11/26/18 Weekly Call to Action
Congratulations, Indivisible! We did it!
A blue wave crashed over Congress last week, and in January, the largest class of newly elected Democrats since Watergate will be sworn in, all thanks to YOUR efforts — registering voters, canvassing, and getting out the vote. We flipped the House, flipped SIX state legislatures, and moved the entire country to the left. In the upcoming year, it’s time to get to work and go on the offense.
* 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 Study Session -- Tuesday, November 13 @ 6 to 9 p.m.
Watch Previous City Council Meeting of November 11, 2018 HERE.
Philos 2018 - Education Reform -- Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
St. Julien Spa & Hotel, Boulder
Philos 2018 will feature Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis, Obama and Hillary Clinton chief strategist Joel Benenson, Political Icon James Carville, 270 Strategies’ Marlon Marshall, DCCC’s Jalisa Washington, UNCF President Michael Lomax, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies Tim King, Louisiana BESE Member Kira Orange Jones, New York Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Orleans Parish School Board Member Sarah Usdin, and dozens of state and local elected officials from around the country, among others.
Registration Link: https://www.cvent.com/events/philos-2018-boulder-co/registration-91415ca155604257bbda4dd868b696e8.aspx?fqp=true
The New Tapestry of Power: A Panel Discussion -- Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hosted by Boulder County Young Democrats and Boulder County Democratic Party
Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Rd., Boulder, CO 80303
This year we saw an unprecedented wave of people from underrepresented communities claim political victories nationwide. Join us for a panel discussion with Brianna Titone, Colorado's newly-elected first transgender state legislator, JD Mangat, a member of the Lafayette City Council, Chris Hinds, a disability rights activist and candidate for Denver City Council, and Angelique Espinoza, the first Latina elected to Boulder City Council.
These past and present candidates will reflect upon the challenges, inspirations, and lessons learned from their time as a candidate, and what they believe this new wave of change means for their communities.
Election results are available HERE.
EVENT: Native American History Month Dinner Dialogue
WHEN: Tuesday, November 27 at 5 PM – 8 PM
WHERE: Office of Diversity & Inclusion - Colorado State University-Pueblo 81001
It is critical to address racism and discrimination during Native American History Month, as these are important aspects of the Native experience. Talk with students about the history of racism in the United States, Natives in this region,and contemporary issues facing Native College Students.. Facilitated by Sam Gallegos
EVENT: Raise a ruckus for World AIDS Day
WHEN: Friday, November 30 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM
WHERE: 231 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80203
Back by popular demand -- raise a ruckus for World AIDS Day! Remember those we have lost, fight like hell with those living with HIV, and raise awareness. Friday, November 30th meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave.) at 3:00 sharp. There will be signs, information, and condoms to march around the Capitol and stop the silence in our community. We will be done by 4:30.
EVENT: What is Medicare for All?
WHEN: Saturday, December 1 at 1 PM – 3 PM
WHERE: Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St, Denver, Colorado 80204
So you might be wondering, what exactly is Medicare for All and how the heck are we going to pay for it? Denver DSA is here to help!
The schedule for this educational event will include: an introduction to M4A, a comparison of the various other health insurance plans out there, and a panel discussion with healthcare experts and single payer advocates. There will be a Q&A afterwards as well as information on how to get involved in the Medicare for All campaign locally. Free and open to all!
For more information please visit https://medicareforall.dsausa.org/
EVENT: APA December Meeting: Public Banking
WHEN: Saturday, December 1 at 4 PM – 6 PM
WHERE: First United Church of Arvada - 7195 Simms St, Arvada, Colorado 80004
Hear from experts from the Rocky Mountain Public Banking Institute about how public banking can help us advance social programs, and how we get there locally and on a state level.
Federal Actions (from Indivisible National)
After two years of defense, we now get to go on offense.
We’ve spent two years playing defense against this monomaniac in the White House. But now that changes. Now we finally get to go on offense. That means offense in Congress, and offense at the state level. We’ve been working on a new federal level guide and state level guide for months to prepare for this new political reality. We can’t wait for you to dig in.
These new Guides offer a road map for the next two years of our journey. Together, we will pave the way to the post-Trump era. Together, we will win.
Now that House Democrats can determine which bills get votes, there are two big opportunities to go on legislative offense in 2019 and 2020: messaging bills and must-pass bills. House Democrats can now also hold Trump’s entire administration accountable through oversight and investigations (subpoena power, investigatory power, congressional-hearings power and more!). This all gets complicated, but check out the guide for practical steps on how to use this intel.
There are huge opportunities to resist Trump and provide a progressive vision for the country through state-level advocacy. Many of the same principles when advocating for federal change apply at the state level. With the big gains last Tuesday, we have a lot more opportunities to accomplish proactive policy wins - and this all starts happening early in 2019.
Find a list of items to focus on when Congress is in session in January, HERE.
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.