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Be The Change Hosts Fundraiser for Joe Salazar

Please join Be The Change and Joe Salazar on April 27 to hear about his campaign for Attorney General and support his campaign.

We are supporting Joe Salazar because he shares our values when it comes to the economy, health and safety of the residents of Colorado and the protection of the environment of our beautiful state.

Help us get him elected as the next Attorney General of Colorado!


When: Friday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 PM

Where:  Home of Phil Doe – 7140 S Depew, in Littleton.

Suggested donation:

Host:            $100
Supporter:  $25 (or whatever you can afford)

See you Friday, April 27!

If you can’t make it, you can still donate:


Action to Defend Rights of Nature

4:30 p.m. Friday, December 1
Alfred J Arraj Courthouse
901 19th St.
Denver CO  80294. 
Denver, CO – The Colorado Attorney General has threatened the attorney who filed the first federal rights of nature lawsuit with sanctions if he does not voluntarily withdraw the Complaint.
Rights of Nature activists will gather at dusk (4:30 pm) on Friday, December 1st, outside the Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 901 19th St, Denver, CO 80294 in a display of creative resistance. They will demand that the Colorado River have her day in court, condemn the Attorney General’s intimidatory tactics, and call for the American legal system to grant the Colorado River Ecosystem the same rights as corporations.
Attorney Jason Flores-Williams, in a letter he sent to the Colorado Attorney General’s office Tuesday morning, November 27th, stated, “The Attorney General’s threat of sanctions is a legally baseless attempt to harass and intimidate a civil rights attorney in good standing who has dedicated his career to protecting the powerless from the powerful.” A copy of the letter is attached.
“They didn’t threaten to sanction Exxon attorneys for lying about global warming, or Bank of America attorneys for fraudulently foreclosing on people’s homes, or Nestle attorneys for privatizing our water and selling it back to us—but try to equal the playing field between corporations and the environment and they try to personally damage you,” Flores-Williams has also pointed out. “It’s the playbook.”
Will Falk, a writer, attorney, and one of the next friends in the lawsuit, denounced the Attorney General’s threats, saying, “The Attorney General is duty-bound to work solely for the good of the people, but through these threats the Attorney General is working solely for the good of corporations.”

Be The Change USA Hosts Public Banking Conference


On January 31, Be The Change USA hosts an outstanding conference on Public Banking:  Banking on Colorado – Prosperity For All.

The conference features three nationally renown experts on Public Banking – Ellen Brown, Mike Krauss, and Gwen Hallsmith, plus Nomi Prins, a  former Director at Goldman Sachs.

The conference aims to educate public officials and citizens of Colorado about the role a public bank could play in creating a more sustainable, democratic economy, and motivate them to act.

When: Saturday, January 31st, 1PM – 8:30PM
Where: The First Universalist Church of Denver, 4101 E Hampden Ave in Denver

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This conference aims to educate public officials and citizens of Colorado about the role a public bank could play in creating a more sustainable, democratic economy, and motivate them to act.

When:   January 31st, 1PM – 8:30PM
Where: The First Universalist Church of Denver, 4101 E Hampden Ave in Denver

Registration Fee: 

  • $25, or $10 for students with a valid student ID
  • $15 extra for dinner (optional)


National Speakers:

Nomi Prins

nomi prinsSenior Fellow at Demos, former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs; former Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns
Author, All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power and It Takes A Pillage: Epic Tale of Power, Deceit & Untold Trillions

Ellen Hodgson Brown

Ellen BrownFounder, President Emerita, and Senior Advisor, Public Banking Institute
Author, Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution



Gwendolyn Hallsmith

gwen hallsmithExecutive Director, Public Banking Institute
Author, Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies and The Key to Sustainable Cities



Mike Krauss

mike kraussChairman, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project
Founding Board Member, Public Banking Institute



Move to Amend




When: Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Where: The Mercury Cafe (Upstairs)
2199 California Street,
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 294-9258

Join these two leaders of the American “Pro-Democracy Movement” as they discuss the devastating impact that “Corporate personhood” has on our small “d”/ small “r” democratic republic, and what WE THE PEOPLE can do to take back the political power that has been stolen from us by Global Corporations and the moneyed elites.

Clements’ book “Corporations are NOT People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations” will be available for purchase and signing.

Admission is free.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Light food and beverage service will be available.


Denver Metro Move to Amend is a local affiliate of the Move to Amend Coalition

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984   

Phil Doe to participate in fracking debate

Be The Change’s Environmental Director Phil Doe will debate the pros and cons of fracking this Thursday at the Denver Post Auditorium. Phil will be joined by Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capital Solutions. Arguing in favor of fracking are John Harpole, President, Mercator Energy, and Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President at Western Energy Alliance. The debate will be moderated by  Eric Sondermann.

Tickets are free, but space is limited and you must have a ticket to enter the auditorium. Tickets can be reserved at    A maximum of 5 tickets are allowed per order.

When: Thursday, March 20.  Doors open at 5:00, debate starts at 5:30
Where: Denver Post Auditorium
Hosted by Independence Institute and Alliance for Sustainable Colorado


Support HB 1275 – in Committee this Thursday

State Representative Joann Ginal (D-Fort Collins)

Please Support HB 13—1275  A Report on the Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Operations Near the Front Range. This bill would require Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to commission a study of epidemiological data to identify possible health impacts related to oil and gas activity.

This bill will be heard on Thursday, ~10:00 am, April 11, 2011 at the State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO.




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Denver Welcome Party for the National Conference for Media Reform

Join ArgusFest along with local and national media reform activists, authors, and journalists at the Denver Welcome party for the National Conference for Media Reform. Thursday, April 4, Argusfest will host the U.S. Premiere of  the documentary Shadows of Liberty, which looks at how the corporate media misleads the American people. The film will be followed by a discussion with Amy Goodman and Jean-Philippe Tremblay. Then at 9 PM we will have live music featuring Jonny 5 (from the Flobots), Laura Goldhamer, DJ RIPM, and DJ Cavem. National anti-poverty organizer and the 2012 Green Party Vice-Presidential nominee Cheri Honkala will also be joining us to say a few words about the state of our media. It’s going to be a great night with a lot of great people.

 When: Thursday, April 4    7:00 PM – FILM       9:00PM – MUSIC

Where: Mercury Cafe,  2199 California St., Denver

$10-$20 suggested donation

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Senate Committee to hear SCR13-002 – Colorado Health Care Cooperative


The Senate Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) will hear SCR13-002 “Colorado Health Care Cooperative,” which would send the Cooperative to the voters for approval as a Constitutional Amendment in Nov. 2013.

When: Thursday, April 4, 1:30pm
Where: Old Supreme Court Chambers, 2nd Floor, Capitol Building, 200 E Colfax

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Support Longmont – Support House Bill 1269

Please come to the State Capitol
Thursday, March 28, at 10:30 AM.
We need you to help pass legislation
that will make a difference!

We need to show strong support for House Bill 1269.  You may speak if you wish, but you don’t have to. We can speak just as loudly and strongly by filling the hearing room with Coloradans, and especially people from Longmont, who are dissatisfied with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s existing mandate and want change. Continue reading