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Equity for All - John Hickenlooper for U.S. SenateSkip to main content Enable accessibility for visually impaired Open the accessibility menu Skip to content CHIP IN $10 TO SUPPORT JOHN HICKENLOOPER >> CHIP IN $10 TO SUPPORT JOHN HICKENLOOPER >> Home Meet John Español Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Spotify Donate Now Donate Now Equity for All The United States has a long history of racism, segregation, and legalized oppression based on skin color. The economic disadvantages associated with race are varied, and persist to [DATE REMOVED]. Any form of discrimination, either overt or covert, has no place in our state or country. We must ensure all people have access to quality education, a strong social safety net, family-sustaining jobs, and physical security. I am committed to working hand-in-hand with communities of color to design economically just reforms that make an impact on the legacy of inequality that has plagued our country for generations. For the entirety of my career in public life, I have been committed to increasing the size of the table so that everyone has a seat. When I was mayor of Denver, nearly 60% of my cabinet appointments were women, and more than half were people of color. My predecessor, Mayor Wellington Webb, connected our team with leading organizations that became invaluable partners in supporting our agenda of diversity and inclusion. As governor, I put special effort into making sure that every state board and commission more accurately reflected the diversity of Colorado’s population.  My Equity For All plan is a continuation of this work and a commitment to the people of Colorado. Every individual deserves to live in a country where biases against race do not determine their opportunity to succeed. Whether in health care, the economy, the legal system, the environment, or our democracy, greater equity is not optional — it is required. We have a moral imperative to do far better than we ever have before, and I am committed to being a fierce advocate in this fight. INCREASING HEALTH EQUITY Improve Access to Health Care: Health care is a right, not a privilege. As governor, I was proud to bring lawmakers together from both sides of the aisle to expand Medicaid for an additional 400,000 Coloradans. I also established our state exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, which allowed individuals to compare plans for quality and affordability. In the process, we cut the uninsured rate by nearly two-thirds.  We worked hard to reach everyone, but there is more work to be done. As of 2019, 361,000 Coloradans still lacked health insurance — a quarter of whom are eligible for coverage under Medicaid. And, as of 2015, the Latinx community in Colorado was uninsured at three times the rate of white Coloradans. The final steps to universal coverage are among the most difficult, and largely depend on the outcome of [DATE REMOVED]’s election. Senator Gardner and the Republican-led Senate have repeatedly voted to repeal the ACA and Medicaid expansion, and Gardner supports a lawsuit before the Supreme Court that could end protections for people with preexisting conditions — including 2.4 million Coloradans.  If elected, I am committed to working towards affordable, universal coverage by introducing a public option that can boost competition in the marketplace and lower prices. I will also fight to cut the cost of prescription drugs and ensure that our vital social safety net programs such as mental health and substance abuse recovery services, as well as CHIP, Medicare, and Medicaid, have Congress’s full funding and support. Address Systemic Racism: Health care outcomes diverge dramatically based on race. This reality is rooted in structural biases, systemic racism, and decades of underinvestment in communities of color. It is not enough to simply expand the scope of coverage, we must change the nature of how care is provided to ensure more equal treatment for all. No policy proposal will be a panacea — the factors that contribute to these health disparities are as varied as they are damaging — but dedicated resources will absolutely help. We must research diseases where divergent outcomes are pronounced — including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and infant mortality — to better understand their roots. Congress should appropriate funds for programs addressing the social determinants of health, including nutritious food, public transportation, and safe spaces for physical activity. Medical schools must play their part by prioritizing diversity and inclusion when recruiting the next generation of practitioners, and curriculums should provide thorough training in identifying and correcting biases in care. Finally, important bills such as the Health Equity and Accountability Act, a collaborative effort to reduce inequalities in health care that has been reintroduced each Congress for [DATE REMOVED], should finally have the chance to become law. Close Gaps in COVID-19 Outcomes: The coronavirus is highlighting the glaring inequalities in our healthcare system. Black Coloradans make up nearly 4% of the state’s population yet account for 7.6% of coronavirus cases. Latinx Coloradans are 22% of the population and make up 35% of the state’s positive cases. This is unacceptable. Coloradans of color are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 