Blue, Red or Purple
Colorado is not blue or red, it’s purple. In the United States Congress, Michael Bennett is our Democratic Senator, and Cory Gardner is our Republican Senator. Of our seven representatives to the United States House of Representatives, four are Republican and three are Democrat. But the even split exists not only in our Federal delegation, but in our Colorado General Assembly also. Our state house is controlled by Democrats, but our state senate is controlled by Republicans. Legislation approved by both the house and senate ultimately crosses the desk of our state executive, Governor John Hickenlooper, before becoming law.
At Civic Syrup, we’ll keep you up-to-date on Colorado state politics, including response to Federal policy changes, and provide you with a menu of action steps with options to fit any level of commitment and resources. One week, you might make a 2 minute phone call to an elected official. Another week, you might spend a day volunteering with a non-profit. Another, you might write a check to an advocacy group.
No matter what actions you take, you’ll be current on factual news from reliable sources and have an accurate picture of what is happening in the state of Colorado. Thank you for joining Civic Syrup and taking one of many steps toward a more engaged democracy.