Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Proposed city ordinance isn’t way to curb homelessness

Dear Mayor Hancock and City Council Members,

As state senators and representatives for Denver, we share your concern about the prevalence of homelessness in our city. We recognize the frustrations that have led to the development of Ordinance 12-0241. Nevertheless, we urge you to delay enactment of this ordinance until a comprehensive plan to address the needs of our homeless constituents is in place.

LETTER: Made-up quote mistakenly depicts the military as both brutish and stupid

Dear Editor,

Old myths (or lies) about the Vietnam War die hard. One such is quoted by Miller Hudson in your April 6 edition.

LETTER: CU Board of Regents

Dear Editor,

The blog entry in the April 13 Gossip section regarding the CU Board of Regents was inaccurate. To clarify, while the regents can receive legal advice in executive session, neither the administration nor the regents can put forward proposals “behind closed doors in an executive session” to change or modify university policy.

LTR: As the business voice for education reform, we support the ASSET bill

Dear Chairman Massey and members of the House Education Committee,

We are writing to express our support for Senate Bill 12-015, also known as the “Colorado ASSET” bill. As the business voice for education reform, we support this bill based on its alignment with our vision that “every student has access to a high performing school and graduates with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to compete in a competitive global economy.”

LTR: Treat immigrants with dignity and equality

April 12, 2012

Dear Speaker McNulty and Members of the House:

We, members of the PICO Colorado Clergy Action Network (PICO CAN), are writing to urge your support and passage of SB 15, Colorado ASSET. As a diverse, interfaith, non-partisan group of clergy and faith leaders from throughout the state, we speak from the convictions of our faith and, in many cases, from the real life concerns of the people in our congregations and communities.

Let the speculation end here — vote at Adams County Dem assembly was 100 percent accurate

Dear Editor,

In your March 23rd edition, you ran a headline alluding to “Speculation about stuffed ballot boxes” at the Adams County Democratic Party assembly. As a delegate and vote counter at the assembly, I’d like to set the record straight and clear up any “speculation” people may be engaging in.

Substantive ideas separate candidates in Regent’s race

Dear Editor,

Regarding the March 30 Colorado Statesman article, “Style trumps policy splits in CU Regent’s primary,” the overarching theme of the article — that “style trumps policy splits” — misses the mark.

The scars of abortion are apparent if you only open your eyes

Dear Editor,

I’ve just received my most current Colorado Statesman and I’m awestruck at the amount of coverage given to the so called “reproductive rights” rally at the Capitol recently.

This current battle in the ongoing culture war is beyond ridiculous!

LETTER: Choose transparency and sunshine in Colorado’s election process

Senators Heath, Bacon, Boyd, Grantham, and Neville, and Representatives Court, Kerr, Coram, Baumgardner, Duran, Todd, Casso, Liston, and Waller:

In your role as members of the Senate and House State Affairs Committees and as representatives of your voters, you will be the first see the legislation asking you to greatly reduce Colorado’s election transparency just at the time Colorado takes the 2012 national election stage under glaring spotlights.

LETTER: CO. ASSET provides hope to innocent immigrant kids

Dear Editor,

Coloradans should support CO ASSET. At no extra cost to taxpayers, it improves schools, communities, increases our pool of talented human resources, and gives universities, businesses, and our economy a needed boost. It brings innocent immigrant kids hope, and a chance for a brighter future.