The goal of this petition is to replace Gov Hickenlooper in the upcoming Democratic primary for the reasons stated below:
Whereas Gov John Hickenlooper supports the privatization and addition of toll lanes to Colorado public highways including US 36 from Denver to Boulder, I-70 in downtown Denver and throughoutt the mountains to Vail, C-470, and I-25 from Denver to Ft Collins;
Whereas Gov Hickenlooper supports the right of foreign toll road consortiums to ensnare the people of Colorado in a spider's web of corrupt tolls and fees that take away our liberty to travel freely;
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Whereas the campaign of Gov Hickenlooper and the National Governor's Associations have accepted vast sums of money from foreign toll road firms to betray the people of Colorado by ceding our public highways to foreign shareholders;
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman is a fifth generation Coloradan from the northeastern agricultural community of Wray, Colorado who cares about the people of Colorado and a strong economy based on clean air and healthy lands;
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman has been recognized by the White House of the United States of America as a "Champion of Change" who is Winning the Future Across America.
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman throughout his adult life has been active in the rural development initiatives both nationally and internationally that have enhanced the economy, the environment and the quality of life of folks in Colorado rural areas and in Africa.
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman serves on the National Steering Committee for "25x'25" and was a founding member of the alliance; is also a founding board member of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Shadowcliff, a Colorado non-profit focused on environmental education that encourages people to reconnect with the natural world; is a co-founder of the Colorado Farm2Cafeteria workgroup and led the fundraising efforts in the fall of 2010 for Operation Free NASCAR outreach campaign.
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman is strong supporter of OPERATION FREE, a coalition of veterans and national security experts who recognize climate change and energy dependency pose serious threats to US national security. Operation Free believes it is our duty to protect America by advocating for clean, domestic energy production.
Operation Free advocates for policies at all levels of government that:
- *** Reduce America’s single source oil dependence
- *** Fight climate disruption
- *** Make us more competitive
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman over the past six years has spoken nationally and internationally on issues related to rural development, local food systems, sustainability and energy.
Whereas our new Governor Michael Bowman will keep Colorado highways public and free and belonging to the people of Colorado;
We the people of Colorado hereby call for the immediate recall of Governor John Hickenlooper and the hiring of our new Governor Michael Bowman who will proudly and honorably serve the people of Colorado.
*** This petition is brought to you by the Friends of Colorado and the Committee to draft Michael Bowman as Governor of Colorado
Click here to Learn More about Colorado privatization of US 36. 50 year contract will be signed next week.