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  • Anthony Martinez is 84-years-old and suffering from renal failure, as well as other serious medical conditions including dementia. He is currently incarcerated in the Sterling Correctional Facility, site of one of Colorado’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks with almost 600 active COVID-19 cases. He and his family are understandably terrified that he will catch the virus and die.

    In the midst of this public health crisis, incarcerated people as vulnerable as Anthony, could and should be immediately released to safely live out their remaining years with family.

    Read more about Anthony Martinez and other at-risk incarcerated people. 

  • Ronald Johnson is pre-diabetic, suffers from asthma and high blood pressure, and regularly uses an inhaler to breathe. His age and respiratory ailments put him at risk of serious illness and death if he contracts COVID-19. With over hundreds of active cases in Colorado’s prisons, his family fears he will not make it out alive. His daughter, Amber, says, “In prison, he can’t protect himself and he can’t social distance. My deep fear is that my dad will die in prison. That is an awful, traumatic reality to consider. My chest is tight just thinking about how quickly it spreads and how vulnerable he is.”

    Governor Hickenlooper shortened his sentence following testimony from family, friends and correctional officers advocating for his early release. Yet, he is still eight years away from parole. While he remains in prison, COVID-19 continues to spread. Ronald’s three siblings, four children and four grandchildren are desperate for his release.

    Read more about Ronald Johnson and other at-risk incarcerated people.

  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

2019 Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day

Join the Colorado Reproductive Freedom Coalition to advocate for proactive legislation and lobby against anti-choice legislation at the annual Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

Meet with your elected officials about bills important to expanding reproductive freedom for all Coloradans and receive training on how to lobby on reproductive rights legislation.

Lobby Day will tentatively run from 8:00am-1:30pm with a light breakfast and lunch provided. You MUST RSVP to this event, so you are assigned to the correct legislators.

Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day is a collaborative effort between Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR), Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, Interfaith Alliance, Soul2Soul Sisters, New Era Colorado, the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and the American Association of University Women.

We believe Colorado can be a safe haven for reproductive rights, health, and justice and we need your help in the Capitol. Please RSVP here today to reserve your spot!





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