This Saturday’s Douglas County Pride Fest was protested by a number of different groups — Able Shepherd, a nonprofit that provides mass shooter training to churches and schools, Patriot Front, the white nationalist group arrested en masse for conspiracy to riot in Idaho last year, the Rocky Mountain Active Club, the local chapter of the white supremacist fight club started by Robert Rundo, and the Proud Boys.
Bill Jack, a Christian educator from Castle Rock, has announced his candidacy for the Colorado General Assembly, having been recruited by the current incumbent of his prospective seat.
Tuesday’s election results from across Colorado highlighted nationwide trends of increased partisan involvement in local races for school board seats, the latest battleground in the culture wars playing out in school board meetings and public debate around district policies and curriculum.
On Tuesday afternoon, a leading far-right advocacy group with a militia arm in Colorado issued an “urgent” call to action to its members to flood a school board meeting in Douglas County to oppose mask mandates.
Flanked by members of his militia, conspiracy theorist Joe Oltmann spoke at Tuesday’s “Free DougCo” rally, saying he’s not advocating for violence, but that if someone tries to take his country or his “way of life,” blood will be “spilled.”
UPDATE: The party has deleted the post from its Facebook page.
Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas took to Facebook last week with an accusation that two young women whom she spotted at a Republican breakfast in Castle Rock, Colorado, must be “trackers” for the Democratic Party.