As Trump Pushes Policies that Inflict Terror on our Community, Concerned Members of the Community Will Rally to Demand that Senator Cory Gardner’s Corporate Funder Larry Mizel urges Senator Gardner to Face his Constituents in a Community Meeting

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Wednesday, April 5th 2017

Contact: Lupita Carrasquillo, 773-956-9596



As Trump Pushes Policies that Inflict Terror on our Community, Concerned Members of the Community Will Rally to Demand that Senator Cory Gardner’s Corporate Funder Larry Mizel urges Senator Gardner to Face his Constituents in a Community Meeting

Denver, CO– After several failed requests to Senator Cory Gardner to meet with his constituents, the need for accountability and representation grows.  In response, dozens of concerned community leaders organized by Colorado People’s Alliance along with allies from various Jewish organizations will take action on Wednesday to demand that Larry Mizel, a corporate funder of Senator Gardner, urge Gardner to meet with his constituents and protect them from the terror being brought by the agenda set forth by the Trump Administration.

The Trump administration has shown disregard for our dying planet by cutting funding for the EPA by 31%; attacking Native sovereignty by allowing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue; pushing an increase of resources and power to ICE to detain and deport our immigrant communities; attacking low income people’s access to affordable healthcare; and fueling Islamophobic targeting and mass incarceration.

It is time for corporate funders like Larry Mizel, who promote faith and social justice, to be held accountable for the part they play in enabling politicians, like Cory Gardner and President Trump, to insight terror on our community. It’s time for Senator Gardner to stand with Coloradans to protect us from policies that attack our health, our families, our future, and our freedom. We are bringing the fight to the funders to let Larry Mizel know the role he plays in the terror experienced by our communities every day and demand he use his influence to move Senator Gardner to act and face his constituents.


WHAT: Action to demand that Larry Mizel, President of the Board of Directors for the C.E.L.L. Museum and funder to Senator Cory Gardner and President Donald Trump urge Cory Gardner to meet with his constituents who he has previously avoided.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5th, 11am-12pm

WHERE: The C.E.L.L. (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab), 99 W. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

WHO: Senator Gardner’s constituents


Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a racial justice, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change locally, statewide and nationally. COPA builds power to improve the lives of all Coloradans through leadership development, organizing and alliance building.



Miércoles, 5 de Abril de 2017

Contacto: Lupita Carrasquillo, 773-956-9596


Trump empuja las políticas que infligen el terror en nuestra comunidad, Miembros preocupados de la comunidad se reunirán para exigir que el donante corporativo del senador Cory Gardner, Larry Mizel, exige al Senador Gardner que se enfrente a sus constituyentes en una reunión comunitaria

Denver, CO- Después de varias peticiones fallidas al senador Cory Gardner para reunirse con sus constituyentes, la necesidad por la responsabilidad y la representación crece. En respuesta, líderes comunitarios organizados por la Alianza del Pueblo de Colorado junto con aliados de varias organizaciones judías tomarán acción el miércoles para exigir que Larry Mizel, un donante corporativo del senador Gardner, urge a Gardner a reunirse con sus constituyentes y protegerlos del terror que lleva la Administración de Trump.

Trump ha ignorado el estatus fatal de nuestro planeta por cortar el financiamiento para la EPA por 31%; atacar la soberanía de los nativos por permitir la continuación de construcción del ducto de acceso Dakota; aumentar los recursos y el poder de ICE para detener y deportar a nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes; atacar el acceso de las personas de bajos ingresos a servicios de salud accesible; y aumentar los ataques en contra de los musulmanes y el encarcelamiento masivo.

Es la hora de que los donantes corporativos como Larry Mizel, que habla de fe y justicia social, sean responsables por el papel que juegan en permitir a políticos, como Cory Gardner y el presidente Trump, llevar el terror a nuestra comunidad. Es la hora de que el senador Gardner nos proteja de las políticas que atacan nuestra salud, nuestras familias, nuestro futuro y nuestra libertad. Estamos llevando la lucha a los donantes para que Larry Mizel conozca el papel que tiene en el terror de nuestras comunidades cada día y exigen que use su influencia para mover al Senador Gardner a actuar y enfrentar a sus constituyentes.

