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Monday, September 14, 2015

Launch of Stand With Women and Families

The "Stand With Women and Families" has launched. This long-term effort is dedicated to fighting against limits that stand in the way of the health and dignity of Coloradans, but also to pushing for forwarding thinking policies that will truly meet the needs of women and families. This is particularly important to women of color who are disparately impacted by barriers to reproductive and economic justice.

COLOR, 9to5 Colorado and ProgressNow Colorado joined Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Senator Andy Kerr and Council Member Maria De Cambra to launch the state-wide campaign "Stand With Women and Families or Stand in the Way."

Maria Empanada, a small business on South Broadway and famed by its score of delicious Argentinian cuisine, served as the host. Lorena Cantarovici, as a small business owner, a Latina, a woman and an immigrant applauds champion elected officials who stand with women and families to support freedom, family values, fairness and opportunity.

ICYMI: Check out our Storify covering the #StandWithWomen trail on Twitter. Watch the video here from the launch. Read the statementreleased today, and the coverage from The Denver Post.

There is no reproductive justice without economic justice, and more equitable, non-discriminatory labor policies, living wages, paid sick leave and forward thinking policies are needed in Colorado. Your voice counts! Show decision makers that Coloradans want to see action to meet the needs of Coloradans. Please, speak out and sign the pledge TODAY!

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