Greeley Solidarity Women’s March

Saturday, 20 January 2018

10 AM – 11:30 Weld County Court House Steps to

Lincoln Park, Greeley, CO

This march is to protest and call out Trump’s degrading behavior toward women, what it signals to other men and most importantly what it signals to our youth…
It also supports what women and men can do to challenge and fight back against his irrational, sexist, and racist actions, his disrespect for nations, our planet and his quest for profit over people. Our guest speaker will be Karen McCormick, Candidate for Congress, CD 4.

Karen McCormick for Congress

 Karen has been a resident of Longmont, CO for over 22 years and is married to a native Coloradan, Gregg. During her 33 year career as a veterinarian, she owned and managed a veterinary hospital that employed 24 people and grew to grossing over $2 million a year. Her husband owns an auto repair shop in Longmont and works as a broker for business owners to sell their businesses. As a business owner, Karen understands and has experienced the challenges and rewards it entails. Karen started her veterinary career at the University of Florida, working in Florida and Virginia before settling in Colorado. It’s here she raised three daughters, Kendall, Camryn and Erin, all young adults now.

Karen grew up in a Navy family. Her father was a fighter pilot whose career included serving as the Captain of the USS America and retiring as a Rear Admiral after proudly serving for over 30 years. Relocating every year or two as a child gave her an invaluable education through the experience of seeing and being able to appreciate so much of this great country. Such an upbringing instilled in her a deep understanding of what it means to be an American.

Karen has two siblings, an older and younger brother. Her older brother Glenn was also a Navy fighter pilot and now flies for American Airlines. Her younger brother Chris is an entrepreneur who started and successfully ran an aerospace company based in Golden, Colorado and continues to work in the satellite field. Her mother is an active and energetic citizen of Longmont.

Involvement in volunteer work has been an important part of service to the community for Karen. She has been a board member for 9 years with Project V.E.T.S, a nonprofit dedicated to saving the planet one animal at a time. She volunteered and was a board member with Vidas, a nonprofit that holds large scale spay and neuter clinics and educational outreach in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. She is currently a volunteer English language teacher for Intercambio – Uniting Communities, where she teaches English to immigrant community members. She has also served as a communications coach in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University, where she helps to train the next generation of Colorado veterinarians.

The passion Karen has for Colorado and her country has driven her to speak up, to stand up, and run for office.

Dave Young, Candidate for State Treasurer

Rep. Dave Young has been a state representative since July 2011, representing east Greeley, Evans and Garden City. 

On November 1st, Rep. Young announced his candidacy for State Treasurer.  The election for this office will be in November 2018.

Over the past three years, Rep. Young has served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee and as a member of the Joint Budget Committee.  Before that, he served as vice chair of the House Public Health and Human Services Committee, and as a member of the House Education Committee, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee, and the House Transportation Committee.  He served as co-chair of the 2013 Flood Disaster Study Committee and was a legislative member of the Community Living Advisory Group.

During his time in the Colorado legislature, he introduced and passed the Advanced Industries Accelerator Act.  He was also the prime sponsor of a bill to cut business personal property tax on over 30,000 small Colorado businesses.   In addition, he passed legislation for Medicaid payment reform.

This past 2017 session, he passed 15 bills including the Long Bill (the state’s budget bill).   Many of his bills were focused on reforming Medicaid and long-term services and supports for seniors and people living with disabilities.

Other policy areas include:

  • Reforming school finance, student testing and assessment systems, and online education
  • Improving public safety in regards to drunk and impaired driving
  • Integrating behavioral and mental health systems with primary care to achieve better health outcomes
  • Improving budget accountability and the funding of essential services for Coloradans

Before his work as a legislator, Dave was a senior instructor for the Information and Learning Technologies program at the University of Colorado Denver.  Prior to that, he was an information architect for a large Web services company. Rep. Young started his career as a junior high math, science and technology teacher.  Dave has lived in Greeley for over 40 years and is a native Coloradan.

Rep. Young earned his MA in Information and Learning Technologies from UC Denver in 2000, and his BS in Mathematics from Colorado State University in 1975.

Dave is married to Dr. Mary Young, a school psychologist for Centennial BOCES.  Dave’s sister, who is developmentally disabled, lives in Pueblo West.

Rep. Young is committed to public service and community involvement. In addition to being an Advocate for Life for the Donor Alliance, he worked as a trail maintenance volunteer for the Poudre River Trail. To learn more, visit www.RepDaveYoung.com and www.facebook.com/StateRepresentativeDaveYoung.

Cary Kennedy – Candidate for Governor

As Colorado’s State Treasurer and Denver’s Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer, Cary is widely known for her financial expertise and extensive qualifications. She reformed Colorado’s and Denver’s finances by ending risky Wall Street investments; putting us on a more solid financial foundation before and despite the historic recession and pushing for more transparency. She has been on the forefront of fighting for education for Colorado’s kids, including crafting the BEST program that has funded the renovation and replacement of more than 380 crumbling schools across Colorado and authoring Amendment 23 that protects education funding.

Cary is running for governor to make sure we have a public education system that ensures that every Colorado student, by the age of 19, regardless of where they live and how much their family makes, is ready for higher education, a career, or both. She has offered a plan with a public option to help make health care more affordable and accessible. And she will fight to protect the Colorado we love. For more information about Cary and her campaign please visit www.carykennedyforgovernor.com.

Elections 2018

Greeley Indivisible will be featuring progressive Colorado candidates in the upcoming election cycle. We will have these candidates and other pertinent election information categorized for your ease of finding over the next few months, all the way through caucuses, assemblies, primary and general election. We’ll publish bios of candidates as they respond to our requests. Greeley Indivisible will not endorse any candidate prior to primary selection of the general candidate, but will feature candidates who submit in their own writing their views on different issues. We feel it is up to our individual members to choose whom they support throughout the primary season.