2019 Voter Guide
In the face of the unprecedented attacks on bedrock environmental laws that protect clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment, leadership is coming from the states — and Colorado is at the forefront. The 2019 legislative session was historic by any measure: we passed a suite of nationally-leading climate and clean energy policies; sweeping oil and gas reforms; and key lands, water, and wildlife protections. And now we have another opportunity to better protect our air, land, water, and people.
When it comes to protecting our environment, who we elect to office and how we vote on ballot measures is critical. That’s why we need YOU to use your voice at the ballot box this November 5th.
Your 2019 ballot is full of choices to make on candidates and measures. To help you make the best choices for our environment and way of life, we put together a list of our endorsements. Check ‘em out and be sure to vote by November 5th!
Aurora is one of the most racially and economically diverse cities in the state, and it’s become a focal point for oil and gas development and transportation issues. Unfortunately, many of the current city council members are out of step with Aurora residents.
The candidates we’ve endorsed — Omar Montgomery, Juan Marcano, Alison Coombs, and Bryan Lindstrom — are committed to protecting our communities, have strong environmental priorities and will better represent our community values.
Known today as one of Colorado’s fastest-growing municipalities, Commerce City is built on a history of agriculture and industry, and has long valued community and enterprise. But as the city has grown, so too has the balance between these values. Large-scale industrial activities operating in and among residential neighborhoods have taken a serious toll on community health — and are disproportionately impacting Latinx communities. It’s past time that we prioritize the health of Commerce City residents over industrial polluters.
Pro-conservation candidates like Steve Douglas, Luz E. “Lucy” Molina, Jennifer Allen-Thomas, and Susan Noble will hold polluters accountable and fight for a healthy environment for all Commerce City residents, especially Latinx families who bear disproportionate impacts of pollution.
Like many Colorado cities experiencing rapid growth, Thornton faces challenges in addressing the needs of its changing communities — from increased oil and gas operations encroaching on heavily populated neighborhoods to limited multi-modal transit options.
But the city also has many opportunities, which is why its communities deserve pro-conservation leaders who will put the interests of our families and environment first.
Julia Marvin and Jessica Troy are bold and inclusive champions on the environment with a vision to enact strong protections for our air, lands, water and people.
Voting is one of the most important things you can do to protect our environment and what you love about our state. Thank you for making your voice heard and standing up for the Colorado way of life!