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

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,

House Democrats React to SCOTUS Decision in Masterpiece Cake Case

June 4, 2018

 (June 4) – In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Masterpiece case, House Democrats released statements reacting to the decision: “While I’m disappointed that we didn’t see a clear decision in support of civil rights today, it’s important to recognize that this is a narrow holding, and our statewide protections against

Signed: Civil Rights Protections for All Coloradans

May 22, 2018

(May 22) – Closing one of the more drawn-out dramas of the 2018 legislative session, Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed into law Speaker Crisanta Duran’s bill to continue the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the commission that supervises it. “There are times we must plant our feet and stand firm for a just result,” said

Bipartisan Accord Saves a Strong CCRD

May 10, 2018

(May 9) – After months of wrangling, Democrats finally secured a bipartisan, bicameral agreement tonight that preserves a strong and effective Colorado Civil Rights Division, which each year investigates hundreds of claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other factors.   “I’m proud that we were able to

Speaker Duran & Rep. Herod Statement on CCRD

April 27, 2018

(April 27) – House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver and Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver issued the following statement regarding the Colorado Civil Rights Division and Commission: “We have always advocated for a clean reauthorization of the Commission because it is fulfilling its purpose – to ensure that Coloradans’ rights are protected regardless of where they’re from,

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

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