As it stands now, Donald Trump is about to become only the third President in American history to be successfully impeached by the U.S. House. The impeachment proceedings in the House have proven the worst fears of the brave American public servants and patriots who knew instantly that Trump’s attempt to bribe a foreign government for help in winning re-election in 2020 was a terrible crime for which Trump deserves the highest political penalty.
Now it’s up to us to make sure our leaders in Washington know that Colorado agrees: Trump must be removed from office.
In a public town hall meeting held last Friday in Denver, Senator Michael Bennet said he is a “likely vote” to remove Trump from office in a Senate trial. Colorado’s other Senator Cory Gardner, by contrast, refuses to even acknowledge that what Trump stands accused of is wrong. Sen. Gardner hasn’t held a town hall to explain himself to Colorado voters in over two years. Meanwhile, Gardner endorsed Trump’s re-election and has even helped host fundraisers for Trump’s re-election while at the same time accepting campaign help and cash from Trump, whom Gardner could be sitting in judgment over in a Senate trial next year.
Priority #1 this week is to call Sen. Gardner’s office at (202) 224-5941 and tell him that Colorado voters expect Trump to be removed from office–and if Gardner helps protect Trump in a Senate trial, he will share Trump’s fate in the 2020 election.
Thanks for taking action once again to hold Cory Gardner accountable. It is frustrating to realize that the odds of Gardner changing course are very small, and most likely the only way to undo the damage of the past four years will be the next election. Nonetheless, Sen. Gardner needs to understand that the voters of Colorado are paying attention–and accountability is coming soon.
Here are some more great ways to take action for the week of December 2:
2019 Colorado Gives Day Rally
Join Denver7’s Mike Nelson and more than 100 Colorado-based nonprofits at the Colorado Gives Day Kick-Off Rally on Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 3 on the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building. This event will help celebrate and build momentum for Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 10. The Colorado Gives Day Kick-Off Rally is being held on Dec. 3, which is Giving Tuesday, a day that encourages and inspires generosity across the country. In Colorado, residents are encouraged to “give where you live” on Giving Tuesday, by scheduling their Colorado Gives Day donations.
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
When: Tuesday, December 3 at 10:00am
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, Denver
When: Tuesday, December 3 at 5:30pm
Community Conversation – Caring for Denver Foundation
Last year, Denver residents voted overwhelmingly to put 25 cents from every hundred dollars spent into a community fund for mental health and substance misuse issues. Caring for Denver Foundation is the new nonprofit founded to identify the priorities for these dollars. We need your help figuring out where the dollars should be focused and what the needs are in Denver.
Where: Cross Purpose, 3050 Richard Allen Court, Denver
When: Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00pm
Census 2020 Webinar | Taller Informativo sobre el Censo de 2020
The decennial census is so important because it is tied to funding programs that our community relies on. For every person that was counted in Colorado in the 2010 census, the federal government allocated $2,300 to improve our schools, healthcare, housing and much more. Projects such as Title 1 educational programs, Headstart, WIC, free and reduced breakfast and lunch, and Medicaid/Medicare are funded because of census data. This is why CIRC’s #CountingOnYou census initiative is more important than ever. When the census is inaccurate, communities that are most in need of representation and investment are underfunded. Black, brown and Asian American families need to come together to correct historical undercounts of our communities.
Where: Online webinar
When: Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00pm
At the Intersections: Reproductive Justice and Sexual Violence
This webinar will explore the connections between reproductive oppression and sexual violence and discrimination. We will highlight the work towards advancing reproductive justice for underserved communities as well as its connection to the movement to eliminate violence against folks. Participants will be engaging in learning ways to address violence and discrimination within sexual and reproductive health services. Together we will explore community response and resources developed.
Where: Online webinar
When: Wednesday, December 4 at 12:00pm
Denver Climate Strike
The climate crisis is all around us: intensifying storms, hurricanes, heatwaves and wildfires, slow-burning disasters like drought and famine, and so much more. And the costs are paid for in the lives and livelihoods of those least responsible for causing the problem. The Colorado Youth Climate Coalition will be joining national strikes on December 6th 2019. We will meet by the fountains on Wynkoop in front of Union Station at 11am on December 6th, then march down the 16th street mall to the west steps of the Denver Capitol building. Come strike with us!
Where: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver
When: Friday, December 6 at 11:00am
The Marigold Project: People Power
Join The Marigold Project, along with our partner organizations and activists on Saturday, December 7 in Denver at INDUSTRY Brighton Boulevard! Participants will attend panels and engage in meaningful dialogue to understand the importance of building alliances across social movements. Facilitation and training will be led by Stasha Rhodes of The Hub Project, with a keynote address by Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City. In the afternoon, we will dig deeper on how we hold ourselves accountable to this work. Featuring session leaders from across the country and right here in Colorado, our goal is to build community and capacity as we seek a vision of a world that values people and our planet.
Where: Industry Denver, 3001 Brighton Blvd, Denver
When: Saturday, December 7 at 9:00am
Bakesale For Planned Parenthood
Join the team at Safta along with some of your favorites around town as we support Planned Parenthood. Located in The Source Hotel and Market Hall from 10am-1pm. The perfect chance to get some holiday treats while supporting a cause you love! All proceeds from this event will benefit Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
Where: Safta Restaurant, 3330 Brighton Blvd Suite 201, Denver
When: Saturday, December 7 at 10:00am
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! This Saturday, we will be writing holiday postcards for detainees in Aurora Immigration Detention Center. Let’s send some holiday cheers to detained immigrants and show them that 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲.
Where: Lucky’s Market South Boulder, 695 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Saturday, December 7 at 12:00pm
Youth-Led US Senate Candidate Debate
All questions will be asked by the youth (<23) but we encourage anyone of any age to attend! Food will be provided. We plan to have candidates and organizations table. As of October, we have 8 candidates confirming attendance.
Where: Richard F. Celeste Theatre, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
When: Saturday, December 7 at 2:30pm
Dinner for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies. Join us for a dinner benefiting this amazing organization.
Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Court #105, Denver
When: Sunday, December 8 at 6:30pm
Thanks again for all your help. We’ll see you next week!