Nearly a hundred people showed up to the office of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) today to protest his lack of action on gun violence in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL, where 17 students and teachers were murdered.
WATCH: In “Just the Facts” Facebook post, Colorado sheriff says it’s hypocritical to support gun control and abortion rights
In the wake the Parkland, FL school shooting last week, Garfield County sheriff Lou Valario posted a live feed to his Facebook page in a bimonthly regular update from the Sheriff’s office called “Just the Facts,” which is broadcast live on Facebook.
Anti-abortion bills defeated after women speak out about their personal experiences at Colorado’s Capitol
Two bills seeking to curtail access to abortion were defeated in Colorado’s state legislature today following a press conference during which several reproductive rights advocates spoke out–including some who explained how access to safe and legal abortion has been crucial in their personal lives.
The 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off today in Maryland. It features a lengthy list of speakers and panels, including NRA President Wayne LaPierre, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence. You can watch the livestream here. Coloradans, though, may be more interested in tomorrow’s program, which not only features former Congressman Bob Beauprez interviewing two Trump cabinet members, but also two live events taking place locally at Lakewood’s Colorado Christian University. Tickets for the Friday events at CCU are available here. Here’s a rundown of all the Colorado-related events:
Multiple pieces of legislation seeking to limit access to abortion have been proposed in Colorado’s General Assembly, driving reproductive rights advocates to plan a rally in opposition at the Capitol Thursday.
At a debate sponsored by the Colorado Business Roundtable this morning, Republican gubernatorial candidates uniformly blamed a lack of leadership for the state’s inability to fund transportation-related upgrades.
Coffman backtracks on support for Dream Act, calling the bill “unrealistic” even though he’s voted repeatedly for Hail Mary legislation
During a raucous town hall meeting Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) backed off a pledge of support for the Dream Act, which he co-sponsored just last year.
Former GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo’s departure from the gubernatorial race raised the question of whether Arapahoe-area District Attorney George Brauchler might have defeated Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, if Brauchler hadn’t abandoned his quest to be governor in favor of running for Colorado attorney general.
Evangelical leader cheers Gardner and other lawmakers for getting a perfect score from SPLC-designated hate group
In a ColoradoPolitics.com opinion piece today, one of Colorado’s evangelical leaders applauds Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Representatives Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn, and Scott Tipton for their 100 percent “pro-family rating” from the Family Research Council, which has been designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) emailed a fundraising appeal yesterday, invoking Trump and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to entice donors to support the Make America Great Again agenda.