4/30 Weekly Call to Action
One of our first IndivisiCandidates -- Dr. Hiral Tipirneni -- faced off last week against Republican Debbie Lesko to replace disgraced Rep. Trent Franks in Arizona’s 8th District. Though Dr. Tipirneni didn’t win, her candidacy showed what Indivisibles’ work across the country is all about: building power in every. single. district.
Few people thought this deeply red Arizona district could be competitive. But working on races like AZ-08 and supporting candidates like Dr. Tipirneni show that the blue wave will be built by real, progressive, grassroots energy. If progressives and Democrats only support candidates who “can win” or raise a lot of money, we’ll continue to have the too pale, too male representation in Congress that often leaves us feeling the opposite of represented.
* 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!
1. Boulder City Council Meeting- Tuesday, May 1st at 6 p.m
A.Second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinance 8244 amending Title 9, B.R.C 1981, "Land Use Code," by the addition of development standards for ground floor commercial uses in the Mixed Use-3 Zoning District that includes property located along Pearl Street from 18th Street to Folsom Street; and setting forth related details45 min
B.Concept Plan Review (LUR2017 00090) for input on a proposal to redevelop the former Fruehauf's retail site at 1665 33rd Street with a mixed-use development that includes a congregate care facility with approximately 100 permanently affordable dwelling units and associated community amenity features, along with restaurant, office, and retail uses90 min
C.Second Reading and consideration of a motion to amend or adopt Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code [Council heard testimony on this item at a special meeting on April 5, 2018. This will be council deliberation only.]
2. Attend a "Chats With Council" Event in Boulder- City Council is piloting a new engagement opportunity, called Chats with Council, in 2018.
Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 4 to 6 p.m. (40 people max)
East Boulder Community Center (just before and a little into the start of the What’s Up Boulder event), 5660 Sioux Drive
Mayor Suzanne Jones and Council Member Mary Young
Council Members Sam Weaver and Jill Grano
3. State of the City video - Watch the State of the City video to see what Boulder did in 2017 and what is planned for 2018.
State Actions - there is something for everyone!
1. Join the Fight Against Secretary of the Interior Zinke's plan to auction off land for oil drilling at the eastern edge of Sand Dunes National Park
Here is Your Chance to join the "Colorado Blue Wave" to Keep our House Blue and Take Back the Colorado Senate:
- HELP TAMMY STORY DEFEAT TIM NEVILLE in CO Senate district 16. He posts on his Facebook page things like: the "immigrant crime waves," shooting at a gun range with an AR-16, abortion doctors are commiting a felony, etc. Can you help flip this seat and with it, the control of the senate?? Yeah, that’s how big a deal this is. Colorado Votes is working hard to do just that. Contact Susanna Todaro to get plugged in, and join both Colorado Votes and Indivisible Colorado SD-16 to stay plugged in. FYI, Tammy Story is running for this seat: http://story4co.com/. Also FYI, for the armchair resistors, mosey over to his FB page and help counter the hate that lives there.
- HELP FAITH WINTER DEFEAT BETH HUMENIK in CO Senate district 24. Join Faith’s newsletter list to get updates on her campaign and how to help her win http://www.faithwinter.com
Or Join Us in Removing Mike Coffman from his U.S. House seat this November:
- WE ARE ORGANIZING IN COFFMAN’S DISTRICT -every weekend, and we’re starting *now* because we are up against piles of dark money flowing in to help Coffman succeed. We can BEAT that.
Or Help Raise Funds for Colorado's Public Schools by getting Initiative 93 on the Ballot in November:
- INITIATIVE 93 is a statewide measure that would raise 1.6 billion to be distributed to ALL COLORADO SCHOOL DISTRICTS and 92% of Coloradans would see NO INCREASE in their income taxes. The top 8% of earners and C-Corps would see a graduated increase in their income taxes. Non-Residential property taxes would actually decrease with the measure. If anyone is willing to get signatures on a petition anywhere in Colorado, please follow this link and someone will contact you--http://www.greatschoolsthrivingcommunities.org/volunteer.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
State of Colorado Legislation
Senate Bill 241/ Prohibiting LGBTQ+ people from Adoption and Foster Care
This bill not only discriminates against potential parents, it endangers children. Senate Bill 241 would supersede other laws that protect kids and would open the door to a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological child abuse, as long as that abuse does not "imminently and seriously endanger a minor's physical health," and as long as the parents claimed it was based on religious beliefs or moral convictions.
This bill will be heard on the Senate floor tomorrow, April 30. Call your senators to let them know you want to see a strong NO vote on this bill.
2. House Bill HB18-1273/Preventing Federal Government Overreach. This bill is essential to protecting our immigrant community from the Trump administration. It will be heard in Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs on Monday at 1:30pm in room SCR 357. It is the 9th out of 10 bills, so no rush to get there. Please contact the members of the Senate State Affairs Committee to voice your support:
Senate State, Military and Veteran's Affairs Committee Members to Contact
Vicki Marble firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Fenberg email@example.com
Lois Court firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Sonnenberg email@example.com
Owen Hill firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (Immigration) H.R. Immigrant Witness and Victim Protection Act of 2018
To increase border security and to provide conditional provision residence to certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children.
To establish a grant program to assist States to establish or expand universal prekindergarten in public schools and public charter schools.
Upcoming Events - Go to these places!
Besides our monthly meeting next Sunday, visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events.