because they are more likely to be essential workers in this pandemic, and it is vital that they have the protective equipment they need to do their jobs safely. Furthermore, study after study shows that Black and Latinx Americans are dying of coronavirus at significantly higher rates than white Americans. Adequate testing, robust contact tracing, and social distancing are essential components to address any outbreak, but to get to the source of these divergent outcomes, we also must address the structural inequities in our healthcare system. Rooting out biases can and should continue far beyond the search for a vaccine. Fight for Reproductive Rights: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) marked a dramatic advancement for reproductive rights in this country, with childbirth no longer classified as a “pre-existing condition” and significantly reducing or eliminating out-of-pocket expenses for birth control. Yet gaps in coverage and access persist in communities of color, particularly during pregnancy. The United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the industrialized world, and Black women die three to four times more often than white women when giving birth. Women of color deserve equal access to high-quality, patient-centered care, both of which I am committed to fighting for as senator. This means gathering data about maternal mortality, investing in culturally-sensitive perinatal care and doula training, extending Medicaid coverage for new mothers to [DATE REMOVED], and using innovative payment models to incentivize improved outcomes. As senator, I pledge to protect the right to choose, fully fund critical government programs for reproductive health such as Title X, and work to reduce racial disparities across the spectrum of reproductive care.  EXPANDING ECONOMIC EQUITY Strengthen the Safety Net for Workers: Persistent efforts to weaken the social safety net — too often led, unfortunately, by Republicans in Congress — have contributed to the chronically high levels of poverty in our nation. These trends have only worsened as workers grapple with low hourly wages, lack of health insurance, and few workforce protections. The economic gap across racial lines is a constant reminder of the work that must be done to address poverty and support equality nationwide. Unions have been critical partners in this regard, nearly doubling wealth for union members as compared to nonmembers — particularly members of color. Workers cannot get ahead without affordable childcare, paid family leave, and fair compensation, including raising the minimum wage to $15. For individuals of color with disabilities, the barriers to economic opportunity can be even steeper, and tailored career, education, and financial support is necessary to foster more equal outcomes. Outside of the workplace, investments in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are critical, to keep working families healthy and fed. Our nation’s public transportation system, which many workers rely on to reach their jobs, is in dire need of repair. Finally, we should use the opportunity zone framework to prioritize federal investment in marginalized communities that face maintenance, safety, and water challenges. We must collectively fight for a future where all people have access to economic opportunities. A strong safety net helps bring those opportunities closer. Invest in Education: Education is one of the best investments we can make in our kids. As a public school parent, I am keenly aware of the particular power that public schools have to equalize opportunity for all students. As mayor of Denver, I helped lead the successful effort to establish the Denver Preschool Program, which provides free early childhood education to Denver families. As senator, I will work to ensure every student can benefit from the foundation for future success that education provides.  This includes closing the achievement gap by expanding literacy opportunities, promoting STEM learning for students of color, funding Head Start and full-day kindergarten, supporting the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), recruiting and retaining teachers of color, and so much more. We must also end the “school-to-prison pipeline,” in which students – sometimes as young as three – are disciplined under “zero tolerance policies” and suspended or expelled. Our public education system needs adequate funding to provide the type of enriching academic environment that is so vital to eliminate this practice. College affordability is another major hurdle for students. Expanded loan repayment and forgiveness programs, tuition-free community college, and investment in minority-serving scholarship programs such as TRIO and Gear Up are a big step in the right direction. For students who go to college but are unable to complete their degree, we must collect quality data on racial disparities in graduation rates as well as policy interventions that work best to address these gaps. Minority-Serving Institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, do important work to address discrimination in education, and I am committed to making sure they have the funding they need to continue their vital missions.  