The Session is Coming to a Close
But it is not the End of the Fight

It has been said “you’re not doing your job unless someone is mad”.  Well, I did my job for my constituents.  I have called out Legislators when they have not worked in the best interests of the people of Colorado.  I reject legislating from the pocket of special interests. Our performance should be based on what the people of Colorado need and care about.  It is time we stand tall against such influence.  We need to stand tall for fairness and equality. My bills, as always, can be defined as the People’s bills.  It is not okay to just watch homeless people criminalized for just trying to survive.  It is not okay to reduce education funds and then publicly fund private prisons. It is not okay for oil and gas operators to cause damages and not be held responsible. It is not okay to require a sick employee in a retail food establishment to work, but not receive paid sick leave.  We were not successful on some of these fronts, but we have set the table for next year and a lively discussion on what we want Colorado to look like.


Rep. Joe Salazar
Invites You to
Join Him

5/26/16
Meet & Greet

Come and meet the Field Organizers for the
Colorado Democratic Co-ordinated Campaigns
for CD 6 & CD 7
Hosted by Nicole Hanlen & Jim Joy
1206 E. 101st Ave
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
RSVP 720.244.4961

Learn how the Co-ordinated Campaign is serving CD6 & CD 7
and how you can be involved!

5/30/16
Memorial Day Parade @ Commerce City

Meet us at 9:00 a.m. @ 64th & Olive Street, our entry # tbd
Veterans can ride in Antonio's 1984 Cadillac (also those who cannot walk the 1.5 mile)

Join in the fun, walking with Salazar, meeting people, and passing out candy to children! Please let us know if you will be joining us!
We will be walking with the Adams County Dems.
Call 720.645.7611 if you have any questions

June

6/1/16 Walking with Adams County Dist. 12 Teachers 10 am to 12 pm
6/11/16 Fundraiser BBQ @ Joe’s from 1pm to 3pm
Friends of Bernie and Friends of Joe – RSVP
6/15/16Post Session Wrap Up / Launch the Re-election Campaign
Fundraiser for Joe 
@ the home of Hanlen & Joy, 1206 E. 101st. Ave
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm RSVP

Please remember that this schedule is to subject to change.  Watch for emails with updates!  If you have questions or have events to add please call Nicole at 720.645.7611 (new phone number for the Campaign)


Representative Salazar’s
Mid-Term Report

We have reached the midway point of our 2016 session. I wanted to highlight some key bills that I have sponsored so far. My colleagues and I have been working hard at the State Capitol to level the playing field for all Coloradans. We are focused on continuing Colorado’s economic recovery by introducing legislation that will strengthen the middle class, prioritize hardworking small businesses over special interests and ensure access to high quality education at every level. I am committed to fighting for legislation that that moves Colorado forward and benefits our community.

In addition, my constituents have asked me to protect them from oil and gas operations that are creeping into urban areas. In response to my constituents, I have brought the Oil and Gas Liability bill that allows homeowners and others to seek compensation from oil and gas operators who cause injury to a person or property as a result of their oil and gas operations.

HB 16-1036
CONCERNING TEACHING CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INCLUDING THE HISTORY, CULTURE, AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF AMERICAN INDIANS, HISPANIC AMERICANS, AFRICAN AMERICANS, AND ASIAN AMERICANS
Passed the House Education Committee 2/2; Up in Appropriation Committee; not calendared for a hearing

HB 16-1038
CONCERNING OPTIONAL AFFILIATION WITH THE FIRE AND POLICE PENSION ASSOCIATION BY A COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT THAT DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL SECURITY.
Passed 3rds in the House and Senate; waiting for the Governor’s signature

HB 16-1099
CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR MUTUAL CONSENT ASSIGNMENTS OF NONPROBATIONARY TEACHERS
To be heard in the House Education Committee; March 21st, 1:30pm, Room 0112

HB 16-1191
CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PERSONS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.
Heard in House Local Government Committee; failed and postponed indefinitely

HB 16-1311
CONCERNING COURT ORDERS REQUIRING PAYMENT OF MONETARY AMOUNTS.
To be heard in the House Judiciary Committee; not calendared for a hearing


Representative Joe Salazar Announces Re-Election Campaign

October 14 — Today, State Representative Joe Salazar formally announced his candidacy for re-election to House District 31, which includes Thornton and parts of unincorporated Adams County.

“After many conversations with my community and my family, I will run for re-election to continue working on building a brighter future for our district and our state,” Rep. Salazar said.

“I’m proud of my record of fighting for Colorado families – fighting to grow good jobs and opportunity in Adams County, to build strong local schools so our kids are prepared for future success, and to expand access to paid family medical leave, so hardworking Coloradans don’t have to choose between caring for a sick family member and putting food on the table.”

“I look forward to continuing conversations with my community over the next two years about issues that are impacting our district and our state. Together, we can build a stronger Colorado and a brighter future for our children and our families.”

A Colorado native who grew up in the district he now represents, Salazar’s career has been focused on protecting the rights of hardworking Coloradans. After working as a civil rights and criminal investigator for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Salazar went to law school and founded his own practice focusing on employment law, civil rights, constitutional law and federal Indian law. Now in his second term as State Representative for House District 31 he has brought his passion for law and justice to the legislature, serving on the House Judiciary and State Affairs Committees. He lives in Thornton with his wife, Jessica, and his two daughters, Alexandra and Liliana.

Remember, we together can make a difference.

Please contact me for any concerns, questions. My number is 303-866-2918 or email me RepSalazar31@gmail.com.

 

Joe Salazar - State Representative House District 31

When I was growing up, I would dream about what it would be like to be raised on the farm in Colorado’s San Luis Valley or on the ranch in northern New Mexico. My family has been farmers and ranchers there for numerous generations. But, my parents made the decision to raise my brother and me in Thornton because they wanted us to have every opportunity life could offer.

I was four-years-old when we moved to Thornton. At that time, there was hardly anything north of 120th Avenue, except for farmland. I am proud to say that I have grown up alongside the City of Thornton, attending Woodglenn Elementary, Northeast Junior High School , and graduating from Thornton High School in 1989.

Growing up in Thornton was the best thing my parents could have done for me. I went on to graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I then became a civil rights and criminal investigator for the State of Colorado. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Denver with a law degree and started up my own firm where I fight for the unemployed and disadvantaged individuals against bad government. In sum, I have spent my whole adult life making sure that the rights of hard working Coloradans are protected.

Being raised in Thornton means knowing the virtues and values of a hard working community - where grinding out a living for our children is not only a necessity, but defines who we are as Coloradans. We care about our children’s future. We care about education. We care about our jobs.

Moving Forward/Adelante,

 

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