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Polis Lauds Corporate Pledge to Protect Student Data from Misuse
October 7, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today praised the signing of a pledge by major K-12 school service providers to safeguard student privacy by creating standards regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. Earlier this year, Rep. Polis and Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) called upon providers to take leadership in this important area, and convened a working group dedicated to this purpose. “The potential of using student data to drive effective instruction and person... More
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Polis Statement on SCOTUS Declining to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases
October 6, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear any case on same-sex marriage: “Today the Supreme Court has effectively expanded marriage for all loving couples to as many as thirty states, in all regions of our nation, including Colorado! The Colorado Attorney General has already ordered that LGBT couples in all 64 counties are allowed to get married! “While the court’s decision is a victory for tens of thousa... More
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Polis, Schneider Lead Letter Calling for Expanded Access to Startup Business Investing Opportunities
September 30, 2014
Last week Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) sent a letter signed by fifteen Members of Congress to US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Jo White calling on her to expand the criteria for potential investors in startups and other small businesses beyond a purely financial metric. Under federal securities law, “individual accredited investors” are permitted to invest in an array of assets, including individual businesses, VC funds, PE funds, and ... More
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Polis, Grijalva, Cicilline, Lofgren Call for Executive Action to Protect LGBT Immigrants
September 30, 2014
On Monday, Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), David Cicilline (RI-01), and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) sent a letter signed by forty-four Members of Congress to President Barack Obama urging him to include protections for LGBT immigrants as he develops and implements new executive actions on immigration. The Representatives recognized that the President alone cannot fix our nation’s broken immigration system, but called on him to use the executive powers he does have to address ... More
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The House Must Act to End Employment Discrimination
September 18, 2014
From coast to coast, courts are taking action to extend equal rights to LGBT Americans. Unfortunately, back in Washington, the Republican-controlled House has extended its historic streak of inaction by continuing to allow employees to be fired simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Today, despite unprecedented progress in the battle against discrimination, a majority of states still allow employers to fire an employee based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In o... More
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