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Together Colorado Faith Leaders Sign a Letter to Support Racial Equity
We, faith leaders representing many religious and spiritual traditions, are writing to express our support for SB24-053. There are foundational principles that unite our diverse faith traditions, including the belief in human dignity and the inherent worth of every person.
Faith Leaders Write Letter Supporting Air Quality Legislation
We are writing to express our support for SB24-166. Whether we live in the mountains, foothills or on the plains, whether we are Black, white or brown, we all need clean air to breathe and an environment free from pollution.
Board of Directors: Addressing Rising Hate in our Community
We are reaching out again to acknowledge the ongoing intense pain and suffering of the Jewish and Muslim members in our community.
Together Colorado Statement: The Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action
As a multifaith, multiracial, and anti-racist organization, Together Colorado is deeply disappointed by the recent Supreme Court decision to end race-based affirmative action in higher education.
Padres y líderes comunitarios recibieron fondos para programas de asociación familiar en Adams 14
A principios de 2023, los líderes de Juntos Colorado en Nuestra Señora Madre de la Iglesia en Commerce City recibieron influencia en la toma de decisiones sobre $100,000 del presupuesto de su distrito escolar para traer nuevos programas de asociación con padres y comunidad de su elección.
Adams 14 Parent and Community Leaders Awarded Funding for New Family Partnership Programs
In early 2023, Together Colorado leaders at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Commerce City were awarded decision-making influence over $100,000 of their school district’s budget, specifically to bring in new parent and community partnership programs of their choosing.
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.
Faith Leaders Support Just Cause for Eviction Legislation
We are writing to express our support for HB23-1171, Just Cause for Evictions. Whether we live in the mountains, foothills or on the plains, whether we are Black, white or brown, we all need a home – a reliable and safe place of rest.
Faith Leaders Urge 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.
Faith Leader Letter: Protect Trust & Truth in Youth Interrogations
We express our unequivocal support for HB 23-1042, Narrowing Admissibility Standards For Juvenile Statements. No matter their color, background, or where they live, every child deserves to grow up in a supportive environment that respects their humanity and upholds their dignity.
Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
As a faith driven, multi-faith organization, we are compelled to speak to the heinous and abhorrent murder that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee, last week.
Faith Leaders Tell Congress: Support DACA & A Pathway to Citizenship
Our various faith traditions compel us to love, care for, and seek justice for each other, regardless of where we were born. But our immigrant communities and siblings continue to live in fear and without proper protection from harmful decisions.
Standing With Our Jewish Family
We write today in solidarity with our Jewish siblings who are a crucial part of Together Colorado’s multifaith tapestry.
Together Colorado Parent Leaders Create Questionnaire for School Board Candidates in Adams 14
Together Colorado leaders from Our Lady Mother of the Church's Social Justice Ministry have created a questionnaire to help educate the Commerce City community about the positions of the candidates for State School Board District 8.
Together Colorado Joins Coloradans for Ballot Transparency to Support Proposition GG
Poll Shows 81% of Coloradans Support Proposition GG to Increase Transparency on the Ballot. Prop GG will Provide Voters with Clear, Unbiased Info about How Tax Policies on the Ballot will Affect their Families.
1,492 Community Members Support Keeping Adams 14 School District Open and Public
We the undersigned represent community members of the Adams 14 school district- families, students, teachers- and allies throughout the state. We write this letter to address the decisions that were made, and finalized, by the members of the Colorado State Board of Education in May 2022; to remove the accreditation of the Adams 14 school district and begin a reorganization process.
ECHO and Together Colorado Announce Results of Survey of County Commissioner Candidates
The East County Housing Opportunity Coalition and Together Colorado have teamed up to provide a candidate survey to Boulder County Commissioner Candidates, Elaina Shively and Ashley Stolzman on two important issues – mental health and affordable housing.
CO Faith Leaders Support Protections for Mobile Home Park Residents
No matter our color, background or zip code, home is where we lay our heads, hug our loved ones, and make our memories. But today, this sacred space, home, is at risk for our neighbors who live in mobile home parks.
98 Faith Leaders Support Measures to Reduce Child and Youth Interaction with Criminal Justice System
No matter their color, background, or zip code, every child deserves to grow in a supportive environment that respects their humanity, upholds their dignity, and responds fairly to mistakes and missteps. 
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Together Colorado Signs Letter Opposing Aurora Camping Ban
Our organizations share the same vision: ending homelessness in Aurora and improving the health and quality of life for our unhoused neighbors.
