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Anti-War Demonstrations, July 22nd

Anti-War Demonstrations When: Saturday, July 22, 11 am - 12 pm Where: Canyon and Broadway, Boulder We'll carry signs opposing wars against Russia, Syria, North Korea, etc. Let's be visible in our opposition to war! We'll have some signs or bring you own. More info carolyn@rmpjc.org or 720-509-3378 We'll hold anti-war demonstrations most (but not all) Saturdays from now on. Watch our emails for the announcements.

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate on Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance and Executive

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate on Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance and Executive Order D 2017-015 For immediate release Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 Contact: Kevin Cross, 970-419-8944, info@fccan.org Fort Collins, CO – Yesterday, Governor Hickenlooper announced that Colorado will join the U.S. Climate Alliance. He also released an Executive Order titled “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition,” in which he set forth new climate goals for our State. The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) is pleased that Colorado will join the U.S. Climate Alliance. The CCLC partnered with over 40 other Colorado organizations in June to call on Governor Hickenlooper to s

Event: Demand Priority of Health & Safety Over Fracking, July 24th

What: COGCC Meeting Hosted by Food and Water Watch When: Monday, July 24, 8:30 am Where: The Chancery Building 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801, Denver We encourage people to testify at the meeting. We need to arrive early to pack the room. It's essential that we make our voices heard that we will not accept the endangerment of our health for corporate profit. Please RSVP on Facebook and share widely!

Happy Hour with KGNU

KGNU is putting together with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio and Lisa Rudman from Making Contact next Thursday. This happy hour Meet and Greet will be an opportunity to talk progressive media and social justice. We hope you can come, bring a friend, and spread the word to anyone you think would be interested! When: Thursday, July 20, 5:30 pm Where: KGNU, 4700 Walnut St., Boulder

Chinook Fund Grantee Panel

The Chinook Fund will be holding the Grantee Panel to provide an opportunity for the general public to engage with our grantees and hear about the movement building they are doing to advance equality and progress throughout the state of Colorado. What are challenges that come in organizing? What are their strategies in creating system change? What does movement building and organizing look like in the different communities they serve? How do different organizations build power in the communities they work in? These themes and more will be covered in the panel. When: Wednesday, August 2, 5 pm Where: Posner Center Commons, 1031 33rd St, Denver More info.

Resources

RMPJC is interested in sharing different perspectives about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we'll be sharing a variety of resources with a note referencing which RMPJC staff / Spokescouncil member contributed the article or video. Resources from Marissa Tafura In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law White Women in Robes (on white suffragism and racism) 'Ain't I a Woman' March is a Response to the Whiteness of January's Women's Marches Resources Carolyn Bninski FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the F

Make Progress Possible

Dear Supporter, We hope you've had a chance to read about the most recent developments at RMPJC -- from our win with the Boulder Valley School District, which passed a resolution to prohibit field trips to Rocky Flats, to our participation in a lawsuit against the U.S. government for failing to comply with federal environmental laws in planning to build public trails and a visitor center at the former plutonium facility, Rocky Flats. Your donation allows Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to host educational workshops and guest speakers, facilitate sustained community organizing for progressive policies, participate in advocacy work on a national level, plus so much more. Your tax-deduc

Gather with the Social Justice Collective!

Stay engaged this summer by joining the Social Justice Collective for a variety of events in the next few months! Email Brittany.RMPJC@gmail.com to get involved, join our Facebook group, or attend an upcoming event! Social (Justice) Hour: Wine and Words When: Wednesday, July 12, 5 pm - 7 pm Where: Bohemian Biergarten

UN Negotiations on Nuclear Weapons Treaty

We are entering the final week of negotiations in New York, where representatives from over 140 countries have worked on the treaty. A new draft text was just released, you can read it here . The text categorically prohibits nuclear weapons, provides a pathway for states with nuclear weapons to join and destroy their nuclear arsenals and includes a strong provision for victim assistance and environmental remediation. While some details are still up for discussion and final negotiations might still change some provisions, this text raises expectations that governments should be able to adopt a strong, robust treaty on Friday 7 July. Email your UN mission in New York to ask them to adopt the

Call to Action: Email Trump

Please send President Trump an email today, and ask him to seek peace with Russia during his first talk with President Vladimir Putin of Russia during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7-8. Tell him that tensions between the U.S. and Russia have reached a very dangerous point in Syria, Ukraine and in response to NATO's expansion and placing of offensive and defensive missile sytems on Russia's borders. These situations could escalate to nuclear war which would mean the end of all life on earth. Remind him that he expressed the desire to improve relations with Russia during the 2016 campaign and that you support his efforts in this direction. Tell him that the road to peace means respe

Resources

RMPJC is interested in sharing different perspectives about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we'll be sharing a variety of resources with a note referencing which RMPJC staff / Spokescouncil member contributed the article or video. Resources Marissa Tafura No, I Won't Stop Saying "White Supremacy" Resources Carolyn Bninski Exclusive: Official Washington's arrogance in trying to push around Russia and China has pushed the two countries together, creating a dangerous new dynamic in international relations, explains ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Playing Chicken with Nuclear Annihilation Much of Official Washington wants to escalate the confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia, ignor