IT – VOTE!!

ALSO – Towards Right Relationship with Native Peoples     Right Relationship Boulder is a group of Native and non-Native residents who are lifting up the history and presence of Native people in the Boulder Valley and working toward a goal of right relationship. Our first effort is to establish ties with the Southern and Northern Arapaho tribes, whose ancestors lived in the Boulder Valley and were essentially banished from Colorado after the Sand Creek Massacre. They now live in Oklahoma and Wyoming. Our 2018 project is “Welcoming the Arapaho People Home.”   We have invited delegations from both tribes to come to Boulder. In October, Arapaho dancers, artisans, story-tellers, youth and governance leaders will give public presentations and performances for Indigenous Peoples Day.

Thanks very much for considering joining us in welcoming the Arapaho people home.

Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Ava Hamilton (Arapaho)
Paula Palmer
Amy Zuckerman

If you would like to support this work with Native tribes, donations can be made to Right Relationship Boulder’s fiscal sponsor, Philanthropiece Foundation, 6105 Monarch Road, Longmont CO 80503.

October 1, 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

Red REPUBLICAN TRIFECTA
Blue DEMOCRATIC TRIFECTA
Gray MIXED

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.

October 2, 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!

October 3, 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!!

October 4, 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!!

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


Nov 6 2018NOVEMBER 2018

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.

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 –

Power to the Polls

ELECTION DAY!!  VOTE!!

 

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

    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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