By Daniel Ramos, Executive Director, One Colorado
The day after the election in 2016, I sent you an email to unpack what had happened. The election of President Trump, and the fact that we didn’t win a pro-equality majority in the state Senate, left all of us feeling scared, but also resolute to never stop fighting for a fair and just state.
Last night, our hard work paid off. Thanks to you and your support, Colorado made history. We elected Jared Polis – the nation’s first openly gay man to be elected governor. We elected a pro-equality attorney general in Phil Weiser. We increased our pro-equality majority in the state House, and we won a pro-equality majority in the state Senate.
Simply put, last night’s election results in Colorado are unprecedented and historic.
But victories don’t come without hard work. Thanks to you and your support, One Colorado and its vast network of volunteers were able to put in the time and effort to help make last night happen.
All I have left to say is thank you. Thank you for never giving up. It speaks volumes how far Colorado has come in just 26 years. In 1992, Colorado was known as the hate state when it passed Amendment 2. Today, in 2018 – we have elected our first openly gay governor and pro-equality majorities in the state House and Senate.
I am so proud of our state, and I can’t wait to see what kind of work we can accomplish together to ensure Colorado continues to move forward as a fair and just state for all.
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