House District Profile

House District 9

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:00 - 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Continental breakfast at 8:45 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

Order Your 2014 Poinsettias Here!! ORDER DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, November 30!! Don't Miss Out!!

See UPDATES / BLOG POSTS (BELOW) for details of our November 22 Meeting:

OPEN FORUM - And Looking Forward to 2015!!

Well, now that we have all weathered and survived the election, it is time once more, to gather together and vent our grievances…This November’s meeting is all about YOU!!!

This is your chance to shine, scream, cry or just mingle with friends at our monthly meeting this Saturday. It will be an Open Forum for everyone to speak! For once, the Officers have all agreed that it is high time that the hard-working, door-knocking, phone-calling Democrats in House District 9 – have a voice at the table.

AND Mark Your Calendar:
December 6 - HD9 Holiday Gathering!

COME! BRING FRIENDS! BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!

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State Representative: 

Paul Rosenthal

State Representative

Representative Paul Rosenthal was elected in November 2012, handily beating his Republican opponent. In 2014, Rep. Rosenthal is serving on the Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee and the Local Government Committee. In 2013, Paul served on the Agriculture, Livestock, Natural Resources Committee as well as the Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee.

Many thanks to Paul for very productive 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions!

Email Address: 
paulrosenthal.house@state.co.us
Rep. Paul Rosenthal


District Calendar

House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:00am - 10:30am

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House District 9 Monthly Meeting - Saturday, November 22

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:00 - 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Continental breakfast at 8:45 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

OPEN FORUM - And Looking Forward to 2015!

Well, now that we have all weathered and survived the election, it is time once more, to gather together and vent our grievances…This November’s meeting is all about YOU!!!

This is your chance to shine, scream, cry or just mingle with friends at our monthly meeting this Saturday.

It will be an Open Forum for everyone to speak! Your officers have all agreed that the voices of the hard-working, door-knocking, phone-calling Democrats in HD 9 are critical and we're anxious to hear from all of you!

Bring yourself and your concerns, hopes for the New Year and 2016 and topics you wish to discuss. An entire hour of the meeting will be dedicated to YOU with a Comment and Followup format, followed by a brief 20 minute exercise geared to mend your woes and sorrows, presented by Halisi Vinson. She has graciously agreed to help us move on and move pass this year and to look forward to 2015.

Please come and share your thoughts with a group of sympathetic and empathetic folks…our friends and fellow Democrats of HD 9!

Shawn Smith will be conducting the meeting and will act as moderator and coordinator to all your comments during the Open Forum. So – to make things run smoothly, a few rules will be necessary to follow so as to give everyone a chance to speak and be heard.

Please bring your questions or comments and limit them to one minute. Be courteous and do not interrupt each other. Accept everyone’s POV and let us be kind and exhibit grace in griping…
That’s it!

We all look forward to an exciting and stimulating meeting, the last one of 2014! Next month we will be celebrating and joining in festivities to celebrate the Holiday Season on December 6th!

AND - Mark Your Calendars!!

December 6 - HD9 Holiday Gathering! Be Thinking Poinsettias... Order Your 2014 Poinsettias Here!!

COME! BRING FRIENDS! BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!


HOLIDAY POINSETTIA SALE!! Same Prices as 2013!! 7 Colors!! DEADLINE: Midnight, Sunday, Nov. 30!! Don't Miss Out!!!

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Order Your 2014 Poinsettias Here!!

 

7 GREAT Colors:  Red - White - Peppermint - Marble - Glitter - Cortez Burgundy - Ice Crystal


HD9 Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue, Denver, CO

Order Your 2014 Poinsettias Here!!

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House District 9 Monthly Meeting - Saturday, October 25

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:00 - 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Continental breakfast at 8:45 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

 

THE MAIN EVENT!!

11 DAYS AND COUNTING!!

VOTE DEMOCRAT, THE WHOLE BALLOT, NOTHING LESS.

Hizzoner!

Who better to inspire us for our final push to election day than a seasoned veteran of the campaign trail?
Mayor Wellington Webb will join us to share his perspectives on the 2014 election.

Day of Action – October 25, 2014

 Bring your Cell Phones!  We will spend part of our meeting phone banking for Senator Jeanne Nicholson.  Jeanne Nicholson's Senate District 16 race is the hottest contested seat in the 2014 election.  Her opponent, Tim Neville, has vowed to reverse the gun safety laws that the Democratically controlled Senate passed in 2013.  We simply cannot lose control of the state senate and Jeanne Nicholson's seat is the key stone holding everything together.

