After accepting the nomination for another four year term, Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera continue to build momentum in their campaign for re-election. Here is what people across Colorado are saying about what is at stake in this election and why Gov. Polis and Lt. Gov. Primavera are best positioned to continue moving Colorado forward.
“In Colorado, our reproductive freedom is on the ballot this fall. Now that Republicans have overturned Roe, it’s up to Colorado voters to elect Democrats who will protect access to abortion, defend marriage equality, and stand up for all of our fundamental rights. Governor Polis’s commitment to defend women’s access to reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion, is critical to ensuring Colorado remains a haven of personal freedom.” – Karen Middleton, President of Cobalt
“Like most Coloradans, Governor Polis believes in creating more freedom, not less. He will always defend a woman’s right to make their own medical choices – including abortion. He believes families should decide how to educate their kids and be able to keep more of their hard earned money. His opponent wants the government to make these decisions for you. Governor Polis wants every Coloradan to have the freedom to choose how we live our own lives.” – Rosemary Rodriguez, Gates Family Foundation Trustee and community leader
“At a time like this, our state needs courageous leadership. Governor Polis has delivered for communities across the state. This includes supporting the creation of the Office of Financial Empowerment, capping the cost of prescriptions, and promoting environmental justice. Governor Polis has worked to get things done for so many. Colorado leads the country in so many areas, including protecting reproductive justice and the right to vote. It is important to have leadership that will continue to advocate for these rights. – Bianka Emerson, President of the Colorado Black Women for Political Action
“While some politicians are focused on divisive, partisan battles, Governor Polis is focused on getting things done so Colorado families can live and thrive here. He’s helped Coloradans by cutting the cost of prescriptions, eliminating taxes for seniors and small businesses, and providing free kindergarten and preschool. We cannot allow this progress to be rolled back by out-of-touch, extreme politicians. Governor Polis he believes in the diversity of Colorado and will keep our state moving forward.” – Zee Ferrufino, Latino Communications LLC
“As a fourth generation farmer, I’ve found a strong partner in the Governor and his administration. Governor Polis has listened to the concerns of farmers and ranchers and taken real action to help protect the businesses that support our families. Colorado’s ag industry is about more than our heritage, it is about the future of our communities, and Governor Polis has delivered to ensure we can protect our rural way of life.” – Colleen Peppler, Peppler Farms LLC
“Rural Colorado is a special place to live and raise a family. That’s why Governor Polis is working with Colorado’s rural communities to ensure we have economic opportunities ahead. I look forward to supporting Governor Polis because he will ensure Colorado’s economic plans are funded and implemented, and that we continue to strengthen our small businesses and communities.” – John Bristol, Routt County Business Leader
“As a dad himself, Governor Polis knows how important it is to protect our families and ensure our communities are safe. That’s why he expanded background checks on gun purchases, is making sure police have the tools they need to fight crime, and is expanding mental health and drug treatment services to help prevent crime in the first place. We’ve faced some tough challenges as a state, and Governor Polis has always worked to keep our Colorado communities safe.” – District Attorney Brian Mason, Adams and Broomfield Counties