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Letter: Menconi not in anyone’s pockets

I am writing to express my support for Arn Menconi, who is running for U.S. Senate as Colorado’s Green Party candidate. Like many people in this election cycle, Arn was once a Democrat but became disillusioned with the party’s rightward shift. Neo-liberalism has brought us war, corporatism and inaction on climate change. Arn advocates for peace, clean energy and an end to the corruption caused by money in politics.

Arn Menconi is a former Eagle County commissioner and the founder of SOS Outreach, a nonprofit that provides funding and outdoor activities (primarily snowboard instruction) to at-risk youth at over thirty ski resorts in 15 states. He lives with his family in Carbondale and is well known in our Roaring Fork Valley community as a progressive leader in sustainability and social justice.

I encourage everyone to research Menconi’s policy positions and record of activism, and if you agree with him, then vote for him on Nov. 8. The establishment politicians of both the Republican and Democratic parties have been bought off by corporate interests and no longer represent the needs of the people. We have another choice though; we can vote Green and reclaim our democracy. I’m supporting our own local Arn Menconi to be Colorado’s next U.S. Senator.

Dustin Lutomski