March 2, 2019

Senators Robert Rodriguez, Jack Tate file a bill to ‘ban the box’ for Colorado college applications

For press inquiries, please contact Denver, CO March 1, 2019 – Yesterday, Senators Robert Rodriguez (D-Denver) and Jack Tate (R-Centennial) introduced the Ensuring Access to Higher Education Act. SB19-170 would restrict the ability of Colorado state institutions of higher learning in Colorado from inquiring about criminal history or disciplinary history during the admissions process. “Colorado’s Constitution outlines the state’s …

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April 28, 2018

Red for Ed!

Today has been an important day supporting our teachers across Colorado as they march for reasonable pay, and benefits.  PERA has been underfunded for years in Colorado and since teachers don’t receive social security benefits PERA is their only retirement funds.  I went down to the capitol to support the thousands of teachers who marched for their rights.  These teachers …

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February 9, 2018

Why retaking the senate isn’t just important – it’s crucial

Last night I took an evening off knocking on doors to attend a grassroots fundraiser for the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund – the aspect of the party focused on supporting our Democratic Senate candidates.  No matter who wins SD32, this seat will almost certainly remain in Democratic hands – but it will barely matter if we don’t retake control of …

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October 24, 2017

Why we must demand #JusticeforJane

A fifteen year old girl is being held in a detention center while the Trump administration tries to force her to give birth against her will. Via @ACLU: Jane Doe Wants an Abortion but the Government Is Hell Bent on Stopping Her Trump is exploiting this woman’s immigration status in the most inhumane way. Every woman, regardless of age, orientation, color, or …

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September 25, 2017

The Monday morning quarterback

Patriotism isn’t about making everyone stand and salute the flag. Patriotism is about making this a country where everyone wants to. — Jason Kander (@JasonKander) September 24, 2017 Yesterday, over a hundred NFL players took a knee to protest how people of color are treated in America. They put their careers on the line as we debated their patriotism and Trump opined …

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August 17, 2017

Being a Latino candidate in Trump’s America

I’ve spent the last few hours trying to figure out “just the right words.” Our country is grieving. As a minority running for office, I’m supposed to have the right words and type something “shareable” or profound. Campaigns and pundits all across the country are stuttering, trying to find words to fix what ails us. But there is nothing that can …

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August 3, 2017

House Speaker Crisanta Duran endorses Democrat Robert Rodriguez in Senate District 32 primary (via

House Speaker Crisanta Duran on Monday endorsed fellow Denver Democrat Robert Rodriguez in the five-way primary for term-limited state Sen. Irene Aguilar’s Senate District 32 seat. “For over 10 years, I’ve known Robert as a tireless volunteer for progressive causes, always putting the needs of others above his own,” Duran said in a statement. “Now more than ever, we need …

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June 22, 2017

Democrat Robert Rodriguez running for Irene Aguilar’s Denver state Senate seat (via

DENVER – Southwest Denver will have a new state senator in 2018 either way, but the term-limited Dr. Irene Aguilar is already throwing her weight behind a longtime Democratic activist to fill her seat in District 32. Democrat Robert Rodriguez will announce Wednesday evening that he is running to fill Aguilar’s seat. She will accompany him and host the kick-off …

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June 19, 2017

Denver Democrat Robert Rodriguez announces run for term-limited Irene Aguilar’s Senate District 32 seat (via

Robert Rodriguez, a former official with the Denver Democratic Party, plans to launch his campaign this week for the Senate District 32 seat held by term-limited state Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, with her endorsement. “I believe in the right to a living wage and access to healthcare,” Rodriguez, 48, said in a statement. “I believe that every child has a …

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June 19, 2017

Robert Rodriguez launches campaign to succeed Senator Irene Aguilar for State Senate

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO SUCCEED SENATOR IRENE AGUILAR FOR STATE SENATE Senator Aguilar rallies behind his campaign with her endorsement, other Party leaders follow Monday, June 19th, 2017 (Denver) – Robert Rodriguez ( will celebrate his official campaign-kickoff on Wednesday, June 21st, at Declaration Brewing, located at 2030 S Cherokee St. in Denver. Rodriguez, a longtime Party activist and …

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