8 hours ago
WHY I RUN: #Denver’s #District9 is home to the most contaminated zip code in the country, and our most vulnerable neighborhoods are further harmed by the I-70 expansion and policies that have unthinkingly promoted growth for its own sake. Our people are disproportionately harmed by the negative effects of climate change, industrial and transit pollution, and economic and environmental inequality. I am running because growth and economic development must be inseparable from a commitment to protecting the health of our residents and the sustainability of our earth.
All of our neighborhoods—from downtown to GES to Skyland—should be healthy, livable and connected. We must move our neighborhoods and our city at large away from single-occupancy vehicles and toward walkable, bikeable, fully functional ecosystems, with reliable, cheap and frequent public transportation available for longer journeys and between neighborhoods, not just to and from downtown.
I am running because we need a new leader who acknowledges these realities, who has a vision for a more climate-responsible future, and who will work toward thoughtful solutions, bringing a broad coalition of community voices to the table. As your representative on City Council, I’ll do as I’ve always done: Partner with residents, allies, and advocacy organizations to implement policy solutions around responsible growth and people-centered transit that prioritize environmental protection and environmental justice for our most vulnerable residents.
Please vote for me for #DenverCityCouncil #District9, and return your ballot before June 4!
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