Like these alerts? Click here to subscribe. Or, download the Beacon (formerly RiseUp) app and never miss an action.

Last week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave what’s expected to be his final testimony to Congress about the Russian operation to sabotage the 2016 presidential election to the benefit of Donald Trump, and Trump’s illegal attempts to obstruct the investigation.

Whatever comes next, there’s one thing we know: America is in a constitutional crisis for every remaining day that Donald Trump is in office. Whether accountability comes at the ballot box in 2020 or sooner by Congress exercising its constitutional power of oversight, it’s coming.

And who helped clarify that Trump’s day of reckoning is coming one way or another? Far-right Congressman (and also Colorado Republican Party Chairman!) Ken Buck of Colorado! In last week’s testimony from Mueller, Rep. Buck shocked fellow Republicans by asking Mueller to confirm that Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice even after he leaves office: not once, but twice.

Action item #1 this week: call Rep. Ken Buck’s office at (202) 225-4676 and thank him for clarifying that Trump could face obstruction charges once he leaves office. Let Buck know you support getting to the bottom of Trump’s crimes no matter what it takes–and urge Buck to support immediate impeachment hearings. Then call the rest of your Colorado delegation at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to do the same.

Once that’s done, check out all these great ways to keep making a difference for the week of July 29:


Indivisible Highlands Ranch – Education Inc. Movie

Education, Inc. is told through the eyes of parent and filmmaker Brian Malone, as he travels cross-country in search of the answers and sources behind the privatizing of American public education, and what it means for his kids. With striking footage from school protests, raucous school board meetings and interviews with some of the most well known educators in the country, Malone zooms out to paint a clear picture of profit and politics that’s sweeping across the nation, right under our noses.”

Where: Douglas County Libraries, 9292 S Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch
When: Monday, July 29 at 6:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


The Denver Press Club: Second Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party (Night 1)

Where better to watch the second Democratic Presidential Debate than the Denver Press Club? Guaranteed: conversation and cheap drinks! Didn’t we just host a democratic debate watch party? Yes. Was it so fun we have to do it again? Yes. Join us at the historic Denver Press Club, the nation’s oldest press club, for a watch party for the second debate among the candidates for president among the Democratic Party. We’ll have drink specials, light snacks, and plenty of seating in front of our big screen projector upstairs. Join us for lively conversation and community. Paid street and lot parking is available, and we’re open to the public!

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver
When: Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

The Denver Press Club: Second Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party (Night 2)

When: Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00pm
Click here to RSVP.


Harm Reduction Action Center Open House and Tour

As you may know, we are in the midst of an overdose epidemic. Wanna join us to learn more about your local syringe exchange program? Ever wonder what happens in one? They are invested in the health and safety of our community, just like the rest of us. Join us for a special open house on Wed. July 31 between 4-6pm, a tour won’t take more than 20 minutes.

Where: Harm Reduction Action Center, 231 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednedsay, July 31 at 4:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Wednesday Canvass and Phonebank – Pettersen Proud

Join Senator Brittany Pettersen and Jefferson County Activists for a canvassing or phonebanking shift every Wednesday! Stand with Sen. Pettersen against misguided, extremist-led recall efforts.

Where: 7510 W Mississippi Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Wednesday Canvass/Phonebank – Protect Pete

Join Senator Pete Lee and El Paso County Activists for a canvassing or phonebanking shift every Wednesday evening! Stand with Sen. Lee against misguided, extremist-led recall efforts.

Where: 218 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Conservation Colorado: JeffCo Scorecard Party

Community members of Senate District 19 (represented by Rachel Zenzinger), Senate District 20 (represented by Jessie Danielson), and Senate District 22 (represented by Brittany Pettersen) are invited to learn how their legislator voted on the priority bills that affect Colorado’s air, water, land, climate, and communities. At the event, we’ll go over Conservation Colorado’s 2019 Conservation Scorecard, play legislative bingo, and reflect on the past legislative session while digging into a taco bar.

Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden
When: Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: LIPS 10th Aniversario

COLOR is celebrating our 10th aniversario of our signature youth leadership program, Latinas Increasing Political Strength (LIPS) with a luncheon on Thursday, August 1. This multi-dimensional program allows youth to become immersed in a rich learning experience that hones leadership skills across the areas of public speaking, fundraising, advocacy, lobbying, social media strategies, community organizing, networking, resume building, mentorship, anti-oppression, resiliency, mind/body/spirit, and more.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver
When: Thursday, August 1 at 11:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Venture With VOYCE

We’re in the business of breaking barriers -so who says brunch can’t start at 6 pm?! Join us on August 1st for an evening Venture with VOYCE, a smorgasbord of brunch eats (for dinner), and a sample of what our young people have been working on at the VOYCE Academy this summer. Between a new Executive Director, Vanessa Roberts, a fresh vision for the organization, and new a roster of eager and ambitious young folks, we are so excited to share Project VOYCE’s plans for the future. We will also be featuring samples of our youth facilitated workshops. So come, be inspired, venture, and invest in the next generation of community game-changers who are already doing the work to make our future an equitable one!

Where: Manual High School, 1700 E 28th Ave, Denver
When: Thursday, August 1 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Saturday Canvass – Pettersen Proud

Join Senator Brittany Pettersen and Jefferson County Activists for a canvassing shift every Saturday! Stand with Sen. Pettersen against misguided, extremist-led recall efforts.

Where: 7510 W Mississippi Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, August 3 at 9:30am

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Protect Pete – Saturday Canvass

Join Senator Pete Lee and El Paso County Activists for a canvassing shift every Sunday! Stand with Sen. Lee against misguided, extremist-led recall efforts.

Where: 218 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, August 3 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Stay Strong with Our Senators – Saturday Postcard Events in SoBo

An extremist group is trying to recall Colorado State Senators Brittany Pettersen and Pete Lee. They are collecting signatures for the recall petitions right now in Lakewood and Colorado Springs. Please join us in SoBo to write postcards and inform the voters on what’s going on and urge them to decline to sign the petitions. It’s the most cost effective way to stop the recalls in the bud and save tax payers tens of thousands of dollars down the road in recall elections.

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Saturday, August 3 at 12:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


APA August Meeting: Climate Change and Rocky Flats

Concerned about potential impacts of climate change? Worried about health threats from Rocky Flats plant? Wondering what you can do to make the future better? If you answered yes to any of these, come hear words of encouragement from two dynamic speakers!

Where: First United Church of Arvada, 7195 Simms St, Arvada
When: Saturday, August 3 at 4:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Sunday Canvass – Pettersen Proud

Join Senator Brittany Pettersen and Jefferson County Activists for a canvassing shift every Sunday! Stand with Sen. Pettersen against misguided, extremist-led recall efforts.

Where: 7510 W Mississippi Ave, Denver
When: Sunday, August 4 at 12:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Canvass w/Phil Weiser – Protect Pete

Join AG Phil Weiser and Sen. Pete Lee for a canvassing shift and stand with Sen. Lee against misguided and extremist-led recalls.

Where: 218 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Sunday, August 4 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP.


2019 One Colorado For All Statewide Tour – Aurora

As the state’s largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families, we’ve worked hard for the legal and political advancements we’ve achieved. And – there’s still so much work to do. As many of us know, legal equality and representation in elected offices does not eliminate the lived equality gap that affects many of us in our day-to-day lives. We are excited to announce our 2019 One Colorado For All Statewide Tour with seventeen stops all across the state, taking us from Grand Junction to Fort Collins, from Steamboat to Alamosa, from Pueblo to Aspen.

Where: Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver
When: Sunday, August 4 at 1:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Thanks for your help making these events successful! We’ll see you next week.