Together Colorado Legislation

2023 Legislative Priorities

Legislative Session 2023 recently ended. See below for the priorities that we supported this year. A full report on our activities, wins, and losses will be coming soon! Together Colorado leaders worked tirelessly this session to pass transformative legislation to build trust in our criminal justice system, keep families together, protect our shared earth, and keep Coloradans in their homes and communities, regardless of zip code, immigration status, or color.

Transforming Justice

HB23-1042: Admissibility Standards For Juvenile Statements

Children deserve to be treated with honesty and dignity. This bill will create higher standards for admissibility of information obtained during an interrogation with youth, and require that all youth interrogations be recorded. This means more honesty and trust in our criminal justice system.

HB23-1249: Ending Childhood Prosecution

This bill will raise the minimum age of arrest in Colorado and increase access to child-serving programs and services, because children and families deserve support instead of prosecution.

Housing Justice

HB23-1171: Just Cause Eviction Protection

This bill will clarify the conditions under which someone can be evicted so that tenants are protected and more Coloradans can stay in their homes and communities.

HB23-1115: Local Control of Rents

We support giving the power back to local governments to set rent stabilization policies that are best for their communities.

Immigration Justice

HB23-1100: Restrict Government Involvement in Immigration Detention

People navigating their civil immigration case should be able to do so with their families and in their communities, not behind bars. We are supporting a bill to end Intergovernmental Service Agreements between ICE and sheriffs and prevent additional privatized detention centers in Colorado.

Climate Justice

HB23-1242: Water Conservation in Oil & Gas Operations

We all need clean and healthy water. This bill will save billions of gallons of fresh water, require Oil and Gas operations to use reused or recycled water, and create transparency for how water is used in their operations – which often concentrate their pollution and waste in communities of color.

HB23-1294: Protecting Communities from Ozone Pollution

All of us deserve to breathe clean healthy air, no matter our zip code or income level. By increasing permit enforcement, strengthening air quality complaint processes, and creating a path for future ozone permitting reform, this bill advances public health and wellbeing.

Health Care Justice

HB23-1209: Analyze Statewide Publicly Financed Health-Care

All Coloradans need high quality health care. This bill will create a detailed analysis of the feasibility of creating a publicly financed universal healthcare system for Colorado. It is a critical step toward universal health care for all.

Housing and Climate Justice

SB23-213: Sustainable Land Use

Social justice and environmental justice go hand in hand. This bill seeks to change the state’s land use requirements to allow for more housing affordability, less urban sprawl and wiser use of natural resources.

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2022 Legislative Summary / Resumen Legislativo

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Together Colorado, along with our partners, lobbied our legislature for a just and equitable Colorado, where everyone can thrive, no exceptions. 

Durante la Sesión Legislativa de 2022, Juntos Colorado, con nuestros socios, presionaron a nuestra legislatura por un Colorado justo y equitativo, donde todos puedan prosperar, sin excepciones.

2021 Legislative Summary

During the 2021 Colorado Legislative Session, Together Colorado encouraged our state elected officials to advance our human dignity legislative agenda. As a member-led organization, we identified three pieces of legislation to prioritize: SB21-173 to strengthen renters’ rights, HB21-1117 to expand affordable housing, and HB21-1142 to reform the discriminatory police practice known as a showup. Together Colorado Federated Committees supported additional legislation that will keep families together regardless of immigration status, improve conditions for agricultural workers, clean up our air and water, and make sure every child in Colorado has the resources they need to thrive. This session, Together Colorado Leaders and Faith Leaders demonstrated tremendous grassroots organizing power to stand with all our neighbors, no matter what we look like or where we come from.

In this year’s legislative summary, we highlight Together Colorado’s legislative priorities and the organizing done by Together Colorado Leaders to make Colorado a state where all of us – Black, brown, white, long-time resident or newcomer – can thrive.

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 Legislative Summary

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.

Latest News

Leader Dr. Elizabeth Lindquist Shares Opinion on Sustainable Land Use Bill 

Many of you have a daughter, elderly parents, a nurse, Lyft driver, or server at a favorite restaurant among your circle of family and friends who cannot afford to rent, let alone buy, a home in Colorado Springs.

400 Denverites from Diverse Faith Backgrounds Gather for Denver Mayoral Forum Hosted by Together Colorado 

On April 27th, 2023, the multifaith community organization Together Colorado held a nonpartisan mayoral forum at Congregation Rodef Shalom in Denver, attended by around 400 community members featuring Denver mayoral candidates Mike Johnston and Kelly Brough.

100 Faith Leaders Sign Letter Urging Legislature to Support Dignity for Immigrants 

We are writing to express our unequivocal support for HB23-1100: Restrict Government Involvement in Immigration Detention. Our government has a responsibility to ensure families live in safety, regardless of race or national origin.



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


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.


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


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


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


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

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