With national policy changes happening almost every day (and often announced on Twitter, of all places), ingesting news from D.C. can feel like drinking out of a fire hose. Try to apply that news locally, and you’ll wind up even more overwhelmed. Here to help is Joining Vision and Action, a nonprofit social-enterprise group based in Denver. On Wednesday, August 9, JVA will assemble a panel of local policy experts — including representatives from the mayor’s office, the Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition and Conservation Colorado, among others — who will speak about the impacts that the federal budget, set to pass on October 1, could have on social services, climate change and defense policy, all with an eye toward local communities. Panelists will also offer advice on how to make sure the causes near and dear to your heart remain supported. Trump Budget: An Information and Action Session begins at 5:30 p.m. at JVA, 2465 Sheridan Boulevard. Attendance is free; RSVP at joiningvisionandaction.com.