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Blog: News Update – February 15, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Hundreds gathered on the steps of the Colorado capitol to make sure that the long standing Colorado Civil Rights Division and Commission continue. The Division will sunset this year and must be extended into the future. The first step in the sunset process was the subject of a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon. Many people were there to testify to the value in keeping the Commission. Earlier the Joint Budget Committee, on a tie vote, delayed funding the Commission. This should not be a partisan issue: defending civil rights is a basic right, This is the first chapter in the continuing story. Rally to Save the CCRD on Capitol steps on 2.13.2018 Join CORCRC, Colorado and the entire nation as we continue to join...


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Blog: News Update – February 8, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Once again our state legislation is facing a myriad of bills that challenge the fabric of our character. As Coloradoans and Americans, our identity is wrapped up in a sense of compassion and a commitment to freedom. Let’s make sure that these characteristics are reflected in our laws. Legislation Update Selected Bills to Support HB18 – 1004 Continue Child Care Tax Credit Sponsors: Reps. Coleman & Wilson/Sens. Tate & Kefalas This bill will extend Tax Credit to 2025 and benefit families HB18 – 1064 Training Program Prevention Child Sexual Abuse Training program for early childhood provider and others who interact with children. This is a needed pro-active approach to a serious problem. Selected Bills to Oppose 3 anti-choice House Bills are introduced and scheduled to be heard in...


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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...


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Blog: News Update – January 25, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Positive energy was in the air on January 20th. Millions of women around the world marched in unity. It is clear that the women’s agenda has made its way to the front page and that’s where it will stay. CORCRC was proud to be part of the joyful crowd in Denver. Legislation Update At this time, we are aware of several bills that could challenge the reproductive rights of women in Colorado. Be prepared to participate in actions to defeat these bills as they are presented. CORCRC will alert you as these bills are put on committee calendars. Keep your eye on: HB 18-1004 – Continue Child Care Income Tax Credit for a Qualifying Contribution to Promote Child Care in the state. The bill extends the tax credit...


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Blog: News Update – January 18, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The legislative session has barely begun and behind the scenes action is keeping CORCRC on its toes.  We know that this session will be intense and exciting.  Because we want you to be aware and prepared to be engaged, we will be sending you a weekly blog with updates and alerts during the legislative session.  It is hoped that the information will keep you informed and motivated. Legislation Update As you read this blog, many bills that effect reproductive rights, health and justice are being drafted.  We can expect to support bills impacting contraception and women’s health.  At this time, no opposition bills have been presented. FAMLI Medical Leave Insurance Program HB18-101 (House sponsors Winter and Gray/ and Senator Donovan) On Feb 6th the House Business Affairs and...


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VICTORY

CORCRC won the live consultants contest and the free year of I.T. service.  Congratulations and thanks to all of our wonderful supporters who voted for us.


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Charlottesville

On Sunday, August 13th CORCRC representatives marched peacefully with others in solidarity with those who were outraged and pained by the violence and hate expressed in Charlottesville.  CORCRC stands in solidarity with those against violence, hatred and white supremacy. Two photos: Dr. Timothy E. Tyler, pastor for Historical Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and protester


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New Website

CORCRC hopes that you will enjoy the new CORCRC website.  It is more informative, attractive and user friendly.   Review the description of our services, the educational resources and news. The new website is a clean, modern design that is attractive and is easy to use. Some of the improved and new features are listed below.  Feel free to search around and get acquainted with the new and improved CORCRC website.   The new website allows you to have an efficient, responsive and sharp experience on any device. From a big screen monitor to small mobile screens.   The Home page more prominently displays the main calls to action of CORCRC   Events prominently are displayed and accessible via list or calendar form for your ease of use. Additionally, when you click on...


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Register To Vote

Register To Vote

The CORCRC is concerned about the number of Coloradoans who have expressed their distrust of President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission, and they didn’t realize just how much of their voter registration information was already public under state law.  Please do not be bullied by this commission.  Your vote is more important than ever. We encourage all those eligible to register or re-register if you have unregistered. Here is some information to ease the process. Link to www.sos.state.co.us/voter-mobile A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government documents that show the name and address of the elector.  For examples, please visit: www.govotecolorado.com On a smartphone? Send the text “CO” to 2Vote (28683) for links to election information and voter registration.


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“Our Lives On The Line” Rally

CORCRC co-sponsored Colorado “Our Lives on the Line” Rally By Senator Betty Boyd, CORCRC President The event took place on Saturday, July 29th at City Park in Denver.  It was a rally to remind our US Senators and Congressional Representatives that many lives are truly on the line with proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, best known as “Obamacare”. Many articulate people spoke passionately of the problems with the efforts in Congress. Huge losses of health care, especially for low-income families and kids, for older Americans and for people with disabilities threaten not only their healthcare but their very lives.  As Board President, I attended the event along with 350-400 people.  It turned out to be a celebration as the Senate, just days earlier, had defeated the latest attempt...


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CORCRC Development News

Just when we were feeling afraid, despair, the CORCRC Annual Faith and Freedom Awards Program on May 2nd at Temple Emanuel restored our hope and strengthened our resolve to redouble our efforts in this religious war over women’s rights. The statements from the recipients, Senator Pat Steadman and Reverend Margaret Rush-Hankins, were inspirational, the prayers were refreshingly inclusive, loving, and justice-oriented, the food and wine fulfilling, the gathered community heart-warming, and we raised $8909!  A number that grows each year.   It is clear that you also care about women and their rights, and we know that there are various ways to support those rights, but being part of the Development Team puts you in the middle of our most interesting and inspirational events such as the intimate conversation with Dottie and...


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