There are plenty of reasons to oppose State Rep. Dave Williams’ (R-Colorado Springs) anti-sanctuary bill. Sanctuary cities are safer than non-sanctuary cities, undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S. citizens, and the bill would place an unfunded burden on local law-enforcement, to name a few. But I want to focus on something else: hypocrisy.
District 59’s GOP representative J Paul Brown (R) is apparently a big fan of Cliven Bundy, the freeloading rancher who wants taxpayers to fund his ranching because he apparently isn’t very good at it. Bundy is also a racist, as the following quote illustrates:
Last week 20 of Colorado’s prominent economists from universities and research institutions penned a letter in support of Amendment 70, which would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 to $12 by 2020.
Last week several of the state’s public interest groups, including The Bell Policy Center, The Colorado Fiscal Institute, New Era Colorado, Conservation Colorado, and ProgressNow Colorado came out in opposition of Amendment 71.
Coloradans will have the chance to vote on the medical aid in dying initiative, Proposition 106, this November. The measure would allow terminally ill patients who suffer from painful conditions to shorten the dying process by taking prescribed medication.
Clergy and communities of faith will gather this week to examine the religious reasons to support Amendment 70, which would raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020.
One Coloardo, the state’s leading advocacy group for Lesban, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer rights, released their endorsements for the November election last week. The bipartisan list includes 50 of the state’s leaders who would work to achieve equality for LGBTQ residents and their families.
Despite recently reporting low contributions, the campaign against raising Colorado’s minimum wage has paid for over $2 million in TV advertisements, according to Colorado Families for a Fair Wage.
The campaign, called “This is Why We Vote,” calls on the Millennial Generation to make their voices heard by showing up to the polls this November. The video points out that millennials will make up one in three eligible voters in the coming election.