You Did It — You Kept Colorado Pink!
By Sarah Taylor-Nanista | Nov. 6, 2020, 8:16 p.m.
Coloradans showed up in record numbers to stand up for reproductive rights and abortion care access. Our pink power swept across the state and we elected champions who will fight to ensure Colorado remains a safe haven for abortion care. We defeated a harmful abortion ban, and we held former elected officials accountable for their votes and actions.
These victories are in large part due to YOU! You made calls, sent texts, wrote handwritten postcards, and spent the last four years using your voice to speak up for your values and rights. I’m so grateful to each and every one of you for your passion and commitment to Planned Parenthood. The results of your hard work are astounding and show the true power of the PPVC community.
Because of your hard work, we had incredible victories!
Colorado had an unprecedented turnout this election cycle with 87% of Coloradans casting a ballot. 91% of PPVC-endorsed candidates won their General Election races. We elected the first Muslim to the Colorado State Legislature and the first Liberian American to a state legislature in the country. PPVC-endorsed candidates flipped a State House and State Senate seat to pro-reproductive rights champions. Colorado also flipped a U.S. Senate seat to a pro-reproductive rights champion. And paid family leave passed, making Colorado the first state in the country to pass a paid state family leave program by popular vote.
Congratulations to all our endorsed candidates. Thank you for using your platforms this election cycle to stand up for the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care. We are thrilled for your win and look forward to working closely with you!
We are also proud to share that Proposition 115 was defeated by a margin of 18 points. It is because of your work that Colorado remains a safe haven for abortion care. You said it loud and clear: every pregnant person should be able to make the best health care decision for their unique circumstances, without political interference.
But our work doesn’t stop here. We need you now more than ever as we transition our focus to the 2021 legislative session, where we will be leading on two proactive bills to expand reproductive health care across our state. We’ll have lots of opportunities coming up to support our efforts and to learn more about our legislative priorities, so we hope we can count on you to continue to stand by our side.
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