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Rev. Amanda HendersonRev. Amanda HendersonMarch 1, 20185min596

Every year, our Colorado state legislature is flooded with bills that would harm women. As a Christian pastor and leader of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, I see the way these bills not only threaten the health and wellbeing of people in our community, but I feel frustrated that the extreme views of a few legislators keep us from working together for real improvement in people’s lives.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 7, 20175min337
Who owns embryos after a divorce? The answer isn’t simple. Sometime in the next year, the Colorado Supreme Court is taking up the first-ever challenge to a long-standing state law that keeps embryos from being implanted once a couple is divorced. Mandy and Drake Rooks have three children, the result of in-vitro fertilization. Mandy Rooks […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 5, 20176min1093

State Senate Republicans introduced a sweeping bill on Monday adapted from similar efforts across the country that would establish new rules around abortion services in Colorado with an eye to lowering the number of abortions performed in the state. The bill sped into committee Wednesday, leaving opponents playing catch up. NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado called a hasty tele-press conference before the hearing, sounding warnings against the bill. “This is literally ten elements of anti-choice legislation pushed by national groups like Americans United for Life all jammed into one bill,” said executive director Karen Middleton.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningDecember 16, 201621min454

Although he tracks nearly every bill in front of the Legislature, lobbyist Jeremy Schupbach often won’t weigh in on contentious policy questions or what he describes as “thorny” issues at the state Capitol. But when it comes to commas, he’s often all over it. Schupbach has what he calls his favorite job in the whole world, director of legislative relations for the Colorado Bar Association.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 1, 201622min561

Twenty-five years later, lobbyist Fofi Mendez, the principle at Mendez Consulting, Inc., says the memory still sends a shiver down her spine. She had an established career in Colorado working in the anti-violence realm, directing victim’s services for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program — now known as the Blue Bench — starting in the early 1980s. Working with the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Mendez — her given name is Florangel — became president of the Colorado coalition by the end of the decade and got involved in its successful efforts to make marital rape a crime in the state.


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Paula NoonanPaula NoonanMay 21, 20164min474

Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, chastised Gov. John Hickenlooper and Capitol leadership at a recent luncheon for a poor record of accomplishment in the 2016 General Assembly. She wants legislators to take another crack at reclassifying the hospital provider fee and reforming construction defects law, two issues that got stuck in the 120-day session. But while the governor is reportedly considering whether to call legislators back for a special session, it’s unlikely that a session do-over will unstick the stuck.


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Karen MiddletonKaren MiddletonApril 30, 20166min442

An interesting thing happened on the way to NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado’s 2016 Annual Gala and Silent Auction: after an escalation of both physical and legislative attacks on reproductive rights over the past year, it is on track to be one of our biggest events ever in terms of attendance. We are including a very special award to Vicki Cowart and in honor of the staff of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains for their leadership and literal courage under fire after the domestic terrorism attack on the Colorado Springs clinic. They truly embody their motto, care “no matter what.” Our event’s success reflects what we know: Colorado is a pro-choice state, and we have been since before NARAL was founded 40 years ago.


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Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottFebruary 12, 20168min442
It had been coming for weeks to the Capitol, no different this legislative session than past legislative sessions, and Thursday was the day. Pro-choice and Pro-life lawmakers faced off in House committees over two bills aimed at protecting the unborn. The bill sponsors and their supporters produced passionate arguments. Opponents did the same. And nearly four […]

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