3/11/19 Weekly Call to Action
There is A LOT of activities going on this week. Be sure to read about the CTAs below and also check out our Events Calendar. We are also looking at a March recess next week, so be prepared to rally together to let our collective voices be heard when our representatives are back in Colorado.
* 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 Meetings coming up:
March 19: Next City Council Meeting 6pm. With a council briefing from 5:30-6pm.
View 3/5 City Council Meeting - You can see the recording of the last meeting HERE.
ACLU LOBBY DAY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th 8am-2pm First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203: They will provide breakfast in the morning and a full training on how to talk to legislators about our priority bills then team up and head over to the capital to lobby. Afterwards, we’ll meet back for lunch and a recap.
💪MARCH 15th (probably 10am) FOR SENATE ERPO HEARING: Wear red (but no shirts with phrases) and plan to stay for a while. This is the final shot for us to show up and make sure this bill gets passed. It already passed the house so after this hearing it will eventually go to a floor vote, and then (hopefully!) the Governor’s desk!
They are hearing from the other side demanding that they vote no - are they hearing from you?
>> Email your state senators using this simple form: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/extreme-risk-protection-orders
>>> Learn more about the bill here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1436
📱ALL WEEK, EMAIL YOUR STATE SENATORS ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE SEX ED: Email your state senators about Comprehensive Sex Ed. It’s headed to the full senate, and if it passes, it goes to the governor’s desk. Let your senators know that gay and trans people exist, and consent is necessary and doesn't vary!
>> Email your state senators using this simple form: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/comprehensive-sex-education
>>>Learn more about the bill here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1032
📱ALL WEEK, EMAIL YOUR STATE SENATORS ABOUT TIME TO CURE LEASE VIOLATIONS (HOUSE BILL HB19-1118):
Extending the eviction period from 3 to 14 days for NON-substantial lease violations (that take a few more days to cure like owing a part of their rent) will help with housing instability, job loss, poverty and homelessness.
>>>Learn more about the bill here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1118
💧💪💧 MARCH 12th 9am FOR THE 2nd READING FOR OIL AND GAS BILL
Show up Tuesday for 2 hours for the senate floor vote
Starting at 9:00AM at the Capitol in Denver, and continuing all day until the Senate is done. This will likely be a long day but please commit to at least 2 hours to protect our health and safety. Sign up here for a shift.
This bill enhances local gov’ts ability to protect public health safety and welfare and the environment.
📱ALL WEEK, EMAIL THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE ABOUT PROTECTING PUBLIC WELFARE OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS (SB19-18):
1). Email the Senators on the Appropriations committee to thank them for their vote and let them know we have their backs
Rachel Zenzinger - email@example.com
Nancy Todd - Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Gonzales -Julie.email@example.com
Mike Foote- Mike.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominick Moreno- Dominick.email@example.com
Robert Rodriguez - Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Email your state legislators asking them to vote yes using this simple form: https://www.healthandsafetyfirst.com/
>>> Learn more about the bill here: http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-181?fbclid=IwAR0TzjH1jI7WMka0XmIBBHYMPVrHs_hA0b_MW9K5L2eVzPjVjXGQKWyRPWc
📱ALL WEEK, EMAIL THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REGARDING MONETARY BAIL (HB19-1225):
Prohibiting the use of monetary bail for certain levels of offenses except in certain circumstances. Email the committee members and let them know that being poor is not a crime.
Mike Weissman- Mike.Weissman.email@example.com
Leslie Herod- Leslie.Herod.firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrienne Benavidez- Adrienne.Benavidez.email@example.com
Rod Bockenfeld- Rod.Bockenfeld.firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Carver- Terri.Carver.email@example.com
Rochelle Galindo- Rochelle.Galindo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh McKean- Hugh.McKean.email@example.com
Dylan Roberts- Dylan.Roberts.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Tipper- Kerry.email@example.com
>>>Learn more about the bill here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1225
📱ALL WEEK, EMAIL THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REGARDING FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS IN CUSTODY HB19-1224
💪 MARCH 14th 1:30pm HCR 0112 for the House Judiciary Hearing on HB19-1224 because menstrual products should be free for women in custody.
>>Read more about Elisabeth Epps and her experience in jail in regards to menstrual products here: https://denverite.com/2019/02/07/tampons-in-jail-rep-herod-is-looking-into-statewide-provisions-after-a-personal-story-emerged/
>>>Learn more about the bill here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1224
💪 RALLY FOR FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE from 12-1 on MARCH 13th on the West steps of the capital then show up at the committee hearing at 1:30.
MARCH 13th 1:30pm FOR FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE in room SCR 354 for Senate Committee Hearing Business, Labor and Tech
>>>Learn more about the bill here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-188
Federal Actions (from Indivisible National)
Do you hear that? Underneath the raucous debate from Congressional oversight hearings, and the endless dings of Twitter notifications from POTUS, there is something new: the steadily-building sound of Indivisibles making plans, getting organized, and preparing to lead mobilizations to make this the month we spring into offense.
And if you’re not hearing it yet, you will soon -- because our members of Congress are about to head home for the next recess March 16-24. And we have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you need to get ready to make some noise in your district.
✔️First -- check out our Spring into Offense toolkit, your one-stop shop with everything you’ll need between now and March recess to defend our democracy and fight for the issues that YOU care about.
✔️ Then -- get ready for your town halls and local events with our tried and true recess tips, videos, and more. We know a lot can happen in the next two weeks, but even if your MoC won’t be hosting a town hall in your district, there are still ways that you can take action. Plan your own district office visit, or an empty chair town hall (So. Many. Examples.) Gather your people and make a plan to show up at your member of Congress' district office nearest you to ask the hard questions in-person.
You should call your senators and tell them to support the resolution led by Sens. Udall (D-NM) and Collins (R-ME) to terminate Trump’s fake emergency. Use the link above to call or use our toll-free number: 1-855-980-2355.
H.R. 1 is almost to the finish line in the House -- and Republicans are likely going to offer a "Motion to Recommit" that could significantly water down the bill, in a form that may tempt some Democrats. Check out our resource and ask your members to tell your Representative to keep H.R. 1 strong, reject the MTR, and pass it without changes that would weaken it.
In celebration of being T-minus 1 year out from Super Tuesday, please watch and share our latest videos on the primary process. We’re encouraging Indivisibles everywhere to start the conversation about how primaries change what’s politically possible, and how we can push the eventual nominee to run a bold, race-forward, courageous campaign rooted in a powerful connection and commitment to the grassroots.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
SB19-181 - Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations - Concerning additional public welfare protections regarding the conduct of oil and gas operations.
SB19-188 - FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program - Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.
HB18-1436 - Extreme Risk Protection Orders - Concerning creation of an extreme risk protection order.
HB19-1032 - Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education - Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB19-1118 - Time Period To Cure Lease Violation - Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation.
HB19-1225 - No Monetary Bail For Certain Low-level Offenses - Concerning prohibiting the use of monetary bail for certain levels of offenses except in certain circumstances.
HB19-1224 - Free Menstrual Hygiene Products In Custody - Concerning providing free menstrual hygiene products to people in custody.
H.R.883 - Families Belong Together Act - To grant lawful permanent resident status to certain eligible persons who were separated from immediate family members by the Department of Homeland Security.
H.J. Res 46 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 - This joint resolution terminates the national emergency related to the U.S.-Mexico border, declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
Upcoming Events - Go to these places!
Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events.