5/21 Weekly Call to Action

First, a word on the latest school shooting in Texas. 

While we are proud of the actions of Boulder City Council this week, our hearts are with the students, teachers, and families of Santa Fe High School.  Here are four things you can do right now to say #NeverAgain (you can also check out our one-stop resource with all of these asks in one place):

  1. Tell your senators to block the NRA’s Top Priority: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

  2. Tell your senators to stop the NRA’s favorite lawyer--Howard Nielson-- from becoming a lifelong federal judge.

  3. Tell Congress you expect real gun safety reform from your elected officials and you expect them to co-sponsor and support these pieces of legislation.

Now, a moment to celebrate: so. many. primary. victories.

✔️ Pennsylvania may see the end of its all-male congressional delegation as 7 of the 20 a-m-a-z-i-n-g women who ran in primaries will be on the ballot this November. 
✔️ In Nebraska, Kara Eastman ran on a truly progressive platform in her district’s primary, and defeated the moderate favored to win. 
✔️ And Paulette Jordan, one of our first Indivisible-endorsed candidates(endorsed locally by Idaho Veterans Indivisible!), secured the Democratic party nomination for Governor of Idaho -- bringing her one step closer to making history as the state’s first woman governor and the nation’s first indigenous governor.  

* 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

1. Boulder City Council Meeting-  Next meeting is Tuesday, June 5th at 6 p.m

This week: Email or call and thank Councilmembers for voting to ban assault-style weapons at their meeting last week.  They always appreciate hearing praise.

2. Boulder City Council Special Meeting, Followed by Study Session- May 22, 6pm

  • Third Reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code

3. The Daily Camera's Editorial Page Editor Dave Krieger was fired two weeks ago, after he self-published an editorial he claimed was blocked by his publisher, seeking a local buyer for our paper.  The Camera has sustained cuts to its staff over the last few years from it's owner Digital First Media, and its hedge fund controller, Alden Global Capital.  Check out an article here about the Camera and to stay informed about the shrinking print media in the United States.

State Actions - there is something for everyone!

Here is Your Chance to join the "Colorado Blue Wave" to Keep our House Blue and Take Back the Colorado Senate:

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Great Schools, Thriving Communities -GSTC- will Raise Funds for All Colorado's Public School Districts.  Help get it on the Ballot in November:

  • GSTC (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.  Residential and non-Residential property taxes would actually decrease with the measure. If anyone is willing to get signatures on a petition in Senate Districts 17 or 18, email Sarah Myers at SarahM@greatschools.email.nb.com

Federal Actions

  • The #BankLobbyistAct will get a final vote in the House. This bill -- S. 2155 -- de-regulates 25 of the 38 biggest banks in America. It would also allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked. Republicans want to pretend that it’s supposed to help “community banks,” but Wall Street will be its biggest beneficiary. There’s still time for you to call your MoC and tell them to vote no -- use our call script to take action!
  • The House is in a holding pattern on immigration. The Freedom Caucus is trying to force a vote on a proposal by Bob Goodlatte that would end family immigration and fund Trump’s wall. Another faction of Republicans is trying to use a discharge petition to force a vote on their own immigration proposal, the details of which are not clear. Things could come to a head this week; you can read our resource here to get the latest, and we’ll let you know if anything changes.
  • The biggest defense bill of the year will be up for a vote in the House. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a multi-billion dollar military spending and policy bill, will get a vote in the House later in the week. The NDAA typically gets considerable bipartisan support, and this year will likely be no different.
  • Lastly, creeping up on the sidelines are a few Republicans who continue to work on their zombie efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This is an ongoing threat, but it’s not yet imminent. There’s a lot that would need to happen before they could even begin to get this moving, but as always, make sure to stay informed and ready with our latest resource here.

Upcoming Events - Go to these places!

Besides our next monthly meeting on June 10 and our Picnic Social in July, visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events.  

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