We are at a crossroads. Everything we have fought for over the last 100 years is in profound and immediate jeopardy – the ability to receive a fair wage for hard work; the opportunity to get a good education without a mountain of debt; the freedom to love and marry; the ability to go to get medical care when you are sick; and the right to clean air and water.
My vision for the future of the Colorado Democratic Party includes a great deal of listening, learning and action. We welcome everyone to join us in our fight for a better future for our state, our country, and our planet.
We have seen hate crimes on the rise, attacks on First Amendment Freedom of the Press, separation of church and state and a disconcerting disregard for ethics and the rule of law. The need for America to lead is urgent and profound and yet, the Republican leadership in Congress, has chosen to place party loyalty above making life better for the American people. President Trump has normalized lying, blaming, and scape-goating–making it very difficult to explain to our children why the values we teach them are so blatantly disregarded by the current President of the United States.
The health of our representative democracy is only as strong as the degree of public participation. If people don’t vote, don’t engage, don’t advocate, don’t act, then our basic rights and freedoms are only an ideal and not a reality.