I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend—when we honor the workers and labor unions who fought for the good life we take for granted today. Labor Day is also the last break before the kickoff of the 2018 midterm election season. From now until November 6th, you’ll be hearing nonstop about the issues, candidates, and ballot measures that will plot the future course of our state and nation.

It’s also the first chance for Colorado to respond to the last two years of harmful policies and political chaos of the Trump administration. Trump isn’t on the ballot this year, but every choice we’ll make in November is a referendum on the agenda the far right has pushed at every level since the last election. For our shared values, and our future, this is a make-or-break election.

For Colorado progressives, knowledge is power. Our state legislature is where many of the laws most relevant to our daily lives are debated and passed, but too often voters don’t know enough about the candidates for the Colorado General Assembly.

This year, ProgressNow Colorado has combined individual legislator scorecards from some of the state’s leading issue-specific advocacy groups: One Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Colorado Education Association, Colorado Sierra Club, Women’s Lobby of Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado to produce an overall Colorado Values Score for every state lawmaker in Colorado.

Get the Colorado Values Score for your state representative and Senator, and then dig into the detailed reports from these great organizations: visit ColoradoValues.org today.

Once you’ve done that, here are more great ways to take action for the week of September 4th:


Nevertheless, We Persisted

Join us for an empowered evening of stories and discussion from an amazing panel of people who resisted and persisted. Our incredible guests include teen activist and former Denver School Board candidate Tay Anderson, poet Azure Antoinette, District Eight House Representative, Leslie Herod, paraplegic basketball coach Jess Markt, holocaust survivor Fanny Starr, founder of The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools, Liz Wolfson.

Where: BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00pm

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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: Annual Leadership Council Lunch feat. Rep Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Please join the NARAL Women’s Leadership Council and Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet for a conversation about her best-selling book, “Peanut’s Legacy,” and how her own experience with pregnancy and loss has made her a such a strong advocate for choice.

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 5 at 11:30am

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Family Defender Phone Bank

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! Food, snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring your cell phone.

Where: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana Street, Aurora
When: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:00pm

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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: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:30pm

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The Denver Press Club: Equal Pay For Some?

Please join us for what promises to be a lively panel discussion of the extraordinary $2.7-million settlement of a wage discrimination case filed by women faculty members of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This far-reaching case provides a how-to for other legally protected groups to redress wage discrimination.

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Common Cause: Who Draws the Districts?

This November, Coloradans will vote on two ballot initiatives that would dramatically improve how political maps are drawn in our state. Learn about redistricting reform in Colorado on Thursday, September 6 from 5 – 7 PM at the Irish Snug in Denver.

Where: Irish Snug, 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, September 6 at 5:00pm

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Denverites for Dreamers Fundraiser at Cervecería Colorado

Join the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and Cervecería Colorado for a night for fine beer, delicious food, and stories from Colorado Dreamers, who may be in danger of deportation if President Trump is allowed to end the DACA program allowing us to live, work, and pay taxes in Colorado.

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 6 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.

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Thursday, September 6 at 5:30pm

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

We’re saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, September 7 at 6:00pm

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Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission Resource Fair

Join us (the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission) as we host our first Resource Fair! This event aims to connect Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, immigrants, and refugees with healthcare, education, immigration, housing, and legal resources!

Where: Place Bridge Academy, 7125 Cherry Creek North Dr, Denver
When: Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am

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Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Summit

On September 8, we will rise for climate justice and we will join the national mobilization to demand a clean and renewable energy future that protects communities most impacted by climate change and pollution – we will be working to lift up the voices of workers and communities of color.

Where: Manual High School, 1700 E 28th Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, September 8 at 10:00am

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Volunteer with One Colorado at Boulder Pride!

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: 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder
When: Sunday, September 9 at 11:00am

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Volunteer with PP at Boulder Pride

Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is gearing up for Boulder #Pride & we want you there with us! We’ll be out talking to our Boulder community about the upcoming elections, our Planned Parenthood services, and answering any questions. Tabling is a fun way to get involved *and* a great way to connect with our friends, neighbors, and community!

Where: Boulder Central Park
When: Sunday, September 9 at 11:30am

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Bridging Cultures: Where has your shoe been? Community Art

Tell us the journey your shoes have been on. An old American proverb recalls, “you can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” In this spirit, we invite you to come create a community art project using the power of storytelling, art, and writing to bridge cultures and bring different communities together to learn from one another.

Where: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, September 9 at 1:00pm

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Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Class(y) Trivia!

What about your economic class? Are you rich? poor? lower-middle class? super-duper middle class? How do you know? Come play pop culture trivia about economic class and learn about the significance of how class position matters for civic life. Class(y) food and drinks available.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, September 9 at 4:00pm

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We look forward to seeing you at these and other events coming up! Remember to check your inbox for updates and breaking news alerts this election season. Thanks again for everything you do to fight back week after week.