10/1/18 Weekly Call to Action
Brett Kavanaugh behaved in a way most unbecoming of a SCOTUS Justice during the hearing of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week.
Call your Senator everyday — the suffering of Dr. Ford and other brave women who have come forward will not be in vain. Cancel this nomination!
* And every week...be sure to check out our Events Calendar often, as we add events daily to it.*
Call to Action - Do these things!
City Council of Boulder
City Council Meetings this week:
Tuesday, Oct 2 at 6 p.m. - City Council Meeting
First reading and consideration of motion on the 2019 City Budget.
Second reading and consideration of a motion to preserve commercial retail uses in two specific zoning districts by restricting ground floor uses.
First reading and consideration of a motion granting authority to the City Manager to approve a day shelter, overnight shelter, and severe weather sheltering uses at 2691 30th Street and to modify density and parking standards as they apply to the use.
View 9/25 City Council Meeting - You can see the recording of last week's study session HERE.
View 9/20 City Council Meeting - You can see the recording of last week’s study session HERE.
A Discussion on Immigration Policy in Colorado - Tuesday, October 2, 2018; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosted by the Immigration Law & Policy Society at CU
Where: CU Campus Fleming Building - 2480 Kittredge Loop Dr., Boulder, CO 80305
Turn Away Turning Point - Nonviolent Protest - Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a coalition of student organizations to oppose the presence of Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens. These corporate-funded figureheads are responsible for slandering sexual assault and rape survivors. On Twitter, they frequently attack the character of Dr. Ford, and they deny the existence of rape culture altogether.
We focus on the issue of sexual assault because of the current political crisis, but this should not be read as a way of ignoring the many other ways that Turning Point USA promotes bigotry. In every way imaginable, these people are hateful. They deserved to be opposed. We ask that all attendees respect the intention of this event as non-violent.
Candidate Forum: Boulder County Commissioner & Sheriff Candidate - Thursday, October 4, 2018; 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Lafayette Public Library; 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
Candidate Forum for Boulder County Commissioner and Boulder County Sheriff Candidates. Each candidate will provide an opening statement followed by Q & A.
Boulder Phonebanks for Tammy - Thursday, October 4, 2018; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ALL Thursdays in October)
Boulder County Democratic Party Office, 5735 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. A1, Boulder, CO 80303
Join us at the Boulder County Democratic Party office to call voters and talk about the campaign and the issues that matter most to them!
Never phonebanked before? Don't worry - It's fun and easy! Just bring your computer and your smart phone and we'll walk you through everything you'll need to know.
Can't make it and want to help out? Email email@example.com and we'll send you a link that you can use to make calls from the comfort of home!
Saturdays: People-to-People Canvassing - Saturday, October 6, 2018; 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Please RSVP to specific dates/locations you're interested in. Questions & RSVP: Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Locations will be updated weekly.
Connect in a true and authentic way with voters--that's how we'll beat big Republican money in 2018!
You will receive training in how to engage with people and how to record the data that you draw from these conversations.
People-to-People is a project of the statewide Colorado Democratic Party and is not affiliated with a specific campaign for office.
Postcardpalooza - Friday, October 5, 2018; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ALL Fridays in October)
Hosted by Indivisible Front Range Resistance
Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder, Colorado 80305
We're saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?
Postcard writing is for activists who are:
- mortally afraid of door-to-door canvassing
- would otherwise be at Costco on a Friday night
- still want to know how you can help
- have run out of friends and family who will listen to your political rants and need a receptive audience
That blue wave ain't gonna' create itself! Join us! It's fun, it's cathartic, and it's good for democracy.
*Postcards and scripts are provided, but if you've got a stack you're already working on, bring 'em.
Thanks to your effort and phone calls, Senator Michael Bennet has released a statement declaring his opposition to Kavanaugh and his intention to vote “NO” on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
EVENT: Saturday Morning Walk & Knock; Saturday Oct 6, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
WHERE: 5340 Coffee & Events; 6474 Ward Rd, Arvada, Colorado 80004
Indivisible Denver is very excited to be with you tomorrow in solidarity with survivors to tell Senator Cory Gardner we can’t be silenced! Below is an image of what the building we will be out in front of looks like - it’s the US Bankruptcy Court/Customhouse and it’s the home of Senator Gardner’s Denver office. We will gather out front for our rally.
It's OCTOBER! Time keeps on slippin' toward Election Day, and there are many unhad voter conversations about the importance of this race. We need help!
Meet at 930 to get coffee & training, get to our first doors by 1030, and you can get done and on to lunch by 1230 or so.
If you are comfortable using your smartphone to canvass, please download, install, and create your login for the free canvassing app MiniVAN Touch. If you prefer paper on clipboard, great! Mention while RSVP-ing so there is paper printed for you.
Elections for major Colorado state offices are coming up! Please see details on debates and candidates, HERE.
Help Pass Amendment 73 (Great Schools Thriving Communities)
Petitioners turned in 180,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office a few weeks ago in order to qualify to get on the November ballot. This was almost twice the signature requirement and is a HUGE accomplishment. Getting on the ballot was the first step in improving funding for Colorado's severely under-funded public schools. Now we have the opportunity to ask Colorado voters to join us in our mission to invest in our students, schools, and communities.
Here are things you can do right now, including some new and updated resources:
Tell us you'll volunteer to help us get the word out. (We'll update the tasks soon — in the meantime, let us know you're ready to step up!)
Help us gear up for the campaign by making a donation today!
With advocates like you all across Colorado, we have no doubt that that we'll be successful.
