“I represent Aurora, which is home to immigrants and refugees from all over the globe, and this is goes against everything we stand for.”
“My effort is going to be working upstream to prevent young kids from entering into the criminal justice system, making sure we have access to quality early childhood education, we have quality schools,”said Fields, a Democrat moving to the state Senate in January after four terms in the state House. “My effort is going to be up front, before someone does something really desperate or violent with a gun.”
“It is an incredible honor to have been invited and asked to participate on this panel with leaders from across the country to discuss how we can continue to move forward on gun violence prevention and saving lives.”
“You gotta be involved,” said Tom Sullivan, whose son, Alex, was killed during the 2012 Aurora theater shooting. “They’re not coming to my couch to talk about this, I can’t make any change from there.”
In October, Carroll for Colorado raised $800,371.48, according to campaign reports, which was about $65,000 more than Coffman raised during the same three months
Both candidates are looking to take over the seat held by Democrat Morgan Carroll, who is term-limited and running for Congress. The diverse district holds a a large minority population that already leans Democratic.
The APS board is scheduled to discuss Johnson’s report at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 2. Pending additional legal counsel, it is unclear what additional prohibitions the board could pursue.
“I have to acknowledge my son Javad,” said Fields, noting that it was a tragedy that propelled her on a political path.