Press Conference at Senator Gardner’s Office

Tomorrow, Representative Tom Sullivan and Maisha Fields will join student leaders from March for Our Lives Colorado outside of Senator Cory Gardner’s office for a press conference to call on congressional leaders to pass gun safety laws and to discuss the fear students feel as they return to school after this weekend of mass shootings.

The press conference is to hold Cory Gardner accountable for his votes and actions.  He has previously stated he is uninterested in further gun safety laws.  Several gun violence prevention bills have been passed by the U.S. House, but are languishing in the Senate, particularly the Bipartisan Universal Background Act of 2019.   
When:  Friday, August 9th
Time:  11:00 a.m.
Where:  Outside of Senator Gardner’s office, 19th and Stout, Denver

Hold the Date:  Town Hall featuring Gabby Giffords

Ceasefire Is joining with Giffords and March for Our Lives Colorado in co-hosting a town hall.  Among the speakers will be former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  
Date:  Monday, August 26th
Time:  7:00 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.
Place:  Aurora Association of Realtors
           14201 E. Evans Ave.
           Aurora, Colorado

Rogue Counties and Suicides

Rob Low of KVDR (channel 31) reported on the high correspondence between rogue counties (those which have approved 2nd amendment sanctuary resolutions) and counties with high suicide rates.  For example, Custer County has a gun suicide rate 7.5 times higher than Denver:  Custer has a rate of 49 gun suicides per 100,000 people, where Denver has a rate of 6.5 suicides per 100,000 people. Custer commissioners voted in support of a sanctuary resolution.Extreme Risk laws have been found to reduce suicides in other states, but county commissioners of many Colorado counties with high suicide rates are endeavoring to deny this life-saving tool from their constituents, the very populations most in need of it.Ceasefire facilitated bringing this analysis forward and provided the compiled data to the reporter.

US Travel Advisory

Amnesty International has joined a growing list of countries that are warning travelers to the United States about the dangers of gun violence.  The AI advisory calls for people worldwide to “exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan.”  It also called gun violence in the United States a “human rights crisis” and accused the U.S. government of failing to fulfill its obligation under international law to keep people safe.Countries which have provided warnings for U.S. travel because of gun violence include:  Uruguay, Venezuela, Japan, Germany, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and the Bahamas. 

Recall Efforts Continue 

Even though the recall effort against Representative Tom Sullivan (D-Centennial) fizzled in a big way, the right-wing special interests continue on their recall efforts.   Currently, they are collecting signatures to recall Governor Jared Polis and Senators Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood) and Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs).  The petitions against Pettersen had to be restarted as they included factually incorrect information on her votes.  The number of signatures needed to force a recall election on the Governor’s recall is daunting — over 600,000.

We have elections every two years, trying to catch the voters asleep at the wheel is a highly undemocratic scheme. Want to help fight the recalls?  Here’s how:

Canvass for Sen. Brittany Pettersen:  Satudays at 9:30 a.m., Sundays at noon
    7510 W. Mississippi Ave. (2nd floor), Lakewood.
    This is in a building set back from the street in the SE corner of
    the intersection of Mississippi and Wadsworth.

Canvass for Sen. Pete Lee  Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. (primarily Sat.)
    218 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs.

Phone banking at Colorado Democratic Headquarters Tuesdays 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    789 N. Sherman St.. Denver

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