Boost Skills Training: Apprenticeships are a great tool for equalizing access to employment for all Americans. Currently, only 37% of young people in the United States complete a four-year degree. Apprenticeships offer an attractive bridge — or alternative — to postsecondary education. As governor, I helped establish CareerWise in Colorado, a job training program that works to provide students with valuable work experience, a paycheck in the tens of thousands, and free college credit—all while still in high school. As senator, I will fight to close employment gaps for communities of color by providing diverse cohorts of students the on-the-job skills training they need to succeed in the economy of the future.  Support Entrepreneurs of Color: Minority-owned small businesses are engines of employment and powerful agents of economic growth in their communities. Yet access to capital, which is a big challenge for any small business owner, is particularly difficult for entrepreneurs of color. Minority entrepreneurs are less likely to be approved for business loans or to receive investment than firms owned by white Americans. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) step in to fill these gaps, and should receive full financial support from Congress. The economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made funding particularly challenging to access these days, and by and large, relief efforts have not been designed with minority-owned small businesses in mind. I proposed a COVID-19 recovery plan that would set aside funding, including for businesses with 20 or fewer employees, which represent 88% of all small businesses, and give priority to minority- and women-owned businesses in particular. We must do all we can to make sure that minority entrepreneurs have the support they need to weather this crisis. Address Housing Inequality: Affordable housing is a fundamental necessity. Yet decades of segregationist and racist housing policies have left communities of color more housing insecure than their white peers. Expansion of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and compliance with the 1968 Fair Housing Act are critical steps towards reducing this disparity. If elected senator, I will also push for the inclusion of affordable housing in any major infrastructure package we consider, and hold lenders accountable for predatory housing loans.  SECURING LEGAL EQUITY Overhaul the Immigration System: Our immigration system is a mess. Children have been held in cages at the southern border, the future of DACA recipients hangs in the balance, and President Trump is using the coronavirus as an excuse to turn away anyone seeking to immigrate. Many of these stories are wrenching. The last time Congress came close to passing comprehensive immigration reform was 2013, when then-Representative Gardner opposed the bill and helped block its passage in the House of Representatives. Our country cannot afford to wait any longer for the Republican-led Senate to find its conscience. Change needs to come now. Change needs to come for the one million pending immigration cases languishing in our underfunded courts system. Change needs to come for the businesses and farmers who depend on consistency yet receive none from our current visa program. And change needs to come for the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants and 700,000 Dreamers whose lives are being upended by this administration. These individuals are enmeshed in our communities, they have families and pay taxes, and they deserve a pathway to citizenship. If we can invite this change by passing comprehensive immigration reform, we can do justice to our legacy as a nation of immigrants. Addressing Police Brutality: Videos of Black and Brown Americans being shot and brutalized should awaken outrage in every individual. I stand in solidarity with those who seek justice. In communities of color, playing in the park, asking for roadside assistance, relaxing at home, or even reporting on live television—raises the specter of discrimination and violence at the hands of police in a way it never does for other Americans. As mayor of Denver, police reform was one of our central priorities. [DATE REMOVED] Ferguson, we initiated efforts to reduce lethal force in policing, requiring all officers to go through crisis de-escalation training. For the first time in the history of the Denver Police Department, we hired a minority recruiter and established the Office of Independent Monitor to investigate allegations of police misconduct. We created the Civilian Oversight Commission to give communities direct input on how their own neighborhoods are policed, and we made it easier to discipline officers who use excessive force. What we did wasn’t perfect and there is so much more work to be done, locally and nationally, but we listened to communities of color. We tried to gain a greater understanding of the challenges they face, and we worked together towards a common goal. All of this needs to be done on a much larger scale today as the use of deadly force against Black and Brown Americans by police continues to be an epidemic in our country. There are tangible steps Congress can and must take to stop the violence, including requiring body cameras for all police officers, swiftly disciplining  officers who use excessive force, increasing transparency in policing data, and funding programs to heal the trauma of communities living in fear. As senator, I am committed to working with communities of color to address the fear and mistrust of law enforcement, to fiercely advocate for proper police training, and to increase accountability and oversight. People have a right to be safe, unafraid, and secure in their communities. And people have a right to not be victimized in their day-to-day lives or when they peacefully protest injustice. As a country, we have tolerated systemic racism and a broken criminal justice system for far too long. Now more than ever, we must listen to one another and ask ourselves what we can do to be a part of the solution. I pledge to do my part. Restructuring our Criminal Justice System: Our country incarcerates 22% of the world’s prisoners—the highest rate in the world, and disproportionately incarcerates people of color. 