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.

Yara for HD 49:

Yara for HD 49: "On the Issues" Videos

Yara knows firsthand the impact COVID-19 has had on families and children  and is determined to give them a voice in the legislature. She is 100% grassroots funded because she wants to represent her constituents, not giant corporations. Her priorities include COVID-19 relief, tax breaks for the middle class & small businesses, paid family leave, universal pre-K, mental health services, support farmers, support workers rights.

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John Hickenlooper: Policy Position Highlights

John Hickenlooper: Policy Position Highlights

Governor John Hickenlooper is proud to say exactly what he stands for in his candidacy for U.S. Senator from Colorado. Unlike incumbent Cory Gardner, who betrayed his policy pledges to constituents, instead becoming a Donald Trump yes-man, Governor Hickenlooper clearly lays out detailed positions on major policies critical to Colorado. This factsheet highlights some key policy areas.

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Ballot Issues Overview in 2020

Ballot Issues Overview in 2020

Eleven measures are on the ballot for Estes Valley voters to decide in November.  See this overview with four key measures that Democrats and hundreds of other Colorado organizations have endorsed, and four rejected. 

Information also is provided regarding the ballot retention choices on 11 state and county judges.

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Prop. 113 - National Popular Vote: Colorado Voices

Prop. 113 - National Popular Vote: Colorado Voices

Prop 113, to join the National Popular Vote state compact; the state compact would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was passed in 2019 by the Colorado state legislature, and signed into law by Governor Polis, and is now on the 2020 ballot for Colorado voters to approve.

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Prop. EE -- Tobacco Tax for Education Funding

Prop. EE -- Tobacco Tax for Education Funding

Proposition EE is a ballot measure that  provides $2 billion over ten years to a universal preschool program for all Colorado four-year-olds. The proposition, funded by taxes on tobacco and vape products, also includes $110 million for tobacco-vape cessation and public health programs, $375 million for public schools and $35 million in critical support for affordable housing and eviction assistance. Colorado does not currently tax vape products despite the fact that the state has one of the highest teen vaping rates in the country.

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Amendment B -- Repeal Gallagher

Amendment B -- Repeal Gallagher

Amendment B is a bipartisan plan --referred to the voters by 74% of Democrats and Republicans in the Colorado Legislature--to protect small businesses from higher property taxes and to save schools, first responders, and rural communities from deeper budget cuts — WITHOUT increasing the property tax rate for homeowners.

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Prop. 118 -- Paid Family Leave

Prop. 118 -- Paid Family Leave

A paid family and medical leave program will ensure that as we rebuild Colorado’s economy, it will be ready to keep Colorado’s people, communities, and workplaces healthy and safe. Colorado voters overwhelmingly support paid family and medical leave. Currently, 2.6 million Coloradans would benefit from the program. At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time to care for themselves, a new child, or a seriously ill family member.

Watch healthcare professionals and policy experts discuss benefits of Prop. 118 for Colorado (recorded live).

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Remembering and honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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John Hickenlooper:

John Hickenlooper: "On the Issues" Videos

From a proven record of bringing people together to get results, John Hickenlooper in these videos talks about critical initiatives in health care and reproductive rights, public lands and the climate crisis, and a commitment to serve Colorado's interests rather that the far-right agenda of Donald Trump and Cory Gardner.

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Gordon McLaughlin News Feed

Gordon McLaughlin News Feed

Read news and issue statements in Gordon McLaughlin's blog feed on his candidacy for District Attorney for the Colorado 8th Judicial District, including Larimer County.

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What this Labor Day Means to Me

What this Labor Day Means to Me

"It's no exaggeration to say that the American labor movement transformed our nation. It made our economy the envy of the world." 

-- Tom Perez, 26th U.S. Secretary of Labor

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Yara Zokaie - HD49 - Advocates for Families & the Working Class

Yara Zokaie - HD49 - Advocates for Families & the Working Class

As Democratic candidate for CO House District 49, Yara Zokaie brings a commitment to children and families, farmers, and the working class.  See key state policies and programs she identifies to help address needs of Northern Colorado communities.

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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
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