Together Colorado Board President Encourages Reflection and Action on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Today we honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. We commit to fighting against antisemitism and hate of any kind, which includes taking action in our backyard.
Multi-Faith Climate Justice Commission Calls on Gov. Polis To Act on Climate
May the blessings and greetings of many holidays and celebrations be with you and your family. We the undersigned represent people of faith from virtually every tradition and region across Colorado.
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Community Organizers and Advocacy Groups Rally for Corporate Accountability on Climate
Community organizers, leaders, and advocates for corporate accountability held a public demonstration today outside an Amazon corporate office in downtown Denver to call attention to the company’s multi-million dollar lobbying efforts against President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda.
Together Colorado & East County Housing Opportunity Coalition Announce Recommendations for Affordable Housing with ARPA Funds   
Together Colorado and East County Housing Opportunity Coalition (ECHO) announced recommendations for long-term, systemic housing investments with American Rescue Plan Act money for Boulder County.
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Metro Denver Faith Leaders Express Support for the Park Hill Safe Outdoor Space
We, the undersigned Metro Denver faith leaders express our unequivocal support for the Park Hill Safe Outdoor Space (SOS) at Park Hill United Methodist Church & Temple Micah in Park Hill.
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157 Colorado Faith Leaders Support Tax Fairness Legislation
We are writing this letter to express our unequivocal support for HB21-1311, Income Tax, and HB21-1312, Insurance Premium Property Sales Severance Tax.
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186 Colorado Faith Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Reform the Police Practice of Showups
We are writing this letter to you to express our unequivocal support for HB21-1142: Eyewitness Showup Regulations to standardize and limit the use of an eyewitness identification procedure called a showup. 
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Press Release: Together Colorado Parent Leaders Pressure Adams 14 School District Managers for More Commitment to Community Partnership
Parent leaders presented to district leadership and the community about the many benefits of genuine family-school partnership and proposed two evidence-based programs for parent leadership development
158 Colorado Faith Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Prioritize Housing Affordability and Security
All faith traditions urge us to care for each other, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or how much is in our wallet. Right now, many individuals and families are struggling to simply keep a roof over their heads.
Leader Annmarie Jensen discusses the need for affordable housing
A home is a place where everyone should feel safe, where our worries don’t follow us, and where our families can live comfortability. However, while rent prices climb, the idea of an affordable home becomes unsure and unsettling for many. 
Together Colorado Leaders Weigh In On School Performance Feedback
Together Colorado Leaders Weigh In on Transparency and Equity in Denver Public Schools
Four Together Colorado leaders - Sharon Battle, Rosario Mendoza, Karen Mortimer, and Shirley Richard - each wrote opinion pieces about the current ranking system, discussing the need for change. 
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Continuing the Fight for Our Beautiful Tomorrow – Fair Tax Colorado Doesn’t Make the 2020 Ballot
While we didn’t make it this year, we will continue this fight because we know that standing up for all of us and organizing for an equitable tax code is the right path, especially given our new realities.
Statement of Accountability, Solidarity, and Action, from White Lay Leaders of Together Colorado
We pledge to work hard to see, name, and interrupt our racism and the racism of other white people in our families, our congregations, our neighborhoods, and our communities.
Letter from Together Colorado White Faith Leaders to Black Faith Leaders
As White People doing our own inner and institutional anti-racism work, we stand behind, beside, and with you as we all speak truth to power and work together to change systems and principalities that are shaped by white supremacy...
Together Colorado Welcomes New Board President and New Directors
My name is Lee McNeil and it is, indeed, an honor to serve as President of the Board for Together Colorado, a non-partisan, multi-race, multi-faith organization.
FAMLI Task Force Study and Expert Reports Lay Out Roadmap To Strong Family Leave Policy for Colorado
The Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Task Force meeting adjourned with seventeen points of consensus on the bones for a strong and solvent paid family and medical leave program for Colorado.
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Proposition CC Came Up Short – People of Faith Look Ahead to 2020
At a time when Colorado’s education funding is among the lowest in the country and many of our roads and bridges are in poor condition, Proposition CC would have been a much-needed step forward to address our state’s fiscal challenges. 
Creating a moral economy this Labor Day – Rev. Bonita Bock
This Labor Day provides an important moment for people of faith to reflect on the purpose of our government and our economy. At Together Colorado, a statewide faith-driven organization, we believe that our faith traditions compel us to create a …