23% of all inmates in the state or federal prison system are Latinx, and 33% are African American. For too many, the criminal justice system is anything but just. As senator, I will work to address these disparities by supporting legislation such as Bobby Scott’s SAFE Justice Act, which offers an evidence-based prevention approach alongside tangible proposals to reduce recidivism and increase sentencing alternatives, including restorative justice. In addition, physical and verbal harassment against people of color, particularly LGBTQ individuals and, more recently, members of the AAPI community, are a form of overt discrimination that should never be tolerated. We must partner with police departments to close gaps that prevent the reporting and enforcement of existing bias crime laws, such as strengthening the tracking and reporting of hate crimes. Restructuring at all levels will be essential to ensuring that both public safety and social equality are protected. Decriminalize Marijuana: The movement for legalization gained steam across the country after Coloradans took decisive action to legalize marijuana in 2012. The implications for the justice system are massive. We know that African American men have been disproportionately imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana crimes. That’s one of the many reasons why I believe we must decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, with the flexibility for states to determine whether or not to legalize it. We should not be putting people in jail for nonviolent marijuana crimes, and we should evaluate sentences for those who were incarcerated prior to legalization. And in states like Colorado where marijuana is legal, we should work to level the playing field with regards to access to capital for entrepreneurs of color in the cannabis industry. All aspiring business owners should be able to take advantage of the economic opportunity this burgeoning industry presents, should they choose to do so. Promote Gun Safety: Over the past decade, more than 1.2 million Americans have been shot and millions more traumatized by gun violence. It is a national crisis, and one that disproportionately impacts communities of color. Latinx Americans are nearly twice as likely to die from gun violence as white Americans, while Black Americans are ten times as likely. We can and must take action by implementing universal background checks, passing red flag laws, banning assault weapons, and funding gun violence prevention research. Federal action on this front is astonishingly overdue and will make all communities safer. GROWING ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY Support Environmental Justice: Climate change and environmental pollution affect all Americans, but they impact people of color and indigenous communities in an outsized way. According to the NAACP, “race – even more than class – is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country.” Air and water pollution cause higher rates of associated illnesses. The need to ensure that communities can rely on a clean water supply was devastatingly apparent in the failure of government in Flint, Michigan and is playing out again amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. Fighting for a cleaner planet is irrevocably intertwined with racial justice. As senator, I will approach any climate or environmental policy from the perspective of civil rights and look forward to working with communities of color to design more inclusive, equitable solutions. Expand Access to Public Lands: Colorado is defined by our wild places. In the Senate, I’ll fight to make sure that federal agencies are working with local agencies and the outdoor sports and recreation industry to invest in innovative projects that increase access to and equity in the outdoors. In addition, I will support initiatives to promote hiring a diverse workforce within the National Park Service and associated agencies. By breaking down the barriers that prevent entry to the outdoors for communities of color, we can all share the amazing benefits of time spent exploring the landscapes that make our state unique. PROTECTING DEMOCRATIC EQUITY Reduce Barriers to the Political Process: Voting is the backbone of our democracy. When I was governor, I worked with the legislature to make sure that every eligible registered voter in Colorado gets a mail-in ballot, and we made it so that voters can register to vote online, and at any time — even on Election Day. Automatic voter registration, mail-in ballots, and fixing the Voting Rights Act — which has been gutted of its protections for communities of color by the Supreme Court — will work to make voter suppression a relic of the past and hold our leaders accountable. It is also essential that every resident gets counted by the U.S. Census. In 2010, 2.1% of Black Americans and 1.5% of Latinx Americans were not counted, which impacted how federal dollars were spent and congressional seats apportioned. In 2020, Colorado is at risk of losing $48–$193 million in federal spending if significant undercounting occurs. We can close this gap by providing more funding for the census to reach as many residents as possible. Policies that promote civic engagement help everyone participate in our democracy, and lead to political outcomes that address injustice by genuinely reflecting the will of the people.  