by CHEC Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
The Colorado Homeschool Freedom Team, led by the CHEC Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin, stands up for your parental and religious freedom. Carolyn and the rest of the team have worked tirelessly, through the hundreds of bills that we carefully watched, keeping an eye out for your freedom. You can read a summary review of what the 2020 Colorado Legislative Session entailed in the 2020 End-of-Session Report by Carolyn Martin.
“The legislature convened on Wednesday, January 8th for the second regular session of the seventy-second general assembly. The Colorado Constitution says, “Regular sessions of the general assembly shall not exceed one hundred twenty calendar days.” Since this wording was put in the Constitution by the citizens of Colorado in 1988, 120 calendar days meant the days were consecutive. On Saturday, March 14th, due to the declaration of an emergency by the governor the preceding Wednesday, the legislature sent an interrogatory to the Colorado Supreme Court to ask them if calendar days could be considered nonconsecutive during an emergency, and then they promptly recessed until the end of May. The Colorado Supreme Court, with a 4-3 vote, issued an opinion that the language was ambiguous and could therefore be interpreted as nonconsecutive despite the voters’ clear intent outlined in the voter guide of 1988…”
Since this freedom cannot come without a cost, we are raising $10,000 for the Colorado Homeschool Freedom Fund (CHF Fund) to make sure Carolyn and her team have what they need to stand for our freedom. We invite you to help us reach our goal and support the freedom of thousands of homeschooling families in Colorado.