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 One Colorado reaching thousands of voters 
One Colorado reaching thousands of voters
Dave Montez, executive director of One Colorado recently announced that the organization’s efforts to engage voters in this election and encourage them to return their ballots before November 4th would reach more than 20,000 voters across the state. “Here in Colorado, where we’re still working to....

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Mayor Hancock expands MY Denver Card
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced this week that new benefits will be available, starting this weekend, when families sign up for or renew their MY Denver Card. The city also notified cardholders that their current cards will expire at the end of October. To make renewals easier, the city ....
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 The gentrification of Denver’s Northside

The gentrification of Denver’s Northside
I have been thinking about the Northside a lot recently.The Northside my family has known and loved for over 70 years. The Chicano Northside. The beans, rice, and green chile Northside. The gatherings at La Raza Park broken up by the Denver Police Northside. The all my homies live on the same bl....

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Florence Crittenton Services endorses 2A
Florence Crittenton Services, a 120-year-old Denver-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing holistic education and wraparound support to teen mothers and their children, announced this week that it will formally endorse the Preschool Matters Ballot Measure, appearing on Denver ballots ....
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Dolores Huerta rallies in Colorado
Longtime labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta kicked off a rally on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver last week, urging a crowd of more than 200 students and community advocates to join all Coloradans and reject Amendment 67. “As a Catholic mother of eleven children, I stand ....
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Latinos urged to register before CO deadline
With Latino voters increasingly poised to influence the outcomes of tight election races, civic engagement advocates made a hard, last-minute push to register voters on October 14, before the voter registration deadlines in Colorado and Nevada. In Colorado, 141,164 Latinos are not registered to v....
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Beauprez still falls short of supporting full equality
As recently as just a few years ago, it would have been hard to believe that here in Colorado, we’d have a match-up for governor between a Democrat and a Republican who both agree that gay and lesbian couples deserve key legal protections. With Beauprez's previous record of opposing equal treatme....
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U.S. Bank accused of racial discrimination
The National Fair Housing Alliance and three of its member organizations announced this week new evidence of housing discrimination by Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank. The civil rights groups allege that U.S. Bank fails to maintain and market bank-owned foreclosures (also known as real estate owned o....
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DREAMers take over the streets of Denver
DREAMers and immigrant leaders from organizations around Colorado, including Rights for All People (RAP), Northern Colorado Dreamers United (NCDU), Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), and United We Dream (UWD), came together last week at the Colorado State Capitol to protest the inaction o....
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Driving gains for all students
At Denver Public Schools, our vision is for every child to succeed. My work as our Chief Schools Officer is to ensure we’re moving closer to achieving that vision every day in our schools. For me, education is deeply personal work. I am a graduate of Denver Public Schools. I began my career here a....
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Preparing students to succeed
Nestled in the historic community of Commerce City and bisected by busy roadways and industry, Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14) is Colorado’s 26th largest school district, serving more than 7,500 students annually. In Adams 14, nearly 83% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch, n....
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All Colorado jails now reject federal immigration detainers
All of Colorado’s county jails have now confirmed to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado that they no longer honor detainer requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE routinely issues detainer requests, or “ICE holds,” to local jails. They ask sheriffs....
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SPMDTU elects first female President
At its 78th Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU) Taos Convention, hosted by the Ranchos de Taos Concilio No. 18 on September 12-13, members elected its first female Presidente Superior in 114 years, Vickie Frésquez, the former President of the Denver Chapter. She replaces Sup....
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Fighting anti-equality extremism
Anti-equality extremism is back just in time for election season. Our families are once again under attack – and we’re sad to say it’s just the beginning. Gordon Klingenschmitt is using our families as part of his divisive rhetoric. Just a few weeks ago, he attacked Congressman Jared Polis. Klin....
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DMV invalidates over 500 driver’s licenses
The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) last week announced that 524 permits and licenses issued under SB-251, the new law that allows all Colorado residents to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status, have been invalidated. All affected records were issued on August....
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