Most of us have a deep connection to an immigration story—our own. Unless your ancestors were Native American, you or your family came here as a migrant.
The government is currently planning to change “public charge” rules in a way that will affect access to public programs for both citizens and immigrants.
We have had community organizers in the field in Pueblo and Fort Morgan for 15 months now, talking with community members about health equity and getting to know their stories.
As I look back on the 2018 legislative session, two big successes stand out to me. First, we moved parts of our policy change agenda forward despite some challenging opposition, and second, we were able to work with legislators across different content areas, moving beyond just those focused on health care issues.
Recently, I’ve taken a deeper look at my familial history and examined not only the interesting stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, but also the laws, policies, and current affairs that would have directly impacted my ancestors during their lives.