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D3 Action ~ Election Countdown!

D3 Action ~ Election Countdown!

Wednesday's D3 Action

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#15FRIENDS 

We wholeheartedly invite you to participate in the newest campaign from D3 Indivisible Colorado15 Friends!

No longer will we sit back to watch this unfold.  We know people!  And each one of us will be responsible for making sure that OUR PEOPLE VOTE in November.

Let's each take it upon ourselves to ensure that family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances MAIL IN BALLOTS or GO TO THE POLLS on November 6th.

Make a list of 15 people in your life.

Let them know that you are going to CHECK IN WITH THEM
until you are 100% certain that they have voted:

Email
Text
Call
Call again
...Drive them to the post office
or to the polls!

Just think about it...isn't it time you spoke with with your best friend from high school?  Your old boss?  What does your mom think about the state of things?  This is a great opportunity to reconnect with the folks in your life.  All of us here at D3 Indivisible Colorado are playing...won't you join us?  The power of connection.  It's so simple.

Spread the word!  If everyone participates, just imagine the wave we will make!  In Colorado and beyond.  Please say YES.  And please share your success stories with #15FRIENDS.

Be a Patriot.  Vote in November.

REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE HERE

D3 Action ~ Election Countdown

D3 Action ~ Election Countdown

Wednesday's D3 Action

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Re-engage!

Make a commitment to help get out your community's vote. Reconnect with your local D3 group, figure out when their next meeting is, make a commitment to go, and be a part of the transition.

Register!

It is so simple to register to vote!  Visit the Colorado Secretary of State website or send this link to your friends.  It takes minutes, and you will be ready to participate in November's election.

Stay tuned!

More Actions are on the way to your inbox from D3 Colorado.  The time is now to make real change in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.  Won't you join us?

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Tuesday's D3 Daily Action: What question would you ask Jeff Sessions?

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions goes on the record before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. 

 

Senators are taking input from the public on what to ask.

 

Take this survey from our friends at the ACLU to get your questions in the mix!

 

Bonus mission: Curious about the origins of Lady Justice and her depictions in Western culture? Learn about her history as an Egyptian, Hellenic, and Roman goddess of fairness and truth. 

Stay Strong America!

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Monday's D3 Daily Action: They're dying. 


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40,000 birds. 2 chicks survived.

Shocking news hit over the weekend with researchers revealing mass starvation in Antarctic penguin colonies. Researchers are blaming climate changes

The Antarctic contains some of the fastest warming areas on Earth. 

This 30 minute in-depth video from Vice News shows how Antarctica climate monitoring is conducted and what scientists are learning. For a briefer summary, view this article from the Guardian

...I can't control global policy. What can I do? 

Today, we're going to ask you for something different. Not for a call to Congress. Not for a call to the Senate. Not to the EPA or the President of the United States. 

Today we're asking you to pick up the phone -- or open up your keyboard -- and take a few moments to connect with your City Council. If you don't have a City Council, connect with your County Commission. Regardless of party or past policy choices they've made, they need to hear from citizens. 

Bonus mission: Curious to dig deep into the data about what shapes people's view and responses to climate change? Check out the amazing resources created by our friends at the Climate Advocacy Lab

Ask your City Council/County Commission members what they're doing at the city level to both lessen impacts and prepare for climate harms. 

Ask if they've spoken to local farmers and ranchers, large water users, outdoor recreation businesses, hunters and fishers and others about how climate changes in seasons, temperature, and rain and snow could impact them. Ask when they last met with city staff to discuss ways to improve energy efficiency, reduce reliance on dirty energy, and whether your area is integrating sustainability planning into zoning, land use, purchasing, and long-term strategy. 

Globally, the movement to turn back the tide on climate change is growing strongest among cities. And one of the most powerful groups is known as the Compact as Mayors -- a group of nearly 700 cities representing over 500 million people -- who have pledged to take leadership on climate change. That organization, along with partners including C40 and Local Governments for Sustainability, offers resources, peers to dialogue with, and ways for local officials to get involved in being part of the solution. Here are some resources that the Compact offers to get local officials thinking.  

Stay Strong America!

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Sunday's D3 Daily Action - Are you using film effectively as an organizer or community activist?


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Stories change the world and how we see it. 

Are you using the power of film as well as you could as a change-maker in your community? 

