In December, a host of trucks and motorcycles supporting former president Donald Trump rode down I-25 to protest Trump’s removal from Colorado’s primary ballot by a judge earlier that month. This weekend, organizers plan on forming a new convoy to keep up the fight.
The organizers of the “Never Surrender” convoy have formed a Facebook group to organize the Saturday, Jan. 20 event, and potentially more events in the future.
“After the yuge success of our first rally and convoy in December of 2023, we decided as a group of leaders to keep this going. We’ve created this page for direct communication for all convoys and rallies happening in our state,” the About tab says.
On January 5, one of the group’s admins, Natalee Tennant, posted a poll to decide via popular vote whether the group should remain Public or become Private. Both options lost thoroughly to “Donald Trump won in 2020,” which received a decisive 59% of the 442 total votes.
Despite this, on January 18, the group’s status was changed from Public to Private.
Since its creation in early January, the group has ballooned in membership, taking on at least 1,900 members at the time of writing. Among them, a few faces stick out from the crowd: former gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Trent Leisy, who was the first candidate to announce in CD4, Colorado GOP Secretary Anna Ferguson, and firebrand state Rep. Scott Bottoms (R-Colorado Springs), among others.
Of those 1900 members, just over 100 have used Facebook to announce that they are either interested in attending or plan to attend the Saturday event. Among them is Darryl Gibbs, who ran a longshot campaign for Governor in 2022 and subsequently became Danielle Neuschwanger’s Lieutenant Governor pick after she received the American Constitution Party’s nomination.
December’s rally featured high profile speakers from the right-wing conspiracy ecosystem: former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, election conspiracist Joe Oltmann, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. All three face ongoing court battles, with Peters charged with illegally tampering with election equipment, and Oltmann and Lindell being sued for defamation over false statements about the 2020 election.
Additionally, Leisy spoke at the December rally, promoting it as an official campaign event. At the time of writing, Leisy has not made any similar posts promoting this weekend’s rally. Leisy’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment; this article will be updated with any response received.
The caravan is planned to start in two separate places: Castle Event Center in Thornton and Soaring V Fuels in Nunn. The two groups will merge over the course of the trip before ending in Denver.