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Keeping track of politics right now is a lot like trying to drink from a fire hose. Impeachment, Cory Gardner running away from accountability, the failed Republican recalls here in Colorado–and there’s an election a week from tomorrow!

This has been the busiest “off year” anybody in politics can remember, and it’s not over yet.

Action item #1 this week: help us get out the vote to pass Proposition CC. Every active voter in Colorado has a mail ballot that needs to be returned, and Colorado needs the breathing room afforded by Proposition CC to continue provide for basic needs like roads, education, and health care. Proposition CC doesn’t raise tax rates, and it doesn’t take anyone’s income tax refunds. In 2018, Colorado elected a progressive legislature to get things done–and Proposition CC is about getting things done.

If you’ve already returned your ballot, thanks very much! Visit YesonPropCC.com to get the latest on events and ways you can help volunteer in the home stretch. If you haven’t turned your ballot back in, make a plan to do it right now! Visit JustVoteColorado.org to find out where to turn mail ballots in as well as all your other voting options.

Thanks for your help passing this important measure to make like better in Colorado. Here are some more ways to make a difference for the week of October 28:


Giveback and Grow Your Business

More than ever business owners are looking for ways to grow and scale while also making a positive impact. Whether it’s social, environmental, political or philanthropical, there are enormous opportunities to use your individual values to expand your business impact. Join some of the best and brightest thought leaders in Denver for an interactive panel discussion and networking. You can do well in your business while doing good for people and the planet. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Where: 1616 Federal Boulevard, Denver
When: Monday, October 28 at 5:30pm

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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 (location on RSVP)
When: Monday, October 28 at 5:30pm

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Interfaith Alliance of Colorado: Force For Good Awards

Join the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado at our annual Force For Good event as we honor our champions in the community! Our 3 2019 Force for Good honorees: Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet, 9to5 Colorado, and Mountain View United Church have taken measurable action for radical love and justice in the past year.

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
When: Monday, October 28 at 5:30pm

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Arbitration Tricks & Treats

Join the Colorado Consumer Protection Coalition and our partner organizations for a rally to let consumers know about all the tricks and treats corporations and employers are hiding in their contracts! We will be hearing from some advocates who have been impacted by harmful arbitration clauses & handing out candy with arbitration clauses attached 😉 Please join us at the intersection of 16th & Court Place at Noon on October 29th!

Where: 16th and Court Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, October 29 at 12:00pm

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9to5 Community Meeting: Paid Leave

9to5 is a grassroots, member-driven, non-profit that organizes for economic, gender, and racial justice for working women. We invite impacted folks and those motivated to act in solidarity to join us! This meeting will emphasize paid family and medical leave, but will also provide context for 9to5 and our housing campaign.

Where: 12600 Hoffman Blvd, Aurora
When: Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado: Bans Off My Body Tour (Colorado Springs)

These last few months have been tough for #reprorights. We’ve seen dangerous abortion bans being introduced across the country – and Colorado is no exception. Opponents of abortion access have begun gathering signatures to put an abortion ban on the 2020 ballot in Colorado and we need your help to fight back. Join Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado as we travel across Colorado for the Bans Off My Body Tour! Learn more about the proposed abortion ban & what you can do to help defeat it. Together, we can protect access to safe & legal abortion care in Colorado!

Where: Colorado Springs (Location on RSVP)
When: Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00pm

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PFLAG Greeley: Rainbow Storytime

High Plains Library District will explore diversity and inclusion through children’s literature, conversation, activities, music and movement. These storytimes will include a stay and play for social support and engagement in the downstairs play area of the church. These storytimes are designed for families with children in preschool-2nd grade. Focus on November 2 -Gender Identity and on November 16-Let’s Talk About Race.

Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2101 16th St, Greeley
When: Saturday, November 2 at 10:00am

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Movie Night Fundraiser for Womxn’s March Denver

Raise a glass to raising hell at a Sunday Hellraiser Happy Hour. Come be inspired, mix & mingle with other local Hellraisers, and contribute to this Womxn’s March Denver Fundraiser. Join us for a special showing of Raise Hell: the Life and Times of Molly Ivins directed by Janice Engel.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver (Sloans Lake), 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
When: Sunday, November 3 at 3:00pm

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