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Tomorrow morning at 10:00AM Mountain Time, America will say the two words Donald Trump has had coming for four years.
Tomorrow’s inauguration to swear in Joe Biden as President of the United States comes at a terrible price: months of division, lies, and propaganda intended to destroy Americans’ confidence in our elections, and a deadly failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month that Trump initially celebrated before turning his back on his own supporters.
The past few weeks brought our nation to the brink of disaster. But today, we are less than 24 hours from the end of what is already being remembered as the worst presidency in American history. A new narrow progressive majority in the U.S. House and Senate is getting ready to take action on a bold agenda promised by the new Biden administration: ending the COVID-19 pandemic, economic relief, racial justice, climate action, health care, immigration reform, civil rights–it’s a long list and it doesn’t stop there.
None of it would have been possible without your help. It’s not an exaggeration. By ending Cory Gardner’s six years of misadventure in the U.S. Senate, you helped get progressives to 50 Senate seats with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the ties. By backing Gov. Jared Polis and his common-sense approach to fighting the pandemic, Colorado has fared demonstrably better than most other states. And by passing important policies at the polls this year like paid family leave, you helped ensure that fewer Coloradans are left behind as we move from crisis to recovery.
The work is definitely not over. In fact, it’s just beginning. As we shift our focus in 2021 from resistance to recovery, let’s hold on to the networks and friendships that helped us meet the challenge of Donald Trump. Together we can do big things. We proved it.
Here are a few more ways to take action for the week of January 19:
The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday was a direct result of Reps. Lauren Boebert’s and Doug Lamborn’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states. 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.
Colorado Sierra Club: Advocacy Workshop Series: Telling Your Story
During this session, you’ll strengthen your movement-building skills by learning how to create power with your voice. During this series, you’ll receive tips on how to write your story of self and share it with the world.
When: Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00pm
Launch Event: World Without Landmines
The global PeaceJam community is invited to support former BAOP winner Harsh Zala for the launching of his revolutionary landmine-detecting and destroying drone as well as the kick-off for the World Without Landmines campaign!
When: Thursday, January 21 at 5:30am
Virtual Mobility for All – RTD LiVE and Mobile Ticketing Workshop
During this virtual workshop, you’ll learn how to sign up for LiVE and how to download and use the RTD Mobile Ticketing. RTD LiVE Program – The LiVE Program lets qualified riders get a 40% discount off regular fares. To qualify, you need to be between the ages 20 and 64, live within the RTD service area, and have a gross household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. This workshop will help you learn about the process of signing up.
When: Thursday, January 21 at 5:00pm
Celebrate Colorado’s pioneering Black doctor on the new Dr. Justina Ford Day
On Jan. 22, following a proclamation by Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado will celebrate its first Dr. Justina Ford Day. The date marks the 150th birthday of Ford, Denver’s first licensed, Black female physician. To add to the celebration, the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center — which is housed in Ford’s old residence — will live-stream a free, two-hour tribute to Ford at noon on Friday, Jan. 22.
When: Friday, January 22 at 12:00pm
We’ll see you next week! And thanks again.