Build a climateresilient Colorado

Daily Camera     Guest commentary By Judy Amabile It was an incredible gift to be a kid in Colorado. I recently reconnected with an acquaintance from high school, and it brought back many great memories. Growing up on the Western Slope, we skied, hiked and biked, and still do. In fact, my childhood passion for the outdoors led me to make a living in the outdoor industry. Colorado’s wild places …

Feminism and harassment

This is a copy of Judy’s editorial to the Daily Camera posted on January 25, 2018 but still relevant today. Charlie Danaher’s Daily Camera essay about feminism’s role in the recent flood of sexual harassment claims was interesting, to say the least. He suggests that there has been an increase in the amount of sexual harassment women have experienced between the 1940s and now. He goes on to suggest that this alleged …

Building Momentum

I’m excited to share endorsements by Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General; Michael Dougherty, Boulder County District Attorney; Lesley Smith, CU Board of Regents; and Rollie Heath, former Speaker of the Colorado State Senate. The support of these and other Colorado leaders gives us momentum for the next phase of our campaign. Read our press release to learn more…. Click to read the full enews with all the up coming events.

Phil Weiser endorses Judy

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser Endorses Judy Amabile for Colorado House District 13 October 28, 2019 —  Momentum for Judy Amabile continues to build as the campaign announces an endorsement by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser.  Weiser, who was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Obama Department of Justice, released this statement: “Judy Amabile has the experience, intellect, compassion, and values we need in the Colorado House of Representatives. She …

Resilience for a Warmer Climate

  I agree we need big, structural changes to address the climate crisis. Regulating the fossil fuel industry, revolutionizing transportation, and shifting away from wasteful construction practices; these are some of the ways to slow the toxic warming of our planet. We need to pursue innovation and dramatic action at every level – worldwide, nationwide, statewide and in our communities.   At the same time, I believe Colorado is looking …

Why I’m Voting Yes on Proposition CC

Your November ballot will include Proposition CC: Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges, and transit, within a balanced budget, may the state keep and spend all the revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019, but is not currently allowed to keep and spend under Colorado law, with an annual independent audit to show how the retained revenues are spent? A Prop …

Better Mental Health Resources + New Endorsements for Judy

NEW ENDORSERS FOR JUDY! Rollie Heath, Stan Garnett, Andrew Shoemaker, and more . . .  The reason I’m passionate about improving mental health resources in Colorado is personal for me. My son has a serious mental illness that started in his teenage years. I’ve learned firsthand how terribly difficult it is to get effective mental health care in my own community. Through this journey, I’ve seen what can happen to families …

Honoring the Call of Freedom

I happened to find a photo from the Denver Post Archives of three smiling Vietnamese refugees at work at the Aspen Meadows kitchen: Si Quoc Ngo, Vinh Cam Hua, and Cung Lien Me. In 1978 my mother, Ann Amabile, decided to help with the refugee crisis created by the war in Vietnam. After the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, 130,000 Vietnamese fled their homeland by boat or foot and landed in …

REMINDER: Postcard Party to Stop the Recalls

Join us for a Postcard Party This Saturday, August 31 | 12 – 2 pm Southern Sun Pub & Brewery 627 South Broadway, Boulder GOP extremists in Colorado are trying to use low-turnout special elections to defeat elected Democrats and override the blue wave. Republicans have filed paperwork to recall Democratic Senate President Leroy Garcia. Senator Garcia just won his election in 2018 by 48 points (25,000 more votes than his opponent). We need …