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Here in Colorado, abortion rights were the law before Roe v. Wade extended those rights to everyone in America.
In 2022, a radical shift at the U.S. Supreme Court has changed everything. Abortion rights that were once guaranteed across America are facing a threat that was considered unthinkable just a few years ago. If Roe is overturned by the 6-3 right wing Supreme Court, Colorado will become a haven for abortion care as a dozen states automatically trigger bans on abortion based on the decision. Already after the Court allowed new abortion restrictions to take effect while the legal fight goes on, Colorado is seeing greatly increased demand for abortion care.
That’s why it’s so important that we pass the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), legislation just introduced in the Colorado General Assembly to protect fundamental abortion rights in Colorado even is Roe v. Wade is overturned. Click here to join the coalition fighting to pass RHEA this legislative session.
Eight years ago, Colorado voters were assured that allowing the U.S. Senate to fall into in Republican hands would “pose no threat to abortion rights.”  Today, we know this was a terrible falsehood that lulled Coloradans into complacency. We can never take abortion rights for granted again.
Take a moment right now to sign the petition urging lawmakers to pass the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), and stand by for more ways to help on this critically important issue.
Thanks for your help! Here are a few more great ways to fight for progress for the week of February 22, 2022:
OneCO Legislative Update
The 2022 Legislative Session has reconvened and there are several bills that will impact the lives of LGBTQ Coloradans and their families this year. Join One Colorado, fellow Colorado legislators, and community members for our 2022 LGBTQ Legislative Update on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 at X Bar. We will be closely monitoring Covid-19 rates in the lead-up to this event, and will require facial coverings and proof of vaccination. We will share our legislative accomplishments from the last two years, legislation we are currently working on, and more about how you can join our movement to continue advancing LGBTQ protections in Colorado.
When: Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00pm
Where: X Bar, 629 E Colfax Ave., Denver
Colorado People’s Alliance 2022 Lobby Day
Join us in a weekend of grassroots lobbying and community power. We will host an in-person and virtual lobby day weekend, with each day having a unique agenda. Friday February 25th-IN-PERSON Saturday February 26th-VIRTUAL We will provide breakfast, trainings, and at-home Covid test kits (for in-person only).
When: February 25-26
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
Powerhouse Science Center: The Dysfunctional Approaches of Industry and Agencies to Wolf Management
Erik Molvar is a wildlife biologist and Executive Director of Western Watersheds Project, a nonprofit conservation group dedicated to protecting and restoring watersheds and wildlife throughout the American West. His scientific research explores the influence of predation risk on the evolution of social behavior in Alaskan moose, and the role that herbivores play in altering ecosystem function. His conservation work has spanned a diversity of issues including oil and gas development, renewable energy siting, forest defense, livestock grazing issues, wilderness and Monument designation, and large carnivore recovery.
When: Friday, February 25 at 6:00pm
Where: Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, Durango
History Colorado: Bold Women. Change History. Women’s History Symposium
In conjunction with the Bold Women. Change History. initiative, History Colorado will be holding a gathering of scholars, researchers and those who are curious to explore how women’s history is found in unexpected places on February 26, 2022 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the History Colorado Center. The day will feature a keynote from Dr. Karen Roybal, assistant professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College, multiple panel discussions, presentations and lunch.
When: Saturday, February 26 at 8:30am
Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Metropolitan Diversity & Economic Equity Partners – “Metro DEEP” Inaugural Gala
Join us for the Metropolitan Diversity & Economic Equity Partners INAUGURAL GALA at the Tivoli Turnhalle. Sponsored by The Colorado Health Foundation, Northwestern Mutual & 1st Bank. Learn about the work of Metro DEEP and hear from State Senator James Coleman. Special Performances by DJ KTone and Comedian Monie Jonezy. Hosted by 9news Anchor Alexandra Lewis.
When: Saturday, February 26 at 6:00pm
Where: Tivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver
Save the date: Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights: Latino/a Advocacy Day 2022
Join us on March 13th and 14th for our 16th Annual Latino/a Advocacy Day! We will be inviting legislators to sit with us and discuss our policy priorities as a community, learn from community organizations, and talk through how to lobby for positive change.
When: March 13-14
Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver
Save the date: LGBTQ Lobby Day
Join One Colorado for our 2022 LGBTQ Lobby Day! The only way we can shape the future of equality in Colorado is by making sure our elected representatives hear from us, so mark your calendar and sign up to join us! Don’t worry if it’s your first time at Lobby Day, we’ll train you, feed you, and provide you with all the information you’ll need to feel comfortable.
When: Monday, March 14th at 8:00am
Where: First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant St, Denver
We’ll be back next week with more ways to fight for progress. Thanks again.
Sara Loflin, Executive Director