Letters 9.17: Loachamin for Commissioner, and more

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Vote down the ballot

This is a particularly important election year. Like 2020, this election will be quite different. It will mean life and death to many things as we know it. Our way of life is at stake and that includes the environment and racial justice. No matter the outcome of the election results, we will remember this election forever. 

I ask that you go all the way down your ballot and vote on the state and local issues, which are important to your everyday life. 

I ask that you vote Claire Levy and Marta Loachamin for the two Commissioners seats that are open. In District 2, Marta Loachamin is a hard worker who has been involved in the community for over 20 years. She has brought people together which makes us more connected and better prepared to confront changes and adversities. COVID-19 is a crisis and Marta is uniquely poised — with experience supporting families after the economic downturn in 2008 as well as her work as a resiliency specialist after the 2013 flood — to help with recovery work and planning when she is elected to the Board of County Commissioners. 

Her work to uplift cultural brokers and connect experts to local government and organizations will make a significant difference as our local community rebuilds.

Janet Heimer/Boulder

Loachamin for Commissioner

This is a critical time in the governance of Boulder County. We need leaders, who with even less money, can make strategic decisions that strengthen our country and overcome the impact of COVID-19 on education, health, businesses and unemployment. We are lucky to have Marta Loachamin running for Boulder County Commissioner in District 2 because as a business leader, former teacher and equity advocate she has the skills to be strategic on the best way to keep Boulder County strong during the new challenge of the pandemic. And she holds our values of environmental sustainability and housing options for working families that will enable her to balance the current threats to Boulder County with our long-term commitments.

I encourage you to get to know more about Loachamin (marta2020.org) so you share my excitement about local leaders who can make the difference this election cycle. The presidential election and voting for our federal representatives is profoundly important! But leaders in local and state government will make decisions on everything from school quality, to job training, to police accountability. And on the Colorado ballot are key amendments, like Amendment 76, which is being touted as voter protection, but is actually about disenfranchising new voters; or Amendment 62, which the ACLU is opposing, that gives full constitutional rights to fertilized eggs.

Together we can elect leaders that can transform our protests into policies that support an equitable and sustainable future for all.

Kirsten Wilson/Boulder