We’re barreling down US 25, driving in a big branded bus to Loveland as fast as possible. Our bus full of activists got a hot tip that Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is holding an event a few miles away, and so the “Cardboard Cory” bus tour will be there to meet our ever-elusive senator.
Almost six months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic bipartisan Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act. Since then, the U.S. Senate has stalled on moving this crucial legislation forward, which is unacceptable. Colorado families and survivors deserve more than inaction by leadership when it comes to protecting their right to live in safe communities.
Now that Occidental Petroleum has finalized its $38 billion takeover of Anadarko, Oxy must answer whether, in addition to assets and employees, it acquired Anadarko’s stated commitment to work with state regulators to move common sense, urgently needed rules to cut methane leaks and releases from industry operations.
Burning fossil fuels boils our planet — that much is generally well known.
A once brave “Never Trump” conservative, who couldn’t hold her nose and vote for Trump, is caving.
As a seventeen-year-old high school student, I have had many influences around me to help shape my thoughts on abortion and my generation’s sex culture. I have come to a realization that when someone has an abortion or sex, it’s nobody’s damn business. My life has always been influenced by the world around me, whether I like it or not. I don’t know if that can be said for everyone, but I have found that being open-minded doesn’t have to change what I already believe. As a seventeen-year-old senior in high school, I allow myself to listen to different perspectives because it brings me more knowledge of the people and world around me, and this often times allows me to share my truths. When I open up the conversation about abortion to friends, family, or even strangers, I often face a lot of harsh criticism, but I’ve learned that all I can do when I talk to someone with different opinions is listen.
As I stepped inside the Cannon House Office Building on a Tuesday in July, I felt like I was taking a step towards a more just world. The night before, when I told my mother I planned to participate in a “Never Again” protest as part of #JewsAgainstICE, she had one question: “What exactly are their demands?”