Social Justice Organizations To Host Town Hall with Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper  on a moral budget and citizenship



March 11, 2022 


Jennifer Piper, [email protected] 720-301-1858 

Alex Ogle, [email protected] 720-256-1746 

Social Justice Organizations To Host Town Hall with Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper  on a moral budget and citizenship  

 [2022, March 22] — Policymakers, faith and immigrant leaders will join the public on March 14 to discuss their support for budget items that resource our social safety net and recognize the critical importance of including all Coloradans fully. 

Who: Open to the public and Hosted by the American Friends Service Committee and cosponsors ACLU of CO, AILA -Colorado Chapter, Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Immigration Task Force, Broomfield and Adams County Faith leaders table of Together Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Colorado Jobs with Justice, Colorado Mayday Club, Colorado People’s Alliance, Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC), Faith Leaders in Action, Pueblo, CO, Immigrant Rights Working Group of Denver DSA, Indivisible Front Range Resistance, ISAAC of Northern Colorado, Loretto Community, Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center, Mi Familia Vota, Pueblo Faith Leaders in Action: Immigration Justice, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Rosa Belongs Here, SEIU Local 105, The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, The Peace and Social Justice Committee of Boulder Friends Meeting, The Refuge, Together Colorado and the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. 

What: Virtual town hall with Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet featuring a diverse range of speakers giving personal testimony and asking the senators questions about investments in infrastructure, health and wellbeing, as well as a path to citizenship for Colorado immigrants and the House passed budget proposal.   

When: LIVE Monday, March 14, 2022, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Premiere of recording Tuesday March 14 5pm 

Where: Online: Register here for join information  

Denver, CO – Community and advocacy organizations in Colorado will host a virtual townhall with Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet on Monday. The event is an opportunity for the community to demonstrate to the senators a desire for investments in the infrastructure of Colorado’s health and well-being through a budget reconciliation package, and the Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023 budgets. The Town Hall will discuss programs that address climate change and reduce child poverty with a focus on a pathway to citizenship and the reinvestment of tax dollars into programs that welcome and integrate immigrants. 

 “The House on Thursday voted to continue Trump era funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and increases to Customs and Border patrol, while the Senate has yet to deliver on a pathway to permanency for Colorado families and businesses. We look forward to sharing with the Senators and the public the real costs of our current policies and discussing tangible solutions within the Senate’s power to deliver.” 

Gabriela Flora of the American Friends Service Committee continued “Colorado’s state legislature has passed year on year bi-partisan measures valuing the critical cultural and economic contributions of immigrants, regardless of status. We look forward to that same commitment and leadership from our two senators.”  

The town hall will feature speakers from Pueblo, Fort Morgan and Denver as well as a special presentation by the children of immigrants. Hundreds of participants joining from around the state will share in inviting Senator Bennet and Hickenlooper to lead on concrete policy proposals and other innovative solutions reflecting Colorado’s immigrant welcoming stance. 



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