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August congressional visits focus on Iran, voting rights

    Although members of Congress were on summer break in August, ADL Mountain States Board members were busy meeting with members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on several critical issues.   ADL Mountain States Board members met with Congressman Mike Coffman, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Doug Lamborn, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and Congressman Jared Polis. Board members also met with local

Ballot measures seek to roll back advances in gay rights

  Less than two weeks after the United States Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage ruling, two Coloradans filed proposed ballot measures aimed at rolling back advances in legal protections and equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Coloradans. The first initiative would redefine all marriages in Colorado as civil unions in order to undermine the Supreme Court’s decision that

Mountain States ADL in Action

  Recently, the Mountain States office of the Anti-Defamation League spoke out concerning anti-Israel bus ads in Denver and reports of an “anti-Ramadan” barbecue in Colorado Springs. Commenting on a story by KDVR Fox 31 News that accused Colorado’s RTD, or Regional Transportation District, of applying a double-standard when deciding which ads to accept or reject as it pertained specifically

School Voucher Defeat A Win For Religious Freedom

In a letter submitted to the Denver Post, Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Regional Director Scott L. Levin writes:   The Denver Post got it wrong when it criticized the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Douglas County school voucher program as unconstitutional. The voucher program raised serious questions about religious freedom.   The voucher program channeled taxpayer dollars to schools founded

ADL Civil Rights Awards Given to Former Speaker Terrance Carroll and Senator Pat Steadman

Over 175 civic leaders and community members gathered on January 28th at the Denver Art Museum to honor former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Terrance Carroll and Senator Pat Steadman at the Anti-Defamation League – Mountain States Region’s 33rd annual Civil Rights Awards Reception. Terrance Carroll is a lawyer and ordained minister, and served as the 54th Speaker