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Sen. Bennet Sponsors Colorado Bill to Strengthen Voter Protections

Sen. Bennet Sponsors Colorado Bill to Strengthen Voter Protections
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act — a Civil Rights Era law that ensured minorities would not face discrimination at the ballot box. The court’s decision ushered in a slew of new measures that voting rights advocates say unfairly impact minorities, students and working people — like stringent voter ID requirements, politically strategic redistricting, reduced early voting and limited availability of multilingual ballots. And without the oversight authority it has had since the 60s, the federal government can’t do anything about it.
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Citizens United Must Be High: 'Non-Profit' Claims Its CO Ads Are Journalism, So No Need to Disclose Donors

Citizens United Must Be High: 'Non-Profit' Claims Its CO Ads Are Journalism, So No Need to Disclose Donors
Citizens United, the conservative "non-profit" which won a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing for unlimited dark money in politics, wants to spend big on political attack ads in Colorado without disclosing any donors.
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GOP Gov Candidates Fail to Discuss Reproductive Rights or Equal Pay at 'Women and Colorado's Future' Debate

GOP Gov Candidates Fail to Discuss Reproductive Rights or Equal Pay at 'Women and Colorado's Future' Debate
Three of the four men running in the Republican primary race for governor on Tuesday gathered for a debate at Colorado Christian University meant to showcase policy proposals and life experience that would make them attractive candidates to Colorado women. But the three candidates had no specific policy proposals regarding women’s issues and barely mentioned women, a voting bloc that has come to decide statewide elections over the years and one that increasingly has turned away from the Republican Party.
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CO Official Spends $238K of Taxpayer Funds Fighting Own Ethics Complaint, Says Voter Rights Sucking Budget Dry

CO Official Spends $238K of Taxpayer Funds Fighting Own Ethics Complaint, Says Voter Rights Sucking Budget Dry
Secretary of State Gessler has blown his budget, and he is lying about the cause. There are several reasons for the projected $5.1 million budget deficit, some of which are Gesssler’s choices, some of which are beyond his control, but implementation of House Bill 13-303, otherwise known as the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act” is not one of the factors leading to the projected deficit.
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