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Colorado

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Colorado is a must-win for Democrats in 2020. While Democratic support has been growing, we need your help making sure that momentum carries through to 2020.

Flipping Sen. Cory Gardner’s Senate seat is the main focus for Colorado during the 2020 election. It’s a key part of helping us get a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Our Targets:

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UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

Sen. Gardner is one of the least popular Senators up for reelection in 2020. Flipping his seat is a necessary step in winning a Senate majority, and one that helps cement Colorado as a Democratic stronghold.

Democrats must win over voters in Fort Collins, Pueblo, and the suburbs of Denver in order to flip Cory Gardner's seat.

What's at stake

Gun Violence Prevention

Colorado gets a C from the Giffords Law Center for state gun laws. In 2017, Colorado was in the top half of states for gun death in the country. Someone is killed with a gun every 12 hours in Colorado.

The state doesn’t require gun owners to hold a license, register their firearms, or report lost or stolen firearms. It also doesn’t have a waiting period for gun purchases, nor does it require firearm dealers to have licenses to sell guns.

By continuing to elect Democrats to all levels of government, Coloradans can keep pushing toward communities free from gun violence.

Environment

Between 1901 and 2016, Western Colorado has seen some of the most significant temperature increases across the southwest U.S.

Colorado is also experiencing record-low mountain snow and rising temperatures, leading to worsening wildfires. The state has also seen a 70% increase in state drilling since 2017.

Without Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate and the White House, we won’t be able to protect Colorado from the effects of climate change.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a prominent issue in the Democratic-controlled Colorado state legislature. It passed three bills in 2019, adding $82 million a year to efforts aimed at providing more affordable housing to Coloradans.