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  • 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

  • Members of Colorado Delegation Call for Due Process Measures in Aurora Immigration Courtroom During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, along with Senator Michael Bennet, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Congressman Jason Crow sent a letter to ICE highlighting grave due process issues in the Aurora Immigration Courtroom and requesting immediate fixes to ensure fairness during COVID-19. The letter addressed to James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and Matthew Albence, Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcem... Read more

  • Perlmutter Holds Sixth Town Hall to Answer Constituent Questions on COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy, Seniors, Student Loan Debt, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, K-12 Education, Housing

    Lakewood, Colo.- Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with Jeff Kraft, OEDIT’s Director of Business Funding and Incentives; Cher Haavind, Deputy Executive Director and Jeff Fitzgerald, Unemployment Insurance Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Dr. Bernadette Albanese, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Epidemiologist at the Tri-County Health Department. The call was to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 and answer que... Read more

  • Three More Employees at Aurora ICE Facility Test Positive for COVID-19
    Posted in In the News on April 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Healthcare, Immigration

    Three more people who work at the immigrant detention facility in Aurora have tested positive for COVID-19. They're all employees of private prison company GEO Group, which runs the facility through a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and are quarantining at home, according to the company. "Based on a contact investigation conducted in partnership with the Tri-County Health Department, none of the employees who tested positive appear to have had any interactions with detainees t... Read more

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