Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #coleg

Most recents (24)

Colorado used to be an @NRA stronghold. Today, it's @MomsDemand country. How did we get here? The unglamorous, heavy lifting of grassroots activism.

A thread... #coleg
Let's go back to 2013. After then-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper passed sweeping gun safety laws in the wake of the Aurora mass shooting tragedy, the NRA worked to recall two state lawmakers to send a signal to other lawmakers - everywhere - considering something similar.
Due to divided general assembly, we didn't make headway for nearly SEVEN years. But in 2018, after @MomsDemand volunteers helped elect gun sense champions (including survivor @Sully_720) the 64th Colorado session was the first to be controlled by Dems in 40 years.
Read 8 tweets
Story leaves out that both the American Medical Association & the American College of ObGyns say "Claims regarding abortion “reversal” treatment are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards."…
When North Dakota passed an abortion "reversal" law, the AMA sued because "North Dakota’s law undermines this relationship by requiring physicians to mislead and misinform their patients with messages that contradict reality and science."…
ObGyn Dr Mitchell Creinin, author of the one scientifically valid study on abortion 'reversal', testified at #coleg that there is no scientific or medical evidence to support it. None. His study had to be halted b/c 3 participants went to the hospital with severe bleeding.
Read 4 tweets
“In colorado we got your back!” Says @SenadoraJulie

“We will make sure to hold these businesses to accountability & address these fake clinics”

This is the #reroductivehealthrightsjustice package
We have tons of cosponsors for the bills today! @RepEpps @sonyajlewis @RepMegFroe & so many more!

Hearing from Dusti at @colorlatina

“We are working along side our partners to tackle mis information from the fake clinics that target our communities!” #copolitcs Image
Read 14 tweets
SB23-168, "Concerning gun violence victims' access to the judicial system." This legislation gives gun violence victims and survivors the ability to take legal action when firearm industry members violate standards of responsible conduct. We urge support. #copolitics #coleg
The testimony against SB-168 is riddled with misinformation as usual.

GET THE FACTS: Gun Industry Immunity — @GiffordsCourage… #copolitics #coleg
Sen. Tom Sullivan erupts in response to testimony by gun dealers shirking responsibility for their products: "What is the profit margin on 4000 rounds of armor-piercing ammunition? What is the profit you need to make that sale?" #copolitics #coleg
Read 6 tweets
Senate Bill 23-170: building on the success of Colorado's "Red Flag" law, this bill allows medical and mental health providers as well as teachers to join law enforcement and families in petitioning the court for an extreme risk protection order. We urge support. #copolitics
Jane Dougherty, whose sister died in the Sandy Hook shooting, testifies in support of the ERPO enhancement bill: "what if all those lives could have been saved?" #copolitics #coleg
Barton High School Teacher - Rachel is here! she is sharing about what's it like being a teacher in a high school where we have #GunViolence & regular #lockdowns & she talks about going from giggling with 9th graders to watching in horror

Follow this bill
Read 14 tweets
By passing Fair Workweek legislation, CO strengthens its #economy & #workforce

Advanced scheduling allows workers to prioritize our families

VOTE YES on #HB1118 this #coleg

🚨Join me &
in House, Business & Labor @ the #colorado capitol 🚨#copolitics
We are hearing the bill today for ACTION only as we heard tones of testimony last week for #fairworkweek

By passing Fair Workweek legislation, Colorado strengthens its economy and workforce. #copolitics

We are voting on predictable schedules for working Coloradans olordans
Thank you again sponsors @EmilyForCO & @SerenaForCO are wrapping up with the committee - on the importance of predictable schedules & why #workers deserve fair work week

All workers that testified were in SUPPORT of fair work week #copolitics
Read 17 tweets
We are so PUMPED to be back at House Judiciary committee to hear HB23-1187 Alternative Sentencing for Pregnant People #copolitics

HB23-1187 will ensure that #pregnant people have the opportunity to #alternative sentencing 🔥

@S2SSisters @elephant_circle
We know that pregnancy is contraindicated towards a #healthy pregnancy & being incarcerated while pregnant is harmful to both the pregnant person and the child - #reproductivejustice is what we are fighting for today #copolitics @elephant_circle @S2SSisters
Correctional facilities are not mandated to track or report pregnancy-related data & most facilities do not have any routine process for collecting such information - another reason why we are saying YES on HB23-1187 #copolitics #leadership #reproductivehealth
Read 30 tweets
We're simultaneously in the Senate hearing for #SB105, AKA Ensuring #EqualPayForEqualWork.

Pay equity means higher profits, productivity, and employee retention for businesses. It's a WIN WIN!
#COPolitics #COLeg
Passing the Equal Pay in 2019 made CO’s economy and communities stronger. It's time to advance pay equity by further protecting our full-time, part-time and remote workers!

⬇️Learn more from the article below⬇️

#COLeg #COPolitics #EqualPay…
"Unless we continue to strengthen the Equal Pay Act, women will continue to be paid less than men for the same work"… #copolitics #coleg
Read 8 tweets
We are here at - House #judiciary committee hearing HB23-1133 - Phone Calls for People in Custody #copolitics gets the chance to vote for free phone calls for people in custody

We know this bill will
🔥Support Family Connection
🔥Reduce recidivism
🔥Ensure Healthy Communities
We had our first panel with @WorthRises & second chance & had awesome questions from @mjweissman & @RepEpps she asked how #data is looking in places this bill has passed

Rep. Epps asks - "in the work of decoupling humans and cages - we are just changing who is paying the bill?"
We heard a bomb 💣 panel from us 💅🏼 second chance center & Clayton Early Learning & parents & @WorthRises to launch into HB23-1133! #copolitcs
Read 10 tweets
We are LIVE at the CO State Capitol to talk in favor of Fair Workweek legislation, #HB1118.
#COLeg #COpolitics
Watch the livestream here:
Opening is Pam Reséndiz, director of CO Jobs with Justice.

"We work hard and we deserve to know when we’re going to work and how much we’re going to make." #HB1118 #COLeg #COPolitics
Next is Britany Lopez, a student from MSU Denver. Talks about how hard it is to work to juggle classes and unpredictable scheduling while also needing to help her family. #HB1118 #COLeg #COPolitics
Read 12 tweets
Another great piece from @BySajaHindi @denverpost on how, with Roe overturned, Colorado legislators plan to build on the abortion rights protections in last year's Reproductive Health Equity Act.
#copolitics #coleg
"Karen Middleton, executive director of Cobalt, said the reproductive rights group has received reports of doctors in Colorado getting called by doctors in Texas threatening to report them because a patient had mentioned they’d provided them with an abortion. The proposed bill
would protect the privacy of both the doctors and their patients from potential lawsuits and criminal charges.
Read 4 tweets
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
Read 15 tweets
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
Read 5 tweets
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
Read 41 tweets
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]
Read 18 tweets

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
Read 10 tweets
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
Read 6 tweets
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
Read 4 tweets
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
Read 13 tweets
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
Read 12 tweets
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.
Read 5 tweets
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."
Read 4 tweets
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…
Read 10 tweets
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."
Read 3 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!