Lessons from Charlottesville

Lessons from Charlottesville

In the wake of an act of terrorism and hate in Charleston, South Carolina several years ago, President Obama exemplified our nation’s moral compass, condemning the white supremacist who perpetrated the act, calling on all Americans to rise above our past, and famously singing “Amazing Grace” at the memorial service. This weekend, President Trump could not find the words to condemn an act of hate…

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Guest Commentary: David Skaggs – Phil Weiser Will Protect the Rights of Coloradans as Our Attorney General

Guest Commentary: David Skaggs – Phil Weiser Will Protect the Rights of Coloradans as Our Attorney General

In 1999, after I stepped down from Congress, I took my experience to the classroom. That fall, I taught a seminar on separation of powers at the University of Colorado Law School with a (then) young law professor, Phil Weiser. The course offered me a chance to get to know Phil and to reflect on the importance of separation of powers and checks and balances….

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The Important Role of Our AG in Fighting for Equal Rights for Women

The Important Role of Our AG in Fighting for Equal Rights for Women

Our nation’s vision of equal opportunities for all is a core part of my life’s work. To translate that vision into reality, our country needs dedicated leadership committed to equality for all Americans. For me, a role model for such leadership is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose work as a lawyer and as a Supreme Court Justice make her a leader in the battle against…

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My Bubby’s Rugelach

My Bubby’s Rugelach

One of the unexpected benefits of entering the campaign to be Colorado’s Attorney General is the opportunity to reflect on my own journey and what inspires me to serve. At the core of my inspiration to serve is my grandparents’ journey and their story of survival, faith, and renewal. In April, 1945, as World War II was coming to a close, my grandmother gave birth…

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Holding Onto Our Traditions in a Changing World

Holding Onto Our Traditions in a Changing World

Last week, we celebrated July 4th, the anniversary of one of the world’s great experiments in democracy. The Declaration of Independence famously announced “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The American experiment, in other words, established…

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Representing Colorado and Our Clean Energy Future

Representing Colorado and Our Clean Energy  Future

In Colorado, we have our own way of doing things. We are innovative, collaborative, and we care deeply about our land, water, and air. With regard to climate change, we are leaders in protecting our planet for future generations. Guided by Governor John Hickenlooper and the hard work from leaders here in Colorado, we developed the framework that the Obama Administration adopted for regulating methane…

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My Lessons From the Notorious RBG: The Fight for Tolerance and LGBTQ Rights

My Lessons From the Notorious RBG: The Fight for Tolerance and LGBTQ Rights

Last Sunday, I marched with a group of volunteers at Denver’s PrideFest Parade. It was an inspiring show of support for equality. The battle for equality and social justice is a fundamental part of the American experience.  It’s also the path of the law in our country. During my time working for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), I had the privilege of witnessing that path…

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Video: Why I am Running for Colorado Attorney General

Video: Why I am Running for Colorado Attorney General

Watch the video, below: Phil Weiser, candidate for Colorado Attorney General, expresses his personal thoughts on why he is running for attorney general for the state of Colorado. Transcription: Hi, I’m Phil Weiser and I’m running for Attorney General in Colorado because I love our great state and I love this country. Last November, when Donald Trump became our president, all of us had to…

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What Does the State Attorney General Do?

What Does the State Attorney General Do?

It’s hard to explain why the Attorney General’s office matters so much when many people wonder what the AG does in the first place.  Let me take this opportunity to clarify what this office does and why Coloradans need to elect a new AG in 2018. For starters, our AG leads the way when the federal government acts out of step with our best interests…

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Video: Phil Weiser’s Reaction to Comey Testimony

Video: Phil Weiser’s Reaction to Comey Testimony

Phil Weiser, candidate for Colorado Attorney General, reflects upon the testimony of James Comey, former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director, to the U.S. Senate on June 8, 2017. Transcript: What we heard from Jim Comey’s testimony is that our president, Donald Trump, ordered him to layoff from criminal investigation of one of his associates, Michael Flynn. When Comey didn’t do that, he was fired….

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