On Saturday, hundreds of Coloradans from all walks of life came together at Denver’s Shorter AME Community Church for the Resist Forward Summit. The event brought together some our state’s communities of color, LGBTQ and women’s advocates, immigrant rights supporters, environmentalists, leaders in the faith community, and newly activated groups to discuss meaningful resistance work in response to Trump and the far-right agenda in Washington.

The result was an invaluable day of learning and collaboration. Members of our community who don’t talk to each other enough sat down and learned about our shared priorities and values. The partnerships forged this weekend at the Resist Forward Summit will take the resistance in Colorado to the next level, and help ensure that everyone in this fight has a voice.

And there’s no time to lose. This week in Washington, Sen. Cory Gardner and the Republican-controlled Congress are trying once again to repeal health reform and take away coverage from millions of Americans. Despite even Fox News polls showing fewer than 20% of Americans in support of the latest health repeal bill, Gardner is determined to pass it no matter what.

Priority #1 this week: Call Cory Gardner at (202) 224-5941 and tell him to stop trying to take away health coverage from thousands of Coloradans. Gardner may publicly dismiss you as “paid protesters,” but his staff pays attention to the calls. We have to keep the pressure on every time to make sure Gardner knows he can’t get away with this.

Once you’re done, check out more ways to take action for the week of June 12th:

Postcard Huddle!

Join COS CAN and 350 Colorado Springs at the Ivywild School while we write postcards to our representatives! Our focus will be the most important one there is, the environment! We’ll write to everyone from Trump to Gardner to Mayor Suthers no one is off limits in the fight for mother earth. We will also have a petition for everyone to sign demanding Mayor Suthers commits to lowering emissions in our city. We have plenty of postcards thanks to the many people that have been donating, all you need to bring is yourself and some money for food if you desire! Postcard stamp donations are always appreciated but not required! Thank you!

Where: The Principal’s Office, 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Monday, June 12 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Orlando United Event: 1 Year Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

On the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it is time to bring the community together in love and remembrance. Since the tragedy, the strength of the LGBTQ+ and ally community has grown. It is more important now than ever to continue to come together. Join us for an evening of support, reflection and love as we honor the 49 victims. There will be song, speakers and most importantly a community of individuals committed to love and kindness. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude with a candlelight vigil.

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Monday, June 12 at 6:30pm

Click here to RSVP.

Showing Up For Racial Justice Fort Collins General Membership Meeting

We are excited to see you at our next general membership meeting. For those who are returning, we are excited to see you again. If this is your first time, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into SURJ. If it is your first meeting, please try to attend 15 minutes early so we can meet you, get to know you, and give you a little background of SURJ Fort Collins before we begin the meeting.

Where: FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple St, Fort Collins
When: Monday, June 12 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Pay your respects to the end of health care

Healthcare repeal is bad for Colorado. 271, 500 Coloradans will lose their plan under the GOP backed bill. March with us, tell Cory Gardner his agenda is a death sentence for Colorado. Hosted by SEIU Local 105.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 101 E 14th Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30am

Click here to RSVP.

Colorado People’s Alliance 2nd Annual The People’s Party

COPA has been hard at work resisting the attacks from the current administration and working for our vision for Colorado – join us and help us raise the much needed funds we need to continue our work. We need your support to continue our resistence but also to move our vision forward for a Colorado that is welcoming to all regardless of their immigration status or background, a Colorado that protects our air and water rather than corporate intersts, an economy that works for all and not just the wealthy few, and to work to change our Criminal in-justice system into a criminal justice system that sees people as people and not as an object or dollar sign.

Where: City Park Pavilion 1700 N. York St., Denver
When: Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Local Environmental Activism Night

Join us at Shine Restaurant and Gathering place to take action in support of local and national environmental conservation issues! Especially now, with every indication our national government has no interest in conservationism, it is the time to take grassroots, local action on climate change and land conservation.

Where: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, 2027 13th St, Boulder
When: Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Orbis Salon: Activism and Social Change

Join us for the next Orbis Salon where we’ll be taking a critical look at activism and social change – we’ll discuss what it is, what works, and what feels like it works but really doesn’t. Our conversation for the evening will be guided by a central question: What is a more effective strategy – trying to change the existing system within its confines or creating an alternative system entirely? The evening will start out with an interactive voting activity, then we’ll have a panel discussion with local and international change-makers. We’ll close out the evening by breaking out into small discussion groups with our panelists.

Where: Orbis Institute, 1818 Gaylord St., Denver
When: Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm

Click here to RSVP.

Mourning the Death of Public Education in Denver

Join Our Denver, Our Schools, Indivisible Colorado Education Team, parents, teachers, community members and other collaborating organizations in protest of DPS policies surrounding school closures. We will mourn the closure of schools and stand in protest of more closures to come this coming school year.

Where: 1860 Lincoln St, Denver
When: Thursday, June 15 at 4:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

One Colorado Pride Kickoff and Sign Making Party

Come join One Colorado and help us get ready for Denver Pride this summer! This will be a great opportunity to hang out, enjoy the June weather and help us make some great signs for the Denver Pride Parade on Sunday, June 18th.

Where: 10 Barrel Brewing Company, 2620 Walnut Street, Denver
When: Thursday, June 15 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.

How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Proceed without caution: individual resistance might work in a pinch, but how can we create solidarity? “If you agree with everyone in your coalition, you’re not in a coalition.” Hosted by Warm Cookies of the Revolution.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax, Denver
When: Thursday, June 15 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Sit-in at Sen. Gardner’s office: Save the Affordable Care Act

Senate Republicans just announced they’ll vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act by the end of June. That means we have just two weeks to save the Affordable Care Act – or 23 million people will lose health insurance, and the rest of us will return to the days of junk plans that aren’t there for us when we need them. To protest, we’re staging a sit-in at Senator Gardner’s Denver office. We plan to show up and refuse to leave until Senator Gardner commits to voting ‘No’. We need to make sure he knows that if he votes to take away the Affordable Care Act, his days as a Colorado senator are numbered – and massive outrage in the form of a sit-in at his local office will do just that.

Where: Sen. Cory Gardner’s office, 1125 17th St, Denver
When: Friday, June 16 at 2:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

Denver Pride Fest

Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), Denver PrideFest is now the third largest pride festival, and seventh largest pride parade in the United States, drawing 375,000 guests annually. Denver PrideFest takes place annually in June in downtown Civic Center Park. PrideFest features the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade, a Dance Stage with DJs, a Latin Stage with cultural programming, and the Center Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating both days. The festival also features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. We provide a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy, and there’s also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park
When: Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18

Click here to RSVP.

March with One Colorado at Denver Pridefest!

It’s Pride Season! Come celebrate the fun and sun with us! We will provide a light breakfast! We’re excited to see you there!

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Sunday, June 18 at 8:30am

Click here to RSVP.

March with Labor in the Denver LGBT Pride Parade!

Organized labor will once gain be marching in Denver’s LGBT Pride Parade. We will line up starting at 8:30a in Cheesman Park. All supporters of LGBT rights and economic justice are welcome to march with us, whether gay or straight, union member or no! Our theme this year will be “RESIST with PRIDE” , and it looks like our contingent will be bigger & better than ever before! If you are a union member, feel free to wear your union colors/ gear.

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Sunday, June 18 at 8:30am

Click here to RSVP.