Anti Gun Violence protest and State Senate Hearing 1-28-2013

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on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol, about 100 people gathered to voice their opposition to gun violence. inside the building, the state Senate Judiciary Committee was contemplating SB 13 009 which would allow teachers to get training and carry pistols if they chose to. the people you see in the committee photographs are Senator Renfroe, the committee and other people testifying for against the bill. Senator Renfroe supports the bill.

Wisconsin Govt Worker Solidarity Protest & Counter Demonstration 2-22-11

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The events in Wisconsin have reverberated through the nation, and Colorado is no exception. Proving that what happens in Wisconsin does not stay in Wisconsin, the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and local Tea Party activists held what was billed as a “solidarity” rally on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol.

Depending on which side of the political isle you are on, the SEIU members at this event were either concerned about working families, or they were advocates of Charles Ponzi style economics. The people at the top of the steps were SEIU members while those on the sidewalk near the streets were for the most part Tea Party activists.

The Tea Party supporters chanted phrases like “Scott Walker, Right Choice!” & “Tax payers first!” While the SEIU members shouted phrases like “Don’t drink the tea!” & Wall Street Tool!” & “Kill the bill!”

The event was relatively peaceful (even though it was noisy) and there were no arrests.

Here are photographs from this event