With no opposition from committee members, the declawing ban moved forward Wednesday morning. The full Denver City Council still needs to vote on it.
"It's like chopping off the last knuckle of your finger," said Councilwoman Kendra Black, the bill's sponsor.
We asked the attendees at Denver's annual Kwanzaa Elders Luncheon to share their thoughts and memories.
She had just wrapped up a pro-Hillary Clinton event at the University of Denver, where she spent a lot of time in her teenage years.