Successes of the Revolution


September 27,2017 – Annette Taddeo Wins Election, First Latina Democrat in Florida State Senate – taking a Republican held seat!
September 26, 2017 – McConnell says there will NOT BE A VOTE on healthcare!!
September 25, 2017 – Susan Collins says she will VOTE NO on the Graham/Cassidy Bill!!!  With (unbelievably) Rand Paul & Ted Cruz voting NO, this should be the end of this try!!

September 23, 2017 – John McCain says he will VOTE NO on the Graham/Cassidy Bill!!!

September 13, 2017 – Dems flipped two very pro-Trump districts in special elections last night, There was a 28-point swing to Dems in NH. A 31-point swing in OK.

September 12, 2017 – Miami Mayor (‘If This Isn’t Climate Change, I Don’t Know What Is’) & Miami Herald call for Climate Change talks.

September 5, 2017 – Boulder City Council unanimously passed a resolution last night supporting DACA. Read it: .

August 29, 2017 – Mattis freezes transgender policy; allows troops to continue serving, pending study from USA Today

August 25, 2017 – Gorka is FIRED!

August 24, 2017 – Last ‘Bare’ County In U.S. Gains An Obamacare Insurer For 2018

August 23, 2017 – 18 charities have now cancelled events at Mar-a-Lago. The latest cancelled its gala during president’s speech last night. The only remaining events are for Republican groups!

August 22, 2017 – Texas loses yet another voting rights battle in court

August 21, 2017 – Senate to begin BIPARTISAN health care push

August 20, 2017 – Counter-protesters dwarf controversial rally in Boston

August 18, 2017 – BANNON IS OUT!!!

August 17, 2017 – Anthem staying in Colorado health insurance marketplace next year, a boon to market stabilization

August 16, 2017 – VDARE conference planned in Colorado Springs canceled amid uproar over white supremacists

August 15, 2017 – ‘Bathroom bill’ fails to make it out of Texas special session

August 2, 1017 – Problem Solvers Caucus established. Republicans AND Democrats call for a bipartisan effort to repair ACA and move other important legislation forward. PARTISANSHIP is declared the enemy, so there is hope that we can return to some level of reasonable dialogue that includes facts,  expert testimony and science…but let’s hope this lasts.

July 31, 2017 – A Court Thwarted Scott Pruitt’s Effort to Weaken EPA Emission Rule 

July 28, 2017 – Senate votes down the “skinny” healthcare bill

July 27, 2017 – Senate votes down “repeal and run” healthcare bill

July 25, 2017 – Senate votes down the BCRA healthcare bill

July 24, 2017 – Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients safe from Administration review Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is no longer under review by the Administration. Interior Secretary Zinke announced that he will recommend no changes to the Southern Colorado monument, following through on his promise to U.S. Sen. Cory Gardener.

July 23, 2017 – Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, defying the White House’s argument that President Trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow.

July 22, 2017 – Not only is the republican senate in disarray – The Senate parliamentarian’s rejection of important provisions of the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill puts its status in further jeopardy. Senate Democrats  released a list of provisions in the Republican health-care bill that the Senate parliamentarian holds can ONLY pass via a simple, filibuster-proof majority vote. Among those provisions that didn’t meet scrutiny are the bill’s plans to defund Planned Parenthood, restrict tax-credit funding for insurance plans that provide abortions, and a six-month “lockout” period from purchasing insurance for people who don’t maintain continuous coverage.

TJrJuly 19, 2017 – BCRA stopped AGAIN!!
BUT IT IS NOT OVER…

July 14, 2017 – Russian Collusion gets more real…

July 11, 2017 – The Department of the Interior asked for comments regarding the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears and 25 other National Monuments currently under review and did you ever deliver! Over 2.7 million comments were submitted with nearly unanimous support for leaving the Monuments as they are currently designated. A preliminary analysis conducted by the Center for Western Priorities found that in Utah alone, comments in support of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears were 9:1. That is consistent with polls conducted in the state in the past. It is abundantly clear: Utahns, and Americans love the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and we implore Secretary Zinke to respect the will of the people and make no changes to the Grand Staircase-Escalante.     Tabulated by Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

July 4, 2017 – Indiana GOP request for health care “horror stories” backfires     The Indiana Republican Party’s quest for Affordable Care Act “horror stories” didn’t really go according to plan, the Indianapolis Star reports.  When the party in Vice President Mike Pence’s home state put out a Facebook request for stories about bad things — rising premiums, fleeing insurers, burdensome regulations —instead it got flooded with stories about good things, like people getting health insurance.

