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Movie Night at Independence

Movie Night at Independence

I suggested we watch Animal House, or at least The Godfather, but…

In celebration of this year’s National School Choice Week, our Education Policy Center will be hosting a free, public screening of Miss Virginia on Wednesday,  January 29 at 6PM here at the Independence Institute.  The movie tells the story of the school choice advocate Virginia Walden Ford, her efforts to secure better educational options for her son and others like him, and her role in the establishment of D.C.’s choice scholarship program. Check out the trailer. It’s the powerful story of what one parent can do to pry open options for her child. We will provide a light dinner. RSVP required to mary@i2i.org.

On the same topic, on Wednesday of last week, the United States Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a crucial case addressing private school choice and state constitutional provisions barring aid from benefitting religious schools. Pam Benigno, who for over three decades has fought for school choice and who serves as the Director of Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center, was there in Washington and saw the arguments in person. Last fall, Rob Natelson served as the principal author of an amicus brief that we filed with the Court in support of the plaintiffs.

Of Motorcycles and Freedom: I had the chance to sit down with a good buddy of mine who, among many businesses, owns a company that builds and customizes motorcycles. I’ve long suspected a correlation between motorcycle riders and a love of Freedom. De Hick of Rottweiler Motorcycle confirmed it and explained it to me. Watch our interview here.

And catch up on all the shows you’ve missed on IITV:
Editors on Impeachment, National Popular Vote, Family Leave
Entrepreneurship and Motorcycles
How Feasible is 100% Renewables?
Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty
How will Colorado Democrats Pay for their Agenda?
Ted Trimpa on Prop CC’s Defeat, TABOR, and Donor Privacy

And don’t forget the latest from Page Two on CompleteColorado.com:
Rosen: Anti-frackers show their delusion with uncivil disobedience

House Judiciary Committee gives initial go-ahead to split up 18th Judicial District

Colorado could become first state to ban single-use plastics in all retail…

Sharf: Let’s not make Colorado politicians a ‘super-protected’ class

Bipartisan bill proposes fee-based hazard mitigation enterprise; to fall outside TABOR revenue limits

Bill would ignore federal law; prohibit employers from firing employees for off-duty use of marijuana

Caldara: The column that got me fired from the Denver Post

Committee okays paying Senate President Garcia’s legal bills, puts off covering GOP side of dispute

Legislators wanting to add ‘protected hairstyles’ to state’s anti-discrimination laws

Sharf: Colorado higher ed circles the Title IX wagons

Think Freedom,