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Last Friday, ballots went into the mail for millions of Colorado voters. I got my ballot the day after my county clerk mailed it! By now many of you have also received your ballot, and most Colorado voters will have them this week. After four long years, six if you’re counting back to Cory Gardner’s election back in 2014 like we are, the moment has come to do our duty as voters and begin to undo the damage Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump have done to our nation.

Here in Colorado, voting couldn’t be easier or more secure. Mail back your completed ballot or return to a drop box in your county by 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. If you’re not already registered to vote, you can register right up to (and including) Election Day! Visit GoVoteColorado.com to register or get the latest information you’ll need on the status of your ballot.

We’re here to help with making an informed choice all the way down your ballot. If you haven’t already done so, check out the Colorado Progressive Voters Guide for detailed research on hundreds of candidates for office in Colorado from the presidential election to county commissioner races. We’ve got the facts on the 11 statewide ballot measures too. And for a quick one-page reference sheet on the ballot measures from the ProgressNow Colorado team, click here.

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Early returns in other states are showing massive turnout for progressive voters, already Colorado is poised to set new records for participation in 2020. The best way to ensure this election goes smoothly is to make sure it’s not close.

Thanks for everything you’ve done to fight back for our shared values these past few years when it has mattered most. Victory is in sight! Here are more ways to fight back for the week of October 12:


Featured Event: Jena Griswold and Shannon Watts Live!

Shannon Watts, Gun Violence Prevention Advocate and Founder of Moms Demand Action, and Jena Griswold join Colorado grassroots activists to talk about their work and goals for the next election.

When: Monday, October 12 at 6:00pm

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Educate, Persuade, and Get Out the Vote with Together Colorado

Sign up for Civic Engagement shifts! We will be doing safe, and socially distant literature drops and text banking from home.

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado Get Out the Vote Phone/Text Bank

The 2020 election is upon us and the stakes couldn’t be higher. NOW is the time to get involved and help us GET OUT THE VOTE. Sign up to phone or text bank as we reach out to our supporters. These GOTV events will be virtual, but One Colorado staff will be available via Zoom throughout. Don’t wake up on November 4th wishing you had done more!

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00pm

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When: Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: Hope and Healing

Join Mental Health professionals for an important conversation about the effects of this pandemic on our Colorado community. At this virtual event our speakers will share their expertise, provide needed resources and information, and answer pertinent questions about our mental health crisis . This will be an informative and positive experience to guide us all through this pandemic and beyond. There will be Q & A at the end for those who need additional support or answers.

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: Divest From Police. Invest In Communities: Defund 101

Join us for the second of a three-part webinar series as we discuss the origins of policing and why calls for reform are not enough to eliminate discriminatory enforcement practices, how we must redirect resources from draconian police departments to services that are responsive to addressing our neighbors’ needs, and how advocates can demand revolutionary change from their local officials that promotes community safety without the dependence of law enforcement.

When: Thursday, October 15 at 12:00pm

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Wolves in Colorado: Science & Stories

In this special five-part webinar series, we’ll explore wolf reintroduction through the lens of science, policy, and lived experiences. Our diverse group of panelists will discuss the current state of wolf populations, dive into the data about the species’ role in the ecosystem, talk trade-offs, and hear firsthand stories from those who’ve already been living amongst wolves in other parts of the U.S.

When: Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Denver Metro

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, October 17 at 12:00pm

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Denver Five Points | Rep Your City Tour

Be Woke.Vote presents the ‘Rep Your City’ tour. A Gen Z drive-thru Voter Registration event.

When: Saturday, October 17 at 12:00pm

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Thanks again. We’ll see you next week with more ways to make a difference!