July 3, 2017 – Court Invalidates EPA Rollback of Methane Pollution Protections     Reinstates Limits on Health-Harming, Climate-Changing Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas Industry

July 2, 2017 – Impeachment March     Protesters Rally in Dozens of Cities to Call for 45’s Impeachment

July 1, 2017 – Backlash at Commission Request for ‘Confidential’ Voter Data     Nearly half of the states refused to comply with a request from the panel investigating alleged voter fraud to hand over substantial amounts of confidential and sensitive voter data.

UNBELIEVEABLE!!!  EVEN THE HEAD OF THE COMMISSION REFUSES TO COMPLY!!!!     In a surprising development, Kobach, a Republican & chair of the ‘fraud’ committee, declined to hand over some of the information he requested in his letter, according to The Kansas City Star. He told the paper Social Security numbers are not publicly available, so therefore the state would not provide them.

June 26, 2017 – a small bright spot in the analysis of the special election loses…
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June 15, 2017 – In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law   earthjustice.org

June 14, 2017 – Washington Post reports that the investigation into obstruction of justice extends to the White House.

June 9, 2017 – James Comey, former Director of the FBI, called the president for what he is – a BIG, FAT LIAR!!

June 5, 2017 – Hague International Tribunal Ruled Monsanto Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

June 1, 2017 – Just some of the ‘wins’ in the last month

  • In Tennessee, resisters tracked down Speaker Paul Ryan and held a die-in outside his $10,000 per photo fundraiser.
  • In Wisconsin, resisters held an Adopt-a-District town hall with Rep. Mark Pocan who showed up to answer questions in Ryan’s (perpetual) absence.
  • In California, resisters’ weekly demonstration at Rep. Darrell Issa’s office led to a viral video of the congressman bizarrely climbing onto the roof of his building.
  • In New York, resisters held an empty chair town hall for Rep. John Katko.
  • In Texas, resisters stood in solidarity with immigrant rights groups to protest the hateful, anti-immigrant SB4.
  • In Virginia, resisters engaged in a bit of “Kayaktivism” at Trump’s golf course to protest his conflicts of interest.
  • In Pennsylvania, resisters showed Sen. Pat Toomey the faces of real Keystone Staters who depend on Medicaid, and whose lives would be devastated by Trump’s proposed budget cuts.

Are you getting tired of winning?

After the recent local elections in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania in which Indivisible members increased voter turnout and won several races, on Tuesday, Indivisible Iowa notched its first electoral victory when a co-founder easily dispatched the incumbent to take a city council seat! Indivisible Iowa is showing that you can resist by pressuring your elected officials, or by replacing them. We’re looking forward to many more Indivisible victories like this in the months to come.

 

May 31, 2017 –    Nearly 8,000 new voters registered in . In April, fell 3,700 votes short of a majority.

May 30, 2017 – Exxon shareholders push the company to factor climate change into its business model. Now the vote is official: investors with nearly two-thirds of total shares (especially large investment funds) want the company to face environmental reality. Management is unhappy about this, and is fighting the decision. This is major news — pretty much every major outlet has began publishing on it this morning (Washington Post).

May 28, 2017 – The fossil fuel industry is backing down. After spending 18 months trying to throw out the 21 youth plaintiffs’ climate lawsuit, a defeated American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed motions last night requesting the court’s permission to withdraw from the litigation. This follows the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) nearly identical request earlier this week. As the case head towards trial, it moved into the part of the process known as “discovery,” where defendants are asked to reveal what they have known and chosen to disregard about climate change over the past 50 years. The fossil fuel industry may be scaredMaybe they have secrets to hide, and they know that their climate denial won’t hold up in a court of law.

May 25, 2017 – Appeals court upholds nationwide ban against Trump’s travel ban

May 24, 2017 – Colorado is No. 3 in protests    Colorado has posted the third-highest cumulative attendance rate at political protests thus far. Only Vermont (really?) and the District of Columbia (naturally) rank higher.  By hard numbers: Colorado has had about 33 demonstrators per 1,000 residents. Vermont had 40 and D.C. 1,324.  Data from Count Love, which, according to its website, tracks, “Demonstrations and protests for respect, love, and the earth.”

