Rep. Mike Coffman should be representing us, but he has chosen to side with some of the most harmful policies put forward by this administration, despite the majority of folks in our district rejecting those dangerous ideas.
With our members of Congress on recess, it is more important than ever that we continue to make our voices heard. On “Meet Mike Mondays”, drop by during his public office hours, tell your story and deliver letters to his staff (not Rep. Coffman himself). Outside of his office we’ll be sharing stories and examples of his rubber-stamp behavior, including:
– voted for HR 2213, a bill that would enable and expand the deportation force of this administration by weakening hiring standards at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
– voted for HR 3003, an anti-immigrant bill designed to punish cities with community trust policies in place in order to boost indiscriminate mass deportation plans of this administration
– hasn’t spoken out about against United States withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
– voted for H.J. Res. 38, which would repeal a standard designed to prevent companies from dumping mine waste into waterways. These practices destroy mountain streams, increase pollution, and pose public health risks for thousands Americans living downstream from mining sites.
– voted for H.J. Res. 36, which would have repealed standards requiring energy companies to limit waste and pollution.
– voted for HR 10, a bill that would undo significant parts of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Financial Protection Act passed after the 2008 financial crisis
– voted for H.R. 1180, a bill that weakens the rights of hard-working Americans to earn overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week. It would allow employers to exchange overtime pay for a later promise of time off, but no guarantee that it could be taken when it is needed.
– voted for H.R. 7, a bill that would increase health risks to women by making it more difficult to access a safe abortion with Medicaid or private health insurance, even if it were recommended by a doctor.
– voted for H.J. Res. 40, which would repeal a standard designed to keep guns out of the hands of people suffering from severe mental illness.
– voted for H.J. Res. 41, which repeals common-sense standards that require U.S. energy companies to disclose any payments to foreign governments. These standards deter corrupt business practices and increase transparency for resource extraction companies operating overseas.
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