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With Congress moving quickly on President Biden’s agenda in Washington and the Colorado General Assembly in full swing in Denver, opportunities to help enact lasting change are everywhere! After four years of broken leadership and division, the pressure is on to accomplish as much as we possibly can and make up for lost time.
With the narrowest of majorities in the U.S. Senate, progressives need to seize the opportunity to pass meaningful reforms—and that means doing away with the legislative filibuster. Our friends at Indivisible Colorado are organizing constituents just like you to appeal to Sens. John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet to put an end to this relic of inequality, and break the legislative logjam that has stymied the hopes of generations.
Another important campaign the Indivisible Network is working on right now is winning statehood and equal representation for the District of Columbia. Sen. Michael Bennet has already signed on to this important legislation, and we’re hoping Sen. John Hickenlooper does the same soon. Click here to add your voice to Americans across the country calling for statehood for D.C.
Looking for more ways to take action with Indivisible Colorado, the state’s premiere grassroots progressive coalition? Click here to see everything they’ve got going on.
And here are many more great ways to make a difference for the week of March 1:
Metro Caring: Tell Your Legislators To Support Necessary Documents Renewal
We need our birth certificates and social security cards to demonstrate that we have married or divorced, or that we changed our name. We need drivers’ licenses to operate cars and trucks. Colorado residents who have lost their documents due to floods, fires, and other natural disasters; domestic violence victims who have had to leave documents behind when fleeing their homes; seniors who may not ever have been issued a birth certificate because they were born at home; and people who have had their documents stolen, are examples of those who need help replacing their important documents. People who are experiencing homelessness often lose their IDs or are robbed. People seeking a second chance after leaving jail or prison often do not have the necessary documents for an ID.
Together Colorado Twitter Trainings
We are holding two more training sessions on using Twitter during the 2021 Legislative Session to reach elected officials, media, and influence public opinion on our legislative priorities.
When: Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00pm, Thursday, March 4 at 6:00pm
Metro Caring Champions of Vaccine Equity Community Meeting
Join Metro Caring, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Health Chair for the Colorado NAACP State Conference Dr. Shelia Davis, and Dr. Rep. Yadira Caraveo to get your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered. Now is the time to get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines for yourself and for the people you love. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective! Protect your community against COVID-19. When it’s your turn to get your vaccine, you’ll know you’ve helped protect yourself and others — and that you’re doing your part to help end the pandemic, save lives, and help our community recover. We have lost over 400,000 Americans and over 4,000 Coloradans to COVID-19 and the best tool we have to end this crisis is the vaccine.
When: Tuesday, March 2 at 5:00pm
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Health Care Day of Action 2021
Health Care Day of Action is an opportunity for you to join forces with other advocates to talk with your elected officials about the health care issues closest to your heart! This year’s event will be two virtual half-days where you will learn about the legislative process and current health care legislation, hear from health care experts, and connect with legislators for the change you want to see.
When: March 5-6
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Southern Colorado Virtual DACA Workshop
Join the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition & various community partners as we support community members apply for DACA for the first time. Apply from the comfort of your own home via phone or computer. Trained volunteers and immigration attorneys will be available to answer questions to ensure you are prepared to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
When: Saturday, March 6 at 9:00am
Capitol(s) Update with U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Senator Julie Gonzales, and Senator Hansen
Join Congresswoman DeGette, Senator Gonzales, and Senator Hansen for a virtual town hall on March 6th at 11am MDT. We will discuss stimulus packages, COVID-19 and vaccine updates, the impeachment, the State budget, and our legislative priorities for this upcoming session.
When: Saturday, March 6 at 11:0am
Also, save the date for these great events coming up in the next few weeks:
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: 2021 Latino/a Advocacy Day
This year, Latino/a Advocacy Day will be a virtual event, providing advocacy trainings and briefings on policy issues that most impact Latinxs in Colorado. Over 200 Latinxs from across Colorado come together in Denver every year. Put it on your calendars and join us for our Quince!
When: March 14-15
One Colorado Annual LGBTQ Lobby Day
While we may be unable to physically visit the Capitol like we normally would for Lobby Day, join us and learn how to remotely access the State Legislature to listen to hearings, submit testimony, follow the status of a bill, and more!
When: Tuesday, March 16 at 9:30am
Colorado Sierra Club: 100% Renewable: Pathways to Our Clean Energy Future
Join Sustainable Resilient Longmont and Colorado Sierra Club for an educational event about what’s ahead for Longmont’s transition to renewable energy.
When: Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm
*VIRTUAL* Colorado Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day
Join the Colorado Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Coalition as we host our first ever *VIRTUAL* lobby day at the state capitol. We will hear from story-tellers and activists in our movement followed by a lobby training. We will then join breakout rooms to meet with legislators. The event will conclude with a very special guest!
Wednesday, March 24 at 9:00am
Thanks again! We’ll be back next week with more ways to take action.