Fair Share Action sparks big election victories in Colorado

For embargoed release: November 7, 2018

Media Contact: Mark Morgenstein, markm@publicinterestnetwork.org, (o) 303-573-5556, (c) 678-427-1671


DENVER — Candidates supported by Colorado Fair Share Action declared victory across the Centennial State this Election Day, led by gubernatorial candidate Rep. Jared Polis, U.S. House candidate Jason Crow, state Attorney General candidate Phil Weiser, and a quintet of state Senate aspirants who helped flip the Colorado Senate.

“By electing officials who will stand up for a fair and sustainable economy, voters in the gubernatorial, congressional and state races impacted by Fair Share Action sent a clear message,” said Wendy Wendlandt, Colorado Fair Share Action’s treasurer. “Coloradans want a country where everyone gets their fair share, does their fair share, and pays their fair share; and where everyone plays by the same rules.”

In addition to Polis, Crow, Weiser and the five Colorado state Senate candidates, Colorado Fair Share Action supported seven state House contestants, almost all of whom won their races. Colorado Fair Share Action staff and their allies went out into the field and knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors to drum up votes for these pro-environment candidates.

“Studies have shown that door-to-door, face-to-face programs are the most effective way to turn out voters. We were thrilled to have Fair Share Action running their state of the art field programs in Colorado this election cycle,” said Kelly Byrne, the Colorado state director of America Votes  

Fair Share Action supported several other successful environmentally-friendly candidates across the country, including Anita Earls, who will join the North Carolina Supreme Court, and Anthony Brindisi, who media outlets say won New York’s 22nd congressional district.

With the help of more nearly $600,000 in broadcast, cable and digital ads, as well as phone calls from live callers (rare in 2018, right?), Fair Share Action helped Brindisi withstand a last-weekend flurry of big names who flew to Upstate New York to stump for incumbent Rep. Claudia Tenney.

“Anthony Brindisi, like all the candidates Fair Share Action supported this election cycle, cares about the issues that really affect Americans in 2018 — things such as environmental degradation and public health,” said Wendlandt. “The people of New York’s 22nd congressional district, in Colorado and in all the areas where Fair Share Action helped candidates win should be able to count on their elected officials to represent their interests.”

Fair Share Action stands for an America where everyone gets their fair share, does their fair share, and pays their fair share; and where everyone plays by the same rules.

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