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Educators return to Colorado State Capitol to call for support of public education

Thousands will gather on April 26-27 for Lobby Days; PERA and School Finance Act moving through legislature

The enthusiastic crowd of five hundred educators at the Capitol, April 16, has inspired more teachers and school support staff to join the action. The Colorado Education Association is expecting thousands to descend on the Capitol, April 26-27, as lawmakers decide the fate of the K-12 budget and PERA.

WHO: Thousands of educators from across the state

WHEN: April 26 and 27

WHERE: Colorado State Capitol

Educators now support PERA bill after amendments

The House Finance Committee passed an amended Senate Bill 200, April 16, to help reform PERA on a 10-3 vote. The bill now meets the guiding principles adopted by the Colorado Education Association Board of Directors in December to maintain the financial stability of members’ retirement funds through a defined benefit program.