Working for transformational change

House Speaker Alec Garnett has appointed me to serve on Colorado’s new Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force, which will allocate money from the American Rescue Plan Act to make mental health care more accessible in our state. Senate Bill 21-137 sets aside $450 million of ARPA funds for behavioral health investments.  I’ll be joined in this work by Sen. Brittany Pettersen, Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Sen. Faith Winter, and Sen. Chris …

Press Release

Rep. Judy Amabile Advances Landmark Bills on Guns, Environment, Mental Health in First Session at Colorado House. Yesterday marked the end of the 2021 Colorado legislative session. The Colorado Assembly passed historic legislation to improve the lives of Coloradans. Representative Amabile remarked on the session: Protected immigrants from extortion. Enhanced the safe storage of firearms. Reformed marijuana regulations to better protect Colorado kids. Improved the care of dogs and cats. …

10-12-2020-newsletter

Ballots are out. I have worked hard for the chance to represent you in the Colorado House, and I would be honored to have your vote. Remember: Vote early, vote blue, and vote your entire ballot. Find your closest drop box or voting location. Not registered? You can register to vote and vote in person up to7 pm on Election Day. Let’s do this!   – Judy Here’s a quick round up of the 11 state measures on …

Positive Politics and Ice Cream

In the Trump era, there is a lot to complain about. But complaining isn’t action. What can we do to advance positive change right now? Our campaign has organized an exciting conversation on how we can all make an impact. Please join me and a panel of progressive Colorado change makers on Monday evening, July 8th in North Boulder Park (north side of the shelter). The conversation will be led by Dave …

Criminal Justice Reform – Recent Progress & Bigger Goals

Criminal justice reform was a dominant theme of the 2019 legislative session as lawmakers approved a slew of bills to reduce prison overcrowding and help former inmates reintegrate into society by removing barriers to employment. Many of these reforms, such as ending cash bail for petty offenses, were bipartisan—underscoring the emerging consensus in Colorado that those who have paid their debt to society deserve a second chance. Here’s a roundup …