Appearing at a campaign stop at the Copper Rail Bar and Grill in Brighton on Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, who will be competing against election conspiracist and insurrectionist Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) in the June 28 primary, denounced Colorado’s newly passed law that guarantees the right to an abortion in state statute.
Heidi Beedle is a former soldier, educator, activist, and animal welfare worker. She received a Bachelor’s in English from UCCS. She has worked as a freelance and staff writer for the Colorado Springs Independent covering LGBTQ issues, nuclear disasters, cattle mutilations, and social movements. She currently covers reproductive justice and politics for the Colorado Times Recorder.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story used the term “Censured” in the headline, which is a separate board process not related to removing Ivy Liu as Treasurer and from committee assignments. The Colorado Times Recorder apologizes for the inaccuracy.The District 49 Board of Education in Colorado Springs voted 3-2 to take action against Treasurer Ivy Liu for public statements and Facebook posts that they claim led to harassment campaigns against board members and a “toxic” environment. The board voted to remove Liu from all assignments following Wednesday’s executive session.
In the wake of the passage of the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), which codified the right to an abortion in state law, Republican county commissioners in Park and Weld Counties have introduced proclamations to make their counties “pro-life sanctuary counties” in Colorado.
Members of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition and Green Latinos Colorado gathered at the Peaks N Pines Brewery in Fountain to celebrate the passage of a bill that would ban the sale of products containing PFAS chemicals in Colorado.
Last Tuesday, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk took on “the queer agenda” during a stop at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of his Educate Don’t Mandate Tour. Kirk recently appeared in Colorado Springs at Fervent Church to promote TPUSA Faith, which will work with local churches to promote TPUSA’s brand of youth-focused conservative politics.
A recent District 49 Board of Education meeting featured threatening letters to board members, community members outraged over social and emotional learning (SEL), and faith-based transphobia from board member Jamilynn D’Avola.
During this Saturday’s Colorado Republican assembly, which saw election-conspiracist candidates like Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters and Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) get top billing on June’s primary ballot, Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock), seconded a motion to nominate FEC United founder Joe Oltmann for governor.
Teresa Diamond, the executive director of CHOICES, an anti-abortion pregnancy center with two locations in Teller County, appeared on Monday’s Truth & Liberty livecast with Richard Harris, the executive director of the Truth & Liberty Coalition, and Mark Cowart, the pastor of Church For All Nations in Colorado Springs, to discuss the services offered by CHOICES. The Truth & Liberty Coalition is a conservative activist group aligned with Andrew Wommack’s ministries, which clashed with Colorado public health officials over COVID policies last year and is known for its conservative politics. Harris, who began the livecast by urging viewers to read the latest Mesa County election report, has appeared at election conspiracy events across Colorado, most recently at Tuesday’s Capitol rally with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
While Mike Lindell was spreading election conspiracy theories at the state Capitol yesterday, the El Paso County Commissioners experienced their own version of “stop the steal” as activists took advantage of the comment section of the commissioners’ meeting.
Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) headlined a “Rally to Resist Roe” at the Colorado Capitol Saturday, alongside pastors Jeremy Ueberroth, of Emmaus Road Reformed Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, and Jeff Durbin of End Abortion Now in Mesa, Arizona. Approximately 100 people attended the event, where speakers encouraged the audience to continue to fight against abortion and work to elect anti-abortion candidates office.