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Together Colorado OLMC Social Justice Ministry Celebrates First Anniversary
Together Colorado's Social Justice Ministry at Our Lady Mother of the Church (OLMC) in Commerce City, Colorado marked its first anniversary in July 2019. For the past year, community leaders have been organizing in Commerce City to build a base …

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Faith Leader calls on white people to hold themselves accountable for racism and antisemitism in response to dehumanizing graffiti in Colorado Springs – Rev Clare Twomey
This past week, we have once again been reminded of the insidious epidemic of antisemitism and racism, not only in our country but literally right here in Colorado Springs. I suppose I could offer a biblical or theological response calling …

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The Amendment to Abolish Slavery – KGNU Radio with Kamau Allen and Kathy Partridge
Together Colorado Organizer, Kamau Allen, joins Kathy Partridge on KGNU Community Radio to discuss the amendment to abolish slavery from Colorado's constitution. The audio has been shortened for publication on Together Colorado's website. For the full audio please visit KGNU.
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Together Colorado Montbello Organizing Committee Celebrates First Anniversary
Together Colorado's Local Organizing Committee in Montbello, Advocates for Children of the Far Northeast (ACFN), marked its first anniversary in July 2019! For the past year, parents and students have been organizing in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver to build …

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How Colorado became the first state to abolish slavery
By: Kamau Allen, Together Colorado Organizer When Colorado became the first state in the union to abolish slavery from its constitution last year — thanks to the efforts of a multi-year, grassroots campaign — people were shocked it hadn’t been …

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Together Colorado 2019 Annual Celebration Highlights
We laughed, we danced, we lamented, we celebrated. Here are photos from last week's Annual Celebration. It gives us strength and renews our spirits to see many of Together Colorado's leaders and their families gather to celebrate our past year …

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220 Colorado Faith Leaders Urge Colorado Legislature to Protect Colorado Immigrants (HB-1124)
Dear Honorable Members of the Colorado Legislature and Governor Polis: As a faith leaders with Together Colorado we watch with growing concern as anti-immigrant rhetoric erodes the moral fabric of our communities. Our various faith traditions call on us, as …

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Together Colorado Hosts April 9th Faithful Tuesday
Thank you to all who participated in the April 9th Faithful Tuesday gathering on Economic Inequality and Racial Equity. A special thank you to our speakers: Sharon Bridgeforth, Together Colorado Board President; Pastor Robert L. Davis, Park Hill SDA; Kris Fabiola Garcia, 9to5 …

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Coalition Calls for Community Discussion on Measuring School Quality in Denver
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 …

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Together Colorado Is Not Affiliated With Together Denver. Together Colorado Has Not Taken a Position on Initiative 300
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.
155 Together Colorado Faith Leaders Urge State Legislators to Vote Yes on CO FAMLI Act (SB-188)
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 …

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Together Colorado 2019 Faith Leaders Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day
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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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111 Metro Denver Faith Leaders Sign Letter in Support of $15 Minimum Wage for DIA and Denver City Employees
3/11/19 Update: The $15 minimum wage bill for Denver City and airport employees passed on March 11, 2019! 3/5/19 Update: The $15 minimum wage bill for Denver city and airport employees 1st vote was passed by unanimous consent by Denver …

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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 …

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People seeking safety at our southern border is not a political crisis; it is a test of our humanity – Rev. Bill Kirton
“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt? --Moses, Exodus 4:11 The program of fear mongering and dehumanization of people of color by the current domination system is expanding. Together …

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