‘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

CCRD Rescue Goes Into Effect Sunday

June 28, 2018

(June 28) – Legislation that preserves a strong and effective Colorado Civil Rights Division, the agency charged with protecting Coloradans from discrimination since 1951, is going into effect on July 1, the beginning of the state’s 2018-19 fiscal year. “By protecting a strong Civil Rights Division and Commission, we protect Coloradans from discrimination in employment,

‘A Sad Day in America’

June 27, 2018

Duran, Becker Dismayed by Supreme Court Ruling Undermining Collective Bargaining (June 27) – House leaders expressed dismay today after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing public employees to opt out of union dues. “This disappointing ruling is a setback for collective bargaining all across America,” Speaker Crisanta Duran said. “For more than a century, organized

SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision Sends Wrong Message

June 26, 2018

(June 26) – In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to President Trump’s travel ban that discriminates against people from Muslim majority countries. “It is deeply disappointing that the highest court in the land just ruled in favor of discrimination,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Whether it’s banning Muslims from our shores or