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.
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 done sooner. Many weren’t even aware that slavery was still legal. Yet, buried in our […]
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 […]
Compared to 2016, Together Colorado Leaders doubled the number of signatures collected, the number of congregations involved, and the number of voters we talked to! Our process started early in February 2018 when Together Colorado Leaders considered possible ballot initiatives. We voted in March 2018 to support Amendment A, Amendment 73, and Proposition 111. In […]
For Immediate Release November 5, 2018 Contact: Kamau Allen, [email protected], 720.937.3453 As a faith-driven organization, we are called to reconciliation and healing, and it is thus particularly painful when confronted with the kind of hate that is behind today’s incident of burned Amendment A door hangers left at the home of one of our African […]
Greetings, Welcome to Together Colorado’s first monthly Faith Leader newsletter! We’re excited to get this rolling and have you take the journey with us. As a general update, we wanted to let you know our national network, PICO, changed their name to Faith in Action on May 1, 2018. “Our new name, Faith in Action, […]