What you can do to fight for progress this week (April 4)

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Homeowners’ Association (HOAs) is supposed to protect the interests of homeowners. But as we recently saw in the headlines of the Green Valley Ranch, sometimes the HOA can lose their mission and actually become oppressive to the families they were supposed to serve. [1]

Homeowners across the state are facing foreclosures due to HOA fees that have already exploded after hiring attorney attorneys to collect dogs from people struggling during the epidemic. The HOA sometimes assesses fees against Colorado homeowners without the knowledge of the homeowner.

The new law will increase protection for homeowners to debate in the Colorado House so that homeowners who receive HOA verification receive assessment notices via certified mail and two additional contact points such as email or text message. The bill allows homeowners to set prices within a 90-day period. The goal is to allow homeowners to resolve HOA concerns without having to worry about ballooning fines that quickly become uncontrollable.

Help us pass this important law right now with a quick call to Colorado lawmakers.

Finally, under the Terms of Accountability and Transparency Bill of the Homeowners Association, HOAs cannot sell a home for less than 80 percent of its market value, ensuring that homeowners do not lose all their equity once their home is sold.

House Bill 22-1137, Accountability and Transparency of the Homeowners Association Board, will be heard in the House Local Government and Transportation Committee on Wednesday, April 13th. Take some time now to contact the members of this committee and request that they be placed in a conscientious position. Protection of homeowners from overzealous and predatory HOA.

Thanks for your help protecting Colorado homeowners! Here are some more ways to differentiate the week of April 4, 2022:


Colorado Consumer Health Initiative: Health Care Day of Action Pt. 2

Join us for the 2nd part of this year’s Health Care Day of Action as we walk you through the lobbying process and guide you through the state capital!

When: Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00 AM
Where: Colorado State Capital, Denver

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Colorado’s dangerous election deniers protest the cancellation

Trump’s right-hand man Mike Lindell is coming to Colorado to support Colorado’s most extreme candidates who are unfoundedly claiming that the 2020 election has been rigged. Lindell is coming to Colorado to support rebel Ron Hanks and Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who have been indicted by a grand jury for violating election security. Come to the Colorado State Capitol and stand up for democracy in protest of their electoral conspiracy!

When: Tuesday, April 5 at 12:00 noon
Where: Colorado State Capital, Denver

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Assembly for a coal-free Colorado

Call for all clean air, environmental justice, and climate workers! Now any day, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission will decide to approve or reject Xcel Energy’s latest proposal to burn coal at Colorado’s largest coal plant for another 12 years! Colorado communities cannot tolerate coal pollution for another 12 years. Please join us in front of the Colorado headquarters of Xcel Energy We need a coal-free Colorado soon to let Xcel Energy know!

When: Friday, April 8 at 12:00 noon
Where: 1800 Larimer St., Denver

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History Colorado: People Pride and Promise: The Story of the Document Sit-in with Priscilla Barnes

In July 1958, black students gathered at the Dock Drugstore in downtown Wichita to peacefully protest against the unequal practice of segregation. Tired of being denied access to movie theaters and restaurants in the city, the students take action and turn their attention to the lunch counter of the popular drugstore. People‚Äôs Pride and Promise tells the untold story of the first youth-led lunch counter sit-in that revolutionized the civil rights movement. Through a visual presentation, viewers of “People, Pride and Promise” will learn the little-known story of Docum Sit-in. Participants will then hear from author Priscilla Barnes and see a presentation in sit-in. The book will be signed after the ceremony.

When: Friday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver

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Colorado Sierra Club: (Virtual) Conservation Personnel Training

Calling all conservation enthusiasts! Join us for a morning of learning, community and action. During this event, you will network with Sierra Club members and supporters across the state, learn about our reserve priorities and programs, and most importantly – take action!

When: Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 AM

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We’ll see you next week with more ways to take action Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Sarah Laughlin, Executive Director

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