This time, the cancellations are real.
Back in 2014, Sen. Cory Gardner filmed a campaign ad holding a letter he claimed was a “cancellation” of his family’s health coverage. It wasn’t true: Gardner never lost coverage, and the letter he was holding was a renewal notice.
In October of this year, the Republican-controlled Congress failed to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers more than 90,000 kids in Colorado and maternity care for hundreds of pregnant women. Unlike Gardner’s “cancellation notice” that really wasn’t, today thousands of Colorado families are waiting for their own letter in the mail—notifying them of cancelled coverage they won’t get back.
Gardner claims to support funding for the CHIP program, but the U.S. Senate has not moved to address the issue. Meanwhile, the House wants to hold health coverage for kids and expecting moms hostage to make more cuts to the Affordable Care Act. Colorado’s kids need leadership, not rhetoric and blame-shifting.
Click here to watch one of Colorado’s kids tell Cory Gardner that tens of thousands of fellow Coloradans are counting on him to do the right thing. Share this video with your friends, and tell them to contact Sen. Gardner—to urge reauthorization of the CHIP program before it’s too late.
Thanks for taking action to protect Colorado kids. Once that’s done, here are more ways to take action for the week of November 6th:
One Colorado: get out the vote call night!
Join us at the One Colorado office to remind our supporters to get out the vote!
Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Monday, November 6 at 5:30pm
AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights November Detention Center Vigil
Join us Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the GEO Immigrant Detention Center at 3130 Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80010! We’ll be honoring and calling on our ancestors to guide us as we continue to cast light on and end the expanding for-profit detention.
Acompáñanos el lunes, 6 de noviembre a las 6 de la tarde en el centro de detención de GEO en 3130 Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80010. Estaremos enfocados en honrar y llamar nuestros ancestros a guiarnos mientras que continuamos a llevar esto al público y trabajar para parar la expansión del modelo de detención por ganancia de corporaciones que en este momento está principalmente enfocado en gente huyendo para salvar sus vidas.
Where: 3130 Oakland St, Aurora
When: Monday, November 6 at 6:00pm
Clean Energy Means Business Corporate Summit
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Clean Energy Means Business Corporate Summit. This event will bring together leaders in the business community and clean energy experts throughout the Mountain West to collaborate and share insights on corporate clean energy development. The two-day event will address how companies can effectively manage energy costs and mitigate risk through clean energy solutions.
Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver
When: Tuesday, November 7 – Wednesday November 8
One Colorado: Election Day Calls!
Join us to remind our supporters to get out and vote! We will have snacks and drinks for you. If you have a have a laptop and/or phone, feel free to bring it along with you — otherwise, we will have some available!
Where: Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, 2701 Lawrence St, Ste 100, Denver
When: Tuesday, November 7 at 12:00pm
Tickling Giants | Denver, CO
Please join Indivisible North Denver on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 7:00pm for a special screening of Tickling Giants at The Oriental Theater. This event is a fundraiser and there is a reccommended donation price of $20. This includes addmission to the screening and one drink ticket. All proceeds will benefit the Denver Health STEP Program at North High School.
Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00pm
Indivisible Grand Junction CO: Coffee and Civic Action: November Thursdays
Coffee and calling or writing your members of Congress. What could be more fun on a lovely fall morning? Drop in and leave when you must. Large back community room across from the restrooms.
Where: Main Street Bagels Artisan Bakery & Cafe, 559 Main St, Grand Junction
When: Thursday, November 9 at 8:00am
SEIU Local 105 and Mi Familia Vota: Clean Dream Act Colorado Phone-Bank
2 months have passed since #DACA has been terminated and Congress has a real opportunity to act and pass a #CleanDreamAct. It is urgent that we organize and that we get our community including students, parents, teachers, etc to phone bank our representatives so they hear from us, their constituents, a clear message that we are #HereToStay and that we need a clean DREAM Act to pass. Join us at our offices at the Justice For All Building in Denver to phone bank with us.
Where: Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, November 9 at 3:30pm
“Central 70” or “the ditch”? — Inside the I-70 controversy
The Colorado Department of Transportation plan to widen I-70 and bring the highway below ground level has inspired an opposition movement that’s dubbed itself “Ditch the I70 Ditch.” On Thursday, Nov. 9, we’ll hear from project critics Rafael Espinoza and Candi CdeBaca, as well as from Mike Lewis, the Deputy Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation and Rebecca White, Deputy Director of External Programs and Outreach for the Central 70 Project.
Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver
When: Thursday, November 9 at 5:30pm
Colorado Black Women for Political Action: Race, Crime & the Politics of Fear in America w/Tim Wise
This is the third in our series for 2017. Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country.
Wise is the author of seven books, including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America (City Lights Books).
Where: Colorado Black Women for Political Action – CBWPA, Denver
When: Thursday, November 9 at 6:00pm
Southeast Denver Progressive Summit
This will be an engaging day of progressive southeast Denver residents. There will be 2 expert panels to talk about Healthcare and Immigration and how it is effecting us in our neighborhoods, our state, and our nation. We will end our day with an action plan to support each other moving forward. This is a free event; lunch will be provided. We will be collecting donation at this event to help cover costs. If we collect over the amount needed, we will donate to charities who do immigration and healthcare work in our Southeast community.
Where: Kirk of Bonnie Brae, UCC, 1201 S Steele St, Denver
When: Saturday, November 11 at 9:30am
Denver Veterans Day Parade & Festival
Denver Veterans Day is a family-friendly event offers FREE admission to the Parade & Festival! We’ll have a music stage, kids & family activities, military displays, tons of vendors, and a wide variety of food. The Parade & Festival serves as a celebratory “Thank You” to our Veterans who have fought to ensure our freedoms.
Where: Civic Center Park, Denver
When: Saturday, November 11 at 10:00am
2nd Annual Indigenous Film Festival
Join El Pueblo History Museum for the second annual Indigenous Film Festival on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Viewers will see films that show indigenous resistance to encroachment on land, erosion of cultural traditions, and the ways physical and cultural borders affect indigenous lives.
Where: El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N Union Ave, Pueblo
When: Saturday, November 11 at 10:00am
Governor Candidate Forum on Energy, Immigration & Elections
Colorado mid-term elections are just one year away, caucuses are in March, and there is an open Governor’s race on the ballot. On Sunday November 12th, residents of Colorado will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for Governor and hear their positions on the issues that matter most to our communities. This forum will consist of three topic blocks with questions collected from the public in between.
Where: St. Cajetans, Auraria Campus, 1200 Ninth St., Denver
When: Sunday, November 12 at 12:00pm
Thanks for everything you’re doing to fight back against Trump and the far right week after week. We are winning some battles, and setting the stage for future victories by standing up against the terrible mistakes being made by the party in power every time they happen. Working together, we will prevent harm where we can and hold accountable whom we must.
Everything you do matters. Keep it up.