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

Bipartisan Support for the Rights of Disabled Parents

March 20, 2018

(March 20) – Rep. Jessie Danielson’s bill to prohibit discrimination against the parenting rights of disabled Coloradans cleared the House of Representatives today. HB18-1104 passed the House on a 47-14 vote. The bill prohibits a parent’s disability from serving as the basis for denying or restricting custody, visitation, adoption, foster care or guardianship of a

Civil Rights Division Wins Strong Bipartisan Support

February 21, 2018

(Feb. 20) — The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-1 today to introduce a bill reauthorizing the Colorado Civil Rights Division & Commission, in a strong bipartisan recognition of the important role the agency plays in protecting Coloradans against discrimination. After a number of Republican amendments to weaken the CCRD were defeated by the Democratic majority

GOP Blocks Funding for CO Civil Rights Division

February 8, 2018

(Feb. 8) – Republicans on the legislative Joint Budget Committee blocked funding this afternoon to the Colorado Civil Rights Division, which investigates claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other factors. “The GOP JBC members are undermining key protections for Coloradans against discrimination,” said Speaker