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If you aren't tuning in yet to @VigilForHD16 introducing a phenomenal bill at #colorado #legislativesession ✨HB23-1101 - Ozone Season Transit Grant Program Flexibility ✨ #CleanAir #publictransit #ClimateJustice is important

@baconforco discusses the bill as well - who represents D7, and how much transit has mattered to #students #youngpeople and #workingparents and how much #CleanAir matters to her constituents #copolitics

Follow the bill!🔥
@VigilForHD16 gives us a lesson on group level o-zone - "which is a combination of heat and toxins, and they mostly come from oil and gas operations - and then transportation is the next big one" #copolitics

Fantastic point Rep. #ClimateJustice
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We have received a copy of the 2023 "Assault Weapons" Ban. It is bad. Contact your Colorado lawmakers and urge them to VOTE NO!

The tyrants responsible for this bill are @rep_boesenecker, @elisabethepps, and @SenRhondaFields
#copolitics #coleg ImageImageImageImage
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We’re here with Sarah from @elephant_circle at the #pueblo city council meeting & our friends are lined up at the entrance ready to tell their councilor members that #AbortionRightsAreHumanRights & #abortion is something we all need access to! #reproductivehealth #copolitics
We are all about #reproductivehealth #reproductiverights & #reproductivejustice & making sure all zip codes & communities have access to #abortion 📣📣 shout out to @elephant_circle having presence here tonight #copoliticas
#pueblo came out tonight! They are lined up around the block, 2 security guards said they’d never seen public comment line this long before. #voters came to represent #copolitics
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This mornings rant is dedicated to all the folks doing #community designed policy. I see MANY ppl talk about this in #copolitics & very FEW tangibly do it successfully.

Join me in yesterdays presentation to @DePaulU students & some good local examples - a 🧵
Whether it’s small p or big P #policy how we design initiatives, how we write bills, how we engage testifiers, how we build coalitions & organize - can perpetuate inequities we’re trying to disrupt. #copilitics

white supremacy cultural characteristics love policy & advocacy
We’ve got incredible #leaders that stray away from white supremacy cultural characteristics in advocacy & lead with #integrity

Like the @ColoradoSPC @elephant_circle @S2SSisters @9to5Colorado @DenverTaskForce#community designed #leadership & #policy [great CO give list]
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Want to review a CRITICAL aspect of a NEW CO law that is limiting transparency when it comes to the man now suspected of murdering 5 and shooting/injuring 17 others in Colorado Springs over the weekend

It involves this bill…
HB19-1275 SAILED through the 2019 legislative session.

It was passed with good intent. A desire to keep people away from the burden of previous convictions/arrests. Particularly minor ones.

Here are some basics.
So what does this have to do with Colorado Springs?

Well, for one, we KNOW the alleged shooter was arrested just last year.

There was a bomb threat. And deputies recommeneded felony menacing/kidnapping charges.

This is the press release
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Colorado Progressives Celebrate Another Night of Historic Victories… #copolitics #coleg #cogov #cosen
"If Colorado Republicans couldn’t win this year, they have only themselves to blame and they may truly be on the verge of permanent minority status in our state."… #copolitics #coleg #cogov #cosen
"Colorado Republicans under Trump have made themselves toxic to Colorado voters, and voters saw right through Joe O’Dea’s desperate attempts to distance himself from his own party’s brand." @SaraLoflin… #copolitics #coleg #cogov #cosen
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Congratulations to @jaredpolis and Lt. Gov Diane Primavera on their re-election! #COPolitics #COLeg
Congratulations to @SenatorBennet on winning his reelection! #COPolitics #COSen
Congratulations to @JenaGriswold on winning her reelection for Colorado Secretary of State! #COPolitics #COSoS
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Hey y’all wanna see some #wins #chisme #copolitics celebrations & milestones on campaigns?! Join us on this 🧵 to get your #ElectionDay updates in #Denver #colorado starting with our FAVS @CBWPA 😍🗳❤️ #coloradovotes
We LOVE some of these #ballot initiatives & measures on our #colorado ballot but we are more excited about what our #community #Leaders think, like our lovely Bianka 💕🗳🔥✨ #copolitics #Midterms2022
#copolitics @CBWPA bringing it live to you from Veronika - local #community #leader and co-chair #denverliving #coleg #coloradovotes
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This morning’s rant will be about Prop 121, how important it is that #workingfamilies understand our role in #taxpolicy and fighting for #fairtax to reach #economicsecurity

