Colorado State Manager is first Dreamer to serve on a State Board
President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on Colorado Immigration Manager Marissa Molina’s gubernatorial appointment to the Metropolitan State University’s Board of Trustees:
“On behalf of the entire FWD.us team, we are incredibly proud that Governor Jared Polis has appointed Marissa, our Colorado State Immigration Manager, to the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Board of Trustees. Marissa’s appointment - as the first Dreamer to serve on a state board - is historic, and well-deserved.
“Marissa is a capable and inspiring leader, who has dedicated her personal and professional life to bettering her community: first as an educator, and now as an advocate for immigration reform. As a member of the Metropolitan State University Board of Trustees, we’re confident that Marissa will use her policy acumen and her lived experience to advocate for expanded educational opportunity for all Coloradans.
“We are also deeply grateful to Governor Polis for selecting Marissa for this important position, and his continued commitment to providing opportunities to Dreamers and immigrants across the state.
“On International Women’s Day, especially, we are grateful for the leadership and perseverance of Marissa and women everywhere who make our nation a better, stronger, and more inclusive place.”
VA’s Center for Women Veterans kicks off Women’s History Month
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the start of Women’s History Month in March with a kickoff event on March 6, at the Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.
Sponsored by VA’s Center for Women’s Veterans, the event featured 15 women Veterans representing all branches of military service in a 2019 campaign titled “Trailblazers: Women Breaking Barriers,” celebrating the contributions of women Veterans in honor of Women’s History Month and continuing through the rest of the year.
“Women Veterans are one of the fastest growing demographics within VA, and will represent nearly 20 percent of the U.S. Veteran population by 2045,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA is proud to serve all our nation’s Veterans, and the Center for Women Veterans does a great job reminding all Americans of the strong service and sacrifice of women Veterans through these innovative campaigns.”
Message from President Trump regarding Woman’s International Day: “We honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses. We celebrate their vision, leadership, and courage, and we reaffirm our commitment to promoting equal opportunity for women everywhere.
Through the efforts of remarkable women trailblazers in the United States and around the world, we have made tremendous progress in the fight for equality and justice for all.”
Gov. Jared Polis encourages all Colorado young women in grades 9-12 to sign up for the innovative 2019 Girls Go CyberStart challenge. This no-cost, online game of fun technical challenges empowers young women to explore the world of cybersecurity. Registration is open until the games begin on March 20.
“To maintain Colorado’s distinction as a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity, we must equip our students with educational initiatives like Girls Go CyberStart,” said Governor Jared Polis. “I invite the next generation of leaders to take advantage of this opportunity and proudly represent Colorado.”
At the State House Transportation & Local Government Committee, Mayor Michael B. Hancock testified in support of HB19-1210, the proposed Local Government Minimum Wage bill.
Mayor Hancock’s testimony as prepared in support of HB19-1210: “Chairman Gray, members of the House Transportation and Local Government Committee. As Mayor of Denver, I’m here to support the Local Wage Option bill before this committee today.”