This week, the fight for the future of our country comes back home to Colorado.

Neil Gorsuch, a federal judge from Boulder, has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch might be from Colorado, but he does not share the values of most Coloradans. Neil Gorsuch represents a threat to the basic rights of Coloradans: the right to clean air and water, to fairness in the workplace, and to the right to a safe and legal abortion. Gorsuch is openly hostile to Colorado’s landmark medical aid in dying law, which passed just last year by an overwhelming majority.

As a Supreme Court Justice, Gorsuch is expected to lean to the right of some of the most far-right Justices on the court: farther to the right than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who he would replace, and possibly on par with fringe-right Justice Clarence Thomas. That is not what Colorado wants.

And again, we can’t forget the fact that this seat was stolen, after President Obama nominated a qualified judge to replace Scalia on the court with nearly a year remaining in his term. It doesn’t matter where Gorsuch was born and raised, no Democrat should cooperate with the treachery that resulted in his nomination. If you haven’t already, click here to sign our petition calling on Colorado’s U.S. Senators to reject Gorsuch.

Today, hearings are beginning in the U.S. Senate on Gorsuch’s confirmation. The process is expected to take several weeks, and we’ll update with ways to take action all the way through the final vote. Stay tuned!

Here are other ways you can take action for the week of March 20th:

Featured event: ACAnniversary – Don’t pop our health plans!

Happy BirthdACA! March 23rd marks the 7th anniversary of the ACA’s signing into law. We’ll have hundreds of balloons to represent the thousands of Coloradans that have gotten covered thanks to the ACA–and then popping them all to signify the massive coverage losses that would occur if the GOP health care bill is passed into law. Please join us for this day of celebration, reflection and resistance!

Where: Skyline Park, 1125 17th St., Denver, Colorado
When: Thursday, March 23 at 12:00pm

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Resist Trump Tuesday: Skinny Budget

Now we’ve got a Skinny Budget that attacks science, the arts, American Values and sends almost all our tax dollars to the military. On top of Republican’s foolish attempt to replace not repair the Affordable Care Act will deny health coverage to MILLIONS! Even Cory Gardner has his doubts! Why do they hate the poor and aged among us? At the same time, we are still mystified by Trump’s curious Russian connections. The swamp just gets deeper and deeper. Join us to raise our voices and #ResistTrumpTuesday!

Where: Skyline Park, 1125 17th St., Denver, Colorado
When: Tuesday, March 21 at 12:00pm

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Speak Up for Kids Colorado

Mark your calendar for 2017 Speak Up for Kids Day on March 22, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1370 Grant Street, Denver. Presented by Colorado Children’s Campaign, Clayton Early Learning and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Speak Up for Kids brings together child advocates from across Colorado to learn about effective advocacy and policy issues facing the Colorado legislature and to put their skills into action by speaking up with legislators at the Colorado State Capitol. Since its inception in 2012, Speak Up for Kids has trained nearly 500 people who care about Colorado kids to make their voices heard on important policy issues that affect kids and families.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, March 22 at 8:00am

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Creative Strategies for Change Works in Progress

Creative Strategies for Change is hosting a community event to showcase our current works in progress, Social Imagination: Race & Gender and the Community Cypher Youth leadership project. This is event is open to the entire public for free to help us curate critiques of the performances and inspire stories from the community to inform our process. The performances will be followed by dialogue about the issues we are tackling in our productions.

Where: Whittier Community Center, 2900 Downing St., Denver
When: Thursday, March 23 at 5:00pm

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Rutt Bridges: Autonomous Vehicles & The Environment

Futurist, Entrepreneur, and Author Rutt Bridges is the author of “Driverless Car Revolution” and is working on a new book “Driverless Conquers Congestion”. The autonomous vehicle revolution will have deep impacts on society as everything revolves around transportation and the energy we use to move goods and people. Learn what the near future has in store, and what it means for the environment.

Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden
When: Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm

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43rd Annual Denver March Powwow

Witness the pageantry and beauty of tribal dances as performed by over 1,000 American Indian Dancers. Inspired by time-honored songs, performed by 30+ drum groups. These gifted dancers perform the historical dances of their tribal ancestors. Be sure to watch a grand entry which begins each session. It has been described as “a magnificent array of color, motion, and sound. Storytellers share the legacies, legends and histories of a distinguished and proud people. While in the Storyteller’s circle, learn the significance of dance and music in the lives and culture of America’s indigenous people.

Where: Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St, Denver
When: Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26

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Colorado Stands with Immigrants

Today and always it is important for us as Americans to
acknowledge, support, and protect the immigrant population of our country. Our diversity is what makes us great and we cannot sit back while that diversity is being threatened. At this event, we will provide education regarding the challenges immigrants are facing today and opportunities to support them as valuable members of our community.

Where: Skyline Park, 1125 17th St., Denver, Colorado
When: Saturday, March 25 at 1:00pm

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Women’s Day of Service Denver

We don’t need to wait for politicians to make our world better. We can start right now in our own communities! Let’s show our daughters and our sons how much power we the people have! Here’s how it works: organizers direct interested volunteers to an activity they can participate in on March 25. We have more than a dozen causes from feeding the hungry and community gardening to sewing blankets for people with sensory processing issues.

Where: Locations in the Denver area
When: Saturday, March 25 at 8:00am

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