Denver CO, — On Wednesday, July 28th a diverse coalition of Colorado’s advocacy organizations joined by Representative Monica Duran held a rally and press conference outside of Senator Hickenlooper’s office downtown, urging him and Senator Bennet to take immediate and bold action for Colorado’s families.
WHAT: Coalition Press Conference and Rally w/ State Rep. Monica Duran
WHEN: Wednesday, July 28th
WHERE: 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294
VISUALS: Large signs and a three-foot-high balloon mosaic spelling out BE BOLD on display.
Colorado organizations including Colorado AFL-CIO, ProgressNow Colorado, Colorado Fiscal Institute, Good Business Colorado, Hunger Free Colorado, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition – CIRC, Coalition for the Homeless, Colorado People’s Alliance, United For A New Economy – UNE,Colorado Working Families, and the Fund Our Future Coalition gathered to demand that Congress take bold action to address the crises we face and pass President Biden’s Build Back Better plan without delay.
Many who spoke at the rally addressed the immediate action that needs to be taken prior to the August recess, pushing the Senators to take action now by addressing all the needs the organizations addressed such as immigration, healthcare, homecare workers, essential workers, Fair Tax, Climate Justice, and Worker Rights.
“ As a healthcare worker I took an oath, as an Elected official they also took an oath at office to look out for the people Senator Hickenlooper, Senator Bennet it is time for you to fulfill that promise. Now is your chance to take BOLD Action!” Charmayne Phillips, homecare worker, Colorado Care Workers United
Organizations across the state will be following up by directing folks to make calls into the Senators office sharing their stories of why the Build Back Better Plan needs to pass now!