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Introducing our new summer legal interns

We are happy to introduce our summer 2021 legal interns, Emiliano Salazar and Tessa Stackow! Emiliano Salazar is a rising 2L at the University of Colorado Law School. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2012 with degrees in...

The West Steps Podcast features CCLP’s Christina Yebuah

On the most recent episode of The West Steps Podcast by Colorado Children's Campaign, Christina Yebuah, CCLP's Research and Policy Analyst, joins a conversation with Heather Thompson, Deputy Director of Elephant Circle; and Vita Malama, a writer and researcher for...

2021 state legislation updates for April 12

Colorado’s 2021 legislative session remains active, with new bills introduced and several budget updates since our March 29 post. Read on for key takeaways, or download the April 12 update here. State budget Since March 29, we've seen a big update on CCLP's budget...

MLK’s Dream Lives On

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. It may feel like there are few things we can agree on as a state and as a nation. One...

NEWS RELEASE: Report reveals disparities before and after COVID-19

DENVER— Economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic have made the disparities along racial and geographic lines even more apparent, according to a new report released by Colorado Center on Law and Policy today. Published by CCLP, the 2020 State of Working Colorado is...

CCLP honors Colorado Champions of Economic Justice & Equity recipients

CCLP’s Colorado Champions of Economic Justice & Equity Award recipients will be honored during our Communities Against Poverty virtual event from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 19. Details on the event, registration and sponsorship are available here. Every year since 2013,...

Why we support Proposition 118 and oppose 116 and 117

Though the presidential and U.S. senate races are getting the most media attention and “air time,” Colorado voters will have dozens of choices to make during this election cycle. In total, there are 11 statewide ballot questions -- in addition to numerous local...

Guidelines on the CDC Eviction Moratorium

The following explanation of the CDC's eviction moratorium was provided by the Eviction Lab on Sept. 4, 2020:  Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new order, effective from Sept. 4 through Dec. 31, 2020, that provides protection from...

Congress must extend unemployment insurance benefits

This is the last week the nearly 240,000 Coloradans who are on or currently applying for unemployment insurance will receive an expanded $600-a-week benefit. Officially known as Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC), this benefit was designed to ensure the...

STATEMENT: The Role of the ‘White Moderate’

I wanted to reach out during this time of great unrest and change with an update on what is happening, and how that is reflected in the changing work of Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Historic disparities and systemic racism have long plagued Colorado and our...

ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to act on a plan

With the COVID-19 crisis straining our health care system, putting Coloradans out of work and creating a climate of anxiety and uncertainty with long-term ramifications statewide, you might think the situation in Colorado couldn’t get any worse. Unfortunately, that...