10/22/18 Weekly Call to Action

Election Day 2018: NOVEMBER 6

GOTV!!! Fight until the midterm — this is one we absolutely cannot afford to lose.

* 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!

Local Actions

  • City Council of Boulder

    • City Council Meetings this week:

      • Tuesday, Oct 23 at 6 to 9 p.m. - City Council Study Session

  • View 10/16 City Council Meeting - You can see the recording of last week's study session HERE

  • Defeat Hate: Vote! Civic Engagement Committee Meeting - Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE: 1650 Zamia Ave., Boulder, CO 80304

Hosted by Kristine Kay Johnson

The civic engagement committee will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of August, September, and October to plan our voter engagement work for the 2018 midterm election. All are welcome!

  • Boulder Phonebanks for Jason Crow - Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    • Call Norma Moore for exact location: 303-579-9771

      We're calling swing voters in CD6 to move the needle on one of the nation's hottest races - Coffman/Crow. In order to win this district, we need to move 8% of the people who in 2016 voted for Hillary Clinton AND Mike Coffman. We can swing these voters!

      New to phone banking? Colorado Votes will train you on the spot! Make new resistance friends and get free dinner and drinks at the end of the evening!

  • Boulder Phonebanks for Tammy - Thursday, October 25, 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 campaign@story4co.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 27, 2018; 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Please RSVP to specific dates/locations you're interested in. Questions & RSVP: Tyler at tmcdermott@coloradodems.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.

    Facebook Event Page

  • Postcardpalooza - Friday, October 26, 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:
- introverts
- 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.


State Actions

Elections for major Colorado state offices are coming up! Watch the debates between candidates for the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and State Treasurer races, HERE.

  • EVENT: GOTV for Brianna with Danica Roem

    WHEN: October 22, 3 PM – 5:30 PM

    WHERE: 6232 Kilmer Loop, Arvada, Colorado 80403 (Hosted by Brianna for Colorado)

    Get out of that afternoon meeting, go after class, and join Team Titone at Brianna's place (6232 Kilmer Loop Unit 203) with special guest, Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, for an afternoon Get Out The Vote canvass on a beautiful fall day.
    Remember to wear your walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and your fully charged smartphone for MiniVAN - paper canvass turfs will also be available if you wish. 

  • EVENT: Colorado Women's Bar Association Debate

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 23 at 6 PM – 8 PM

    WHERE: Tivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 8020

    Join Phil Weiser — Candidate for Colorado Attorney General — at the Colorado Women's Bar Association Debate! 

    Please note that to attend you MUST RSVP by emailing lunches@cobar.org

  • EVENT: Rally with Bernie Sanders

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1 PM – 2 PM

    WHERE: Farrand Field (CU-Boulder)

    Join the Colorado Democratic Party and special guests Jared Polis, Michael Bennet, Joe Neguse, and Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, October 24th on CU Boulder Campus at Farrand Field to Get Out the Vote for Democrats in Colorado! 

    Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/BernieCU (this is not a guarantee of your admission in to the event.)

    Doors Open - 12:00 PM
    Event Starts - 1:00 PM

    -ADA Entrance is at the Northwest Entrance of the field.
    -Parking availability is subject to the campus' regulations. Paid parking is available in the Euclid Parking Garage. 

    *No bags, water bottles, or signage will be permitted at the event*

    MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY: Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs https://www.mattrouch.com/

  • EVENT: Lunchtime Debate at CO Commerce & Industry

    WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    WHERE: Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202, Westin Denver Downtown Confluence Ballroom, Fourth Floor

    Join AG Candidate Phil Weiser for the Lunchtime Debate at CO Commerce & Industry (Chamber of Commerce)!

  • EVENT: Meatballs and Phone Calls

    WHERE: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM

    WHEN: 485 N Sable Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011-8800, United States

    Hosted by Jason Crow for Congress

    Come have some of Bernie Rogoff's World Famous Spaghetti & Meatballs and Phone-bank.

    Team Crow will have the good food and call sheets. We just need you to come out and work to get Jason elected!!

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:

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:

1.  #FlipSD16 : Help Elect Tammy Story for Colorado 👈

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:

📞 Weekly phonebanking- link here
📆 Weekly canvassing events can be found here
📲 Sign up to volunteer directly: http://story4co.com/be-engaged/volunteer/ 

2.  #FlipSD24 : Help Elect Representative Faith Winter 👈

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.

Alternate Actions:

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 jmbp2p@gmail.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 volcoordinator@coloradodems.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.

  • 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.

    • Read HERE about why this is a horrible threat to our democracy and for steps you can take.

Below are ongoing items you can be doing:

  1. Kavanaugh has been confirmed, and it is more important than ever to take back the majority in November. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Explore Indivisible resources to help win elections. Indivisible has put together a guide for winning elections.

Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!

Federal Legislation

What is left for the lame duck session?

  1. Funding for the agencies that Congress hasn’t approved FY19 appropriations for yet, the most notable debate coming over the Dept. of Homeland Security’s budget for border wall construction.

  2. The Senate will likely take up the confirmation of a new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations following the resignation of Nikki Haley.

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.  

Indivisible Boulder