Community Voice in School Quality Coalition, a group of 12 diverse organizations from across Denver who represent community institutions, students, families, school leaders and teachers, has sent Denver Public Schools (DPS) a letter calling for a community discussion on how to measure school quality in Denver. The letter asks DPS to commit to engaging communities […]
Press Release For Immediate Release: April 5, 2019 Contact: Caitlin Rice, 720-908-0521, [email protected] Together Colorado is not affiliated with Together Denver, the organization opposing Initiative 300 on Denver’s May ballot. Since our members do not currently organize around issues dealing with homelessness, we have not taken a position on Initiative 300. Any advertisements opposing Initiative […]
Dear Honorable Members of the Colorado Senate and House, We the undersigned faith leaders with Together Colorado are excited to express our support of the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program, SB19-188, in this 2019 legislative session. All of our congregants, family members and neighbors have caretaking responsibilities at some point in their life, […]
View highlights from Together Colorado’s Annual Faith Leader Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day 2019 below. We discussed advancing an agenda of human dignity by supporting legislation that: provides healthcare for all Coloradans; allows cities and counties to raise the minimum wage to a level needed for workers to thrive; promotes and protects affordable housing; supports family values by passing paid family and medical leave; repeals the death penalty, and advances the dignity and safety of immigrant families through expansion of the existing driver’s license program. Thank you to all who attended!
A special thanks to our speakers and legislators who attended the event and those who spoke with us in the chambers:
Rep. Jeni Arndt for Colorado, Sen. Jeff Bridges, Rep. James Rashad Coleman, Elder Norm Davey, Rev. Kelly Groves Dignan, Rep. Monica Pema Duran, Presiding Elder Dr. Tony Henderson, Rep. Edie Hooton, Representative Cathy Kipp, Rev. Dr. Laura Sugg, State Representative Tom Sullivan, Colorado House District 37, Sen. Faith Winter Sen. Rachel Palmer Zenzinger
Almighty, Eternal and Merciful God, we thank you for being the Cornerstone of Peace, Justice, Equality and Equity. The tragedies, inequalities, disparities and injustice that we witness and experience makes us wonder, “Why, God, Why?” We are praying, for peace that seeks an end to oppression, that is historically rooted in racism. Hear our prayer, […]
On February 12, 2019, community members from Grand Junction joined with Together Colorado’s Western Slope Faith Leaders Table to hold an event in support of the Grand Junction Community Center Campaign – Measure 2C. “There are opportunities for some, but not all. I believe a community center would be able to provide access to all […]
On January 31, 2019, members of the Together Colorado Montbello Parent Organizing Committee held an educational event for parents and students to learn about organizing efforts in Montbello schools, how Montbello schools are doing compared to the district, and differences between traditional, innovative, and charter schools.
The event featured speakers from A+Colorado, the Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC), and Together Colorado Montbello Parent Organizing Committee Leaders. Over 50 parents and students attended the interactive event which featured a data walk, group activities, and Q&A.
A shout out to Together Colorado Leaders, Sharon Battle, Rosario Mendoza, Shirley Richard, and Angela Tzul, for organizing a powerful, interactive, and educational event for Montbello parents and students!
A special thanks to our presenters: Lisa Berdie and Laura Valle-Gutierrez from A+ Colorado; Chris Martinez, Montbello Organizing Committee; and
Together Colorado Leaders, Sharon Battle, Rosario Ivonne Mendoza, Shirley Richard, and Angela Tzul.
Update: On February 19, 2019, the Denver City Council voted 10-0 to pass Bill 19-0029. “I applaud Denver City Council leaders Kniech, Kashmann and Lopez for their commitment to independent oversight in Denver. Community organizations were the catalyst for these critically important ordinance changes, and their work on this bill will help to improve public […]
On January 20, 2019, Together Colorado was among six recipients to receive the Shoes of Justice Award from Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church of Denver. It is with deep gratitude that Board President, Sharon Bridgeforth and Executive Director, Mike Kromrey, accepted the award on Together Colorado’s behalf for our organization’s commitment to faith-based, social […]
Senator Cory Gardner 354 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 16 January 2019 Dear Senator Gardner: As faith leaders with Together Colorado, we are committed to working with our congregations and with you as one of the most powerful political leaders in our state to make sure that Colorado is a place where respect […]