Having grown up in this once liberty-loving state I am struggling with the speed at which our lawmakers are turning us into Venezuela. But I am encouraged by the organic battles that are springing up around Colorado to fight back. And Independence is helping.
The passage of SB-181 is a direct attack on the oil and gas industry in Colorado. To be more specific, it is a direct attack on the working people of Weld County, which produces 90% of Colorado’s oil and gas. And the people of Weld County are now recalling their State House Representative. If successful, the recall would not change control of our Socialist legislature, but it would show we can fight back and win. In my Denver Post column republished here on Complete Colorado’s Page Two, I compared it to the Doolittle Raid against Japan in World War II.
Our crowd-funding platform freedomfy.com helped kick off their effort. They were looking for $2,500 to kick-start their recall effort. Within two days they raised $3,000 thanks to average folks giving via freeedomfy.
Colorado is now part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, leading us to the point where California now tells our presidential electors which way to vote for US President. And the grassroots is rising up against this one too. There is a citizen’s effort to refer the new law directly to the people for an up-or-down vote.
These folks wanted to raise $15,000 to pay for the printing of the needed petition forms. Within a week, freedomfy helped them raise over $23,000.
And now some super-ambitious folks want to recall Governor Polis (perhaps a goal too far?). They launched a freedomfy campaign and have raised $16,000 in just a few days.
We created freedomfy because conservatives and libertarians needed a safe space of their own in an increasingly hostile online world. Unlike other platforms, freedomfy users won’t be silenced by the arbiters of speech that run so many online sites. Think of it as GoFundMe for those who want to amplify freedom – thus freedomfy.
None of these organic uprisings can happen without funding, obviously, but they also can’t happen without people. freedomfy.com connects grassroots activists together. The anti-National Popular Vote and recall folks were able to connect with hundreds of potential petition volunteers when they came out of the woodwork to donate some cash.
Let me steal from the left’s squishy vocabulary. Thanks to freedomfy we are building community through activism. I hope you’ll check it out and help some of your favorite causes – or start your own brush fire by launching your own campaign.
And finally, do not forget about Founders’ Night! If you want to attend the party of the year, don’t forget to RSVP online or email Shari Hanrahan at Shari@i2i.org. This year’s keynote is Dave Rubin, host of The Rubin Report and member of the “Intellectual Dark Web.” Join us as we hear all about the 21st century battle raging online.