Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar
Independent voters make up approximately 1/3 of Colorado voters. Our National Key Swing Voter Group led by Women voters are putting our support and trust behind Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar for handling the humanitarian crisis in defense of small kids in a timely manner. Many women voters in Colorado as well as our Nation are mothers, aunties, grandma's and/or caretakers of children and we repudiate hateful rhetoric by the Tea Party Republicans who are vile to small children. We applaud Chicano/Latino legislators who are standing up for children, the fatherless and those who cannot defend themselves for the sake of mankind and a human approach to this humanitarian crisis.
Support for Chicano / Latino Legislateors and Refugee Children
When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada).
Where: State Capitol West Foyer
Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.
Press Release from Colorado Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus
Colorado Legislators Call for Congress to Address Humanitarian Crisis on Border
(July 30) - Colorado Latina/o legislators and community leaders will hold a press conference on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:00pm in the West Foyer of the Colorado State Capitol to discuss concerns about the mounting humanitarian crisis occurring on the Nation's border.
A call to action will be made to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado's congressional delegation to seek humanitarian aid to address the crisis, to stop the militarization of the border, and reinforce that Colorado, particularly the Latina/o community, stands ready to help place children into safe homes - not correctional facilities.
"As a Nation, we pride ourselves in our humanitarian efforts," Latina/o Legislative Caucus Co-chair Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) said. "We have a mounting crisis on the border with children seeking our assistance. It is repugnant to our values to greet these children with a military response."
"As elected officials and community leaders, we call upon Congress to authorize humanitarian aid to assist these children fleeing from life threatening conditions," said Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), Chair of the Joint Budget Committee. "If Colorado is chosen to play a part in the relief effort for these kids, I'll do what I can to ensure their stay here is as comfortable as possible."