Film showings and online sharing can be a great way to build power in your community: 

1. Film showings are less intimidating than other types of events and bring new people out and inspire them to action

2. Film showings can be fun social events to retain members and deepen relationships

3. Film showings give members and attendees a common experience to share and discuss

4. Films can educate your members and community about specific topics.

First - How can I legally show films in public?

If you've ever tried to show a copyright film in public, you know it can be a hassle -- the Federal Copyright Act requires you to purchase a "public performance license" (aka umbrella license) to show such works. Buying a film only gives you the right to watch it in a private home or with a few friends, not to play it at the park or a public library. Even if you're a non-profit. 

Libraries, K-12 schools, and universities/colleges get really good deals on film performance licenses and are very likely already subscribed to license programs and know what to do. They're also great places to attract new audiences from youth to working people and retirees. Alternatively, check with local theaters and bars that have shown films recently.

If you want to go it alone, you can often get a license for $200-600, depending on the film and your event. You can contact the distribution company for the particular film for a price quote.

Where Can I Find the Good Stuff?

Rotten Tomatoes keeps a best 100 documentaries of all time list, and is a great resource to search reviews on new documentaries

Here's another strong top 100 documentaries list

For at-home viewing, Netflix offers more than you might think. Here's one list of its top documentary options.

With so many new films coming out all the time, it's worth a Google search every now and then. Here's one list of 2017's best documentaries so far and where to find them. 

Today's Action: Check in with your local group and chat how you could be using regular film showings to build power and reach your goals!

 

Stay Strong America!

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Friday's D3 Daily Action - Defend the BLM Natural Gas Waste Rule


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The BLM Natural Gas Waste Rule was created to reduce pollution and resource waste on public and tribal lands. 

Now, Trump's Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke wants to delay it's implementation. 

The Rule called for the adoption of methane mitigation technology on oil and gas operations on Bureau of Land Management and tribal lands. By reducing methane flaring, venting, and leaking from oil and gas operations, we reduce asthma-inducing VOCs and carcinogenic benzene emissions, shrink impacts on neighboring communities, limit powerful methane greenhouse gas emissions, and save money -- a whole lot of it. 

Every day, oil and gas operations waste enough natural gas to heat 500,000 U.S. homes. Every year, they waste $330 million of natural gas from public lands as they cut costs and flare and vent unwanted gas. Over a decade, that adds up to $3.3 billion, of which $800 million would be paid as royalties to taxpayers. 

Guess Who Doesn't Like the Rule?

The American Petroleum Institute and Koch Brothers, for two. Oil and gas collectively spends over $100 million a year lobbying Congress, and has found more than a few representatives happy to answer their call. Former Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) was one of them prior to his appointment by Trump to head the Department of the Interior. 

Push Back!

Public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management rule review period closes soon. 

Our friends at the Western Organization of Western Resource Councils have created a handy form to register your opposition to the delay of the rule. 

Click here to Defend the Natural Gas Waste Rule and send your comments to the BLM!

 

Stay Strong America!

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Thursday's D3 Daily Action - Defend the Coolest Act You've Never Heard Of. 

So much more than antiquities.


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Passed in 1906 and signed by Teddy Roosevelt himself, the Antiquities Act has created some of America's greatest monuments.

And Colorado Congressmen Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton are coming after it. 

The Antiquities Act gives U.S. Presidents the power to create national monuments from Federal lands to protect natural, culture, and scientific resources. It is responsible for the genesis of over 50% of the national parks in the U.S. and has been used over 100 times in its 111 years by presidents to create protected sites including:

Aztec Ruins, New Mexico // Bears Ears, Utah // Canyons of the Ancients, Colorado // Chimney Rock, Colorado // Devil's Tower, Wyoming // Dinosaur NationalMonument, Colorado // The Grand Canyon // Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah // Mount St. Helens // Natural Bridges, Utah // Rainbow Bridge, Utah // Yucca House, Colorado // and more!

Why would anyone want to undo the Antiquities Act?

On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation to undo the President's authority under the Act. Rep. Bishop's bill (with Colorado's Doug Lamborn as co-sponsor), H.R. 3990, would require full approval from counties, state legislators, governors, and abutting private landowners before a national monument greater than 85,000 acres may be declared. The creation of protected marine national monuments, as done by President Obama, is also significantly curtailed. While based on arguments for local control, Bishop's bill is part of the rising opposition to public lands and the environmental, cultural, and scientific protection they entail -- often to the chagrin of extractive industries in the West. 

