For weeks leading up to this past Saturday, the pundits crowed about the second Women’s March. There’s no way it would be anywhere near as big as last year’s, they said. The resistance is petering out, they said. Tax cuts for the wealthy bought off America, they said.
Archive for category: Conservative Accountability
Holding the powerful accountable and fighting for the rights of everyone is not always the easy choice. Here in Denver, a city considered progressive and innovative by so many yardsticks, there’s a conflict brewing between new growth occurring in the urban core of the city and the communities that thrived here for decades before it was fashionable. This new conflict over gentrification, urban growth, and preservation of historic communities requires the best from all of us in order to build a prosperous future that respects everyone.
As we head into the holidays and the end of a very long year, I wanted to take a moment to say something once again that I’ve said each week as we’ve helped organize the resistance to Trump and the far right here in Colorado.
This weekend, the U.S. Senate voted to hurt millions of Americans.
Last week, shocking allegations of widespread sexual harassment in the Colorado state capitol broke. One lawmaker, Rep. Steve Lebsock, has been asked to resign by House leadership (and ProgressNow Colorado), and more elected officials could be implicated soon.
This time, the cancellations are real.
So much for the “party of fiscal responsibility.”