Pledge Continued Engagement: Collaboration with, and leadership from, communities of color will be essential to achieving any of the policy objectives I have mentioned. Throughout my tenure as mayor of Denver and governor of Colorado, I relied heavily on advocates in communities of color to develop and implement our agenda to build a more welcoming and diverse state. We must not only fight for legislation that creates a fairer America, we should also lift up and celebrate the arts and traditions of communities of color that intertwine to form America’s cultural fabric. 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Clima - John Hickenlooper for U.S. SenateSkip to main content Enable accessibility for visually impaired Open the accessibility menu Skip to content VOTANDO EN COLORADO VOTANDO EN COLORADO Indicio Conoce a John English Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Spotify Donar Donar Clima El cambio climático es el desafío decisivo de nuestro tiempo, y nuestro estado está en la primera línea de esta crisis, con inviernos más cortos, inundaciones catastróficas e incendios forestales, y la continua contaminación del aire. Aunque Colorado está desempeñando un papel de liderazgo frente a los ataques destructivos de la Administración Trump contra nuestro medio ambiente, debemos hacer más. La salud, el bienestar económico y la seguridad nacional de nuestro planeta están en riesgo. Es imperativo que abordemos los desafíos climáticos que enfrentamos con un feroz sentido de urgencia: las vidas humanas y los medios de vida están en juego. Como ex geólogo, he basado mi plan en la mejor ciencia disponible de la actualidad. En primer lugar, estamos pidiendo una transición a una economía de energía 100% renovable con cero emisiones netas para 2050, con el objetivo provisional de una reducción del 43% por debajo de los niveles [DATE REMOVED] en las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero para 2030, exactamente donde muchos de los principales científicos mundiales nos dicen que tenemos que irnos. Desde el primer día como senador, lucharé para volver a unirnos al Acuerdo Climático de París, hacer cumplir normas más estrictas sobre la contaminación por metano y otras emisiones nocivas, acelerar drásticamente el desarrollo de la energía eólica y solar, y revertir las políticas regresivas e imprudentes del presidente Trump y del senador Gardner. Necesitamos un enfoque audaz y basado en la ciencia para el cambio climático que incluya: Un plan de energía limpia que crea empleo para Estados Unidos. Apoyamos un esfuerzo ambicioso para llevar a los Estados Unidos a un futuro de energía limpia de cero emisiones netas antes [DATE REMOVED]. En el Senado, lucharé para: Realizar inversiones a gran escala en Investigación, Desarrollo y Demostración (RD&D por sus siglas en inglés) de tecnología climática financiada por el gobierno para acelerar la innovación. Eso incluye una inversión en la tecnología de captura, utilización y almacenamiento de carbono; mejoras continuas en el desarrollo de fuentes de energía renovables como la eólica y la solar y en tecnologías de almacenamiento de energía. Reinventar el sistema de transporte de los Estados Unidos, incluida la infraestructura de carga de vehículos eléctricos y hacer que la red eléctrica del país sea más inteligente, confiable, segura, eficiente y resistente. Apoyo el aumento de los estándares de ahorro de combustible con el objetivo de pasar a una flota de vehículos 100% eléctricos. También apoyamos la inversión para mejorar la eficiencia energética de los edificios en todo el país al centrarnos en revisar los estándares de construcción y brindar apoyo a los gobiernos locales y al sector privado para cumplir con los nuevos estándares. Desarrollar nuestra fuerza laboral con un enfoque en la capacitación de jóvenes y personas en transición de la industria de combustibles fósiles a empleos verdes. Deberíamos reunir a la comunidad empresarial, los sindicatos y las instituciones educativas para crear programas de aprendizaje y capacitación que creen vías para empleos y carreras estables y bien remuneradas. Crear un nuevo Climate Corps Program (Programa de Cuerpo de Clima), desafiando a los jóvenes a seguir carreras que ayuden a combatir el cambio climático global. Incluiría un nuevo conjunto de programas de condonación de préstamos y becas para alentar a una nueva generación de expertos en energía renovable, especialistas en captura de carbono, científicos de almacenamiento de energía y empresarios que pueden ayudar a abordar el cambio climático y hacer de Estados Unidos un líder mundial en la tecnología del clima. Implementar un plan de dividendos de carbono, que según los expertos es un componente crítico de los incentivos