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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Action Alert: Enough is Enough!

Congress has been keeping concerned citizens busy with its many failed proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act. To date, all of the proposals are predicated on slashing Medicaid coverage and modifying health exchange plans and protections in such a way that the cost of coverage would skyrocket for older consumers, people with pre-existing conditions, and people […]

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A Better Budget: Stop hunger in America

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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A Better Budget: Rebuild affordable housing

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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