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The BLAST ~ September 17, 2019

SEP 18

Candidate Development Training

Hosted by El Paso County Democratic Party Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM El Paso County Democratic Party 332 W. Bijou #101, Enter on Spruce at Courtyard

Thinking about running? Curious about the process? John Morris will be providing introductory and comprehensive trainings throughout the year. Our next training will be Wed Sept 18, 2019 from 5:30-7:30. DEM HQ. Please RSVP to the DEM office at epcdems@gmail.com

SEP 18

Just Talk: War Refugees: Risk, Justice, and Moral Responsibility

Hosted by UCCS Kraemer Family Library Wednesday at 4:30 PM – 6 PM UCCS Kraemer Family Library 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

The current refugee crisis is unparalleled in history in its size and severity. According to the UNHCR, there are roughly 70 million refugees worldwide, the vast majority of whom are refugees as the result of wars and other military actions. This social and political crisis—1 in every 120 humans is a refugee—cries out for a response. Morally and politically, how should we understand this crisis? What, if anything, do we owe war refugees, and why?

Join UCCS Philosophy Professor Dr. Jennifer Kling as she discusses her latest book, War Refugees: Risk, Justice, and Moral Responsibility, published in April 2019 by Lexington Books. 978-1-4985-6248-5.

SEP 19

Count Me In - The Importance of the 2020 Census

Hosted by League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region Thursday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Panino's Restaurant 604 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Join LWVPPR to learn about the 2020 Census, how it works, what becomes of the data collected and why it is important to participate. Our presenter is Jean Fredlund of LWV-Colorado.​ We'll enjoy pizza and soda! Seating is limited, Please Register

SEP 20

Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission's Annual Peace Breakfast

Hosted by Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission Friday at 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Hillside Community Center 925 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Stephany Rose Spaulding is going to help Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission Celebrate Peace! Join us! Please RSVP

SEP 20

Colorado Springs Climate Strike

Hosted by 350 Colorado Springs and 12 others Friday at 10 AM – 1 PM Colorado Springs City Hall 107 N Nevada Ave # 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The climate crisis is all around us: intensifying storms, hurricanes, heatwaves and wildfires, slow-burning disasters like drought and famine, and so much more. And the costs are paid for in the lives and livelihoods of those least responsible for causing the problem.

We are at a pivotal moment to show a roaring public upswell for real climate solutions. With the Trump administration propping up fossil fuel billionaires at our expense, we need bold action to move us towards a just transition at all levels.

On September 20th, students will leave school, those who can will leave places of work; candidates will step off the campaign trail, sports stars off the field or court; actors will scrub off makeup and teachers will lay down chalk; cooks will close restaurants and pensioners will break daily routines.

The youth have called us all to stand with them for this historic global day of action. Join us at City Hall at 10am on September 20th as we strike for climate with millions around the world.

If your organization is interested in partnering with us. Please email us at volunteer@350colorado.orgSEP 20

Global Climate Strike – March with Andrew in Denver

Hosted by Andrew Romanoff Details

Sep 24 National Voter Registration Day! Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region

Our Voter Service Team is making plans for next Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day! We’ll be at Penrose, Library 21C, and East Libraries from 9-3 and Sand Creek Library from 1-7 PM. Come by to check your voter registration or just say “hi!”

SEP 28

What A Crock! Crock Pot Cook Off Fundraiser & FUN!

 Hosted by El Paso County Democratic Party Caucus and Assembly Committee

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 4 PM – 8:30 PM Fitters Local 58 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall 2870 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

What A Crock! Crock Pot Cook Off Fundraiser for El Paso County Democratic Party Caucus and Assembly and Celebration of Failed Recall attempt for District 11 Senator Pete Lee and Governor Jared Polis! Bring your best crock pot recipe to compete in our first annual "WHAT A CROCK" Crockpot Cook Off!  Admission includes samples of crock pot entries, tea or lemonade and the unlimited right to judge others culinary creations and discuss “what a crock” the GOP's failed recall attempt has been. Sodas and adult beverages will be available for an additional charge. What a fun way to raise money to pay for our county caucus and assembly.

TICKETS and/or donations.

Emerge Colorado - the state's premier training program for Democratic women interested in elected office - is now accepting applications for their class of 2020. The application will be open on the Emerge Colorado website from July 15 - October 11.

The class will take place over six weekends January through June in Denver and provide over 85 hours of training for Democratic women interested in pursuing elected office. There are scholarships and travel stipends available for women coming from outside the Denver metro area.

Since 2013, Emerge Colorado has trained over 350 women. Their win-rate was 94% in 2018, and they currently have 50 alums in elected office across the state and at all levels of government. Emerge Colorado also has an extremely diverse set of alumnae - 45% are women of color, 30% are LGBTQ, and 25% are union members.

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