Voices for Justice

The mission of Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice is to work with faith communities to educate and advocate on behalf of those living in poverty. Voices for Justice focuses on state and federal public policy issues concerning affordable housing, criminal justice, healthcare, hunger and welfare. In working with congregations and faith-based organizations, Voices for Justice seeks to create a powerful faith movement ready to take action in our communities and at the State Capitol. Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice now has a new home with the Colorado Council of Churches.

Voices for Justice brings diverse faith communities together to speak out for those who often do not have a voice in public policy: the working poor, the disabled, the elderly. Voices for Justice calls on policy makers to have justice for those who are struggling to make ends meet and survive in our world.

Working with Voices for Justice will help make a strong voice for the voiceless at the State Capitol: the more voices who speak out on an issue, the more legislators pay attention to their constituents. By partnering with Voices for Justice, you will be joining a coalition of faith communities, faith-based agencies and individuals all called to make a difference in the world.

Check the latest legislative tracking report HERE.

MEET THE 2020 FOR JUSTICE TEAM!

We are blessed to have a number of people following the 2019 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly. Each person is identifying and providing updates on select legislation that falls within one of our public policy areas.

If you’re interested in joining our team, or testifying for a particular bill, please contact Alexandria Gerace at alexandria.gerace@gmail.com.

Alexandria Gerace

Alexandria Gerace is our new Coordinator for Voices for Justice. Raised in non-denominational churches across this nation, she found her passion for justice reform and community engagement at Regis University and within her criminal justice career. For the 2020 Legislative Session, her focus will be on legislation concerning criminal justice reform.

Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller, the CCC’s Executive Director, will follow bills concerning racism.

Weston Morris is the Organizer for Community Justice in the Episcopal Church in Colorado and a second year member of the Colorado Episcopal Service Corps. Born and raised in North Carolina, Weston is a trans, queer lifelong Episcopalian that found his way to Colorado through work in disability justice. He is passionate about equity for people with all kinds of bodies and hopes to spread a culture of accessibility to the wider Colorado community. In the 2020 legislative session his focus is on healthcare reform.

Sue Ricker

Sue Ricker of Smoky Hill United Methodist Church is a retired secondary social studies teacher with a lifelong passion for social justice issues.  As a member of Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, Sue chairs her church’s Social Justice Council, and is actively involved in the Stop Trafficking Action Team.  Sue is proud and humbled to be able to make a difference  using my faith.  Sue follows legislation concerning sexuality, families and abuse.

Susan Ritter is following legislation concerning the Education of Children and the Environment.

Anthony Suggs

Anthony Suggs is the Coordinator of the Office of Advocacy and Social Justice in the Episcopal Church in Colorado, a Diocese of the Episcopal Church that encompasses over 100 faith communities and 30 human services ministries across the state of Colorado. Raised a Free Will Baptist in North Carolina, he found his way to the Episcopal Church and a justice-oriented expression of his faith while in college at New York University. For the 2018 Legislative Session, he and the Office of Advocacy and Social Justice will focus on the areas of Economic Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, and Environmental Protection. Within Voices for Justice he will focus primarily on Economic Justice and Affordable Housing.