In the District 7 upcoming election November 8, current Colorado State Senator Brittany Pettersen has more than earned The Weekly Issue/El Semanario’s strong endorsement to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives member Ed Perlmutter. Ms. Pettersen will bring to the United States Congress the same balanced political perspective she has demonstrated in the Colorado Legislature along with her ability to envision current and future needs of her constituents. She served in the Colorado House from 2013-2019 and currently in the Colorado Senate since January of 2019.
Brittany Pettersen’s numerous successful sponsorships of such bills reveals she is not only adept at working with others but also effective in doing so to provide representation for her constituents.
Ms. Pettersen was one of the sponsors of Colorado’s “Equal pay for Equal Work Act,” which went into effect in 2021 and has been credited with paving the way for reducing the compensation gap “based on sex or gender identity” (CU Connections analysis, July 17, 2021). This bill epitomizes Ms. Pettersen’s approach of working to try to ensure equal treatment for all, a conviction of special concern to the Latina/o community. A brief listing of titles of selected bills she has sponsored indicates this approach: SB021: Treatment of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Justice System; SB185: Security for Colorado Seniors; HB1347: Workers’ Compensation Updates; SB081: Health Exchange Education Campaign; HB1052: Promoting Crisis Services to Students; HB1267: Culturally Relevant Training Health Care Providers; and many others that demonstrate she treats all Colorado residents as deserving of political and civic services.
Brittany Pettersen’s numerous successful sponsorships of such bills reveals she is not only adept at working with others but also effective in doing so to provide representation for her constituents. For example, her literature states she will work to provide improved broadband access for rural Coloradans, not only crucial for our business communities but also essential for our K-12 and university students and teachers.
For the above reasons and more, The Weekly Issue/El Semanario urges you to vote for Brittany Pettersen for United States House of Representatives from District 7.
Learn more about Brittany Pettersen here.
The Weekly Issue/El Semanario Editorial Board
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