Our Democracy is at Stake

Our Democracy is at Stake

I am running to be Colorado’s Attorney General because our democracy is at risk. For 230 years, the United States of America has provided an example of democratic governance in action.  During that time, our nation has worked hard to meet the ambitions of our Constitution’s preamble, to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the…

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The New Separation of Powers – for Presidents’ Day

The New Separation of Powers – for Presidents’ Day

The dysfunction in today’s political system would be painful for our Founders.  Under our Constitution, Article I governs the legislative branch, which is charged with passing the laws and ensuring that the executive branch (set up under Article II) follows the rule of law and respects our Constitution. Over the course of our nation’s history, our practice has largely followed the model our Founders had…

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“You Have a Republic, As Long As You Can Keep It”

“You Have a Republic, As Long As You Can Keep It”

I often repeat a line that Ben Franklin reportedly said as he left the Constitutional Convention:  “You have a republic, as long as you can keep it.”  I believe that is still the case.  Today, our constitutional project of self-governance is under threat. As Colorado’s next Attorney General, I will fight for our constitutional democracy.  This means taking on the challenge of reforming campaign finance…

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Broadband Internet: Protecting the Future of Colorado’s Rural Communities

Broadband Internet:  Protecting the Future of Colorado’s Rural Communities

For Colorado to thrive in the 21st century, we want to grow our own Einsteins of the future.  Today, that possibility is out of reach for the 77% of those living in rural areas (11% of Colorado’s population) because they lack high-speed—or broadband—Internet connections. Being stuck in the internet slow lane costs these Coloradans job opportunities, hurts businesses, and deprives our communities of education and…

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Our Next Attorney General Must Take Action to Address Colorado’s Opioid Epidemic

Our Next Attorney General Must Take Action to Address Colorado’s Opioid Epidemic

Across our state, the opioid epidemic is destroying lives and ripping families apart.  On average, another Coloradoan dies from an opioid overdose every 17 hours. In 2016, across the whole country, more people died of drug  overdoses–the vast majority of which were from opioids–than American casualties in the Vietnam and Iraq Wars combined.  More and more, Coloradans are becoming dependent on opioids and dying from…

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The Important Role of Our AG in Fighting for Equal Rights for Women – Women’s March 2018

The Important Role of Our AG in Fighting for Equal Rights for Women – Women’s March 2018

Our nation’s vision of equal opportunities for all is a core part of my life’s work. To translate that vision into reality, our country needs dedicated leadership committed to equality for all Americans. For me, a role model for such leadership is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose work as a lawyer and as a Supreme Court Justice make her a leader in the battle against discrimination…

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AG Candidate Phil Weiser Committed to Both Caucus And Petition Ballot Access Process

AG Candidate Phil Weiser Committed to Both Caucus And Petition Ballot Access Process

Phil Weiser, Democratic candidate for Colorado Attorney General, announced that he is committed to seeking his party’s nomination both through the caucus-and-assembly process and through a statewide petition plan. Phil issued the following statement statement explaining his decision to take this “all-of-the-above” approach. “From the very start of this campaign, I have involved and engaged as many Coloradans as possible. Many leaders in our party…

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It’s already been 250 days

It’s already been 250 days

I entered the race for Attorney General 250 days ago, and we’re approaching the halfway mark to the general election. We continue to build support and momentum each and every day across Colorado.  And today is also a milestone because it’s the first day we can collect petition signatures to ensure we are on the ballot. We have events across Colorado where you can sign a…

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The Fight for Equal Justice for All

The Fight for Equal Justice for All

As the state’s top law enforcement officer, the Colorado Attorney General is sworn to uphold the United States and Colorado Constitutions. As your next Attorney General, it will be my job to advance the principles of justice, freedom, equality, and fairness for all. I take this commitment very seriously. Our nation’s vision of equal opportunities for all is a core part of my life’s work….

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Weiser Builds Deep Pueblo Support for His Attorney General Campaign

Weiser Builds Deep Pueblo Support for His Attorney General Campaign

When Phil Weiser kicked off his campaign to be Colorado’s next Attorney General on May 20th, 2017, he did so in Pueblo, Colorado.  Phil explained that both Ken Salazar and JD MacFarlane, the two Democrats elected Colorado Attorney General in the last 70 years, both mentored him and emphasized how important Pueblo is to Colorado.  That’s why Phil opened his campaign in Pueblo and has…

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