It’s been a year most of us would have rather slept through, but 2020 is finally coming to a close. The events of this past year have tested the fundamentals of what holds our society together like nothing we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Today, with the end of the COVID-19 pandemic finally in sight with effective vaccines and American democracy having (mostly) weathered the most determined assault on our institutions outside of an actual war, we’re leaving 2020 behind with hope for the future.
In all of these challenges of the last four years, we could not have even begun to fight back without your help. Whether you turned out to protests or held our leaders accountable directly at town hall meetings some of them preferred to avoid, the victories in this year’s elections for progressive values are your victories. Even in this most difficult of years, tangible steps forward like paid family leave and the National Popular Vote compact are wins no one can take from us. They will outlast us, and proclaim our values to future generations.
Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day, one of the best opportunities to support organizations who make a difference on the ground like ProgressNow Colorado Education. PNCE lays the groundwork for progressive change by tirelessly advocating for progressive solutions to the problems that face our community. Your gift to PNCE on Colorado Gives Day helps us provide the capacity and leadership to fight and win in election years and off years alike.
Once that’s done, here are a few more great ways to make a difference for the next week and through the holiday season! We’ll be back in the New Year with more ways to make a difference in 2021, and we’re grateful for everything you do.
Health Insurance Options During the Open Enrollment Period
Open Enrollment season is here. The deadline to enroll for January 1 coverage is December 15th, but the Open Enrollment Period will run through January 15. Join Congressman Jason Crow, Saphia Elfituri from Connect for Health Colorado, and Allison Summerton from ConnectAurora for an informational session about choosing the right health insurance option for you. By signing up for this event, you’ll receive updates from the Office of Rep. Jason Crow on this event and other issues.
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00pm
One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Lindsey Daugherty
Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Lindsey Daugherty! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30pm
One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Tracey Bernett
Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Tracey Bernett! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 1:00pm
One Colorado: Meet & Greet with Rep-Elect Karen McCormick
Meet your new pro-equality state representative, Karen McCormick! Register here to attend our virtual Zoom event. You can submit questions ahead of time, or come as you are and ask them at the event! Let your new representative know what your concerns are for the 2021 legislative session!
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm
Colorado Working Families: Colorado WFP Community Reunion!
Community reunions are a monthly gathering of the WFP community, including members, activists, party builders, party organizers, and staff. It’s a place and time for all of our political party community to return home each month and to reunite, recalibrate and to recenter ourselves in why we live lives that are dedicated to struggling for justice for the people and the planet.
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm
Cobalt: Comedy Thank You
We thought what a better way to say thank you to our donors, supporters, and volunteers who worked so hard on the #NoOn115 campaign, that we’re throwing a virtual Comedy show Dec 9! RSVP today!
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00pm
Recreate Responsibly: Backcountry Etiquette On Public Lands
In this episode of the Slay At Home series, we explore how to recreate responsibly in the backcountry, which is most often public land managed by the USFS. We will discuss proper backcountry etiquette, how to know if an area is motorized/non-motorized, or mixed use. We will also learn about some great local projects from CMC and the Vail Pass Rangers. Our expert guest panel includes Leave No Trace Master Educator Kiira Antenucci (RMI), Head Vail Pass Ranger Kate Demorest, and Nathan Fey from Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office!
When: Thursday, December 10 at 6:00pm
Colorado Sierra Club: Advocacy Workshop Series: Following up with Volunteers and Continuing Engagement
Join us for our fourth part of our Advocacy Workshop Series and hear from Our Wild America Campaign Representative, Kim Pope, on best practices for following up with interested volunteers and how to keep them engaged. During this session, you’ll strengthen your volunteer team building skills by learning some tips on how to best follow up with interested volunteers and how to maintain consistency and build long term relationships in order to encourage continued volunteer engagement with your team/group/etc.
When: Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00pm
History Colorado: Talking to Your Kids about Democracy
The future of American Democracy is here today: your kids! Breeze into the History Colorado Center on Saturday mornings for fun, safe guided tours of This Is What Democracy Looks Like, our series of colorful and fascinating exhibits on all four floors of our sparkling 200,000 square-foot facility. Enjoy an easy hour on the town while a trained professional helps your family connect over insightful, empowering discussions about government by and for the people. The restrooms are huge, the café is easy, and tumbleweed is your only competition for parking. Did we mention it’s FREE?
When: Saturday, December 19 at 10:00am