VIDEO: Romer issues strong endorsement of Colorado Asset bill
Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer released a statement supporting Colorado’s Asset Bill, which would allow undocumented high school graduates to pay in-state tuition rates at Colorado’s colleges and universities.
Romer, who carried similar legislation while in the State Senate speaks (below on video) of receiving personal threats and harassing phone calls as a result. “LIttle did I know the amount of human hate on this subject,” he recounts.
He said he would be willing to lose the election because of his stand on this issue, which isn’t likely in a contest decided by Denver voters.
He released this statement:
“This is an economic issue,” Romer said. “While our state is making huge cuts to higher education, we should allow qualified students the ability to pay full and fair tuition to our state’s universities. We must have a 21st century education system that prepares all our students for the jobs of the future.
A better educated workforce is in everyone’s best interest – employers get the smart, educated workers they need to compete in our modern economy, students get access to higher paying jobs, and our local and state governments benefit with higher income individuals participating in their economies.”
The bill passed the Senate last week and is now headed to the House, where some think it will meet a quick death by being sent to a kill committee.
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