August will be a very important month for the resistance in Colorado.

Traditionally, the month of August is a time for political leaders to return home from Washington to get feedback from their constituents about their agenda. But since Trump became President, Colorado Republicans have become just plain fearful of the very people they represent.

Last year, Sen. Cory Gardner was hounded in the press for months before finally holding town hall meetings where thousands of angry residents demanded an explanation for what Republicans in Washington are doing. Rep. Mike Coffman took draconian measures to control the audience at his town hall meetings, checking the IDs of attendees and even fleeing out the back of one venue to avoid answering hard questions.

This August, we’re working overtime to hold Gardner and Coffman accountable. Watch your inbox for news alerts about events you’ll be able to participate in, sometimes on short notice. If you receive any notice about an upcoming public event, drop us a line so we can spread the word. With your help, neither Gardner nor Coffman will be able to show their faces in Colorado without progressive Coloradans on hand to let them know they’ve broken our faith and trust.

Thanks again. Here are more ways to take action for the week of July 30:

One Colorado: Transgender Rights Educational Training

Come learn from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and One Colorado about how we can be allies for our transgender siblings. We will discuss the biggest issues the transgender community faces and work to break down negative stigma. PPRM staff will also share about the services offered for transgender folks in our Denver Central health center. This is a safe space where all can feel comfortable to bring any and all questions.

Where: Location provided upon RSVP
When: Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

One Colorado Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to call supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Tuesday, July 31 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Family Defender Phone Bank – Denver

Join CIRC Wednesday to call through a list of voters and begin to identify pro-immigrant allies for the 2018 election. Now more than ever we have to encourage people of color to get out to the polls and vote!

Where: Justice for All Center, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, August 1 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: Volunteer Welcome Training!

Join us to learn more about One Colorado’s mission and ways you can support LGBTQ Coloradans and their families. We will have a mixer at the One Colorado office to introduce you to folks in the community, and provide you with the tools you need to be a super volunteer. This is a great opportunity to meet active folks in the community and learn about volunteer opportunities! We will be training you in several fields pertaining to the upcoming elections, so no prior experience is necessary.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Thursday, August 2 at 5:30pm

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Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop

An interactive introduction to the CSC 3 Facilitation Model, integrating social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. This model has relevant applications for navigating challenging conversations in a variety of contexts, incuding classrooms, organizations and communities.

Where: Creative Strategies for Change, 2900 Downing St, Denver
When: Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5

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Volunteer with One Colorado at Aurora Pride 2018!

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

Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora
When: Saturday, August 4 at 11:00am

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National March on the NRA, Denver

Join Students Demand Action Colorado, March for Our Lives, and Indivisible Colorado in a protest against the NRA and RMGO! We will meet on the Colorado Capital West Steps and march around the building and back. We will be hosting several speakers from the community who have faced gun violence in their lives.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, August 4 at 12:00pm

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We’ll see you next week with more ways to get involved–if not sooner!