Colorado Values Project Aggregates Progressive Legislative Scorecards

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

With the election season about to kick off, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive organization, launched its annual campaign to provide a one-stop shop for information on members of the Colorado General Assembly as compiled by major issue-specific advocacy groups across Colorado.

“ProgressNow Colorado has aggregated the individual legislator scorecards from One Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Colorado Education Association, Colorado Sierra Club, Women’s Lobby of Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, and Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “The result is a composite Colorado Values Score for each Colorado House and Senate lawmaker.”

“Colorado voters generally don’t choose their representatives based on a single issue, and there is a wealth of information about the voting records of lawmakers compiled by our state’s advocacy groups focused on education, individual rights, the environment and other subjects relevant to Colorado,” said Silverii. “With the Colorado Values Project score, voters can evaluate at a glance the qualifications of every member of the Colorado General Assembly.”

“We encourage voters to dig deeper into the issues behind the Colorado Values Score,” said Silverii. “At ColoradoValues.org, voters will find links to the issue-specific scorecards that our partners compiled with detailed breakdowns of the issues and votes. This election, we want every Colorado voter to have the information they need to decide with confidence. The state legislature is where many of the laws most relevant to our daily lives are debated and passed. For Colorado progressives, knowledge is power.”

3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. mamajama55 says:

    Cute…I think PCN should make little flower or pinwheel desk ornaments for these legislators, based on the graphics PCN created. Pop and Junior Neville  would each have like one petal on their scrawny flowers, while most of the Dems would have lush, multicolored blooms.

    Lori Saine’s and Vicki Marble’s ornaments would look dead and shriveled. Sonnenberg’s would be lopsided.

    Perhaps some middle school art class will oblige.

  2. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    For a common sense conservative like me, Silverii assumes far too much. He seems to think that every voter shares his left wing values right down the line. 

    For public lands and the environment, Conservation Colorado's scorecard is the only one that matters.

    I am sympathetic to issues espoused by NARAL and Planned Parenthood. As an aside, I write a couple of mid-two figures checks each year to PP’s national action fund. But as long as at least one house stays in Dem hands, one can rest easy on those issues.

    • DENependent says:

      For voters who haven taken different issue combinations off the political salad bar this sort of analysis is not very useful.

      A lot of people probably do take a pretty standard selection with only one or two exceptions. In such cases a quick graphical representation may be useful. Though it would be more helpful if there were similar ratings based on the positions of primary or general election competitors. Some voters will be faced with a hard choice if they do not have a clear D vs. R preference.

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