This weekend, Donald Trump made a liar of Rep. Mike Coffman. Again.
Last fall, Rep. Coffman claimed that Donald Trump is “the only one” who can fix the nation’s broken immigration system. That’s not a misprint. Even though Coffman pretends to have moderation on immigration in recent years, statements like this make it clear Coffman is in no way a “different kind of Republican.”
And that was before Donald Trump announced this weekend that a deal to protect immigrants to came to America as children is “dead.” On Easter Sunday, and during Passover, no less. To thousands of kids right here in Colorado and hundreds of thousands across the nation, Trump is not trying to fix immigration.
He’s trying to make it worse.
When it comes to immigration reform, Mike Coffman is part of the problem—not the solution. Action item #1 this week: call Rep. Mike Coffman at 202-225-7882 and tell him to stop making excuses for his party’s failures on immigration.
Once you’ve done that, here are many more ways to fight back for the week of April 2:
Featured Event: Never Again – CO Presents: a CD 6 Town Hall
Join us as Never Again-Colorado hosts a town hall in the sixth congressional district with or without Congressman Mike Coffman. We have also invited Senator Cory Gardner, and if Congressman Coffman doesn’t show up we have invited both declared opponents to listen to young people (Jason Crow and Levi Tilleman). This will be 100% led by students all around the state! Everyone of all ages is welcomed to attend! Parents, bring your kids. Students, bring your families. We ask that you arrive at 5:45, so we can promptly begin at 6:00.
Where: ThunderRidge High School, 1991 W Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch
When: Saturday, April 7 at 6:00pm
Town Hall with Rep. Hansen & Sen. Williams
On Wednesday, 4 April, we will be talking in depth about the state budget, which the legislature is dealing with next week. Please come along to learn more about this process—the notorious Long Bill—as well as a wide range of other issues.
Where: 7935 E 14th Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00pm
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) kickoff at the Capitol
Join us on Wednesday, April 4th from noon-1pm for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) kickoff at the Capitol! This year’s campaign is “Embrace Your Voice.” Our words shape the world around us and how we talk about sexual violence matters. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue of sexual violence and consent, we can create a culture of respect, equality, and safety. On April 4th we will be showcasing the amazing work our programs have been doing, host an awards ceremony, and more!
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, April 4 at 12:00pm
Boulder City Council Hearing to Ban Assault Weapons
The Boulder City Council will be meeting to discuss banning Semi-Automatic Assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks.
We are asking supporters to show up in Orange and get their friends to show up. We may just be one city, but what we do here can serve as a model for other cities. And we need to act. Let’s do our part, here in Boulder, to work to reduce gun violence to keep our communities and our children safer.
Where: 1777 Broadway St, Boulder
When: Thursday, April 5 at 6:00pm
One Colorado: Spring 2018 Western Slope GSA Leadership Summit
At the 2018 Western Slope GSA Leadership Summit, we will share best practices for creating and supporting effective GSA programs and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to be leaders in their community. Students (middle school, high school, and college-aged), educators, and parents who are passionate about creating safe, inclusive learning environments are all welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a FREE event and this year’s theme is ‘It Starts With Us’ to remind us that we all have the power to make change in our community.
Where: 1248 Houston Ave, Grand Junction
When: Saturday, April 7 at 8:30am
Legislative Town Hall
Please join Sen. Martinez-Humenik, Rep. Winter, and Sen. Moreno for a town hall meeting. The legislators will discussing opioids and their bills for this year’s session.
Where: Ciancio’s, 9650 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster
When: Saturday, April 7 at 10:00am
Colorado Name Change Clinic
Learn how to file your name change petition in Colorado, as well as update your gender marker! The workshop will be lead by an attorney who can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Denver Fingerprinting will also be on-hand to facilitate the required FBI/CBI background checks, which greatly speeds up the process.
This workshop is free to attend, but we kindly ask you RSVP for this event so we can anticipate the attendance and prepare accordingly. Sponsored by PFLAG of Northern Colorado, CSU Pride, NOCO Equality, Eclectic, SPLASH and the Colorado Name Change Project.
Where: Old Town Library, 201 Peterson Street, Fort Collins
When: Saturday, April 7 at 12:30pm
Colorado Rising Activation Workshop – Greeley
Colorado Rising is powering the effort to pass a statewide ballot initiative establishing common sense protections for our communities from fracking. Ballot language has been submitted, and we are gearing up to start collecting signatures this spring! Anyone who is interested in volunteering to help this initiative pass should attend this training!
Where: Farr Regional Library, 1939 61st Ave, Greeley
When: Saturday, April 7 at 12:30pm
Town Hall for Our Lives CD-4
A town hall with or without our reps.
Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock
When: Saturday, April 7 at 1:00pm
Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Sunday School for Atheists: What’s Our Role In Permanent War?
What is our role in permanent war? Come hear a talk by the award-winning peace activist and writer, Kathy Kelly, entitled, “Break Every Chain: Unshackling ourselves from fears and wars”. We’ll hear about her recent time spent in Yemen, as well as her experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and inside of federal prison. Learn how we are involved in these wars from right here in Colorado, and ways to take action.
Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, April 8 at 11:00am
Period Kit Hand Out Day
Period Kits for the Homeless will be handing out Period Supplies to those in need at Civic Center Park and the surrounding area. If you are experiencing homelessness and need products- we have you covered! If you would like to volunteer day of-keep in mind that this a STREET OUTREACH opportunity-where you will be walking throughout the area supplying kits to those in need.
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Sunday, April 8 at 11:00am
The Indivisible Arapahoe Sunday Social!
You are invited to an afternoon of networking with Indivisible members, allied groups, candidates and all Arapahoe County voters. This is an opportunity to connect with other passionate people, learn about opportunities to engage and stay engaged, and collaboratively plan for getting out the vote. It is also a chance to celebrate and build momentum during this election cycle and grow your group.
Where: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 14442 E Cedar Ave, Aurora
When: Sunday, April 8 at 5:30pm
Gubernatorial Candidate Debate @UNC
Colorado elections are November 6th, do you know who you’re supporting for governor? Three student organizations from the University of Northern Colorado: Student Senate, Bear News, and the Political Science & International Affairs Club are collaborating with the Greeley Tribune to host a Colorado Gubernatorial Debate at UNC. Denver 7News Anchor, Anne Trujillo, and UNC Political Science Lecturer, Dr. Gregory Williams, will moderate. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more from the candidates who are seeking to govern Colorado in the coming years! Doors open at 5:30pm.
Where: UNC University Center, 2101 10th Ave, Greeley
When: Monday, April 9 at 6:00pm
Thanks for all your help fighting back to protect the people and institutions that need it most. We’ll be back next week with more ways to take action.