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LTE: A leader who understands service

We deserve a representative who listens to us and stands up for us in the General Assembly.
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If the years since 2016 have proven anything, it’s that representation matters. That’s why I’m voting for Rep. Karen McCormick in November. Rep. McCormick has worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents and has a track record that’s strong on the environment, support for senior citizens, and reproductive rights.

 

Colorado voters have repeatedly rebuked attempts to pass draconian anti-abortion measures in the state. Rep. McCormick cosponsored HB 1279, the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which enshrined reproductive rights, including the right to use contraception, in state law. Rep. McCormick’s opponent, on the other hand, supports banning abortion except when the woman’s life is at risk, a position and ideology that’s profoundly out of step with the majority of Coloradans.

 

Rep. McCormick also cares about our senior citizens. This past session, she also cosponsored HB1205, which created an income tax credit to help seniors afford housing. Given the dramatic escalation in housing costs in this area, this was welcome legislation for so many.

 

The daughter of a Rear Admiral in the US Navy, McCormick understands that leadership is about service. She’s proven that she’s willing to roll up her sleeves and get to work for us, whether the issue is climate change, affordable housing, or healthcare.

 

We deserve a representative who listens to us and stands up for us in the General Assembly. I hope you’ll join me in voting for Rep. Karen McCormick when your ballot arrives.

 

Pamela White