As I write this message, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the nation’s southern border. Thousands of children are being forcibly separated from their parents and housed in facilities that meet the literal and moral definition of internment camps.
Taking innocent children from their families and placing them in internment camps is wrong. What is being done on our southern border in the name of all Americans runs counter to our most basic American values. Not since our nation ordered the displacement and internment of Japanese-Americans into camps during World War II have we witnessed such a gross violation of human rights on American soil as the Trump administration’s new policy of separating parents from their children at the border.
Action item #1 this week: call the U.S. Capitol right now at 855-440-1800. You’ll be connected to your representatives. Tell them they must fight against the Trump administration’s cruel new policy of separating families at the border. Once that’s done, call Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton at 303-736-2264 and urge him to denounce this unconscionable policy of separating children from their families and locking them inside abandoned Wal-Marts.
If we want to leave a nation to our own children they will be proud of, we must all condemn this outrageous Trump administration policy regardless of party affiliation.
Thanks for taking quick action on this critically important issue. Here are more ways to take action for the week of June 18:
Festival Latino De Colorado (Colorado Latino Festival)
With the success of the first two festivals amassing over 22,000 attendees, more than 80+ performances, 220 vendors, 23+ food trucks and millions of online hits collectively, Barrio E’ & the Latino Chamber are taking this important festival to the beautiful City of Boulder, Colorado in order to highlight what the city is doing to create and maintain relations with its multicultural population.
Where: Central Park, Canyon Blvd. & 13th Street, Boulder
When: June 18-24
Workshop: Alternative Transportation Solutions for Your Business
Denver businesses big and small are changing their transportation cultures, making for happier customers, improved employee morale and a better bottom line. Certifiably Green Denver is hosting a free workshop that will give you practical tools and ideas to green your business’ transportation practices and cut costs. Free breakfast will be provided by Serendipity Catering and space is limited – RSVP today!
Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Tuesday, June 19 at 9:00am
Lafayette Council – Do Not Legalize Drilling in our Town
The Lafayette City Council majority is attempting to legalize oil and gas drilling, the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure, and the burning of cancer causing volatile organic compounds within city limits. Ignoring the damage this will cause to public health, our local environment, and the global climate, Councilors are being asked to approve industry-reviewed drilling regulations in defiance of public safety and concern.
Where: Lafayette City Hall, 1290 S Public Rd, Lafayette
When: Tuesday, June 19 at 5:00pm
Fort Collins Mutual Aid Network: Pack The Courthouse! (For Cullen, Mecie, Jeremy, And Brian)
On March 8th, some concerned community members engaged in peaceful civil dissent near Bella Romero Academy. One individual was arrested, numerous others cited. Extraction decided to take this up a level, and with the help of Polsinelli Law Firm, are trying to silence and scare anyone from talking, caring, or engaging in any sort of organization against the atrocities being committed against the school children of Bella Romero by Extraction.
Where: Weld County Combined Courts, Greeley
When: Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00am
World Refugee Day Colorado – Celebration Rally
Each year on World Refugee Day people around the globe gather to honor the spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide. In Colorado we will pause to recognize the contributions refugees make to our state, the talents they bring, and celebrate the many partnerships that make our state a welcoming place for newcomers.
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00am
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: House Party/Dreamer Meet and Greet
Who are “Dreamers”? What is the “Dream Act”? Why does it matter? What is the current immigration process like for Dreamers and non-Dreamers? Bring a friend and join us for great food, wine, beer to learn about the immigration system and meet “Dreamers” who will share their stories!
Where: New Day In-Home Support and Respite Services, 15200 E Orchard Rd, Aurora
When: Thursday, June 21 at 6:00pm
Moms Demand Action at the Monthly Concert Series
Moms a Demand Action is the Nonprofit of the Month at the monthly concert series! Join us!
Where: Conservatory Green At Stapleton, E 49th Pl, Denver
When: Thursday, June 21 at 6:30pm
Volunteer with One Colorado at Grand Junction Pride!
Flip-flops. Shades. Farmer’s tan. Oh my! Pride season must be here! Pull on a One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer.
Where: 6th and Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction
When: Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24
Volunteer with One Colorado at Durango Pride!
Put on a One Colorado t-shirt, sign up new supporters of LGBTQ equality, and join in the fun this summer! One Colorado needs volunteers at our booth AND people to march with us in the parade! We would love for you to join us.
Where: Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave, Durango
When: Saturday, June 23 at 12:00pm
Volunteer with Planned Parenthood at Longmont Pride
Volunteer with Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado at Longmont Pride 2018! 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: 4th Street between Main and Emery Street, Longmont
When: Saturday, June 23 at 1:30pm
Volunteer with One Colorado at Longmont Pride!
Pride season is here! One Colorado needs volunteers at our booth at Longmont Pride on Saturday, June 23, and we would love for you to join us!
Where: 4th Street Between Main and Emery Street, Longmont
When: Saturday, June 23 at 2:00pm
Fundraiser for Never Again – CO
The goal is to raise money for a trip to Washington D.C. since Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman refuses to meet with them on their recess they will take their questions and meet them in Washington D.C. We will also be raising money for the Never Again-CO general fund! These young people have led many movements in Colorado including March for Our Lives – CO.
Where: Whittier Cafe, 1710 E 25th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, June 23 at 1:00pm
Colorado Rapids Pride Night vs Minnesota United
The Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League is happy to partner with One Colorado and The Colorado Rapids Soccer Club this year in hosting their Pride Night! The Colorado Rapids Soccer Club is donating a portion of each ticket to Gay Bowl XVIII! When you buy your ticket make sure to share the link with your friends, so you can all sit together! With your ticket purchase you will also receive a commemorative PRIDE Scarf!
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
When: Saturday, June 23 at 7:00pm
Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Artsy Fartsy: “Ideas” Worth Spreading?
Join us for an evening of both silly and serious TED-esque talks exploring how Art can inspire us, manipulate us, raise our voices, or drown them out. A collaboration with Buntport Theater, Bobby LeFebre, Jolt from Guerilla Garden, and Toluwanimi Obiwole, and supported in part by the SCFD.
Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, June 24 at 1:00pm
CBWPA 4th Annual Painting Party!
Please join Colorado Black Women for Political Action (CBWPA) for our 4th Annual Painting Party on Sunday, June 24th from 1pm to 3:30pm! Everyone is welcome! We encourage all non-members (corporations, local businesses, elected officials, political candidates, men, women, and youth) to attend the event. Enjoy an afternoon of networking, fun and painting with our CBWPA Executive Board, members, friends, family, and supporters. No previous painting experience needed!
Where: Sipping and Painting Hampden Art Studio, 6300 East Hampden Avenue, Denver
When: Sunday, June 24 at 1:00pm
We hope to see you at these great events throughout the week. Keep an eye on your inbox for breaking news alerts, and thanks again for everything you do to fight back.