The East Area Plan was passed through Denver City Council on Nov. 16, with a 12-1 vote. I was the lone “No” vote, just as I was the lone “No” vote in October on the East Central Area Plan, which is in my district.
A few years ago, massive protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock changed the popular narrative about what climate activism looked like. The protests made clear that ramming dangerous pipelines through vulnerable communities wasn’t going to be easy anymore.
It’s Friday evening and the sun is about to set. It’s almost Shabbat. My friend Lauren messages me on Facebook to point out this reprehensible meme that’s become all-too common since Jared Polis was elected governor of Colorado. Colorado’s first gay governor. Colorado’s first Jewish governor.
It sounds simplistic, but to be relevant in Colorado again Republicans have to vote a lot more like progressives. They can’t just wrap their old selves in a new “message” and hope voters don’t notice it’s the same Republicans talking cheaply. They need to vote in line with blue Colorado.
Joe Biden is headed to the White House, and he has low-income voters to thank.