Once again, Colorado is ground zero in a U.S. Supreme Court confirmation battle.
Yesterday, an explosive new story from investigative journalist Ronan Farrow documents a second allegation of severe sexual misconduct committed by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  This latest allegation was leveled by a Colorado woman, Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh in the 1980s and today works to help domestic violence survivors.
Earlier today, hundreds of Coloradans gathered in front of Sen. Cory Gardner’s office to demand the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings stop and Kavanaugh’s alleged victims have the opportunity to be heard. “The fact that we even have to be out here today to put pressure on Sen. Cory Gardner to speak out against Brett Kavanaugh shows that Sen. Gardner doesn’t respect women in his state or across the country,” said Fawn Bolak, Reproductive Rights Content Director for ProgressNow Colorado.
Action item #1 this week: call Sen. Cory Gardner at (202) 224-5941 and Sen. Michael Bennet (202) 224-5852 and tell them to immediately stop the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh while allegations of sexual misconduct and assault are investigated. There is simply too much at stake with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court to rush past these serious allegations, and we support our Colorado neighbor standing up for justice.
Once that’s done, there’s much more work to be done to fight back for the week of September 24th:
People’s Caravan to Create a Path
Monday: Durango, Mancos,
Tuesday: Grand Junction, Carbondale,
Wednesday: Golden, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs
Thursday: Aurora, Denver
Call the community’s attention and ask their support to pressure Congress to Create a Path, build momentum to pass the resolution in localities and at the state level, encourage the colorado congressional delegation by having local actions at congressional offices to vote against funding increases for ICE and Border Patrol.
Where: Events across Colorado
When: Monday, September 24 – Thursday, September 27
National Voter Registration Day – Denver
Join the Denver Elections Division for National Voter Registration Day at Civic Center EATS on Tuesday, September 25 from 11am-2pm. You can register to vote, check your registration information, or update your address! We will also be answering questions and providing information about the November 2018 General Election. This event takes place in conjunction with Civic Center Eats so don’t forget to bring your appetite!
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00am
Weekly Coffman protest
Constituents of Colorado’s 6th Congressional district unite to support democracy. Colorado’s 6th Congressional district is “represented’ by Representative Mike Coffman. Let’s change that in November 2018.
Where: 3300 S Parker Rd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, September 25 at 11:55am
Action Committee Banners Over I-25
The Action Committee’s “Banners Over the Highway/Take That Soon-to-Be Ex-Congressman Coffman” project continues every week! We’ll be on that bridge every Tuesday until Coffman loses his job. Join us and our CD6 team members. We’ve got enough banners for both sides of the highway now. We need more banner holders, flag wavers and middle finger counters!
Where: Union Ave. Bridge and I-25
When: Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30pm
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 26 at 5:30pm
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 Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm
March on Colorado Townhall
Community activist Regan Byrd will be facilitating the Townhall and helping lead us all in creating a vision for the next march in 2019. Open to the public in an effort to gain diversity of thought and communities.
Where: Metropolitan State University of Denver: Jordan Student Success Building, Room 400, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm
Bennet & Gardner – Not One Dollar for ICE
Senators Bennet and Gardner say they don’t support the Trump Administration’s Family Separation policy, but they have been supporting family separation with their votes. Every time they support a budget that includes more money for immigration enforcement, they are giving ICE more money to deport more families, and they are supporting a rogue agency. We are encouraged to see that the the recent continuing resolution did not have new funding for ICE.
Where: 721 19th St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 27 at 1:00pm
Direct Voter Contact Through a Racial Equity Lens
CALLING ALL COLORADO INDIVISIBLE ACTIVISTS: Indivisible national has labeled this FREE training as mandatory for all Indivisible leaders across the country—and all members are strongly encouraged to view as well! Join us THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a webinar by Regan Byrd on how to bring a racial equity lens to voter contact as we begin the most intense phase of GOTV work before the midterms. Activists from all backgrounds will benefit, in different ways, from Regan’s insights & expertise on such issues as microaggressions, implicit bias, true allyship, and how to properly support communities of color.
Where: Online webinar!
When: Thursday, September 27 at 5:00pm
Colorado Center on Law and Policy: 5th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast
In its fifth year, the Pathways from Poverty Breakfast attracts opinion leaders and the interested public from Colorado’s health care, public policy, philanthropic, governmental and nonprofit sectors. This year’s keynote speaker is Anne E. Price, President of the Insight Center for Community and Economic Development in Oakland, Calif. Ms. Price will draw on new data and cognitive research that can inform a change in the narrative on race and wealth to foster broad support for wealth-building policies so that people of color are full and equal participants in the economy.
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout St, Denver
When: Friday, September 28 at 8:00am
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 28 at 6:00pm
March for Black Women Denver – Demanding Justice
Join Black Women and Women of Color as we March and Mobilze Against Oppression. 2018 Agenda sheds light on the impact if Youth Violence, Sexual Abuse, and Deportation on Black and Brown Women. Guest Host Tish Beauford! Come prepared to march! Hear from Powerful Speakers! Artists! Spoken Word! Musicians and more!
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, September 29 at 11:00am
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