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The BLAST ~ November 12, 2019

NOV 13

UPAC meeting public comment!

Hosted by 350 Colorado Springs and 2 others Wednesday, 8 - 10AM 121 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Please join us for public comment at this months Utilities Policy Advisory Committee meeting at the plaza of the Rockies fifth floor in the blue river boardroom from 8am-10:30am. It is imperative that the public speaks out at this meeting!

One commissioner at the October meeting suggested that human health should be "struck" as a consideration in electric generation planning since CSU is meeting EPA guidelines. Please note that Drake alone is emitting 3.5 tons/DAY (7000 lbs) of NOx not to mention all the other pollutants. In addition to sulfur dioxide (the only pollutant addressed by our $200M scrubbers), and nitrous oxides (to the tune of 3.5 tons daily), Drake also emits: barium, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen fluoride, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, vanadium, arsenic, cobalt, molybdenum, selenium and zinc. Please help us let the UPAC members know that we cannot ignore public health and safety when deciding to retire the drake coal plant. Please come and give up to three minutes of comment! 📷NOV 13

Candidate Development Training Part 2

Hosted by El Paso County Democratic Party Wednesday at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM El Paso County Democratic Party Office 332 W Bijou #101, on Spruce at the courtyard

Part 2 - Developing a Campaign. John Morris will be providing introductory and comprehensive trainings throughout the year. Our next training will be Wed Nov 13, 2019 from 5:30-7:30. DEM HQ. Please RSVP to the DEM office at epcdems@gmail.com or call 473-8713.📷

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Check out our November training dates! If you have ideas or suggestions for future trainings, reply to this email to get in touch.

Action Network 102: Actions -- Thursday, November 14th at 2pm ET

Engage your activists while building your list through petitions, events, letter campaigns, and more! The 102 training walks through how to create, manage, and customize actions. RSVP here to join!

Action Network 103: Email -- Thursday, November 21st at 2pm ET

Join us for a monthly deep dive into sending emails on Action Network! We'll cover targeting and personalizing emails, deliverability, and more! RSVP here to join!Thanks! Mari Vangen, Director of Training and Partnerships📷NOV 14

Human Trafficking in Plain Sight

Hosted by Downtown Discourse Thursday at 7 PM – 9 PM 217 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

"More people are enslaved today around the world than any other point in history combined... Would you recognize a victim of human trafficking if they were standing in front of you?" - Kelly Dore. Human Trafficking is a worldwide problem and it is happening in our own state, city, and county. What can we do about this? How can we fight for justice and truth in the face of this darkness? Join us for a discussion which will give us to the tools to see and act.

Wendy Smith is currently the volunteer Medical Awareness Team Lead for the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado, as well as a volunteer with the El Paso County Anti-trafficking Coalition and Sarah’s Home (a local safe home for girls ages 12-18). She authored a joint opinion paper for the American Association of Pro-life OB/GYNS and The American College of Pediatricians on the link between pornography, sex-trafficking and abortion.

Kelly Dore was trafficked from the age of 1 and now has a voice to call attention to this injustice which is enslaving 48 million people worldwide. She is the Executive Director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition, formed with other professional survivor leaders in 2016, to help get emergency funding to survivors, advocate, educate and raise awareness to the degree of Human Sex and Labor trafficking across Nation. She serves as a policy/legislative consultant to Congressional members and State Legislators. Her public policy advising extends to United Nations, the Vatican, State and Federal entities and she has written, testified and helped to advise many pieces of legislation around the US.

*Featured Business - Yobel Market **Childcare is available for children 12 and under. Please contact Roxanne at roxanneseither@gmail.com to reserve a spot for your children.📷NOV 16

How To Have Impossible Conversations

Hosted by Free2Disagree Saturday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM University of Colorado Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, 

Join us in welcoming James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian to discuss how to have impossible conversations in our current political climate.    UCCS, Room 302 in University Center. RSVP Here.📷NOV 16

Meet & Greet Stephany Rose Hosted by Simply Natural by Leah

Hosted by Stephany Rose Spaulding for Senate Saturday at 3 PM – 5 PM 3870 Maizeland Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Let’s Rock the Caucus & Win The U.S. Senate Come out and Meet Democratic Senate Candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding on 11/16/2019, 3:00pm - 5:00PM Hosted by Leah Donaldson & Stafford Chavis Please RSVP: (678) 300-9475📷NOV 17

Colorado Springs House Party Fundraiser!

Hosted by Andrew Romanoff Sunday at 2:30 PM – 4 PM 5125 Hopner Court, Colorado Springs, 80919

Join #TeamRomanoff for a fundraiser in Colorado Springs with Andrew! This is a time for the public to meet Andrew and ask any questions you have about the most competitive Senate race in the country. Together we'll flip the Senate, reduce gun violence, combat the climate crisis, and ensure health care for all. This is an open meeting, so invite your friends and family to meet Andrew! The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Please let Andrew know what’s on your mind. Hope to see you there! RSVP and/or donate.📷NOV 19

ADU Campaign Kick Off Event: The Sequel

 Hosted by The Colorado Springs Pro-Housing Partnership Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 5:40 PM Local Relic 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Join us to kick-off the Colorado Springs Pro-Housing Partnership’s campaign for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), the first step of a long-term strategy to increase affordable housing in Colorado Springs. We will outline key information, distribute t-shirts, eat, and drink before heading to City Hall together to make our voices heard in the first town hall on ADUs. Hopefully it will be less snowy than last time!📷11/20/19 DEBATE WATCH PARTIES!📷Nov 20 Democratic Debate Watch Party Hosted by the El Paso County Democratic Party Wednesday November 20, 6:00-8:00PM The Bench, 424 S. Nevada, Colorado Springs

Progressives gather to watch the Debate. Join us and enjoy the camaraderie! Everybody Welcome!📷Nov 20 Greater Briargate for Warren "Debate Watch Party" Wednesday November 20 from 6:30-9:00PM

Join us for a debate watch party supporting Elizabeth Warren for President! We’ll be gathering to watch and to also talk about Elizabeth’s vision for real, structural change in this country and learn about how you can get involved with Team Warren! Snacks & drinks will be provided, please RSVP  All are welcome at this event.


Nov 20 Bernie 2020 Debate Watch Party Wednesday, 6:30-9:00PM

Come show your support for Bernie at our  Debate Watch Party! Meet others who have the same progressive ideas and don't forget to sport your favorite Bernie gear.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to the event on Bernie's event page to receive exact location. Near Powers and Barnes.

332 W. Bijou St., #101, Colorado Springs
719.473.8713 | epcdems@gmail.com
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