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It’s June! The weather has finally turned nice to stay, flowers are in bloom, skies are blue, and it’s Pride Month.

Let’s kick off the 2020 U.S. Senate race with a picnic! This Sunday at Denver’s Barnum Park, our friends at Indivisible Front Range Resistance are throwing a 2020 Colorado Senate candidate forum and picnic. Every Senate candidate (including Sen. Cory Gardner, of course!) is invited, and we’re hoping hundreds to show up for an afternoon of fun, food, and education about what’s at stake in this race.

“Our intention with this event is to raise awareness of the upcoming U.S. Senate election,” says my friend Tania Van Pelt of Indivisible Denver. “We want to get Coloradans engaged with the candidates and issues that matter to all of us, so we can make an informed decision in the coming election year.”

Your #1 action item this week: join us for a picnic!

Where: Barnum Park, 360 West Hooker Street, Denver
When: Sunday, June 9 at 4:30PM

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Thanks! This is just the first of many opportunities you’ll have over the coming weeks and months to get involved in what could be the hottest U.S. Senate race of 2020–the fight that could decide control of the U.S. Senate. Stay tuned.

Here are some more great ways to take action for the week of June 3:

Closing the Gap: The Turning Point for LGBTQ Health launch

Much has changed since One Colorado Education Fund’s (OCEF) 2011 health assessment, Invisible: The State of LGBTQ Health. We have expanded non-discrimination protections, increased rates of insurance coverage, and won the freedom to marry for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families, among other advancements. We conducted a comparative study in 2018 to learn more about the lived experiences of LGBTQ Coloradans accessing health care and want to share with you what we learned.

Where: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave W, Denver
When: Monday, June 3 at 5:30pm

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Post-Runoff Happy Hour – Drinking Liberally Denver

The Denver municipal runoff is Tuesday. Let’s come together on Wednesday and take a load off. We are also celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of Drinking Liberally, which was founded on May 29, 2003. Come by to share a pint and some socializing with your progressive friends.

Where: Drinking Liberally Denver, 1201 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30pm

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Shannon Watts at The Tattered Cover

Join Shannon Watts for a talk and signing for FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER. This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

Where: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednedsay, June 5 at 7:00pm

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Stay Human Party in the Park

Join Michael Franti and Everytown for Gun Safety at this summer’s first annual STAY HUMAN PARTY IN THE PARK June 6th at Civic Center Park in Denver, CO from 5pm – 9pm.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Thursday, June 6 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado’s Welcome to Volunteering Night

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, June 6 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado: Pride Reception with Governor Jared Polis

Join us on Thursday, June 6th for a historic event — the first ever Pride Reception at the Governor’s Mansion with the nation’s first openly gay Governor, Jared Polis, and Colorado’s first First Gentleman, Marlon Reis! Because the event is being held at the Governor’s Mansion, all tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available for sale at the door. The ticket covers the cost of food, beverages, and the event space.

Where: Colorado Governor’s Mansion, 400 E 8th Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, June 6 at 5:30pm

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Museo De Las Americas: Cultural First Friday – Pride

Join us in celebration of LGBTQ Pride on Cultural First Friday on June 7th from 5pm to 9pm. Free Admission.

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
When: Friday, June 7 at 5:00pm

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Gala & Games: A Fun-tastic Fundraiser for the Foundation

Join New York Times bestselling author, T.R. Reid, Colorado Sen. Mike Foote, and Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis for a fun fundraiser for the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care.

Where: Mangiamo Pronto! 1601 17th St, Denver
When: Friday, June 7 at 5:30pm

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9to5 Colorado: Legislative Debrief & Celebration

Join us as we wrap up the 2019 legislative session! We’ll be celebrating successes and the hard work of members and allies in the fight for progressive policies.

Where: The Denver Game Lounge, 1490 Eudora St, Denver
When: Saturday, June 8 at 11:00am

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The Pride Show, featuring Quiet No More: A Choral Commemoration

The Choruses of Rocky Mountain Arts Association Join Forces to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a seminal event that gave birth to the gay rights movement in the United States.

Where: King Center (Auraria Campus), 855 Lawrence Way, Denver
When: Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm

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When: Saturday, June 8 at 2:00pm

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When: Saturday, June 8 at 7:30pm

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One Colorado Pride Prep Party

Help us make balloons, buttons, and signs for the Denver Pride parade! This event is free to attend.

Where: Illegal Pete’s South Broadway, 270 S Broadway, Denver
When: Saturday, June 8 at 12:00pm

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Denver Wear Orange

Join the Denver, Aurora, and NW Denver groups for a day to honor survivors and bring awareness to gun violence in our communities. Family friendly event, all welcome.

Where: Parkfield Lake Park 15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, June 8 at 12:00pm

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Sunday Canvass with AG Phil Weiser for Tom Sullivan

Join Representative Tom Sullivan, Attorney General Phil Weiser, and Arapahoe County Activists at Tom’s house for a canvassing shift Sunday 6/9! Join us, Stand with Tom against misguided extremist recall efforts!

Where: 17133 E Prentice Dr, Centennial
When: Sunday, June 9 at 10:00am

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League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans Legislative Reception

Let’s celebrate our Legislative Session! It is with honor that our Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Congressman Joe Neguse will be speaking at our Legislative Celebration Reception!

Where: Corrida, 1023 Walnut Street #400, Boulder
When: Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm

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Thanks again! We’ll be back next week with more ways to make a difference.