Policy Wins 2021

Policy Name

Policy Win Or Block

Threatens or Helps Reproductive Justice?

HB21-1053: Election Recount Requests

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to undermine the decision of voters by allowing registered voters to request and pay for a recount when one is not otherwise required.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to severely limit voter access and dismantle our vote-by-mail system by requiring certain voters to show up in-person.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to impede the vote by requiring an unnecessary and redundant annual audit by the State’s IT Department.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to create a committee of partisan appointees who can recommend changes to the state’s voting system.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to create another committee that can recommend changes to CO voting when such a committee already exists and CO sets the standard for voter access and reliability.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to violate patient privacy through an invasive and stigmatizing proposal put forward by anti-abortion groups nationwide.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Threatened to make abortion inaccessible and a Class 1 felony through the use, yet again, of a personhood argument.

Win / passed

Helps to put contraceptives within reach to undocumented communities who in turn can more easily realize their reproductive goals, which helps people achieve their educational, employment and financial ambitions.

Win / passed

Helps to provide more affordable, accessible and quality health plan options for those that were left out of the ACA.

Win / passed

Helps to ensure basic worker’s rights are extended to agricultural workers in CO including overtime pay and protections, minimum wage, mandatory breaks, and more.

Win / passed

Helps to expand the scope of care afforded to direct-entry midwives and allows them to practice in birth centers making care more accessible.

Win / passed

Helps to address some of the deepest racial inequities in the perinatal period through a human rights framework.

Win / passed

Helps to tackle insurance inequities during the perinatal period, improve grievance processes and hold hospitals and
providers accountable.

Win / passed

Helps to protect immigrants’ personal identifying information by prohibiting ICE from using data provided to CO state agencies.

Win / passed

Helps to provide pro bono legal representation to immigrants currently detained by ICE.

Win / passed

Helps to provide diapers to families in need by allocating funds and selecting non-profits to serve as distribution centers.

Win / passed

Helps to expand certain preventive health services like STI counseling, prevention and treatment and adds contraception as a mandatory benefit.

Win / passed

Helps to expand income eligibility for Medicaid family planning services for families who are above the Medicaid threshold but unable to afford private health plans.

Win / passed

Helps to standardize telehealth by requiring rules to regulate entities that provide mental or physical healthcare predominantly or exclusively through telemedicine.

Win / passed

Helps to expedite and streamline the U visa process for survivors and protects disclosure of certain information to immigration agencies.

Win / passed

Helps to protect youth in the foster care system and potential foster care providers by prohibiting discrimination and ensuring safe and equitable access to services.

Win / passed

Helps to ensure that survivors who use Medicaid can access care without the added barrier of going to certain facilities or providers.

Win / passed

Helps to make licensing in CO more accessible to immigrants by removing the barrier of proving lawful presence for credentialing.

Win / passed

Helps to ensure language justice by expanding multi-lingual voter options through helplines, voter registration and ballots.

Win / passed

Helps to protect insurance consumers from discrimination, misuse of data and harmful predictive models used by insurance companies.

Win / passed

Helps to create a sustainable funding source for low-income utility assistance by collecting an extra dollar from non-exempt utility users.

Win / passed

Helps to increase access to affordable care for indigent patients through more thorough screening, resource navigation and limits on cost and collections proceedings.

Block / postponed indefinitely

Helps to ensure that survivors who use Medicaid can access care without the added barrier of going to certain facilities or providers.

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