Letters to the Editor

LTR: As the business voice for education reform, we support the ASSET bill

Dear Chairman Massey and members of the House Education Committee,

We are writing to express our support for Senate Bill 12-015, also known as the “Colorado ASSET” bill. As the business voice for education reform, we support this bill based on its alignment with our vision that “every student has access to a high performing school and graduates with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to compete in a competitive global economy.”

LTR: Treat immigrants with dignity and equality

April 12, 2012

Dear Speaker McNulty and Members of the House:

We, members of the PICO Colorado Clergy Action Network (PICO CAN), are writing to urge your support and passage of SB 15, Colorado ASSET. As a diverse, interfaith, non-partisan group of clergy and faith leaders from throughout the state, we speak from the convictions of our faith and, in many cases, from the real life concerns of the people in our congregations and communities.

Let the speculation end here — vote at Adams County Dem assembly was 100 percent accurate

Dear Editor,

In your March 23rd edition, you ran a headline alluding to “Speculation about stuffed ballot boxes” at the Adams County Democratic Party assembly. As a delegate and vote counter at the assembly, I’d like to set the record straight and clear up any “speculation” people may be engaging in.

Substantive ideas separate candidates in Regent’s race

Dear Editor,

Regarding the March 30 Colorado Statesman article, “Style trumps policy splits in CU Regent’s primary,” the overarching theme of the article — that “style trumps policy splits” — misses the mark.

The scars of abortion are apparent if you only open your eyes

Dear Editor,

I’ve just received my most current Colorado Statesman and I’m awestruck at the amount of coverage given to the so called “reproductive rights” rally at the Capitol recently.

This current battle in the ongoing culture war is beyond ridiculous!

LETTER: Choose transparency and sunshine in Colorado’s election process

Senators Heath, Bacon, Boyd, Grantham, and Neville, and Representatives Court, Kerr, Coram, Baumgardner, Duran, Todd, Casso, Liston, and Waller:

In your role as members of the Senate and House State Affairs Committees and as representatives of your voters, you will be the first see the legislation asking you to greatly reduce Colorado’s election transparency just at the time Colorado takes the 2012 national election stage under glaring spotlights.

LETTER: CO. ASSET provides hope to innocent immigrant kids

Dear Editor,

Coloradans should support CO ASSET. At no extra cost to taxpayers, it improves schools, communities, increases our pool of talented human resources, and gives universities, businesses, and our economy a needed boost. It brings innocent immigrant kids hope, and a chance for a brighter future.

LETTER: Question to ponder: “If we can send a man to the moon… why can’t we send them all?”

Dear Editor,

Newt may be onto something with his idea of US occupation of the moon. Gingrich used the term “colonization” but that sounds rather-British to me. But just imagine if every member of Congress had to be brave enough to blast off to visit the moon and gaze down at our fragile planet. Imagine what John Lennon (author of the song Imagine) would think of this idea.

As any innovator knows, there are few good ideas which are new and few new ideas which are fully vetted.

LETTER: Occupy Denver’s actions at the vigil to honor the homeless were downright uncivil and disrespectful

Dear Editor,

This evening I shed tears three times while attending the Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil in front of the Denver City and County Building. For 26 years, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has organized this annual event on the eve before the winter solstice to honor and remember our homeless sisters and brothers who have died on the streets and in the halls of metropolitan Denver. I have participated in this event for as long as I can remember because it is good and proper to honor the lives of those who have come before us and to remind us of our common humanity.

LETTER: Only 1 out of 5 state employees are considering a change in employment

Dear Editor,

In Miller Hudson's guest column in your Dec. 16 issue regarding the Administration’s recent survey of state employees, Mr. Hudson incorrectly interpreted and reported survey findings. The survey indicated that 58 percent of state employees are NOT seriously considering leaving state government employment in the next 12 months. Rather, 22 percent are considering such a change in employment. Mr. Hudson errantly reversed these findings.