Our Local Partners in Colorado
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is building community and policymaker support for passage of a municipal resolution on insurance coverage of abortion, employing a reproductive justice lens that highlights the disproportionate impact that funding bans have on low-income women and women of color. COLOR is engaging lawmakers to take action by supporting a values-based platform to provide services to all women in Denver. They are also strengthening a city-wide coalition of grassroots and grasstops advocates to build support for a municipal resolution calling for repeal of the Hyde Amendment and for state and federal funding of abortion care.
In 2014, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), through their Latinas Increasing Political Strength (LIPS) program, created a #wheresoursexed campaign to evaluate sex ed implementation in Denver following passage of the Colorado Healthy Youth Act. The National Institute previously partnered with COLOR to monitor the implementation in Denver of the Human Comprehensive Sexuality Act that provides funding for comprehensive sexuality education in Colorado schools.
In 2009, the Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project successfully advocated for unanimous passage of a resolution by the Denver Public Schools Board of Education supporting comprehensive sex education.
In 2012, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado worked to achieve solid legal grounding for municipal employee coverage of abortion in Denver.
In 2009, the National Institute worked with NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado to co-host the Rocky Mountain West Regional Summit in Denver, bringing together advocates, elected leaders, and public health officials from 16 cities in 10 states to discuss reproductive health challenges and opportunities for solutions.
In 2008, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado surveyed pharmacies and health care providers statewide to determine the level of access women have to various types of contraceptives, including emergency contraception.