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President's Day Means It's Town Hall Time for Lawmakers

February 17, 2017

Representatives and Senators will be back in their districts and states next week as Congress recesses for President’s Day; their break is your opportunity to speak directly to them about the important issues facing our democracy.

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like

February 22, 2017

It’s loud, even raucous at times and almost none of the participants seem to be enjoying it, but democracy is working across America this week.

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Fighting for High-Speed Internet Access

February 21, 2017

Many Coloradans who live in small towns and rural areas do not have access to high-speed internet. Local governments are trying to fill this void by providing municipal broadband for their citizens. However, they face several unnecessary legislative barriers.

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'We Will Not Be Ignored'

February 20, 2017

By now, the town hall meeting in Salt Lake City with Rep. Jason Chaffetz on February 9 is old news. However, having been there, I find that I keep revisiting my impressions.

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Groups Inform AG Sessions that Federal Regulations Require His Recusal from Investigation of Russia’s Intervention in the 2016 Presidential Election

February 17, 2017

In a letter sent today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 25 organizations and individuals, including those with legal and ethics expertise, called on the Attorney General to promptly recuse himself from all Department of Justice investigations and actions regarding Russia's intervention in the 2016 election

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