CDP Statement on the Opening of the 72nd General Assembly

CDP Statement on the Opening of the 72nd General Assembly

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement this morning on the heels of the 72nd Colorado General Assembly opening session:

“Today is a very exciting day. As a former state senator who served both in the majority and the minority in the hallowed walls of our state’s Capitol building, I am filled with pride to watch K.C. Becker and Leroy Garcia take their respective places as the heads of the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate. Hardworking Coloradans voted for Democratic majorities because they saw good bills for paid sick leave, increased healthcare access, and greater investment in K-12 education among many others get killed year after year in the Republican Senate’s kill committees. They said ‘No more’,” said Carroll.

“I believe the 2019 session is poised to be an incredibly productive one. While President Trump and Republicans are keeping the federal government shut down, Colorado Democrats in our legislature are opening the state government for business, ready to do the people’s work. With House Speaker Becker and Senate President Garcia working with Governor Jared Polis, Coloradans will see a government that moves our state forward — not one where progress is stifled by one chamber,” Carroll concluded.

Any Coloradan who wishes to keep up with the 2019 legislative session can track bill progress at this link. They can find out who their state legislators are and what their contact information is by clicking here.

The websites for the Senate Democrats and House Democrats can be found here: