Somehow I made it this far in life without knowing about Stanislav Petrov, the man who may have saved the world from nuclear annihilation. Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces in 1983, when he received a warning from the computerized Soviet early warning system of an imminent nuclear attack from […]
We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person within it, on all sides of the law.
Our children deserve to learn in an environment that nurtures their growth and wholeness.
ABOLISH SLAVERY COLORADO - AMENDMENT A
Did you know that the Colorado Constitution still allows slavery?
Article II, Section 26 states: "There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude EXCEPT as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted." - Colorado Constitution, July 1, 1876
We Coloradans have the opportunity to be the 1st state in our nation to remove this deeply offensive language from our Constitution.
Our vote will change our state constitution to say: "There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude." PERIOD.
GREAT SCHOOLS, THRIVING COMMUNITIES - AMENDMENT 73
Colorado’s investment in education is lagging behind other states. In the 2017-18 school year alone, Colorado schools were underfunded by nearly $830 million.
When we fail to provide the education people need to grow and thrive, we limit their full human dignity and all of us are harmed.
STOP PREDATORY PAYDAY LENDING - PROPOSITION 111
Payday lenders still trap Coloradans in outrageously high-cost debt. The average interest rate for a payday loan in 2016 was 129%! We cannot allow usury like this to continue.
Proposition 111 would cap the interest rate and fees on payday loans at 36% APR.
FAIR MAPS COLORADO - AMENDMENTS Y & Z
Amendments Y and Z create fair and competitive congressional and legislative districts. They will make Colorado a national model for putting effective representation of voters at the forefront of redistricting efforts.
Currently, there are not many competitive districts in Colorado due to gerrymandering. Elected officials who often do not represent the majority of Colorado voters and our values are safe from competition. Amendments Y and Z will transform our political sphere to prioritize the voice of Colorado voters by allowing for more competition between our elected officials.
Growing up undocumented in this country, I always felt powerless about my surroundings and even my own destiny. In Together Colorado LA RED's Immigration Campaign, I found a space to share my struggles and hear those of others. I love my Together Colorado family, and I’m so grateful for them. Here, I found my own dignity, which I needed to feel valued and empowered to have a voice in the decisions that shape our world.
My involvement in Together Colorado has given me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and build relationships with others of different cultures and faiths. While having real conversations with other Together Colorado members, I realized that even though there are differences in cultures and faiths there are commonalities among groups. We all want the opportunity to a hold decent job in order to provide for our families, be a homeowner, and live where children have the opportunity to a good education.
The first time I heard about Together Colorado was 9 years ago when my daughter's school invited me to a reunion of parents which they were organizing. In that moment I couldn’t imagine how this organization would change my life. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the Education, Immigration, and Economic Justice committees. What I like most about Together Colorado is how they start to involve “regular” people and as months pass by, those same people become individuals capable of organizing other people to better their communities, the school of their kids, and even transform the cities they live in.