What We Can Do

Ways To Speak Up and Stay Engaged

Friends,

A climate change denier now runs the EPA. The President has lodged repeated attacks on our free press and independent judiciary. Questions persist about Russian interference in our elections. Hateful rhetoric has inspired violence in our communities.

From conversations with constituents and even my own daughters, I know these actions can be difficult to understand and even tougher to explain to our children.

But the energetic engagement over the past few weeks should give us hope. Thousands of Coloradans have contacted my office to express their frustrations and share their perspective.

In your calls and emails, we’ve heard your fears about losing health insurance and anger at nominees who lack qualifications for their appointments. But we’ve also heard your resolve to stay engaged, speak out for our values, and challenge Congress and this Administration when they fall short of the high standards we demand from our government.

Tonight’s Address

But if he continues to divide and demonize, he will find strong opposition and strong advocacy for America’s deepest values and traditions — not just in Congress, but in communities across Colorado.

If you don’t hear an agenda tonight that you believe Coloradans deserve, there are several ways you can speak up:

What You Can Do

Share your stories.

Contact your elected officials.

Write a letter to the editor.

Organize in your communities.

What I’ve Been Doing

To hold the Administration accountable, I have:

We’ve also continued to deliver results for Colorado:

  • Introduced the SAVE Act to allow banks to consider savings from energy efficiency when they approve mortgages.
  • Introduced the ACE Kids Act to improve care coordination for children with complex conditions and led the RACE for Children Act to boost pediatric cancer research.
  • Invited the Outdoor Retailer Show to Colorado and introduced five bills with Senator Gardner to strengthen protections for public lands in Colorado.
  • Celebrated the contributions of immigrants and African Americans to our country at a naturalization ceremony in Fort Collins and the annual Marade in Denver.
  • Met with immigrants and refugees groups, community organizations, Latino and African-American leaders, LGBTQ community members, teachers, business leaders, and health care professionals to hear their concerns and bring their insights back to Washington.

Other Updates & Actions

But we also want to connect with Coloradans face to face. Just recently, we set up regular meetings with groups that protested at our offices. We want to hear from everyone, even those with sharply different views. Over the next two months, we plan to hold additional meetings to hear from even more Coloradans.

We appreciate all of the work you have been doing to fight for Colorado and the values we hold. Our common-sense, can-do approach remains a model for the country.

Thanks for the opportunity to represent you,

Michael

This was an email newsletter sent to Coloradans on February 28, 2017. If you would like to sign up for our newsletters, click here.

U.S. Senator for Colorado