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

Arndt-Singer Bill to Improve Drivers License Program Now Law

May 29, 2018

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law today a bipartisan bill by Rep. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, and Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont to improve the Colorado immigrant driver’s license program. SB18-108 removes obstacles that have restricted access to a program launched in 2013 to provide driver’s licenses to all Colorado residents, regardless of

Support for Hick’s Challenge to DACA Repeal

September 13, 2017

(Sept. 13) – The Colorado Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus praised the decision announced today by Gov. John Hickenlooper to add Colorado to the list of states challenging the Trump administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The caucus also joined with Latino legislative leaders across the country in pushing for action on

‘We Are With Dreamers’

August 30, 2017

(Aug. 30) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and eight other members of the House Democratic caucus have added their names to a “We Are With Dreamers” declaration signed by more than 1,860 elected officials and faith, civic and law enforcement leaders across the country. The declaration, released today, urges President Trump to preserve the Deferred Action

Duran Statement on DACA: ‘More Important Than Ever’

August 15, 2017

(Aug. 15) – On the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Speaker Crisanta Duran issued the following statement: “It’s more important than ever to protect this program, which has made such a difference for many people’s lives. “Several states are suing to end the program, and if Attorney General Jeff sessions

No Tolerance for Intolerance

May 4, 2017

(May 3) – A bill to force Colorado law enforcement agencies to do the work of federal immigration agents died today in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. SB17-281, sponsored in the House by Reps. Dave Williams, R-Colorado Springs, and Phil Covarrubias, R-Brighton, revived a bill killed earlier this year that would have violated

‘We Are a Nation of Many’

March 22, 2017

(March 22) – In the first real floor fight of the session, the Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act by Reps. Joe Salazar and Daneya Esgar earned initial approval from the House on second reading this morning. The bill protects Colorado state agencies from being forced to participate in overreaching federal programs targeting religious or ethnic

Colorado Freedom Defense Act

March 17, 2017

(March 16) – The Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act by Reps. Joe Salazar and Daneya Esgar earned approval from the House Judiciary Committee this evening with a 7-4 vote. The bill protects Coloradans against federal overreach targeting various Colorado communities and ensures the state never has a repeat of its tragic history regarding Japanese internment

Dems Call Out President’s Push to Isolate America

January 31, 2017

(Jan. 30) – House Democrats are introducing a resolution today opposing President Donald Trump’s recent executive order pertaining to various visa holders that is currently roiling the country. House Democrats also indicated that they would bring forward more measures in the coming days responding to Trump’s offensive against minorities, immigrants, refugees, women and others. “In

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