May 15, 2017 – Supreme Court Deals Blow to North Carolina Over Voting Rights     The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that found its legislature intended to discriminate against minorities in enacting one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation.  The action leaves in place a federal appellate court ruling which previously struck down portions of the law and blocked enforcement.

Shortly after the Supreme Court invalidated parts of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, North Carolina imposed a tough photo ID requirement, reduced the period for early voting by seven days, eliminated the ability to register and vote the same day, invalidated votes in the wrong precinct and ended pre-registration for 16-year-olds. In a blistering decision last July, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the state legislature explicitly set out to discover the kind of accommodations that minority voters use most often and then to roll back or eliminate them, targeting African Americans “with almost surgical precision.”

May 12, 2017 – Rep. Mike Coffman joins in call for independent inquiry into alleged Russia-Trump campaign connection   Congressman Mike Coffman on Thursday joined two Colorado Democrats to call for an independent investigation into allegations of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump presidential campaign, though not necessarily to unravel any wrongdoing. Rather, the Aurora Republican said such an inquiry would bring a quick end to a “politicizing issue” that has the potential to stymie any meaningful work in Congress. “There’s so much distrust and politicizing that it would be better for everybody that it had a special counsel,” Coffman said in a telephone interview with The Denver Post. “Do I think there’s anything there? No. But I think until this politicizing issue comes off the table, it will be hard for Congress to get anything done.”

May 11, 2017 – President Told He Would Not Be Greeted Warmly at FBI    The White House abandoned the idea of the president visiting FBI headquarters after being told he would not be greeted warmly, administration officials told NBC News.

May 10, 2017 – Bethune-Cookman University graduates booed, turned their backs and walked out during Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech. Students and alumni have protested DeVos as commencement speaker. Her remarks in February that historically black colleges and universities “are real pioneers when it comes to school choice” sparked outrage in the black community. The institutions were founded during the segregation-era when minorities weren’t allowed to attend the same schools as whites.

May 9, 2017 – The information on climate change that has been scrapped from the EPA’s website — “to reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of the president and Administrator Pruitt,” according to the EPA — has been re-posted by the city of Chicago. You can find it HERE.

May, 8, 2017 – Election forecaster calls Mike Coffman’s race against Democrat Jason Crow a toss-up     Mike Coffman has a race on his hands, according to the venerable Cook Political Report. In the wake of last week’s vote by House Republicans to approve a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the election forecaster shifted the contest for the Aurora Republican’s 6th Congressional District seat from “Lean Republican” to “Toss Up” on Friday, marking the earliest such designation for the perennial swing seat since Coffman won it nearly a decade ago.

May 5, 2017 – Sen. Green withdraws his name for Army Secretary.  Sen. Green has dedicated his political career to fostering inequality and bigotry based on religious ideology. The Army secretary is tasked with treating all members of the armed services fairly and equally. After Sen. Green’s nomination was announced, the LGBTQ and military community immediately and forcefully pushed back to ensure that our military personnel deserve better than a bigoted, right-wing extremist committed to discrimination…and it worked!!

May 2, 2017 – The Environmental Protection Agency held a “virtual listening session” that went on for three hours, during which they asked that people call or write to discuss which clean water rules should be repealed or changed. What they got instead was a whole lot of messages about the current water and air regulations not being stringent enough. (Chicago Tribune)

May 1, 2017 – Proposed budget  Bipartisan congressional negotiators reached a critical agreement late Sunday. The plan adds billions for the Pentagon and border security but does not provide money the president’s promised border wall. The bill increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on, like medical research, education, and infrastructure. Subsidies paid to insurance companies to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses of some lower-income users of the Affordable Care Act are protected. The bill continues funding for Planned Parenthood, despite GOP promises to defund the abortion provider.

May 1, 2017 – Sebastian Gorka, controversial national security aide in the White House, is expected to leave his job, several administration officials confirm. One official said Gorka was simply generating too much controversy for the White House. Gorka is a former Breitbart national security editor. Gorka has previously vigorously defended the administration’s travel ban and the President’s continued use of the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” Gorka is the latest shake-up for the Trump White House’s National Security Council following the firing of the first national security adviser Michael Flynn, the removal of Steve Bannon from the NSC’s Principals Committee and the expected departure of deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland.