QUÉ: Acción para exigir que Larry Mizel, Presidente de la Junta Directiva del museo C.E.L.L. y el financiador del senador Cory Gardner y del presidente Donald Trump urge a Cory Gardner a reunirse con sus constituyentes que previamente había ignorado.

CUÁNDO: Miércoles, 5 de Abril de 2017 11:00am-12:00pm

DÓNDE: El C.E.L.L. (Laboratorio de aprendizaje de la educación antiterrorista), 99 W. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

QUIEN: Los constituyentes del Senador Gardner

La Alianza del Pueblo de Colorado (COPA) es una organización de justicia racial dirigida por miembros y dedicada a avanzar y ganar cambios sociales progresivos al nivel local, estatal y nacional. COPA construye poder para mejorar las vidas de todos en Colorado a través del desarrollo del liderazgo, la organización y la construcción de alianzas.



Meet and Support our Members attending the People’s Action Conference!

The People’s Action Founding Convention, at the nation’s capital, will mark the first 100 days of resistance to the Trump administration and will unveil a new political force of people united around a bold vision of an economy and democracy that work for everyone – not just the rich and powerful, big corporations, and purveyors of hate. This vision is impossible without the voice of our community leading the way towards our collective liberation. For this reason, COPA is sending our members to contribute and therefore guide the work ahead of us. The movement is bigger than Colorado so its essential for our leaders to engage in conversation and strategy with people from all over the country.

Our members each have a story and a reason to go to this conference and to build power with COPA, read on to gain more insight on what attending this conference means to them.
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Sandra Madera
Sandra is an active member of COPA, engaging in our work around immigrant justice and attending citizenship classes.  Her goal is to stay in the movement even after she gains her own citizenship in order to continue to fight for the rights of all people– especially those vulnerable due to their status. Sandra brings her children to every event and meeting, exposing the next generation to what people power looks like!
Michaela Miller
Michaela is a new member, who got involved through our 100 Days of Action work. Since then, she has engaged in planning and executing direct actions to combat the attacks on our community at the hands of our new administration.
Dalila Lopez
Dalila is an active member, energized by our commitment to resist harmful policies affecting our communities. Her passion and commitment continues to grow as she takes on roles of leading actions targeting corporate donors and bad politicians. She brings creativity and new ideas to every space she engages in.
Alfred LaVaughn Turner
LaVaughn is a new member of COPA, hearing about us from other members and turning that intrigue into engagement with the organization.
Martha Lugo
Martha is a proud member of COPA because of the amazing progressive work that we are doing together.  Her heart aches for the oppressed and marginalized, which often causes her to feel powerless.  She knows that she can’t possibly do everything that needs to be done to help those who are affected the most and she know that COPA is reaching a lot of people in the Denver Metro.  Martha will be attending the People’s Action conference in Washington, D.C. because she wants to learn as much as she can about organizing and from others who attend.  It is also very encouraging and uplifting to see that we are not alone on this journey!  It is nourishing to her soul that this nation is full of amazing progressives who are fighting for justice alongside us!
Fernando Lugo
Fernando aligns with COPA because he envisions a worldwide system that truly gives equality for all marginalized groups. He believes in a world where everyone will work together cohesively as a community and  feels that COPA is a great movement to achieve the aims of true justice, empathy and comradeship. Fernando envisions a solidarity movement that dismantles the oppressive and exploitative systems in place by the ruling class.  Most importantly, he wants to attend the conference in Washington, D. C. to learn more about how to develop and build on organizational structures to educate others.
Consuelo Gomez
Consuelo joined COPA through her involvement as a student in our citizenship classes!
Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth is a long time member, engaging in our work by attending meetings and spreading the word about COPA’s mission and campaigns on her college campus.
Regan Byrd
Regan is a board member of COPA. She’s passionate about pursuing social justice and helps spread the word about our inter-sectional approach to campaigns.