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GatesHayes
GatesHayes

Please meet Brianna Titone – candidate for Colorado State House District 27. (Not my HD, but a neighbor so I’ll be knocking doors for her.)

https://m.gazette.com/brianna-titone-seeks-to-become-first-transgender-member-of-the-legislature/article/1621975

Though she considers herself a “political outsider,” Titone was was a alternate state caucus delegate for Bernie Sanders’ run for president in 2016.

She is the secretary/treasurer of the Jefferson County LGBTQ+ Caucus and captain at-large for the Jefferson County Democratic Party.

“She believes that many people in Colorado don’t pay enough attention to what is going on in their neighborhoods,” according to her campaign announcement. “Part of that reason is that they don’t know who represents them or that their voice even matters. She believes that more people are needed in government that don’t just follow their agenda, but listen to their constituents and hear their concerns. She will be that person for District 27.

Her website:

http://briannatitone.com/

If you’re able to show some support, even 3 or 5 bucks, it will go towards a good fight. Thank you!

GatesHayes
GatesHayes

Good election news from Colorado –

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/erie-voters-take-a-stand-against-oil-and-gas-in-tuesdays-election

In recent months, the booming small town has found itself on the front lines of the fracking debate and at the center of residential drilling close to neighborhoods.

Tuesday’s election outcome is seen as a win for growing anti-oil and gas sentiments in the town.

Previously –

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/360/oil-and-gas-money-pours-into-erie-local-election

GatesHayes
GatesHayes
polarbear4

Awwwww, so beautiful.

jcitybone

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/the-rise-of-the-anti-pac-democrat

A growing number of Democrats running for Congress in 2018 are foregoing contributions from political action committees, opting for a more grassroots approach to fundraising in a bid to appeal to the party’s progressive base.

Candidates, progressive activists and Democratic consultants are betting the strategy will appeal to voters who are frustrated with the influence of money in politics. President Donald Trump tapped into that anger in 2016, as did Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who made campaign finance reform a central part of his message.

A study by the Washington Post found that 16 percent of Clinton’s donations were under $200, compared to 26 percent of Trump’s and 32 percent of Barack Obama’s during his 2012 re-election campaign.

“The Clinton campaign followed the traditional playbook and advocated measures to curtail big money in politics, but practiced big money in politics,” Weiner said. Clinton’s eventual loss to “the most unpopular presidential candidate in American history undermines that claim that we need to raise all this money to win

In contrast, Sanders’ support from small-dollar donations “helped to instill in the progressive base more of an expectation that candidates could do this,” Weiner said.

And even liberals acknowledged that the decision by some candidates to forego PAC money isn’t enough on its own to change the role of money in politics.

Congress must pass campaign finance laws to make elections more fair and more responsive to the American voter, not corporations, said Liz Kennedy, the director of Democracy and Government Reform at the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

“The levels of cynicism about the role of government and about government working for wealthy special interests are completely unsustainable,” she said. “We need to change the rules and need strong, clear anti-corruption solutions and need real leadership on those solutions.”

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