Day of Action in Montrose: Saturday, August 25th!

Guinn Unger, Democratic candidate for the 6th Senate District in Colorado, will be in Montrose this coming Saturday, August 25, with volunteers from Montrose and all over the district, to knock on doors, meet with voters, and later that evening attend the Annual Montrose County Democratic BBQ at Friendship Hall.

Nothing motivates voters more than hearing from their neighbors, and while we’ve got a great group of dedicated volunteers to knock doors with Guinn, we are hoping that you will join us to help get the word out about his campaign! 

Our schedule for Saturday will be as follows:

11-12 a.m.: Volunteers and the campaign team will meet in downtown Montrose in front of The Vine Market at 347 E Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401.  This will be an opportunity for you to meet Guinn, get up to speed on our core issues and canvassing, and head out to start talking to voters.

2-3 p.m.: We’ll reconvene in downtown Montrose (location TBD) to share stories of the canvassing effort, talk about the issues most important to voters, and discuss Guinn’s campaign and his goals for our district.

5. p.m.: Guinn will be attending the 2018 Annual Montrose Democratic BBQ, at Friendship Hall at 1001 N. Second Street.  This is an opportunity to speak with not just Guinn, but other Democrats running for key offices in our district.  Information regarding the event, and how you can get tickets: http://montrosedemocrats.org/bbq-2018/

Politics starts at the local level, and our goal is to connect with as many voters, and folks who want to volunteer, as possible.  If you are in the Montrose area, or can be in the area Saturday, please send an email to campaign manager Corey Preston at ungercampaignmanager@gmail.com, or just give him a call at: 970-903-6788.

We will send more updates over the course of the week as we finalize details.  Whether it’s to volunteer and join us in reaching out to critical voters, or just to stop by and say hello – and talk to Guinn and our team about the key issues we’re fighting for – we would love to see you!

🎓 The AFT Endorsed Guinn!

I am honored to have received this important endorsement. Every child deserves access to quality public education from teachers who have the tools to help them succeed. The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that work with preschools, K-12 schools, hospitals, colleges and universities in our communities.

Last year, Colorado Senate Republicans introduced a bill to prohibit teachers from striking, making it so teachers would face firing, fines and even jail time for exercising their First Amendment Rights.

Join Our Grassroots Campaign!

If you’re an educator in Colorado—I am with you in this fight. We have a lot of work when it comes to teacher recruitment and retention in this state. When elected to the Colorado Senate, I will advocate for better pay for teachers and more funding for our rural schools.

From the start, my campaign has been fueled by grassroots support and contributions. Will you make a contribution to my campaign to help us keep fighting for teachers throughout Colorado?

If you can’t volunteer or donate will you help us spread awareness by forwarding this email to your friends?

Senate Dist. 6 includes La Plata County, Archuleta County, Montezuma County, Montrose County, Ouray County, Dolores County, San Juan and San Miguel Counties.

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Colorado Senate Republicans Want to Reverse Action on Climate Change.

The wildfires engulfing Colorado are a powerful reminder of the consequences if we fail to act against climate change.

Across the U.S., state legislatures are passing laws to take action on climate change, but Colorado Senate Republicans are doing the opposite. In fact, just earlier this year, Senate Republicans put forward a bill to repeal Colorado’s wildly popular tax credits for electric vehicles.

My Opponent Votes Against Climate Change Action.

During his time on the Colorado Senate, my opponent Don Coram voted against:

  • Legislation that would have reduced carbon emissions at the state level;
  • Legislation that would have given local governments the right to make decisions about oil and gas operations in their own communities;
  • And the electric vehicle credit that helps consumers save money on fuel.

Help Us Take Action on Climate Change.

In 2017, I ran for and won a seat on the La Plata Electric Association board because I wanted to explore new ways to bring renewable energy to Southwest Colorado.

When elected to the Colorado Senate, I will continue to be an advocate for clean air and water, encouraging companies to produce oil and gas in ways that do not harm the environment.

If you would like to help my campaign succeed in November, you can:

  • Volunteer to help spread the word about my campaign and how we can take action on climate change at the state level.
  • Donate to help my campaign flip Colorado Senate District 6.
  • Share this message and like our Facebook

Democrats flipped seats in Alabama and Pennsylvania, and we will flip Colorado Senate Dist. 6!

Senate Dist. 6 includes La Plata County, Archuleta County, Montezuma County, Montrose County, Ouray County, Dolores County, San Juan County and San Miguel County.

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Colorado’s School Funding Shortages Hurt Rural Students the Most.

Earlier this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado’s $898 million school funding shortages hurt rural Colorado much more than the Front Range. To give our kids better opportunities when they graduate, we need to strengthen our rural schools here in Southwest Colorado.

More Education Means Higher Wages…

Employers know they can invest millions in equipment and facilities, but without an educated workforce, they aren’t going to thrive. That’s why they locate to areas where there are skilled, trained workers. When businesses hire from a talented pool of candidates at all levels, they are more competitive and productive.

…But First, We Need to Strengthen Our Rural Schools.

It all begins with strengthening our public rural schools. Last year, the Colorado General Assembly set aside $150 million for schools, and that was a great first step, but we still have a lot of work to do.

One of the most critical areas is teacher recruitment and retaining. As many as 3,000 new teachers are needed to fill existing slots in Colorado. Meanwhile, enrollment in teacher preparation programs remains flat. When one-third of our teachers are 55 and older, and about to retire, we need to accelerate efforts to solve this problem in the upcoming years.

We Need More Rural Democrats in the Colorado General Assembly.

When I’m elected to the Colorado Senate, I will always stand up for our rural students. If you also want to see change in our rural schools, please volunteer to knock on doors and make phone calls for my campaign, or contribute to help our campaign keep going. We need your help to flip Senate Dist. 6.

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Senate Dist. 6 includes La Plata County, Archuleta County, Montezuma County, Montrose County, Ouray County, Dolores County, San Juan County and San Miguel County.

Women’s Reproductive Rights are at Risk.

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: President Donald Trump has nominated conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. When he is confirmed, the Supreme Court will become more conservative in the years to come.

That means reproductive rights are at risk.

Trump has long vowed to appoint justices who will reverse Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights will be decided by state legislatures.

States with Republican-controlled legislatures will likely see reproductive freedoms ended completely, forcing women to have dangerous, illegal procedures that could cost them their lives.

We don’t want that to happen in Colorado.

With the very real possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned, we can’t sit back and say, “that will never happen here.” We need to take action to protect reproductive rights now.

How to Protect Reproductive Rights in Colorado? Take a Page from Massachusetts.

In the wake of Kavanaugh’s nomination, the Democratic-controlled Massachusetts legislature is moving to enact state laws that will protect reproductive rights.

We can do the same in Colorado, but there’s a big problem: Republicans are in control of the Colorado State Senate. And as long as they retain control of the Senate, reproductive rights are at risk.

We Urgently Need Your Help to Protect Reproductive Rights in Colorado.

When Democrats have the majority in the Senate, we can pass laws to protect reproductive rights here in Colorado. If you’re passionate about reproductive justice, here’s how you can help:

  • Volunteer for my campaign. You’ll knock on doors, make phone calls and help spread the word about why this race is so important.
  • Contribute $25, $50 or $100 to help my campaign spread the word.
  • Share this message with your friends.

If Democrats could flip seats in Alabama and Pennsylvania, we can flip Colorado Senate Dist. 6.

Senate Dist. 6 includes La Plata County, Archuleta County, Montezuma County, Montrose County, Ouray County, Dolores County, San Juan and San Miguel Counties.