Jared Polis on Principles & Values



The rise in hate in all forms is unacceptable in Colorado

The rise in antisemitism, Islamophobia, and hate in all forms is unacceptable in Colorado. Colorado is a state that welcomes everyone--no matter your country, your background, where you worship, or who you love. Every single person has the right to feel safe at home, in their communities, and at their places of worship. So, we called on this body to help protect nonprofit organizations and religious institutions, like temples and mosques, that are facing a heightened risk of targeted violence.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature , Jan 11, 2024

We may not agree on every issue, but we disagree better

It also means continuing to listen to one another and having the tough conversations around the issues that matter most. This is what the Disagree Better initiative is all about. As Vice Chair of the National Governors Association, I've worked alongside the Chair, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on this effort. It's not about agreeing on every issue, for instance Governor Cox and I can't agree on which state has better skiing, even though it's obviously Colorado, but it's about how we can disagree better.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature , Jan 11, 2024

Colorado is unique; we always have been

Colorado is unique, we always have been. We are a state that just this year voted to cut the income tax again while legalizing mushrooms. Our state might be shaped like a square but the political pundits can't put us in a box, so they label us whatever one color they see -- red, blue, purple. I see a harmonious rainbow of colorful opinions that make up our state of pragmatic westerners.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature , Jan 17, 2023

Embracing the outdoors part of the Colorado Way of Life

Embracing the outdoors--being able to get away from the trials and tribulations of the daily grind--has always been a big part of the Colorado Way of Life. And when the crisis struck these vast public lands became our escape--a much-needed retreat where we could go to feel normal again. To be free. Our public lands are a treasure we must never take for granted, and always work to nurture and protect.

To quote my favorite Star Trek Captain, Jean-Luc Picard: "Things are only impossible until they are not." If the problems we face now were ever intractable, today they are not. If, at some point in the past, we lacked the means or the will to tackle them, today we do not.

Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature , Feb 17, 2021

Finding common ground part of Colorado Way of Life

Our state's breathtaking natural beauty, our strong economy, and our forward-thinking society make Colorado the envy of the nation and attract people from all over the globe who want to visit us or move here to live the Colorado Way of Life. That doesn't happen by accident. It happens because for decades, Coloradans from across the continental divide and the political divide have worked together in good faith to find common ground, protect what keeps Colorado special, and build a better state.
Source: 2020 Colorado State of the State address , Jan 9, 2020

Question Trump on Emoluments clause.

Polis signed questioning Trump on Emoluments clause

Excerpts from Letter from 17 Senators to Trump Organization: The Trump Organization`s continuing financial relationship with President Trump raises concerns about whether it is a pass-through for income that violates the Constitution`s two Emoluments Clauses: Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 on foreign Emoluments; and Article II, Clause 7 on domestic Emoluments. Please answer the following questions to help Congress understand:

Legal Analysis: (Cato Institute, `Emoluments Clause vs. Trump Empire,` 11/29/16): The wording of the Emoluments clause points one way to resolution: Congress can give consent, as it did in the early years of the Republic to presents received by Ben Franklin. It can decide what it is willing to live with in the way of Trump conflicts. If it misjudges public opinion, it will pay a political price at the next election.

FOIA argument: (ACLU Center for Democracy, `FOIA Request,` 1/19/17): We filed our first Freedom of Information Act request of the Trump Era, seeking documents relating President Trump`s conflicts of interest relating to his business connections. When Trump took the oath of office, he didn`t take the steps necessary to ensure that he and his family`s business interests comply with the Constitution. Some have even argued that upon taking the oath of office, the new president is already violating the Emoluments Clause.

Source: Letter from 17 Senators 17LTR-EMOL on May 18, 2017

Endorsed Endorsed by Bernie Sanders/Our Revolution.

Polis is endorsed by Bernie Sanders/Our Revolution endorsement list

Endorsements by Bernie Sanders' group, "Our Revolution," implying support of a progressive agenda and "organizing to win." OR`s self-description: `Bernie Sanders launched Our Revolution--America`s leading grassroots-funded progressive political organizing group--to empower everyday Americans to stand up to the corporate interests that seek to manipulate our government for personal gain.`

Source: Ballotpedia 2016-2022 endorsement list 2022-OR on Jan 1, 2022

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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