The Historic Eight

Eight African American lawmakers (two in the senate and six in the house) were sworn in this legislative session – comprising the largest number of African Americans to ever serve in the Colorado Legislature.

“Now that we have eight people of color– African Americans– serving under the dome, I think that gives hope and opportunity for other people to say ‘I can be just like a Senator Fields or one of the other house representatives.’ I think that’s inspirational to many,” Fields said.

Legislation for the 2017 Session!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We’ve been busy with the 2017 session so far, but I wanted to take some time and update everyone on what we’re working on. Some of our legislation includes designating February 4th as Colorado’s “Missing Person’s” day and combating campus sexual assault.

Check out the link HERE for more information!

Rhonda Fields Wins at the Arapahoe County Assembly!

Rhonda Fields gets top of ballot for SD 29, Su Ryden also qualifies for primary

“I am honored that SD-29 Democrats today showed such strong confidence in this grassroots campaign,” Fields said.

By THE AURORA SENTINEL, Updated: March 16, 2016 10:28 am

AURORA | State Rep. Rhonda Fields,

Urban Spectrum’s Spotlight on Black Women in Politics

Black Women Vying to Shape Colorado’s Political Landscape

January 25, 2016

The political season is here. Most of the media focus is on the national race for the presidency. More strident utterances and accusations make the headlines coming out of the debates and the Twitter accounts of the candidates. Hillary Clinton has work to do,

Colorado lawmakers push sexual assault bill inspired by Bill Cosby allegations | US news | The Guardian

The widespread allegations of sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby have inspired a push by Colorado lawmakers to make it easier for victims to pursue criminal charges against their rapists.

Newly introduced bipartisan legislation would eliminate Colorado’s statute of limitations for felony sexual assault cases, enabling prosecutors to go after suspects when accusations or evidence emerges years after the offense.

Take the Blinders Off: Gun Violence is a Problem

CBS4 stopped by to talk to Rep. Rhonda Fields about Hillary Clinton’s new gun proposals. Speaking to the issue of comprehensive background checks and domestic violence, Rep Fields told Stan Bush, “I don’t think we should be putting our blinders on and our heads in the sand and just saying ‘Stuff happens.’”

Unlike Jeb Bush and much of the Republican Party,

Rep. Rhonda Fields Calls for More Transparency Around Court Spending

(h/t CPR) A bill proposed for the next legislative session in Colorado would make public more information on how the state court system is spending tax money.

State Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, says the public should know if state public defenders are spending taxpayer dollars wisely. “It is baffling to me that I can’t get answers as a lawmaker about how much a defense is costing,” Fields said.