A Better Budget: Preserve funding civil legal-aid funding

President Donald Trump calls his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Alternately dubbed the “taxpayer-first budget,” the document proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years – largely at the expense of education, health care, housing and services that give low-income individuals and families a chance to maintain financial […]

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Statement: Trump’s DACA order is cruel and unnecessary

The following statement is by Claire Levy, Executive Director of Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Less than one month ago, Colorado Center on Law and Policy issued a statement decrying the animus behind the violence in Charlottesville. The abdication of moral leadership from President Donald Trump caused CCLP and countless others to condemn in […]

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Sen. Larry Crowder: A stalwart for rural Colorado

Colorado Center on Law and Policy is proud to bestow this year’s Champions of Economic Justice Awards on two people who have had a profound impact on the lives of low-income Coloradans: Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, and Edwin Kahn, Esq. Both of these accomplished individuals will be honored at CCLP’s 4th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast, Oct. 6 from […]

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The Fight for Labor’s Collective Legal Power Continues

On March 15th, 1887, Colorado’s Sixth General Assembly recognized Labor Day as a public holiday, making Colorado the second state in the nation to do so. Labor Day is our nation’s tribute to “the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Although much has been gained over the history […]

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Statement: Bipartisan health plan deserves consideration

This morning, Governors John Hickenlooper, John Kasich and six other Governors  released a plan to stabilize the private insurance market, to reinforce  requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that ensure that coverage remains robust and affordable, and to provide greater flexibility for state innovation. We recognize that a politically polarized Congress will inevitably struggle […]

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Beyond ‘Dog Whistle Politics’: An Interview with Ian Haney López, Part 2

Ian Haney López is regarded as one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the United States since the civil rights era. Currently a professor of law at the University of California Berkeley, he is the author of three books, most notably “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented […]

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Statement on the violence in Charlottesville

The following is a statement from Claire Levy, Executive Director of Colorado Center on Law and Policy:  The motivating animus behind the ugly display of violence in Charlottesville on Saturday was plain. It was an assertion of White supremacy and a claim that the identity of the United States of America belongs to people of […]

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Beyond ‘Dog Whistle Politics’: An Interview with Ian Haney López, Part 1

Ian Haney López is regarded as one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the United States since the civil rights era. Currently a professor of law at the University of California Berkeley, he is the author of three books, most notably “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented […]

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Enough is enough: Let’s turn the page and fix the ACA

For months, Congressional Republican leaders and many of their rank-and-file members engaged in a purely partisan effort that, if it were successful, would have had catastrophic effects on Coloradans, their communities and the state economy. Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans would have lost health care coverage and those lucky enough to retain their coverage would […]

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We Did It Together!

Last night, after the failed vote on a last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally admitted defeat. The ACA lives on and millions of people across this country and hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have the peace of mind of knowing that […]

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