Ready, Set, Action: Rally for Reproductive Freedom March 16

Drink for a cause this week.
Sarah Cowell
Drink for a cause this week.
The Colorado Legislature is halfway through its session, so action inside the State Capitol will heat up this week. But the action will heat up outside, too, with rallies and protests. Keep reading for twelve ways to get active at political and educational events this week.

Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Stakeouts to Save Our Health Care

1125 17th Street
Members of MoveOn.Org and allied activists will stage two twelve-hour "Stakeouts to Save Our Health Care" outside Senator Cory Gardner's downtown Denver office. Similar actions will be held outside political offices around the country; for a complete list, go to

Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m. to noon

Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice Coalition Lobby Day
Colorado State Capitol
Join Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, Boulder Valley Women's Health, Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the Freedom Fund, AAUW and the ACLU of Colorado as they join forces at the Colorado State Capitol to fight for abortion and birth-control access. RSVP here.

Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Senator Michael Bennet Town Hall
Tesla Education Center, 2560 International CIR, Colorado Springs

Senator Michael Bennet is holding a town hall in Colorado Springs to listen to Coloradan's questions and concerns; space is limited. After his Colorado Springs town hall, he'll host one in Pueblo; on Friday, he'll be in Grand Junciton. Go to Bennet's Facebook page for updates.

Thursday, March 16, noon
Freedom Defense Act
Colorado State Capitol
The Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act goes before the Judiciary committee at 1:30 p.m.; representatives Joe Salazar and Daneya Esgar, who are sponsoring the bill, will be at a rally to support the proposal at noon. For more information, go to the Facebook event page or e-mail [email protected]

Thursday, March 16, 4 to 10 p.m.
Cerebral Brewing: Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
1477 Monroe Street
Between 4 and 10 p.m., $1 of every beer purchased at Cerebral Brewing will be donated to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. In addition to beer for a cause, Cerebral will have raffles, prizes and cake to honor the occasion.

Keep reading for more events this week.