Bishop's bill, H.R. 3990, gives presidents the authority to shrink existing national monuments. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke already wants Trump to shrink four national monuments ― Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah, Gold Butte in Nevada and Cascade Siskiyou in California and Oregon ― and slash protections for these monuments and six others.

Says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity: “There’s no public support for this kind of radical legislation. Bishop’s only motivation is greed. He’s offering a gift to the fossil fuel, mining and timber industries and expecting something in return.”

Do I have to call Congress again?

Until we can kick the bad guys out next year, yes!

Anti-public lands legislators are hoping the public isn't watching. Let them know we are. 

Passed Wednesday by the House Natural Resources Committee, the bill is set to continue its journey to a full floor vote. Please let the following representatives know that you are watching. 

Bonus mission: Call all three -- Tipton, Lamborn (co-sponsor), and Bishop (sponsor)!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

Sample Script: My name is [name] and I live in [town]. As a resident of the West Slope and as a [what do you do outdoors?] I urge Representative Tipton to stop supporting H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act. This bill is a direct assault on my lifestyle, traditions, our economy, and our public lands heritage. This is a bad bill and I ask Representative Tipton to stand against this bill with his constituents. 

Our friends at Conservation Colorado have also created some useful talking points

CALL REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT TIPTON
Alamosa: 719-587-5105
Durango: 970-259-1490
Grand Junction: 970-241-2499
Pueblo: 719-542-1073
 

CALL REPRESENTATIVE DOUG LAMBORN
Washington, DC: (202) 225-4422
Colorado Springs: (719) 520-0055
 

CALL REPRESENTATIVE ROB BISHOP
Washington, DC: 202-225-0453
Ogden, UT: 801-625-0107

Stay Strong America!

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Wednesday's D3 Daily Action - End the Silence of the Dickey Amendment

Gun violence? What gun violence?


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You might think we know when, where, and how gun violence occurs in the U.S. 

You'd be wrong. 

In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment after the NRA was upset at federal studies that showed a clear link between gun violence and public health. 

The Dickey Amendment says "none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” It was passed to retaliate for unwanted CDC findings and -- alongside funding cuts to CDC gun research -- has operated as a choke-hold on US gun violence study and accountability every since. Systematic studies of violent offender warning signs? Analysis of access patterns to firearms before shootings? Inventories of gun homicides in most states? All victims of the Dickey Amendment. Even the Amendment author regrets ever having pushed it. 

For see, more John Oliver and a powerful history from the American Psychological Association

The political fear tactics of the NRA make it impossible to pass common-sense gun safety laws, and the NRA is working to make it impossible for the federal government to even study the issue.

Congress needs to feel the heat. 

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

Sample script: 

I'm a constituent from __town__ calling to ask what you can do to prevent gun violence in our country. The Dickey Amendment was passed as an amendment to the 1996 Appropriations Bill and has denied the Center for Disease Control the ability to study how gun violence occurs and how to prevent it. I think we can all agree that allowing research on how people commit gun violence, warning signs to look for, and things we can do to stop them is something both parties can get behind. Please let me know where you stand on repealing the Dickey Amendment.

CALL REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT TIPTON
Alamosa: 719-587-5105
Durango: 970-259-1490
Grand Junction: 970-241-2499
Pueblo: 719-542-1073
Washington, DC: 202-225-4761

Stay Strong America!

 

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Tuesday's D3 Daily Action - Stand Up for the Clean Power Plan


Trump's appointment for EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is moving to rewind the clock on climate action. 

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Pruitt has the Historic Clean Power Plan in His Sights.

On October 9th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the agency will take steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era policy aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants and combating climate change.

That's the same Scott Pruitt who made his name suing the very agency he now heads.

The Clean Power Plan is a set of policies and guidelines issued in 2015 under the Clean Air Act, the nation's longstanding air pollution law. The plan sets carbon emission targets for coal, gas and other power plants, and gives each state the ability to design their own methods to achieve them. If fully implemented, the Clean Power Plan is projected to cut carbon emissions by 32% nationally (relative to 2005 levels), save the US $20 billion in climate-related costs, and add $14-$34 billion in added health benefits. The shift toward clean renewable energy sources will also save the average American family money due to their overall lower cost.

Why was the Clean Power Plan such a historic breakthrough, and what do will be the cost of it's repeal? Learn more from the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

There is no question that increased carbon emissions have led to climate change and the rise of more and more floods, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes that have put populations in the US and around the world in danger. It is irresponsible for the EPA to roll back policies that curb carbon emissions under false promises of reduced costs or a coal industry comeback.

