Get your items ready! LAD is having a Garage Sale…
Reverend Depayne Middleton Doctor, 49
Cynthia Hurd, 54
Susie Jackson, 87
Ethel Lance, 70
Reverend Clementa Pinckney, 41
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Reverend Daniel L. Simmons Sr., 74
Reverend Sharonda Coleman Singleton, 45
Myra Thompson, 59
“…they have something to say to each of us in their death…They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. …They say to each of us, black and white alike, that we must substitute courage for caution. They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers. Their death says to us that we must work passionately and unrelentingly for the realization of the American dream. …These tragic deaths may lead our nation to substitute an aristocracy of character for an aristocracy of color. …we must not despair. …we must not lose faith in our white brothers. Somehow we must believe that the most misguided among them can learn to respect the dignity and the worth of all human personality. …And if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace.” — MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Eulogy for the Martyred Children, September 18, 1963
WHAT: Community members will take part in a three-day fast in Denver, Washington, D.C.—in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters—& cities across the U.S.
QUE: Miembros de la comunidad participaran en un ayuno de 3 días en Denver, Washington DC.—enfrente de la sede de Inmigración— y ciudades en todo EEUU
WHY: Since 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has failed to implement policies, called “prosecutorial discretion”, which were designed to give Immigration agents and the Chief Counsel’s office the power to keep many people out of deportation.
PORQUE: Desde 2001, Inmigración ha fracasado en implementar políticas, que se llama “discreción fiscal”, que fueron deseados para dar agentes de Inmigración y los fiscales el poder de parar le deportación de muchas personas.
People like Arturo Hernandez Garcia in Denver who out of love for the children he’s raised in the U.S. made the sacrifice to claim sanctuary accompanied by First Unitarian Society of Denver and the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.
Personas como Arturo Hernandez Garcia en Denver, quien tomo la decisión, por amor a sus hijas, de hacer el sacrificio de vivir en santuario acompañado por la Coalición Santuario de Denver.
Please join us! ••• Únase!
SIGN UP/RSVP: ••• RESPONDE AQUI POR FAVOR
WHEN AND WHERE: ••• CUANDO Y DONDE:
All events hosted at First Unitarian ••• Todos los eventos estaran en First Unitarian,
1400 Lafayette St. Denver
Monday June 15th ••• Lunes 15 de Junio: 7:00pm Opening Service ••• Servicio de Apertura
Tuesday June 16th ••• Martes 16 de Junio: Fasting begins ••• el ayuno empieza
7:00pm: Candlelit prayer vigil with Ana and Arturo ••• Vigilia de oración con Arturo y Ana
Wednesday June 17th ••• Miércoles 17 de Junio, 7:00pm: Bilingual Music with Ana and Arturo ••• Música bilingüe con Arturo y Ana
Thursday June 18th ••• Jueves 18 de Junio, 7:00pm: Closing ritual, breaking of the fast, dinner ••• Cerramiento del ayuno, cena comunitaria
PLUS, TAMALES! (Come early): Red or Green Chili. $6 for a 6-pack. We’d like to know how many to have on hand, so send us an email at email@example.com to reserve yours!
Please join us…and please, bring a friend! THIS Wednesday, June 3rd, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room. (go in door C4, go left, past the cafeteria, Community Room is on the right across from the bathrooms.)
Front Range Community College • Community Room
Here’s where it hits HOME: Did you know there are ALEC (Koch funded) bills being presented by Republican Colorado legislators at OUR state capitol as you read this?
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Please join us…and please, bring a friend! Citizen Koch, Wednesday, May 6, 6:30pm, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Classroom Building (east side of Miller Drive), Community Room. (go in door C4, go left, past the cafeteria, Community Room is on the right across from the bathrooms.)
• OMIT PERMITS for concealed weapons (HB1152)
• ALLOW CONCEALED WEAPONS IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (HB1168)
• enact NO LIMIT ON MAGAZINE SIZE (SB175)
• LIFT RESTRICTIONS ON CARRYING OF FIREARMS (SB32)
• REPEAL GUN TRANSFER BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT AND FEE (SB86)
SHOW UP: These FIVE BAD GUN BILLS will be heard by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on MONDAY April 6th at 1:30pm, Room 271 at the State Capitol. Let’s carpool to the Capitol (or take the bus together!)
SPEAK UP (prepare a statement — we’ll help!) or if you’d rather not,
STAND UP in solidarity. Let’s OUTNUMBER the Gun Lobby!EMAIL OR CALL: Members of the House, State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee to voice your opposition! (You can leave a message after office hours)
OR WRITE: Letters to the Editor (Denver Post, Times-Call, Boulder Daily Camera) to voice your opinion that these bills are a BAD IDEA for Colorado — undoing good work already done — and encourage public opposition to them!
ANY QUESTIONS? Use the links above to find Committee Member contact as well as editorial submission information. Use the “how to track a bill” and “legislative contacts & committees” widgets (to the right of this post!) at longmontdems.org. GOOD TO KNOW: HB means “House Bill”, SB means “Senate Bill”, and signifies the part of the legislative body the bill originated in. The “15” after the SB and HB in the bill document indicates the year of the legislative session the bill was introduced. When voicing your opinion, include a personal story as to why the bill is important to you. CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR EACH DAY AND OFTEN — meetings are known to change time and room number at a moment’s notice!
EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org for carpooling to the Capitol, taking the bus, and other information.
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!
…these folks roll up their sleeves!
WORKING WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY / LEND A HAND Event!
(with a Munch & Mingle before the meeting)
Be Inspired • Sign up to Volunteer!WITH PRESENTATIONS BY:
Jennifer McNeill — THE OUR CENTER
Lisa Searchinger — LONGMONT HOPE
Kat Bennet — SAINT VRAIN COMMUNITY ADULT EDUCATION SCHOOL
Marta Moreno — El Comité
Bob Norris — INTERCAMBIO
Sarah Clusman — THE LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY
Joan Peck and Karen Benker — CITIZENS FOR FINISHING FAST TRACKS