Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus Urges Trump Administration to Reject Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

August 7, 2018

  (Aug. 7) – The members of the Colorado Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus wrote to Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross today to express their strong opposition to the proposed addition of a citizenship question into the 2020 Census. The deadline for public comments is this evening at 9:59 pm MT. Latinos are the second largest

Rep. Michaelson Jenet Honored for Mental Health Efforts

August 1, 2018

(Aug. 1) – Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, was recently honored by two leading mental health advocacy groups for her efforts to expand access to care and treatment for Coloradans. Rep. Michaelson Jenet recently received the inaugural “Friend of Psychology” award from the Colorado Psychological Association in recognition of her bill entering Colorado into

House Dems Welcome Outdoor Retailer Back to Colorado

July 23, 2018

(July 23) – This January, House Democrats welcomed the Outdoor Retailer show to Colorado and today they welcome them back for the Summer Market. The organizers of the Outdoor Retailer show moved the event from Salt Lake City to Denver in recognition of Colorado’s strong support for the outdoor recreation industry, its forward-thinking conservation policies

Esgar, Hansen Question Treasurer’s Office on Funding Delays

July 23, 2018

(July 23) – Amid conflicting statements from the Colorado Treasurer’s office, the Capital Development Committee (CDC) held a hearing today to discuss the status of funding for priority projects. Last week, House Democratic members of the CDC sent a letter to Treasurer Walker Stapleton expressing concerns about his office’s delay in launching funding for capital

Duran & Becker’s Statement on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

July 10, 2018

(July 9) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “The fate of civil and voting rights, reproductive freedoms and worker protections all hang in the balance with this Supreme Court nominee,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “There’s

Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee Holds Initial Hearing

July 9, 2018

(July 9) – The Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee held its initial hearing today. The hearing focused on the structure of human resources departments at the state capitol.  This was the first of five meetings the committee will hold over the interim to examine and review policies, make recommendations to address sexual harassment and reform

‘Hypocritical and Intellectually Inconsistent’

June 29, 2018

(June 29) – The leaders of the Democratic caucuses in the Colorado legislature asked the state’s U.S. Senators today to try to postpone a Senate vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the retiring Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court until at least January 2019, after the November elections. In a letter addressed

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