While a repeal of the Clean Power Plan is not expected to be immediately implemented (it will go through a formal rule-making process and will also face lawsuits), Congress can take action now by supporting measures that uphold the strategies of the Clean Power Plan and voting down those that undermine it.

Congress has the power to do what's right. 

Sample script for a quick call to your Congressional office:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from _____. 

I'm calling to express my concern about the EPA's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. It is clear that carbon emissions have led to climate change and the increase of natural disasters devastating our country. I strongly urge Rep. Tipton to support measures that uphold the strategies of the Clean Power Plan and oppose those that undermine it.

<Speak about how climate change is effecting and will impact your community or things that are important to you..>

We can't deny the harms that Congressional inaction is allowing. Please do what's right for Colorado and my community and take action on this. 

Thank you for your time and attention.

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

CALL REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT TIPTON
Alamosa: 719-587-5105
Durango: 970-259-1490
Grand Junction: 970-241-2499
Pueblo: 719-542-1073
Washington, DC: 202-225-4761

Stay Strong America!

 

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Monday's D3 Daily Action - Stop the Muslim Travel Ban 3.0

New Trump travel ban goes into effect October 18. Ask your representatives what they plan to do about it. 

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Not last time. Not this time.

Trump's team is back with a more carefully planned legal argument to achieve his promised "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” With his past efforts cast aside by the courts, many civil rights and immigration watchers believe that Trump is returning better prepared -- and that this will be the biggest battle yet. 

What's different about this ban, how has Trump's strategy changed, and how will his past comments shape the battle in court? For more information, see Bloomberg and the ACLU

While many groups are pushing back and filing actions in court, including the ACLU and State of Hawai'i, citizens committed to protecting our civil rights and equality under the law can make a difference too -- by asking our representatives to declare whether they support Trump's feckless racial scapegoating or will take a stand for civil rights. 

This Monday, take a few minutes to call your representatives in Congress and the Senate and ask them what they plan to do to uphold our civil rights and oppose these divisive and hurtful policies. 

Sample language

Dear Representative Tipton / Senator Gardner, I am deeply concerned about the president’s new travel ban that adds a form with religion-specific questions to our already thorough immigrant screening process. I support our constitutional rights and oppose any attempt to discriminate against anyone -- including immigrants -- based on race and religion. Please contact me with details about what you are doing to protect our civil rights and equality under the law."

CALL SENATOR CORY GARDNER
Colorado Springs: 719-632-6706
Denver: 303-391-5777
Durango: 970-415-7416
Fort Collins: 970-484-3502
Grand Junction: 970-245-9553
Greeley: 970-352-5546
Pueblo: 719-543-1324
Washington, DC: 202-224-5941

CALL REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT TIPTON
Alamosa: 719-587-5105
Durango: 970-259-1490
Grand Junction: 970-241-2499
Pueblo: 719-542-1073
Washington, DC: 202-225-4761

Stand Strong America!

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Sunday's D3 Daily Action - Look Local

Today's weekend action returns us to our own communities.

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School Boards Matter.

Across CD3, many local communities are preparing to vote on local School Board races, with mail-in ballots landing mid-October. Often overlooked among the many levels of elected office and policy issues vying for our attention, School Board races are a vital cornerstone of U.S. democracy. Few of our international peers allow citizens to directly elect school officials with such influence over the opportunities and futures of our kids. Yet School Board elections often see low voter turnout and little community involvement. 

If your community is holding a School Board election this November, chances are there are hard-working candidates in your area who could use a little bit of your help.

-- taking an afternoon to walk your neighborhood or a few moments to share their social media posts, placing a yard sign or two in your yard, or making a contribution to help them along their way.

Getting a few friends together to chip in for a School Board race is a great way to have non-partisan conversations with your neighbors about values and their vision for the future, and is also a great way to grow and develop volunteer skills among newcomers to community organizing. 

You can make a big difference by sharing just a bit of your time with your local School Board candidates.

This Sunday, we encourage you to get involved, grab a few friends, and make a difference.

 

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Friday's D3 Daily Action - Attend a D3 Event in Pueblo, Ridgway or Telluride TODAY! 


