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This is pretty big. A proposal backed by Colorado’s most influential Democrats would eliminate single-family-only zoning in dozens of the largest cities. #copolitics cpr.org/2023/03/22/gov…
Townhomes and multiplexes up to six units would be allowed by right in all residential zones of many urban cities and metro suburbs, from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs to Grand Junction, plus places like Lakewood, Boulder, Arvada.
Square footage requirements would be eliminated statewide except for fire/safety reasons.

Limits on unrelated people living together would be banned statewide, ending a long fight in Boulder.
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“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
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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 giffords.org/lawcenter/gun-… #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
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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
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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 &
@ProgressNowCO
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
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We have now moved into committee! SB23-111 is for #worker protections & makes sure that public employees can engage in the political process like everyone else

Public employees are nurses, teachers, public service workers & EMT drivers #copolitics

YES ON SB23-111 👨‍⚕️
The right to strike for public employees is only possible after presenting to a board - there is not a avenue for public employees to #unionize or #organize if they think they need too

We are now hearing from a Nurse who tells us 'this impacts you all cause you seek health care'
We have testimony from @DenverHealthMed worker - who says "you do not need a heart beat in a seat, you need a capable health care worker when you are seeking health care"

"we need to level the playing field between our bosses & unions" #copolitics

YES on SB23-111 🔥
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We’re at the press conference for SB23-111 Protect Public Employees Workers Protections Act! #copolitcs

Jade Kelly is starting us off this morning from @cwa7799 #laborstrong Image
Jade tells us she can feel the #change for #workers & it’s happening

She says “we need to get the elephant out of the room” #copolitcs twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Jade continues to tell us that the public institutions fail to listen

Staffing shortages
Racism
Transphobia
Retaliation

🚨 this is why we need a YES 🚨 on SB23-111 “we need this bill!” Image
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Here we go folks! Reading HB23-1100 on the floor @lorenaforsenate @NaquettaR intro the bill on the floor this morning

YES on HB23-1100 - it is not a state value to make profit off of immigrants that happen to be brought to a prison because of IGSA contract #copolitics
Alright folks! We heard two racist remarks already!

Rep. Holtorf is pleading that we consider Teller county - where they are making .01% off keeping immigrants in prison who are awaiting immigration cases

YES on 1100 #EndTheContract #copolitics
Other then Teller County just wanting to make $ off the back of immigrants in a IGSA contractual hosting facility - which has been an avenue to shipping immigrants farther from where they are in the first place

YES on HB23-1100 - END these harmful contracts now #copolitcs
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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
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We are in Senate Judiciary for SB067 - Participant Facilitated Recidivism Reduction Program - tune into listen to a #bill that started with a conversation between @ColemanforCO & men who are serving time at Sterling Prison

Data & transparency is vital #copolitics #recidivism
Tune into this hearing: sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00327/Harmony/…

@SenBobGardner is asking about the bill & whether there are competitors for the pilot project that ultimately SB23-067 would create - a study & program enhancement to reduce #recidivism
@ColemanforCO responds with "this will allow the program to be scaled across the facility, and creates opportunities to scale across the department." #copolitics Coleman has been a champion for Criminal justice reform #leadership
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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
coloradosun.com/2023/01/28/col…
"Unless we continue to strengthen the Equal Pay Act, women will continue to be paid less than men for the same work" coloradosun.com/2023/01/28/col… #copolitics #coleg
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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
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Here at #FairWorkweek hearing with sponsors starting us off strong - @SerenaForCO explains that single parents & working parents are left with a CPS call when they don't have predictable work schedules to pick their kids up

Unstable schedules impact 400k Coloradans #copolitics
@SerenaForCO reminds us corporate lobbyists are out numbering us.

@EmilyForCO "We are here today to address unpredictable hours... which means unpredictable pay... 1/3rd of workers in Colorado who are in the most impacted sectors - couldn't cover an emergency" #copolitics
"we continue to create communities where workers can thrive... studies show that fair scheduling builds trust for employees and employers" #copolitics

"workers who have a say in their schedule are more productive" says @EmilyForCO
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We are LIVE at the CO State Capitol to talk in favor of Fair Workweek legislation, #HB1118.
#COLeg #COpolitics
Watch the livestream here: fb.watch/iKfAm38Paj/
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
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We waited all damn day! #HappyValentines #copolitics we are here to say VOTE YES on HB23-1120 🔥

This bill will ensure that TANF, SSI, and SSDI tenants are protected with mediation and support to remedy #eviction

We know ppl w/ disabilities get evicted more often
🔥
First we get to hear from the apartment association, which we intend on meeting with a lot on the off season ✨

They are very upset about extending a eviction 20 more days for tenants. It is verrrrry inconvenient they say.

