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.
The list of problems facing the Colorado Legislature has a familiar ring: school finance, roadway gridlock, and a state budget contorted and constrained by conflicting amendments to the state constitution.
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.
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 estimated 200,000 women from all 50 states and more than 12 countries will march on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2017.
The city of Denver will not enforce the Green Book vision for rental housing at Stapleton. “While the Stapleton Development Plan (Green Book) is mentioned in the Development Agreement as ‘principles’ to be adhered to, the Development Agreement does not adopt those principles as enforceable terms,” says Denver’s housing director Rick Padilla.
Denver is expecting to place a half billion dollar general obligation bond before the voters in November 17 to pay for an extensive list of capital projects.
Local voters next month get to re-write the state constitution, raise the minimum wage, create an alternative to ObamaCare, repeal slavery as a punishment for crime, raise $572 million for Denver Public Schools, allow another social marijuana experiment, and continue to financially support regional scientific, educational and cultural organizations.
The November Front Porch has a special pullout section on the election—including a chart that explains the entire complicated list of ballot issues you’ll be voting on.