Over the years, we in Colorado have learned to work together to solve problems. Our spirit of cooperation–that exists alongside our fierce independence–has forged our way of life. Coloradans have shown time and again how we value hard work over easy fixes, solutions over excuses, and principle over politics. Today, working together means that we are committed to an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming Colorado.

Having travelled all 64 counties, I am very aware that the economic success we experience along the Front Range has not reached all Coloradans. The opioid epidemic, for example, is destroying communities and threatening families. And a historic drought is threatening farmers. Other communities see a lack of economic opportunity for their families because traditional industries have died out and, for many working families, wages that have failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

I am running for Attorney General to represent ALL Coloradans. That is why I am focused on bringing high-speed broadband internet service to all communities, fighting for affordable health insurance, leading on water management, addressing the opioid epidemic, working for economic opportunities, and advocating for high-quality, accessible education for the people of this state.

With broadband Internet technology, parents can gain access to health care, better educational opportunities for their kids, and the promise of economic opportunity to build a better life. But many communities–from Craig to Silverton to Sterling–have been left behind. Now, more than ever, we need leaders committed to working together with and on behalf of all Coloradans to fight for them. If we fail to deliver on that promise, we are going to see people across our state–from Crowley County to Moffat County–leaving the homes where their ancestors lived for generations.

As Attorney General, I will fight back against the federal government’s assault on rural Coloradans’ rights to get health care they can afford, including allowing discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. I will fight to keep Coloradans safe and healthy, to protect our land, air and water, and work for the day when all Coloradans can enjoy equal opportunities, regardless of what they look like, where they come from, or how they worship.

Coloradans are entrepreneurial and our economic progress reflects our ability to create new technologies, build new businesses, and solve important challenge. To help support entrepreneurs across our state, I founded Startup Colorado to provide a network of mentors and support for innovators and entrepreneurs statewide. And to address market concentration, which has made it difficult for some small business owners to innovate, compete, and invest, I worked at the Department of Justice under President Obama to improve our merger review standards.

As your Attorney General, I will also work to improve our system of criminal justice. To do that, I will work with local sheriffs and police departments, judges, and district attorneys in every corner of our state to punish perpetrators of violent crimes, such as sexual assault, sex trafficking, and domestic violence, and also to investigate white collar crimes, which too often go unpunished. I’m honored to have the support of district attorneys, sheriffs, and lawmakers from Craig to Grand Junction to Durango to Pueblo, and I pledge to work together with those who work every day to keep all Coloradans safe.

Our innovative spirit in Colorado led us to take a national leadership role on being smart about criminal justice by legalizing marijuana and ending the use of jail and prison sentences for those using the drug. There is more we can do on the criminal justice reform front, including developing new approaches to sentencing for other non-violent drug users (like those hooked on opioids). Justice should never depend on where you live, the color of your skin, and whether or not you can afford a lawyer. As your Attorney General, I will advance the principles of justice, freedom, equality, and fairness for all. This means addressing long-standing problems such as bias and practices that undermine our commitment to equality, as well as newer problems like the opioid crisis, which is straining communities throughout Colorado and demands alternatives to incarceration.

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I’m committed to doing everything I can as your Attorney General to preserve our way of life for people in the Four Corners and the Western Slope just as I will for the people of the Eastern Plains and Front Range. I’m the only candidate who has made a trip to every one of Colorado’s 64 counties and I will travel around Colorado this summer to learn from citizens and leaders across our great state.

As Colorado’s next AG, I will continue such travels and work hard to keep our communities safe, fight for health care, stand up for economic opportunity for everyone, and protect our land, air, and water. This commitment is how I started my campaign–take a look at this post reflecting on my initial launch–and how I will continue to campaign and lead. Please join us and help support me on this important journey.