Colorado State House District 7
The Colorado House of Representatives is the lower house of the Colorado General Assembly, the State legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. The House is composed of 65 members. Representatives are elected to two-year terms, and are limited to four terms in office but can run again after a two-year respite. The entire House is elected in each general election.Cámara de Representantes de ColoradoLa Cámara de Representantes de Colorado es la cámara inferior de la Asamblea General de Colorado, la legislatura Estatal del estado de Colorado de los EE.UU. La Cámara de Representantes está compuesta por 65 miembros. Los Representantes son elegidos para servir mandatos de dos años, y están limitados a servir cuatro mandatos, pero pueden volver a postularse después de un descanso de dos años. Se elige a la Cámara entera en cada elección general.__________ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections Office.INFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local.
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What is your number one priority and why?
How will you address the economic crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic?
As a School Board member I've worked every day to ensure kids get a fair shot in life. I have seen first hand how state-level policies impact Denver communities. From education funding, to wage security and affordable housing, the State House is where the root of many issues can be solved.
Although I have committed my career to advancing social justice through education, I know that there are many tools available to our legislators that can be used to both protect and support those that have been oppressed or marginalized. My approach to social justice is to limit and monitor the impact on our most vulnerable communities. Whether it's stopping the disenfranchisement of our neighbors or keeping a keen eye on the subtle discrimination beneath the surface, I will use my background as a civil rights attorney to prevent the harmful and dangerous ramifications of bad policy while making sure that we do not penalize people for their identities or experiences. We have a duty to support each other. From climate justice, reproductive rights, or to the criminal justice reform, we must invest in early intervention, strong accountability systems, and values driven or culture shifting legislation.
I hope to keep the cost of living from rising in Colorado; and I will work to make sure that our residents do not just survive, but that we set the path for them to thrive. This means I am ready to fight for ensuring and protecting living wages that allow families to live free of the burdens of outrageous expenses (medical and educational debt; or out of control housing prices). I am committed to investing in affordable housing to sustain our communities and end the displacement of our long-time residents. I will work to ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare for all. I will work to protect consumers, and work to mitigate the costs faced (consumer, housing) as people dig their way out of recession. We will monitor the education and occupation gaps from widening between the state’s lower-, middle-, and upper-income classes.
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