Hi Arvadans for Progressive Action – we have lots of state actions you can take this week! This is the busy time in our Colorado Assembly’s season, and you can really make an impact. Thanks, everyone!
The Indivisible Colorado Legislative Table highlights “Indivisi-Bills’ that match our values and need our help. Find all Calls to Action on Indivisi-Bills and monitored bills here. Simple actions recommended below.
- SB21-062: Jail Population Management Tools
Provides peace officers more discretion to issue a summons or complaint rather than immediate rest for various offenses and prohibits arrest for certain low-level offenses. Supporters include ACLU, BLM5280, NAACP
- DO THIS: If you have time for just one action, find actions by county
- HB21-1194: Immigration Legal Defense Fund
Creates the immigration legal defense fund. Currently, More than ⅔ of immigrants do not have the resources to pay for attorneys. Sponsors include CIRC, AFSC, RMAIN
- DO THIS: if you have time for just one action, email your individual House representative.
- SB21-087: Agricultural Workers Rights
Grants agricultural workers the same labor laws and rights currently afforded to other labor forces in Colorado by removing special treatment provisions, such as exemption from minimum wage laws.
- DO THIS: If you have time for just one action, send emails to Senate Democrats, especially Senator Donovan, Senator Kolker or to House leadership (Esgar, Garnett)
SB-200 is a climate bill with the broad support of environmental and justice organizations all across the state. The biggest challenge for the bill is that Governor Polis said he might veto it. Polis needs to hear from every one of us. We’re getting organized with this doc – join us here.
- DO THIS: If you have time for just one action, send a message to Gov. Polis here.
COLORADO–Other Statewide Actions/Events
- May 8th: Host or Join a John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day event.
- Host an event here
- Join an event here (Denver-area groups–there IS an event planned that needs your help!)
- May 10, 6:00: Public Comments on Redistricting workshop from All on the Line
- May 19th, 6:30: Colorado Statewide Call and Activist’s Cafe Register now
NATIONAL–INDIVISIBLE ACTIONS & EVENTS
- May 4, 6-7: National Healthcare Working Group
- May 6: 2-3: Office Hours for Indivisible Grants
- May 6: 6-7: National Activists Call
- Plan now: July 4 Recess events nationwide
- All May: Issue-based monthly workgroups (Indivisible policy experts work directly with us on issues like climate, disinformation, rural issues, and democracy.)
From our APA Healthcare Action Team: Please contact your federal Congressional rep to sign on as co-sponsors to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act to be introduced on May 20. Several members of our Healthcare Action Team met with Rep Ed Perlmutter to urge him to become a co-sponsor on this bill, and calls from you can help persuade him. APA also signed onto the letter.