Earlier this week, a coalition of state and local civil rights organizations called on the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions to end prison gerrymandering. Commission members are expected to hold a critical vote on the issue Thursday.
Juston Cooper is a native of Denver Colorado graduating from Denver public schools in 1996, he holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing from Metropolitan State University and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. His varied career has a proven record of success working on social justice issues through political engagement, public policy, strategic planning, organizational development, coalition building and grassroots organizing. Juston’s work has been instrumental in the public sector with an extended career working in non-profit organizations, helping build and implement public health and safety strategies that address criminal and juvenile justice reform. Mr. Cooper asserts that it’s essential to build and mobilize political power in community, and in order to do so, we must understand the systemic issues and barriers oppressed communities face in order to truly provide health and safety that reconciles the harm to communities by systems of oppression.