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Western Slope Faith Leaders Hold Event to Support Measure 2C – GJ Community Center Campaign

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 […]

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Together Colorado Montbello Parent Organizing Committee Hosts Interactive Parent Summit

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.


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55 Together Colorado Faith Leaders Support Efforts to Strengthen Denver’s Office of the Independent Monitor and Citizen Oversight Board

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 […]

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Shorter Community AME Church Honors Together Colorado with Shoes of Justice Award

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 […]

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148 Colorado Faith Leaders call on Sen. Cory Gardner to end the government shutdown and decouple the budget approval process from the immigration policy debate

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 […]

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Colorado Springs Faith Leaders Testify Against Proposed City Ordinance that Increases Criminalization of Homelessness

The Colorado Springs Faith Leaders Table of Together Colorado is working on raising awareness and conditions for homeless citizens in Colorado Springs by organizing against the increased criminalization of homelessness in the area. On January 8, 2019, members of the Faith Table testified against the most recent ordinance to ban RV parking in residential areas. […]

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111 Metro Denver Faith Leaders Sign Letter in Support of $15 Minimum Wage for DIA and Denver City Employees

2/21/19 Update: On February 14, 2019, joined by representatives of SEIU, DALF, Together Colorado, CIRC and UNITE HERE, Mayor Hancock and Council member Kniech announced the introduction of a bill to raise the minimum wage for DIA workers and other Denver-contracted workers as well as direct employees of the city. Over the next few weeks, […]

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Outgoing Governor John Hickenlooper Signs Amendment A to Abolish Slavery from the Colorado Constitution Into Law

On November 6, 2018, Coloradans voted Yes on Amendment A to remove language from the Colorado Constitution that allowed involuntary servitude and slavery to be legal as punishment for a crime. On December 19, 2018, outgoing Governor John Hickenlooper honored the efforts of the Abolish Slavery Colorado Coalition by signing Amendment A into law. To […]

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Coloradans to Stop Predatory Payday Lending Submits Over 188,000 Signatures – Rev. Dr. Anne Rice-Jones

Dear Powerful and Prophetic Leaders, Amazed! Inspired! Grateful! On behalf of Coloradans to Stop Predatory Payday Loans and Together Colorado, we thank you for your excellent performance in achieving our target goal for signature collection. It is uplifting to be celebrating a terrific milestone this week, as we delivered 78 boxes of petitions which includes […]

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10% TANF Increase Passes After Almost a Decade!

Colorado’s Human Services Board voted 6-2 to increase the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) monthly grant by 10%, $46/month, on July 6. It had passed a first hearing in June, in the face of substantial opposition by some counties, who are reluctant to spend surplus TANF funds that they have on hand. This increase […]

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Colorado Senate committee kills effort to let cities, counties raise minimum wage – Denver Business Journal

“A renewed effort to change Colorado law to allow cities and counties to raise their minimum wage above statewide levels came to an end Thursday at the Legislature. The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee killed House Bill 1368, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Jessie Danielson of Wheat Ridge and Jovan Melton of Aurora, along a Republican-led, 3-2 party-line […]

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Colorado House passes bill to let local governments raise their minimum wage – Denver Business Journal

“Colorado House Democrats pushed a measure through their legislative chamber Thursday that would allow cities and counties to raise their minimum wage above the level of the state’s… despite warnings about job loss to automation, claims of socialism and a party-line vote that seems likely to doom the bill in the Republican-controlled Senate. House Bill […]

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Colorado Lawmakers Help Undocumented Workers Qualify For Driver’s License – Western Slope Now

“For 18,700 Coloradans protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs, getting a driver’s license wasn’t an option after August of 2014. This new state bill, SB18-108, which has currently passed the senate, aims to allow protected immigrants to use their social security numbers to qualify for a drivers license, rather […]

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Watch: A Spotlight on Colorado’s Immigrant Driver License Program

The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (SB13-251) is an indispensable program that provided driver’s licenses, permits and IDs to over 50,000 undocumented Coloradans since August 2014. However, there are inefficiencies in the program that limit access to all Colorado applicants. SB18-108 seeks to rectify these inefficiencies. Thank you, Laura Peniche, Together Colorado Leader and […]