March 21, 2023

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Local Progress Convention Brings Progressive Politicians Together in Denver

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Taking the mic at the Local Progress national meet-up at the Colorado Convention Center on August 5, Denver City Councilmember Robin Kniech highlighted some regressive moments in Colorado’s recent history with the progressive politicians, advocates and government workers who’d gathered there.

“In 1992, Colorado was dubbed the ‘Hate State’ because our voters passed a measure prohibiting anti-discrimination ordinances for gay and lesbian individuals. Now, it was overturned by the Supreme Court, but our divided state government also passed laws targeting immigrants, excluding them from government. And we have also had — we still have — a quasi-right-to-work state that’s anti-labor,” Kniech recalled.

But then she began to talk about more contemporary progressive victories in Denver and…

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

2022-08-06 07:53:00

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