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.
PASSED: HB22-1067: 48 Hour Municipal Bond Hearings
This bill will guarantee the right to a bond hearing within 48 hours for people charged with municipal offenses.
This bill will prohibit law enforcement from using deceptive tactics during interrogations with minors.
PASSED: HB22-1131: Reduce Justice-Involvement For Young Children
This bill was amended from its original scope and now creates a taskforce to create a plan to provide essential services to 10-12 year olds who need them outside of the juvenile system.
PASSED: HB22-1287: Protections For Mobile Home Park Residents
This bill will keep people in their homes by expanding opportunities for residents to stay in their communities when their parks go up for sale and creating new avenues to hold bad-actor landlords accountable, and more.
PASSED: SB22-160: Loan Program for Resident-owned Communities
The bill establishes a revolving loan and grant program to provide assistance and financing to mobile home owners seeking to organize and purchase their mobile home parks.
The Bill will empower the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to study and set health-based standards to for air quality in Colorado
NOT INTRODUCED: Ozone Monitoring and Modeling
This Bill would improve Ozone monitoring and modeling practices in Colorado, giving us the tools to improve air quality
PASSED: HB22-1289: Cover All Coloradans
This Bill will provide full health care coverage for pregnant people and children who would otherwise be eligible for assistance if not for their immigration status, so that all people can access the healthcare they need.
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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.
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.
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.
Faith Voices: A Reflection for the High Holy Days – Rabbi Eliot J. Baskin, DMin
In the Jewish tradition, this is our season for Turning. Rosh Hashanah falls on Monday the 26th and Yom Kippur on October 5th, with the ten days of Atonement or At-One-Ment in between where we take an accounting of the soul and ask forgiveness.
Faith Voices: A Commitment to Preserve and Enhance Life – Pastor Daniel Smith
“You shall not murder. What does this mean?”
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.