Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is an alliance for community action empowering people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado since 1980. WCC members are currently working on a number of issues including local foods & agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil & gas and uranium resources.
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On this day in 1920, women won the right to vote in the United States. Honor those who fought and those who keep up the fight for voter equality.
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Western Colorado Congress shared National Park Service's video.
National Park Service
National Park Service celebrates 100 year birthday with FREE ADMISSION to National Parks August 25-28. Where will you #getoutside? #NPS100 ... See MoreSee Less
It's finally here! Experience 0 to 100 with this video in honor of our 100th birthday! #FindYourPark #NPS100 Credit/Author: NPS, Mathew John Soundtrack: Cis Minor, “Today I Am Happy, As Never Before” Footage Provided by: Department of Interior | National Park Service | Florentine Films | Will and Jim Pattiz – More Than Just Parks | Jesse Rosten | Camp 4 Collective and Entropy Boy Productions | Brand USA | Gavin Heffernan | Ryan Light Films| David Lerman | Harun Mehmedinovic – Sky Glow Project | Ian Shive – Tandem Stills + Motion | Ryan Light | Steve Droter | Chris McKechnie
We Speak Imaginese - Free Concert
Montrose Pavillion Conference Center
Join us for a free concert from Colorado's own We Speak Imaginese! This Grand Valley trio melds an eclectic blend of folk, old-time country and bluegrass to form a unique modern sound. Bring a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy!
Western Colorado Congress shared their event.
WCC's Annual Conference is coming up Sept 17th! Get inspired to work for social and environmental justice, learn some new skills, and have some fun!
We've got Colorado's own high-energy bluegrass/folk band, WE SPEAK IMAGINESE, coming for a free evening concert on the Pavilion lawn! ... See MoreSee Less
We Believe in People: WCC's Annual Conference
Get inspired to work for social and environmental justice, and learn some new skills -- and have some fun! We've got Colorado's own high-energy bluegrass/folk band, WE SPEAK IMAGINESE, coming for a free evening concert on the Pavilion lawn! KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jessie Ulibarri has dedicated his life to building an inclusive democracy. As a Colorado State Senator he has been a champion of legislation safeguarding civil liberties. And, at Wellstone Action, he manages national programs dedicated to building a progressive social movement. In his lunchtime address, Jessie will use his personal experiences to illustrate Wellstone's theory of change. AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS include: -Got GOTV? Let's get our neighbors and friends to show up for this November's election! -Capitol Confidential: An insider's view of the state legislature with Sol Malick, WCC's lobbyist in Denver. -What the Tweet? Learn how to maximize your social media presence and increase awareness of the issues important to you. -It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader: Learn how to support each other in leadership roles, brin in new people, and increase our capacity for success! -Meet us at the Intersection of Climate Change and Liberation! Canyon Country Rising Tide will share theri experiences in organizing to stop a proposed tar sands mine in the Bookcliffs, as well as congronting the root causes of climate change on the Colorado Plateau. -The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Is it time to liberate ourselves from the non-profit industrial complex? Come learn the true source of our power as a grassroots organization. WCC ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING will kick-off the day at 9:30 am. We'll be electing a new WCC President and Treasurer as well as considering a number of important resolutions. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: wccongress.org/wcc/upcoming-events/annual-conference/.
RMP Info + Action Meeting #2
Hotchkiss High School
6PM ~ RMP Presentation 6:45-7PM ~ Question & Answer Session 9PM ~ Comment Writing Workshop (Open house format) This is a REPEAT of the highly successful meeting hosted in Paonia last week. This is your chance to learn about the BLM RMP, why it matters so much to the future of our communities on the western slope, and how you can protect your home. The meeting will begin with an information session at 6pm with an open house comment writing workshop to follow. All resources required to submit comment will be provided at the event, however, we encourage you to bring: a laptop computer, copies of past lease sale comment letters, and any other support documents for you to write your comment. We will be asking everyone to submit comment letters at the meeting. SEE YOU THERE! This event is co-sponsored by Citizens for a Healthy Community, Western Colorado Congress, and Western Slope Conservation Center.
The good news: BLM canceled 25 illegal leases in the Thompson Divide. The bad news: they rolled back protections on the 27 other illegal leases around Silt, Rifle and Battlement Mesa.
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We Believe in People
Minimum wage heading to the Nov ballot
Congrats and thanks to WCC members who gathered 1,000+ signatures this summer! Thanks to our work and the efforts of people around the state, Initiative 101 now “appears to be a certainty for the November ballot.”
As the Western Slope’s voice for social, economic and environmental justice, we’re super proud of our WCC members who carried petitions for the past few months in support of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Now we need to WIN the vote November! Find out how you can help.
Western Colorado Congress
134 North Sixth Street
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 256-7650 ph; (970) 245-0686 fax