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In Washington D.C. today, the recovery effort from the failed insurrection against the U.S. Capitol continues. But for Republican lawmakers who helped incite last week’s deadly violence like Colorado’s Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn, there’s no coming back from this.
Here’s an inescapable fact: the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday was a direct result of Boebert and Lamborn’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states. Boebert went even farther, telling her hundreds of thousands of followers “Today is 1776” on the morning of the insurrection–and even Tweeting information about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the exact moment insurrectionists were storming the Capitol building.
Boebert and Lamborn’s actions are an affront not just to the voters of Colorado who elected Joe Biden president by over 13 points in November. Their willful undermining of confidence in American democracy with no factual basis has helped radicalize the Republican base, align them with terrorists and neo-Nazis, and set their party on a path toward embracing violence as a means of political gain.
We can’t let Boebert and Lamborn speak for Colorado at this crucial moment in history. If you haven’t already, sign our petition demanding the immediate resignation of Reps. Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn from Congress.
Thank you once again for your help demanding better from Colorado’s elected leaders. In just a matter of days, new leadership from the White House to the U.S. Senate and an historic progressive majority in Colorado will start the process of moving on from the Trump era. Without your help these past four years, we wouldn’t have made it.
Here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of January 11:
Understanding Anti-Bias Education in K-8th Grade Classrooms
The Teaching Tolerance standards represent excellence in anti-bias education. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or just interested in anti-bias education, join us for an overview of the TT standards presented by expert, Sara Wicht.
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00pm
Denver Trout Unlimited: January Virtual Meeting
Our January Meetup for Board Members and the Stream Conservation Curious
When: Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00pm
Opportunities for Refugees & Immigrants: Emily Griffith Information Session
Emily Griffith Technical College is hosting an online information session for anyone from the Refugee/Immigrant community who wants to know more about our programs. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of our programs including information about English Classes, GED Classes and Career and Technical Education (Certificate) programs. We will also discuss the application process and scholarship opportunities.
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 5:00pm
Colorado Sierra Club: Workshop: Using Social Media for Change
Join us for a workshop that focuses on using social media for advocacy. Colorado Sierra Club’s Communications Manager, Vanessa Cordova, will hone in on how to effectively utilize social media to amplify campaigns. Want to make a difference from your phone or computer? This workshop is for you.
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 5:30pm
Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education: EdEquity Corner
Please join us for EdEquity Corner, a monthly Zoom chat with neighbors about how to address every day education challenges with anti-racist values. Drop in, meet your neighbors for some much needed perspective, hope, and practical solutions during these uncertain times.
When: Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00pm
History Colorado: Anthony Grimes: The Future of Making America a True Democracy
With an activist’s background and an artist’s insight, filmmaker and founder of Denver Freedom Riders Anthony Grimes examines the historic year that was 2020, our local and broader democracy, where we might be going in the near future, and where we should be going in the 365 days to come.
When: Thursday, January 14 at 7:00pm
We’ll be back next week with more ways to fight back for progress. Thanks again.