Yesterday, I won the Democratic primary in House District 1 with an overwhelming 67.6% of the vote. My thanks to the many wonderful people who gave me their support! I’m looking forward to winning in November and to another two years of serving the wonderful constituents of Southwest Denver.
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Hickenlooper signed my Child Loss Awareness Vehicle License Plate into law.
I was so pleased that the ladies from the Rowan Tree Foundation who pushed so hard for this bill to pass were able to come and meet the Governor with me!
Pictured above, from left to right: Front row — Aidan O’Flynn (age 6), Lily Haynes (age 5), and Governor John Hickenlooper; Back row — Corinne O’Flynn, State Representative Jeanne Labuda, Jen Mayes, Jenny Haynes, and Drew Haynes (age 3).
The Colorado Seniors4Kids Kick-Off event will be held tomorrow, May 2nd, at 10:00 am on the West Steps of the State Capitol. Colorado Seniors4Kids brings together Coloradans aged 50 and older in support of policies that benefit children and ensure the well-being of future generations. I invite you to come out and learn more about this great organization.
For those folks in House District 1 who are Wells Fargo or Wachovia customers and are having issues with a residential mortgage, please consider attending this event:
Wells Fargo and Wachovia Home Preservation Workshop
Thursday, May 10th, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Denver Convention Center – Hall D (700 14th Street in downtown Denver)
You will personally meet with a Wells Fargo representative who will confidentially discuss your financial concerns and options. You will also have the opportunity to see if you are eligible for a loan modification under the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program.
You can sign up for this workshop here. Please get your RSVP in by Tuesday, May 8th.
The Colorado Attorney General’s office plans to hold for anyone in House District 1 who is having trouble with a home mortgage this summer. As soon as I have more information on this event, I’ll pass it along to you.
Do you have a heart on your driver’s license? If not, consider adding your name to Colorado’s organ and tissue registry. As of last year, two-thirds of Colorado drivers had elected to become organ, eye, and tissue donors. In fact, our great state has led the nation in registry rates since 2009.
It’s easy to become a donor! Just visit Colorado’s online donor registry, or elect to become a donor when you apply for or renew your driver’s license.
Last Friday, I had the immense honor of meeting with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi at Loretto Heights University, right in the heart of House District 1. A lawyer by training, Ms. Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her work as one of the world’s foremost human rights activists.
If you’re interested in Iran and human rights issues, or if you’re just looking for a good book to add to that summer reading list, I highly recommend Ms. Ebadi’s Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope.
I just want to remind you that my next town hall meeting will be this Saturday, April 21st, at the Bear Valley Public Library at 10:00 am.
I’m very excited about this town hall meeting. Mr. Charlie Brown of the Center for Colorado’s Economic Future and Ms. Carol Hedges of the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute will be present to answer questions about this year’s budget and about the relationship between state policy and the services (such as health care and education) that we all depend on.
I hope you can join me!