STRENGTHENING COLORADO’S ECONOMY & MIDDLE CLASS

  • Brought new companies with competitive wages into CO
  • Fought to raise the minimum wage and ensure women earn equal pay when they do the same work as men
  • Supported Small Business Procurement Assistance to keep small businesses afloat
  • Supported dozens of workforce development and job training measures
  • Helped people stay in their homes with foreclosure reforms and loan modification programs

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

  • Capped tuition increases at Colorado colleges and universities
  • Increased funding and scholarships for Colorado colleges
  • Fought every year to increase K-12 funding
  • Supported testing reforms so kids get the skills they need to succeed and teachers aren’t just teaching to the test

IMPROVING HEALTH CARE

  • Saved consumers over $100 million by rejecting rate hikes requested by big insurance companies
  • Provided full patient safety history of all healthcare providers online
  • Cracked down on conflicts-of-interest in pharmaceutical gifting to doctors
  • Supported 24-hour hotline & 24-hour walk-in clinics for mental health treatment

MAKING COLORADO A LEADER IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

  • Doubled Colorado’s renewable energy standard and quadrupled roof-top solar use, creating jobs and lowering utility costs for families
  • Increased regulations on oil & gas operations

PROTECTING COLORADO’S LAND, AIR, & WATER

  • Increased fines for corporations that contaminate our air and water
  • Implemented air quality rules to protect public health
  • Supported relief efforts for victims of floods and fires

SUPPORTING SENIORS

  • Increased in-home medical support so seniors can stay in their homes
  • Worked to provide nutritious meals to seniors through Meals on Wheels and the Older Americans Act

SUPPORTING VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES

  • Created Military Family Relief Fund to help families with a relative deployed
  • Created a study to protect Buckley from future base closures and expanded housing for Buckley families
  • Supported job training and education programs for returning veterans

PROTECTING CIVIL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

  • Passed civil unions & domestic partnership laws
  • Barred corporations from discriminating against employees
  • Ended gender discrimination in health insurance rates
  • Supported policing reforms on fatalities, right to record incidents, training
  • Limited warrantless searches

PROTECTING VOTING RIGHTS

  • Increased ballot drop-off locations
  • Supported mail ballot options for every voter

HOLDING GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE

  • Produced balanced budgets for 11 straight years
  • Passed comprehensive lobbying reforms in Colorado, increasing disclosures and accountability
  • Worked to limit secret corporate spending in elections
  • Held more than 200 townhall meetings for citizen input
  • Proven history of working across the aisle to get results
  • Wrote Take Back Your Government: A Citizens Guide to Grassroots Change

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