Town hall featuring Gabby Giffords – arrive early
Tomorrow’s Gun Safety Town hall with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Congressman Jason Crow and panel is apparently quite popular. Because of the large number of signups, organizers have added an overflow room and Giffords will be live-streaming the town hall on its Facebook page. If attending, best to arrive early.
Date: Monday, August 26th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Place: Aurora Association of Realtors
14201 E. Evans Drive
Sponsors: Giffords, Colorado Ceasefire, March for Our Lives Colorado, and Colorado Gun Owners for Saf
Ceasefire: Colorado Gun Deaths rose alarmingly in 2018
Trump Flip Flops on Gun Regulations
Following the horrifying massacres in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump indicated support for strengthening federal gun laws, specifically mentioning Extreme Risk and Universal Background Checks.
But even with all his and his organization’s troubles, NRA Wayne LaPierre knows how to get the attention of the president they helped elect (over $30 million). Soon after their chat, Trump was singing a different tune, stating we already have lots of background checks. It’s suspected that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are hoping to just wait out the recess until the public anger at inaction dissipates. The New York Times documents the flip flop in this article.
We at Ceasefire were not surprised at Trump’s change of stance. We’ve been here before.
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
Contribute through the website: https://www.coloradoway.org/
P.O. Box 7501 | Denver, Colorado 80207
303-380-6711 | info@ColoradoCeasefire.org