Shortly after the November 2016 election, a group of friends gathered in the basement of a local bar to talk about America's future. We realized that there was a shared sense of frustration about the election and alarm about how Trump's erratic behavior, corruption, and self-absorption will reverberate from Washington to our home in Colorado:
Will he make our neighbors less healthy by taking away their insurance? Will he hurt the middle class through deregulation and by caring only about his billionaire buddies? Will he undermine public schools? Will he sell off public lands? Will he waste billions on an ineffective wall--while offering an immigration plan based on irrational fears? Will he destroy America's standing by alienating our global allies and provoking our enemies? Will Trump further divide us by fanning the flames of hate?
We are a group of every day citizens with no real experience in political action. Yet we resolved that we could not sit idly by while our country faces such unprecedented threats.
We resolved to take action: We formed the Denver Action Committee. First as a group for common sense independent citizens to support each other to stay committed to democratic engagement. And second as a simple way for each of us to take at least one action each month that ensures the people's voice in Denver, Colorado, and the United States is heard loud and clear.
We are currently aligned with the goals and strategies of Indivisible, which advocates to engage first and foremost with our members of Congress. It is now a rapidly growing grassroots and volunteer organization involving people all over the United States working to guarantee that Trump's America does not imperil equality, liberty, and justice for all.