Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJuly 12, 20185min1430

As your readers may know, Denver will be voting in November on a proposal to raise Denver’s sales tax approximately 25 cents per $100. The money raised will go toward funding for detox programs, suicide prevention services, community preventative measures, and other services. If passed in November, the $45 million generated by Caring for Denver would create the sustainable funding that Denver has needed for years to address this mounting crisis of homelessness and substance abuse. 


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJuly 10, 20185min2630

Contrary to a recent op-ed authored by state state Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, the failure of a bill last session to allow excessive time frames to detain people with mental illness in jails was welcomed by numerous groups who have fought for years on behalf of this vulnerable population. This is because the bill was in violation of the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and would have established Colorado as first in the nation to codify, in perpetuity, the ill-advised policy of “jail-based restoration”.


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJune 14, 20187min560

Having seen Jared Polis’s misleading campaign ad attacking Cary Kennedy for the umpteenth time, I am sharing some direct insight about his claim that he “led” the effort to increase funding for every school in Colorado – and from where the actual leadership came.  I was the campaign manager for that effort – Amendment 23.  Cary Kennedy conceived the amendment, wrote it and led the effort to explain it, debate it and advocate for it.  Working with a crew of tenacious women, they fought for and won the Amendment 23 election.  Cary’s ability as citizen leader was clear:  She identified a problem, identified a solution and built momentum to fix it.