When it comes to protecting our air, land, water, and quality of life, who we elect to office matters. Whether it’s minimizing the impacts of oil and gas activity on our communities, protecting wild places across our state, or taking real steps to address climate change, elected officials are in a position to greatly help — or harm — everything we love about Colorado.
In Colorado’s state legislature, we’ve had to fight too hard to pass commonsense environmental measures for the past several years, due to an anti-conservation majority in the Senate. Through elections, we can change the game and elect a conservation majority in both chambers, opening the doors for real action on the issues that matter.
Elections matter. If you care about protecting our communities and prioritizing conservation, VOTE!
Unsure of how voting works in Colorado?
We’ve got you covered!
This is your one-stop shop for all you need to know about voting in Colorado. It’s time to get out and vote — and, get your friends to vote too!
Detailed voting steps:
1. Check here to see if you’re already registered or need to update your information.
2. If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so here.
3. Find your nearest drop off box or polling place here.
4. Ask your friends to register to vote!
Make a Contribution
Like it or not, the reality of elections today is that money plays an enormous role. We’re up against deep-pocketed funders who want to roll back what we’ve done and stand in the way of progress. We need to fight back in every way possible — and that means we need your support. Your money will help buy resources for hardworking volunteers, promote the best candidates who care about conservation, and change the game for Colorado’s future.
Know Where Your Legislators Stand
Does your legislator care about Colorado’s environment? Our Scorecard tracks how your legislators voted on key environmental issues, take a look!
Conservation Colorado has a thoughtful process for choosing who we endorse. In the 2014 election, we saw 84 percent of our endorsed candidates win their races. Our endorsements in 2016 included a number of returning champs who have consistently led on conservation issues and had strong lifetime scores on our annual legislative scorecard. In addition, we endorsed select local candidates across the state who have been leaders on conservation issues at the county level.
These pro-conservation legislators and local leaders make conservation values a priority at the state legislature and local levels.
All told, Conservation Colorado was a major factor in the 2014 and 2016 election seasons. Here’s our work by the numbers.
- Total 2016 Spending – $1,300,000
- Broadcast – 2,323 radio & tv spots
- Mail pieces – 215,987 pieces of mail
- Phones – 3,247 phone calls and 10,228 texts
- Canvass – 80,058 doors knocked
- Digital Advertising – 5.5 million online views
- Total 2014 Spending – $957,000, including $100,000 in direct contributions to candidates from our PACs and board members.
- Total Targeted Voters – 150,000 in 5 districts
- Radio – 3,500+ radio spots spread across a total of 12 weeks
- Mail pieces – 29 mail pieces reaching over 150,000 targeted voters
- Phones – 240,000+ phone calls
- Canvass – 45,000 doors knocked
- Digital Advertising – 6.1 million online impressions
- Conservation Colorado Board, Staff, and Volunteers spent 164 hours knocking on 4,400 doors and 147 hours making nearly 3,000 calls.
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