PUEBLO

What: Town Hall with Senator Cory Gardner
Date: Friday, October 6th
Where: Pueblo Convention Center
Address: 320 Central Main Street - Pueblo, Colorado
When: 9:30 - 11:00am

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold a town hall meeting on Friday, October 6th in Pueblo. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The event is open to the public and the media. If you are a member of the media interested in attending the event, please RSVP by sending an email to Senator Gardner’s Press Secretary, Casey Contres, at: casey_contres@gardner.senate.gov. NOTE: Date and time are subject to change per Senate vote schedule. Gardner’s office will make an additional announcement if the schedule changes.


RIDGWAY

What: Meet + Greet with CO Attorney General Candidate Joe Salazar
Date: Friday, October 6th
Where: Cimarron Coffee + Books
Address: 380 Sherman Street - Ridgway, Colorado
When: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Please stop by to connect with Joe Salazar for Attorney General. According to his campaign, "Joe intends to take the AG's Office out of the hands of corporations and special interests and return the People's Lawyer back to the People. Serving in the Colorado House of Representatives since 2013, Joe is the only candidate with the track record of fighting for communities and the health of Colorado's environment."


TELLURIDE

What: D3 ACT Telluride
Date: Friday, October 6th
Where: Wilkinson Public Library Program Room
Address: 100 W Pacific Ave - Telluride, Colorado
When: 12:00 - 1:00pm

In just a few minutes, take several important actions and learn how to become involved and productive in a way that suits your personal passions, talents and availability. Let's keep the momentum going by getting more organized and effective in our efforts!


 

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Monday's D3 Daily Action: Advocate for a path to citizenship and oppose corporate detention profits.

Call Representative Scott Tipton: 202-225-4761
Call Senator Cory Garnder: 202-224-5941
Call Senator Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852

Script: I am calling about corporate involvement in deportation. A recent report showed some contracted companies run detention centers that violate basic human rights and fail to meet federal standards. ICE’s aggressive tactics are increasing numbers which worsens conditions. Also, deportation charter flights are a cash cow for airlines, and are rife with abuse. I am outraged that my tax dollar is funding corporations that violate human rights, waste money, and are linked with the Trump campaign. I know immigration is a complex issue, but I look to [name] to speak up against unnecessary deportations and hold corporate contractors to the highest standards. What is [name] doing to address aggressive deportation and create a path to citizenship?

 

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Saturday's D3 Daily Action

Sunday's D3 Daily Action: Watch this TED Talk on Etiology of Partisanship

Description: The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country's first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism -- and a hopeful reminder about how the Constitution has proven itself to be greater than partisanship.

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Thursday's D3 Daily Action

Protest taking $213M from effective teen pregnancy prevention. (hat tip)

Email: Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price at Secretary@HHS.gov

Script: I’m writing because the US teen pregnancy rate is at an all-time low thanks to our effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The recent HHS decision to defund it two years ahead of schedule jeopardizes young women’s futures, increases costs, and risks raising the teen pregnancy rate to previous levels. I want to see funding reinstated. Thank you. Name, state, ZIP

Bonus: Carbon copy your three MoCs.

 

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Thursday's D3 Daily Action

The Senate is preparing to start the debate on confirming Bernhardt RIGHT NOW. Please call your Senators to let them know their complicity in this assault on our nation is UNACCEPTABLE.

As our polluted climate wreaks havoc across the nation with killer heat waves, wildfires, and storms, the Trump assault in our nation’s capital is proceeding apace. Today, the U.S. Senate is preparing to confirm the nomination of radical polluter-industry lobbyist David Bernhardt to the number-two job at the Department of Interior, which oversees oil and gas drilling on federal lands, the Endangered Species Act, our national parks, and much more. Bernhardt pledged in his confirmation hearing to implement the Trump "perspective" instead of respecting the scientific consensus on climate change, "whatever that is."

Here’s a sample script:

Hi, my name is ____, and I am your constituent calling from _____. I am calling to ask Senator ____ vote against the confirmation of polluter lobbyist and climate denier David Bernhardt as the Deputy Secretary of the Interior. We need to save our climate and our health, not destroy them.

1. First, try to call the DC office of your U.S. Senators.
If the line is busy or the mailbox is full,

2. Call their local offices.

Shamefully, last week the Senate voted 56-39 on the motion to end any possibility of filibuster on the Bernhardt nomination, putting into motion today's vote. All Republicans present voted for the nominee. The members of the Democratic caucus who voted for cloture: Michael Bennet (D-CO), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV); and Angus King (I-ME). Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) did not vote.

