All kinds of YES.
LEGISLATIVE LOWDOWN WITH Colorado Senator Don Corum and Representation Barbara McLachlan.
League of Women Voters of La Plata County
in partnership with the
Durango Public Library
The Legislative Lowdown:
An Update on the 2018 Legislative Session
Representative Barbara McLachlan
Senator Don Coram
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Durango Public Library
1900 East 3rd Ave.
Please join us to hear from our elected state officials and to ask questions about what they are working on, what’s happening in the 2018 legislative session, and what we should be watching --- the issues that are important for Colorado and La Plata County
Petition to nominate GUINN UNGER as Democratic State Senator for District 6
Sign by: Sunday, March 18 at 5 pm
WHAT: Please consider signing the petition to nominate Guinn Unger, Jr. to be on the ballot for the Office of State Senator for District 6 Representative for the Democratic Party.
From Indivisible Durango Elections Team...
Are you planning your posters for March 24?
WE iNVITE YOU to join us
for the students and adults poster/sign party:
WHEN: This Saturday, March 17th...
TIME: 1:00-3:00 PM
WHERE: Exhibit Hall at the Fairgrounds-Lightner Room (upstairs)
Here are some ideas:
CALL TO ACTION
Bears Ears & Grand Staircase/Escalante
Public Scoping Meetings
From Your Public Lands Committee...
For BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Monday, March 26, 4:30 - 8:00 pm
San Juan High School, 311 N. 100 E., Blanding, Utah
and Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Bluff Comm. Center, 3rd E. and Mulberry Bluff Rd., Bluff, Utah
For GRAND STAIRCASE/ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Wednesday, March 28, 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Kanab Middle School, 690 S. Cowboy Way, Kanab, Utah
and Thursday, March 29, 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Canyon Country Lodge, 760 E. Hwy. 12, Escalante, Utah
BLM has finally announced Public Scoping Meetings for the hastily developing and legally premature Management Plans relating to these two besieged national monuments. Though you may have already responded to our recent public comment CTA, these meetings are an opportunity for us to SUIT-UP and SHOW-UP, standing alongside our conservation colleagues and Native American sisters and brothers from across the Four Corners, in defense of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase/Escalante. For their part, BLM is encouraging the public to “help identify any issues, management questions, or concerns that should be addressed in the planning process.”
If there is interest in carpooling to any of these meetings please let us know and we will try to coordinate.
An abundance of information and energy zipped through the crowd at Indivisible Durango’s March 13 general meeting. Alma Wolf and Stella Potemkin presented student plans for the MarchForOurLives March and Susan Atkinson & volunteers presented plans for Durango Earth Day Events, hosted by Durango Nature Studies, Citizens Climate Lobby and FLC Environmental Center. Go, Team!
You are invited to
3 Gun Safety Events
Mark your calendars!
#1 EVENT TONIGHT...
Be on alert - Your local news anchors may soon be joining the Trump echo chamber. Internal memos show Sinclair Broadcast Group is demanding local news stations run promos that claim national news outlets publish "fake stories" and are even dangerous to Democracy. 🙄
FROM THE ARTICLE:
"The promos are supposed to start airing on local stations later this month. The instructions sent to station news directors say that the 60- and 75-second spots should run frequently 'to create m...aximum reach and frequency.'"
These biased promos aren't even reserved for commercials--they cut into local news time! We refuse to be force fed propaganda. Share this so your family and friends know what Sinclair Broadcast Group is up to.
On March 24, the kids and families of #MarchForOurLives inspired by and led by students across the country will march to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Join us to march and show our support in Durango. RSVP at http://act.everytown.org/…/march-our-lives-events_att…/8960….
EVENT - FILM: "DOLORES" - The Life of Activist Dolores Huerta
ID Immigration Committee Supported Event
Free and open to the Public
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, International Women's Day...
TIME: 6 pm
WHERE: Durango Public Library
Free and open to the Public
Offered by the Durango Public Library 2018 Indie Lens Pop Up Screening Series
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
Everyday we are faced with more and more incomprehensible news which drive most of of us to take some sort of action to try to affect change. This film showcases the hope, dedication, and activism needed to truly make a difference in people's lives and maybe it will also encourage all of us to continue our much needed activism!
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American History. She started as a grammar school teacher. She recalled, "I couldn't tolerate seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than trying to teach their hungry chidren."
An equal partner in founding the first farm workers union in 1962 with Caesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. In 1965, Huerta directed the national grape boycott during the Delano grape strike. This resulted in Dolores acting as lead negotiator in the collective bargaining contract signed in 1970.
Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century and she continues to fight to this day, at 87. Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Si se Puede". With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change.
Si Se Puede, Yes, we can!