WHY IS COLOR AF
Reproductive Justice is by definition, women of color led. And as the only Reproductive Justice based C4 in Colorado, this scorecard will highlight legislative action on access to the full spectrum of reproductive health services for all Coloradans. As well as the intersectional policies which allow our communities to lead healthy and safe lives such as workers rights, safety, access to the ballot and the empowerment of immigrant communities.
Our Legislative Scorecard not only informs Coloristas and the public about what reproductive justice policy looks like, but holds our leaders in the Colorado General Assembly accountable to upholding these values which empower our communities.
WHO IS SCORED,
AND HOW ARE
House & Senate
Positions on Bills
% of votes supporting
All legislators are scored by compiling their votes on the bills meaning the most to COLOR Action Fund and the principles of advancing Racial and Reproductive Justice in Colorado.
How you vote on our priority bills
8-10 bills you'll be scored on
Our bills will have more weight than partner bills we're supporting
PROCESS UNDER THE DOME
Amendments in Committee - did you bring a bad amendment (negative)? Vote on a bad amendment (negative)? Block a bad amendment (positive)?
Advocacy on the issue
Counting votes (if you're trying to get votes from colleagues for the bill, positive point; if you're getting votes against, negative points)
Community engagement on our bill (putting it in their newsletter)
Showing up to events to advocate for bills
Is the legislator extra helpful to COLOR - do they go above and beyond to protect Reproductive Justice?
WHY ARE THESE
In order to be a Reproductive Justice Champion, a lawmaker or candidate must not only support RJ policy, but actively advance these issues and live these values. COLOR Action Fund endorses Reproductive Justice candidates for office, works to help elect Champions for our communities and is a trusted messenger to Colorado Latinx people.
Policy work and advancing the issues that empower our communities does not begin or end with the final vote on a bill. A "Champion" lawmaker is someone who not only votes with us, but who actively works with women of color to advance empowering law. A legislator's score from an organization can tell you how they work to advance the issues that organization cares about, and a high score from COLOR AF means this legislator values and works towards Reproductive Justice.