Economic & Social Justice
John and Chris helped with the campaign mobile!

Running for City council in District 2 made things quite busy over the past month or so.   Although I didn’t win (sigh of relief) I was quite content that, with all on my plate, I was going to have time to finish all the projects in the works.  With 3 houses (2 to renovate), a book being written and all the involvement with Eastside Action Support Team it’s been enough to keep me and others plenty busy.   People were surprised that with very little campaigning and being an “outsider” I still managed to get within 200 votes of winning.    The voter turnout was lacking and that’s indicative of the Nation.  I think people have all but given up thinking things can change.  I would like to thank the Builders Association for sponsoring me and believing in my vision!

It was disappointing that more new blood didn’t’ get in this election.   This election could have brought an injection of excitement and change but it was the same old, same old.   Let’s hope something sparks this group because it’s going to be a real uphill battle to ensure Pueblo has the vision to make it better.   The city is known for its musicians & artists.  The people are friendly and, like every city, it has pockets and neighborhoods seriously neglected.  If we can work on reviving neighborhoods and save a few children from drugs and crime we will have done our work here.   Myself, I think the city missed the mark when it (more…)

Patrick with the beautiful 'V' in the background.

Over the past year OTR has been renovating 3 homes in East Pueblo to get them ready for creative space for kids and adults to enjoy music, art, gardening and media.  The 3 house was donated making 812, 816 & 824 all designated to finding kids passion.  Once completed the 3 houses will be open for everyone to enjoy music, hang out, learn, educate and create.  Our media house will have a radio station, and hopefully one day, a recording studio.   East Pueblo is changing and plenty of homes are having the boards removed and are now alive with activity and new homeowners.  A world class skatepark is going in only a couple blocks away.  Bike trails and parks are numerous on the Eastside and we’re working with our Foundation & the E.A.S.T. group (more…)

Columbus Day Protest

Salvatore Pace and Janet Wilson

Fiesta Day Parade was fantastic this year! The streets were lined with tons of people…it was probably one of the most well attended parades in which we’d  participated. We got lots of cheers as we rolled though the streets, especially when people saw the revolutionary side of the ‘V’ where all the hero’s reside (thanks to Brett & Alais). We got lucky following a live band who played some great music as we rolled down the streets. Thanks to Salvatore Pace and John Camilli (more…)

She made the leap in Pueblo to join the race in a run for City Council District 2.   We need strong representation and it appeared that no one was stepping up (other than one guy who’d already been in council) so the wheels are in motion.  It’s critical that we have visionaries and doers to make positive change in Pueblo!

People with deep pockets



Usury Free Dollars are next on the agenda in Pueblo

August 9th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo - (Comments Off)
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Thanks to our local (and amazing) artist Brett Jones we will have our own currency in Pueblo coming soon. He’s doing a great job mimicking the mural hero’s on the ‘V’ for the notes.

Check it out….


O.P. Social Media

Our guest Bob Ballard arrived from California and played guitar and sang along the Pueblo RiverWalk on Friday.  Pueblo House collaborated with Operation Paintbrush from NeighborWorks (who are fixing and painting  2 blocks of homes on the Eastside of Pueblo) to do a fundraiser.  Then, on Saturday he performed at “The Daily Grind” on Union Ave. where he gave another stellar performance.  Bob writes his own songs and you can’t help but find yourself humming and singing them long after the music stops. (more…)

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Check out this video of a Pueblo City Council meeting July 7th. While it’s a bit long (I didn’t edit any of the meeting itself) I wanted everyone to see and hear exactly what happened.  There’s no doubt, for who’s benefit this was done.  Pertinent information was input to show what “actually was said at the time or copies of documents to show the actual truth”,  Clearly they were  misinformed or deliberately lying. In the case of our city council person (more…)

Artists give the ‘V’ a makeover!

July 4th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off)
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We are in awe with the progress that’s taking place on the infamous ‘V’. It was a lot of work removing the mountains of tape which secured the posters on one side of the ‘V’.  No matter how hard we tried, keeping it in tact and looking nice was difficult. The weather had played its toll on it for the past months as it mainly sat (other than a couple day or weekend adventures & the odd protest) in the backyard of Pueblo House. No longer will the pieces of posters being flying off as we occupy the roads!   All the stickers ad  posters have been removed.  The artists Alais Clay (from Denver) and Brett Jones (from Utah) have painstakingly removed all traces of stickers, cleaned, scraped and sanded this beautiful beast and have now transformed it into a work of art for all to see.   Everyone around the Country will be able to enjoy for years to come.   We don’t know how to thank these artists enough.   (more…)

No, No…GMO protest

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Colorado | Monsanto Rally | Pueblo | Rally - (Comments Off)

It was a fantastic day to spread the news about Monsanto and let shoppers know what’s really up with their food. Some of course have no interest…even though they have no idea what your talking about, protesting and don’t care to know. But, those that honked, listened and cared were plentiful. Every year we reach more people to help the cause and this was no exception. (more…)