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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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DeGette, experts discuss success for students
Many families celebrate when, after years of studying, discipline and keeping their grades up, their high school graduates’ hard work pays off when they’re accepted into college. But amid the celebrations, many grads and their families are unprepared for the next steps required to actually attend....
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Coffman, Romanoff spar over immigration
Hundreds of residents of Colorado’s 6th congressional district gathered in a small hotel conference room in Highlands Ranch last week, to hear the first debate between Rep. Mike Coffman and Andrew Romanoff, who are running for the district’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The race betw....
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Elitch Gardens hiring for Fall season
With Back To School around the corner and the end of Summer fast approaching, many locals in Denver might assume that fun at Elitch Gardens will be coming to a close as well. However, the downtown theme park keeps its doors open through November 2nd, with some of the season's most exciting special....
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Advancing digital literacy skills for families
Comcast recently announced it will include up to six months of complimentary service for any new family that has not yet applied for Internet Essentials. Families who are approved for Internet Essentials between through September 20th, will receive up to six months of Internet service. Comcast ....
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SB251: Progressive move
Colorado’s immigrant community and advocacy organizations celebrated on Aug. 1st, the first day of driver’s license appointments under SB251, the law allowing all Colorado residents to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status. Local immigrant-rights organization, Rights for A....
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