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See you at the Climate March THIS SATURDAY!

When: Saturday, April 29, 10 am - 2 pm Where: Denver's Civic Center Park The People's Climate March is not just an event - it's a step on the way to a sustainable world. It takes all of us to fight climate change, from non-profits to businesses to elected officials. But most of all, it takes YOU. Change doesn't start at the top, it starts with our communities - and that's why it's up to us. Join us on April 29th to show that Coloradans want action to address climate change and to lead the country in developing clean, renewable energy jobs. The People's Climate March on Denver is one of nearly 300 sister marches happening to coincide with the national People's Climate March on DC. Tell

Solidarity Singers at May Day Rally

When: Monday, May 1, 5:30 - 7 pm (arrive 5 pm for singing) Where: Boulder Bandshell, Broadway and Arapahoe Back in action with the arrival of our new director, Keri Scarfone, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center's Solidarity Singers have been asked to perform as part of the 2017 May Day rally and march being co-sponsored by Boulder Democratic Socialists of America, Fairview High School Students for a Democratic Society, Keep Boulder Green, and RMPJC. The event will start at the Boulder bandshell (Canyon & Broadway) at 5:30 pm, so we'll try to arrive 30 minutes early. We'll have a final rehearsal on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 3 pm in north Boulder. If you'd like to join in singing an

Important: Send e-mail to the commissioners: Before Moratorium Expires in Boulder County

Dear Community Defenders, Before the Moratorium on Fracking Expires on May 1, Send an Important E-mail the County Commissioners! EMAIL: oilgascomment@bouldercounty.org Treat the county commissioners as our allies! Since 2012 our movement and your voice have brought the county commissioners much closer to our perspective. We believe they want to do the right thing, so give them positive encouragement to stand with us in the following: 1. Extend the moratorium. In light of the recent victory of the Martinez Case, we have new legal grounds for a moratorium. Here's why: The court determined that oil and gas development has to be done "in a manner consistent with the protection of public heal

Marshal Training in Boulder, Wednesday April 26th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the UMC

Please Click Here To Register The final training for people wishing to be Marshals for the People's Climate March on April 29th will be Wednesday April 26th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In room 425 of the University Memorial Center (UMC). The UMC is located at 1669 Euclid (intersection of Broadway and Euclid). More Information: email RMPJC@earthlink.net Or call Betty (303-903-0412).

Action Alert: Defend communities' rights to create clean local power!

Hey climate and democracy protectors! Please show your support for clean, local power! Our CO Public Utilities Commission needs to hear from you NOW! Please CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE! Here's the story (and it affects us all): Boulder voters have time and again expressed their desire to do their part (even to tax themselves) to address climate change and to create a local, affordable, 100% renewably-powered municipal electric utility, and they are standing at the crossroads again and need your help. Communities should have the right to determine their energy future and should not be constrained by Xcel's thinking and corporate constraints. Colorado has a Constitutional right to form a muni

SAVE the DATE! Saturday May 6th!  Celebrate Spring! Celebrate the blossoming resistance !  Celebrate

SAVE the DATE! Saturday May 6th! Celebrate Spring! Celebrate the blossoming resistance ! Celebrate each other! Saturday, May 6th at Unity Church, 2855 Folsom. (Folsom and Valmont). Come dance to the classic music of the 60's and the 70's with the amazing Old's Cool Rock band! www.oldscoolrock.com It's a fundraiser for Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center! Stay tuned for more exciting details to come.

We need you to be a marshal!

