What you can do to fight back this week (June 11)

This weekend, a who’s-who of the far right gathered in Denver for the Western Conservative Summit. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, two of the most anti-Colorado members of the Trump administration, headlined an event that seems tailor-made to showcase the very worst in American politics today.

As usual in the era of Trump, the real excitement was outside the event instead of inside. Once again, ordinary Coloradans turned out in force to show the world that the Western Conservative Summit doesn’t speak for Colorado. While speakers inside the convention proudly declared their intention to divide America, hundreds outside sent another message clearly: enough is enough.

From now until November, it’s only going to get more intense. This summer and fall represent the greatest opportunity progressives have had to change the course of this nation since we elected Barack Obama president in 2008. It’s up to all of us to seize this moment, and channel the energy of the resistance to Trump into taking America back at the polls. This weekend was just the beginning.

Action item #1 this week: defend the Affordable Care Act and Coloradans with pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is refusing to defend patients with pre-existing conditions in a Texas legal case that could have implications of health care across the nation. Join our friends at the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative as they urge Gov. John Hickenlooper and the state’s attorney general to join the defense of the ACA before it’s too late.

Once that’s done, here are more ways to take action for the week of June 11:


NARAL 2018 Scorecard Release Party!

The 2018 Colorado Legislative Session is now over, and so much has happened! The NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Scorecard will let you see how your legislators did in supporting pro-choice priorities in the legislature, such as defeating anti-choice bills, fighting for the Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Act and defending bodily autonomy by supporting the #MeToo movement.

Where: North Wash Park Neighborhood (Address upon RSVP)
When: Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30pm

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3rd Annual The People’s Party

It’s time for our 3rd annual, The People’s Party! Join us to celebrate our shared humanity! Let’s come together to stand with each other in solidarity and in a fight for our rights and dignity. COPA members have been hard at work resisting attacks while still pushing for our bold vision for Colorado! Join us and help us raise the much needed funds to continue our work. We need your support to continue our resistance 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 interests, and an economy that works for all and not just the wealthy few.

Where: Denver City Park Pavilion, 1700 N York St, Denver
When: Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00pm

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Measuring Policing Equity Forum

Across America the issue of equitable policing has been the subject of much debate arising out of deep societal concerns for fairness, transparency and accountability in our justice system. Many important research questions remain regarding the training of police officers and their interactions with community members of color who are over-represented in the justice system.

Where: Denver Park Hill SDA Prayer Ministry, 3385 Albion Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00pm

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Plates for Pride

Four courses, five chefs, supporting 2 amazing local charities. $45 per person, $25 wine pairing. Portion of proceeds benefitting: One Colorado & Gender Identity Center of Colorado.

Where: Old Major, 3316 Tejon St, Denver
When: Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado Pride Kickoff and Sign Making Party

Come join One Colorado and help us get ready for the Denver Pride festival and parade! This will be a great opportunity to hang out, enjoy the June weather, and help us make some great signs and buttons for the Denver Pride Parade on Sunday, June 17th.

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St, Denver
When: Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30pm

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Families Belong Together: Denver Stands Against ICE

We have organized a unifying event across Colorado in an effort to increase awareness and discuss tangible ways of helping our immigrant communities. This effort is unique in its partnership with various activist groups, non-profit organizations working within the community, the places of faith taking in those in need of sanctuary, people supporting those impacted, and most importantly, those who have been directly impacted. Together we are vowing to work together and to take a stand against what is happening to immigrants, refugees and asylees in our country.

Where: 3130 North Oakland Street Aurora
When: Thursday, June 14 at 5:00pm

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TEDxMileHigh: Race & Identity

Through stories, we educate, understand, and influence others. The story of race, specifically in the US, and even more specifically in Denver has a deep history. These stories, beginning from indigenous tribes, to slavery, to civil rights, to our world today, have shaped the permeable framework of our human identities. TEDxMileHigh is honored to invite some of Denver’s most compelling voices to share space in telling stories of how we exist and navigate race in the public space.

