On Saturday, protests across America and the whole world called for action to address the effects of human-caused climate change. In Washington, D.C., over a hundred thousand people marched in unseasonable 90-degree heat to protest the Trump administration’s abandonment of climate science—including the removal of the EPA’s website on climate science from the internet entirely.
In Colorado, it snows in April—even after one of the mildest winters in years. The climate skeptics laughed. A climate march in the snow? Surely this would be a huge failure.
Once again, Colorado proved the skeptics wrong. Thousands of Coloradans braved the snow on Saturday to stand up to Trump and call for action on climate change. Coloradans take pride in our lands, water, and the air we breathe. We believe in leaving them better than how we found them for all those who will come after us.
And we’re not going to let a little snow stop us from speaking out.
Despite all the bad news from Washington, every week stories of the resistance to Trump give hope to millions of Americans that the bad news won’t go on forever. The resistance to Trump has slowed and stymied the right wing’s destructive agenda, and is leading the way to taking our country back in 2018. Everything you are doing right now is critical to this effort. It’s making a difference. The skeptics pretend to laugh because they are afraid.
We’re not stopping until we win it all back. It’s a long road. Take it one week at a time. Here are ways you can fight back for the week of May 1st:
Rally at the Boulder County Courthouse: No Fracking in Boulder
This week the Boulder County Commissioners announced they will not extend the moratorium, which expires May 1st. They also made no indication that they would get behind a law suit to protect our health safety and welfare from the dangers of fracking. Show up to this rally as we hold them accountable for their lack of action and demand that they protect Boulder County by using our public funds (tax dollars) to fund legal protection against fracking!
Where: Boulder County Government, 1325 Pearl St, Boulder
When: Monday, May 1 at 12:00pm
International Workers’ Day Fundraiser
All proceeds support the work of the Wage Theft Direct Action Team, which recuperates wages for workers who have not been paid by their employers. Grandma’s House will donate $1 for every beer purchased!
Where: Grandma’s House, 1710 South Broadway, Denver
When: Monday, May 1 at 4:00pm
The Obstacles are Largely the Same: On Climate Change and Education Reform
CU Geological Sciences Seminar, Boulder, The Obstacles Are Largely the Same: On Climate Change and Education Reform, by Don Duggan-Haas, the Paleontological Research Institution and Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY; Benson Earth Sciences Building Auditorium (room 180). All welcome; refreshments are served at 3:30 in the 2nd floor atrium.
Where: Benson Earth Sciences, 2200 Colorado Ave, CU Boulder
When: Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00pm
Diversity in the Outdoors: Seminar & Networking Event
Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd for food, drinks, and discussion as we explore the current state of outdoor recreation in the US and collaborate to solve problems facing the outdoor recreational industry and community. This is a great way to network, spark ideas, and engage in grassroots initiatives to get more people outdoors.
Where: REI, 1416 Platte St, Denver
When: Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00pm
Love This Place: An Event Series in Partnership with the Denver Office of Sustainability
In collaboration with Denver’s Office of Sustainability, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is kicking off the Love This Place 2016 program track. This program will be an eight-part series that will connect government agencies, local sustainability leaders and members of the public around Denver’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. Each event will connect you to organizations that will provide resources and support to translate these long term goals into actions you can take today.
Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Thursday, May 4 at 3:30pm
Affordable Housing Forum
Please join All In Denver as we host a member forum that will unveil the results of the Enterprise-All In Denver affordable housing poll. The poll reveals that affordable housing remains a top priority in the minds of Denver voters, and that voters are supportive of bolder policies that protect renters and generate more civic capital for affordable housing.
Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver
When: Thursday, May 4 at 5:30pm
Monthly networking event at The #AllianceCenter! No RSVP required, come on in!
Where: The Alliance Center, 1st Floor Event Space, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver
When: When: Thursday, May 4 at 5:30pm
Change on the Front Range
Join New Leaders Council Denver for Change on the Front Range. This event is an opportunity to celebrate local progressive heroes, network, share ideas to resist this administration, learn more about New Leaders Council Denver and meet the 2017 amazing New Leaders Council fellows.
Where: Black Black Coffee 3459 Ringsby Ct, Denver
When: Thursday, May 4 at 6:00pm
CIRC 15th Anniversary Celebration
Join us to celebrate our 15th anniversary as we honor CIRC’s founding Executive Director, Julien Ross, and extend a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Nicole Melaku, and raise funds to ensure that CIRC stays strong over the coming year to defend and protect immigrant communities across Colorado.
Venga para celebrar nuestro 15º aniversario, honrar al Director Ejecutivo fundador de CIRC, Julien Ross, darle una cálida bienvenida a nuestro nueva Directora Ejecutiva, Nicole Melaku, y recaudar fondos para asegurar que CIRC se mantenga fuerte durante el próximo año para defender y proteger a las comunidades inmigrantes en Colorado.
Where: La Rumba, 99 W 9th Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, May 4 at 6:00pm
Warrior Women Rallying Against Sexual Violence
We are inviting women and men who are survivors of sexual violence, and supporters of survivors everywhere, to come and rally together in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Please watch the event page as we finalize details! This action has been planned in connection with First Friday to hold our first fundraising event for the women’s gathering, happening in the month of June!
Where: Denver (RSVP for details)
When: Friday, May 5 at 5:00pm
Get the Frack Facts – Free Conference
Sponsored by: Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont. Learn about technical dangers, health impacts, pipelines and legal considerations with fracking as it encroaches on our schools, homes, parks and churches.
Where: Front Range Community College, Longmont Campu,s 2121 Miller Dr., Classroom Bldg. Door C-4 Community Room
When: Saturday, May 6 at 8:30am
Town Hall at Four Mile
Please join us on Saturday, May 6th for a Town Hall with Sen. Lois Court and Rep. Chris Hansen.
Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver
When: Saturday, May 6 at 10:00am
Rise Up: Combat Human Trafficking in Colorado
Join us on Saturday, May 6th for a special training and organizing event with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT). Human trafficking is a real issue that impacts Colorado communities, and public awareness and action is critical to ending it. LCHT exist to inform social change that ends human exploitation. Their team will be training us on the basics of this crime in Colorado and how we can support the state’s existing anti-trafficking movement. Attendees will be part of a unique collective that will meet again on 7/22. Don’t miss your chance to participate!
Where: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver
When: Saturday, May 6 at 10:00am
100 Days of Trump – Where Do We Go from Here?
The daily deluge of incoherent rants, Twitter tirades, unconstitutional executive actions, and disastrous policies being pushed by Trump and congressional Republicans have caused chaos throughout the country. As a means of expressing our righteous indignation towards these policies, we the people have shown our true power by rallying, marching, connecting, and energizing the base for the battles to come.
Where: Pikes Peak Library District – Penrose Library, 20 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm