After years of trying, Colorado is about to close a major loophole in anti-discrimination law! House Bill 1136, the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act, has passed the Colorado legislature and is now awaiting Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature.
We believe Gov. Hickenlooper will sign this common-sense reform, which simply grants employees of all businesses the protection that most employees already receive under federal law. But please make sure he hears your voice in addition to the lobbyists trying to kill this bill! Tell Gov. Hickenlooper right now that you support House Bill 1136.
With the passage of the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act, Colorado will become the 43rd state in the nation to provide legal remedies for everyone who experiences workplace discrimination. The Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act will ensure that all workers receive the justice they deserve if they experience workplace discrimination.
The Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act will help protect jobs and promote respect and dignity in Colorado workplaces. In these tough times, we simply cannot afford to lose good jobs because of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The arguments against the bill are irrational and even hostile to victims of discrimination, since victims must still prevail in court.
Please take a moment right now to let Gov. Hickenlooper know that you support the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act, and that you’ve got his back as he takes action to protect all Colorado workers from discrimination.
Thank you! I am very proud of what our Colorado legislature has accomplished this year, and this legislation is another big part of that success. Working together, we are making real progress, and changing Colorado for the better.