The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish.
December 13, Thursday:
Demand Letter Delivery To Greg Harms, Executive Director Boulder Shelter For The Homeless
Boulder County DSA joins in solidarity with people people experiencing homelessness in Boulder! We demand protections for shelter residents who face unfair practices and policies at the hands of Shelter staff. We have penned a letter to Executive Director Greg Harms demanding change. Dozens of groups and more than 250 community members have joined us in our call!
We will meet at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 Broadway (the north end of Broadway, near Lee Hill) to publicly present the letter and to proclaim that an injury to one is an injury to all!
Our goal is to demand Greg Harms, Executive Director of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, implement changes Boulder City Council proposed last year after the Shelter’s actions significantly contributed to the hypothermia death of Benjamin Harvey on Boulder’s streets Christmas morning.
More info and sign the letter here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/protect-boulders-homeless-from-unfair-treatment-at-the-shelter
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any clarifying questions.
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, 4869 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado
December 15, Saturday:
“We want housing. Or a tiny home would at least be nice. Or even just a tent for now. At the very least let me use my blanket.”
Two weeks after the community sent a letter to the Mayor and held an action at City Hall demanding an end to the insane sweeps, there has not even been a reply from the Mayor. Sweeps are still rampant across the city, under the direction of Mayor Hancock.
This insanity and inhumanity must end.
The community will again join in action unless our demands are met. We will march from the Triangle to City Hall to bring the cry of the people to the Mayor. We will carry models of housing, tiny homes, tents, and blankets to represent the housing we want most and basic protection we are asking we at least be given now in our immediate emergency need for survival and dignity.
Across from the Triangle at Lawrence and Park Ave – to End at City Hall
December 17-18, Mon-Tues:
COGCC School Setback Rulemaking
On December 17-18, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will consider amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure to clarify setback requirements for oil and gas facilities from school and childcare center areas.
The City of Lafayette has joined three other local government agencies: Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and City of Longmont, to request party status to testify in the prehearing process and hearing.
The petition for this hearing has requested current regulations be changed to require new oil and gas wells and production facilities be sited no closer than 1,000 feet from the perimeter of a school or childcare center “property line”, as opposed to a “building” as is currently required.
The City and COGCC encourage the public to participate in the rulemaking by commenting on the proposed rules in advance of or during the rulemaking hearing. Any person may submit written comments in advance of the hearing pursuant to the procedures described below. In addition, any person may participate in the process and offer oral testimony during the public comment period at the hearing. The Commission may place a time limit on public comments during the hearing depending on the number of people who wish to comment.
Persons wishing to make oral comments at the hearing, specific to this rulemaking, are encouraged to sign up in advance via emailing to DNA COGCC.Rulemaking@state.co.us no later than Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00pm. Those who sign-up in advance will be given priority during the public comment period. Those submitting written comments should email them to the same address, also by Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00 pm.
Additional details and information regarding the School Setback Rulemaking may be found at https://cogcc.state.co.us/reg.html#/rules/schoolsetbackrulemaking .
COGCC Denver Office
Wasatch Hearing Room
1120 Lincoln St / Denver, CO 80203
Respect the human rights & due process of people seeking refuge
No Walls Between Us- Vigil for Human Rights, Araceli Velasquez is a leader in sanctuary fighting for her life and her family. She invites the community to stand with her as an asylum seeker and call on the U.S. to offer peace and safety to those seeking refuge! Supported by Clergy from Temple Micah and Park Hill United Methodist Church, Araceli Velasquez, Colorado office of American Friends Service Committee, members of Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, Casa de Paz and community members. Together we are calling on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.https://www.facebook.com/events/357634011635733/.
Contact: Jennifer Piper, email@example.com 720-301-1858
Park Hill United Methodist Church/Temple Micah – 5209 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is a day where, around the globe, we remember and mourn those that the sex worker community has lost over the last year. Each year, a list of names is compiled and read, candles are lit, and communities come together to make sure those we have lost are not forgotten. During the week of December 17th, sex worker communities and social justice organizations stage actions and vigils and work to raise awareness about violence that is commonly committed against sex workers. Below is information for allies, organizations and journalists who are looking to commemorate the day.
1600 York St
January 16, Wednesday:
Prepare To Lobby At the State Level With Indivisible
Get ready for Indivisible Lobby Days! With our flip of the Colorado senate we finally have the chance to move our progressive agenda forward in Colorado. Join us for our citizen lobby days! We have four scheduled days for the upcoming legislative session- check them out here – you will get all the info and materials you need on-site, including a brief training on how to lobby – don’t miss this!
(We will likely have additional days and issue specific events throughout the session. And of course, “we” is us! Feel free to set up your own lobby days and invite like-minded folks to join you.)
Colorado State Capitol 200 E Colfax Ave, Ste 136, Denver, Colorado 80203
8:15 am to noon
January 31, Tuesday:
Lafayette Council: Do Not Legalize Drilling in Our Town
Date could change at any moment should this issue come on to the agenda for a vote again.
No drilling regs until November at the earliest
After an enormous and powerful showing at the June 19th meeting, the Lafayette City Council majority is recommitting to legalize oil and gas drilling, the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure, and the burning of cancer causing volatile organic compounds within city limits. Ignoring the damage this will cause to public health, our local environment, and the global climate, Councilors are being asked to approve industry-reviewed drilling regulations in defiance of public safety and concern.
As parents, families and people who love our town, we cannot allow this to happen. We stand by the following ideas and principles:
1. The regulations are the legalization of drilling and flaring in Lafayette
2. They do not protect human health, the environment or the climate
3. Legalizing drilling will harm people and the environment and can only be accomplished through the violation of our basic fundamental rights
4. Anyone voting to legalize drilling is complicit in these harms
5. After five years of appealing to all levels of government and being ignored, we are forced to protect the people, environment and climate ourselves.
6. Any person in public office who refuses to protect the public has no moral basis for their position and should resign immediately
7. We want the Council to stop making misleading statements on the protective nature of the regulations, restore the full Climate Bill of Rights, and join with the community to build the necessary political force to protect us from drilling
Join with us to tell the Lafayette City Council to join with the community, end the brokering of oil and gas drilling in our town, and help us build a movement to protect our community from the poisoning and destruction seen across the Colorado oil fields.
1290 S Public Rd