The People's Climate March on April 29th is just about a month away, and it is shaping up to be a very large, wonderful event! We are going to need a lot of Marshals for the march, and would love to have you volunteer! Several trainings for Marshals are scheduled: April 8 Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, 10am-12pm April 8 Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St, Longmont, 2:15-4:30pm April 9 Clubhouse at Stonegate Condos, 5118 Williams Fork Trail, Boulder, 2-3:30 pm April 23 Denver (Highlands United Methodist Church, time to be announced) REGISTER NOW. Access the materials for the training, documents for the march, including a map of the march route. Questions? email

Challenge War on Syria & Nuclear First Strike, April 7th

When: Friday, April 7, 4:45 pm Where: University Memorial Center patio, CU Boulder Campus Come join us to hand out flyers and hold signs at Congressman Polis' Boulder town hall meeting. The flyers take a position against the war on Syria and troops on the ground and for ending the U.S. First Strike nuclear policy. Info about the town hall is listed below, as well as about other town halls this weekend. Town Hall with Congressman Jared Polis Friday, April 7th 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. MT UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, 1669 Euclid Ave, CU Boulder RSVP for Polis Town Hall. Other upcoming Polis town halls: 8-Apr 3:30 pm Mountain View High School 3500 Mountain Lion Dr, Loveland, CO 80537 7-Apr 5:30

Palestinian Activist, George Rishmawi, April 9th

When: Sunday, April 9, 7 pm Where: Hellums, room 252, CU Boulder FREE George Rishmawi is a Palestinian activist working for peace using non-violent methods. He lives in Beit Sahour in Palestine and has wide experience of the situation of Palestinians living under occupation. He has undertaken speaking tours throughout Europe and the USA and has given trainings in non-violence to groups all over Palestine. He has been involved in the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (PCR) since 1991 and served as member of the Executive Committee (www.pcr.ps) 2001 - 2003. George has been recently elected to the Administration Board of the Arab Orthodox Cultural Club in Beit Sahour. Question

Call to Action: Tell Senator Bennet to defend the Supreme Court against Trump

Sign the petition to Senator Michael Bennet Senate Democrats are the only firewall we have against a Trump Supreme Court, but Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet just announced he is going to vote to break the Democratic filibuster against Neil Gorsuch. Can you call today to ask him to reconsider and tell him you'll hold him accountable if he refuses? To make sure Sen. Bennet really gets the message, we are asking you to call as many of his offices as you can. After hours, some numbers forward to the Denver office. You can hit * to go on to the next call. Thank you! Go to this website to make your call: https://act.credoaction.com/call/Bennet_SCOTUS/ Or call (202) 759-0413 to connect if you don't w

Standing Rock Forward Concert, April 9th

Mark your calendars for Standing Rock Forward, a benefit concert for the Standing Rock Water Protectors legal defense funds. When: Sunday, April 9, 12-4 pm (doors open at 11:30) Where: Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver There will be fabulous eclectic music including blues, folk, rock and Native American flute and drums along with inspiring speaker, poetry, food, and prizes. All proceeds will go toward providing legal defense for the 800 courageous water protectors who stood up to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Help grow the incredible movement that Standing Rock embodies--a movement where we all come together to protect our Mother Earth, future generations and all beings

Cuba Friendshipment Caravan Campaign: A Rich History, April 17th

When: Monday, April 17, 7 pm (6:30 pm potluck) Where: Silver Sage Village Commons, 1650 Yellow Pine, Boulder Rev. Tom Smith will be speaking about the Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba. Potluck at 6:30and presentation at 7 p.m. Since 1992 IFCO/Pastors for Peace has organized these caravans. With each Friendshipment caravan, and each successive effort they make to resist the US economic blockade of Cuba, the US government has been compelled to back down, to relent, to soften its enforcement of the blockade. The proof that their efforts have worked lies in recent changes announced by the Obama Administration to move toward normalizing relations with Cuba. They welcome this first step toward the

Screening & Discussion of Film: Killing Gaza, April 12th

Screening & Discussion of Killing Gaza When: April 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Where: CU Boulder, Visual Arts Complex, 1B20 Free and open to the Public Killing Gaza intimately examines Israel's fifty-one day offensive in summer 2014 against Gaza and Hamas. Max Blumenthal and Daniel Cohen document the immediate devastation of the assault, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians and destroyed over 100,000 homes. With its trenchant critique of Israel and the Western governments that arm it, and its humanizing counter-narrative of dispossessed Palestinians, Killing Gaza presents a perspective on the Middle East that many in the West do not get to see. Beyond that, the film explores Gazans' struggles to s