de mercado necesarios para reducir las emisiones de carbono de manera rápida y rentable, y al mismo tiempo promover el crecimiento económico de los Estados Unidos. Los ingresos generados por el precio del carbono se devolverían directamente a los contribuyentes estadounidenses como un dividendo, más que compensar cualquier aumento potencial en los costos de energía. Asegurar una equidad a medida que abordamos el cambio climático para que las comunidades vulnerables más afectadas por la mala calidad del aire, el agua contaminada, la contaminación tóxica, la sequía, el aumento del nivel del mar, los incendios forestales y las inundaciones puedan opinar en el desarrollo de estrategias climáticas equitativas. Un liderazgo global hacia objetivos de cambio climático aún más audaces. Este es un desafío global: los Estados Unidos representa el 15% de las emisiones mundiales de gases de efecto invernadero. La única forma de combatir el cambio climático es con una cooperación internacional inmediata y sostenida y con un liderazgo estadounidense ambicioso. Necesitamos ir más allá de los objetivos del Acuerdo Climático de París y crear nuevos vínculos entre los objetivos del cambio climático global y las políticas exteriores y comerciales de Estados Unidos. Debemos: Volver a unirnos al Acuerdo Climático de París y actualizar el acuerdo de manera que inspire y empodere a la comunidad mundial a tomar medidas decisivas. Necesitamos un compromiso para crear un financiamiento climático para los países en desarrollo. Eso es un compromiso clave en virtud del Acuerdo de París y un contraste directo con las políticas equivocadas de la Administración de Trump, que incumplió los compromisos estadounidenses con el principal brazo de movilización de financiamiento climático del mundo, el Fondo Verde para el Clima y otras iniciativas clave. Alcanzar los objetivos de París será de gran ayuda, pero debemos comprometernos con más. Incluso si todos los países cumplen con sus objetivos, eso no mantendrá el aumento de la temperatura global a la meta “muy por debajo [DATE REMOVED] grados Celsius” establecida en el Acuerdo de París. Ratificar la Enmienda de Kigali, que requiere que los países se congelen y luego eliminen los hidrofluorocarbonos peligrosos (HFCs). Exigir que los objetivos de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero para combatir el cambio climático se establezcan y se apliquen como parte de cualquier nuevo acuerdo comercial de los Estados Unidos como parte de una nueva política de “comercio abierto y justo”. Para aprovechar todo el peso del liderazgo global de los Estados Unidos para enfrentar este desafío, también condicionaré cierta ayuda exterior y asistencia militar extranjera de los Estados Unidos a la cooperación con los esfuerzos de cambio climático por parte de los países receptores. El Récord de Colorado Como alcalde de Denver y gobernador de Colorado, reuní a las personas para lanzar proyectos de energía limpia y promulgar legislación pionera sobre el cambio climático. Como propietario de una pequeña empresa, sé que pedirme que decida entre buenos trabajos y un medio ambiente limpio es una elección falsa. Y, como geólogo capacitado, aportaré al Senado una comprensión práctica y basada en hechos de la ciencia de la Tierra, de la misma manera que logré lo siguiente: Desarrollé el Primer Reglamento de Emisiones de Metano de la Nación. Reuní a grupos industriales y ambientalistas para hacer Colorado el primer estado en limitar la contaminación por metano de los pozos de petróleo y gas. Se estimó que las reglas del “estándar de oro” de Colorado redujeron el equivalente a las emisiones [DATE REMOVED],000 automóviles y redujeron las fugas de metano en más de la mitad. Amplié el Tránsito en Denver. Como alcalde de Denver, reunimos a alcaldes suburbanos para crear el primer sistema de tren ligero de la región, la mayor expansión de este tipo en la historia moderna de Estados Unidos. Al final, los 34 alcaldes apoyaron unánimemente la construcción [DATE REMOVED] millas de nuevos carriles en todo el estado. Comprometí a Colorado con el Acuerdo Climático de París. Después de que el presidente Trump se retiró del Acuerdo Climático de París, me comprometí al mismo con Colorado, emitiendo una orden ejecutiva para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en al menos un 26%, maximizar el uso de energía renovable y aumentar el uso de vehículos eléctricos. Contra-ataqué el retroceso de los estándares de emisiones de Trump e Hice de Colorado un Líder de Vehículos Eléctricos. En 2018, emití una orden ejecutiva para adoptar estándares de vehículos con bajas emisiones en respuesta a la decisión de la Administración Trump de reducir los estándares más estrictos de eficiencia de combustible y emisiones de vehículos. También lancé un Plan de Vehículos Eléctricos y lideré un pacto de los estados occidentales para expandir e invertir en infraestructura de vehículos eléctricos. Convertí la Protección de las Tierras Públicas en una Prioridad y Crecí la Economía de Recreación al aire libre de Colorado. Me opuse a privatizar las tierras públicas, ayudé a hacer crecer la economía de recreación al aire libre de Colorado que respalda 229,000 empleos y genera miles de millones en actividades económicas al crear una Oficina de la Industria de Recreación al Aire Libre. Me puse del lado de las partes interesadas ​​locales en contra de permitir la perforación de petróleo