JOIN US MONDAY 2/18 at NOON at the CAPITOL STEPS **DRESS WARM**
Congress *must* now override a power grab by Trump, and it's up to us to make them. That's why we're going to take to the streets and demand Congress stand up. Join with millions of people across our country in a President's Day protest of the actions of a racist man who doesn't care about the separation of powers on Monday, February 18, at noon at the Capitol building in Denver.
We must stand up for Colorado Families! It's up to us to tell Congress to stand up for Colorado values. RSVP via the MoveOn link below. If you can't make it use the link for a draft letter to send to our congress members.
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We are very excited to announce our new focus. We are shifting our attention to flipping the House. In Denver, we can play a vital role in this effort by electing a Democratic Representative to Colorado's District 6.
We will kick off with a party to connect and build momentum. At the party there will be information about ways to get engaged -- plus lots of food and drink! To help expand our networks and increase our impact, we are asking everyone to bring a friend new to DAC.
Party to Flip the House Time: April 4, 2018, at 6 PM Location: Post Modern Building, 2734 Walnut Street, Denver CO Food and Drinks - Bring a friend!
We're writing our members of Congress about Bears Ears and protecting America's heritage for all. Will you join us?
AN OUTLINE OF THE ISSUE
In southern Utah, the Bears Ears area is bordered on the west by the Colorado River, on the south by the San Juan River and the Navajo Nation, and on the east by the White Mesa Ute Reservation. This area harbors more than 100,000 archaeological sites, including cliff dwellings and rock art, and sustains Native Americans’ traditional way of life.
Timeline of Key Events:
2010: Tribes begin to work together and seek national monument designation
2013-2016: Continuous public hearings and multiple reports produced
2016: Dec. 28, President Obama declares Bears Ears a national monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906
2017: Utah Gov. asks Trump to rescind the declaration
2017: Dec. 4, Trump shrinks Bears Ears from 1.3 million acres to 220,000 acres
2017: Dec., Three lawsuits filed to stop the reduction
The value of President Obama’s original designation:
1.9 million acres of spectacular landscapes: Bears Ears is home to sinuous canyons, towering red-rock formations, arches, pinyon-juniper forests, colorful mesas, and desert rivers.
Sacred land for Native Americans: Tribal leaders and members go to the Bears Ears area to conduct ceremonies, practice healing rituals, and connect with their ancestral lands in many other ways.
Growing risk of damage: Looting, grave robbing, vandalism, and other serious damage to cultural resources are on the rise, in addition to impacts from oil exploration and illegal off-road-vehicle use.
Widespread support for protection: A 2018 survey of Western states about national mouments found: 86% of respondents described them as national treasures, 90% as important places to be conserved for future generations, 90% as places to learn about America’s history and heritage, and 95% as places they want their children to see someday.
Economic and other benefits: In the 10 years since Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was established in Utah, the number of jobs in the two counties surrounding the monument increased by 38 percent and per-capita income rose 30 percent, according to a 2011 study.
Senator Cory Gardner has colluded with President Trump to give a massive tax break to the wealthiest Americans. The country is headed towards unimaginable debt. Government services are going to be gutted. The bill achieves for a lot for billionaires -- and nothing for people like you.