Colorado health care advocates defended the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Monday, the day before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments for California v. Texas, a case that will decide the fate of the ACA. The GOP and Donald Trump have supported the lawsuit that became California v. Texas in an effort to repeal the act.
Sean Price is a writer for the Colorado Times Recorder based in Denver, Colorado. He studied political science and journalism at Gonzaga University. Reach him by email at [email protected]
Colorado News Collaborative (COLab), a coalition of 60 Colorado newsrooms, released an interactive voter guide this month featuring articles from across the state about Colorado ballot measures, state house and senate elections, and U.S. senate and house races.
The Non-Violins Marching Band (NVMB), a local advocacy group whose name is a play on ‘nonviolence’ and the fact that the group plays violas, filmed a video urging Coloradans to get out and vote, specifically voting by mail, in the 2020 General Election.
Leaders of Color Collaborative (LCC), a coalition of directors of color from Colorado progressive organizations, released the Racial Justice Ballot Guide Thursday.
Progressive & Conservative Groups–and News Outlets–Issue Guides to Help You Navigate Colorado Ballot
Colorado ballots are being sent out to all registered voters. With ballots come ballot guides, and the Colorado Times Recorder has compiled a list of major Colorado voter guides that have been released by progressive and conservative organizations as well as by media outlets and the state of Colorado.
Proposition 113 asks Colorado voters to approve adding the state to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). States signed to the NPVIC would pledge their electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote, but only if their combined number of electoral votes totaled more than 270. Including Colorado, that number is currently at 196 electoral votes.
Since the beginning of September, the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent approximately $10,000 weekly on Facebook ads in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. The ads have been viewed around three million times.
In a protest calling for the complete removal of William Perry Pendley from any position at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Progress Now Colorado, a progressive advocacy organization, used a powerful projector to beam the phrase “FIRE PENDLEY” on the building housing the office of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO).
Democratic members of Colorado’s Senate and House are calling for a congressional investigation into a whistleblower complaint filed earlier this month stating that immigrants received forced hysterectomies while detained at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia.