Supporters of essential workers, presumably on the political left, will rally at the Colorado state Capitol at 1 p.m. Saturday, “demonstrating from the safety of our cars.”

The Rise Up Colorado Coalition is putting on the demonstration called the People’s Rally. Opponents of the pandemic shutdown have put on demonstrations for looser restrictions at the statehouse in Denver, including one at noon Friday.

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The organizations behind the event include Together Colorado, 9to5 Colorado, United For A New Economy, the Colorado AFL-CIO, the Colorado Education Association, Colorado Working Families, Service Employees International Union Local 105 and the Colorado People’s Alliance.

Organizers of the Saturday event said on Facebook, “[W]e will show our support for essential workers and make a public push for our new normal — one where our essential workers, people of color, poor people, and immigrants are treated with human dignity.

“During this critical moment in our history, we can create a society that works for all of us. It’s time for a people’s comeback!”

Those planning to attend can RSVP at

Cars will rally in a caravan, but participants will still be encouraged to cover their faces “to show solidarity and respect for frontline workers.” People are encouraged by organizers to decorate their vehicles to support health care, home care and other workers who have continued to work through the crisis.

“Please don’t make an unnecessary trip to the store,” they said on Facebook. “If you want a sign and don’t have the ability to make one, you can drive by Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to pick up a pre-made sign.”

Contact Joey Bunch at or follow him on Twitter @joeybunch.

Contact Joey Bunch at or follow him on Twitter @joeybunch.

Colorado Politics senior political reporter

Joey Bunch is the senior correspondent and deputy managing editor of Colorado Politics. His 32-year career includes the last 16 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and he is a two-time finalist.

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