One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Daniel Ramos in reaction to Colorado Republicans’ decision to block funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights:
“It is extremely troubling that Republicans on the Joint Budget Committee chose to block funding for an office that exists to protect the civil liberties of Coloradans from all walks of life. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Civil Rights Division has existed for decades, and it reaffirms the fundamentally American idea that all Coloradans have the right to be treated fairly and equally,” said Ramos.
“This decision by JBC Republicans to block funding the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Civil Rights Division sends a very disturbing message about how much they value protecting the civil rights of all Coloradans, including LGBTQ Coloradans. We call on Senate Republicans to restore funding to this vital office as soon as possible.”