We’re three months into Donald Trump’s presidency. This is when the pundits predicted that Americans would grow fatigued over protesting against Trump’s agenda, and would “accept” the reality that radical and harmful changes were inevitable to our nation’s most basic institutions.
Once again: the pundits were wrong.
On Saturday, thousands of Coloradans again gathered in Denver’s Civic Center Park: this time to demand President Trump disclose his tax returns and financial history so the people can finally understand the sources of Trump’s wealth. With Tax Day approaching for most Americans this week, Trump’s virtually unprecedented refusal to come clean about his financial interests is both an insult and an injury. We deserve better, and in Denver one of the largest crowds of nationwide protests this weekend against Trump delivered the message loud and clear.
We are winning this country back. The news across the nation as the Easter congressional recess continues is of right-wing politicians running from their constituents, and the few who agreed to face the voters being overrun with questions they couldn’t answer. This coming weekend, another large protest march is expected to draw thousands back to downtown Denver. As the torrent of bad news for the Trump administration continues with no signs of improvement, now is the time to keep the pressure on. You are setting the stage for everything that comes next: the next life-or-death battle over health care or immigration, the answer to Trump’s next outrage, and the next election as we start to undo the damage.
Thanks for everything you’re doing and will continue to do to fight back. Here are ways to take action for the week of April 17th:
Democracy Under Surveillance: A Conversation With Edward Snowden
Join us for a livestream conversation about privacy and government surveillance with Edward Snowden. Both recipients of the Sam Adams Award for integrity and ethics in the intelligence profession, Colonel (Ret) Lawrence Wilkerson U.S. Army will lead a conversation with Mr. Edward Snowden raising issues about global surveillance programs, the role of intelligence in national security, and the intricate balance between privacy, security, and protecting individual rights in an increasingly technology driven age.
Where: Facebook Live event
When: Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00pm
Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s Community Forum
On April 18th , Congresswoman Diana DeGette is bringing together community groups, constituents and activists to answer questions and discuss how we can continue to work together. Are you in? Congresswoman Diana DeGette will share her thoughts on what is happening in Washington, DC and how our community can make a difference in the national debate about our future.
Where: 1144 Broadway St, Denver
When: Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Aurora Town Hall With Sen. Daniel Kagan
Join Senator Daniel Kagan Tuesday evening for a town hall and legislative update at the Heather Gardens Clubhouse.
Where: 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO
When: Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Mother’s Strength – Stories of Immigration
Including Jeanette, telling her own story. A fundraiser to help cover the cost of the legal battles of Ingris Encalada Latorre and Jeanette Vizguerra. All funds raised will go to the two strong mothers in sanctuary here in Denver. Minimum $10 donation, no one turned away.
Where: First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St., Denver
When: Friday, April 21 at 7:00pm
Emerge Colorado One Day Training: The Future is Feminist
Our members of Congress may not answer your calls, but we will! We’ve heard from hundreds of women asking how to get involved, how to run for office and how to take action. Today, we are excited to announce that on April 22nd, we’ll host our first ever one-day training program! Registration for the day is $46.00 (because we’re ready for president # 46) and includes lunch, a network of women just as fired up as you are, powerful workshops (Agenda) that teach you how to be the most effective whether you’re running for office, serving on a board or commission or organizing your neighbors to demand accountability!
Where: University of Denver campus
When: Saturday, April 22 at 8:00am – 7:00pm
Denver Earth Day with the Sierra Club
Held on State Capitol grounds, the Colorado Earth Day will be an event you won’t want to miss! #5280EarthDay The world-wide #MarchforScience will begin and end next to the venue, be prepared to meet thousands of motivated individuals looking to make a difference for the Earth! The Colorado Earth Day event features kid-friendly activity zones, live music, live performances, tabling opporunitites and a student art competition. Guest speakers include The Leauge of Women Voters, Health Equity Colorado Director Web Brown and the Four Winds American Indian Council. A great opportunity to deliver your message and promote the Earth!
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax, Denver
When: Saturday, April 22 at 9:00am – 4:00pm
March for Science – Denver
Science benefits and impacts every aspect of humanity including healthcare, technology and the environment. The public depends on peer-reviewed studies to help shape policy for the betterment of future generations. We welcome individuals from all walks of life to join those who embrace science, dedicate their professions to research and value the processes that inform evidence-based inquiry.
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, April 22 at 10:00am
March for Science – Colorado Springs
The March for Science on Colorado Springs must and will go on! A coalition of local organizations has coalesced to celebrate science and speak with the community about the critical role scientific inquiry plays in our society. In the face of a growing climate of scientific denial it is more critical now than ever that we promote science both in and outside the classroom. Join us for a rally and march on downtown Colorado Springs!
Where: Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, April 22 at 12:00pm