AND - Mark Your Calendars!!

November 22 - HD9 Monthly Meeting

December 6 - HD9 Holiday Gathering! Be Thinking Poinsettias...

COME! BRING FRIENDS! BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!

 

 

 


House District 9 Monthly Meeting - Saturday, September 27

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:00 - 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Continental breakfast at 8:45 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

THE MAIN EVENTS !! Messaging and Down-Ballot Voting In addition to re-electing Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Udall, we can elect three more great candidates to CRUCIAL Colorado offices if we Democrats vote down the ballot: Joe Neguse - Secretary of State Betsy Markey - State Treasurer Don Quick - Attorney General All three will be present at our September 27 meeting! WE WANT YOU to be there and to BRING OTHER DEMS to meet and learn more about each of them! DENVER CAPTAIN-AT-LARGE FOR MESSAGING RICK VAN WIE will join us. Rick will provide us with inspiring messages which will swing votes in our Democratic Party candidates’ favor - and help generate the large turnout we need. And we'll be speaking about GOTV (GET OUT THE VOTE) which is crucial in this mid-term election!! We'll also have a discussion of the important BALLOT MEASURES we’ll be voting on!! AND, we'll be asking people to canvas and phone while getting grounded in the candidates and issues that can make a difference over the next 2 years. Our Democratic HD 9 Representative Paul Rosenthal will be present and support educating all of us. DAY OF ACTION – SEPTEMBER 27 As part of our HD9 GOTV plan and the Colorado Democratic Party coordinated campaign to maintain control of the both state houses. please join us to go to the Arapahoe County Democrats offices to phone bank or to canvass for Rep. John Buckner. We can also distribute info for Andrew Romanoff. AND... We'll wrap up our REACH OUT AND READ summer community service project - collecting and donating books to Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read provides gently used, developmentally appropriate books to physician's offices to distribute to children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years during their well child visits. HOUSE DISTRICT 9 DEBATE On Wednesday October 1, Paul Rosenthal will debate challenger Celeste Gamache at the Virginia Village / Ellis Community Association (VVECA) monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm, at the Virginia Village Library, 1500 S. Dahlia Street - at the corner of S. Dahlia Street and E. Florida Avenue. MORE DATES... October 11 5:30PM Denver Democrats Annual Edward M. Kennedy Dinner Week of October 14 Ballots in the Mail October 25 9-10:30AM House District 9 Saturday Meeting November 4 Election Day


Annual Edward M. Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
Marriott City Center

 


Legislative Achievements in 2014

Highlights of the 2014 Legislative Session (Information provided by Rep Paul Rosenthal and Senators Irene Aguilar and Pat Steadman

 

The 2014-15 state budget:

• Commits $188 million to recovery from the floods and wildfires of 2013 and to wildfire prevention

• Increases state funding for education by nearly $400 per pupil

• Boosts funding to our public colleges and universities by $100 million

• Implements economic development programs to boost key industries, create good-paying jobs and build a strong, sustainable economy that supports all Coloradans

• Increases funding for workforce development programs

• Boosts reimbursements for social services providers

• Increases the state reserve by more than $130 million, to 6.5 percent, to prepare for future emergencies and economic downturns

• Boosts investments in women’s health services and family planning

• Increases services for victims of domestic violence and child abuse

 

HB 1337

State law requires that a portion of the General Fund be held back in reserve.  HB 1337 raises the “statutory reserve” equal to 6.5% of General Fund appropriations.  This reserve is our savings account for rainy days.

 

Civil Rights 

 SB14-014

Low-income Colorado seniors and those with disabilities become eligible for an increase in the grants they receive for rent assistance and home heating, and the income limits change to allow more individuals to qualify. Under the new law, sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood), individuals making $6,639 a year or less, or married couples with a combined income of $10,731 or less, can receive up to $700 a year to help pay rent and $192 a year to help pay heating bills, helping keep these Coloradans in their homes and out of other, more expensive social services programs.

 

SB 118

The bill aligns our state laws with the ADA and strengthens protections for people with disabilities, including those who use service animals.

 

Women’s Issues

 HB14-1260

?“Jessica’s Law” brings our state in line with a national initiative to impose mandatory minimum sentences for those who commit violent sexual assaults against children. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), it imposes sentences of 24 years to life for class 2 felony assault on a child under the age of 13, 18 to life for class 3 felony assault on a child, and 10 to life for class 4 felony assault on a child.