Here are actions you can take to build our "Colorado Blue Wave" to Keep our House Blue and Take Back the Colorado Senate:
Currently serving in SD 16 (which is parts of Golden, JeffCo, Superior)- Tim Neville wants to arm teachers, punish sanctuary cities, prevent discounts on public transportation to low-income earners, and criminalize abortion.
Tammy Story has a record of supporting public education, she advocates for public lands, infrastructure sustainability, sensible gun laws, and equal pay for equal work. Here’s how to plug in to her campaign:
In Thornton and Westminster - Faith Winter stepped to the podium at the statehouse and never quit holding the powerful accountable. She’s running in senate district 24 in order to flip it.
Here’s how to plug in to her campaign:
📆 Weekly canvassing and other events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FaithWinterCO/events/?ref=page_internal
📲 Sign up to volunteer directly: http://www.faithwinter.com/get-involved/
3. #WinTheSixth : In the 6th Congressional District-- Help Elect Jason Crow and give Mike Coffman the boot 👈
Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Centennial - Mike Coffman has been aptly described as “building great relationships with the groups he votes against.” He is a good politician in that way - branded as a moderat even though he votes 93% with the trump agenda.
For those of us in Boulder, there is weekly phone-banking on Wednesday evenings. Here’s how to plug directly in to the work to oust Mr. Coffman:
https://jasoncrowforcongress.com/ ---- mention that you are interested in the Wednesday phone banking if that's your thing.
CANVASSING - Want to walk in your own neighborhood, on your own time? Julia Bristor can get you plugged in to all you need for local canvassing - walk lists, training, scripts, and flyers. Contact her at email@example.com.
PHONEBANK - The Colorado Democratic Party has regular weekly phonebanks from now until the elections at the Denver office at 789 Sherman St from 5-7:30PM. Please email Meike Babel at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
If the Governor's and Attorney General's Races are your passion, consider these steps
1. We must continue to GOTV for Dems. Dems will generally vote for Jared Polis and Phil Weiser (the Dem AG candidate) if they show up, so they don't need persuasion--just need to show up.
2. Persuasion: the 1.2 million unaffiliated voters are the key persuasion target. We all have friends who are U's. Talk with them. Persuade them. More U's voted in the Dem primary than in the R primary. Let's make sure they vote for Dems in the general as well.
3. Keep after George Brauchler, the GOP (Republican) Attorney General candidate, on Twitter. He is rather Trumpian in his ability to get engaged on Twitter. He runs 2 handles: https://twitter.com/GeorgeBrauchler and https://twitter.com/GB4CO . He does some interesting things, especially in his replies to tweets--e.g., he recently called Joe Salazar a "Street Talker" (someone who talks like a poor person, per Merriam Webster). Some favorite topics for him are why he thinks Roe v Wade should be overturned, why he does not like Obamacare and thinks climate change is unfounded, and why he suppressed so many cases from public oversight.
Federal Actions (from Indivisible National)
Find a list of Indivisible-endorsed candidates for Congress HERE.
STOP KAVANAUGH! Please see the new Indivisible guide on canceling the Kavanaugh nomination: #SaveSCOTUS People’s Hearing Toolkit.
Protect our Democracy: Tell Trump He Can’t Impede the Mueller Investigation
Rumors are swirling that Trump is preparing to fire Mueller’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. We are ready with a plan if this happens. Remember: this is a tactic to distract from the ongoing fight over the Supreme Court, so until we have news that Rosenstein has actually been fired, we will continue to focus on SCOTUS and the brave survivors coming forward to tell their stories.
Read HERE about why this is a horrible threat to our democracy and for steps you can take.
Here’s how you hold your members of Congress (and Trump) accountable:
Find out where your senators stand on Kavanaugh. Our policy team has put together a handy tracker to find out whether your senator has publicly opposed, supported, or is on the fence. If you want to go the extra mile, there are even judiciary staff contacts for each senator listed in the tracker that you can email to voice your opposition!
Democratic senators must speak up. It’s important to publicly oppose Kavanaugh ahead of the confirmation hearings coming up on September 4. There are still key Democrats that need to voice their position, like Senators Donnelly, Heitkamp, and Manchin. And Senator Schumer must especially work to whip the votes and keep Democrats together.
Flip key Republicans. We still haven’t heard Senator Murkowski’s stance, and though Senator Collins is leaning “yes,” that doesn’t mean that there isn’t enough time to change her mind with strong constituent opposition. You can find our updated call scripts here and start making calls on Monday.
Below are ongoing items you can be doing:
Get the latest on #SaveSCOTUS. Check out our up-to-date campaign resource to get the state of play on Brett Kavanaugh, and what you can do to help keep up the pressure. And you can sign up a phonebanking shift to help contact voters in key states to help flip Senate seats and take back the majority this November.
Sign up for The Last Weekend. They’ve joined forces with Swing Left and other groups to plan for a nationwide push to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) during the last weekend before the midterm elections! Sign up to commit to volunteer today.
Register to vote. And make sure everyone you know is registered too -- we can’t build the blue wave without them! You can do it all through their registration website here: indivisible.turbovote.org
Explore Indivisible resources to help win elections. Indivisible has put together a guide for winning elections.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
H.R. 6692 - To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes. Introduced by Senator Anthony Brown (D-MD).
S.3123 - Fair Maps (Redistricting) Act of 2018 - To create a more representative and accountable Congress by prohibiting partisan gerrymandering and ensuring that any redistricting of congressional district boundaries results in fair, effective, and accountable representation for all people. Introduced by Senator Michael Bennet.
Upcoming Events - Go to these places!
Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events.