For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2018

Contact:

Karen Middleton, Executive Director
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

Laura Chapin, Communications Consultant
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Releases 2018 Scorecard on June 12

Denver – NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will be releasing its 2018 Colorado General Assembly Scorecard on June 12. This year’s graded votes include resolutions to expel members of the House and Senate for sexual harassment.

“We were able to make progress this year on several fronts,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Executive Director Karen Middleton. “The FAMLI Act, which allows Coloradans to take paid leave for a sick family member or a new baby, went further than it ever has before and passed the full House before its defeat in a Senate Committee.

We continued funding for Colorado’s nationally-recognized and very effective contraceptive program. With our Coalition partners, we introduced a landmark pro-active bill to ensure Colorado remains a state where abortion and reproductive health care continue to be available without shame, stigma, or cost barriers. And we were able to stop bad bills in their tracks, including abortion bans and bills requiring physicians and medical professionals lie to their patients.

“But that’s not enough,” Middleton concluded. “We need a pro-choice majority in the General Assembly to truly protect Coloradans and our pro-choice values.  This Scorecard is both a look back and a look forward as to where we need to go. We need to make sure that no matter what happens in Washington, DC, people in Colorado can access the care that they need, and that providers can offer it.”

Founded in 1967, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado has more than 35,000 members and supporters statewide.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation’s mission is to support and protect, as a fundamental right and value, a woman’s freedom to make personal decisions regarding reproductive health care.

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado’s mission is to develop and sustain a statewide constituency that used the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding reproductive health care.

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