In less than a month, Colorado lawmakers will be back at the Capitol and working on new legislation. Some lawmakers are getting a jump on getting their legislative agendas out before they gavel in.

Over the past few years, there have been plenty of calls to end systemic racism. A group of lawmakers is backing a bill they said is a crucial step in putting Colorado on the path to doing that.

“Today marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to racial justice as we unveil plans for a groundbreaking bill,” said Colorado Senate President Pro Tempore James Coleman.

Members of Colorado’s Legislative Black Caucus and leaders of Colorado’s Black community joined forces to call on the state to investigate its past through a task force looking into how the state could have contributed to systemic racism, spurring inequities in the everyday lives of Black Coloradans.

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