Jared Polis for Governor

One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families, has endorsed Jared Polis to be the next Governor of Colorado. Daniel Ramos, the organization’s Executive Director, released the following statement regarding this announcement:

“Jared Polis has led the charge in the fight for LGBTQ equality in the halls of Capitol Hill. During his first term as a Congressman, Jared led the passage of a ground-breaking LGBTQ-inclusive hate crime law, which closed gaps by making crimes committed based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity a hate crime. Throughout his career, he has sponsored bills that would mirror Colorado’s nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Coloradans, like the Equality Act which would protect Americans from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect all students, including LGBTQ students, from bullying and harassment in their schools. Jared has represented the Colorado values of freedom and equality for all in Washington, and I know as Governor, Jared will be a pro-equality champion who will work to continue Colorado’s progress towards being a more fair and just state for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.”

“From his background as a businessman who created good-paying jobs, to his leadership on issues LGBTQ Coloradans care about like health care access and keeping families together, Jared has a proven record of turning bold ideas into action. I know he will make a great Governor, and from now until November, One Colorado will work to elect pro-equality candidates like Jared on Election Day.”

One Colorado will be announcing its endorsements for state senate and state house next week.