 

HB14-1324

Colorado women gain legal standing to sue for damages if they miscarry because of the malicious or reckless actions of others.

 

The new law, sponsored by Reps. Pettersen and Foote, builds on a 2013 law that imposed criminal penalties for unlawful termination of pregnancy and allows civil actions by women whose pregnancies are terminated by intentional or reckless acts.

 

Online Retail Sales Taxes

 HB14-1269

The new law, sponsored by Reps. Lois Court (D-Denver) and Angela Williams (D-Denver), expands the types of business activities that require a company to collect and remit state sales taxes for their sales in Colorado, ending those companies’ 2.9 percent to 10.4 percent price advantage over Colorado businesses that must charge sales tax.

 

Health Care

HB14-1344 (Rosenthal-Tochtrop)

Consumers now have another tool to get information from their insurer. They can opt-in receiving general information about their policy by email, as long as it doesn't have personally identifiable information.

 

SB 187 Creates a 12 member commission tasked to make recommendations regarding controlling health care costs focused on evidence based data on cost control, access and quality of care.

 

SB 144

Extending the commission on family medicine's support of the development of family medicine residency programs in rural and other underserved areas of the state, the bill requires the commission to make an evaluation and recommendations concerning the use of Medicaid graduate medical education funding to support family medicine training.

 

Marijuana Regulation

The legislature allocated $24.4 million in new marijuana tax revenues to enforcement of industry regulations, law enforcement, youth prevention & education efforts and substance abuse treatment.

 

HB 1388

Authorizes the creation of financial service co-ops specifically for marijuana and hemp businesses.  Currently, federal laws and regulations make it nearly impossible for them to find a bank or credit union, resulting in most of these businesses operating on a cash-only basis. This bill is a first step toward a solution.

 


City Council Districts Map, Effective 2015

Use this map to confirm the new boundaries for city council districts.

 

http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/767/documents/SmMap_City_Council_Dist_2...

 

This file can be taken to a commercial print shop like FedEx/Kinkos for full size printing. 


House District 9 Monthly Meeting

Repeats every month on the fourth Saturday until Sat Jan 24 2015 except Sat Aug 23 2014, Sat Dec 27 2014.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: 
Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E.Girard Avenue, Denver - NE Corner of E.Hampden Avenue & S.Monaco Parkway

HD9 Holiday Gathering- Saturday, December 6 - STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!!

HD9 Annual Picnic - Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00PM - 3:00PM. South Dahlia Lane Green. Details to Follow!


State Senators representing HD9

Senator Pat Steadman
Senator Irene Aguilar

HD9 Representation in the Colorado Senate is shared by two senators:

Senator Irene Aguilar (SD32) and Senator Pat Steadman (SD31). Their bios appear below.

Irene Aguilar

Senator Aguilar, a primary care physician, practiced at Denver Health’s Westside Clinic for 23 years. Her work there led her to see the impact of public policy on society’s most vulnerable. Her increasing involvement with advocacy culminated with her successful bid to replace Sen. Chris Romer in Colorado State Senate District 32 in December 2010.

In the Senate, she has worked to advance the core values of her constituents, from protecting education funding and supporting students and teachers to championing a slate of bills for people with disabilities; from investing in jobs and economic development to supporting rural medical residencies; caregiver monitoring programs, and a hospital charity program; from supporting election integrity and campaign finance reform to expanding Medicaid, establishing a uniquely Colorado Health Exchange and fighting for universal health care for all Coloradoans.

Senator Aguilar is the Assistant Majority Leader and serves as Chair for the Health and Human Services Committee. She is also a member of the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Learn more about Senator Aguilar at  www.ireneaguilar.info 

 

Pat Steadman

Pat has been a long-time resident of Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  He grew up in Westminster, Colorado, and graduated from Westminster High School, Regis College and the University of Colorado School of Law. He has worked extensively to support public education, protect LGBT right, advance civil rights and civil liberties, protect a woman’s right to choose, expand worker’s rights, and defeat censorship and other far-right assaults on cherished freedoms.

Pat Steadman has served in the Colorado Senate since 2009 representing Senate District 31, which now consists of central and southeast Denver, including Glendale and other Arapahoe County enclaves. He is vice-chair of the Joint Budget Committee, serves on the Joint Legal Services Committee, and is the vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

To learn more about Pat, visit his website at www.patsteadman.com.