Republicans announced two more recall attempts on Friday. These recalls are nothing more than a brazen attempt by a few extremists to overturn the will of the people. (UPDATE: They have already withdrawn one of them for the time being.) We shouldn’t go through the time and expense of holding special recall elections because the losers of the last election want a do-over.
Visit our friends at Our Colorado Way of Life at their website and on Facebook to learn how you can help targeted officials and fight conservative misinformation. The far right is going to keep trying to misuse recalls until the voters make them stop. So let’s roll up our sleeves and stop the recalls now.
Once that’s done, here are more great ways to fight back for the week of July 15:
Emerge Colorado 2020 Applications Open
Emerge Colorado opened up their application process for the class of 2020 recently! Applications will be open from July 15 to October 11. The class will take place over six weekends January through June in Denver and provide over 85 hours of training for women interested in pursuing elected office.
Intro to Documenting ICE Abuse & Interactions
Join Gladis Ibarra, ICE Incident Hotline Coordinator for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition on a training on how to help protect Colorado’s immigrants and refugees from ICE overreach and abuse by documenting incidents.
Únase a Gladis Ibarra, coordinadora de la línea directa de incidentes de ICE para la Coalición por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes de Colorado en una capacitación sobre cómo ayudar a proteger a los inmigrantes y refugiados de Colorado de la extralimitación y el abuso de ICE mediante la documentación de incidentes.
2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver, Colorado 80219
When: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 6 PM
Interfaith Alliance Tour
Join the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado team on a stop of our Listening Tour in Colorado! What issues keep you up at night? What are best parts about living in your community? Whatever’s on your mind stop by from some good food and great company!
Tax the Rich Bus Tour
Recent polling shows that taxing the rich is overwhelmingly supported by Americans, with 75% of all likely 2020 voters backing it. This strong support extends across party lines, with 90 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of Independents and 60 percent of Republicans in favor of higher taxes for the rich. In fact, when asked what they think the biggest problem with our tax code is, a majority say it’s that the rich and corporations DON’T pay their fair share.
A Community Conversation on the Death Penalty
The event is an opportunity for Coloradans to learn more about the death penalty by joining one of ten discussion tables led by experts. At the end of the conversation, everyone can draft a short letter to the editor and fill out a postcard. Beyond engaging new activists in key legislative districts, this is an opportunity to show Sen. Nancy Todd and Rep. Dominique Jackson that there is constituent support for repeal.
Where: Gateway High School, 1300 S Sable Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80012
When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6 PM
One Colorado for All Statewide Tour
One Colorado is the state’s largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. They’ll bring you up-to-date on the equality landscape in Colorado, the latest victories in the advancement of LGBTQ rights and protections, and chat about what’s next in ensuring a more fair and just Colorado for all as they tour the state.
2019 Conservation Colorado Scorecard Party
Join Conservation Colorado at Copeka Coffee on Friday, July 19th at 6 p.m. to learn how YOUR legislators voted on conservation legislation this session — plus, participants can hear from some of the folks involved in passing some of the best bills during the 2019 legislative session.
Where: Copeka Coffee, 1012 N 5th Street, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
When: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM
Denver Health Care Advocates Media Training
This will be a 2-day training held July 20-21st, 10am-6pm both days in the Denver metro area. People with personal health care stories are invited to attend, to learn how to tell your story in the most effective way.
Where: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, Colorado 80209
When: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10 AM – 6 PM
Thanks for your help making all of these events successful. We’ll see you next week.