Only the Governor’s Signature Stands
Between Undocumented Students and
an Affordable Higher Education
Both the Colorado State House and Senate Pass Colorado ASSET
After 10 years and 7 different bills, the hopes and dreams of undocumented students rest on the signature of Governor Hickenlooper. Three Republican Representatives joined all of the House Democrats this morning in supporting Colorado ASSET on 3rd reading. This means Colorado ASSET has passed out of the House and the Senate, it only needs the signature of the Governor to become law! Governor Hickenlooper has stated many times he will sign Colorado ASSET into law. We expect it will be soon and we will let you know, as soon as we do, when he will actually sign ASSET.
There have been so many people that have helped to make this successful legislative session happen. Those who have fought in past years and those who had the guts to stand up for undocumented students this year. We have to thank all of our Democratic legislators for standing behind us this year, we thank you! We also thank those six brave Republican legislators who also understood the importance of ASSET for our students, but also for our economy and moving Colorado forward.
Please take a moment to visit each of the Republican legislators’ Facebook pages who supported ASSET and leave them a message of support and thanks.
Senator Larry Crowder
Senator Owen Hill
Senator Greg Brophy
HEAA will continue to make sure ASSET is a success as it is implemented for Fall 2013. So, stay tuned for changes on www.ColoradoASSET.com in the coming weeks!
For those of you who couldn’t join us in the Capitol, here is a photo of the hundred students and supporters with our legislative champions in our ritual circle after the vote. There were still tears this year but they were of joy!