As this year’s legislative session kicked off, Colorado’s Republican and Democrat leadership came together in calling for decorum, hoping for colleagues to treat one another “with dignity and respect at all times.” Just one month into 2024, some lawmakers are already finding that harder than others.
Abortion advocates, lawmakers and activists gathered at the Capitol today for a Pro-Abortion Rally following the leak of a draft opinion that showed the Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. The noon event was one of three events scheduled for the Capitol steps — Planned Parenthood will hold a rally at 5 p.m. and Denver’s Party for Socialism and Liberation will hold an event at 6:30 p.m.
Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver) discussed how American Rescue Plan dollars are being used in Colorado to improve maternal health outcomes for Black women with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) during a Feb. 14 Instagram live stream.
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.
Addressing the Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club last month, Rep. Richard Holtorf (R-Akron) gave a dour assessment of the legislative landscape for Republicans following the 2020 election and offered ideas to improve their prospects going forward.
Monday evening’s meeting of Keep Colorado Free & Open, a group opposing public-health restrictions, was a tough room for any elected official, but especially a law enforcement officer, even one as conservative as Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams.
Coronavirus may be at the forefront of many people’s minds at the moment, but it’s not the only virus that requires attention: Colorado has seen an upward trend of new HIV infections in the last five years, and now, Colorado state lawmakers have taken steps to counteract the epidemic that has killed millions globally.
From bureaucracy to physical violence, queer individuals face unique challenges that require ongoing solutions. Governor Jared Polis signed four bills into law yesterday in Colorado that will make the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Colorado a little bit easier.
Colorado legislators and racial justice activists gathered Tuesday in front of the State Capitol in support of the new Law Enforcement Integrity and Accountability Act, aiming to bring more regulation and transparency to the police force.