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We The People.... of Colorado
I live in a small city of 100,000 called Pueblo . This city is a majority of Hispanic, lunch bucket people, who only want what the majority of Americans want from our government . We want jobs , liberty, and to be free from the Government trying to run our lives.
Colorado is a democratic state, and Pueblo is a democratic stronghold , with a majority of these democrats being faithful union members. The state legislature was overrun by the democratic majority in the last election and also a democratic governor.
The legislative session was dominated by liberal democrats who were under the influence of the National party and driven to pass strict gun laws for the whole of the nation( this was the impression they gave with the many gun bills introduced). the Southern part of Colorado has always felt that the Denver politicians give short shrift to our area, so we try elect representatives who will do what is best for our area as many parts of America do.
The Senate was run and directed by Senate president ..John Morse of Colorado Springs, a former Sherriff who ran on law and order.
Our elected senator was Angela Giron, a Hispanic democrat who had risen through the ranks as a populist, who said all the right things and with union backing she was elected. When Angela went to Denver, she apparently forgot that WE THE PEOPLE elected her, she introduced several bills that were in favor of the Northern parts of Colorado, forgetting that she represented us the people of Southern Colorado.
Angela's bills stretched from raising rural electricity rates for rural farmers to controversial water bills (which in Colorado is like gold). Angela joined John Morse also on many controversial gun bills dealing with the number of clips a person can have ...to gun registration. This led to one of Colorado's leading ammunition makers to leave the state, costing The city of Greely 300 good jobs... Gone.
When returning to Pueblo and the 3rd district that Angela Giron represented, she held town hall meetings and found that many of her constituents were alarmed at her controversial stances on the many liberal bills she had helped pass as the democratic majority of our legislature. She then stated at one such town hall that she had not come to discuss and would not discuss these controversial bills but that she would only inform her followers as to what her agenda was.
A grass roots effort by the people of her district, was then formed to recall Angela Giron ..stating in the local paper that she had ignored the wishes of her constituents and needed to be recalled. It was a heated battle with many lawsuits filed not only here in Pueblo, but also in Colorado Springs, the neighboring city where the people were also trying to recall ..John Morse for ignoring his constituents.
It was a local affair with charges and counter charges being thrown back and forth, until it happened. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to stick his nose into our business, by giving the Giron campaign 250, 000.00 dollars. Of course she said she took the money because the other side was taking money from the NRA which was completely false, the local paper actually stated this. This was followed by the national media jumping into the fray saying this recall was about guns. Obama carried this district by 20 points,
Now I know that nobody likes some other politician coming into their backyard and telling them how to live. Angela called the grass roots effort everything in the book, saying they were NRA lackeys ... to using criminals to forge signatures on recall petitions. When election day came down... she was leading most of the night .. but WE THE PEOPLE turned out and recalled her. When the votes were tallied ,, it was found that actually 20% of democrats voted to recall her.
In conclusion .. the people prevailed making history in Colorado..recalling two State senators (one which was a Senate president ). No recall had ever been successful in Colorado before this, I hope that all Americans, who feel that they are not being represented by their politician, who ignores the wishes of the people and votes for the big interests instead of THE PEOPLE that they WORK FOR, will have the courage to start a grass roots effort and recall them .
If we in Colorado, where no one has been recalled before, and were told you can't do this despite lawsuits and many advising that it would never work (including the Governor , who said it was wrong). You can do it .. !
Remember .. they work for us ! WE THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!