It is exciting to be back under the gold dome, and I remind myself every day what a privilege it is to work here on behalf of my constituents and all of Colorado. We are a diverse body, with 14 Latino members, 50 women and 11 black members. This felt especially significant today, as we joined the House for a joint resolution in honor of Martin Luther King day. The eloquence of all members who spoke, but particularly those from our black caucus, was inspiring. There are so many MLK quotes that resonate with me, but in seeking them for reference, I found the one below. Given the work we do here at the legislature, it felt right.
"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits."
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964