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Seven years ago, Colorado passed a landmark new law to send mail ballots to every active registered voter in the state. Part of a package of major reforms to Colorado election law, The Voter Access & Modernized Elections Act of 2013 made Colorado a leader in voter participation.
Something else happened, too: we helped prove that mail ballots work.
In 2020, the mail ballot system that Colorado pioneered is the envy of the nation. We’ve conducted three federal elections with some of the highest voter turnout in America, and we’ve proven that voting by mail is safe and secure. Voting by mail made sense before COVID, and in 2020 voting by mail could literally save lives.
Sen. Cory Gardner knows all of this. Gardner won his US Senate Seat by less than 2% in the first federal election conducted in Colorado using mail ballots. Cory Gardner knows that Donald Trump is lying when he says mail ballots don’t work. And when Trump attacks the U.S. Postal service to undermine Colorado’s mail ballot system, Cory Gardner knows it’s wrong.
But once again, Cory Gardner is choosing to serve Donald Trump over Colorado. So, our first order of business today is for you to click here: tell Cory Gardner right now to demand full funding for the U.S. Postal Service, and to stop lying for Donald Trump about mail ballots he knows work.
Thanks again for your timely help demanding better from Cory Gardner. It won’t be the last time you’ll need to hold Gardner accountable between now and November. Here are some more ways to get involved for the week of August 17:
Colorado Black Women for Political Action – CBWPA, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: August General Meeting: Abortion & Reproductive Justice!
Panel discussion: Abortion & Reproductive Justice, November 2020 Ballot Measure – Colorado Abortion Ban Initiative #120.
When: Monday, August 17 at 6:00pm
RACISMo Zero Series 5 Movimiento por la Justicia
Raíces Brewing Co, Denver Councilwoman Jamie Torres District 3, and panelists join forces to provide information, bring consciousness, and reform on topics about racism.
We have divided the series into 5 sections. We understand the need of discussing topics to different audiences and elevate the dialogue, narratives, and identities. Within the discussions we examine racism and its historic and present-day impact, we provide information on effective protest and activism, on how to be anti-racist, nuances of racism, human rights, and policy.
When: Tuesday, August 18 at 5:30pm
Chinook Fund: Grant Application Workshop
Thinking of applying for a Chinook Fund grant? Are you a new grant seeker or a past grantee that needs a refresher on the grant application process? Chinook Fund invites you to attend our online Grant Application Workshop where we will give an introduction to Chinook Fund, our funding criteria, and an overview of the grant application process.
When: Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00pm
One Colorado: How to Write an Effective Letter to the Editor
A well written letter to the editor can both move public perception of an issue and influence policy makers. Sign up at the link below to take a short, simple workshop on writing effective Letters to the Editor so you can advocate for issues that matter to you!
When: Thursday, August 20 at 6:00pm
Say Their Names… #1000MilesforRacialJustice Caravan from Louisville, KY to Denver
The Caravan for Racial Justice is currently hard at work preparing for the “1000 Miles for Racial Justice” ~ Call to Action Town Hall. This event will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at “The Mile High Steps”, Colorado State Capitol, 5 PM -8 PM. Scars of racism from America’s past have reopened wombs that were never healed. The soul of America is broken and your support is needed to help facilitate the real conversations that educate and empower every community and citizen. The Caravan for Racial Justice is on a mission to raise awareness, educate, and empower citizens to become civically involved and eliminate systemic racism. We will hear from state and community representatives on initiatives to improve race relations and community policing. Additionally, we will host a voters registration drive during this event.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 5:00pm
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
Indivisible Vote Tripling Day of Action
What’s the single most effective way to get people to vote? Vote Tripling. What’s the single most important thing to do to stop Trump from staying in office? Win in a landslide. You see where we’re going here. Saturday, August 22, take ONE HOUR and change the world. This is our Colorado Convention Follow-Up Day of Action, which is part of WINdivisible’s national drive to reach 20 million voters.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 12:00pm
We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.