National Adoption Day in Colorado
National Adoption Day is being celebrated in many of Colorado’s Judicial Districts throughout November, with judges and magistrates across Colorado finalizing the adoptions of more than 100 foster children into permanent families. Colorado is currently home to more than 250 children waiting for permanent families. Adoption Day events in Colorado are being coordinated through the courts, state and local human services departments, as well as other local and state child agencies and advocacy groups. National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care across the country waiting to find families. Since its inception, National Adoption Day has made the dreams of thousands of children come true through the cooperative work of courts, attorneys, adoption professionals, child welfare agencies and advocates to finalize adoptions and find permanent, loving homes for children in foster care. National Adoption Day is celebrated every year in November. In 2006, for the first time, National Adoption Day was celebrated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This year, events will be held throughout the country to finalize the adoptions of more than 4,500 children in foster care, and to celebrate all families who adopt. Since 2000, more than 50,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day.
PaintCare offers paint recycling drop-off sites
November 15, is America Recycles Day, a day when people across America recycle items to help keep America beautiful. Are you interested in doing a round-up that provides tips to Coloradans on how they can help keep America - and Colorado - beautiful by recycling a variety of items including unused, unwanted paint for America Recycles Day? PaintCare is the non-profit organization that oversees the paint recycling program in Colorado - and eight other states - that makes it easy for residents and businesses alike to recycle unwanted paint. There are more than 165 drop off sites across the state, mainly at hardware stores, paint stores and household hazardous waste facilities. Visit paintcare.org to learn more and to find the closest recycling drop-off site.
Congresswoman DeGette seeks Democratic Whip
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip in the Democratic caucus for the last seven congresses, announced in a letter to her colleagues that she is seeking the Democratic Whip post as Democrats reclaim the majority in the House of Representatives. Rep. DeGette would be the first Democratic Member of Congress from the Mountain West in leadership and only the second woman to serve as Whip.