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Lisa Duran: "There are numerous bills in Congress that could create a path to citizenship for millions of immigrant families right now. Unfortunately, these bills already seem doomed to the limbo of a Congress paralyzed along party lines and populated with anti-immigrant politicians more interested in political theater than the betterment of our communities." Continue Reading

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Dan Woog: "In the wake of COVID-19 mandates, a vigorously contested election, and volatile economic news, what Americans – and Coloradans – long for is a return to normalcy. A life where parents go to work and children go to school.  Where a person can enjoy the treat of a night out without consulting the most recent public health order. A place where the value of a dollar isn’t constantly shrinking." Continue Reading

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Laura Williamson: "The little-known federal Bureau of Reclamation just made history by ordering some state governments to cut back their usage of water on the Colorado River due to a historic drought affecting the river basin. As a proud Coloradan, I was alarmed to see this unprecedented announcement since it signals the start of a new era of increased heavy-handedness in the federal government’s management of state matters." Continue Reading

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Janet Buckner and Leslie Herod: "One of the largest challenges re-exposed by the pandemic are the deep-rooted racial disparities that continue to plague our healthcare system – both in Colorado and across the country. COVID-19 disproportionately devastated communities of color, and although we are turning a corner, we must continue to work toward creating an equitable health care system for all Coloradoans. This includes access to the highest quality prenatal and maternal care for every mother in the Centennial State." Continue Reading

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Bill Ritter Jr.: "Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and our Colorado delegation in the House of Representatives should all vote yes on and champion an infrastructure bill and budget reconciliation bill that center investments in a national clean energy economy while also battling climate change and ending environmental injustice." Continue Reading

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James Coleman and Colin Larson: "While the rest of the country has been mired in divisive politics, Colorado lawmakers have traditionally been able to come together to put the interests of Coloradans first. But it’s getting harder. Increasingly, we’ve seen our colleagues compelled to put their party agenda ahead of common-sense lawmaking. Washington, D.C.-style politics are seeping into the Gold Dome, and it's damaging our ability to serve Colorado." Continue Reading

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George Stern: "Just as baseball is America’s pastime, there is nothing more American than participating in the electoral process. Here in Colorado, our mail-ballot system is the gold standard for accessible, secure, and transparent elections. You don’t need to take my word for it; with more than 76% of eligible voters casting ballots in November, Colorado set a turnout record for our state that ranks us as second highest in the nation." Continue Reading

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Stephanie Stewart: "The Colorado legislature, specifically bill sponsors Sens. Brittany Pettersen and Kevin Priola and Reps. Chris Kennedy and Leslie Herod, should be applauded for passing HB21-1276. This bill would improve access to evidenced-based treatments that can improve chronic pain, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and acupuncture." Continue Reading

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Chad Vorthmann: "Legislators are targeting agriculture employers with Senate Bill 87. It's a grab bag of anti-employer policies aimed at farms that employ migrant workers. The problem is that it impacts all agriculture employers, regardless of whether they hire much-needed migrant workers through the federally managed H2A visa program or local ranch and farmhands who raise their families and pursue their livelihood on horseback or in a tractor seat." Continue Reading

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Loren Furman: "No individual should ever face uncomfortable or unsafe situations in the workplace due to harassment. The organization I represent, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and our member businesses, recognize that our current workplace harassment laws could be better refined to protect workers and provide clear guidelines for employers. However, SB 176 in its current form misses the mark and brings to light some unfortunate hypocrisy." Continue Reading

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Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy: "This session, it’s time to stand with the people of Colorado and not with Big Pharma. We have introduced Senate Bill 175, to help reduce the astronomical costs of prescription drugs by creating a Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB). This independent board, within the Division of Insurance, would be responsible for researching, reviewing, and limiting costs for the most unaffordable prescription drugs." Continue Reading

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Michael P. Martinez: "State legislators are considering Senate Bill 169, which would limit the use of external data to address unfair discrimination in insurance practices. This bill is well intended. Agents and insurers join the bill’s supporters in their goal to stop unfair discrimination. Unfortunately, however, the current version of the bill could have a wide range of unintended consequences, including stifling innovation and likely increasing insurance costs for auto, homeowners, renters and commercial policyholders." Continue Reading

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Colin Larson: "It is not a theoretical threat that charter schools face, or one concerning only charter schools not performing well. In just the last two years, both the top elementary and top middle school for low-income kids in Colorado faced opposition from their local school boards, whose majorities had been elected with the financial support of special interests opposed to charter schools." Continue Reading

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Barbara Kirkmeyer and Dominick Moreno: "Though significant progress has been made in the fight against COVID-19, more than a year into the pandemic these additional health care and economic burdens we face cannot be ignored. Therefore, Colorado’s legislators have been looking for different ways to rein in costs, keeping in mind that our primary responsibility as lawmakers is to ensure an equitable life for all of our citizens." Continue Reading