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Register to vote. Traditionally whichever candidate wins the 11 big counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo, and Weld) will win the election.

The Governor's race in 2014 was decided by less than 68,500 votes.

54.5 % Voter Turnout in 2014 Election

You decide between: ‘Choice’ (i.e. you vote) or ‘Chance’ (i.e. you let someone else be your voice).

Spread the Word

Build relationships and spread the word by becoming a neighborhood organizer. Our surrounding neighborhoods are at risk. Why in the world would you want to sit by and watch Colorado become the ugly twin sister of California? The entire state of California is a bright, shining example of everything that is wrong with America.

Facts About California:

The following are 55 reasons why California is the worst state in America…

  • One survey of business executives has ranked California as the worst state in America to do business for 8 years in a row.

  • In 2011, the state of California ranked 50th out of all 50 states in new business creation.

  • According to one recent study, California is the worst-governed state in the entire country.

  • Thanks to Proposition 30, California now boasts the highest state income tax rate in the nation.

  • Even though California just raised taxes dramatically on the wealthy, state revenues are falling like a rock. State revenue for November 2012 was 10.8 percent below projections.

  • California has the highest sales tax rate in the United States.
  • California has the 8th highest corporate income tax rate in the country.

  • California has the highest “minimum corporate tax” in the country. Each corporation must pay at least $800 to the state even if a corporation does not make a single dollar of profit.

  • California is tied with New York for the highest gasoline tax rate in the country.

  • California is the only state in America that taxes carbon emissions.

  • The state of California issues some of the most expensive traffic tickets in the nation. This is another form of taxation.

  • As of October, only Nevada and Rhode Island had higher unemployment rates than California.

  • The unemployment rate in California is more than 20 percent higher than the overall unemployment rate for the rest of the nation.

  • The state of California requires licenses for 177 different occupations (the most in the nation). The national average is only 92.

  • California teachers are the highest paid in the nation, but California students rank 48th in math and 49th in reading.

  • California accounts for 12 percent of the U.S. population, but a whopping 33 percent of Americans that receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) live there.

  • Only the state of Illinois has a lower bond rating than the state of California does.

  • Including unfunded pension liabilities, the state of California has more than twice as much debt as any other state does.

  • Average pay for California state workers has risen by more than 100 percent since 2005. That is good news for those state employees, but it is bad news for the taxpayers that have to pay their salaries.

  • More than 5,000 California state troopers made more than $100,000 last year.

  • One highway patrol officer ended up bringing home almost $484,000 in 2011.

  • One state psychiatrist in California was paid $822,000 in 2011.

  • Since 2007, the number of children living in poverty in the state of California has increased by 30 percent.

  • Sadly, an astounding 60 percent of all students attending California public schools now qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches.

  • The American Tort Reform Association has ranked the state of California as the worst “judicial hellhole” in America.

  • Businesses all over the state of California are being absolutely suffocated to death by ridiculous regulations.

  • According to the Milken Institute, operating costs for California businesses are 23 percent higher than the national average.

  • According to CNN, the state of California had the worst “small business failure rate” in America in 2010. It was 69 percent higher than the national average.

  • The number of people unemployed in the state of California is roughly equivalent to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

  • Residential customers in California pay about 29 percent more for electricity than the national average.

  • So many poor people and illegal aliens have taken advantage of the “free” healthcare at emergency rooms that many of them have been forced to shut down in California. As a result, the state of California now ranks dead last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million people.

  • Political correctness is totally out of control in California.

  • One California town is actually considering making it illegal to smoke in your own backyard.

  • The traffic around the big cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento) is horrific.

  • The rampant gang activity in the state gets even worse with each passing year.

  • Crime continues to rise all over the state.

  • Just recently, the city attorney of San Bernardino, California told citizens to “lock their doors and load their guns” because there is not enough money to pay for adequate police protection any longer.

  • The murder rate in San Bernardino is up 50 percent this year.

  • In Oakland, burglaries are up 43 percent so far this year.

  • Today, Oakland is considered the 5th most violent city in the United States.

  • There have been more than 250 gold chain robberies in Stockton, California just since the month of April.

  • In Stockton, the police budget cuts got so bad that the police union put up a billboard at one point with the following message: “Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops.”

  • Their Governor, Jerry Brown and the insane Democrat controlled California state legislature.

  • Legislative Session

    New Bills Changing Colorado

    Please, look closely at all proposed Bills. Not participating in the public hearings, on these will help them pass.

    *TABOR “ Taxpayer Bill of Rights added to the Colorado Constitution in 1992. Places a limit on the growth of government and subjects all tax increases to a vote of the people (unless otherwise specified)

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    VOTE No on Proposition 112

    Clean Energy for Colorado

    Passage of Proposition 112 will eliminate over $26 billion annualy in the state GDP, more thatn $1billion in tax revenue and over 147,800 jobs across All sectors in Colorado.

    Clean Air & A Healty Colorado

    Camping should be in the High Country not on the streets of Colorado.

    Denver recently banned camping on public property due to health and safety concerns, and that doesn’t sit well with everyone.A push is on to allow homeless people to camp in Denver city parks and on the 16th Street Mall. Supporters are trying to get an initiative they’re calling The Right to Survive on the ballot.

    Homelessness should not be a way of life

    Higher taxes and lower wages force families out of thier homes

    The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice found in a recent study; The most commonly reported reason homeless inmates came to Colorado was “to get away  from a problem” (44.2%).  The third most prevalent reason was marijuana  (35.1%) The most common  reason for non‐homeless inmates to move to Colorado was friends (37.8%), family (37.8%), and  employment (32.4%) Higher taxes and lower wages contribute to the problem.

    We must Grow Local Business

    And afford to keep a staff.

    Local businesses are the real pillars of a prosperous, sustainable economy for Colorado. A growing body of evidence suggests that every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two to four times more economic benefit—measured in income, wealth, jobs, and tax revenue—than a dollar spent at a globally owned business.

    Single Payer HealthCare

    The problem with single-payer? Eventually, you run out of other people’s money.

    Free health care is a potent rallying cry for progressives. But eventually, single-payer’s champions will run out of other people’s money and will force taxes to rise to the point of no return.Doubling the amount of money the federal government collects in individual and corporate income taxes would not be enough to cover that tab.In dollar terms, the plan envisions $385 billion in cuts to doctors and hospitals and $61 billion in cuts to drug makers in the first year.

    Is Common Core Working?

    Common Core is a farce

    In many locations, students of color and students living in poverty still have extraordinarily low achievement, yet taxpayers continue to fund our schools in Colorado.In fourth-grade math, only 11 percent of African American students in Atlanta reached proficiency. In Fresno, California, only 7 percent of low-income eighth-graders can read at grade level.

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