@RepSnyder85 has great questions #copolitics
@WoodrowForCO asks the Apartment Association to share data on when evictions are settled or what the additional 20 day extension would really impact.

AA says "I don't think I've put my experience in a spreadsheet"

We are floored with the entitlement. 🔥#copolitics
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Thread: At #Jeffco board meeting, Director Miller’s questions get to the truth about the current state of the scandal ridden $800m bond program…@wsj @The74 #copolitics #edcolo #k12 #edpolicy #edchat
(1) After net $19m in costs at schools receiving students from 16 closed ES, only $34m (!) is left from $118m in bond premium ($51m was spent on athletic facilities not disclosed to voters in 2018)…
(2) About $100m from original bond proceeds is currently allocated to projects that haven’t begun, including construction of 2 new ES (!!!). This includes $17m for projects now in design phase, and $83m that haven’t begun.
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Again, for the 85th time: the bigoted baker's opinion of someone else's choice in a life partner is in fact irrelevant. There's a whole world out there of people living their life different than you that's none of your business.
Shut up and bake the damn cake. #copolitics
Also I didn't notice the bigoted baker objecting to making cakes for people on their second or third marriage, and the Bible talks about divorce a lot more than gay people. His "religious objections" are completely subjective and irrational.
When you're a public/customer service business, you have to follow public accommodation/civil rights laws, including protected classes like LGBTQ Coloradans.
If you don't want to serve the public, get out of the public service business.
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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.
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NEW: Denver mayoral candidate @AndyforDenver, a leading fundraiser in the race, racked up seven false claims during a recent interview with @GeorgeBrauchler on @710KNUS. We fact-checked each falsehood. #copolitics 9news.com/article/news/l…
@AndyforDenver @GeorgeBrauchler @710KNUS Rougeot's litany of false claims ranged from obvious falsehoods about other candidates in the race to instances where he appeared genuinely confused about city issues and policies.
@AndyforDenver claimed he’s the “only candidate with actual business experience.” Not true. @KwameSpearman is the CEO of @TatteredCover. @KellyBroughDen ran the @DenChamber. Thomas Wolf is an investment banker. Aurelio Martinez ran a restaurant. Robert Treta is a developer.
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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

TUNE IN: sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00327/Harmony/…
@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! leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb23-1101🔥
@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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Really importantly, this bill would require that the companies disclose to drivers and consumers how much money the consumer is paying for a ride, how much money the worker is getting, and how much money the company is taking for itself. #copolitics

denverpost.com/2023/01/31/ube…
The companies' business model depends on paying drivers as little as possible while charging consumers as much as possible and manipulating both through algorithm. Basic transparency regarding the amounts the companies take from each ride should be a no brainer.
Without the protections of labor laws and consumer protection laws, the "future of work" will be a future of algorithmic oppression, and it won't stop with transportation and delivery work.
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NEW: @GovofCO Polis will begin his State of the State address with a list of challenges faced by Colorado in his first term, with the notable inclusion of rising hate speech. Will thread details from prepared remarks here. #copolitics
"We’ve gone through a lot these last four years, Colorado," Gov Polis' prepared remarks read. "COVID-19. Shootings. Devastating wildfires. Record inflation. Spiraling hate speech."
Polis' remarks shout out Gandolf from Lord of The Rings, Nikola Jokic, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (because of course). "Jokic, Gandalf, Trey and Matt, and Colorado believe the next chapter is the best one - and I do too. Our best days are yet to come."
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NEW: Fmr congressional candidate @AadlandforCO, who said the 2020 election was “absolutely rigged,” has announced his candidacy for Chair of the @cologop. Aadland pledged to “restore integrity to our election system.” #copolitics
Aadland’s platform includes ending the mail-in ballot system used by the vast majority of Coloradans, closing Republican primaries to unaffiliated voters, and “getting rid of the current voting machines.”
Aadland was unsuccessful in attracting national GOP support in his run for the open 7th Congressional District seat in Colorado, which Republicans initially thought could be competitive in a friendly year. Aadland lost to @pettersen4co by 15%.
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JARED POLIS IS LIKELY THE FIRST DEMOCRAT TO CARRY THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS:

ESTIMATED TOTALS WITHIN COS PRECINCTS:

POLIS (D): 94,491 (50.6%)
GANAHL (R): 87,774 (47.0%)

Was 50-46 Trump in 2020

#copolitics
The suburban CDP of Cimarron Hills also has likely voted blue for the first time

ESTIMATED TOTALS WITHIN CIMARRON HILLS PRECINCTS:

POLIS (D): 3,135 (49.7%)
GANAHL (R): 2,992 (47.5%)

Was 52-43 Trump in 2020
The resort town of Manitou Springs:

POLIS (D): 1,876 (69.2%)
GANAHL (R): 772 (28.5%)

Was 64-32 Biden in 2020
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