“We want them to know that they are welcome, we want torture and incarceration to stop, and to stop portraying immigrants as criminals, because we know they are hard workers. We need to put an end to this. I stand with you for light and for liberty. ” — DOLORES HUERTA, Independence Day, 2019

LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY, Friday, July 12!
Shining a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps.

LONGMONT — Lights for Liberty, Friday, July 12, 5:30pm (and later), 6th & Main, Longmont. Bring signs and candles to participate in this historic protest against the inhumane treatment of children and families. CARPOOLS TO AURORA: If you are interested in driving or joining a carpool, please meet at the 6th & Main location, where carpools will leave at 6pm to the Aurora Detention Facility.

BOULDER — Lights for Liberty, Friday, July 12, 7–9pm, Boulder Bandshell, SE corner of Canyon & Broadway, Boulder. Candle light vigil, moment of silence as well as writing postcards to representatives. There will be guest speakers as well as a chance for attendees to share their thoughts.

AURORA — Lights for Liberty, Friday, July 12,7–9pm Aurora Contract Detention Facility, 14999 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora. People will begin arriving at 7pm local time at locations around the nation. At five main locations, legislators, activists, and organizers will speak until 9pm. At 9pm local time, at every detention camp, and in cities, towns, and homes around America, a silent sea of candles will light up the nation. More info and a video message from Dolores Huerta at: lightsforliberty.org
Also text "lights" to 977-79 to connect with Lights for Liberty.

More Upcoming Events...
Longmont Area Democrats at the Boulder County Farmer's Market, Saturday, July 13, 8am–1pm. Please stop by our booth to say hi!

THIS & EVERY Saturday: Longmont Leads with Love Weekly Vigil, 1–2pm, 6th and Main St.

Andrew Romanoff for US Senate Fundraiser, Saturday, July 20, 3–6pm, 429 Maxwell Ave. Boulder. RSVP, here. For more info, or to donate, go to andrewromanoff.com

Longmont Sunrise Movement's Climate Crisis Rally, Tuesday, July 23, 6pm, courtyard between Longmont Public Library and the Longmont Civic Center, 4th & Kimbark. Followed by procession to Longmont City Council Meeting, 7pm, to present our Climate Resolution. We are asking the City Council and staff to form a working group to address the climate emergency and take action on several local climate related issues. Please bring climate change related signs and a couple of friends. We will have speakers, music and will make some noise for  the climate emergency! RSVP to event, here.

The Boulder County Democratic Party needs volunteers for the Louisville Street Fair, Friday and some Saturday evenings from now through early August.  Go here to sign up!


See "What to do if ICE comes to your door", from the National Immigration Project, here.

IMMIGRANTS & ALLIES: Please keep the Colorado Rapid Response Network (CORRN)  — Immigration hotline number: 1 (844) 864-8341 to report any ICE activity in Colorado and southern Wyoming! Please follow CORRN on facebook (Colorado Rapid Response Network - Immigration) and support the following groups affiliated with CORRN online:  American Friends Service Committee (facebook:ColoradansForImmigrantRights),
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition,
Colorado People's Alliance, Mi Familia Vota,
Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, Together Colorado,
United for a New Economy

The petition process to recall governor Polis has begun. 1.3 MILLION Colorado voters elected Governor Polis.  From the Denver Post: "...Polis beat his Republican opponent, former state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, by 10 points [last fall]...a recent poll from Keating Research showed 55% of Coloradans think the state is on the right track". (And as a reminder, more Colorado voters voted for Prop 112 — the 2500 ft setback measure — than voted for Walker Stapleton.) If Republicans want a better Governor, the PROCESS is to find — and convince folks to vote for — a better candidate in 2024, NOT CHEAT DEMOCRACY! They have 60 days to collect 631,266 valid signatures from registered Colorado voters — that's over 10,000 signatures a day. DECLINE TO SIGN.  And tell them why! They need to be encouraged to drop this effort. More about the recall and the "inauspicious" beginning of the group behind it, here.

PETITION SUMMER: If you are approached to sign a petition (to recall Democratic state reps, to recall our Governor, to repeal the National Popular Vote, etc.) DECLINE TO SIGN, unless you have access to trusted info about any approved petitions. We'll keep you posted! Donate to, or volunteer with Our Colorado Way of Life, also on facebook. SPREAD THE MESSAGE on social media and to your contact lists that the RECALLS are WRONG, they invalidate votes, and they cheat democracy!

READ: Colorado Recall Laws Need to be Changed, says Past [Recall] Target Tom Sullivan, here.

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