“Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself.” โ€• JOSS WHEDON

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

4th Annual Universal Health Care Conference, Saturday, June 29, 10am–4pm, Pipefitters Union Hall, 6350 Broadway, Denver — Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care. Register here (required for attendance). More info, here.

Coffee with Candidate for Boulder County Commissioner, Marta Loachamin, Saturday, June 29, 11am–12:30pm, Longmont. RSVP required, here. If you can't attend, please consider donating, here. marta2020.org

Jonathan Singer for Boulder County Commissioner Campaign Kickoff, Sunday, June 30, BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats, 5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. If you can't attend, please consider donating, here. singerforbouldercounty.com

MoveOn's Close the Camps Protest, Tuesday, July 2, Noon, Senator Cory Gardner's office, 1961 Stout St., Denver. Members of Congress are home for the 4th of July holiday. The protest demands: 1. Close the Camps 2. Not One Dollar for Family Detentionโ€จ and Deportation 3. Bear Witness and Reunite Families. Find an event here, or start your own — and bring everyone you know! Text CAMPS to 668366

Seeking asylum in the US is LEGAL.

Lights for Liberty, Friday, July 12, 7–9pm Aurora Contract Detention Facility, 14999 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora. Shining a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps. 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 at: lightsforliberty.org

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. 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

CD2 Congressman Joe Neguse Pushes for Congressional Hearing on Aurora Immigration Detention Facility, here.

America's New Concentration Camp System, by Andrea Pitzer, here.

RAIL IS POSSIBLE BY 2026! — via the Peak Service Plan. Read Longmont City Councilwoman Joan Peck's editorial, here.

READ Shari Malloy's Stand with Our St. Vrain Creek editorial, 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!

The Mueller Report like you've never heard it — The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts, read by Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Alfre Woodard and more, here.

And speaking of Mueller, he's testifying in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday, July 17. More here.

All of the Mueller report’s major findings in less than 30 minutes, from PBS, here.

Interested in a Mueller Report Book Group? Details to come. RSVP here.

RECALL UPDATE: Indivisible has called them DEMOCRACY DESTROYERS — and we agree!
KICKOFF CANVAS for State Senator Brittany Pettersen, Sunday, June 30, 10am–1pm, 7510 W Mississippi Ave, Denver. Pettersen, who represents District 22 in Jefferson County, and who won her district by NINETEEN points is being threatened with RECALL. Hosted by Our Colorado Way of Life. Ed Perlmutter and Phil Weiser will be in attendance. RSVP to Reilly Meyer, reilly@coloradoway.org If you can't attend, go to pettersenproud.com to add your name in support of Senator Pettersen. And please continue to support Our Colorado Way of Life.

And about that Governor Polis recall? Keep an eye on this — don't trust them — but it looks like the Colorado GOP is doing a bangup job of "dividing and conquering"...themselves, here.

ACTIONS: If you are approached to sign a petition (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!

IMPEACHMENT: from Indivisible, here.

Absolutely nothing normal about this:

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