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Action Alert to Keep Coloradans Housed (SB21-173) – Email Your State Senator Today!

Coloradans need transparency and fairness when it comes to being charged late fees so they can plan accordingly. Right now, some bad actor landlords are charging unreasonable late fees because there is no set limit to the amount they can charge.

SB21-173 would limit late fees on unpaid rent, give Colorado renters more time to come up with their rent and avoid eviction, prohibit tenant evictions solely for owing late fees, and establish a financial penalty for landlords who illegally lock out tenants.

2021 Legislative Priorities

During the 2021 Legislative Session, Together Colorado, along with our partners, will lobby our legislature for a just and equitable Colorado, where everyone can thrive, no exceptions. To be a part of our 2021 legislative organizing, sign up below! Durante la sesión legislativa de 2021, Juntos Colorado, junto con nuestros socios, presionará a nuestra legislatura para lograr un Colorado justo y equitativo, donde todos puedan prosperar, sin excepciones.

HB21-1142: Eyewitness Identification Showup Regulations

This bill will curtail the harmful impact of showups by standardizing and limiting the use of showup procedures to exigent circumstances, coupled with training and data collection across the state.

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Watch our Press Conference on HB21-1142.

HB21-1117: Local Government Authority Promote Affordable Housing

This bill will give local governments more tools to create and expand the pool of affordable housing in their community.

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SB21-173: Rights in Residential Lease Agreements

People are trying to provide housing and basic needs for themselves and their families and they must have transparency and stability around one of the biggest expenses of their lives – their housing.

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Watch Press Conference on Showups (HB21-1142)

Virtual Press Conference on HB 21-1142: Eyewitness Identification Showup Regulations

Attend a Town Hall near you!

One of the most important action items you can take is to attend the town hall of your legislator. Note: The town hall schedule changes frequently, so it is best to check it regularly for updates. Scroll down until you see the list of upcoming events on the Town Hall Project.

We have two ways to find a town hall: Visit the Town Hall Project or view our tracking spreadsheet.

2020 Legislative Summary

To say the 2020 legislative session was unprecedented would be an understatement. As Coloradans, we know what it’s like to make tough choices, especially now. The role of our state government is to make our choices a little easier by making sure families have what they need: a safe and affordable home, the ability to earn a good living, stay healthy, and retire in dignity, the opportunity to provide a bright future for our children, and the chance to move through our communities without fearing for our lives or our loved ones. 

We all have a role to play in creating the Colorado we want and we need our state government to step in in a crisis, not step away. That means more than just responding to an emergency; it means investing in us and our collective future. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we all depend on one another. But being in this together and recognizing our dependence on one another also means investing in the people and services that keep our communities safe and functioning during this pandemic and beyond. Now is the time for those we elected to unite across differences and make policy choices that help every-day people in pursuit of a safe and thriving Colorado.

2019 Legislation

During the 2019 Colorado Legislative Session, we encouraged our state elected officials to promote an agenda of human dignity by supporting legislation that provides affordable health care for all Coloradans, allows cities and counties to raise the minimum wage, promotes and protects affordable housing, supports family values by passing paid family and medical leave, and advances the dignity and safety of immigrant families through expansion of the existing driver’s license program.

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186 Colorado Faith Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Reform the Police Practice of Showups 

March 31, 2021                           Dear Honorable Members of the Colorado State Legislature: Together Colorado is a nonpartisan, multi-racial and multi-faith statewide organization working to place human dignity at the center of public life in Colorado. We are writing this letter to …

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Faith Voices: Beloved Is Where We Begin – Rev. Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson 

Beloved is where we begin. We are already loved. We are already part of a divinity that is itself love. And we are invited to respond with our love. At 36 weeks pregnant with a baby dancing in my womb, …

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Faith Voices: Teaching Freedom – Rabbi Hillel Katzir 

The Jewish Festival of Passover begins this Saturday evening, March 27, and lasts for eight days. During those days, Jews observing the Festival take part in a number of observances that are all part of the central theme of teaching the lessons of the holiday.

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Everyone deserves to live in a safe and affordable home, no exceptions.

CLIMATE JUSTICE

The earth is sacred. We must live in balance with all of creation, using only what we need, and recognizing that there is enough for all.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person.

ECONOMIC JUSTICE

We desire a moral and communal economy based on the infinite value of human beings, not material objects.

EDUCATION

Our children deserve to learn in an environment that nurtures their growth and wholeness

HEALTH CARE

We have a moral obligation to provide equal access to affordable health care for all people.

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