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On Friday, thousands of people took to the streets of cities across the world to peacefully demand better from the people in charge–increasingly, my generation–in addressing the great problem facing humanity today: human-caused global climate change.


Photo courtesy the Colorado Times Recorder

My generation grew up in a fossil-fuel dependent world, but we were beginning to understand the consequences of runaway carbon emissions. The sense of invincibility we lose with youth was accompanied for us by the realization that our whole planet was vulnerable to our society’s bad judgment, and that someday soon we would need to make responsible changes to prevent the prosperity we take for granted from wrecking the environment for coming generations.

Our kids say it’s past time to act. That’s why Colorado passed legislation this year putting our state on course to reduce carbon emissions by 90% over the next few decades. No matter what happens in Washington, the whole world is coming together to take on this challenge before it’s too late. And in Colorado, we’re working on the solution instead of making excuses.

Thanks for everything you do to fight for our shared progressive values. Here are more great ways to get involved for the week of September 23:


Help protect free local news in Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs readers, take a moment right now to contact King Soopers supermarket management and urge them to keep free community newspapers like the Colorado Springs Independent available in their stores. A recent decision by parent company Kroger could result in free newspapers across the country being pulled from store shelves. Click here to help!


Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Public Comment at Aurora City Council: Abolish Aurora GEO

The formal city council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. We advise arriving at 7 pm to sign up for general public comment. City council meetings are open to the public. Join us to make a testimony about the human rights abuses happening at the Aurora GEO Detention Facility; see our event discussion for supporting news articles and educational information as we lead up to these dates.

Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
When: Monday, September 23 at 7:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Chinook Fund: Giving Project Info Sessions

Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Do you want to thoughtfully deepen how your volunteering, activism, and giving can better serve our community? Then come learn about our community leadership program in social justice philanthropy, The Giving Project. Meet our staff and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.

Where: Chinook Fund (digitally accessible)
When: Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


CO Homes for All September Meeting

We will be having our September COHFA meeting at la Casita. We will be talking about legislative priorities for 2020. Interpretation, childcare and food will be available.

Where: 3790 W Morrison Rd, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30pm

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Colorado Common Cause: 2019 Champions for Democracy

Join us on Wednesday, September 25th at Dazzle in downtown Denver for our annual 2019 Champions for Democracy fundraising luncheon. We are excited to honor those that have Championed for Democracy, celebrate our wins, and share our upcoming agenda for continuing the fight for democracy!

Where: Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30am

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Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition: 11th Annual Voices For Justice

CCJRC’s Annual Event! On Wednesday September 25, 2019 we will be holding our 11th Annual Fundraiser Event “Voices for Justice” at the Mile High Station. The evening includes a dinner, silent auction, and awards ceremony. Our audience at this year’s event will be heavily attended by over 300 elected and appointed officials as well as many others from the criminal defense lawyer arena and judicial communities. We will be honoring Maureen Cain with the Rupert Tate Game Changer award!

Where: Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, 1212 Mariposa St, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 25 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Aurora Daytime Phone Bank for Leroy Garcia

Join local activists to make phone calls to fight back against the misguided recall of Leroy Garcia.
If you can, please bring your own laptop/iPad to use for virtual phone bank & cell phone, if you have one.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Where: 10730 East Bethany Drive, Aurora
When: Thursday, September 26 at 10:00am

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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, September 26 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP.


Colorado Migrahack 2019

What us a Migrahack? It is a multimedia storytelling and data-driven approach to improving understanding about immigration through the collaboration of journalists, community partners, and web developers and designers. The purpose of a Migrahack is to bring diverse groups of people together for two days (Friday/Saturday) to “hack” open data on immigration in order to tell stories differently, improve understanding, and change the conversation about immigration.

Where: Media, Film & Journalism at DU, 2490 S Gaylord St, Denver
When: Friday, September 27 – Saturday, September 28

Click here to RSVP.


March 4 Black Women Denver

March 4 Black Women Denver is Back for Year 3! Our theme is #BlackWomenAreNecessary. We will march and rally this year! Enjoy a amazing selection of healers, speakers, artists and more!

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax, Denver
When: Saturday, September 28 at 10:00am

Click here to RSVP.


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, September 28 at 11:00am

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Saturday Postcard Event in SoBo Lucky’s Market Cafe

Every Saturday, we invite activists as well as political, municipal and school board candidates to come mingle and do something meaningful together: writing postcards! Right now we are writing decline to sign postcards against the recall of Senator Leroy Garcia. With 2019 and 2020 elections coming up, we will likely be writing different postcards depending on what the most urgent needs are.

Where: Lucky’s Market South Boulder, 695 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Saturday, September 28 at 12:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Path to Power: Organizing Workshop with Planned Parenthood

In this workshop, participants will be trained on Planned Parenthood’s model of grassroots organizing, learn to develop strategies for engaging communities, and gain the skills to lead successful campaigns.

Where: Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango
When: Saturday, September 28 at 1:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


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, September 29 at 12:00pm

Click here to RSVP.


We’ll see you next week with more ways to make a difference. Thanks!