Colorado’s legislature goes back to work today

Today is the first day of the 2015 session of the Colorado General Assembly! The start of the state legislative session is always one of my favorite experiences each January. Even though the nonstop drama in Washington consumes the spotlight, the fact is, more decisions directly affecting our lives as Coloradans are made in Denver.

How do we get this done?

In 1992, I watched in horror as the jury of Rodney King failed to convict the police that beat him, a black man. Even with the video, the all-white jury said that no crime was committed. At 27 years old, I felt like my world fell apart. How could the people in my generation not see this as crime? How was it possible that in 1992, as I watched Los Angeles burn, I was dealing the same disappointment my father dealt with in 1965, as he watched Watts burn.

Progressives Launch Non-Partisan “Vote Down Your Ballot” Campaign

"In recent elections for Colorado's three lesser-known statewide races, the margin of victory has sometimes been less than the number of voters who simply didn't complete their ballots," said ProgressNow Colorado Education executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. "So much of the conversation during election season is dominated by two or three big races, it's hard for candidates down the ballot to get noticed. But elections for secretary of state, treasurer, and attorney general have major implications for everyone in Colorado."

Citizens United Is In Colorado

This past week Citizens United, yes THAT Citizens United, came to Colorado. The same group responsible for the Supreme Court ruling that allowed unlimited sums of money in politics and spurred the 'Corporations are People' idea has come to Colorado to try and influence our election's outcome with deceitful ads.