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As the 2022 session of the Colorado legislature winds down in its final weeks, there’s a lot of important legislation still making its way through the process. We need to stay vigilant all the way until adjournment on May 11 to make sure the bills we’ve been fighting for since January end up on Gov. Jared Polis’ desk.
Last week, the Clean Slate Act passed the Colorado Senate! Thanks to everyone who contacted your lawmakers, sent letters, and showed up to rally for this important legislation to fire up Colorado’s job market with thousands of workers ready to rejoin the workforce and contribute. The Clean Slate Act provides a system for automatic sealing of records for nonviolent offenders who have completed their sentence and stayed out of trouble.
Now the Clean Slate Act is in the Colorado House, and your representative needs to hear from you. Click here to get the information you need on the Clean Slate Act, and then take action by contacting your Colorado House member and urging them to vote YES on Senate Bill 099.
It’s a privilege to fight alongside you in support of our shared progressive values, and we’ll continue to send periodic updates like this one with a range of action items and events from PNC and our partners. Through the rest of this critical election year, we’ll be focusing on important breaking news and action alerts as they happen as part of our core mission to be the first line of rapid response for Colorado progressives.
Thanks for your continued support, and here are a few more ways to take action in the coming days:
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Immigration Town Hall with the City of Denver
Join CIRC and the City of Denver for a community discussion of everything you need to know about US immigration including:
– The history of our immigration system including how the current immigration system works and doesn’t work
– Why we need immigration reform
– The critical role of immigrants in our state’s economy and community
– How the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund is helping immigrants in Denver
– How you can support Denver’s immigrant community
The discussion will be led by Joy Athanasiou, an immigration attorney and policy expert and Atim Otii, Director of the City of Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and will feature the perspective of a directed impacted community member.
When: Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30pm
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Justice for Agricultural Workers
The next installation of Community Connection Nights will be held on April 26 from 6 to 7 pm through Zoom. Programming will include an introduction to UndocuHub and a presentation by Project Protect Food Systems Workers. The presentation covers the work of the Project Protect Promotora Network and the services provided to Colorado’s agricultural worker communities.
When: Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00pm
History Colorado: Culture in a Bubble: What The Hell Happened These Last Two Years? (Free)
How will the pandemic reshape our social lives and our work environments? Will we relish the opportunity of being able to work in our pajamas all day? Will we choose social media over social gatherings? Live-streaming over concerts? Join G. Brown, Ed Sealover, and Samira Rajabi to hear their thoughts and join in on the discussion. The panel will be moderated by History Colorado’s Jason Hanson.
When: Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00pm
Where: Chautauqua Community House, Boulder
9to5 April Member Meeting
We would like to invite you to 9to5’s Know Your Rights training on Wednesday April 27th from 6pm-8pm on Colorado’s paid sick time law that went into full effect this year – Healthy Families and Workplaces Act. A Better Balance staff attorney Natalie Petrucci will join us to explain our rights as workers under this law, how to access it, and what to do if your rights are violated. Please join us for a Q&A after our presentation!
When: Wednedsay, April 27 at 6:00pm
Tell Denver City Council – it’s time to transition off Coal
Join us Monday’s for Denver City Council where we will pack council chambers in solidarity of those who are speaking to council. Please wear Red or your “We Demand a Coal Free Colorado Shirts) We will meet outside of City and County Building and join speakers to present a unified voice of change.
When: Monday, May 2 at 4:30om
Where: Denver City and County Building
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Oral Health Webinar: Data & Policy
The results are here! Come learn about CCHI’s state-wide oral health needs assessment and how we can use this to shape policy!
When: Monday, May 2 at 12:00pm
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Oral Health Webinar for Community Members
When: Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00pm