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Charlottesville

On Sunday, August 13th CORCRC representatives marched peacefully with others in solidarity with those who were outraged and pained by the violence and hate expressed in Charlottesville.  CORCRC stands in solidarity with those against violence, hatred and white supremacy. Two photos: Dr. Timothy E. Tyler, pastor for Historical Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and protester


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New Website

CORCRC hopes that you will enjoy the new CORCRC website.  It is more informative, attractive and user friendly.   Review the description of our services, the educational resources and news. The new website is a clean, modern design that is attractive and is easy to use. Some of the improved and new features are listed below.  Feel free to search around and get acquainted with the new and improved CORCRC website.   The new website allows you to have an efficient, responsive and sharp experience on any device. From a big screen monitor to small mobile screens.   The Home page more prominently displays the main calls to action of CORCRC   Events prominently are displayed and accessible via list or calendar form for your ease of use. Additionally, when you click on...


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Register To Vote

Register To Vote

The CORCRC is concerned about the number of Coloradoans who have expressed their distrust of President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission, and they didn’t realize just how much of their voter registration information was already public under state law.  Please do not be bullied by this commission.  Your vote is more important than ever. We encourage all those eligible to register or re-register if you have unregistered. Here is some information to ease the process. Link to www.sos.state.co.us/voter-mobile A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government documents that show the name and address of the elector.  For examples, please visit: www.govotecolorado.com On a smartphone? Send the text “CO” to 2Vote (28683) for links to election information and voter registration.


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“Our Lives On The Line” Rally

CORCRC co-sponsored Colorado “Our Lives on the Line” Rally By Senator Betty Boyd, CORCRC President The event took place on Saturday, July 29th at City Park in Denver.  It was a rally to remind our US Senators and Congressional Representatives that many lives are truly on the line with proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, best known as “Obamacare”. Many articulate people spoke passionately of the problems with the efforts in Congress. Huge losses of health care, especially for low-income families and kids, for older Americans and for people with disabilities threaten not only their healthcare but their very lives.  As Board President, I attended the event along with 350-400 people.  It turned out to be a celebration as the Senate, just days earlier, had defeated the latest attempt...


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CORCRC Development News

Just when we were feeling afraid, despair, the CORCRC Annual Faith and Freedom Awards Program on May 2nd at Temple Emanuel restored our hope and strengthened our resolve to redouble our efforts in this religious war over women’s rights. The statements from the recipients, Senator Pat Steadman and Reverend Margaret Rush-Hankins, were inspirational, the prayers were refreshingly inclusive, loving, and justice-oriented, the food and wine fulfilling, the gathered community heart-warming, and we raised $8909!  A number that grows each year.   It is clear that you also care about women and their rights, and we know that there are various ways to support those rights, but being part of the Development Team puts you in the middle of our most interesting and inspirational events such as the intimate conversation with Dottie and...


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Message From The President

With autumn quickly approaching the CORCRC calendar is filling up with some interesting activities and events.  We hope you will participate with us and be energized to help in the faith-based work we do for reproductive freedom. Board of Trustees There have been many changes in board composition.  Among those who have left the board this year are Barbara Lee, Joelle Takahashi, The Rev. Ruth Rinehart and The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris.  The Rev Greg Garland retired as of the Annual Meeting. Additions to the board have included Gina Harvey, Rabbi Roberta Becker, Taylor Soderborg, Amy Brown, and The Rev. Tamara Boynton. Officer changes included Rev. Val Jackson’s resignation as President and election of Sen. Betty Boyd, Trudy Brown stepping down as Treasurer and the election of Rabbi Birdie Becker, and the recent...


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CALL TO ACTION: Protect Women’s Reproductive Health

CALL TO ACTION: Protect Women’s Reproductive Health

CALL TO ACTION: Protect Women’s Reproductive Health   THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON!  Here is information on two issues that will have an enormous impact on women’s reproductive health.  CORCRC urges you to do what you can to defeat these shameful proposed bills.  Alert your friends/colleagues and contact your Congressmen.   *  Saturday, 7/29 at 10 am (east meadow of City Park, behind the museum) CORCRC and other organizations will meet under the lead of Colorado Lives on the Line.  This coalition is working to repeal the ACA.  We are currently looking for stories that describe anytime that you might have been denied services because of insurance restrictions or lack of coverage. *  House Appropriations bill proposes to eliminate all $300 million in funding from the HRSA (US Dept. of Health & Human Services,...


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2016-17 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

Our Annual Report The Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (CORCRC) Annual Report Fiscal Year: July 2016-June 2017 Changing Landscape: Nationally and in Colorado CORCRC and our supporters experienced extreme challenges, surprises, affirmations, and disappointments in the past 12 months.  Trump’s Electoral College victory has totally disrupted the political landscape of the nation and Colorado.  Our 45th President has broken many of his campaign promises: we are now facing threats to healthcare with particular cuts to women’s reproductive healthcare and Medicaid; innocent immigrants are being deported and there is, increased international military action fighting terrorism and Russian interference in our elections has possibly been enhanced by our own administration. Read entire report here


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Trump Plan to Deny Health Coverage for Contraception

Trump Plan to Deny Health Coverage for Contraception

Dear Friends and Supporters of CORCRC; Are you experiencing signs of vertigo? If so, you are not alone.  It seems to be a typical response to the dizzying and insulting decisions being made by the Trump administration.  Our status as an international leader has been toppled by today’s announcement that the U.S. will not participate in the Paris Climate Exchange.  This is just another example of this administration’s disregard of scientific facts and the protests of many American leaders and the majority of the American public. The health of the globe is threatened and so is the health of the nation and each of our citizens.  A painful example of the erosion of healthcare is the threatened access to contraception.  Please read the news of a leaked memo announcing that the Trump...


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Faith & Freedom Awards 2017 Recap

The two honorees of the Faith and Freedom reception, Rev. Margaret Rush-Hankins and Senator Pat Steadman, lifted spirits and reaffirmed the power of dedicated activists.  They inspired members of the audience to continue our efforts to maintain reproductive rights for women in Colorado and our country.  Their optimism and perseverance will propel the continued action of the CORCRC and its supporters. We are grateful for our reproductive rights heroes!


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Executive Order on Religious Freedom??

Executive Order on Religious Freedom??

Today President Trump eased restrictions on political activity by tax-exempt churches and charities.  Though these laws have never been seriously enforced, this Presidential activity opens a Pandora’s box for official church candidate endorsements and possible financial support.   The CORCRC is anxious about the President’s weakening of the First Amendment.  His concept of religious freedom clearly denies others of their religious rights.  It begs the question: When does my religious freedom trump yours?   We will continue to defend the separation of church and state: the freedom of and from religion.   Until further notice——–   Senator Betty Boyd, President, Board of Trustees Joyce Lisbin Ed.D., Executive Director Colorado Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice


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Discussion Questions for Cider House Rules

Discussion Questions for Cider House Rules

How important is the setting of this film: an orphanage, in Beautiful Maine, a stodgy building, etc? What did you think of Dr. Larch by the end of the movie: knowing that he doctored Homer’s heart health records and lied to Homer? Did you have any reaction to his addiction to ether? Larch makes the interesting statement that because women don’t legally have the right to choose, Homer Wells does not have a moral claim in choosing not to perform abortions. Do you find Larch’s argument compelling? Do you think Homer was ultimately convinced? What struck you about the presentation of fatherhood? Think of   Larch’s fatherly role towards Homer and compare him to Melody and Candy’s father? How do you think the film portrayed women: Candy and Melody? Do you think...


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