What you can do to fight back this week (May 29)

Colorado’s economy is booming, but not everyone is sharing in the good times.

With the cost of living in Colorado soaring, thousands of working families are forced every year to turn to unscrupulous “payday lenders” who charge incredibly high interest rates on small loans. Because of the high cost of borrowing from payday lenders, borrowers frequently end up in a cycle of repeated borrowing they can’t escape—enriching predatory lenders at the expense of those who can least afford it.

Colorado has tried several times to reform payday lending, but it hasn’t done enough for working families. So this year we’re trying a different approach. Tomorrow morning, join ProgressNow Colorado, Operation HOPE, the Bell Policy Center, Denver community and faith leaders, and Coloradans just like you as this coalition launches a ballot initiative campaign to cap payday loan interest rates at 36%.

What: Rally to Launch Campaign to Stop Predatory Loans
Where: Mi Casa Resource Center 345 S. Grove St, Denver, CO 80219
When: Wednesday, May 30 at 11:00 am

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And then check out all the other great ways to make a difference for the week of May 29:


Together We Will Colorado: Town Hall with Senator Michael Bennet

Do you have questions for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet? You are invited to Michael’s Town Hall in Aurora next week. Michael will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 30 at 4:30 to answer questions from Coloradans. Doors will open at 4:00. Please arrive early as space may be limited.

Where: Community College of Aurora, 16000 E Centretech Pkwy, Aurora
When: Wednesday, May 30 at 4:30pm

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Representative Leslie Herod: Taboo Town Hall

Taboo Town Hall is a 2018 legislative session recap and an candid conversation around sex, race, money, drugs, guns, and gays — the critical (sometimes taboo) issues that impact our community. “Naming things, breaking through taboos and denial is the most dangerous, terrifying, and crucial work. This has to happen in spite of political climates or coercions, in spite of careers being won or lost, in spite of the fear of being criticized, outcast, or disliked. I believe freedom begins with naming things. Humanity is preserved by it.”

Where: Blush & Blu Denver, 1526 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, May 30 at 6:00pm

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Keeping Colorado Affordable Gubernatorial Forum

Join the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and our partners to hear the positions and perspectives from the Gubernatorial candidates on affordable housing, living wages, and the state budget. This event is FREE and open for everyone to attend but you must RSVP because space is limited.

Where: Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver
When: Thursday, May 31 at 6:00pm

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Open to All: A Town Hall on Religious Freedom and Civil Rights

The First Amendment promises both the freedom of and freedom from religion. But as faith plays an increasingly prominent role in American politics, preserving the boundary between religion and government is more vital (and challenging) than ever. Join us for a town hall exploring the use and misuse of religious liberty in contemporary public life, featuring a discussion of the issues at stake in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and state-level efforts to use religious freedom as a license to discriminate, especially against LGBTQI members of our community.

Where: Irish Snug, 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, May 31 at 6:30pm

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Cervezas for Causes with Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Each week Cerveceria Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit. This week, we are celebrating Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. CIRC believes in the inherent dignity and human rights of every person, regardless of immigration status. CIRC envisions a society in which all women, men and children are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to fair and just work, housing, health care, and education and the opportunity to live united with family members.

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Friday, June 1 at 5:00pm

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Pueblo Wear Orange Rally

Join Moms Demand Action Pueblo for a reading of the proclamation declaring June 2nd as Wear Orange day in the city of Pueblo.

Where: Pueblo City Hall
When: Friday, June 1 at 6:30pm

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One Colorado: Pride Night with the Colorado Rockies

Join us as we watch the Colorado Rockies take on the LA Dodgers for LGBTQ Pride Night! Come out and enjoy an evening with friends, family, and exciting Rockies baseball at Coors Field!

Where: Coors Field, Denver
When: Friday, June 1 at 6:40pm

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Moms Demand Action: We Wear Orange 2018

Join us for a family friendly gathering honoring survivors and victims of gun violence.

Where: Barnum Park, 360 West Hooker Street, Denver
When: Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am

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Grand Junction Wear Orange Block Party

Join Paonia and Grand Junction Moms Demand Action members for an open house Wear Orange broadcast at KWSI-LP Radio. Help us spread the word about gunsense and honor with action those whose lives have been cut short by gun violence by wearing orange. Children are welcome.

Where: KWSI-LP Radio, 1160 N 4th St, Grand Junction
When: Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am

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Broomfield Trail Adventure Wear Orange Booth

June 2nd is Gun Violence Awareness Day. Help us spread awareness for gun violence and commemorate the day at the Broomfield Community Trail Adventure event. We will be handing out Oranges and other goodies for kids and parents as they enjoy some beautiful Colorado weather! Wear Orange or your Moms Demand Action T-shirt.

Where: Legacy High School, 2701 W 136th Ave, Broomfield
When: Saturday, June 2 at 8:00am

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Wear Orange – Parker, CO

Let’s show Parker and Douglas County that we want COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. #WearOrange to Discovery Park outside the Parker library for this family-friendly event with live music, great conversations, Orange everything!

Where: Parker Library, 20105 Mainstreet, Parker
When: Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am

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East Boulder County Moms Wear Orange Rally

Join East Boulder County Moms for a Wear Orange Rally in Lafayette CO to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Where: Festival Plaza, 310 S Public Rd, Lafayette
When: Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am

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Boulder Wear Orange

Learn more about the Boulder Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. We’ll share the victories we’ve had and actions you can take with us.

Where: The Post Brewing Company, 5201 2027 13TH St, Boulder
When: Saturday, June 2 at 3:00pm

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Colorado Springs Wear Orange Picnic

Join us for a Wear Orange picnic in the park for gun violence awareness. Honor with action by wearing orange to remember those whose lives have been cut short by gun violence. Children are welcome and bring a friend.

Where: Acacia Park, 225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, June 2 at 3:00pm

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One Colorado: Volunteer at Salida Pride!

Ark Valley Pride is coming up on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:30am-4:30pm and we want to celebrate with you! One Colorado needs volunteers at our booth and we would love for you to join us! You can get more information and sign up below.

Where: Alpine Park, 17th Street and Alpine, Salida
When: Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am

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Join PP at the People’s Fair

Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is kicking off our summer festival season – starting with Denver People’s Fair 2018. Join us as we answer questions, educate our community, & breakdown harmful stigma.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3

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Volunteer with One Colorado at People’s Fair!

One Colorado will have a table at the People’s Fair at Denver’s Civic Center Park on June 2nd and 3rd, where we will be getting petitions signed to ban conversion therapy in Colorado!

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3

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Big Gay 5k Denver

The Big Gay 5K will take place at 9:00am on Sunday, June 3. The race will start and end on the east side of Cheesman Park at the Pavilion Building (1900 E 11th Ave). We will run west on 14th Avenue to the Capitol and back to celebrate inside Cheesman Park! This race is for everyone; walkers, runners, kids, adults, gay and straight. Come to run. Come to have fun. Come to support. Come to show your PRIDE!

Where: Cheesman Park, 1900 E 11th Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, June 3 at 9:00am

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Durango Wear Orange Rally in the Park

Join Moms Demand Action Durango for Wear Orange as we rally in the park to honor those whose lives have been cut short by gun violence.

Where: Buckley Park, 1250 Main Ave, Durango
When: Sunday, June 3 at 2:00pm

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Thanks once again for everything you do week after week to fight for our shared progressive values! Make sure to check your inbox for breaking news, and we’ll be back next week with more ways to take action.