Monday: January 16, 2017

Here are items to share for today:

The March on Denver is going to be here before we know it. Many of us will be there. If you would like more information, visit the official organizers' website: MarchOnColorado.org You can find all sorts of information pertaining to the march. I will be there, and I hope to see you there too!!

A post from our Facebook group: 

Some advice for those marching on 1/21/2017. If you're going to DC, Boston, Los Angeles, SF, Denver, London, etc. to take part in a peaceful gathering, here are some good tips from a wise friend...
*Keep your cool. 
*Do not offer personal information to unsolicited requests. 
*Stay to the edges of the crowd. 
*Have a meet-up-if-you-get-separated plan. 
*Do not count on your cellphones. 
*Write important information, emergency contact # on your forearm in Sharpie. It will wash off eventually. 
*Stay hydrated and never pass up an opportunity to use a toilet. 
*And, for goodness sake, wear the right shoes and don't carry anything you can't lose. 
*LISTEN to the energy and calmly leave if you have any doubts about anything. 
*Lastly: always have an exit plan.

Our own Senator, Cory Gardner, presiding over the repeal votes in the Senate for ACA last week. He stands in opposition to efforts to KEEP Obamacare. We will share ways to interact with this senator in upcoming posts.

Not sure what to say when you call about the repeal of the ACA this week? Great graphic from an Indivisible friend on Twitter.

Posted by Indivisible Guide on Sunday, January 15, 2017

As you may have heard, Mike Coffman (who is not the rep for our District), left his constituents feeling frustrated. Leaving early and not seeing them as a whole group, but only 2-4 at a time. NOT something we want to experience here in Boulder. Here is 9News' coverage of the event:

Stayed tuned for ways we can positively impact our Colorado Senators and Colorado District 2 House Rep. 

And we should all remember on this day, one of the strongest leaders of our country, Dr. Martin Luther King. He is a shining example of someone that fought for the rights of everyone in our country to be treated equally. As my son quoted to me yesterday from Dr. King's great speech "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character", I held in my heart the courage to have the strength to also fight for my children as well as all children, that they will not have their equalities stripped from them. Many battles have been fought and won, and it is our duty to protect those rights that have been recognized by our government. Change starts with 1. And if we can come together as multiple 1s, then we will start to make change together.

Dianna Rands