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We’re 50 days out from the election, and we’ve got the latest poll numbers on the biggest races and issues of 2020 in the latest edition of The Mountaineer:
In this fourth edition of ProgressNow Colorado’s collaborative poll produced with Global Strategy Group, we explore an electoral environment in Colorado that continues to strongly favor progressive candidates and policy priorities. Highlights from our latest polling include double-digit leads for both Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper in the presidential and U.S. Senate races respectively, high approval for Gov. Jared Polis’ management of the COVID-19 pandemic, and strong support for recent progressive policy wins like Colorado’s landmark police accountability law.
With Republican voter registration in decline in Colorado and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly rejecting right-wing candidates from President Donald Trump on down the ballot, Sen. Cory Gardner’s steadfast loyalty to Trump has emerged as a tremendous liability, and voters consider Gardner’s failure to defend Colorado’s successful mail ballot system from Trump’s false attacks nothing short of “cowardly” in their own words. Colorado voters understand and support the objectives of the Black Lives Matter movement, and want science not politics to guide the reopening of schools as the pandemic rages on.
Be the best informed voter in your social circle: read the latest Mountaineer research from PNC and GSG here, and then forward the report to everyone you know who would benefit from hard data about Colorado’s political climate. Then take a look at these other ways you can make a difference for the week of September 14:
CAMP One Colorado
Summer might be canceled but you can still go to summer camp! Join us for a virtual training for One Colorado Volunteers. Find out what we are up to and how you can help Colorado keep & EXPAND a pro-equality majority this fall! You must register for this event to get the link to attend.
When: Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30pm
Conservation Colorado: Rural Colorado Climate Action Town Hall w/ Rep. Barbara McLachlan
Join us at 6pm on Tuesday, September 15th for a Q&A session w/ HD59 Rep. Barbara McLachlan to learn more about the great work going on at the state level and the role YOU can play to help protect our environment and act on climate. The Rural West Slope is a special place that demands its own unique solutions and Barbara wants to hear what you think is the next big step. Come one and all with your questions, thoughts, and concerns!
When: Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00pm
Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders
Mariposa at the Althea Center, in partnership with NY-based Immigration Equality and American Friends Service Committee Colorado, will present “Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue: Love Across Borders,” 4-week series of programs highlighting some of the traumatizing circumstances and critical needs of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers seeking asylum in the United States. With simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation provided for Zoom participants, we will hear powerful and personal migration stories from current and recent LGBTQ asylum seekers. PFLAG Las Cruces, NM, will share their “real life” model of hosting asylum seekers, for which they won an award last year from the national PFLAG organization. We will hear from national and local leaders doing the day-to-day work of assisting and supporting these asylum seekers.
When: Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30pm
One Colorado: 2020 Judicial Elections Town Hall
Do you vote your entire ballot? Or, like some voters, do you skip over the judges when they appear on the ballot? Do you know why judges’ names appear on the ballot every two years, why it’s important to vote this section of your ballot, and how you can learn about those judges? One Colorado and Our Courts, an award-winning nonpartisan civic education organization, are joining forces to provide information about how judges are selected, evaluated, and retained in Colorado.
When: Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30pm
One Colorado: Ally Awardee Town Hall
Join One Colorado for a town hall with the 2020 Ally Awards Recipients: the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, and Katherine Archuleta!
When: Thursday, September 17 at 4:30pm
One Colorado Academy: What You Need to Know About the Equality Act
The Equality Act would would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
When: Thursday, September 17 at 6:00pm
Learn to be a protector with Protégete Action
Right now, many Black, brown, and Indigenous people are forced to live without clean air, clean drinking water, or safe places to work, and our communities have been hit hardest by COVID-19. These unequal conditions are due to generations of oppressive policy choices made by a powerful few. To make matters worse, many people have historically been left out of the political process, especially when it comes to voting. Now we must come together to protect our communities by getting involved in the 2020 election. We need to elect leaders who are guided by facts and science who will protect public health, fight against climate change, and set our economy on a path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
When: Thursday, September 17 at 6:00pm
One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Southwest Colorado
One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.
When: Saturday, September 19th at 12:00pm
Thanks again for your help making all of these events successful. We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action.