New York City— Today, Voice for Refuge Action Fund released its endorsements for candidates in Colorado for the upcoming general elections. We are proud to endorse incumbent Governor Jared Polis, Senator Michael Bennet, Representative Joe Neguse, and Representative Jason Crow. We are also pleased to announce endorsement for Adam Frisch for the U.S. House of Representatives Colorado District 3 and David Torres for the U.S. House of Representatives Colorado District 5.
“We need to elect leaders who will uphold America’s legacy of welcome and provide safety to those fleeing persecution, while also supporting newly-arrived refugees and new Americans as they become active members of our communities,” said Voice for Refuge Managing Director Mary Elizabeth Margolis.
“Jared Polis has been a champion for refugee resettlement in the state of Colorado. We look forward to his continued work alongside the Colorado state legislature to advance critical programmatic support for refugees, immigrants, and all other new Americans who call Colorado home.Bennet has been a supporter of refugee resettlement and holds an important Senate seat”
“Both Representatives Neguse and Crow have been champions of refugees and evacuated Afghans in the House of Representatives. We are deeply grateful for their work and look forward to Adam Frisch and David Torres joining them in the Colorado delegation to replace anti-refugee extremists Lauren Boebert and Doug Lamborn respectively.”
This is Voice for Refuge’s second round of endorsements in the 2022 elections, and the third time the 501c(4) organization has endorsed candidates for election. Voice for Refuge Action Fund specifically aims to endorse candidates based upon their stance on refugee issues. See all of our endorsements at www.voiceforrefuge.org/endorsements
Candidates were endorsed based on their answers to questions about their support for refugee resettlement, their work on welcoming refugees and immigrants in their community, and their understanding of policies specific to their potential role as a Federal, State, or Local representative. An individual’s public statements and any applicable past actions were also assessed.
The election is November 8th this year. Early voting in Colorado begins October 24th and all registered voters will have their ballot mailed to them by October 31st.
Voice for Refuge is the first 501(c)4 organization created to advance pro-refugee policies at the national, state, and local level and to hold elected leaders accountable to upholding America’s legacy of welcome. Voice for Refuge is educating the public about the benefits of refugee resettlement, advocating for pro-refugee policies in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, and increasing civic engagement among refugees through non-partisan voter education. Voice for Refuge will also promote the representation of refugees in government by supporting former refugees and pro-refugee candidates running for office.