6/5 Weekly Call to Action
Each week, we'll gather the week's most relevant advocacy actions, legislation, and events so that we can target our actions to have the most impact. We'll bring in happenings at the local, state, and national level from several sources so you can have a one-stop shop for your information and advocacy actions. If you come across an item to include in an upcoming Call to Action post, please send us a link through the Contact form on this site. Thanks for your advocacy!!
Back in session! There are a lot of things going on at the national level this week with the members of Congress back in Washington. Let's stay on top of them.
Call to Action - Do these things!
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. Here is the proposed Agenda.
- Consideration of Annexation Ordinance, Use Review and Concept Plan for 90-96 Arapahoe
- Council members will discuss and hear public comment about a proposed Annexation Ordinance, Use Review and Concept Plan for 90-96 Arapahoe Ave.
From our ever-vigilant Indivisible Front Range Resistance team:
Our Health, Our Planet. Taking care of both is what sustains us. It's summer so we only have THREE THINGS to do next week - let's get 'em done. Remember: ★ Indicates a statewide call to action being shared across CO Indivisible groups!
COLORADO AND CLIMATE CHANGE
★ URGE HICKENLOOPER TO HAVE COLORADO JOIN THE UNITED STATES CLIMATE ALLIANCE: Hickenlooper has come out opposing Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement last week, but that’s not enough. We need to urge him to join with the states of CA, WA, OR, NY, MA, CT, RI, and VT and join the United States Climate Alliance. Write to him on his website to urge him to have Colorado join as well.
★ IT’S STILL ABOUT HEALTH CARE. We still need to put the hard press on Gardner regarding health care. Cory won’t meet with his own constituents but he’s meeting with Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte, who is accused of killing thousands in his own country. WRONG! So – let’s give him a piece of our minds. The focus is still health care. Call, write and VISIT next week.
VISIT: SHOW UP at Gardner’s office. It is so easy, you can swing by WITHOUT an appointment, and be done in 15 minutes’ time. We need to fill the lobby at 1125 17th st, Suite 525 (Gardner’s office). Simply go up to the 5th floor, buzz yourself into the office, and speak to the nice staff on the other side of the glass. They will take notes on what you say, and you will give them your zip code. THAT IS ALL. It’s exactly like a phone call. If you can do a phone call and you are mobile to take a car or bus to the Chase Bank building, you can do this. Use this signup tool to plan your visit with others. YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE THE TOOL TO VISIT- IT'S ONLY THERE TO BE HELPFUL! GO WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU WANT, JUST GO!
ATTEND THE RESIST FORWARD SUMMIT: Saturday, June 9th from 9 am – 4 pm, Shorter Community AME Church, 3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver, CO 80205. Register Here!
Sensing a growing hunger for unity, organization and finding common goals within Denver’s progressive community, Dr. Timothy Tyler, Pastor at Denver’s iconic Shorter Community AME Church, has stepped forward to organize “Resist Forward Summit,” a first-of-its-kind event, all day Saturday, June 10, at Shorter AME.
Indivisible Denver has joined Dr. Tyler in spearheading the Summit, which will bring together more than 25 diverse organizations working for social and economic justice and progressive causes. We’ll learn from each other, share tools, empower new activists, build consensus and send a strong, unified message to our community, state and national leaders.
Never before have so many different groups gathered together on behalf of the African American, White, Latino, Native American, LGBTQ and all other people of Denver. Register Here!
This post is for the most important calls to #action we can do each week to affect change via our MoCs and other elected officials. If you have other urgent calls to action, please include them in the comments below.
Call your senators about important EPA bills! A few national bills that are headed to the Senate since March have become relevant since the President's decision to leave the Paris Agreement: H.R. 1431 and H.R. 1430. Both are innocently-titled bills regarding important changes to the way that the EPA uses science and scientific advisors in its decision-making process. Make sure that our reps know that you don't appreciate the removal of science from environmental policy making (especially at this time!). See the links in Upcoming Legislation below for more detail.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
Environment (National) - H.R. 1431: EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017
Environment (National) -H.R. 1430: Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (HONEST Act)
Environment (National) - H.R.953: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
Immigration (National) - H.R. 2406: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act of 2017
Upcoming Events - Go to these places!
9am-4pm Resist Forward Summit
Save The Date: Our next group meeting is Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP Today!