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It’s the middle of the August recess. Do you know where your Senator is?

Here’s the sad fact: Sen. Cory Gardner doesn’t want to face the voters of Colorado. That’s why instead of hosting public town halls this August to explain what he and President Trump are up to in Washington, Gardner has taken to impromptu appearances with little or no advance warning–looking for photo ops instead of the truth about what voters think.

This week, join ProgressNow Colorado, Indivisible, Conservation Colorado, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, and other great progressive groups as we travel across Colorado for the Cardboard Cory 2019 Bus Tour! Everyone’s favorite mascot for Sen. Gardner’s refusal to engage with his constituents, Cardboard Cory, is going on tour across Colorado. He’ll be hearing from voters on what kind of leader Colorado wants, and highlighting how Senator Cory Gardner has failed Colorado and does not deserve a second term.

The tour kicked off today in Denver and will be in or near your town soon:

Broomfield – 8/19
Longmont – 8/20
Greeley – 8/20
Fort Collins – 8/20
Lakewood – 8/21
Grand Junction – 8/22
Montrose – 8/22
Durango – 8/23
Pueblo – 8/24
Colorado Springs – 8/25

Get more information here! Unlike the real Sen. Gardner, Cardboard Cory looks forward to seeing you.

And here are some more great ways to make a difference for the week of August 19:


Renter’s Rights Webinar Training

Come learn more about what your renters rights are in Colorado! This training will also include information on the rights and protections that renters gained this year. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you need interpretation for another language.

Where: Webinar
When: Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Repro Day of Action for Brittany Pettersen

Join Sen. Brittany Pettersen, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado for a canvassing shift and stand with Sen. Pettersen against extremist-led, misguided recalls.

Where: 7510 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood
When: Wednesday, August 21st 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 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs
When: Wednesday, August 21st at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Boulder Phonebank

Join Boulder activists for a phonebank every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm! Stand with Sen. Brittany Pettersen and Sen. Pete Lee against these misguided, extremist-led recall efforts.

Where: Location upon RSVP
When: Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


2019 One Colorado For All Statewide Tour – Westcliffe

We’ve accomplished so much together, especially over the last year. A lot of folks have been asking: “We’ve elected our country’s first gay governor, our state’s first transgender lawmaker, and have a pro-equality majority in the state legislature. What’s next?” “We’re going to pass the conversion therapy ban this year, so what’s next?” “We have third gender options on birth certificates and driver’s licenses. What do we work on next?”

Where: West Custer County Library, 209 Main St, Westcliffe
When: Thursday, August 22 at 3:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Thursday Canvass/Phonebank – Leroy Stands With Pueblo

Join local activists to knock doors and make phone calls to fight back against the misguided, extremist-led recall of Sen. Leroy Garcia.

Where: 602 West 9th Street, Pueblo
When: Thursday, August 22nd at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


2019 One Colorado For All Statewide Tour – Alamosa

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: 2005 Mullins Ave, Alamosa
When: Friday, August 23 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Own This City: Power (with music from Ramakhandra)

Come check out the mind-bendingly beautiful music from Ramakhandra, poetry from Kerrie Joy, Video Zine from Molina Speaks (MO SPKX) and Lockerpartners, food from Tarasco’s, drinks from Golden Moon Distillery, alternative energy-powered toys from Timbuk Toys, hands-on fun from Namasté Solar, participatory installation from the Bright WWWEB, some brainy info from Jason Meyer of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) among other local experts, and you’re damn right we’ll have our delicious classic, vegan, and gluten-free cookies. Why?! Because we have to learn and act in order to create the world we want.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Friday, August 23 at 6:30pm

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Our Colorado Way of Life: Saturday Canvass – Conservation Colorado Day of Action

Join Sen. Brittany Pettersen and Conservation Colorado for a canvassing shift and stand with Sen. Pettersen against extremist-led, misguided recalls.

Where: 7510 W Mississippi Ave, Denver
When: Saturday, August 24 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Protect Pete – Saturday Canvass

Join Sen. Pete Lee and Sierra Club – Pikes Peak Group for a canvassing shift and stand with Sen. Lee against extremist-led, misguided recalls.

Where: 218 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, August 24 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Moms Demand Action: Denver Eastside March for Peace

Join us as we march to promote bringing unity to our community. We will be meeting at Fuller Park on 29th and Williams, and will march to the St. Charles Recreation Center at 38th and Lafayette.

Where: Fuller Park, 2801 N Williams St, Denver
When: Saturday, August 24 at 11:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Saturday Canvass – Leroy Stands With Pueblo

Join local activists and Senate President Leroy Garcia to knock doors and fight back this extremist-led, misguided recall attempt of Sen. Garcia.

Where: 602 West 9th Street, Pueblo
When: Saturday, August 24th at 11:00am

Click here to RSVP.


One Colorado: 2019 Ally Awards Gala

On August 24th, at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, we will honor incredible allies who work to advance equality and who make a substantive difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans at the 2019 Ally Awards. We sold out last year’s event – get your tickets today to reserve your seat. You won’t want to miss out!

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Denver, 1111 14th St, Denver
When: Saturday, August 24 at 6:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Protect Pete – Sunday Canvass

Join Sen. Pete Lee and local activists for a canvassing shift and stand with Sen. Lee against extremist-led, misguided recalls.

Where: 218 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs
Sunday, August 25 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP.


Our Colorado Way of Life: Sunday Canvass – Leroy Stands With Pueblo

Join local activists and Senate President Leroy Garcia to knock doors and fight back this extremist-led, misguided recall attempt of Sen. Garcia.

Where: 602 West 9th Street, Pueblo
When: Sunday, August 25th 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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 25 at 12:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Gun Safety Town Hall in Aurora

We cannot accept gun violence as our reality. We must join together and fight for safer schools and communities. As students head back to school, join former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Rep. Jason Crow, Congressman Joe Neguse, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter for a conversation with local leaders, survivors, and activists on federal gun laws, school safety and more.

Where: Aurora Association of REALTORS, 14201 E Evans Dr, Aurora
When: Monday, August 26 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Thanks very much for all you do! We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.