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House Passes Four ‘Rebuilding Trust’ Bills

(March 16) – The House gave preliminary approval this morning to four of the five bills in the 2016 legislative package to restore trust between Colorado’s law enforcement agencies and the communities they are sworn to serve. Receiving voice-vote approval were: HB16-1265, sponsored by Reps. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, and Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to allow someone […]

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Police reform measures advance in Legislature

Police reform measures advance in Legislature

By Peter Marcus Herald staff writer DENVER – State lawmakers on Thursday took up a second phase of police reform measures after stopping short of addressing larger issues last year. The House Judiciary Committee passed four bills unanimously as part of the “rebuilding trust 2.0” package. “This is in the best interest of our public […]

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4 ‘Rebuilding Trust’ Bills Pass Unanimously

(March 10) – In a remarkable display of bipartisanship, four bills in the 2016 “rebuilding trust” police and justice package passed their first House committee today without a single “no” vote. “We continue to strive to build public confidence in our police officers and build police officers’ confidence that they are supported by the communities […]

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Colorado Statesman: Williams campaigning on her record, aims to win Senate District 33 seat

In its history, the Colorado General Assembly has had an intimate number of black women serve in its chambers. Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, is one of them, and a sense of reverent accomplishment shows through when the Denver legislator tells her story. Williams is proud to be included among this small, accomplished list of historic minority […]

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Dems Defeat Anti-Choice GOP Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dems Defeat Anti-Choice GOP Legislation House Dems Defend the Rights of Women, Reject Two Anti-Abortion Bills in Committees (Feb. 11) – Two particularly extreme pieces of anti-choice legislation were once again rejected by House Democrats in committee this afternoon. HB16-1007, by Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs, would have expanded legal personhood to […]

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Representative Angela Williams receives the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Region XII Legislator of the Year Award

Representative Angela Williams receives the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Region XII Legislator of the Year Award

On Saturday, Colorado State Representative Angela Williams (Denver-D) was recognized as the 2015 National Black Caucus of State Legislators – Region XII Legislator of the Year at the annual national conference held in Los Angeles, CA. “Rep. Angela Williams represents the kind of leadership that makes NBCSL proud,” said NBCSL President Catherine Pugh (Senator-MD). “Her […]

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In Colorado, where party control is split between chambers, Republican Senators John Cooke and Ellen Roberts and Democratic Representatives Angela Williams and Daniel Kagan succeeded in passing a bipartisan package of legislation. The co-sponsors hope the laws, known as the "Rebuilding Trust Package," will bolster police transparency and accountability.

Representative Williams Rebuilding Trust Package receives national attention

In Colorado, where party control is split between chambers, Republican Senators John Cooke and Ellen Roberts and Democratic Representatives Angela Williams and Daniel Kagan succeeded in passing a bipartisan package of legislation. The co-sponsors hope the laws, known as the “Rebuilding Trust Package,” will bolster police transparency and accountability.

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Colorado lawmakers reach impasse on racial profiling bills

Colorado lawmakers reach impasse on racial profiling bills

By Ivan Moreno Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers tasked with crafting legislation to collect data on racial profiling finished months of work Wednesday by failing to agree on any significant measures to introduce next year. A committee of six lawmakers agreed only on a measure to let people voluntarily identify their race and […]

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Representative Williams presents Proclamation at the dedication new Paul Sandoval School Campus in NE Denver

Representative Williams presents Proclamation at the dedication new Paul Sandoval School Campus in NE Denver

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Tom Boasberg, other DPS educators and more than 100 community members dedicated the new campus in northeast Denver named in honor of Paul Sandoval. Family members of Paul Sandoval, a Colorado statesman, Denver “tamale maker” and champion of public education, were also on […]

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Representative Angela Williams and Senator Michael Johnston sponsor Colorado Hydrocephalus Month

Seven States Join Congress in Declaring September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Illinois, and Colorado unite with local leaders of the Hydrocephalus Association to provide awareness for an incurable brain condition affecting over 1 million Americans Bethesda, MD | September 1, 2015 Today marks the first day of Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, […]

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