A new poll from the New York Times confirms what many of you already know: this year, Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora is in serious trouble.  After years of running away from his far-right record, reality may finally be catching up with “Teflon Mike.”
If it happens, it will be because of thousands of Coloradans in Coffman’s district who decided they were tired of being misled. With Coffman’s party lurching farther to the right, voters rewarded Coffman’s lip service to protecting immigrants, veterans, and Americans who depend on Medicare and Social Security. And then, by supporting Trump and voting for Trump’s destructive agenda, Mike Coffman broke all those promises.
And the chickens are coming home to roost.
Action item #1 this week: join our friends at Indivisible Denver as they drop banners at I-25 and Union Avenue spreading the word about Coffman—every Tuesday until the election! Click here to RSVP.
Here are more ways to make a difference for the week of September 17:
Reception for the Resistance Photo Exhibit
Please join us at the reception for the RESIST! Photography Exhibit of iconic photographs of the Resistance in 2017. The featured images are by Dave Russell and Kevin Beaty. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s on the 5th floor of the downtown Denver Public Library.
Where: Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver
When: Monday, September 17 at 6:00pm
Chinook Fund’s Giving Project to support statewide social change
Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Then come learn about our community leadership program in social justice philanthropy, The Giving Project. Meet our staff and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.
Where: Posner Center 2nd Floor Classroom, 1031 33rd Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm
Sept SPC w/ the CO Immigrant Rights Coalition
We’re pumped to be joined by the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) this month. Learn more about this incredible organization, the biggest fights and successes of the past year, and what they hope to accomplish this upcoming session. We will also discuss the intersection of reproductive rights and immigrant rights and how we can work together for progress.
Where: Denver, CO exact location upon RSVP
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm
One Colorado: House Party with Larry Hoyt and Bryan Russell
Please join Larry Hoyt and Bryan Russell for a reception at their home to learn more about One Colorado’s work to achieve a more fair and just state for all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families!
Where: 3256 W 111th Loop Unit B, Westminster
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm
Welcome Week Program: The Immigrant Refugee Experience
Welcome Week is an annual series of events. Immigrants, refugees, and native born residents gather to raise awareness of the benefit of welcoming everyone. We will host a reception and panel discussion in conjunction with ECDC’s African Community Center and R Bazaar-and have a small market in the library!
Where: Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library,305 Milwaukee St, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00pm
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 19 at 5:30pm
Welcoming Week: Our Immigrant Stories, Reception & Exhibit
Welcoming week, September 14-23, is a week of events bringing together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to share benefits of and create a community – a City – where EVERYONE is valued and welcome.
Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00pm
Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies
The HBO series “The Wire” has been called “the greatest television show ever made”. Over the course of five seasons it explored the inner workings of city life, including crime & punishment, politics, labor, education, and the media. Come watch an episode each week and converse with local leaders and media critics about how “The Wire” relates to what’s happening in our community today.
Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00pm
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Consumer Voices for Change
After a one year hiatus, CCHI is bringing back the “Consumer Voices for Change” (CVC) Conference to support health advocates in learning from industry experts about current health care policy issues. This year’s CVC conference will focus on health equity and the intersections of care, financial security, and economic justice as well as feature a keynote address delivered by Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler.
Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 20 at 8:30am
Changing the Conversation Luncheon ft. Tarana Burke
We are so honored to announce that this year’s Changing the Conversation Luncheon will feature a dialogue with MeToo founder, Tarana Burke! Join us for lunch and a conversation about what’s next and how each of us can take steps to end sexual violence. Tickets are available now, including a VIP option offering a meet-and-greet with Ms. Burke following the program.
Where: Hilton Denver City Center, 1701 California St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 20 at 11:30am
CRC and CRSB Launch Party!
Come out and celebrate the launch of both Colorado Refugee Connect and the Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau! At the event, guests will learn about the new CRC site which will serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals looking to volunteer with one of the 30 plus refugee-serving agencies in Colorado. You will then be able to hear from our community members who have been crafting stories of their personal experiences in coming to America as a refugee! This is an event that you do not want to miss!
Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 20 at 5:30pm
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Champions of Choice
You don’t want to miss this extraordinary Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado event celebrating activism in our state and our local champions of reproductive health. We are thrilled to share that this year’s event will feature #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke. Tarana will share the powerful story behind the origin of the now viral ‘me too’ movement and her work to give strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual violence.
Where: RiNO District, Denver (Address upon RSVP)
When: Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm
Activate!CO Conference On Intersectional System Change
We are building a movement for a just, sustainable future in Colorado, learning from and supporting each other in our overlapping efforts. We are stronger together and want to bring about the better future we all need. Our world has enough resources for well-being for all, but our current economic and political systems put profit over people, depriving people of the basics needed to live and destroying our common home, neglecting to provide clean air and water or equitable access to jobs, leisure, health care or a world where we and all our relations can live and thrive.
Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden
When: Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22
Cervecería Colorado’s Great Mexican Beer Fiesta
Be sure to say hello to a few of our favorite Cervezas for Causes charity partners who can tell you all about the amazing work they do within and for our communities! Museo de las Americas, Casa De Paz and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will all be joining us!
Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
When: Friday, September 21 at 3:00pm
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 21 at 6:00pm
The Marvin Booker & Michael Marshall Search for Justice Nite
DocuWest and the Law Firm of Killmer, Lane & Newman Presents: The Marvin Booker & Michael Marshall Search for Justice Screening of “The Sentence” In remembrance of two beloved Denver citizens who were taken from us at the hands of Denver law enforcement. Join us as we reflect on the memories of Marvin Booker, and Michael Marshall. As we acknowledge the community outreach groups, and civil rights lawyers who tirelessly work on constitutional issues.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
When: Friday, September 21 at 7:00pm
Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference
Please join IGNITE and GALS Denver for a FREE day-long event on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm featuring expert panelists and engaging workshops, designed for high school and college girls with leadership potential and an interest in civic engagement. Political passion a plus!
Where: GALS Denver, 750 Galapago St, Denver
When: Saturday, September 22 at 8:30am
Aurora NAACP Town Hall
Aurora NAACP will be hosting a Town Hall Meet and Greet with City Councilwoman Angela Lawson & Aurora Public School Board of Education Directors, Dr. Kyla Armstrong-Romero, Kevin Cox, and Marques Ivey. This will be a meet and greet for African-American elected officials. Other elected leaders are invited and welcome to attend. Candidates running for office are also invited.
Where: Dayton Street Opportunity Center, 1445 Dayton St, Aurora
When: Saturday, September 22 at 10:00am
Maricopa – An American Border Tale
Vicente Ortiz, an orphan and hardworking immigrant, is about to embark on a journey where he must leave everything behind. But unfortunate events imprison him in the infamous Maricopa County Jail in Arizona, ruled by the toughest and most racist Sheriff in the United States. There, he will discover the challenges of being different and where freedom comes with a high price to pay.
Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
When: Saturday, September 22 at 7:15pm
Thanks for your support at all of these great events. We’ll see you next week!