The Colorado Catholic Conference SUPPORTS House Bill 1037 – Religious Freedom for Student Groups at State Institutions of Higher Education. The bill achieves freedom of association for religious student organizations and protects the right of those campus groups to choose leaders who share their core beliefs. All college students merit the right to freely organize around shared and sincerely held religious beliefs without fear that the institution of higher education they are attending will require the religious student group to accept all students as leaders, regardless of whether or not they agree with the group’s mission and core beliefs. As Catholics and Americans we believe that at the heart of a democratic society lies religious freedom, the nation’s first constitutional freedom – granted by God and guaranteed as an inalienable right by the Founding Fathers and we must work together to make sure that freedom thrives and is protected.
House Bill 1037 will be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday February 9, 2015 in Room 107 at 1:30 p.m.
ACTION: Please call your State Representative and the members of the House Education committee and ask them to
SUPPORT House Bill 1037.
TO READ HOUSE BILL 1037 CLICK HERE
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HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE – 11 MEMBERS
Rep. John Buckner D HD 40 Chair
Rep. Brittany Pettersen D HD 28 Vice Chair
Rep. Justin Everett R HD 22
Rep. Rhonda Fields D HD 42
Rep. Alec Garnett D HD 2
Rep. Pete Lee D HD 18
Rep. Paul Lundeen R HD 19
Rep. Dominick Moreno D HD 32
Rep. Kevin Priola R HD 56
Rep. Jim Wilson R HD 60
Rep. JoAnn Windholz R HD 30