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Polis brings fresh perspective

Dear Editor:

I am a supporter of Jared Polis, who is running for Congress, of our second Congressional district. I was also a delegate for Jared Polis at the May 10 assembly. He is now on the ballot for the Democratic primary August 12. Why has he come so far? Jared has served effectively in statewide public office, state board of education. He has developed companies and hundreds of good jobs with benefits. Jared has also founded and served as superintendent of New America School, a public school serving 1,000 students in four locations.

Jared brings a fresh perspective and new ideas to Congress. He has a comprehensive environmental plan that includes a seven-point plan on reducing carbon emissions and slowing global warming, and runs the first ever “green” campaign. Jared believes the U.S. is fighting an immoral war for profit, oil and corporate greed. He visited Iraq in November 2007 and was astounded at the high-priced corporate mercenaries the U.S. has contracted with to fight that war and, therefore, supports a withdrawal plan from Iraq.

Jared is a man of integrity and compassion, and does not take one dollar from special interest groups or political action committees. He has the passion to change how Washington does business. He supports campaign finance reform, stronger ethics laws and breaking up the insular Washington establishment so that progressive ideas can compete on their own merits.

I hope EVERYONE, from 18 years old up to the oldest people in our communities, makes it to vote, whether doing it by mail-in or at the polling stations. Every year is important to vote, whether it is for county commissioner, congressman or president.

Julia Jacobsen

Basalt


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