Members of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition and Green Latinos Colorado gathered at the Peaks N Pines Brewery in Fountain to celebrate the passage of a bill that would ban the sale of products containing PFAS chemicals in Colorado.
Heidi Beedle is a former soldier, educator, activist, and animal welfare worker. She received a Bachelor’s in English from UCCS. She has worked as a freelance and staff writer for the Colorado Springs Independent covering LGBTQ issues, nuclear disasters, cattle mutilations, and social movements. She currently covers reproductive justice and politics for the Colorado Times Recorder.
Last Tuesday, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk took on “the queer agenda” during a stop at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of his Educate Don’t Mandate Tour. Kirk recently appeared in Colorado Springs at Fervent Church to promote TPUSA Faith, which will work with local churches to promote TPUSA’s brand of youth-focused conservative politics.
A recent District 49 Board of Education meeting featured threatening letters to board members, community members outraged over social and emotional learning (SEL), and faith-based transphobia from board member Jamilynn D’Avola.
During this Saturday’s Colorado Republican assembly, which saw election-conspiracist candidates like Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters and Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) get top billing on June’s primary ballot, Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock), seconded a motion to nominate FEC United founder Joe Oltmann for governor.
Teresa Diamond, the executive director of CHOICES, an anti-abortion pregnancy center with two locations in Teller County, appeared on Monday’s Truth & Liberty livecast with Richard Harris, the executive director of the Truth & Liberty Coalition, and Mark Cowart, the pastor of Church For All Nations in Colorado Springs, to discuss the services offered by CHOICES. The Truth & Liberty Coalition is a conservative activist group aligned with Andrew Wommack’s ministries, which clashed with Colorado public health officials over COVID policies last year and is known for its conservative politics. Harris, who began the livecast by urging viewers to read the latest Mesa County election report, has appeared at election conspiracy events across Colorado, most recently at Tuesday’s Capitol rally with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
While Mike Lindell was spreading election conspiracy theories at the state Capitol yesterday, the El Paso County Commissioners experienced their own version of “stop the steal” as activists took advantage of the comment section of the commissioners’ meeting.
Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) headlined a “Rally to Resist Roe” at the Colorado Capitol Saturday, alongside pastors Jeremy Ueberroth, of Emmaus Road Reformed Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, and Jeff Durbin of End Abortion Now in Mesa, Arizona. Approximately 100 people attended the event, where speakers encouraged the audience to continue to fight against abortion and work to elect anti-abortion candidates office.
In CO Springs Speech, Right-Wing Activist Slams Churches for Not Taking Firmer Stance Against LGBTQ people
Fervent Church in Colorado Springs hosted Turning Point USA’s (TPUSA) Saving America Tour last night. The Saving America Tour is in support of TPUSA Faith, a new church-focused branch of TPUSA, the conservative activist group aimed at college students and diaper enthusiasts.
Joe Oltmann, the Douglas County podcast host and two time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee who is named as a defendant alongside Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Michelle Malkin, among others, in the defamation suit brought by former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer, has been sanctioned by the court for nearly $33,000 for failing to appear for a scheduled deposition and failing to answer questions during a deposition. Oltmann’s lawyers, Andrea Hall and Ingrid DeFranco, were also sanctioned as part of the court order filed on Tuesday. The sanctions are a part of the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, and are unrelated to any damages that could be assessed if the lawsuit moves forward.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) announced today that they have received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, part of $275 million in donations to Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. Scott is the ex-wife of Amazon oligarch Jeff Bezos, known for her post-divorce charitable donations.