7/1/18 Weekly Call to Action
It’s been a week full of of breaking news on everything from the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Muslim Ban and Janus, and Justice Kennedy's retirement announcement. It's nonstop.
But, we are not relenting. Outcry over the family separation policy drew huge crowds on Saturday all over the country, and here in Boulder. And conventional wisdom said that the resistance -- that you -- didn’t stand a chance to defeat TrumpCare last year. Republicans had full control of the House, the Senate, and the White House and TrumpCare would be the law of the land within hours of the inauguration. But you fought, and you won.
There’s a similarly narrow pathway to victory to #SaveSCOTUS. It’s not hard, it’s not complicated, and it can win. But the only way it’ll work is if we all throw in together. See below what actions to take to be part of The Resistance again.
* 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!
- The next Boulder City Council Meeting- Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
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:
--A new upcoming event is a bike tour through Tammy's district -sign up here!
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.
Here’s how to plug directly in to the work to oust him:
4. Great Schools, Thriving Communities -GSTC- will Raise Funds for All Colorado's Public School Districts. Help get it on the Ballot in November:
Educate yourself about this important initiative at GreatSchoolsThrivingCommunities.org. Our deadline to get it on the ballot is July 10th!
MoCs will be home until July 9 and they need to hear from you in person to End Family Detention. So there’s still time to plan and register an event on our map if there isn’t an event near you. We have a handy organizing toolkit to help you to pressure your MoCs to make a verbal commitment to end family separation.
Wednesday, Justice Kennedy announced he would retire from the Supreme Court -- and already GOP leaders are whipping votes for Trump’s pick. We won’t sugarcoat it: if Trump gets his appointment, we will see attack after attack in the courts to undo decades of legal progress.
We have a (narrow) path to stopping Trump's nomination: all Democrats must reject any nomination and two Republicans must join them (read the strategy here).
Read our resource to learn how to use local public events to get facetime with your Senators while they're home for the 4th of July. The ask for ALL Senators is the same: they must commit immediately to opposing anyone that Trump nominates from his shortlist. New Yorkers: pressure Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to hold Democrats together.
3) Let your MoC know: November is coming.
Election after election, we’ve shook districts, created major upsets, and moved primary candidates forward that were once deemed “too progressive” or “unwinnable.” And the biggest victories are still on the horizon -- but only if we get organized right now.
It starts with holding your members of Congress accountable. Make sure they know you’re watching, and you’ll remember how they voted when you head to the voting booth in just 5 months. Let them know that November is coming -- so get with your constituents, or we will vote you out.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
- Consider letting Congressman Polis know that you support this House effort to overturn the rollback of Net Neutrality by the administration:
H.J.Res.129 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom". This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission entitled "Restoring Internet Freedom."