Last week, Colorado suffered a tragic loss when a single gunman, dressed in full body armor and carrying several guns including one assault rifle, opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora. We at ProgressNow Colorado remain shaken by this terrible act of violence. The time has come to break the silence and speak out.
Poverty is on the rise across America, in cities and even suburbs, and is expected to hit levels not seen since the 1960s, according to a survey of think tanks, academics and economists conducted by the Associated Press.
Since he assumed office in 2011, Secretary of State Scott Gessler has spent a great deal of time and energy trying to fight voter fraud in Colorado, despite the fact that there is scant evidence of such fraud in our state. We fully support integrity in our elections and the voting process, but we also believe that the right to vote is fundamental to what it means to be an American. We believe caution and care, not overzealousness, should guide the secretary.
DENVER: As faith leaders, we join with all Coloradans and the members of our churches, temples, and mosques to pray for everyone affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We pray for the families of the victims and mourn their loss. We are thankful for the firefighters, police, doctors, and nurses who have risen to the challenge and continue to protect our communities every day.
The most recent economic data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the month of June show a step in the wrong direction compared with May numbers. The month of June saw an increase in the state unemployment rate, which includes the self-employed and farm workers, as well as the state labor force. In addition, another survey reported data that excludes the self-employed and farm workers and showed a net decrease in employment for the month of June. Clearly, the recovery from the Great Recession has been timid at best and has yet to solidify in Colorado or nationwide.
Call for Congress, elected officials to come together to prevent future tragediesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, July 20, 2012CONTACT: Joanne Schwartz, Executive Director at 303-991-1900DENVER: Learning this morning of the tragic shootings overnight at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora, ProgressNow Colorado offered condolences to the victims, their families, and the community of Aurora as a whole.