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Marriage Equality
As the eyes of the nation turn to Denver for oral arguments in Utah's landmark case, rallying together helped show the court—and the country—that it’s time for the freedom to marry. Last week, on the evening of April 9, hundreds of Coloradans who support marriage equality held a community rally o....
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SB 175 passes Senate Committee
This week, the Reproductive Health Freedom Act (SB 14-175) – sponsored by Colorado Sens. Andy Kerr and Jeanne Nicholson and Reps. Dianne Primavera and Mike McLachlan has passed its first vote in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Reproductive Health Freedom Act (SB 175) is a pro-a....
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 CIRC statewide campaign protests deportations
CIRC statewide campaign protests deportations
As part of the national #Not1more Deportation campaign, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and its members held actions in Grand Junction, Denver, Pueblo, Frisco, and Durango last week. The record number of deportations, which are anticipated to hit the milestone of two million removals sinc....

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 Community action calls for end to deportation

Community action calls for end to deportation
This Saturday, people in Colorado will join thousands of others at rallies in cities across the country to demand that President Obama end deportations. Family and friends of Jaime Leon Riva, a high school senior from Dillon, Colo., hope help comes in time for him. The El Salvador-born teen is cur....

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National day of action: 2 million 2 many
At Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition’s (CIRC) ICE Meltdown 2.0, CIRC regions from across the state decided to send a clear message to Colorado and the Obama administration that 2 million deportations are too many and immediate relief from deportations and Deferred Action for all 11 million is n....
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Having the courage to act
Father Tomas Fraile who in the past said mass for the César Chávez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver for several years recently passed to be with his Master. His generosity to our cause and the cause to social justice and human rights was phenomenal. He opened his heart and the doors of the ch....
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Race to enroll Colorado Latinos by deadline
With a major deadline looming for all to have health care coverage, the race is on to enroll the uninsured, with a special focus on the Latino population. According to Ryann Nickerson with COLOR, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, Hispanic Americans are unins....
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Denver celebrates 13th annual César Chávez march
The César Chávez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver (CCPJC) began a tradition honoring the late leader in 2002. The memory of César Chávez continues in Colorado on Saturday, March 29th. The Chávez commemoration will begin with a 9am mass at the Regis University Chapel, located at 3333 Regis Blv....
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SOCUE addresses growth of Latino elders
In June of 2012, Sisters of Color United for Education’s (SOCUE) promotoras conducted a survey with Latino seniors 55 and up. We surveyed over 100 elders, ranging in 56-90 years old, and revealed a growing trend among Colorado’s Latino seniors: 88.6 % reported their ethnicity and racial background....
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Naming rights should reflect on community
Several leaders in the Denver community are in the process of having a school named after our illustrious leader Paul Sandoval. What is quite morbid is that public policy generally dictates that public buildings can only be named after someone posthumously. I guess great leaders can make a big gaf....
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Program helps to bridge the digital divide
Comcast announced this week it is providing $280,000 in grants and in-kind support to non-profit community organizations in Denver, Aurora, and Commerce City to create “Internet Essentials Learning Zones” within these communities. Honoring the efforts of its community partners, Comcast has esta....
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Program helps to bridge the digital divide
Comcast announced this week it is providing $280,000 in grants and in-kind support to non-profit community organizations in Denver, Aurora, and Commerce City to create “Internet Essentials Learning Zones” within these communities. Honoring the efforts of its community partners, Comcast has esta....
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Superior Roofing ordered to pay $230,000
The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a consent judgment from the U.S. District Court of Colorado that ordered Superior Roofing Inc. to pay $143,000 in back wages to 343 workers for unpaid minimum wage and overtime due under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition, the court entered an injunctio....
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Xólotl lands at Denver International Airport
The Art & Culture Program at Denver International Airport (DIA) is proud to present Traditional Cartoneria – Monumental Alebrije Xólotl, a sculpture made of vibrantly-painted papier-mâché, incorporating modeled cardboard by Artist Óscar Becerra Mora. Passengers and visitors may view the vibrant 14....
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181,000 uninsured Latinos have new options
A new report issued recently by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that nationwide, nearly 8 in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or lower costs on monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In Color....
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