Boulder Progressives speak out against threatened SLAPP suit intended to chill free speech

The mission of Boulder Progressives is to advocate for policies that protect human rights, and advance social and environmental justice in Boulder. To that end, we believe that people should know who they’re voting for in local elections, because those leaders shape policy that impacts us all. But a candidate threatening to sue would-be constituents, […]

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Boulder Progressives Announce 2021 City Council Candidate Endorsements

31 Aug, 2021, Boulder, CO — Boulder Progressives are excited to announce that they are endorsing four candidates for the 2021 Boulder City Council election. These candidates were selected after consideration of their public service, education, career and life experience, and alignment with progressive values and initiatives. Consideration was also given to participation in the […]

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A local group called Safer Boulder, which has engaged in transphobic, racist, and violent rhetoric against members of the homeless population, has one of their core members running for council this year.  Thanks to leaked chat conversations, the public now knows that the members of Safer Boulder directly engaged in dehumanizing language that you’d prefer […]

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Be Obnoxious!

Join Us in Condemning Councilwoman Nagle’s Views on Race, and Her Treatment of Constituents. At public comment, prior to the newly-seated Boulder city council selecting their mayor and mayor pro-tem, a number of speakers voiced the desire that women and/or people of color be considered for those roles, rather than Sam Weaver and Bob Yates […]

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Joni Teter: election guidance

Joni Teter has been involved in Boulder politics for quite some time, including the better part of two decades as a PLAN Boulder board member. However, rather than embrace the current incarnation of PLAN Boulder and their slow/no-growth agenda, Teter has endorsed exactly the same 2019 city council candidates as have Boulder Progressives. She has […]

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Boulder Progressives’ 2019 City Council Voting Guide

Of course we’ll all vote. But how do we distinguish between candidates? When many of the candidates for Boulder City Council have stated that they are in favor of inclusivity and diversity, in favor of fighting climate change, in favor of affordable housing, and in favor of any number of transportation ideas, how do you […]

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The Limits of Boulder’s Homelessness Strategy

By Sepideh Miller Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is familiar to most people who have taken an introductory psychology class. Physiological needs such as food, water, and shelter form the base of a pyramid, and must be met before people can feel loved, value themselves, and reach their full potential. Through this lens, housing is […]

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Boulder’s Climate Fight Exposes Sierra Club Divide

More than ever, it seems like there are two sides in Boulder’s struggle to address climate change. Both environmentalist camps are sincere, and both claim to offer a superior approach for city policy. But each calculates Boulder’s greenhouse gas emissions differently, leading to wildly divergent recommendations for housing and economic development. The first approach to […]

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