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The past 10 days have dramatically and permanently altered the course of American politics. After President Donald Trump and his Republican enablers stalled accountability over Russian meddling in American elections, enriched Trump’s family by steering foreign influence and American tax dollars toward his business interests, and countless other scandals that would and should have ended any other presidency, today Trump faces a scandal that could finally result in his impeachment, and quote possibly his removal from office altogether.

As usual, Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found.

In October of 2016, Cory Gardner called for Trump to pull out of the presidential race after the recording of Trump laughing about committing sexual assault became public. After Trump won the election, Gardner did another about face and endorsed Trump’s re-election–even after Trump made a fool of Gardner over North Korea, Russia, and now Ukraine. Even now as the damning evidence of Trump’s crime piles up, Gardner can’t bring himself to say what almost everyone in Colorado now knows. Donald Trump is not fit to serve as President another day.

Instead, Sen. Gardner is headlining a fundraiser with former Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley and Trump’s in New York City to help Trump win in 2020.

Action item #1: call Sen. Cory Gardner right now at 202-224-5941 and urge him to CANCEL his scheduled appearance at this weekend’s Trump For President “annual retreat” in New York City. Sen. Gardner may soon sit in judgement over Trump in a Senate trial, and this fundraiser represents an unacceptable conflict of interest.

Thanks for taking quick action today to hold Cory Gardner accountable. Here are more ways to make a difference for the week of September 30:


Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Senator Gardner Accountability Phone Bank

Join us Monday September 30th to ask Colorado Voters to call on Senator Gardner to push HR 6 to the Senate floor for a vote. If you have never phone banked before we will train you. All you need is a cell phone with unlimited phone calls.

Where: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Monday, September 30 at 5:00pm

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Senator Gardner Accountability Phone Bank

Join us in our Southern CIRC Office (1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) on Monday, September 30th, to ask Colorado Voters to call on Senator Gardner to push the DREAM and Promise Act to the Senate floor for a vote. If you have never phone banked before we will train you. All you need is a cell phone with unlimited phone calls. We will have food and refreshments available and friends and family are welcome!

Where: 1287 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs
When: Monday, September 30 at 6:00pm

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Climate+ Social Movements

The opportunity to act on climate change offers unique challenges to overcome. It’s time we all unify and harness our collective power. Creating social justice frameworks will offer us the chance to challenge racism, inequality and injustice while working towards a goal we all care about – protecting our planet. Please join us at The Alliance Center for a casual and open discussion at the intersection of the environmental, social justice and civil rights movements. We will discuss the unintended consequences of privilege and its effects on work to combat climate change. As we gather from various backgrounds, let’s paint a vision for the future and produce tangible steps for our communities!

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 1 at 6:00pm

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State of Womxn of Color- Advancing Community, Culture and Career

Join The Riveter and Future For Us for The State of Womxn of Color Roadshow, an evening to tell audacious stories of womxn of color at work, accompanied by an overview of the data, insights and solutions. This collaboration provides a platform for rising and established womxn of color professionals to share their experiences and next step strategies as they build powerful communities to create a future for where womxn of color lead at the highest levels across all sectors.

Where: The Riveter, 2734 Walnut St, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 1 at 6:00pm

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Increase Denver’s Minimum Wage Town Hall

Building on previous actions to ensure Denver city employees and many city service contract employees are paid a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2021, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Robin Kniech, Denver City Council At-Large intend to introduce legislation this fall to set a citywide minimum wage for all workers employed in Denver beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Where: Justice for All Center, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 2 at 5:30pm

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On the Road to 100% Renewables – Denver Town Hall

The Road to 100% Renewable Energy – What lessons can be learned from the experience in Germany and how can these be applied to Colorado?

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00pm

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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, October 3 at 5:30pm

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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, October 3 at 5:30pm

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Winning With Women – Denver

When women run for office, they win just as often as men win. So why aren’t there more women in office? Because they don’t run. We are going to demystify the process of running by holding a panel discussion of elected women officials, along with a networking session. In the panel discussion, we will hear how women decided to run and what their experiences were both on the campaign trail and in office. We are honored to have Congresswoman Diana DeGette, State Representative Leslie Herod, and former State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on our panel.

Where: University of Denver, 2000 E Asbury Ave, Denver
When: Friday, October 4 at 6:00pm

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Town Hall with Prop CC

Rep. Shannon Bird will host this Town Hall with Betsy Bevis from Great Education Colorado. Betsy will join us as a spokesperson for Proposition CC, which will be on your ballot this November. She will provide an explanation of the Proposition, as well as answer your questions and concerns!

Where: Ciancio’s, 9650 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster
When: Saturday, October 5 at 10:00am

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One Colorado: Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care Focus Group

Do you want to contribute to research that will help make health systems more inclusive for transgender and non-binary folx in Colorado? Do you live in Colorado, over the age of 18, and identify as transgender or non-binary? Join One Colorado and the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work for a focus group. The focus group will take no longer than 90 minutes and will be audiotaped. The purpose of this research study is to better understand the experiences of transgender and non-binary individuals in Colorado as they seek to engage with the healthcare system. Results from the study will inform One Colorado’s efforts to improve service delivery and policy across the state. Participation in this study is voluntary and focus group participants will be compensated for their time.

Where: Main Street Bagels Artisan Bakery & Cafe, 559 Main St, Grand Junction
When: Saturday, October 5 at 10:30am

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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, October 5 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, October 5 at 12:00pm

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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, October 6 at 12:00pm

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Planet in Peril, The 2020 US Senate Climate Candidate Forum

This is a nonpartisan event hosted by Indivisible & Friends. Our goals are to raise awareness around climate emergency and to get to know all the candidates running for U.S. Senate.

Where: Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Sunday, October 6 at 4:00pm

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Thanks again! We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.