Graciela Moreno sent Colorado legislators a letter urging them to adopt a rent control measure.
The bakery worker would have liked to have delivered her message in person. But that would have meant missing work — and pay.
Proponents of Senate Bill 19-225, “Authorize Local Governments To Stabilize Rent,” say it’s designed to help people like Moreno who, because they earn low wages as the cost of living rises, have to make tough choices. Like whether to pay the rent or buy enough groceries.
“I understand that housing to the corporations and the landlords is a business. But it is my home,” Moreno said in a letter read in the Capitol’s West Foyer at a news conference Wednesday. It was organized by the advocacy groups United for a New Economy and 9to5 Colorado, which have collaborated with lawmakers on a number of housing measures at the State House this session.