Blog: News Update – March 22, 2018

Blog: News Update - March 22, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

CORCRC and the Interfaith Alliance joined forces to advocate on Women and Families on Wednesday.  This advocacy effort is coordinated by 9 to 5.  The color teal and our dedicated defense of  women’s reproductive rights identified and bound us.  Discussions with legislators focused on urging legislators to defeat HB 18-1206(see Legislative Updates).  Senator Betty Boyd and Executive Director Joyce Lisbin spoke with Representative Terri Carver in the Lobby who is supportive of HB18 1206.  There is still time to contact her ( to let her know that this bill is offensive to many people of faith.

CORCRC and theInterfaith Alliance delivered letters to the Senate urging all elected officials to reject inappropriate behavior  and discuss credible allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.  The legislators that we spoke with were committed to changing the culture at the capitol.  AMEN!



Legislation Update

HB 18-1256, which will continue the Colorado Civil Rights Division and Commission for 9 years, passed the 3rd reading in the House on Wednesday 3.21 and is on it’s way to the Senate.
March 27, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, the House Judiciary Committee will hear will hear HB 18-1206, Rep. Stephen Humphrey’s “Live and Let Live” Act.  This bill undermines many civil rights protections, especially for the LGBTQ community.  It is a particularly offensive misuse of religion to promote discrimination.  Please urge your representatives to vote against this bill.
Support is needed for HB18-1260 Drug Price Transparency Act– the costs of prescription drugs contribute to both out –of pocket spending and premium increases.  This bill requires 90 days advance public notice when drug prices are increasing and mandates that drug companies provide an explanation of drug prices that increase over 10% from the previous two years.

Points of Interest

View this video to hear basic reasons why we defend reproductive rights and access to health care.

Victoria Gomez Betancourt of COLOR erases any lingering concerns about the safety of abortion.  Read this informative article:
New study: abortion is safe – but restrictions can block women from the care they need

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice honors the role of brave clergy in defending women’s reproductive rights and health before Roe v. Wade.  This timeline records the power of faith advocates

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.

Thanks to the people of Grand Junction and Fort Collins who came to the meetings to enrich the conversation. Please be sure to join us when the Reproductive Road Show comes to your community.




March 22 – Reproductive Road Show – Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S 8th St #100, Colorado Springs
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


April 7th _ Reproductive Road Show – Durango
Durango Public Library
1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
1:30 to 3:30pm

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


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:

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

Thank you!


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