Blog: News Update – February 1, 2018

Blog: News Update - February 1, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

The 20 – week abortion ban defeated in the Senate. Voters will determine who was on the ‘correct side’ of this argument. Coloradan’s need to look closely at and remember Sen. Cory Gardner’s voting record.

CORCRC encourages you to join Progress Now in a campaign to pressure Democratic lawmakers to take a pro-abortion stance. Here is a link to the letter, a news article and the petition.

More background:
Lip Service Won’t Suffice: On Democrats and Abortion
Progressive leaders say Democratic Party should shun abortion opponents

Sign the Online Petition

 

Legislation Update

HB 18-1001 FAMLI –
Creates family and medical leave insurance program for paid family leave in Colorado. House sponsors are Reps. Winter and Gray, Senate sponsor is Sen. Donovan. The bill will be heard on Tuesday, February 6th in House Business Affairs and Labor Committee at 1:30 pm.

Pre session polling is strong for this long overdue bill. A press conference and rally will take place on February 5th at 12:30pm at the Capitol. Join us!

Point of Interest.
Huerfano County, Colorado is suing pharmaceutical companies and distributors and claims that they are responsible of overdoses and deaths due to opioids.

Tiny Colorado county sues giant opioid makers and distributors for millions

Upcoming Events

February

February 7 – Women’s Lobby of Colorado Lobby Day – Part of the Women and Families’ Wednesdays Campaign
Meet in the Capitol Basement cafeteria and wear the color teal. There will be a lobby training that will include going bills the Women’s Lobby is prioritizing.

February 15 – Transparency and Religiously Affiliated Hospitals
The right to informed decisions about one’s health care is crucial to the mission of the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (CORCRC). Dr. Joyce Lisbin, CORCRC Executive Director, will present information and lead a discussion on how this impacts access to our health care options.

Time: 10:00 am
Place: The Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246

March

March 7: Lobby Day – Save the Date
8:00 am to 1:00 pm RSVP details to be announced

March 21: Women and Families Wednesdays

CORCRC is co-hosting this morning at the Capitol with the Interfaith Alliance. Meet in the Capitol Basement cafeteria and wear the color teal. There will be a brief lobby introduction and an update on bills to be addressed that morning.

May

May 3: Faith and Freedom Save the Date.
Ticket details to be announced

Time: 6:00 pm, Temple Emanuel

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