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As negotiations continue in Washington, D.C. over the size and scope of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, we as Colorado progressives know there are some agenda items that can’t be ignored any longer.

The Build Back Better plan is a crucial opportunity for America to take the lead in mitigating the effects of human-caused climate change. Instead of increasing the tax burden on working families, the Build Back Better plan sets us on a course toward taxing wealth the way we tax work–and asking those who have benefited most from decades of prosperity to pay the bill to clean up their mess.

The message this week: your congressional representatives need to know that addressing human-caused climate change is a mandatory component of the Build Back Better plan. It’s not right that one U.S. Senator from coal country can thwart the overwhelming scientific consensus that swift action is necessary.

Click here and let our friends at Climate Power connect you to your representatives directly with a message in support of the full Build Back Better plan.

Thanks for keeping the pressure on our lawmakers in Washington–for as long as it takes to pass legislation that meets the moment. Here are a few more great ways to take action for the week of October 18, 2021:


The Bell Policy Center 2021 Ballot Guide: Live Discussion with The Colorado Sun

Join us on Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a live discussion between the authors of the Bell Policy Center’s 2021 Ballot Guide and reporters from The Colorado Sun. Education reporter Erica Breunlin and inequality reporter Tatiana Flowers will lead the discussion, asking the questions voters want answered as they fill out this year’s ballot. During this 45-minute conversation, we will focus on all three statewide ballot measures and dive into the analysis featured in the Bell’s 2021 Ballot Guide.

When: Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30pm

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Conservation Colorado Phonebanks

Protecting our environment, our public lands, water, and air is critical. Join Conservation Colorado for a virtual group phone bank in support of our endorsed candidates.

Westminster
When: Tuesday, October 19 at 6:00pm
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Commerce City
When: Thursday, October 21 at 6:00pm
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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Denver Immigration Town Hall

Join this virtual community discussion of everything you need to know about immigration and the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund. The presentations will be conducted by Joy Athanasiou, an immigration attorney and policy expert, Atim Otii, the Director of the City of Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and will feature the perspective of a directly impacted individual in the community.

When: Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00pm

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GreenLatinos: Oil and Gas Focus Group

Are you concerned about or impacted by fracking? Then Join GreenLatinos and Conservation Colorado for a paid focus group regarding upcoming methane regulation rulemaking at the Air Quality Control Commission. No need to have prior knowledge on the issues just bring your lived experience.

When: Saturday, October 12 at 1:00pm

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Save the date: LGBTQ Health & Policy Changes

Join One Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative for a community townhall on Tuesday, October 26th for discussion about recent health care policy changes and how they affect our LGBTQ+ community. Learn about policies, access to insurance buyers guides for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as how Medicaid can be used to transition. Ask your health care questions to our panel!

When: Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00pm

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We’ll be back next week with more ways to make a difference. See you then.

Sincerely,

Sara Loflin, Executive Director