The smear and retaliation campaign by the extreme right against progressive legislators who backed this year’s gun safety reforms has taken a terrible toll. But they were right to not give up. Now we can see the reforms they fought for are working--preventing guns from being sold to people who shouldn’t have them--while allowing law-abiding citizens to go about their business. Common-sense gun safety in Colorado is making our state better.
For years, we’ve been working to expose a right-wing group with enormous, but under-reported, influence in Colorado politics. The work of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has become a major controversy in many states, and news reports last week show the organization is losing major donors and member legislators by the dozens.
Rep. Jared Polis is right to be outraged. So am I. And I have rarely been as proud of a Colorado member of Congress as I am today of Rep. Polis. Sign our petition thanking Rep. Polis for taking this brave stand against right wing obstruction. Forward this email to all of your friends and neighbors, and invite them to stand with Jared. We’ll deliver your names and comments to Rep. Polis and the media.