Governor advocates for reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

DENVER — Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today urged Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013. The VAWA provides protections to women and others against sexual and intimate partner violence while helping bring their abusers to justice. Under the VAWA, Colorado received 15 awards to local and tribal governments, nonprofits and a university.

Governor announces resignation of Colorado’s Executive Director of CDPHE and state’s Chief Medical Officer

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that Larry Wolk, MD, the state’s chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is resigning. Wolk has accepted the role of chief medical officer with the Wonderful Company, based in Santa Monica, California.

Governor calls for withdrawal of proposed Title X rule

DENVER — Monday, July 30, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today sent a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw the “Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements” rule. This rule would inappropriately limit how Title X providers discuss reproductive health care options with their patients. Women deserve non-judgmental and medically accurate information so they can make informed choices about their own health care. This rule would undermine the success Colorado has had in reducing unintended pregnancies and abortion rates.

Gov. Hickenlooper, youth advocacy organizations call on Congressional Judiciary Committees to investigate family separation policies

DENVER — Tuesday, July 3, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a letter calling on leadership from the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate the Trump Administration’s family separation and co-incarceration policies. He was joined on the letter by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado Psychiatric Society, the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, the Colorado Psychological Association, the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Children's Hospital Colorado.

Gov. Hickenlooper, Governor’s Clergy Council release statement calling for the end of inhumane treatment of children

DENVER — Thursday, June 21, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released a joint statement with the Governor’s Clergy Council, and other faith leaders, calling for action from Congress, despite the President’s executive order, ensuring the immediate end of inhumane treatment of children detained on the southern border. They also encouraged Colorado’s faith leaders to unify around this issue.

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