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Category Archives: FLTI Blog

PRINCIPLES FOR RACIALLY EQUITABLE POLICY PLATFORMS

From Race Forward Our history requires those seeking elected office to make clear commitments to meaningful reparations for communities that have been harmed. Without an intentional dismantling of structural racism we continue to live in a culture and system of white supremacy that threatens our democracy and is ultimately divisive and detrimental for all. To that […]

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In the wake of the 2020 election, what steps can Americans take toward a more inclusive, cohesive, just, and compassionate society?

While votes for the 2020 election are counted, researchers, leaders, and Greater Good Magazine contributors weigh in on what we as individuals can do now to preserve our well-being and our democracy. Learn how to turn toward healing from john a. powell, how to make a commitment to your community from Maryam Abdullah, and how […]

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Apply to be on Colorado’s Redistricting Commissions

In 2018, Colorado voters approved Amendment Y, which addressed redistricting for Colorado’s seats in US Congress, and Amendment Z, which addressed redistricting for Colorado’s State legislature. Redistricting is the way in which we adjust the maps of the districts for Colorado’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and for Colorado’s state House and Senate. […]

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Room for Everyone: 10 Picture Books that Encourage Kindness

Humans, animals, and monsters of different ages, colors, backgrounds, and personalities live together in harmony. Characters don’t always get along. Like all friends and neighbors, they deal with misunderstandings, challenges, and hurt feelings. But in these moments, they model how to bounce back: how to listen, how to apologize, and how to show a little […]

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Job Opening with Colorado Attorney General’s Office: Spanish Language Outreach Specialist

The Spanish-Language Outreach Specialist is the opportunity you’re seeking if you’re looking for meaningful work that impacts Colorado’s Spanish-speaking and underserved communities throughout the state, on topics ranging from consumer protection, public safety, addressing the opioid epidemic, and defending rights and services for all Coloradans. This dynamic position involves engaging with Colorado communities, in English and Spanish, […]

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Family and School Partnership in Education Month

October is Family and School Partnership in Education Month in Colorado.Here are Governor Polis’ Proclamations in both English and Spanish.  This month, the Colorado Department of Education is highlighting 28 Promising Partnership Practices. Learn more about how these schools, districts, and institutes of higher education are partnering with families and communities to improve student outcomes. Promising Partnership Practices […]

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A Latinx Heritage Month Reading List

A Latinx Heritage Month Reading List Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by reading along with us! Staff members at Lighthouse Writers Workshop have put together a list of some of the most praised books by Hispanic and Latinx authors, organized by genre. All of the books are published in the U.S. within the last three years, […]

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2020 Local Ballot Measure Tracker

The Colorado Health Foundation is launching the 2020 Local Ballot Measure Tracker, a one-stop-shop compilation of municipal and county ballot initiatives from across the state of Colorado for the Nov. 3 general election.  View the 2020 Local Ballot Measure Tracker on The Colorado Health Foundation website to gain insight into critical policy decisions being made […]

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National Voter Registration Day!

Tomorrow, September 22, is National Voter Registration Day! Head over to the Colorado Secretary of State website to register to vote, change your address, or check the status of a current registration online.

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City of Aurora Rental Assistance Program

Unable to make rental payments because of financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic? The city of Aurora may be able to help. The city of Aurora has heard from residents during the COVID-19 crisis that rental assistance is a key need, and is making funds available through the House Aurora Partnership and CARES Act […]

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.