This email includes:
1) Note from Betty Ball
2) Report on votes in Congress
3) Info on Vitamin Cottage card
4) Gathering signature for education ballot initiative
5) Upcoming events
NOTE FROM BETTY BALL
Dear dear Friends,
Your expressions of love, and all the support you all have provided are so deeply appreciated - and such a great help at this very hard time . I cannot believe what an amazing group of friends we have .. and I am so grateful to each and every one of you .
We had the first of the three celebrations of Gary's life that are planned this past Saturday at his Mom's Church in denver - It was beautiful and very loving and included lots of music, including a recording of Gary doing Hobo's Lullaby by Goebel (sp?) Reeves and I am Willing by Holly Near.
The second Celebration will be at Waldon Ponds in Boulder on Sunday, June 26th at 1:00 PM.
The third will be in Mendocino County later this summer - so stay tuned.
More personal notes of thanks will be forthcoming, but i really wanted to let you all know how much your love and generosity are appreciated . With love and gratitude, betty,
The Senate voted down the bad budget bills that we asked you to call/email about this week. Thanks to everyone who either called or emailed. Both CO Senators voted against the measures.
TODAY: Rep. McGovern's plan to end the war in Afghanistan was narrowly defeated on a vote of 204 to 215. We're disappointed in the final result, but this is not a defeat. This is a victory because today more House members than ever before have now voted to end the war in Afghanistan. And for the first time, we received endorsements from some of the powerful people in Congress - including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
VITAMIN COTTAGE CARDS:
Shop at Vitamin Cottage? Get Vitamin Cottage Gift Cards at RMPJC. We earn 5% from each card we sell! We sell the $50 cards. Come in to RMPJC and purchase them, or send a check specified for Vitamin Cottage Cards to 3970 Broadway, Suite 105, 80304 and we'll mail you cards!!!
GATHERING SIGNATURES FOR THE BALLOT INITIATIVE TO RAISE TAXES FOR P-20 EDUCATION.
If you're in Boulder or nearby, you can pick up a petition at the RMPJC office or you can download a petition at http://www.brightcolorado.com/petitions.html. More info on this effort at www.brightcolorado.com. RMPJC phone number 303-444-6981 ext. 2
Saturday, May 28 DENVER The Romero Theater Troupe offers its debut performance of "A People's History of Colorado" at the Oriental Theater in northwest Denver (44th and Tennyson). Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. and the play starts at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation $12 at the door, all of the funds going to benefit El Centro Humanitario. Noone will be turned away for lack of funds. Tickets only available at door.
Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30 BOULDER, DENVER AND COLORADO SPRINGS
A powerful documentary, "From Mills River to Babylon and Back. the Jimmy Massey Story", which examines the political, legal, moral, and human rights implications of the war in Iraq. As we now commemorate ten years of military involvement in Iraq, and the thousands of lives lost, the film chronicles the life of Jimmy Massey, a twelve-year career Marine who courageously refused to continue killing in Iraq. When he came home, he became one of the co-founders of the Iraq Vets Against the War.
There will be two showings in Denver-- one at the First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette Street, at 7 pm on Friday, May 27th and the second at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street on Sunday, May 29th at 2 pm as part of ArgusFest.
A showing in Boulder is set for 6 pm on Saturday, May 28th at the First Congregational Church of Boulder, 1128 Pine Street
Memorial Day screening on May 30th at 7:00pm at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow each showing.
Suggested donation is $5-10 sliding scale to support the film maker and RMPJC (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Thursday, June 2 BOULDER Anne Waldman, "Plutonian Ode" and Other Polemics: Performance Poetry. A event in the Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship series. 7:30 PM, CU Art Museum, immediately north of the Euclid Autopark, University of Colorado, Boulder. Freel
Sunday June 5th BOULDER Boulder Veterans for Peace meeting, Speaker will be Dick Barkey from the Colorado Health Care Cooperative. Since Congress is currently debating changes in Medicare and other public health programs, this is a hot topic. Potluck at 6pm, speaker at 7. 3250 Oneal Circle.
Saturday, June 11 BOULDER Sleep Out in support of legal places for homeless to sleep in Boulder during the warmer months. Boulder's policy is currently to ticket homeless people even though there are no shelters open May to October. Activities will start around 6 in downtown Boulder. More details to follow. Mark your calendar.
Wedensday, June 15 BOUDLER Introductory session to a newly forming "Common Security Club", which is designed to help us build community and mututal support, learn about what's happening in our economy and environment, and work together for social change. For more info on common security clubs, go to www.commonsecurityclub.org. You can come even if you're not ready to commit. These clubs can be the backbone of a new movement for justice and sustainability. At 7 p.m. at RMPJC.
June Through August BOULDER Show your strong support for Boulder's Clean Energy Future plan (www.renewablesYES.org for info on the various plans). June 14-City Council Study Session "Boulder's Energy Future" VERY IMPORTANT! July 19-City Council mtg: First Reading Nov. energy ballot measure MOST IMPORTANT! Aug. 2-City Council mtg: Second Reading Nov. energy ballot measure VERY IMPORTANT! August 9-City Council mtg: Third Reading Nov. energy ballot measure VERY IMPORTANT! Stay tuned for times, locations. Check the City calendar for updates http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/calendar/calendar.php
RMPJC COLLECTIVE MEETINGS:
The RMPJC invites you to help create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world by joining one of our collectives or by volunteering in our office. Our collectives discuss issues and take action at the local, state and national levels.
Economy/International Collective meets the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. at RMPJC.
Middle East Collective meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7 p.m. at RMPJC.
Move to Amend meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at RMPJC. This group is working to get a City Council resolution passed that would support amending the U.S. Constitution to say that corporations are not persons and are not entitled to the rights of persons.
Citizens for Pesticide Reform meets as needed and works extensively by email. Contact Betty @ (303) 444-6981 for meeting info and how to get involved.
Everybody Eats. Call Dave Georgis for details 303 499-2175.
Nuclear Nexus. Call Judith Mohling (303) 447-9635 for meeting info and how to get involved.
Other groups the RMPJC works with:
Homeless Organized for More Equality. Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the administrative building of the First Congregational Church at Pine and Broadway, 3rd floor.
For more information on RMPJC, call us at 303-444-6981 or visit our website at www.rmpjc.org or link with our facebook page at our website.
RMPJC is located at 3970 Broadway, Suite 105, Boulder. From Quince and Broadway go east and take a right into the second driveway into the shopping center.
Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?-Martin Luther King
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