Herod Responds to Latest GOP Effort to Weaken CCRD

April 20, 2018

(April 19) – Rep. Leslie Herod said today that she shares concerns about a continuing Republican effort to weaken the Colorado Civil Rights Division. Rep. Herod, D-Denver, is a prime sponsor, with Speaker Crisanta Duran, of HB18-1256, a bill to continue the CCRD, a resource for individuals who face discrimination, including Coloradans of color, LGBTQ

Duran Voices ‘Serious Concerns’ on CCRD Changes

April 19, 2018

(April 19) – Speaker Crisanta Duran reacted today to Senate amendments to HB18-1256, a bill to continue the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Civil Rights Division. Here is her statement: “Our goal is to ensure that Coloradans have the right to work and live in Colorado without fear of discrimination and harassment in their jobs

Civil Rights Division Bill Passes House

March 21, 2018

(March 21) – House Democrats overcame a continuing Republican attack on the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the commission that oversees it when a bill to continue the agency passed the House today on a 36-26 vote. HB18-1256, sponsored by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Leslie Herod, reauthorizes the CCRD, which each year investigates hundreds

‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Passes First Committee 

March 20, 2018

‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Passes First Committee (March 20) – A bill by Reps. Paul Rosenthal and Dafna Michaelson Jenet to ban so-called “conversion therapy” on minors passed the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee today. “Conversion therapy” is a dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or suppressing a

House Dems Stand Up for Civil Rights in CO

March 20, 2018

(March 20) – House Democrats held fast today as the body gave voice-vote approval to reauthorize the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the commission that oversees it, beating back yet another Republican effort to weaken the agency. HB18-1256, sponsored by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Leslie Herod, reauthorizes and funds the CCRD, which each year

Fight to Save Civil Rights Division Continues

March 14, 2018

(March 13) – The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill today led by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Leslie Herod to save the Colorado Civil Rights Division and Commission. Today’s action takes place against the backdrop of a Republican effort to defund the CCRD through the budget-making process. Currently the CCRD will run out of