We understand that Heitkamp, Donnelly, and Manchin are compromised by fossil-fuel interests, but we were shocked that climate-hawk senators Bennet, Schatz, Heinrich, and King voted with them. When we've reached out to the senate offices, we've heard that they cast these votes either because of personal friendships with this industry lobbyist or because they cut behind-the-scenes deals good enough to justify supporting Trump's corrupt climate-denial agenda.

I honestly had thought Senate Democrats had heard the message from their constituents that we expect resistance to Trump and the Kochs, not compliance and collusion. But it turns out we have to keep reminding them what the stakes are for this nation and this planet.

I’m asking that you make the call whether you have Democratic or Republican senators. Every U.S. Senator needs to know their constituents are watching and taking action. If they won't take a bold stand against Trump’s climate-killing nominees, they need to know we will make them pay at the ballot box.

This D3 Daily Action courtesy of: http://climatehawksvote.com/

References

Climate Hawks Vote Disappointed In Democratic Senators' Vote for David Bernhardt
http://climatehawksvote.com/news/disappointed-democratic-senators-vote-david-bernhardt/

Interior nominee: Policy will reflect Trump ‘perspective’ more than science, ThinkProgress
https://thinkprogress.org/bernhardt-interior-hearing-8069732e50d5

Senators press interior nominee on science and climate, Science
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/senators-press-interior-nominee-science-and-climate

Trump Deputy Interior Pick Gets A Lashing On Climate Change, HuffPost
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/david-bernhardt-interior-department-climate-change_us_591ddf43e4b094cdba523369

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Saturday's D3 Daily Action

Stand up to Dirty Energy in Colorado.

It is time to stand up against companies that are trying to destroy our natural resources and refuse to prioritize our health and safety. Your participation this week is crucial in the fight against dirty energy in Colorado.

Here is how ...

FIGHT AGAINST COAL

The Trump administration is pushing to expand coal extraction into Colorado’s untouched forests. Our state of Colorado has some of the most incredible untouched forests in the nation including the West Elk Wilderness Area. It’s home to glistening Aspen trees, crystal clear streams, and a variety of wildlife including thousands of elk, deer, black bear, and lynx.

President Trump’s Interior Department and Forest Service are now preparing to let Arch Coal -- the second largest coal producer in the U.S. -- devastate these lands. The Forest Service has opened the Arch Coal proposal to public comment through July 24th.

Submit your comments:  Now is your chance to tell the Trump administration not to rip apart our untouched forests for a few more years of coal extraction.

STAND WITH THE YOUTHS AGAINST THE COLORADO OIL AND GAS COMMISSION

Even after the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled the health and safety of Coloradans must be prioritized when it comes to fracking, the COGCC is proceeding with business as usual by allowing this reckless industry to harm the health and well-being of Coloradans. They are appealing the decision, despite the extreme hazards that fracking presents, including two deadly oil & gas explosions just a few months ago.

We cannot let the COGCC get away with ignoring impacts to our health, safety and well-being! 

At their next public hearing (THIS COMING MONDAY), we need to demand that the COGCC:

1.      STOP THE APPEAL in the Martinez decision
2.     RESCIND ALL NEW PERMITS issued following the Martinez decision
3.     STOP ISSUING ILLEGAL PERMITS that ignore the law

WHEN: Monday, July 24th at 8:30 a.m. (Arrive on time to pack the room before the meeting starts)

WHERE: The Chancery Building 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801 in Denver

Here's what's needed:

GET READY TO MARCH AGAINST KEYSTONE XL

Nebraska's Public Service Commission has the ability to stop the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all ahead of their vote this fall, and we need to show them that Coloradans stand with Nebraska against this dirty and dangerous project.

Join the bus from Denver to Lincoln, Nebraska to rally against the Keystone XL pipeline in the March to Give KXL the Boot. RSVP now to save a seat on the bus for only $10!

What: March to Give Keystone XL the Boot!
When: Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 PM
Where: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln Nebraska
Check out more information on the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot website.

Trump pushes coal mining in Gunnison National Forest days after repudiating Paris climate agreement - High Country Conservation Advocates

Hickenlooper orders halt to fight over court oil-gas ruling, but AG Coffman moves ahead - The Denver Post

Nebraska to become battleground over fate of Keystone XL pipeline project - The Guardian

Arch Coal says Trump administration positive for its business - CNBC

With thanks to 350.org.

