1.7.2021 One Colorado signs onto letter calling for the resignation of Colorado Reps. Boebert and Lamborn

One Colorado has joined Colorado community leaders and organizations in calling for the resignation of Representatives Boebert and Lamborn.

January 7, 2021

TO: Representative Doug Lamborn & Representative Lauren Boebert

The final congressional proceedings to certify Joe Biden’s victory were disrupted yesterday by a terrorist attack in support of outgoing President Donald Trump, storming the U.S. Capitol and forcing the evacuation of elected officials and the lockdown of the United States Capitol building. In response, a broad, diverse coalition of undersigned progressive advocacy groups and leaders in Colorado are demanding your immediate resignation for your role in inciting the violence and insurrection that gripped Washington, D.C. and claimed the lives of at least four Americans. Our organizations collectively believe in democracy as a tool to create a more just and fair world—and we believe in steadfastly upholding the basic tenets of that democracy to secure a free and fair society. Since you have badly failed to do so, your immediate resignation is now warranted and necessary.

The basic and fundamental responsibilities of our elected officials are to represent the will of the people—to uphold the tenets of our constitution and respect our democratic institutions. You, Rep. Lauren Boebert and Rep. Doug Lamborn, have betrayed the trust of Colorado voters by helping incite violence against the body you were elected to, a body designed to serve us. By endorsing the president’s unsubstantiated and repeatedly debunked, discredited, and false claims of voter fraud, you encouraged and tacitly endorsed the actions of these terrorists and threatened the basic foundation of our democracy. The violence in Washington D.C. yesterday by supporters of President Donald Trump was a terrible offense against the rights of every American to live in a free and fair democracy—an attack on our country and on our people. You and President Trump attempted to overturn the November 2020 elections after dozens of judges, the U.S. Supreme Court, and even the President’s own Attorney General rejected the false and outrageous claims that have fomented the violence we saw yesterday.

You are directly responsible for the destruction and mayhem that engulfed the U.S. Capitol and American democracy yesterday. Never in our history has such a baseless attempt to subvert the will of the voters been allowed to fester into violence inside the United States Capitol. Just three days ago, Rep. Boebert publicly announced her intention to carry a handgun into the Capitol in violation of local and federal laws. A woman was killed inside the Capitol, and violent insurrectionists brought their ammunition to the House floor. There were at least two suspected incendiary devices found in D.C. outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee alike. Your sycophantic lack of leadership has endangered Americans. Every member of Congress who helped incite protesters to violence in the People’s House today has forfeited their ability to serve there. You have proven with your actions that you do not respect our democratic institutions, and therefore have no business representing the great state of Colorado in Congress—you must resign immediately.

Over the summer, Black and Brown protestors and activists peacefully demanded justice and an end to systemic and institutional racism. The National Guard was on standby then with a militarized police force who didn’t hesitate to use military tactics against peaceful groups, but when white extremists threatened the very foundation of our democracy, police took selfies with them and literally opened the gate for them. You and other conservative leaders issued exaggerated condemnations of racial justice protesters as being supposedly violent, but yesterday we saw true violence against our democracy play out, as the chickens of your extremism have come home to roost. 

The events of January 6th 2021, which you each incited and directly encouraged, were a blatant assault on our country. Your role in yesterday’s violent failed coup makes you unworthy, and undeserving of the honor of representing Colorado in Congress. You violated the oath of office you took mere days ago—therefore we demand your immediate resignation and an end to your fanning of the flames that caused this attempted coup at once. 

Signed,

State Senator Julie Gonzales 

State Senator Chris Hansen

State Senator Dominick Moreno

State Senator Brittany Pettersen

State Senator Tammy Story

State Senator-Elect, State Representative Sonya Jacquez-Lewis

State Representative Brianna Titone

State Representative Emily Sirota

State Representative Lisa Cutter

State Representative Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

State Representative-Elect Tracey Bernett

Former State Representative Bri Buentello

RTD Director Shontel M. Lewis

Adams County Commission Chair Emma Pinter

Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry

Aurora City Councilmember Alison Coombs

Aurora City Councilmember Allison Hiltz

Aurora City Councilmember Crystal Murillo

Aurora City Councilmember Nicole Johnson

Aurora City Councilmember Juan Marcano

Boulder City Councilmember Aaron Brockett

Boulder City Councilmember Adam Swetlik

Boulder City Councilmember Mirabai Nagle

Boulder City Councilmember Rachel Friend

Broomfield City Councilmember Deven Shaff

Broomfield City Councilmember Heidi Henkel

Broomfield City Councilmember Guyleen Castriotta

Broomfield City Councilmember William Lindstedt 

Denver City Council President Stacie Gilmoree

Denver City Councilmember Amanda Sawyer

Denver City Councilmember Candi CdeBaca

Denver City Councilmember Chris Hinds

Denver School Board Director Tay Anderson

Edgewater City Councilmember Caleb Rountree

Edgewater City Councilmember Michal Rosenoer 

Lafayette Mayor Jamie Harkins

Lakewood City Councilmember Dana Gutwein

Lyons Trustee Hollie Rogin

Superior Town Trustee Tim Howard

Thornton City Councilmember Julia Marvin

Former Littleton City Councilmember Kyle Schlachter

9to5 Colorado

American Federation of Teachers Colorado

Ark Valley Indivisible 

Broomfield CAN

Boulder Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Blue Rising

Citizens for Democracy

Clergy Emergency League, Colorado Chapter

COBALT

COLOR Action Fund

Colorado Doctors for Camp Closure

Colorado AFL-CIO

Colorado People’s Action

Colorado Rising

Colorado WINS

Colorado Working Families Party

Communications Workers of America District 7

Conservation Colorado

D3 Colorado

Democracy Enter Colorado

Denver Creative Industries Alliance

Denver Democratic Socialists of America

Denver Young Democrats

Indivisible CD5

Indivisible CD6

Indivisible CD7

Indivisible Denver

Indivisible Durango

Indivisible Front Range Resistance

Indivisible Grand Junction

Indivisible Highlands Ranch

Indivisible Montrose Colorado

Indivisible Weld & Adams County

Justin Kurth – Colorado State Leader, Stand Up Republic

Mi Familia Vota

New Era Colorado Action Fund

Nita Lynch – Colorado Presidential Elector

Laura Packard

Lorena Garcia

One Broomfield Indivisible

One Colorado

Pike’s Peak Progressives

Frm. State Rep. Polly Baca – Presidential Elector 

ProgressNow Colorado

Project VOYCE 

Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado

Rabbi Deborah Bronstein

Rosemari Ochoa LLC

Ron Ruggiero, President, SEIU Local 105

SEIU Colorado

Susan McFadden – Colorado Presidential Elector

The Resistance 5280

Transformative Leadership for Change

Trish Zornio

UFCW Local 7

United for a New Economy Action

UNITE HERE Local 23

Women’s Lobby of Colorado

Warm Cookies of the Revolution

Youth R.E.P.