Quick Update & Town Hall Invitation

Colorado’s 2021 legislative session picked up again this week. Alongside Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, I introduced my first bill, HB21-1064, which reforms the Colorado juvenile sex offender registry to improve outcomes for youth in the justice system without compromising public safety. This is a difficult issue, and it’s so important to reform the rules governing the registry. For more background, read the bill fact sheet, and New York Magazine article The List. I welcome your …

Legislative Update, State Unemployment, and Vaccines

A few updates on our efforts at the Capitol, by the numbers: 2  Top concerns of the 50 constituents who contacted us this month – Vaccines for COVID-19 (read more), and Unemployment system issues (read more) 5 Virtual Town Halls held in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Jackson Counties. I appreciate everyone who joined us to share concerns and ideas. Many Zoom meetings with constituents, state and city staffers, public health officials, non-profits, lobbyists, …

It’s Official

Colorado’s 2021 Legislative Session gaveled in at 10 o’clock this morning. I was officially sworn in to represent the people of Colorado House District 13. Working inside the Capitol for the first time, I am more aware than ever of the awesome responsibility and privilege of serving the people of Colorado. Thank you to my campaign team, and all of the volunteers, donors, and thought leaders who helped us get …

Accessing pandemic relief

New State Resources for COVID Relief In a special legislative session, Colorado lawmakers passed 10 bills providing $300 million for COVID-19 relief. The bills cover several interest areas that may affect you. This website lists the aid resources currently available, and gives information on how to apply. Some processes are still developing (see notes below). For instance, small business aid is being administered locally. If you run into any problems finding help or …

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 …

Opinion: Judy Amabile: Glimpses of society’s failures at COVID Recovery Center

By DAILY CAMERA GUEST OPINION | openforum@dailycamera.com | Boulder Daily Camera May 1, 2020 at 1:26 p.m. During the stay-at-home order, I have been volunteering at the COVID Recovery Center at the East Boulder Recreation Center. Citizens experiencing homelessness with symptoms of the virus can go to the center to recover and isolate. Boulder moved quickly to establish this resource and has seen relatively fewer cases among the unhoused. The CRC is staffed with …

Logic in the Time of Coronavirus

These are strange days. Along with feeling concern about the immediate crisis, I’m thinking of what Coronavirus has revealed about our health and economic systems. We need to strengthen both. Today, The Boulder Daily Camera published my opinion piece on the subject. I’d love your feedback. A Colorado Plan for Economic Action I’ve just published my Economic Plan for Colorado. Working people are hurting in our state. Policy choices around …

Opinion: Judy Amabile: Crisis reveals problems in health care and economic systems

By DAILY CAMERA GUEST OPINION | openforum@dailycamera.com | Boulder Daily CameraPUBLISHED: March 17, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. | UPDATED: March 19, 2020 at 10:03 a.m. The new coronavirus got our undivided attention last week and shifted American life in startling ways. Now is a critical moment. Our willingness to practice strict socially distancing — or not — will determine the trajectory of infections and deaths in our community in the days and weeks to come. When the …

Love Wins

Amabile isn’t an easy name to remember or pronounce (uh-MAA-bee-lay), but it does have a nice connotation. It’s an Italian word with a range of translations; from simpatico, to amiable and even lovable. t was a good surname for my father – in some ways. My dad was both a lover and a fighter (details here would be entirely TMI.) Suffice it to say he was a good man and a skilled …