Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) met with former President Trump yesterday at his county club in New Jersey.
Under Pressure From Conservatives to Restrict Voter Access, GOP Election Expert Praises CO Voting System
Appearing with two other conservative pundits on an online panel, Republican Matt Crane, the executive director of the Colorado County Clerks Association, defended Colorado’s election system and celebrated the state’s role as a leader in adopting safe and convenient voting systems and as an adviser to other states in adopting reforms that broaden ballot access for voters.
At a recent congressional hearing on America’s so-called “labor shortage,” megabanker Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, offered this insight: “People actually have a lot of money, and they don’t particularly feel like going back to work.”
The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted on Thursday to advance a resolution sponsored by Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette to nullify a Trump administration rollback of federal environmental regulations limiting methane emissions from oil and gas infrastructure.
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) have joined more than 40 of their senatorial colleagues in introducing a bill that would guarantee the right to abortion across the country. This would provide a critical safeguard if the Supreme Court attempts to undermine Roe v. Wade.
CO Legislature Passes Bill To Help People of Color and Other Underserved Communities Access Outdoor Areas
A bill passed the Colorado General Assembly June 4 creating a grant program designed to help boost access for underserved communities to outdoor areas like state parks and public lands and give them opportunities to do activities like hiking.
“Coloradans need identification documents for many reasons, and generally need several documents proving name, age, identity, and citizenship in order to get a Colorado-issued identification card,” said state Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-Pueblo), who sponsored legislation, passed by the Colorado House Monday, that would help Colorado residents get a state-issued identification card. “Without an identification card, Colorado residents cannot open bank accounts, cash a check, pick up a prescription, or access health care, housing, employment, and public benefits. During this economic crisis with thousands of Coloradans losing their jobs, healthcare, and even their housing, we must do everything we can to make it easier for folks to get back on their feet. And that includes ensuring that the cost of an ID is not a barrier to getting back to work.”
Many Coloradans will recall voting on “Amendments Y and Z” in 2018. The measures, which won the approval of voters, established an independent, bipartisan commission to facilitate the state redistricting process every ten years, with Amendment Y devoted to Colorado’s congressional districts, and Amendment Z to its state legislative districts. Up until then, all members of Colorado’s redistricting committee were chosen by political officials.
Editor’s Note: This op-ed was submitted by Paul Dragu, Communications Director for the John Birch Society (JBS), in response to a Colorado Times Recorder article published on May 27, 2021 titled “John Birch Society Speaker Defends Chilean Dictator Pinochet to Colorado Conservatives.”