The 2018 Colorado legislative session has officially wrapped! Thank you for your continued support and help. Over 300 advocates contacted their lawmakers this session, sending in more than 3,600 emails! We have a lot to be proud of - keep reading for the bills we successfully passed and defeated.
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To celebrate our hard work, we're hosting an Advocacy Afterhours party on May 31st at 5:30 pm at Stoney’s Bar and Grill at 1111 Lincoln Street in Denver! Appetizers are on us. We'd love if you could join us. Please RSVP here, and feel free to bring a friend, just be sure they RSVP too!
Here's what we're celebrating:
- Successfully Passed:
- SB18-01, transportation infrastructure funding, including 15% for multimodal (active) transportation
- SB18-13, to expand eligibility for children who need free lunch from fifth grade to eighth grade
- Successfully Defeated:
- SB18-214, which would have created a work requirement and lifetime cap on Medicaid
- SB18-201, which would have exempted religious institutions from state child care regulations
- SB18-139, which would have strengthened fiscal penalties for cities that regulate tobacco sales
- Still working on:
- SB18-179. We are still contacting the Governor urging him to veto this bill to protect critical health care funding instead of supporting tobacco retailers. You can send him a quick email here.
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