April 30, 2017 – “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”  Duh!!  Thinking that being leader of the most important country in the free world would be easy is delusional!!Approval

April, 29, 2017 – At 100 days, the president
has the lowest approval rating of any modern president….52.6% disapprove; only 42% approve!!!

April 28, 2017 – The American Health Care Act fails to garner the necessary votes to pass the House and is tabled AGAIN!!

April 27, 2017 – Republicans cannot agree on a budget plan that Democrats can support and are forced to create a one week extension.

April 26, 2017 – A federal judge blocked the administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement — the latest blow from the federal judiciary to Trump’s immigration agenda.

April 25, 2017 – The administration rolled out a new branch of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency called VOICE — the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office. The agency says its new office is meant to “serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been impacted by crimes committed by removable criminal ALIENS.” This, despite the fact that study after study has found that immigrants commit crimes at far lower rates than American citizens. It wasn’t long before people were calling the phone line – 1-855-48-VOICE – to report crimes committed against them by ALIENS— green ones, from space.

April 24, 2017 – Colo. House passes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

April 22, 2017 – Protesters press Sen. Gardner for a town hall    Scores of protesters greeted Sen. Cory Gardner with chants of “we want a town hall” when he held a private fundraising dinner at the Hotel Colorado on Friday night. While the senator has been hosting closed-door fundraising events, he’s getting flak for not holding a public town hall for constituents.

April 20, 2017 – Bill O’Reilly FIRED!!

April 19, 2017 – More on the Resistance Recess from the DNC – in Colorado

April 18, 2017 – Mariachi band ambushes Cory Gardner at members-only Colorado Springs Chamber meeting

April 17, 2017 – Resistance Recess – These are a few of the stories from the hundreds of events in the first week of Resistance Recess. Click here to see some of the headlines and images from last week’s actions.

April 12, 2017 – Bill O’Reilly taking ‘vacation’ amid scandal, advertiser exodus
Amid a sexual harassment scandal and advertiser boycott, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced Tuesday that he will take a nearly two-week vacation.  There is already rampant speculation both inside Fox News and in the media — led by a report by New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman — that he may not return, though a Fox News spokesperson denied that was the case.

April 11, 2017 – Anna & Colin Powell stand up for children (against the priorities of the current administration). Longtime advocates for children, Alma J. Powell and Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) are the chair and founding chair of America’s Promise Alliance, respectively. To read their full letter to America, visit www.Recommit2Kids.org.

April 7, 2017 – Colorado Springs election was a ‘citizen uprising’ against dark money, smears and special interests…4 progressive/moderate candidates were elected to the city council.

April 6, 2017 – Devin Nunes is just the latest example of President Trump’s conflicted, corrupt and incompetent government     Read all the recusals that have had to be put in place – it is UNBELIEVEABLE!!!

April 5, 2017 – Steve Bannon Removed From The National Security Council

April 4, 2017 – Federal Appeals Court Issues Historic Ruling In Favor Of Job Protections For Gay Workers     The court ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Judge Diane Wood called it a “common-sense reality that it is actually impossible to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without discriminating on the basis of sex.”

March 31, 2017 – Environmental groups sue Trump administration for approving Keystone pipeline

March 30, 2017 -Trump’s approval rating sinks to record low for second time in one week   According to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday, Trump’s job approval is now 35 percent — his lowest since taking office. The president’s latest historic dip comes only two days after Trump hit his previous lowest approval number of 36 percent this past Monday

March 28, 2017 – Trump could face the ‘biggest trial of the century’ – over climate change in The Washington Post     A group of young Americans are suing the U.S. government over climate change on CBC Canada

March 24, 2017 – The AHCA is DEFEATED!!!Winning

March 24, 2017 – Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry   Thanks to 13 – 16 year old activists a three-judge appeals court panel ruled that state law requires that human health and environment take precedence over industry interests.

March 22, 2017 – WSJ editorial: Most Americans may conclude Trump ‘fake president’

March 22, 2017 – Thousands of Would-Be Democratic Candidates Flood States in Trump Backlash

March 21, 2017 – Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking lambasted the Trump administration for its environmental policies. He also called for Scott Pruitt to leave his job as head of the EPA (Tech Times).

