Colorado is currently ranked 48th in the nation for teacher pay. It is not difficult to understand how to recruit and retain the best of the best in any industry; education is no different.read more
Our population is booming and our cost of living is soaring. With a skyrocketing real estate market, harmful construction defects laws, and low housing supply, comes the threat of our neighbors being forced from their homes.read more
The two most polluted neighborhoods in America (Globeville and Elyria-Swansea) reside within Colorado’s capital. Stats like that defy what it means to be a Coloradan.read more
We imprison more of our own people than any other country on Earth. Our system of imprisonment is biased against Latinos and African Americans and criminalizes the poor.read more
We must fight for a publicly financed, transparent system of campaign financing that amplifies small donations. Real change will only come when the people of Colorado take sole control of the campaign funding process.read more
This country is watching the youth of our nation lead a movement to stand up and say we must have common sense gun reform.read more
Our roads, bridges, rail lines, airports, and vital infrastructure need an injection of resources to maintain and grow our state at the rate of population growth. Our state needs over $7 Billion in infrastructure investments just to bring everything to safe and functioning levels. We are WAY past due for new investments.read more
Colorado has a once in a life time opportunity to have a head start on what is about to be a major global commodity. Marijuana can be to Colorado what tobacco was for North Carolina.read more
It is never anyone’s “TURN” in a Democracy. Establishment partly leaders making backroom deals to elect their cronies with no respect to the democratic process must stop.read more
Machines are replacing jobs that once could provide a middle class lifestyle in Colorado. Instead of trying to find someone to blame while ignoring the real problems of our emerging economy, let’s do something about our systemic unemployment.read more
The thought that hard working immigrants in my community are afraid to call 911 and get the help they need when a crime has been committed against them, or when they need serious medical care is to me one of the biggest failures of our previous generation of leadership.read more
I don’t need to tell you that women in Colorado are paid 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. Frankly, I can’t believe this is still an issue in our society, but it is, and it’s time to end it.read more
It is time to lead a coalition to repeal TABOR. TABOR is a harmful constitutional amendment that is destroying our infrastructure, harming our children, and negatively impacting the safety of our citizens.read more
Amendments Y & Z
“Robert Rodriguez does not support amendments Y & Z because he is one of the political insiders that benefit from gerrymandering. I say it’s time to end the corruption in our government.”
End the For Profit Criminal Justice System
“My opponent profits off the criminal justice system for a living. I want to end a system of imprisonment that is biased against African Americans and Latinos, and criminalizes the poor.”
WHO IS COLORADO CHANGING FOR?
I was born in Denver in 1991. Since then Colorado has changed A LOT. We have built an airport, a train system, a baseball stadium, became a major economic juggernaut, and attracted over 2.5 million new neighbors. In all of this time we have trusted two major parties to look after and guide us. Have you ever stopped to ask, “With all of this growth, who has Colorado been changing for?”
Every day it gets harder for working people to live our lives. Our incomes stay flat as the cost of living skyrockets, our healthcare costs more and covers less, and we struggle to find meaningful jobs in a changed economy. It’s clear now more than ever that our two major parties have guided us here, not to benefit us, but to benefit their donors and the corporations they represent.
My generation must be the generation of equity if we want to leave this world stronger than when we found it. To do that we must refresh our government. Our leaders are out of touch with the needs of a 21st century economy. The average Coloradan is 34-years-old, yet the average state senator is 58. While our wages stay flat, we struggle to afford a changing Colorado, our teachers protest in the streets for a livable wage; and our leaders “help” by accepting record PAC contributions and giving our democracy away to the wealthy. Working Colorado families have to realize that not everything is as great as they say it is. If we’re not at the table then we’re on the menu.
Now is the time for fresh faces and bold ideas. It’s time to fight for a state that working people can afford to live in, that invests in our crumbling infrastructure and pays our teachers. To make sure that we achieve this honestly, I promise to have the courage to NEVER take a dime from any special interest, good or bad. Only when our leaders reject all outside influence can we regain control of our democracy and stop the distribution of wealth from the many to the few.
Native Motives… Millennial Mindset.
I am asking for your vote to be your State Senator from District 32 because I have more passion, energy, and clarity then any other candidate in this election. It is my life’s goal to build a foundation for Colorado that will stand strong for my grandchildren’s grandchildren.
Over the last 20 years I have watched my home state’s infrastructure crumble, our campaign finance system rot to the core, and our cost of living skyrocket. My generation must be the generation to clean up this mess before it is too late.
I’m an activist, a University of Colorado graduate, I’ve protested, I’ve worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I’ve hit the pavement for what I believe in. But the reason to elect me now is because we are in uncertain times, and only those that reject corruption and have the courage to stand up for the middle class belong in this office. The only thing clear is partisan, establishment politicians from both parties have neglected our infrastructure, corrupted our campaign finance system, and are now letting the growth in Colorado spiral out of control.
It is time for the Millennial generation to take responsibility for a mess we didn’t necessarily create. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. No challenge scares me, and no goal is too high for Colorado. This is Colorado’s century. We will become a Top 5 economy if we make the right investments NOW and strike while the iron is hot.
I was born and raised in Colorado. I have lived here my entire life. And I genuinely believe that you cannot lead us where we’re going if you haven’t seen where we’ve been. Think of what Colorado was before T-Rex, Coors Field, and DIA. I’ve seen how quickly we’ve built our strong foundation. It is now my generations responsibility to take the keys and shepherd this state into a sustainable, vibrant, welcoming future, true to its roots.
Envision the Next 20 Years…
The next twenty years has the potential to be Colorado’s golden age. I will work to build a future for Colorado that restores sanity to the political process by activating the Millennial agenda…
- We will build a state safe for all immigrants.
- We will invest new much needed funds into our crumbling roads, bridges, rail lines, and critical infrastructure.
- We will combat Colorado’s soaring cost of living.
- We will recognize computer coding as a language to fight Automation.
- And most importantly, we will usher in publicly funded elections and end the corruption once and for all.