CO’s flat income tax rate means the wealthy always pay less in taxes than me & probs you #copolitics
First of all, this is a great ballot guide if you care about economic security and recovery. @BellPolicy nerds out on this stud so we don’t have to. They have produced tons of data throughout the years to show us what it means to thrive or struggle in Denver, & CO.
First, it is a #VOTE NO on prop 121 ya’ll, let’s get into it:

This prop would lower income taxes across the board. But it isn’t what you think it is. We can’t afford to lower taxes, we have to make #fairtax possible by finding ways to make them #equitable
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NEW: Defense team for State Sen. @PeteLeeColorado (D) asks for felony grand jury indictment to be dismissed. Lee's attorney says prosecutors mistakenly provided false information to grand jurors. First by @ShellyBradbury. #coleg #copolitics
Motion for dismissal says the DA's office unknowingly gave grand jurors bad information about when Lee changed his home address in the Attorney Registration System. Lee is charged with voting at an address where he did not live.
The defense motion acknowledges that "Colorado lacks extensive case law addressing the dismissal of a grand jury indictment based on erroneous evidence presented for their consideration." We reached out to the 4th Judicial District DA's office to see if they'll oppose dismissal.
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UPDATE: Rep @LeslieHerod says she will stay in the #coleg while running for Denver Mayor. Legislators can't accept donations from lobbyists during the Jan-May session. Herod tells me she'll apply the same rule to her mayoral campaign during that time. #copolitics
"As a legislator, community leader, and executive of Caring for Denver, I'm used to wearing multiple hats," Herod said. "I'm great at it." Herod is expected to cruise to re-election in November 2022. Denver's municipal elections are April 4, 2023.
In 2003, then State Senator Penfield Tate was not up for re-election when he resigned his seat to run for Denver Mayor. "I just knew how much time it took to run for Mayor," Tate said. "I did not want to shortchange my constituents."
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GOP ABORTION LANGUAGE SCRUB: Blake Masters removed language that said, "I am 100% pro-life.” House candidates Tom Barrett of Michigan, Christian Castelli in North Carolina and Barbara Kirkmeyer in Colorado removed similar language from their websites.…
Minnesota's GOP nominee for governor, Scott Jensen, removed a line saying he "believes in the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death." In Oregon, GOP gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan scrubbed her website's issues page, removing pro-life bonafides.
Gov. Mike DeWine scrubbed his campaign website of references to the law he signed imposing a ban on abortion at six weeks into a pregnancy, and won’t say if he supports Ohio Republican lawmakers’ plans to consider banning abortion completely. #ohleg…
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NEW: Colorado’s most moderate Republican state lawmaker has switched political parties and is now a Democrat. @KevinPriola said there is too much at stake for Republicans to be in charge. #copolitics #cogov #coleg
@KevinPriola Priola,"I cannot continue to be part of a political party that is okay with a violent attempt to overturn a free and fair election and continues to peddle claims that the 2020 election was stolen."
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NEW: Colorado's Catholic bishops tell Catholic state legislators who voted for abortion access to "voluntarily refrain from receiving Holy Communion" until they offer "public repentance." #coleg #copolitics
"The burden from their decision does not rest upon the shoulders of priests, deacons or lay Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. It rests upon the consciences and souls of those politicians who have chosen to support this evil and unjust law," the public letter read in part.
The letter, dated June 6, says most of the Catholic legislators who voted in favor of abortion access were unwilling to meet with church leaders.
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Just learned that @KatieMarchForCO takes max donations from NRA lobbyists. Can't say I'm surprised.

HD6 Deserves Better.

🧵about: money & corruption in politics, action > words, and a general lack of accountability from Katie March.
#copolitics #coleg
Several weeks ago, HD6 community members, including myself, asked @KatieMarchForCO to condemn and return the thousands she received from the people and groups behind the racist attacks on @elisabethepps. She only offered a defensive obfuscation and never returned the money.
Katie March has taken over $10,000 from the Corporate Landlord Lobby. The same lobby that maxes out to Republicans and fought to evict people during the pandemic.

HD6 has one of the highest rates of renters in the state. That means Katie's going against all their interests.
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I'm at the Colorado Republican Rumble this after at Grizzly Rose where *most* candidates for statewide and CD8 will debate. I'm dealing with some phone difficulties, but will do my best to give a play-by-play. #copolitics
The first race is Secretary of State. Tina Peters vs. Mike O'Donnell. (Pam Anderson RSVP'd to be here, but is attending her daughter's college graduation at out state).

Moderators for this one are George Brauchler and Kelly Maher. #copolitics
Question to Tina Peters and Mike O'Donnell. Name one thing current Secretary of State Jena Griswold has done well.

