2/18/19 Weekly Call to Action

Rally at the Capitol on Monday - Several progressive groups will be heading to the Capitol on Monday to protest the fictitious national emergency on our southern border. Let our local representatives know where you stand on this abuse of power.

* 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 Meetings coming up:

    • Feb 19: Next City Council Meeting 6pm. View the Agenda to see what is slated to be discussed.

      • Consideration of a motion approving potential projects to the Denver Regional Council of Governments 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Subregional Project selection process.

      • Second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinances 8309 and 8310 related to the annexation of 1179 Cherryvale. 

      • Second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinance 8311 related to the annexation of 5469 South Boulder Road.

  • View 2/5 City Council Meeting - You can see the recording of the last meeting HERE.

State Actions

💪FEB 18, 12 pm, RALLY & MARCH TO OPPOSE TRUMP’S FAKE BORDER WALL EMERGENCY: Join IFRR for a rally and march at the State Capitol in Denver on 2/18 at Noon. This event is being led by Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, IFRR, American Friends Service Committee, and other local groups.

>> Sign up to join the rally and get details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/604125343385466/

📌FEB 20, 8 am - 12 pm, INDIVISIBLE LOBBY DAY: Join Indivisible Denver at the State Capitol to lobby for two bills: HB19-1118 Time Period to Cure a Lease Violation (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1118) and HB19-1148 Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year to 364 Days (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1148). Meet in the cafe in the basement to be guided in best practices by an experienced lobbyist before engaging with your elected officials. If you are traveling to town and need a place to stay, please let Indivisible Denver know and they will help.

>> Reach out to Kristen Seidel with any questions

>> Sign up and get more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2173544796219273/?event_time_id=2173544822885937

🍃FEB 21, 8-11 am, CLIMATE LOBBY DAY (the REAL EMERGENCY): Come and support lawmakers in passing critical health and safety measures for our families and communities. Even if you have never lobbied before, we will provide the skills necessary and put you in direct contact with your Legislators.

>> Get more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/356223758300378

>> RSVP to attend here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCtN6nIJQxRBZvY4zuE92OVi7iioJk-W7s778Gv_Dyg0WnOg/viewform

🚩FEB 21, 1:30 pm, HEARING FOR THE EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER BILL: Come testify in the Old State Library Room at the Capitol (second floor) and give support to Moms Demand, students, survivors, and Representative Tom Sullivan to get the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) bill, also called the “red flag” gun bill, through house judiciary committee. We will need a strong show of support so lawmakers know we’ve got their back and are prepared to show up for the kind of safe communities we want to live in.

>> Get details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2423655464529091/

>> Learn more about the ERPO bill here: https://coloradosun.com/2019/02/14/colorado-red-flag-bill-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0sc7ApaJ4nNGxsl17MHVn_eX4VYdxlS4U6HG2-rzgujTAa1-iTwzyTtHU

💧ALL WEEK, FIGHT AGAINST BIG OIL & GAS: Join in to take on Big Oil & Gas. We need strength in numbers if we are going to pass comprehensive health and safety measures for our communities already struggling under oil and gas development.

>> Sign up here to get weekly action alerts: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/put-og-on-notice

📞ALL WEEK, CALL YOUR MOCS TO REJECT TRUMP’S FAKE EMERGENCY: Demand two things: 1) Congress must issue a joint resolution/sue President Trump for overreach and stop this theater, and 2) Congress must stop funding deportation and border forces with our tax dollars. Tell them, “Immigrant and border communities are not for sale. We demand commitments from the Colorado delegation to return spending to FY16 levels in the 2020 budget and invest in education, infrastructure, and health care instead. Your votes tell us where you stand. Every vote that sends an additional dollar to this Administration show us you agree with the Administration’s racist and hateful agenda.”

>> Contact your Members of Congress here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

>> Or text “resist” to 50409

📞ALL WEEK, CALL YOUR STATE LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT THE EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER: Urge your state lawmakers to pass the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), also called the “red flag” gun bill, which would allow a Colorado judge to order the firearms of a person deemed a risk to themselves or others to be temporarily seized.

>> Find your state legislators here: https://www.leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator

>> Learn more about the ERPO bill here: https://coloradosun.com/2019/02/14/colorado-red-flag-bill-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0sc7ApaJ4nNGxsl17MHVn_eX4VYdxlS4U6HG2-rzgujTAa1-iTwzyTtHU

📞ALL WEEK, CALL YOUR STATE LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL EDUCATION: Let lawmakers know you have their backs to pass comprehensive sex ed in schools. That includes acknowledging that LGBTQ people exist, that consent matters, and that abstinence-ONLY education is harmful to healthy sexual maturity.

>> Find your state legislators here: https://www.leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator

>> Learn more about the bill here: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/colorado-comprehensive-sex-ed-bill-advances-after-combative-explicit-testimony


Federal Actions (from Indivisible National)

This is a full-fledged attack on our democracy. 

On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency to build his vanity wall after signing the funding bill (that passed both the Senate and the House last night) which will lead to even more detention, deportation, and family separations at the border. 

Make no mistake -- this is an illegal, anti-democratic power grab rooted in racism. The only emergency at the border is the one created by Trump and the Republicans enabling his temper tantrum. Congress and the people have already rejected Trump’s wall. Going around constitutional separations of power and declaring a fake emergency as a desperate attempt to get his way is an abuse of his executive power.

We will not let Trump get away with this. Trump is setting up a dangerous precedent to justify almost limitless future abuses of presidential power. Abuses that can result in far-reaching harm to us all, especially communities disproportionately at risk. 

Take your energy to the streets

On Monday, February 18, we’re joining MoveOn, Win Without War, and CREDO in a mass mobilization to call on Congress to act on Trump’s fake national emergency. We’ve got to let every single member of Congress know that they need to fight back. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up to take action this Monday. Join us, MoveOn, Win Without War, CREDO, and more at an event near you to call on Congress to put an end to Trump’s fake national emergency. You can also text “MOBILIZE” to 977-79 to get updates and the national event map when it’s live!

  2. Call your MoCs and tell them to reject Trump’s fake emergency.Congress has an obligation to check Executive Branch abuses, and there is a clear path for them to do this. They need to act to protect our democracy by passing a resolution to terminate this phony emergency and protect the people (the majority of which reject Trump’s vanity wall).

  3. Read more on how you can demand Congress launch investigations into this abuse of power. With their new oversight powers in the House, Democrats should immediately schedule hearings and investigations into Trump’s illegal power grab.

This is the move of an authoritarian, reckless human filled with hate and a stubborn need to fulfill his campaign promise. Trump will not get away with it and our MoCs must uphold the mandate that they accepted the day they were elected into office to fight back and protect our democracy.

Together we’re stronger than Trump’s racist, hateful agenda. We’ve got this. Stay tuned and get ready to take to the streets.

In solidarity,
Indivisible Team

Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!

State Legislation

HB19-1032 - Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education (Sex Ed bill) - Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB19-1176 Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019 (Health costs bill) - Concerning the enactment of the "Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019" that creates a task force to analyze health care financing systems in order to give the general assembly findings regarding the systems' costs of providing adequate health care to residents of the state.

HB18-1436 - Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) - Concerning creation of an extreme risk protection order.

HB19-1118 - Time Period to Cure a Lease Violation - Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation.

HB19-1148 - Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year to 364 Days - Concerning changing the maximum jail sentence for certain crimes from one year to three hundred sixty-four days.

Federal Legislation

H.R. 168: Reentry and Reunification Act - To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide lawful permanent resident status to previously removed alien parents and spouses of citizens of the United States, and for other purposes.


Upcoming Events - Go to these places!

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