Where: Mirus Gallery Denver, 1144 Broadway, Denver
When: Thursday, June 14 at 6:00pm

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Zero Tolerance for Family Separation

We are repeating this event to peacefully demonstrate we have Love for our Neighbors and Zero Tolerance for Family Separation. We are also walking to join the marches across the country who are marching this June 14th to demand justice for the children who were picked up at the border and are now missing from their parents.

Where: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St, Denver
When: Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm

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“Zero Tolerance For Separating Families” Rally And Vigil

We will be gathering to protest the policies of the Trump Administration that separates children from parents at the border, even when seeking asylum. This will be a poster rally and candlelight vigil.

Where: Sister City Plaza, Pueblo
When: Thursday, June 14 at 7:00pm

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Defend Our Democracy Activist Training

The 2018 primary and general elections are quickly approaching. Are you ready to get out the vote, draw attention to the money flowing into our elections, and improve our democracy? Join Colorado Common Cause and partners for a Defend our Democracy Activist Training on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 AM – 1 PM at The Alliance Center in downtown Denver.

Where: Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 at 9:00am

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White Anti-Racist Allyship: Beyond the Basics

So, you are a white person who considers themselves an ally to black and brown folks. Are you someone who was horrified by the election and has gotten more involved in anti-racist community initiatives and trainings? Are you someone supportive of movements like BLM and criminal justice reform? Are you someone who works or volunteers in a progressive organization? Are you someone looking to deepen your understanding of oppression, privilege, and your role in combating racism as a white ally beyond your initial introduction into this subject? Then this training is for you.

Where: Park Hill UCC, 2600 Leyden St, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 at 11:00am

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Volunteer with NARAL at Juneteenth

Join NARAL in Historic Five Points in Denver as we celebrate Juneteenth Music Festival. Come table with us and talk about reproductive rights in Colorado.

Where: Juneteenth Music Festival, 605 26th St, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 at 11:00am

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Denver PrideFest Family Day

Denver PrideFest is the largest celebration of LGBT pride in the Rocky Mountain region. The FREE two-day festival kicks off with family day featuring the Pride 5K, the PrideFest Family Area, Rainbow Alley youth area, plus a full day of entertainment on three stages and more than 200 exhibitors including great food and drink.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 at 11:00am

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Volunteer with One Colorado at Denver Pride

LGBTQ Pride season is here! Pull on a new One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17

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Volunteer with NARAL at Denver PrideFest!

Join NARAL as we celebrate Pride in Denver! Help us table at PrideFest and march with our partners in the parade!

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17

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Join New Era Colorado At Denver PrideFest

Join New Era Colorado at Denver Pridefest to ensure that young people are registered to vote and excited about the upcoming midterms! This weekend at Pride is always full of tutus, laughs, and TONS of fresh voter registrations! In past years, we’ve registered upwards of 800 people during this one single weekend, and we know y’all wanna be part of the huge team that will make it happen! Come join us, and be part of hands-on democracy, all while having fun in the sun and taking in everything that Pride has to offer!

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17

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March with PP at Denver PrideFest 2018

Volunteer with Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado at Denver Pridefest! Our PP table will be stocked with brand new swag and shirts! Rock your pink & show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and reproductive rights.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17

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March with One Colorado at Denver Pride

Put on your “One Colorado” shirt and march with us at the Denver Pride Parade on Sunday, June 17! We will be meeting at 8:15 AM at Cheesman Park — We’ll have more details closer to the parade. A light breakfast will be provided!

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Sunday, June 17 at 8:00am

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Join Labor and Pride@Work in the Denver Pride Parade

Join your union siblings as we march to support all LGBTQ workers in their fight for protections on the job and in their communities!

Where: Cheesman Park, Denver
When: Sunday, June 17 at 9:00am

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2018 Denver Pride Rally for Equality

Join One Colorado, state leaders, activists, and community groups from throughout the state right after the Denver Pridefest Parade on the West Steps of the Colorado Capitol Building to rally for LGBTQ equality!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, June 17 at 12:00pm

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Thanks as always for everything you do to fight back week after week. We’ll see you at these great events!