Today the Supreme Court, led by extremists, overturned the right of people to choose how and when to have children. Colorado WINS soundly denounces this decision. We support–and have supported from the very beginning–equal rights for people of every color, class, and religion to make their own decisions about their healthcare, based on accurate, unbiased information and unfettered access to quality, affordable healthcare.
On Saturday, June 18th, state employees marched in the Juneteenth Music Festival and parade in honor of the newest state holiday, Juneteenth. Together in Five Points with the Black community who have been celebrating there for years without official recognition, we honored Black people’s unique contribution to justice in our society.
I became a nurse because I love caring for patients, making a personal connection with my clients, and helping those who are sick manage their pain and health. But at Grand Junction Regional Center we were stretched so thin, nurses like me couldn’t ensure proper care for our patients.
The end of the 2022 Legislative Session is here! This session lawmakers operated with a historically large budget to fund state services thanks to work by WINS members to win federal relief dollars for our state. Great work political committee!
In a recent press release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety which sought to update the public on a new case of monkeypox in Colorado, officials stated that “men who have sex with men” are at higher risk. This is a misleading phrase that may guide the public to believe this disease may only be spread between gay men.
This weekend we were devastated by the news of a gunman who deliberately sought outand killed 10 Black people shopping for themselves and their families at their local market. As public employees in Colorado, where a similar incident in a grocery store just recently happened, we will not stand for this.
The decision of when and if to become a parent is one of the most important many of us will make in our lives. It impacts our ability to pay our bills, continue our education or career, and even take care of ourselves and our families. All of us–no matter where we live, what we look like, or what we do–deserve to be able to make the healthcare choices for ourselves and our families based on accurate, unbiased information, and access to healthcare that fits ours and our families’ needs.
Today, Senators Toomey and Bennet introduced the State and Local Corrections Officer Retirement Fairness Act of 2022 to require the federal tax code to treat state and local corrections officers the same as their federal counterparts by providing an exemption from a federal tax penalty imposed on early withdrawals from qualified retirement accounts.
We’ve all watched in horror as Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has played out over the last two weeks. Not only has Russia’s attack on Ukraine created needless suffering and death, but it’s also a blatant attempt to overthrow an independent democracy.
State employees came together through our union, Colorado WINS, to win improvements at work that let us do our jobs even better, and provide robust public services to Coloradans in every corner of our state.
Denver, CO – Today, Governor Jared Polis, bill sponsors, the Colorado Black Democratic Legislative Caucus, and advocates held a press conference to highlight and celebrate the introduction of [SB22-139](https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb22-139), legislation recognizing Juneteenth as the eleventh state holiday in Colorado. The bill is sponsored by Sen. James Coleman and Janet Buckner, and Rep. Leslie Herod, and was introduced in the Senate on February 24.