Blog: News Update – March 8, 2018

Blog: News Update - March 8, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

LOBBY DAY: If you were there, you know it was a big success. Scores of advocates reached out to legislators to make our presence felt and our voices heard. We spoke to legislators about three bills: urging our elected representatives to vote against HB18-1206- the so-called Live and Let Live Act, to vote in favor of reauthorization of the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) and to vote in favor of HB18-1001: Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI). While we were sharing our stories and explaining our positions, the FAMLI Act was passed out of the finance committee and continues its journey through the process. CHEERS to all who did the work to keep this Act thriving so that paid leave will become a reality for Coloradans.

Panel: Rev. Stephan Papa (CORCRC), Karla Gonzales Garcia (COLOR), Gena Ozols (NARAL Pro-Choice Co), Sarah Taylor-Nanista (PPRM), and Rev. Dr. Dawn Duval (Soul Sisters)

Lobby Day was well-attended

More good news – just in case you missed the history making news event last week: Representative Lebsock was voted out!  Thanks to the bravery of Representative Faith Winter and the many women who told their story a Representative was expelled from office for bad behavior for the first time in over 100 years.  Go to this link if you missed reading about this pivotal event.

Representative Faith Winter speaks at Lobby Day

Legislation Update

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

The Trump administration requires that we stay engaged and be prepared to resist the unrelenting funding cuts to health care and the general disregard for women’s well being.  The illogic of cutting access to contraception is just one of the points made in this informative article.
How Women’s Reproductive Rights Stalled under Trump

CORCRC job posting: Liaison/Community Organizer part-time in Grand Junction. Go to for more information contact information to Joyce Lisbin at

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 8 – Reproductive Road Show – Denver
Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
5:30 – 7:30pm

March 15 – Reproductive Road Show – Parker
Parker Library
6:30 – 8:30pm

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.

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 Save the Date.
Ticket details to be announced
Time: 6:00 pm, Temple Emanuel


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