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Policy Positions

COLOR works to engage and empower the Latino community to speak out about the policies that impact our community. We are committed to ensuring that Latinas and our families are able to make personal decisions, have access to affordable health services and that we are each able to live with dignity.

We work to address the disparate impact that systemic barriers create for individuals due to their economic situation, faith, race, gender, age, immigration status, physical abilities, sexual orientation or gender identity. We work with our community in coalition with allies and with elected officials to identify policy solutions that will allow us all to be safe and thrive.

Read about the policies COLOR worked on during the 2018 legislative session here. To read about the policies COLOR worked on during the 2017 legislative session go here.

Legislative Priorities

These are some of the core issues that we are working to address:

  • COLOR is proud to co-lead the CARE Act (Colorado Access to Reproductive Health Equity Act). This bill will ensure that we can all get the full range of reproductive health care that we need without barriers due to financial limits, age, immigration status, stigma or personal agendas.  We will stand strong against any attempt to push reproductive health care out of reach and will build on the recent progress to expand access to the services our community needs to be healthy and thrive.
  • We urge our leaders to work on policies that ensure the financial stability and future opportunities of people in our state.  Too many Latinas are living in poverty due to wage disparities and a lack of fair workplace policies.  We will support efforts to close the wage gap and advance access to paid family leave.
  • We must challenge anti-immigrant rhetoric and protect the rights, health and dignity of immigrants in our state.  We will be there with our partners who are organizing and advocating for policies to meet the needs of immigrant families and make a real and positive difference for undocumented people.  We will not watch as people are torn away from their loved ones. We will not allow our state to be a place of hate, fear and intolerance. We will rise up for and with the immigrant community.  

 

COLOR is committed to supporting forward thinking policies.We urge lawmakers to stand with women and families by advancing legislation that will help to meet the needs of Latinas and our community.