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  • Colorado politicos react to Supreme Court hearing on Masterpiece Cakeshop case
    Posted in In the News on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Both sides agree it’s a question of rights but differ sharply whose rights should prevail under the law in a case argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court — whether it’s the baker and his religious beliefs or the same-sex couple and their right to be treated like any other customers. As the divisive case had its day in court — pitting Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips against the married couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins — Colorado politicians hewed mainly along partisan lines a... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats in Congress join amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop case
    Posted in In the News on November 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    WASHINGTON — Democrats among Colorado’s congressional delegation joined an amicus brief this week filed in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case Dec. 5 to decide whether Lakewood-based Masterpiece Cakeshop violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple by refusing to make them a wedding cake. The shop’s owner, Jack Phillips, cited his religious objections to same-sex marriage. The Colorado Civil Rights Commissio... Read more

  • Colorado Lawmakers File Amicus Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, and Jared Polis, are among 211 Members of Congress who this week filed an Amicus Brief in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5. The brief is in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which enforces the state’s anti-discrimination statute providing civil rights protect... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Removal of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    LAKEWOOD, COLO. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after Steve Bannon was fired as White House Chief Strategist: “The departure of Steve Bannon from the White House is good news for Americans. Since President Trump was first elected, I urged him to take the steps necessary to unify our country which included rescinding his appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. Bannon’s ties to the White Nationalist movement and his beliefs in anti-Semiti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Equality Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 193 House colleagues in reintroducing the Equality Act to ensure nationwide, comprehensive protection from discrimination for LGBT people. Despite major advances in equality for LGBT Americans, including nationwide marriage equality, the majority of states still do not have explicit, permanent LGBT non-discrimination protection laws. The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual ori... Read more

  • STEP it up for local ladies
    Posted in In the News on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Looking back at history to present day, women have come a long way. “We can vote. We can own land. We can own a business,” said Deborah Deal-Blackwell, chair of Jefferson County’s 2017 International Women’s Day celebration. Women represent state districts in governmental positions and make important policy decisions in numerous cities and counties. And someday, Deal-Blackwell added, a woman may even lead our country. Jefferson County’s second annual International Women’s Day celebration took pla... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • ‘Scaring People’: Perlmutter Responds To Energy Survey
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– After what they’re calling a “witch hunt,” two U.S. Representatives from Colorado are letting president-elect Donald Trump know they’re not happy with transition policies. “This was going to start scaring people and really stymie some good work,” said Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat representing Golden. “We don’t want to see any witch hunt in any department.” The response from Perlmutter and Rep. Diana DeGette, also a Democrat, joined 24 other House Democrats who sen... Read more

  • As Obama Readies To Leave Office, Coloradans In Congress Have Wish Lists
    Posted in In the News on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Many in Congress are urging President Obama to act in a number of areas before he leaves office. That includes Colorado’s congressional delegation, some of whom want the president to take executive action on one his major immigration programs. Colorado’s House Democrats – Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter – want Obama to protect the private data of undocumented immigrants in the DACA program, which protects immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The idea is to shiel... Read more

  • Congress faces rising pressure to help rejected nuclear workers
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Content originally published by McClatchy Washington Bereau on January 14th, 2016. With tens of thousands of sick nuclear-weapons workers thwarted in their bids to win compensation from the U.S. government, Congress is under growing pressure to investigate what went wrong with a $12 billion federal program aimed at helping them. “It’s disgraceful how the affected workers have been treated by a system that’s overly bureaucratic,” said Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis, one of six members of t... Read more

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