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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirFebruary 27, 20183min468

Since 1989, the Colorado Women’s Legislative Breakfast has met annually to focus on issues affecting women, young girls and families in Colorado. On Wednesday, the group will host a bipartisan panel of legislators to dissect the weighty topic, “Disrupting Power Dynamics.” A press release promises panelists will answer questions from the audience and discuss key legislation in the state House.

Also on the agenda:

Keynote Speaker Brenda Hill will share her extensive experience in advocating to end violence against women and children through her work at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health, the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Sacred Circle: National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women. Brenda will bring both her personal and professional perspectives, adding a positive and dynamic piece to the conversation.

More details:

Colorado Women’s Legislative Breakfast

Date:               February 27, 2018

Time:              7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Location:        Denver Scottish Rite Consistory
1370 Grant Street

Denver, Colorado 80203

Panel:

Senator Rhonda Fields

Senator Cheri Jahn

Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Representative Polly Lawrence

For more information, visit: www.2018cwlb.eventbrite.com


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 24, 20183min909

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who came under attack from Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign after offering to lend the Republican a copy of the Constitution, will appear at a rally on Tuesday for Jason Crow, a Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District, Crow's campaign said Friday.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchDecember 16, 20175min2045

Jason Crow showed some separation the three-way primary in the the 6th Congressional District  Friday with a list of endorsements from Democrats you probably know, if you know much about Colorado statehouse.

He’s facing Levi Tillemann and David Aarestad in the primary for the district that includes Aurora and portions of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Incumbent Republican Mike Coffman is facing Roger Edwards in the GOP primary.

“I’m proud to endorse Jason Crow,” state Sen. Angela Williams from east Denver said in a statement. Williams if viewed as a future candidate for higher office and a well-regarded voice on Democratic positions at the Capitol.

“I’ve known Jason and his family for many years. I’ve worked with him in the community and he was one of my first supporters. Jason is as hard working and genuine as they come. Jason knows how to build teams that reflect the diversity of our community and promote inclusivity. He never shies away from the tough fights and knows how to get things done. I know Jason will go to Washington to truly represent the interests of our community and Colorado, not Washington special interests. Our state and country will be a better place once he is elected and I look forward to helping send him to Congress.”

Other Democratic endorsements came from:

  • State Rep. James Coleman
  • State Rep. Mike Foote
  • State Rep. Alec Garnett
  • State Rep. Chris Hansen
  • State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet
  • Former State Rep. Alice Madden
  • Former State Rep. Joe Miklosi
  • State Rep. Brittany Pettersen
  • Former State Sen. Suzanne Williams

Interestingly, Pettersen was a candidate in the 7th Congressional District this year, until incumbent Ed Perlmutter changed his mind and decided to run for re-election instead of governor. Miklosi lost a close race to Coffman in 2012, and Garnett is the former state party executive director.

“I am honored to earn the support of these amazing public servants,” Crow, an Army Ranger combat veteran, stated. “Their confidence in our campaign and the continued momentum proves that Coloradans are ready for change in Washington. We need servants leaders willing to put partisanship aside and get things done. I’ve never shied away from a tough fight, whether it was serving overseas, or working to help bring the Veterans Medical Center to Aurora.”

In a statement provided by Crow’s campaign, state Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet of Commerce City said, “Jason Crow is the candidate that can defeat Mike Coffman and help take our country in a new direction. Jason has dedicated his life to our country and community, from serving our country in war and fighting for the new VA hospital, to helping those recovering from addiction. Jason’s focus on servant leadership will be a refreshing change to the division and dysfunction in Washington. Jason truly listens and he understands the needs of the people in North Aurora and Adams County. He will be a tireless advocate for families, students, and Seniors. As a representative of the district, I am proud to endorse his candidacy and look forward to working with him to bring new leadership to the 6th.”

Crow’s campaign noted he earlier was endorsed by former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, former Sen. Mark Udall, former Gov. Bill Ritter, former U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, former U.S. Sen. Gabby Giffords, End Citizens United, Pipefitters Local 208, VoteVets and New Politics.

The campaign also has noted previously the backing of Adams County Commissioners Eva Henry, Steve O’Dorisio and Chaz Tedesco, along with Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill Holen, as well as as state Sen. Irene Aguilar and former State Rep. Karen Middleton. Middleton is the executive director at NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.