D3 Daily Action

D3 Daily Action

Friday's D3 Daily Action

D3 Indivisible Colorado Summit Today!

Many of you will be with us today in Ridgway, CO to attend the first-of-its-kind D3 Summit.  We welcome almost 200 leaders and progressive voices from over 35 cities and towns in District 3 Colorado and beyond!

If you are not able to be with us in person today, we hope that you will connect with a representative from your region upon their return so that we, as a district and state, can continue to build strength and to collaborate in the promotion of common sense policy that upholds the pillars of our Constitution and to protect our freedoms for a stronger America.

As a Resource Hub and Action Platform, D3 Indivisible Colorado is committed to serving as an umbrella for regional entities to gather and disseminate factual information, raise public awareness, organize coordinated political actions that further responsible and intelligent public policy, and to function as a public, inclusive platform to unite our diverse communities.

The first ever D3 Summit is designed to provide a forum for collaboration and coordination for progressive organizations and causes throughout Colorado's Third Congressional District. Today, we welcome leaders from Indivisible, progressive, environmental, social welfare, education, political and other diverse advocacy groups throughout the region as well as individuals committed to respectfully engaging in the kind of discourse that unifies rather than divides. 

D3 Summit Notable Speakers

Opening Remarks
Representative Jared Polis

Voices of the District Panel Discussion (Workshop Session 2): 
Gabriel Otero - Grand Junction
Julie Westendorff - La Plata/Durango
Gail Schwartz - Mountain Towns
Bruce Allen - Gunnison
Kiera Hatton-Sena - Pueblo

Kunoor Ojha, Organizing Manager Indivisible National

Potential Candidates' Forum Introduction
Gail Schwartz, 2016 Congressional Candidate for CD3

Potential Candidates' Forum:
State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush
Ex-CIA Agent, Bob Baer
Grand Junction City Council Member, Chris Kennedy

Keynote Speaker
William Steding, PhD

D3 Summit Workshops

FROM AGITATING TO ORGANIZING
Key concepts and tools for activists including understanding the activist’s journey, how power works, and the role of stories.

BRIDGES NOT WALLS
Tools and concepts to build a grassroots movement that bridges the gap rather than deepens the divide through acknowledging human tendencies, active listening and fostering empathy. 

VOICES OF THE DISTRICT
Hear from a panel of campaigners and elected officials on communication strategies for different issues and audiences.

ENGAGING WITH VOTERS
An A-Z manual on voter outreach, from voter registration and targeted conversations, to messaging and data driven plans.

BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL POWER FOR 2018
How to conduct an effectiveness assessment of your organization, and tools for participatory planning and fundraising locally

WE'VE GOT ISSUES...
Hear from three experienced organizers from the front lines of battleground issues in District

Heidi Hess - LGBTQ Rights
Brien Webster - Conservation/Environment
Karen Sherman-Perez - Immigration

DIGITAL & EARNED MEDIA FOR THE WIN
Utilizing social media tools and free press to boost your presence and reach a larger audience

BUILDING VOLUNTEER POWER
How to recruit, grow, keep, and inspire dedicated volunteers

MILLENNIAL-SPLAINING
Understanding and engaging millennials as volunteer and voters

For more information, visit:  www.d3indivisible.co

D3 Daily Action

D3 Daily Action

Saturday's D3 Daily Action

We all know it's hard to make time to do our D3 Daily Actions so we are always working to make it a little easier - here is another tool to add to the Resource Kit if you have not already done so! 

Please download the Amplify App to make it easier to access our D3 Daily Actions via your phone. Amplify allows you to view scripts and make calls to Members of Congress directly from your the app. 

Be sure to enable "Push Notifications" so that we can send you urgent notifications when there's a critical action that needs to be taken immediately. (We promise to only use this on rare occasions when an issue is time sensitive.)

D3 Daily Action

D3 Daily Action

Thursday's D3 Daily Action

Oppose making healthcare deals in exchange for McConnell’s “candy.”

Look: If your senators are mentioned in this article, call them today.

Call: Your two senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet .

Script:

Hi. I’m from [ZIP], calling about healthcare. I know that Sen. McConnell is offering money to sweeten deals to get 50 votes.Our health isn’t for sale. Please tell Sen. [name] his/her constituents are relying on him/her to support excellent healthcare for all people, not a tax cut for the wealthy few. Thanks.