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Phillip Villard, Candidate for Colorado Secretary of State
Christopher E. Otwell, Candidate for Colorado University Regent-at-Large
David Sedbrook, Candidadte for U.S. Congress, Colorado's 1st Congressional District
Mark Williams, Candidate for U.S. Congress, Colorado's 2nd Congressional District
Levi Tillemann, Candidate for U.S. Congress, Colorado's 6th Congressional District
David Aarestad, Candidate for U.S. Congress, Colorado's 6th Congressional District
PK Kaiser, Candidate for County Assessor, Arapahoe County
Julia Varnell-Sarjeant, Candidate for Colorado State Senate, District 30
Peter Smith, Candidate for Colorado State Senate, District 32
Amy Beatie, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 4
Matthew Nadel, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 4
Nicky Yollick, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 5
Louis Irwin, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 5
Gabe Thorn, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 5
Emily Sirota, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 9
Ashley Wheeland, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 9
Luke Bray, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 26
Melissa Martin, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 38
Scott Wagner, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 43
Simone Aiken, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 44
Gbenga Ajiboye, Candidate for Colorado State House, District 48
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"We need to get this going for ALL people - The rich should not be the only ones to have access to healthcare - No more profit on others misfortunes."
"Gerrymandering is crippling our nation, preventing many people from voting... We need to be able to vote for the representative of our choice... not stalled by the sidelines by unfair practices."
"Persist and show your grit."
"Stop the insanity."
"Money in Politics is the root cause of corruption. It prevents citizens from controling their government."
"To Be Free Range, One Must Flee The Farm."
"I'm in California, but so with you."
"We must elect officials that will protect the rights of its citizens and be able to work across the aisle to achieve our goals. We must reform or replace the Republican and Democrats hardline deadlocks. We must also start with clean bills. We must also end Secret votes, going Nuclear to get a bill thru that is not the will of the people."
"I support a fair election system that works for all the people of Denver."
"As a longtime supporter of Ken Gordon, I'm signing up as a tribute to him. While I live in North Carolina now, my home will always be Denver. I miss Ken and Denver!"
"The Denver City Council has been taken over by members who were put into office by a small group of development oriented businessmen and lawyers. If we had fairer limits on campaign contributions the average citizen would have a better chance of winning election. Our City Council should not be bought and paid for by wealthy individuals with agendas that only serve their own selfish interests."
"We must deconstruct the kleptocratic oligarchic plutocracy that has replaced our democratic republic and hold accountable all those responsible."
"Yes, and oh, yes please!"
"This is one of our country's biggest problems. If Denver can do this, maybe the rest of the country will follow. Go, Denver, go!!!"
"We must have fair and transparent elections which include every citizen's vote! Thank you for helping to make this possible!"
"Like most American citizens I emphatically agree with limiting special interests spending on elections!"
"Democracy necessitates participation."
"When we all show up, we win."
"The more you can do for your city the more you do for everyone. Thank you"
"Let's protect democracy in Denver!
Glad to hear Ken is still breathing...if only breathing fire."
"Enough is enough! Let's put take back our democracy from the special interests!"
"I've been a strong supporter of public financing of elections...and want my (bordering) state of Iowa to do what you are proposing! Your success will help us!"
"This is what we need. I hope my state follows you."
"I support fair elections and getting money out of elections!"
"100% behind you!"
"Regular people need representation in our governments! Enough with the Koch Brothers and their kind dominating our government."
"I live in Aurora. I absolutely support this effort."
Please join the citizen co-sponsors in showing your support for The Democracy for the People Initiative by clicking here.
WHEREAS, The Platform of The Democratic Party of Denver, Section 4 (Democracy), states that: “Constitutional civil, political, and religious rights belong to humans not to corporations. We believe that voting is a basic democratic right and call for campaign finance reform to restrict the role of large donations.
“1. We believe that voting is a basic right and oppose any measures that decrease or inhibit access to voting and support extending voting rights by measures such as extensive early voting, mail-in ballots, same day registration, automatic voter registration, and making Election Day a national holiday.
“2. We believe that rights recognized under the U.S. Constitution belong to human beings only, and that money is not protected speech. Corporations do not have Constitutional rights, but only those legal rights and responsibilities given to them by statute. We support legislation and/or constitutional amendments to reverse the effects of Citizens United and related cases.
“3. We support public funding of political campaigns.
“4. We support full disclosure of donors for all political issue spending and support tightening legislation and regulations to restrict political spending by 501(c) (4) and other tax-exempt organizations.
“5. We advocate the inclusion of American government and civics in K-12 curriculum.” And WHEREAS The Democracy for the People Initiative on the 2018 Denver ballot supports those values by introducing the following reforms in Denver municipal campaign finance laws:
And WHEREAS communities including states, counties, and municipalities all over the country have seen higher voter turnout and greater participation from minority communities in elections and campaigns when reforms including a publicly financed campaign component are implemented;
And WHEREAS implementing The Democracy For the People Initiative in Denver would take local elections back from the big money and special interests that have dominated campaign spending in recent cycles,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we, The Central Committee of The Democratic Party of Denver endorse a “YES” vote on The Democracy For The People Initiative on the November 6, 2018 ballot.
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