Neither say anything positive.

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Starting with hearing from some of our sponsors including @AlecGarnett and @EmilyForCO - she is talking about HB22-1295 “this particular stakeholder process has been going on for years, and concludes decades of process”

#EarlyChildhoodEducation #copolitics
“We are now building and strengthening a mixed delivery and preschool opportunities if trampolines want it” says @EmilyForCO “there is no better time then to get this right” #EarlyChildhoodEducation #HB221295 #betterbeginnings #copolitics
“This is the biggest bill I will ever carry - figuratively and literally” says @EmilyForCO

The bill is near hundreds of pages long.

Can’t wait for all these testimonies from parents and providers! #copolitics #coleg #EarlyChildhoodEducation
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🔔Keep up with this thread as House Education begins hearing HB22-1295 on the state Department of #EarlyChildhood and #UniversalPreK! #COleg #COpolitics

We'll be providing live coverage of the hearing & testimony. Tune in here:…
@AlecGarnett says HB22-1295 will bridge fragmented programs to create seamless #earlychildhood experiences for all #Colorado families.

It will save parents money, enroll more kids in the high-quality programs that we know work, all while being easy to access.#COleg
@EmilyForCO -- "The quality of a child’s early experiences can either positively or negatively impact their life outcomes."

Current #earlychildhood programs are spread across different departments with different eligibility requirements and funding streams. #COleg
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Here we go! Press conference with @GovofCO and advocates and Michael Cook, @EmilyForCO and others like @ColoradoKidsOrg @ColoradoEPIC @garycommunity @dpp_org and so many others!

#coleg #copolitics
The new EC depart will make the #EarlyChildhood system easier for families, advocates and providers in the state. “This legislation will have a positive ripple effect’” says @GovofCO
“We are delivering for Coloradan families” says @AlecGarnett as he speaks about his 3 children and how we need more education providers HB22-1279 serves these families! #copolitics #coleg
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Okay, listening into the #RHEA the Reproductive Health Equity Act testimony, and listening to folks that haven’t given birth or could have opinions about #reproductivehealth is just always disappointing and unnecessary.
This guy on this panel basically said “why does birth need to constitute a human right”, um, sir, what in the what? LIVING HUMANS don’t have human rights yet.
All this commentary coming to you is really actually inspired by @Justa_Jus ‘s incredible commentary 🤣
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So a little rant-thread here about political TV contracts required to be posted by @FCC... i've been using these contracts to identify spending on #COpolitics TV ads, especially by dark money groups, since 2012. 1/
Those contracts helped identify dark-money groups like @mountainvalues & @UniteforCO early on, and reveal what they're spending on politics. 2/
In the last couple of years, the ability to find these contracts on the @FCC public files site is severely diminished. First, they got rid of the ability to look at a station's filings chronologically. 3/
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.@KerryTipperHD28 says that Jan 6th was the
"logical result of months of carelessness, recklessness and intentional maliciousness led by the president...
[the riot included] past + *current members of THIS body."
*She's talking about insurrectionist Rep. Ron Hanks
In response, @RepDaveWilliams gives a long-winded "there were good people on both sides" argument, noting that his colleague Rep. Hanks is "absolutely not" an insurrectionist...
despite the fact that he was very much at an attempted coup of the U.S. government.
...Ironic that @RepDaveWilliams talking points centered around civility, when his own username has "Let's Go Brandon," in it.
Last we checked, cursing out the president wasn't civil discourse, Dave.
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Many conservatives suffer from a compulsion to be photographed shooting, brandishing or fondling firearms.

It’s looney.

But it also contributes, in ways that don’t get enough attention, to the epidemic of gun violence in America.
On Monday, five people were killed as a result of the latest paroxysm of gun violence in Colorado. In a healthy society, such a heinous act of violence would be extraordinary. But our society is sick, and such violence is routine.
The Monday shooting in Denver might have been the worst single act of gun violence in America that day, but it was nowhere near the only one — there were victims in more than 20 other cities.
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Today, our bill to provide free menstrual hygiene products to students passed the house on second reading! @BriannaForCO #SB255 #coleg #copolitics #EndPeriodPoverty
The average menstruating person uses more than 18 tampons per cycle and uses 12,000-15,000 pads, tampons, and panty liners in their lifetime. Folks who menstruate spend a lifetime average of $11,000 on tampons alone, excluding other menstrual care expenses. #SB255
This financial burden is unfairly leveled on women and menstruating folks and, arguably, more unfairly leveled on young people. The result: Twenty percent of teens struggle to afford period products or are not able to purchase them at all.
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