Colorado votes for the Working People’s Platform

Voters elected 54 officials who have endorsed the Working People’s Platform in the General Election. In addition, Colorado voters passed Proposition 118, Paid Medical Family Leave.

John Hickenlooper unseated former Senator Cory Gardner and has pledged to bring the Working People’s Platform to Congress. The Senator-Elect has publicly backed measures such as a federal $15 minimum wage and pledged to support worker power in Washington.

Prop 118 was approved in 31 counties across the state, including historical Republican strongholds like Weld and Gilpin Counties. As a result, 2.6 million workers will be eligible to receive paid leave to care for a new baby, recover from a serious illness or injury, care for a family member with a serious health condition, deal with domestic violence, or report for military service.

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