Bulletin: Feb 4, 2019

Safe injection sites: an oxymoron.

There are no heroin injection sites in the United States and we don’t need the first to be here in Colorado. Even the Governor of California has vetoed legislation similar to the bill Colorado Democrats in the state legislature have discussed introducing. The Denver City Council has already passed an ordinance allowing for such sites, but it can’t be implemented unless and until the state changes state law.

Today, House and Senate Republicans hosted Steffan Tubbs, Peter Boyles, and Mark Crowley to share what they’ve learned about Vancouver’s injection sites. The pictures and data they gathered on their investigative trip, and which they shared today, underscore the danger such a proposed site would pose to Colorado. For example, as they shared in their presentation today:

  • Since Vancouver’s first injection site in 2003, British Columbia’s overdose deaths have increased by more than 725%.
  • Overdose deaths of British Columbians 10 – 18 years old are up 260%.
  • The number of heroin users in Vancouver is up from 4,700 overall in 2000 to over 7,300 at just one of the six injection sites in 2017.

Your House and Senate Republicans will continue to take a stand as this issue emerges at the Capitol. You can see Minority Leader Neville’s interview here on why injection sites are bad policy. A policy that incentivizes self-destructive behavior and increases the number of overdose deaths is the opposite of compassionate.

For more details, data, and documentation on the effects of heroin injection sites on individuals and neighborhoods, you can visit KNUS’s “No Safe Sites” page here.

Bulletin: Feb 1, 2019

The session isn’t even a month old, and Colorado Democrats are already overreaching. Here’s our January legislative recap:

On January 8: Democrats kick off session with hostile tone. Read story: https://gazette.com/…/article_acc031b4-12d7-11e9-bd8a-8be3b…

On January 16: Democrats play politics with newborn-saving legislation. Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSenateGop/videos/2168453509886048/

On January 16: Democrats kill legislation to help rural schools cut through bureaucracy. Read story: https://www.coloradopolitics.com/…/article_432a0c18-19e2-11…

On January 17: Democrats propose heroin injection sites. Watch video: https://www.9news.com/…/73-307143c9-54ea-413b-9a61-8ab9df71…

On January 21: Democrats eliminate transportation for kids who need it the most. Read story: https://www.gjsentinel.com/…/article_0035232e-1d3f-11e9-b34…

On January 29: Democrats kill legislation to lower income tax. Read story: https://gazette.com/…/article_a591b614-1cb3-5016-9d7b-8e5ad…

On January 29: Democrats pass bill to KILL the Electoral College. Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSenateGop/videos/234603614154941/

On January 30: Democrats push radical sexual education legislation. Read story: https://www.denverpost.com/…/colorado-sex-education-bill-h…/

On January 31: Democrats kill free market solution to family medical leave. Read bill: http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1058

Bulletin: Jan 30, 2019

Yesterday, Colorado Senate Democrats voted to sign Colorado up for the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact,” which would end the Electoral College as we know it and give all of Colorado’s electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote.

All 16 Republican State Senators took a stand and said NO to this bill.

Click here to watch the video that’s getting a lot of attention on social media of Senator Paul Lundeen making the case for Colorado voters.

Republicans in the House are paying attention as this bill makes its way to their chamber next. “This bill destroys Coloradans’ voice in future presidential elections. It amplifies the voice of voters in a few large cities while muting the equally important voices of voters in states like Colorado, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Republicans will fight this bill every step of the way because Colorado deserves to be counted, and heard,” said House Republican leader Patrick Neville.