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Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is an alliance for community action empowering people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado since 1980. WCC members are currently working on a number of issues including local foods & agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil & gas and uranium resources.

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Western Colorado Congress shared League of Women Voters of Mesa County's event.

Join the League of Women's Voters this Thursday for the Grand Junction City Council Candidates Forum!

Candidates will discuss their positions on important issues like Grand Junction’s economy and the proposed events center. Audience members will also have an opportunity to ask questions to the candidates.

The forum will also be broadcast live on Community Access Channel 191, and it will repeat several times until the election.
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City Council Candidates Forum

March 23, 2017, 7:00pm

City of Grand Junction Public Works

Candidates will discuss their positions on important issues like Grand Junction’s economy and the proposed events center. Audience members will also have an opportunity to ask questions to the candidates. The forum will also be broadcast live on Community Access Channel 191, and it will repeat several times until the election.

Posted 03/21/17

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Protect school kids – not just the buildings – from fracking

Exciting news: a bill that we and our allies have been eagerly awaiting has finally dropped in the State Legislature!

House Bill 1256 closes a glaring loophole in state regulations where schoolchildren are unnecessarily exposed to the impacts of oil and gas drilling and fracking.

The bill is a no-brainer, but believe it or not, it’s going to take serious public pressure to pass it. Please use our action page to tell key House committee members to support HB 1256!  <<Read more>>

FlarehrSmall businesses support clean air

More than 60 small businesses across the Western Slope sent a letter to U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner urging them to support keeping the BLM’s Methane Waste Prevention rule in place. Congress is threatening to overturn the rule, which citizen groups across the country spent years working to pass, using an obscure tool called the Congressional Review Act. <<Read more>>

2016 was a heckuva year

2016-WCC-Highlights-12016 kept WCC members and staff moving – from circulating petitions and knocking on doors in support of raising Colorado’s minimum wage, to hikes into our public lands affected by a proposed management plan. Somehow we managed to fit it all in two pages of highlights! Check it out!

Western Colorado Congress

134 North Sixth Street 
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 256-7650 ph; (970) 245-0686 fax