FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 30, 2018
CONTACT: Ian SIlverii, Executive Director at [email protected]
DENVER: With the election season about to kick off, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive organization, launched its annual campaign to provide a one-stop shop for information on members of the Colorado General Assembly as compiled by major issue-specific advocacy groups across Colorado.
“ProgressNow Colorado has aggregated the individual legislator scorecards from One Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Colorado Education Association, Colorado Sierra Club, Women’s Lobby of Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “The result is a composite Colorado Values Score for each Colorado House and Senate lawmaker.”
“Colorado voters generally don’t choose their representatives based on a single issue, and there is a wealth of information about the voting records of lawmakers compiled by our state’s advocacy groups focused on education, individual rights, the environment and other subjects relevant to Colorado,” said Silverii. “With the Colorado Values Project score, voters can evaluate at a glance the qualifications of every member of the Colorado General Assembly.”
“We encourage voters to dig deeper into the issues behind the Colorado Values Score,” said Silverii. “At ColoradoValues.org, voters will find links to the issue-specific scorecards that our partners compiled with detailed breakdowns of the issues and votes. This election, we want every Colorado voter to have the information they need to decide with confidence. The state legislature is where many of the laws most relevant to our daily lives are debated and passed. For Colorado progressives, knowledge is power.”