y gas en casi 200,000 acres cerca de la Divisoria Thompson. Supervisé el Cierre de Dos centrales Eléctricas de Carbón y el Traslado hacia la Energía Renovable. Durante nuestra administración, la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Colorado aprobó el Plan de Energía de Colorado de Xcel Energy para cerrar dos de sus centrales eléctricas de carbón y reemplazar su capacidad con energía renovable y almacenamiento de baterías. Firmé para que las Normas de Referencia Estándar para la Energía Renovable Rural se Convirtieran en Ley. Firmé una legislación que duplica los requisitos de energía renovable para las cooperativas eléctricas rurales. Puse en Marcha la Plantación de un Millón de Árboles Nuevos en Denver y sus Alrededores. Lancé una iniciativa regional sin precedentes para plantar un millón de árboles en toda la región de Denver durante 20 años.●  Firmé los Protocolos de Kyoto. Mientras era alcalde, Denver firmó los Protocolos de Kyoto en 2005 para reducir el calentamiento global. 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Economía - John Hickenlooper for U.S. SenateSkip to main content Enable accessibility for visually impaired Open the accessibility menu Skip to content VOTANDO EN COLORADO VOTANDO EN COLORADO Indicio Conoce a John English Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Spotify Donar Donar Economía Aporto un enfoque diferente para abordar nuestros desafíos económicos. Cuando me convertí en gobernador, Colorado estaba rezagado en el puesto número 40 en la nación para el crecimiento laboral. Nuestro país estaba tambaleándose por la Gran Recesión. Trabajamos con funcionarios locales para crear un plan económico para los 64 condados, fusionándolos en un plan estatal, el Plan de Colorado, y luego trabajamos con comunidades de todo el estado para implementarlo. Durante los últimos tres años de mi gobierno, U.S. News & World Report clasificó a Colorado como la economía número 1 en los Estados Unidos. A pesar de nuestro progreso, los fracasos de Washington impidieron que los éxitos de Colorado se sintieran por todos en nuestro estado. Los obsequios de impuestos corporativos del senador Mitch McConnell y del senador Cory Gardner han dejado atrás a los residentes de Colorado que trabajan. El estancamiento del crecimiento salarial obligó a las familias trabajadoras a hacer más con menos, mientras que el aumento del costo del cuidado de los niños, de la atención médica y de la vivienda dejó a los habitantes de Colorado con una red de seguridad delgada. Las guerras comerciales equivocadas aumentaron el costo de todo, desde los alimentos hasta al acero. Mientras tanto, las mujeres, la comunidad LGBTQ y las personas de color continúan enfrentando barreras estructurales para su éxito. Creo que necesitamos un enfoque diferente. Necesitamos un enfoque que junte fuerzas poderosas para un cambio en nuestra economía – el sector privado, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, el trabajo organizado y las instituciones educativas – para ayudar a los trabajadores de hoy a prepararse para las carreras del mañana. La base de esta estrategia es el entrenamiento de habilidades. Actualmente, solo el 37% de los jóvenes en los Estados Unidos completan una licenciatura. El aprendizaje profesional ofrece un puente atractivo o una alternativa a la educación postsecundaria. Como Gobernador, ayudé a establecer Career Wise en Colorado, un programa de capacitación laboral que trabaja para proporcionar a los estudiantes una valiosa experiencia laboral, un sueldo de varias decenas de miles de dólares y crédito universitario gratuito, todo mientras están en la escuela secundaria. Como senador, lucharé para cerrar las brechas de empleo en manufactura, en el cuidado de la salud rural y en la tecnología proporcionando a diversos grupos de estudiantes la capacitación en el trabajo que necesitan para tener éxito en la economía del futuro. Además de hacer coincidir las necesidades de los empleadores con las habilidades de la fuerza laboral, trabajaré duro para asegurarme de que nadie se quede atrás en nuestra economía. Esto significa nivelar el campo de juego al aumentar el salario mínimo, cerrar la brecha salarial de género, ofrecer un colegio comunitario sin matrícula, hacer crecer las pequeñas empresas pertenecientes a minorías y fortalecer los sindicatos. Además, debemos invertir en los sectores más dinámicos y generadores de valor de nuestra economía futura. Ampliar el acceso a Internet y ayudar a los trabajadores en la transición a empleos de energía limpia, ayudará a los habitantes de Colorado ganar un salario digno y desarrollar las habilidades necesarias para que sus familias tengan éxito. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Únete a Nosotros Email Código Postal Número de Teléfono Recomendación de canción Al proporcionar su número de teléfono celular, usted acepta recibir actualizaciones periódicas de la campaña de Hickenlooper para Colorado. Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra HELP para obtener ayuda, STOP para dejar de recibir mensajes. Puede ser que tarifas de mensajes y data sean aplicadas. Política de Privacidad. Política de privacidad Condiciones Accesibilidad English PAGADO POR HICKENLOOPER FOR COLORADO PO Box 18886, Denver, CO 80218 hello@hickenlooper.com Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Flickr Spotify Youtube
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