100 Days of Trump – Where Do We Go from Here?
The Carnegie Room of the library has a capcity limit of 100 so we ask that you please RSVP. We will livestream for those unable to attend or who didn’t reserve a seat in time! This is a free event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/100-days-of-trump-where-do-we-go-from-here-tickets-33053482857
At our “President-Elect Trump: Where Do We Go from Here?” community meeting, we laid the groundwork for the first 100 days of resistance and making change locally. Although President Trump has, as of this typing, only been in office for 60 days, the horrifying daily deluge of incoherent rants, Twitter tirades, unconstitutional executive actions, and disastrous policies being pushed by Trump and congressional Republicans have caused chaos throughout the country. As a means of expressing our righteous indignation towards these policies, we the people have shown our true power by rallying, marching, connecting, and energizing the base for the battles to come. By this event, Trump will have hit his 100-day mark, end of the so-called 100 Days of Resistance.
Although protest and civil disobedience will always have their place in our vibrant democracy, after Trump’s first 100 days, we must unite to develop cohesive, organized, and well-planned-out strategies and demands going forward to turn the resistance into an effective opposition. This free, public community forum and discussion is to continue laying the groundwork for developing these strategies and connecting with community leaders in an open, grassroots, and community-driven manner.
After hearing briefly from speakers, we will have 4 facilitated breakout groups for the community discussion portion: candidate recruitment, coalition building, messaging, and platform development. The most successful protest movements do not simply fizzle as the headlines shift, but rather transform themselves into a powerful, unified force which will be perpetually able to run serious candidates and make real, substantive change at the state, local, and national level.
This work, particularly in the Pikes Peak region, will be difficult. The deeply-entrenched reactionary establishment does not wish to concede one inch, but we will not cease until the Pikes Peak region works for all its residents, not just wealthy campaign contributors and the shady organizations they bankroll.
Platform Development Facilitator: Ryan Barry, local acvitist, organizer, and President, Unite Colorado Springs
Candidate Recruitment Facilitator: Mike Maday, Democratic Party activist, mediator, and former State Senate candidate
Messaging Facilitator: Dawn Haliburton-Rudy, local activist and Chair for Together For Colorado Springs
Coalition Building Facilitator: Jacob Foreman, Green Party of the Pikes Peak Region
Join Unite Colorado Springs for a community strategizing session looking forward to the 2018 and 2020 elections! NOW is the time to lay the groundwork for future victory!