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  • 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

  • CO delegation on Trump stance on Muslim immigration
    Posted in In the News on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Immigration

    Content originally published by KUSA on December 8th, 2015. KUSA -- Some members of Colorado's congressional delegation are reacting to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump " calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." 9NEWS reached out to the nine members of the Colorado delegation and we've gotten eight responses so far: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) -- On Twitter, the senato... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges granting same-sex couples across the country the right to marry: "Today is a historic day for marriage equality and equal rights. Every person now has the freedom and opportunity to marry the person they love. The Supreme Court's decision is a win for love and respect, and for the equality of all families across the country." ### Read more

  • Members of Colorado Congressional Delegation Joins Forces on Bill to Address Judicial Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Today, members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation introduced a bill to create two new U.S. District Court judgeships for the District of Colorado. Colorado’s population has grown 66 percent in the three decades since a new judgeship was added, precipitating a judicial crisis. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) introduced the legislation and was joined by Reps. Jared Polis (CO-02), Scott Tipton (CO-03), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Mike Coffman (CO-06), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07). “It is vital to the legal ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Re-Introduces Password Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    More and more employers want to access social media accounts with your password for job screening purposes. Not so fast, says Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) who re-introduced H.R. 2277, the Password Protection Act of 2015 to prevent employers from requiring current and prospective employees to hand over their personal passwords as a condition of either keeping or getting a new job. In recent years there have been news stories highlighting a disturbing increase in the number of employers asking pros... Read more

  • Rep. Perlmutter Celebrates National Women’s History Month with Veterans History Project Donation Ceremony & Screening
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    In honor of National Women’s History Month, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today formally submitted a Veterans History Project documentary, Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor, to the Library of Congress. The 50-minute film, produced by students and faculty at Front Range Community College (FRCC), presents the stories of nine Colorado women veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. “I'm so proud of the hard work the students and faculty at Front Range Community ... Read more

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