Today I joined my good friend Dr. Anne Courtright who is a long time member of the League of Women Voters of Pueblo. She and others put on a luncheon meeting at the Renaissance Restaurant where guest speaker Marguerite Salazar gave a talk on the “Affordable Health Care Act”. Ms Salazar served as President/CEO of Valley Wide Health Services, Inc. (VWHS) since 1989. (more…)
Last night City Council meeting in Pueblo was appalling. With standing room only and then some being turned away everyone was eager to hear about 2 important issues:
1) Relating to Employment Benefits for Same Gender Domestic Partners
2) Amending Citizens United on the ballot
Neither of which was passed and both removed “indefinitely”. (more…)
Attended the Young Dem’s meeting on Friday evening so we could let them know about “Pueblo House” and how Occupy Pueblo is regrouping and growing. The meeting was prompt and organized and timely. The meeting was held at the Cock & Bull Tavern in old Pueblo. The meeting was held downstairs and afterward music was played upstairs (oldies-beattles + elvis). It was a great meeting and wonderful to meet such a dedicated team. (more…)
It was a great day for the “V” as she rolled through the streets of Pueblo adorned with it’s own sombrero and sunglasses. The spectators were plentiful and the weather gorgeous. We could have used 1000 more pamphlets and absolutely more candy for the kids. The pamphlets gave information about OTR, Pueblo House & Occupy Pueblo. The postcards we gave out talked about Bradley Manning and why he’s being held. We felt a good education was done on behalf of “Occupy”. (more…)
Tino and volunteers were busy working on the house while I was away being occupied by other things. Big thanks to David and Brandi for coming all the way from Fort Collins to help with the house and yard sale.
All our local volunteers were very hands on: Anne C, Anne B, Cheryl M, Don P., Glen B, Dr’s Pam & Gary P, Charles & Georgine B., Josh & Skiv and anyone I might have missed for helping with the yard sales and house reno’s. We could not have done all of this without you. (more…)
Loretta, who writes for the Pueblo Chieftan newspaper, came out yesterday to interview both Tino and I about the “little red house” known as “Pueblo House”. This little gem was recently donated to us. Much work is still to be done and funds are sparse. We hope this will bring us much needed donations so we can continue to improve this gem. (more…)
Bring and donate your stuff to our yard sale (scheduled for Aug. 17th + 18th) with all proceeds going to help the renovations costs for this “Pueblo House”. We are a non-profit, reaching out to the community to help make this project successful. We need a new roof, wiring and plumbing. We’re asking the community to pitch in. The yard sale is going to bring in much needed funding. All donations welcome and can be dropped off at the house any day prior to the event. Call us if you need us to pick something up and we’ll try to arrange it. (more…)
Anyone and everyone is welcome to come to Pueblo to help work on the “little red house”. We managed to get this little piece of history in a very cool spot next to a community garden. Since arriving end of July there’s been an outpouring of help and offers to make this little house into something very special. (more…)
After arriving on Monday it’s been a whirlwind of excitement and a pouring out of offers to help renovate this little red house which was donated recently. We would like to thank Mark Carlos for giving us this house and an opportunity to show the community what we’re about. Pueblo, CO will be South Colorado Hub (SOCO) for Occupy. Since posting the information we’re happy to report that the community has come together in a great way to ensure we have the necessary tools to get the job done. (more…)
We rolled into Pueblo and found ourselves a busy corner with a large parking lot. And since it was Sat. evening we decided it was safe to be parked at this, now closed, money/check place and do a little advertising :).
Word was sent out that we were in town looking for the occupiers. Shortly we received word from someone that the occupy in Pueblo was winding down and had very few members left. No meetings were being held, but we reached out on twitter in hope that someone would find us. (more…)