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denver

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Petition to MAYOR MICHAEL HANCOCK, ALAN SALAZAR, ALBUS BROOKS, PAUL LOPEZ, CHRISTOPHER HERNDON, MARY BETH SUSMAN, WAYNE NEW, PAUL KASHMANN, JOLON CLARK, Stacie Gilmore, ROBIN KNIECH, RAPHAEL ESPINOZA, Debbie Ortega, KENDRA BLACK, HAPPY HAYNES, TIM O'BRIAN, BETH MCCANN, MICHAEL SAPP, JULIE BONNIWELL

DENVER MAYOR HANCOCK, RESIGN NOW. SEXUAL HARASSMENT, ABUSE OF POWER, IS NOT OK.

TIMES UP HANCOCK!!  Sexual harassment & abuse of power will not be tolerated at any level.TELL DENVER MAYOR HANCOCK TO RESIGN & CITY TO INVESTIGATE_________________________THE DETAILS: On February 27, 2018, Mayor Michael Hancock, the powerful, Mayor of Denver, admitted that he sent "inappropriate" texts to an employee, a female police officer, Leslie Branch-Wise.  She worked as a member of his personal security detail. Hancock was her Boss.SEE NEWS VIDEO:  https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/investigations/denver-mayor-michael-hancock-apologizes-after-police-detective-accuses-him-of-sexual-harassment "YOU MAKE IT HARD ON A BROTHA": A sample of the texts: He asked her if she had ever "taken a pole-dancing course  before?" He warned her, "Be careful! I'm curious." Also,  "Just giving you a hard time. I have to keep you balanced. All I hear from my friends is how fine you are.”   And, "You look sexy in all that black..." and, “You made it hard on a brotha to keep it correct every day.” HE MADE HER SICK: She claimed that his unsolicited texts made her "sick to her stomach"  and that they were "scary." She said that it was sexual harassment.  She said she didn't know who to turn to since he was her boss. She transferred to another detail to escape the harassment. VICTIM BLAMING: Hancock tried to make less of his offenses by doing some victim blaming, saying he thought that they were "friends." He gave this explanation: " I blurred the lines between being a friend and being a boss" and that she didn't tell him, and he didn't know that they "contributed to her pain." DENIES THAT OBSCENE TEXTS WERE HARASSMENT: Hancock offered a belated apology to his victim, as if that would take him off the hook, and surprised everyone when he claimed that his texts did not constitute sexual harassment. His assertion seems out of line with Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and The City and County of Denver's own policies.  DOUBLE STANDARD?: If he were any other city employee he would have been fired. In Denver there is no explicit process to follow when your tormentor is your boss or an elected politician! Coincidence? PROSTITUTES? Hancock reportedly has unresolved past links to stories alleging sexually inappropriate behavior — most notably involving the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring. HOT POTATO? Politicians, bureaucrats, elected officials, Denver City Council people, the Governor,  newspapers, mayoral appointees... perhaps fearing the wrath of Hancock ... are sealing their lips and running for cover. On March 18, 2018, Officer Leslie Branch Wise showed unbelievable courage when she publicly called for the city council to investigate Denver Mayor Hancock's sexual harassment of her. City Councilman Albus Brooks said there were no disputed issues. WRONG. The Mayor says what he did was not sexual harassment but blurred lines.  Sexual harassers  often refuse to admit that what they do is sexual harassment. They tell their victims  that they are sorry and promise not to do it again. That is an old story for victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse.  Victims are afraid that they will not be believed or that there will be retaliation.They believe, and it appears rightly so , that their company or agency will turn on them in favor of protecting "the boss":  DENVER CITY COUNCIL SEEMS TO BE COVERING UP FOR THE MAYOR? See the latest Chanel 7 video with Leslie Branch wise: https://tinyurl.com/y8w27bha_________________________________________________________________________TITIP HOT LINE: Do you have a HOT TIP or a story to share about sex harassment or abuse in Denver government? EMAIL local, award winning, investigative journalist Julie Hayden: julie@glendalecherrycreek.com. _________________________________________________________________________WE WILL NOT LET IT  "GO AWAY" BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP:PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION:  1.  TELL DENVER MAYOR  MICHAEL HANCOCK TO RESIGN NOW...AND 2.  CALL ON DENVER CITY COUNCIL TO FUND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION, RETALIATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE HANCOCK ADMINISTRATION.  3. COME TO OUR RALLY AT MAYOR HANCOCK'S CABINET IN THE COMMUNITY, SATURDAY MARCH 24, 8:30AM - 11:00. EXDO EVENT CENTER 1399 35TH ST, DENVER 80205.__________________________________________ Thank you. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=timesuphancock&filters_rp_author=%7B%22name%22%3A%22author_friends_groups%22%2C%22args%22%3A%22%22%7D 

#Times Up Hancock
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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Colorado State Legislature and Denver City Council

Make Lemonade Stands Legal for Kids in Colorado

Sign the petition to take a stand for kids lemonade stands to make them legal for our children in Colorado! And across the country! We are making progress. Your signature matters- thank you! After a whirlwind summer that began when my three little boys' neighborhood charity lemonade stand was shut down by police and we were told we needed multiple permits, we have since taken a stand!  I recently met with a Colorado State Senator who has agreed to work on 2019 legislation, "Legalize Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids." I spoke at Denver City Council's Public Forum, and they too are working on changing the laws for Denver. New York has announced they will make updates. We can do this, one city and state at a time!  To STAY INFORMED about updates on the progress of law changes, media changes, and news across the country, sign up for our mailing list at http://www.lemonadestandmama.com or email: lemonadestandmama@gmail.com. We need LOTS OF HELP to make this happen. JOIN US! I will also be providing updates on: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lemonadestandmama Twitter: https://twitter.com/lemonadestandma Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lemonadestandmama  Recent National Media: CBS This Morning July 24, 2018 The Wall Street Journal July 23, 2018 Fox and Friends July 24, 2018 In 2017, Austin Texas and the state of Utah signed laws to make occasional childhood lemonade stands safe and legal for our kids. Our kids deserve this protection in Colorado too, and across the country! Utah Lemonade Stand Law Passes Austin Texas 2017- City Council Law Change- Kids Lemonade Stands Now Legal  A childhood lemonade stand is symbolic of many of the values that this country was founded upon, including valuable lessons of entrepreneurship and charity. We want to encourage the future leaders of our nation. Did you have to worry about permit laws during your childhood lemonade stands? I know that thought never occurred to me, until we learned the hard way. Thank you for signing this! Lemonade Stand Mama, lemonadestandmama@gmail.com

Jennifer Knowles #LemonadeStandMama
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