Today, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bethany Pray provided testimony for Senate Bill 24-093, Continuity of Health-Care Coverage Change. CCLP is in support of SB24-093.
CCLP Policy Fellow, Milena Castañeda testified at the Medical Services Board meeting regarding emergency rules for the NEMT.
Chaer Robert provided testimony against House Bill 24-1065, Reduction of State Income Taxes. CCLP is in opposition of HB24-1065.
Community Member Highlight – Mañanin Ruiz
This month, FRESC would like to honor one of the We Organize Westminster community leaders, Mañanin Ruiz. FRESC organizers first met Mañanin while door knocking in Westminster, Colorado and were immediately greeted with her kind smile and contagious energy. Since then Mañanin has quickly blossomed into an incredibly determined community leader. Mañanin often works six days per week and still makes advocating for WOW community group and her neighbors a priority. In the past few months, Mañanin has planned and participated in research meetings with local housing experts as well as city staff, asking important and tough questions regarding upcoming housing developments to get answers for herself and her fellow community members. This month, Mañanin and nine other WOW members attended a Westminster City Council meeting to accept a proclamation that highlighted the work that WOW has done to work towards affordable housing and responsible development. This was a memorable night because it was the first time in the history of the city that a proclamation was written and presented in Spanish. Mañanin expressed her passion for her community of South Westminster and shared with Telemundo reporters the importance of having a voice in decisions that are being made around housing developments. You can see her interview with Telemundo here . When asked about the importance of having a voice in decisions that are being made, Mañanin stated, “What we want is to have a voice in the future in order to have housing that we all can afford.” We are so honored to have met Mañanin join the We Organize Westminster campaign and are thrilled to continue working with her for more justice in our communities.