What We Do
WHAT WE DO
The Colorado Progressive Coalition develops cohesive strategies that harnesses the power of our members to fight against social and economic inequities, build coalitions and economic opportunity for all and win progressive victories across the state.
We are fighting against systemic demographic inequities that have allowed corporate and high-wealth interests to grow in prosperity and influence while low-income and people of color see their homes, health care, and livelihoods stolen and their children incarcerated unjustly.
We are building a statewide coalition of groups and individual members to tackle Colorado's most pressing progressive concerns. Our work is building a society for everyone through the organization of coalitions and grassroots movements that bring about laws and business practices that secure prosperity and health for all not just the wealthy and well-connected.
We are winning battles everyday in our war against inequality, knowing that through our work, and that of others, we will ensure a more progressive future for those who have seen their 'American Dream' trodden upon.
RACIAL JUSTICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS
CPC is recognized by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, among others, as a national leader in advancing racial justice and civil rights. The overall mission of the Racial Justice/Civil Rights Program (RJP) is to end the discriminatory practices used against those who are overrepresented within Colorado's criminal justice system. To achieve this goal, we will 1) Organize and educate youth concerning their civil liberties, and 2) fight to ensure accountability within law enforcement by revealing discriminatory practices such as racial profiling. Lastly, we are a strong ally supporter for immigrant and refugee justice, and equality and equity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in our state.
HEALTH CARE JUSTICE
Established in 2001 in response to our members struggling with health care access and affordability and the mounting health care crisis, CPC has led grassroots efforts to establish affordable prescription drugs for all and to stop health care disparities that exist for people of color, low-income people, immigrants, and non-English speakers in our state.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
Recognized nationally as one of the leaders in connecting community organizing issues to civic engagement participation, CPC has been a lead organization on several remarkable victories in Colorado through our get out the vote efforts in the communities that are often overlooked by mainstream political campaigns.
CAMPAIGN FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Since 2005 CPC has established itself as a force in advancing responsible public investment for the common good.
STATEWIDE BASE BUILDING
CPC believes that Colorado's progressive movement must be statewide, and that movement building doesn't only happen in Denver, Boulder, and other more progressive regions. Since the 2004 election, CPC has had a strong Southern Colorado presence and established a permanent office in 2005 in Pueblo. Our Northern Colorado office was established in 2007 following the massive immigration raid at the Swift plant in Greeley. Since then, CPC has continued working as an ally group against the anti-immigrant sentiment.
ENDING BIG MONEY POWER IN COLORADO POLITICS
CPC works to stop big money influence over Colorado politics through research spotlighting the power of developers, the health care industry, and other wealthy and powerful interests.
Like Our Work? Become A CPC Member Today!
CPC is a grassroots membership organization and we depend on your support to help us build power across the state. Please become a member today. Your contribution to CPC is tax-deductible. Thank you!
CPC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is prohibited by law from endorsing or opposing political parties or candidates