Denver, with an estimated population of 682, 500, saw at least 15 percent of that number packed into Civic Center Park for the Women’s March.
Signs that this presidential inauguration had energized Denver were strikingly evident downtown and in our NE quadrant. Within a four-and-a-half mile radius of city park, seven public events drew over 122,000 people in a 12-day period.
A thousand people gathered at Shorter African American Episcopal Church to tell personal stories of incidents with law enforcement and provide data to back up four specific requests for action by state and local officials.
Public officials and dignitaries representing Denver and Colorado at the annual MLK Marade honored Dr. King with stories about him and reminded the crowd to take inspiration from his work. But the speeches on this cold snowy day reflected a new urgency to work together and a concern that progress that has been made may be at risk.
Mi Familia Vota, which organized the rally, works to bring a sense of empowerment to voters on issues including immigration reform, healthcare, voting rights, climate change and workers’ rights.
Congresswoman Diana De Gette, who organized this event, says her top priority is to make people who are covered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aware of the impact the repeal will have.
Would historic designation thoughtfully protect and preserve the architecture and character of Park Hill?
Twenty-three months and counting…former Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2018 race to replace term-limited Governor John Hickenlooper.
An early February decision by the Federal Railroad Administration is expected to grant an additional “operational waiver” for RTD’s A Line.