We prioritize what we care about
Our political system prioritizes special interests over Colorado's rural communities. But it doesn't have to be this way. Together, we can put working families first; we can invest in our people and our neighborhoods; we can make sure people have the opportunity to grow and achieve their potential. If we tell the truth, listen to all voices, and work together, we can enact common-sense policies that benefit everyone.
Our natural resources are an integral part of our district’s economy and our well-being. Today, however, our lands, our water, and our air are all under great pressure. As we transition to a greener economic model, it is time to deploy low carbon and renewable energy and carbon capture technologies, incentivize green development, and embrace water storage and conservation practices, and ensure we are supporting resource- dependent communities.
In the 20th century, America built the greatest middle class the world has ever seen. Now, we must make the changes necessary to protect and grow it. To revitalize rural Colorado, it is crucial that we rebuild our education systems to make sure everyone can achieve their potential. That we guarantee access to affordable, wraparound health care. That we enact policies like paid family leave. That we commit to protecting family farms and ranches for the next generation. The time has come to invest in our people and our communities once again.
At this moment, we have a renewed opportunity to build a robust and diversified economy. To do this, we must incentivize innovation, and support local businesses and entrepreneurs. We must lower burdens on families and small and medium-sized enterprises. We must invest in full-spectrum clean energy technologies, roads, bridges, and logistical systems, telecom infrastructure, and cultivate local supply chains. We must create an economy that works for everyone, not just the connected few.
Today, politicians and performance artists are working hard to divide us; to weaken the institutions and freedoms our founding fathers fought and died for. I strongly believe it is our responsibility to ensure we pass along a vibrant and free country to the next generations. We must fight political corruption and misinformation. Our democracy’s future is at stake and we must defend it at all costs.