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  • Monday is Colorado's first Mother Cabrini Day, setting aside Columbus
    Posted in In the News on October 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Monday marks Colorado's first Mother Cabrini Day, the first American saint with strong ties to the history of Denver. The Catholic Archdiocese of Denver marked the occasion with a statement Sunday: "We are excited for more people to learn about the amazing life of St. Frances Cabrini. We commend the state legislature for creating the first state holiday honoring a woman, and for choosing an incredible Catholic Saint. "Guided by her own love for Jesus, Mother Cabrini had an incredible love for th... Read more

  • 173 Members of Congress Urge DHS IG to Investigate Whistleblower Allegations of Mass Hysterectomies Performed on Immigrants
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Today, U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Zoe Lofgen (CA-19) led 173 members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. The lawmakers demanded an urgent response as well as a briefing on the stat... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Dems Argue The Census Count Shouldn’t End Early
    Posted in In the News on August 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado’s Democratic Congress members don’t want to see the 2020 Census count cut short. A delegation letter, led by Sen. Michael Bennet, asks congressional leaders that the count — which includes self-response forms, door knocking, and phone calls — should continue until the end of October. And they want to see that count date included in the next coronavirus relief package. “Colorado is one of the fastest-growing states in the country,” Bennet and Democratic Reps. Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, J... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Major Police Reform Legislation as it Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Lakewood, Colo. – An original cosponsor of H.R. 7120, the Justice in Policing Act, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today voted in support of the sweeping legislation which will address systemic racial discrimination by law enforcement by holding police accountable, improving transparency of police misconduct and use-of-force, and improving police training and practices. “Every incident of excessive police force against an unarmed African American or person of color – anywhere – is wrong. Every p... Read more

  • Colorado House members cheer on federal police reforms
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    U.S. Rep. Jason Crow of Aurora made the case of the federal police reform bill by speaking of Elijah McClain, the Aurora 23-year-old who died in police custody. “Before coming to the floor today, I asked Elijah’s mother what she wanted to tell the world about her son," Crow said. "Here are her words: 'Elijah spread joy everywhere he went. He was a lover of all beings. He dedicated his energy to healing others through his work as a massage therapist and playing his violin at the animal shelter to... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Immigration

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program provides nearly 800,000 Dreamers, including about 17,000 in Colorado, relief from deportation. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholds our nation’s values and reaffirms the U.S. as a nation of immigrants and opportunity. “In Colorado, we know Dreamers are ou... Read more

  • Perlmutter Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) became an original cosponsor of H.R. 7120, the Justice in Policing Act, House Democrats’ proposal to address systemic racial discrimination by law enforcement by holding police accountable, improving transparency of police misconduct and use-of-force, and improving police training and practices. “Every incident of excessive police force against an unarmed African American or person of color – anywhere – is wrong. Every person in this count... Read more

  • Perlmutter Calls for Action to Address Excessive Police Force, Inequality and Injustice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) urged action to address the inequality and injustice exemplified by the murder of George Floyd and which has existed in our society for decades. Perlmutter urges immediate action on several pieces of legislation to address issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force. “The murder of George Floyd is a terrible, brutal tragedy and should never have happened. Every incident of excessive pol... Read more

  • Trump says he will extend National Guard deployment after pressure from Colorado leaders
    Posted in In the News on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    President Trump said Thursday that he would extend the deployment of the National Guard, which is helping in COVID-19 efforts in Colorado and around the country, into August following bipartisan pressure from Colorado’s governor and members of Congress, and from lawmakers across the country. “The men and women of the National Guard have been doing a great job fighting the CoronaVirus. This week, I will extend their Title 32 orders through mid-August, so they can continue to help States succeed i... Read more

  • WATCH: Crow and Perlmutter Engage in Congressional Trash Talk as Census Battle Heats Up
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    This week, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) gave Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) a call to discuss the latest census response rate. Crow’s district has reported a 69.1% response rate to Perlmutter’s 69.3% rate, putting the two districts in second and first place respectively. To date, 61.4% of Colorado households have self-responded to the 2020 Census. This isn’t the first time Crow and Perlmutter have engaged in some friendly competition. In December, Crow and Perlmutter were deemed the “Clark Griswolds of C... Read more

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