Saturday, June 14th 2014
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at [email protected]

DENVER: With Father’s Day being celebrated this weekend, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, released shareable social media graphics to highlight Rep. Cory Gardner’s vote as a Colorado state legislator to protect “deadbeat dads” from having gambling winnings seized for back child support.

“When mothers and kids needed Cory Gardner the most, he turned his back on them,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Gardner had the chance to vote for a straightforward bill asking casinos to collect overdue child support from gambling winnings–and Con Man Cory instead voted to protect deadbeat dads.”

As a Colorado state representative, Gardner voted against HB07-1349. This legislation required gambling casinos to collect payments from the winnings of individuals who owe back payments for child support. Gardner was one of just nine legislators who voted against HB07-1349 on final passage, which passed with 54 votes.

“We should all be able to agree that parents have a responsibility to their children, and the state must enforce child support orders to protect the most vulnerable,” said Runyon-Harms. “Coloradans deserve better than politicians like Cory Gardner who turn their backs on kids and their moms in order to make life easier for casinos and deadbeat dads.”