Blog: News Update – April 12, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

CORCRC is committed to reaching out to communities beyond the Denver metropolitan area. Action steps to that end include our participation in the Reproductive Rights Road Show and bringing on a new member to our CORCRC team. Please welcome Tatiana Lopez, the new Grand Junction Community Organizer/Liaison.

Hello! I am so excited to be apart of CORCRC and help bring the organization to the Colorado Western Slope, a place that could definitely use the resources that CORCRC provides!

I’m a student at Colorado Mesa University, majoring in Communications while also doing a minor in Political Science.

I’ve been working in the non-profit sector since high school. I publish a monthly newsletter for Shimmer Sparkle Shine, a non-profit that, works with young girls and pre-teens to educate them on the importance of self-worth and feeling comfortable in their own skin.

I am also the vice president of the newly formed AAUW (American Association of University Women) CMU branch, which I like to think is the next step above Shimmer Sparkle Shine, working to help empower women in their careers and communities.

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. with CMU for the Colorado Capital Conference. This visit happened to correlate with the first draft of the Republicans new health care bill that was to replace the Affordable Care Act. Being in D.C. that week and in the Senate building at the time the draft was released to the public had its own special whirlwind of excitement and was fustrating as well. This experience made me want to help and make a bigger (healthier) impact on lives than the one I felt I was making.

Now being apart of CORCRC, I hope to do just that.

Tatiana Lopez

Legislation Update

HB18-1001, the CO FAMLI Act, passed second reading on the House floor last Friday!   CORCRC urges you to join 9-5 and others to lock in the final house vote next Monday.  Call your representative in support of HB18-1001. 

When women have access to paid leave, they are way more likely to return to work at equivalent salary.  Paid leave and other family-flexible policies are essential to closing the pay gap for women!
Equal Pay ACT—HJR (House Joint Resolution) 18-1017 passed the House on 4.10- officially declare Equal Pay Day in Colorado

HB 18-1387, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, was introduced on 4.10.2018.  Sponsors are Reps. Danielson and Buckner and Sens. Donovan and Fields.  It is assigned to Finance Committee.

Points of Interest

Donald Trump, defender of Christian America? It’s not as ludicrous as it sounds – Salon

Consternation over evangelical support for Donald Trump got another jolt with Stormy Daniels’ interview on “60 Minutes” last Sunday, but new research from Clemson sociologist Andrew Whitehead and two colleagues provides strong evidence that Trump is actually an ideal candidate for the Christian right. It sounds crazy, I know — but not to those in his evangelical base, a demographic that supported him by a ratio of roughly four to one, and others who share their particular worldview. The key, Read the full story

News, Activism, and Humor – Do you enjoy John Oliver’s incredible combination of news, humor and activism?  Here is a link to his take on Fake Clinics otherwise knows as Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC’s).

 

 

Upcoming Events


JOIN US to learn how the Colorado Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Coalition is working to preserve and strengthen reproductive rights in Colorado. We’ll talk about what’s going on at the Capitol and how you can help. We also want to hear from you! Tell us what’s happening in your schools and community and how we can help make your community and the state of Colorado a leader in Reproductive Rights.

 

April

Two opportunities for the same conversation
One during the day and one in the evening!
The Progressive Congregation Network is an opportunity to strengthen the foundation of progressive faith movements, to connect with one another, to find out what is happening and how to make your voice heard, and to deepen your understanding on key issues. This month our theme will be REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE.
Join COLOR and Soul2Soul to learn the history and the current movement around Reproductive Justice. How are realities around ‘reproductive choice’ different for women of color? How can we assure that all people have freedom, access and opportunity to self-determination and holistic care?
Pick one gathering!
Wednesday, April 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
at Belong Church, 1615 N Ogden St, Denver, 80218
OR
Thursday, April 12,1:30-3:30 p.m. 
at Highlands Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola St., Denver 80212

April 28 – Reproductive Road Show – Alamosa
Alamosa Rec Center
2222 Old Sanford Rd, Alamosa
1:30 to 3:30pm

May

May 2: Reproductive Road Show – Longmont
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave, Longmont,
Wednesday May 2, 2018
6:30 to 8:30pm

May 3: Faith and Freedom

You are invited to the 2018 Alex Lukens
Faith and Freedom Award Reception
This year’s unprecedented political challenges have been met with vigorous public engagement and an energized public. It is a perfect time to honor two long-time inspirational activists who have been defending reproductive rights for decades.

Karen Middleton, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

The second distinguished recipient will be revealed at the event.
Please join us in honoring these heroes.

Reception Followed by Presentation

Thursday, May 3rd,
6:30-8:30 pm
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape St. Denver, Colorado 80220

Refreshments served

Musical performance by:
“Paradox Duet” Dr. Brian Ross, violin, Dr. Karlotta Davis, flute

Recommended level of donations:

$250 or over = Sponsor (your name in the program, four entries)
$150 = Patron (your name in the program, two entries)
$75 = Supporter (two entries)
$25 = Friend/Student (one entry)

I will attend____. There will be a total of _____ guests.
Guest names are:_________________________________________________.

I ___ cannot attend and here is my donation in honor of the award recipients and the work done by the CORCRC. $______

Please confirm your:
Name __________________________________
Address _________________________________
________________________________________

and e-mail _____________________________

For your convenience go to Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/FFAR2018

or
Send your check with reservation/donation information to;
CORCRC P.O. Box 102464
Denver, Co 80250-2464

Thank you!

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