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.

New Youth Center Opens In Aurora With Help Of Rep. Rhonda Fields

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – A new youth center has opened its doors in Aurora.A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sunday evening at the Dayton Street Opportunity Center.

Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, is one of the creators of the center. She wants to help young people after her son, Javad Marshall-Fields, was shot and killed along with his fiancee Vivian Wolfe in 2005 before he could testify in a murder case.

Bill Expanding Parental Rights Jumps Hurdle At Colorado Capitol

DENVER (CBS4) – Democratic state lawmakers want to expand the reasons parents can get to leave work and attend events at their children’s school. A proposal at the Capitol could help guarantee family members won’t be penalized for attending certain activities for their children.

A law passed five years ago — and set to expire in September — requires employers to allow parents to take up to 18 hours of unpaid leave a year for certain school events.