The Colorado Board of Education (CBE) has a direct impact on the quality of our schools and what kind of education system our public tax dollars will support. One reason you should care about the Colorado State Board of Education (CBE) is that the CBE has authority to release school districts from some state statutes and regulations. In other words, it can grant waivers to charter schools so they do not have to conform to state statutes that govern the operations of public schools. To...
"Do Immigrants Receive Public Benefits? Eric Pavri has been an immigration lawyer for eight years and is currently the Director of Family Immigration Services at Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. In a Facebook post, he provides answers to this question. The following paragraphs are almost word for word from his post, formatted for readability: Only a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) can receive almost all types of public benefit – including Medicaid,...
"Why don’t DACA immigrants just become legal?" Eric Pavri has been an immigration lawyer for eight years and is currently the Director of Family Immigration Services at Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. In a Facebook post, he provides answers to this question. The following paragraphs are almost word for word from his post, formatted for readability. Why haven’t immigrants with DACA status just become citizens? To become a U.S. citizen (other than by birth), you must first become a...
We are seeing a lot of questionable stories and memes circulating on Facebook. This chart can help you sort out what is real news and what is garbage. Use it before sharing a story to avoid perpetuating fake or misleading information.
These days it is difficult to know what sources to trust. Patent Attorney Vanessa Otero developed this nifty chart categorizing various news sources by the quality of the reporting and their political biases.
A lot happened since our last newsletter! Read about our plans for 2018 and get involved!
This week's newsletter has five calls to action to push the progressive agenda on immigration, education and net neutrality. It only takes a few moments - pick up your phone and make a difference!!
Do you ever find yourself frustrated when discussing issues with a politician or someone who is using the conservative talking points of the day? Likely, you are frustrated because you are arguing in the face of a logical fallacy, which is an insidious flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't let yourself be fooled! Read our logical fallacy blogs and learn the tricks.
It's time to make some noise and let Senator Gardner know that we do NOT appreciate his role in the GOP Tax Scam. Every Tuesday from now until this bill meets the same fate as the GOP wealthcare scam, we are going to rally in front of Senator Gardner’s office. Details and more inside this week's newsletter!
Last week was a good week for progressives! Let’s do everything in our power to make sure we continue the trend in 2018 and 2020! Don't miss our meeting on Thursday and don't forget to make a lot of noise about the GOP Tax Scam! Details are in this week's newsletter.