March 20, 2017 –Equal Rights Amendment passes Nevada Assembly; Senate likely to concur

March 17, 2017 -White House forgets to read the article, shares parody lampooning its cruel budget.  The White House sends out an official email newsletter, “Your 1600 Daily”.  On Friday, there was an odd inclusion at the bottom, where normally one can find friendly headlines from Fox News, Breitbart, or other conservative outlets that have become media safe harbors for the administration. One of the two featured articles was a parody piece titled “Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why,” written by Alexandra Petri, who writes satirical pieces for the Washington Post’s lighthearted ComPost blog.

March 15, 2017 – The second version of #45’s executive order travel ban, which would temporarily halt immigration from six primarily Muslim nations, was set to go into effect March 16, 2017 until it was stopped today by a federal judge in Hawaii.

March 13, 2017 – A bit of hope emerges from Steven Cohen, Executive Director for the Earth Institute at Columbia University. In an article for the Huffington Post, Cohen outlines the history of the EPA and some of its success and failures. Since its creation in 1970, the EPA hasn’t always been supported by presidents or administrations. Cohen’s article provides a glimmer of hope that even with tough opposition from an administration, the EPA can hatch a plan to continue to rally for the environment (Huffington Post).

March 10, 2017 – Rachal Madow reports on Cory Gardner’s response to constituent pressure (KEEP IT UP!!)  Video of the whole show – the Colorado story starts at 47:20.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI5IFOieDxY

Entire town hall can be listened to HERE:

ON TAPE Cory Gardner says:
– “The Wall is a waste of billions”
– “Muslim ban goes too far”
– “I won’t support this ACA repeal bill”

March 8, 2017 – Boulder businesses support A Day Without a Woman – @downtownboulder’s Tweet.

March 8, 2017 – Denver A Day Without a Woman March makes the NYT 

March 6, 2017 – Cory Gardner opposes initial draft of the ACA replacement
Today, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and 3 other senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlining concerns that the February 10th draft health care plan from the House does not adequately protect individuals and families in Medicaid expansion programs or provide necessary flexibility for states. In the letter, the senators write: “While we support efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and make structural reforms to the Medicaid program, we are concerned that the February 10th draft proposal from the House of Representatives does not provide stability and certainty for individuals and families in Medicaid expansion programs or the necessary flexibility for states.”

March 2, 2017 –AG Sessions recuses himself the from investigation of Russian ties to the administration.

March 1, 2017 – Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) launches Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce (SAINT) In response to 45’s ridiculous, Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office, or VOICE. 45

February 28, 2017 – Thankful for Fact Checkers!!    –>  –>

Week of February 19 – 25, 2017 – Resistance Recess

  • More than 100,0000 people organized or joined more than 600 Resistance Recess events across the country
  • Hundreds or even thousands of people showed up for town halls—even when members of Congress refused to show up themselves
  • Dozens of organizations joined together to help let people know how to join the fight, resulting in more than a million visitors to the Resistance Recess website … and many more people got involved on their own accord

February 25, 2017 –Buoyed By Anti-Trump Activism, Democrat Wins Delaware Special Election

February 22, 2017 – Activists to hold Denver town hall with or without Sen. Cory Gardner  The town hall is scheduled for Friday, February 23rd – 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Byers Middle School, 150 S. Pearl in Denver.

February 21, 2017 – Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

February 20,2017 – Successful ‘Not My President’s Day’ Marches  and more info… http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/america-gives-trump-earful-not-my-president-s-day-rallies-n723371 

February 19, 2017 – Making Headlines—including hitting the front page of today’s New York Times—by showing up in droves at members of Congress’s town halls and other in-person events back home. We’re changing the conversation, making it harder for Trump to enact his agenda, and developing the kind of progressive, community-based, visionary leadership that will restore our country.

February 16, 2017 – A Day without Immigrants

February 15, 2017 – Puzder Withdraws from Consideration as Labor Secretary

February 13, 2017 – Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser

February 9, 2017 – Courts refuse to reinstate the travel ban

February 4, 2017 – Homeland Security suspends travel ban

February 4, 2017Washington Judge blocks ‘adverse’ travel ban

January 21, 2017Women’s March on Washington (and everywhere else!) – 3+ million strong worldwide!!