What Joe’s Fighting For

Joe’s parents immigrated to the United States from a war-torn country in East-Africa, drawn here by America’s promise and the opportunity to live the American Dream. But that dream is under assault now as never before. That’s why Joe is running for Congress – to push back against the Trump Administration, fight for real change in Washington D.C., and give everyone the chance to pursue the American Dream. Joe will fight to expand opportunities for all Coloradans and protect our fundamental rights as Americans, including, among many others:

  • The right to breathe clean air and drink clean water, which means combatting climate change by significantly increasing investments in renewable energy, eliminating subsidies for fossil-fuel companies, repealing the Federal “Halliburton-loophole” for natural gas development, and supporting the incredible Federal research labs throughout our district;
  • The right to quality health-care, which means opposing efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and fighting for a national Medicare-For-All healthcare system;
  • The right to participate in our economy, by fighting for fair wage policies such as the Paycheck Fairness Act and Raise the Wage legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15, as well as making public higher education more affordable for all Coloradans;
  • The right to not be discriminated against because of who you are, where you’re from, or whom you love, which means protecting women’s reproductive rights, including supporting the EACH Woman Act of 2017 that protects a woman’s right to choose, fighting for immigration reform, and championing legislation to protect all Americans from discrimination (such as the Equality Act);
  • The right to be safe from violence in our communities, by fighting for sensible gun-control measures, such as closing the Federal “gun show loophole,” supporting an assault-weapons ban, and opposing concealed-carry “reciprocity” legislation;
  • The right to participate in our democracy, which means overturning the disastrous Citizens United decision, fighting for Automatic Voter Registration, reforming the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission, and protecting our sacred right to vote; and
  • The right to enjoy our treasured public lands, which means fighting against privatization and oil-and-gas development efforts on Federal public lands and continuing Congressman Polis’ efforts to protect open space in our district (such as the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act) and across Colorado, including protecting national monuments like Bears Ears and Browns Canyon;

Put simply, Joe is running for Congress because now, more than ever, we need a new generation of leaders who will push for bold solutions to our most pressing problems, and not accept the status quo.  If elected, Joe will be a passionate advocate for protecting our rights and will fight each and every day for the people of the 2nd Congressional District.