“A Good Neighbor” brings up topics of climate justice, policy & advocacy, and the importance of local elections. Whether you’re inspired to run for office yourself, or want to find out how to testify against pollution permits, here are the organizations already fighting for a clean and just future in Colorado.
After years of showing up for her community and fighting for her kids at school board meetings, Lucy was specially appointed the director of the Adam’s 14 Board of Education in September of 2022. She'll be running in 2023 to keep her seat at the table and would be so grateful for your support. If you'd like to volunteer for her campaign or support her financially, please contact her campaign treasurer, Rosie Gonzalez, using the link below.
350 Colorado is building the local grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and transition to a sustainable future. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us that 350 parts per million (ppm) is the safe upper limit of CO2 in the atmosphere. Currently we are at 415ppm and rising 2-3ppm every year.
We work to protect Colorado’s climate, air, land, water, and communities through organizing, advocacy, and elections. Protecting our environment means preserving what we love about Colorado. Our stunning mountains, open vistas, and rushing rivers inspire us and connect us to the majesty of nature. Unfortunately, our amazing state faces grave threats.
Powerful interests are constantly pushing to put pollution and profit over public health. We are at the front lines working to protect the air, land, water, and people across our state. For over 50 years, we’ve worked with communities statewide to ensure that our quality of life and our environment are protected. We work to elect pro-conservation leaders to public office and then hold our decision makers accountable to move Colorado forward in protecting our environment.
Colorado People’s Action (CPA) is a member-driven, racial justice organization dedicated to building governing power in Colorado. CPA builds power by mobilizing voters, electing our own people to office, holding elected officials and corporations accountable, and working to put people before profit. We reject status quo transactional politics that treat our votes and concerns as irrelevant. We go door-to-door to engage voters across the state, to talk with them about the issues that are most important to them, and ensure they vote and get involved. We work to elect people who come from our community and represent our values. We work to hold elected officials accountable, to support them and to ensure our community co-governs with them, a model in which elected officials work with those most directly impacted to develop policies for change.
colorado people's action
Cultivando is an organization that serves the Latino community in Adams County and focuses on community leadership to advance health equity through advocacy, collaboration, and policy change.
Our work is based on our organizational values of community-led work, social justice, and collaborative leadership. We firmly believe that all people have the power to maintain fair and equitable systems and to ensure opportunities for their communities to thrive.
We are the nation’s premier organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. We are the only political organization that focuses on effective state and national programming that gives women the tools they need to run and win, as well as building an inclusive sisterhood of alums and a network of alumnae, staff, boards, and volunteers who are on-the-ground 365 days a year to support women through their candidacies at every level and once they are elected.
GreenLatinos is an active comunidad of Latino/a/x leaders, emboldened by the power and wisdom of our culture, united to demand equity and dismantle racism, resourced to win our environmental, conservation, and climate justice battles, and driven to secure our political, economic, cultural, and environmental liberation. We envision a healthy and equitable society where communities of color are liberated from disproportionate environmental burdens, free to breathe fresh air, drink pure water, access clean transportation and enjoy our majestic public lands, ocean, and waters.
Our mission is to protect children from air pollution and climate change. We envision a safe, stable, and equitable future where all children breathe clean air. We are a community of over one million moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We fight for Justice in Every Breath, recognizing the importance of equitable solutions in addressing air pollution and climate change.
mom's clean air force
Signal Tech Coalition’s mission is to decarbonize Colorado’s economy. We leverage a powerful network of tech and finance leaders across Colorado to generate, support, and accelerate the adoption of large-scale climate policy and regulation. We identify major economic barriers and solutions to climate resilience and collaborate with decision makers to determine the most effective ways of achieving critical decarbonization.
Signal then makes advocacy frictionless for our network in the private sector, while working closely with lawmakers to drive informed policy that reduces emissions while creating economic growth.
SIGNAL TECH COALITION
A Womxn-led Indigenous Non-Profit working to clean and protect our communities and our Biosphere. Founded in 2018, this inclusive group open to women of all colors and backgrounds, including those that identify as women and the feminine identity. Our goal is to empower our individual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational needs directly supporting the Colorado indigenous and disproportionately impacted community through transformative art healing.
womxn from the mountain