Tuesday, October 20, 2015
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at 303-870-0448

DENVER: As ballots arrived in mailboxes of registered voters across Colorado for this year’s school board elections, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, released detailed ballot guides for several key school board district races, including the recall election in Jefferson County.

“ProgressNow Colorado has the state’s largest email network of progressive voters, and we are committed to turning out every progressive vote in this year’s critical school board elections,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Thousands of our members in key public school districts across the state are receiving our recommendations on which board of education candidates to vote for, along with summary information about their responses to our candidate questionnaire. This information will allow ProgressNow Colorado members to make more informed choices on their school board candidates, which will lead to higher rates of participation.”

ProgressNow Colorado distributed a detailed school board candidate questionnaire to a total of 73 school board candidates in school districts across Colorado. Using the responses to this questionnaire, ProgressNow Colorado produced an easily printable, electronically distributed ballot guide for distribution to members of the organization in Jefferson County, Aurora Public Schools, Adams 12 School District, Colorado Springs D11 School District, and Pueblo D60 School District. Member ballot guides include candidate recommendations.

To download the ProgressNow Colorado ballot guides, it is necessary to become a member. Click here to join ProgressNow Colorado and view the 2015 school board ballot guides.

“With school board races being targeted by both sides with vast amounts of money and resources, it’s more important than ever that progressives have the information they need to defend our public schools,” said Runyon-Harms. “We’re committed to activating our thousands of members in these too-often overlooked elections–and making sure disasters like the 2013 school board election in Jefferson County, which resulted in an unfortunate but necessary recall election this year, are never repeated.”