A group of Colorado moms and their kids, organized by Colorado Moms Know Best, held a “skate in” event Jan. 28 at the downtown Denver ice skating rink, drawing attention to the need for clean energy and air solutions.
The United States has elected a president who has repeatedly denied climate science, and the Republican Party, which has failed to show leadership on environmental issues, maintained control over Congress and Colorado’s state Senate. To add to an already long list of challenges, Colorado passed Amendment 71, which, environmentalists say, will likely impede future grassroots movements from placing pro-environment measures on the ballot.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the Conservation Colorado Victory Fund are raising red flags on three Colorado candidates – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), and State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) – for their poor environmental records.
The Outdoor Industry Association, along with 77 Colorado businesses, penned an open letter stating the need to elect leaders who plan on combating climate change.
The campaign, called “This is Why We Vote,” calls on the Millennial Generation to make their voices heard by showing up to the polls this November. The video points out that millennials will make up one in three eligible voters in the coming election.