Fact Sheets

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These articles are written or reprinted from diverse sources to provide factual background and insights into the issues and the candidates in this election.  The category row above the articles is used to narrow the listings to specific topic areas.

Callie Rennison--Commitments as Candidate for CU Regent

Callie Rennison--Commitments as Candidate for CU Regent

Callie Rennison speaks about her background and her commitments as candidate for CU Regent: accessible and affordable college education; end to racial and sexual bias; end to bullying and sexual violence.

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John Hickenlooper Defends Affordable Care Act

John Hickenlooper Defends Affordable Care Act

Three years ago, Cory Gardner voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  And he keeps trying to take health care away from millions of working Americans. Elect John Hickenlooper and stop Cory Gardner's attacks.

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Role of Colorado District Attorney--Gordon McLaughlin

Role of Colorado District Attorney--Gordon McLaughlin

The 8th Judicial District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in Larimer County and has the biggest say in criminal justice outcomes. Learn more about why this position is so important.

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85th Anniversary of Social Security -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi Statement

85th Anniversary of Social Security -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi Statement

In August of 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, and today that act enables 65 million of our elderly, disabled, and surviving Americans to have economic security.  As Speaker Pelosi explains in this statement, "Social Security is more vital than ever."

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Day 4: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

Day 4: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

Joe Biden gives a very personal and powerful acceptance speech. Other speakers give testimony to his generous character, strong leadership, and essential strength in this time of national crisis. These individuals include his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, historian Jon Meacham, life-long Republicans, and others young and old who wished to share their experience of Joe Biden's caring spirit and his unflagging faith in the intrinsic worth of every individual.

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Day 3: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

Day 3: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

In his keynote address, Barack Obama called on all voters to honor our forebears sacrifices and vote for Joe Biden to preserve the Constitution and build "A More Perfect Union"--the theme of the evening.  Other speakers, including Hillary Clinton, also stressed the terrible threat to our Constitution of allowing four more years of a Trump presidency.

Gabby Giffords, a victim, called on us to support Joe Biden and his fight to end the public health crisis of gun violence.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to the need for bold initiatives to address our nation's major structural problems and praised the Biden agenda as President.

The evening ended with a powerful acceptance speech and call to action by Sen. Kamala Harris, as Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States.

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Day 2: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

Day 2: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

The Day 2 theme was "leadership matters" and emphasized health care, the impact of failed leadership in the Covid crisis, and America's loss of stature and national security under Trump. See the remarkable presentation by Dr. Jill Biden, highlighting what a huge asset she will be as First Lady, and the stern judgments regarding national security given by Colin Powell, Sally Yates and John Kerry. Or watch/sample the entire recorded program.

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Day 1:  Headliners at Democratic National Convention

Day 1: Headliners at Democratic National Convention

Watch videos of headline speakers from Day 1 of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Or link to the recorded live stream for all of Day 1.

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2020 Democratic National Convention Speakers

2020 Democratic National Convention Speakers

More than 30 headliner speakers during the convention's four nights, including former first lady Michelle Obama, former second lady Jill Biden, former President Barack Obama, Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former President Bill Clinton, and many more.

Date: August 17-20
Official website: demconvention.com
Primetime programming: 7-9 PM Mountain Time
Watch: YouTube, CSPAN, and cable news channels
Follow: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Reintroduction of Wolves to Colorado: Could This Affect Our Native Plant Communities?

Reintroduction of Wolves to Colorado: Could This Affect Our Native Plant Communities?

Coloradans will have the opportunity to vote on Initiative 107 to restore gray wolves to Colorado. The last wolf in the state was killed in 1945. Initiative 107 would mandate the development of a scientifically-based wolf management plan; after which, wolves would be reintroduced to a small number of public land sites on Colorado’s western slope.

Native plants matter for ecological sustainability, for aesthetics, and for maintaining the integrity of the natural world. In the face of changing climate, we need to do as much as possible to conserve and restore our native plant communities. Wolves may be part of that equation.

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John Lewis--Against Donald Trump and White Racism

John Lewis--Against Donald Trump and White Racism

This video celebrates Congressman John Lewis, his leadership, and his fight for equal rights for all Americans. It was produced by the Lincoln Project, an organization of Republicans dedicated to opposing Donald Trump, his allies, and the existential threat they pose to our constitutional democracy.

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Voting Rights and Trump Attacks

Voting Rights and Trump Attacks

Voting rights are always important, but especially in 2020 when voter turnout will be essential to changing the direction of this country. This means electing Biden to restore the office of Presidency to sanity, decency, and humanity, while keeping the U.S. House, and flipping the U.S. Senate to blue. It is not impossible, but will require informing voters and minimizing barriers to our voting.

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My Statement on Faith

My Statement on Faith

In response to Donald Trump's craven attack on Vice President Joe Biden's authentic personal faith, the Vice President issued the following statement saying "my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy."

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New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Dissolve National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Dissolve National Rifle Association

“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets. The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law.”  --New York Attorney General Letitia James

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Coming Forward Ended My Career—I still believe doing what's right matters.

Coming Forward Ended My Career—I still believe doing what's right matters.

After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian. I made the difficult decision to retire because a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies forever limited the progression of my military career.  --Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman

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Restore Dignified Leadership to the White House

Restore Dignified Leadership to the White House

I have been in politics for decades, and you can believe me when I tell you that the stakes have never been higher than the ones we face in this election.  --Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State 

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National Popular Vote (NPV)

National Popular Vote (NPV)

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact will guarantee the U.S. Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Compact ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election.

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Cardboard Cory--The Movie (teaser)

Cardboard Cory--The Movie (teaser)

Watch the video teaser for "Cardboard Cory--The Documentary" showing the missing-in-action Sen. Cory Gardner, who betrayed his campaign promises and refuses to be accountable to his constituents.  

Gov. John Hickenlooper will be there for us when he defeats Gardner in November!

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