With your help, great things are starting to happen at the Colorado Capitol this year.
I want to start off the week by thanking everyone who contacted your state representative to support House Bill 23-1099, legislation to save Colorado renters money by streamlining the applicant screening process. By allowing renters to provide portable screening reports from approved vendors to prospective landlords, renters can save hundreds and be free to apply at multiple properties without incurring huge application fees every time.
Thanks to your testimony, calls, and emails, this legislation PASSED the Colorado House and is on its way to the Colorado Senate! That means it’s time to engage the upper chamber of the General Assembly with the same determination as the House.
Action item #1 this week: click here to urge your Colorado Senator to vote YES on House Bill 23-1099, Portable Screening Report For Residential Leases.
Once that’s done, remember to make your voice heard on behalf of gig workers throughout the state! We’re proud to be part of the coalition supporting Senate Bill 23-098, Gig Worker Transparency, to give rideshare and other gig workers the basic information they need to plan their work week and provide the best income for their families. This bill also creates a fair process to resolve deactivations of drivers who in many cases today have no recourse to challenge a discriminatory decision.
If you haven’t already, contact your State Senator now and ask them to SUPPORT transparency and fairness for the gig economy workers we all rely on.
And then, here are a few more ways to fight for progress for the week of March 20, 2023:
3 Day Event: Humanity For Homelessness Forum & Gala
Educational Forums on Humanity for Homelessness on the March 21st & 22nd and a Dinner Event Gala on March 23rd with Keynote Speaker Ron Hall, Author of Same Kind of Different As Me. Learn how you can help bring Humanity for Homelessness in SW Colorado and support the cause.
When: March 21-23
Where: Fort Lewis College, Durango
History Colorado: Bold Women. Change History. The Summit
Bold Women. Change History. The Summit is a one-day gathering that highlights the power of women to create our future, lead our present, and shape our history. This interactive day features bold women who take risks and innovate in ways worth replicating and who demonstrate a powerful spectrum of leadership. In short and energizing talks, women leaders from many fields will share how they show up, create, disrupt, and transform our communities.
When: Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00am
Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Colorado NORML Lobby Day
When: Thursday, March 23 at 9:00am
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
Colorado Springs Peoples Coalition: Release The Records March: No More Inmate Deaths
Join us as we March to EPCSO demanding the immediate release of medical records to the families of the deceased. Let’s get loud! Come support the grassroots movement and fight for Justice for all families who have lost a loved one in CJC custody.
When: Friday, March 24 at 3:00pm
Where: Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Together Colorado: Justice in Health Care for Colorado
Join the Together Colorado Health Care Committee for a virtual event on solutions for equitable health care in Colorado. We’ll hear from keynote speaker Dr. Dayna Matthew, leader in public health and civil rights law, and learn about action opportunities to get involved with statewide legislation that will improve access to health care for all.
When: Saturday, March 25 at 10:00am
350 Colorado Springs Climate Leadership Workshop
This free workshop is designed to help you develop a foundation in climate movement-building. These conversations help us grow as activists and strengthen the Colorado Springs climate movement!
When: Saturday, March 25 at 11:00am
Where: 685 N Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs
Out Boulder County: Queer & Aging
Join us for Queer & Aging on Saturday, March 25. LGBTQ+ people have unique and specific needs when it comes to planning for the future. In our free Queer & Aging sessions, we’ll demystify how you and your family (chosen or by birth) can prepare for what’s ahead and ensure your rights and wishes are respected.
When: Saturday, March 25 at 1:00pm
Where: Equality Center of the Rocky Mountains, 3340 Mitchell Ln, Boulder
Together Colorado: Lobby Day: Faith and Justice at the Capitol
Join Together Colorado for an organization-wide lobby day! We have an ambitious human dignity agenda for this legislative session. Together, we will show up powerfully at the legislature to support affordable housing and renters’ rights, protecting youth who come into contact with the criminal justice system, clean air for all in Colorado, and keeping families together.
When: Monday, March 27 at 8:00am
Where: First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant St., Denver
We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action. Thanks again!