We Win Colorado

Advancing Women Candidates

We Win Colorado champions progressive women candidates in Colorado. Women are powerful leaders who can bring different players to the table to solve important policy problems, from the need for economic development to a lack of affordable health care. Yet women are sorely lacking in Colorado’s top political positions.

  • Colorado Women Candidates Linda Shoemaker, Naquetta Ricks, Irene Aguilar

    C.U. Regent candidates Linda Shoemaker, Naquetta Ricks and Irene Griego

  • Cary Kennedy, Betsy Markey, Diana DeGette

    Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, State Treasurer candidate Betsy Markey and Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Forty-two percent of Colorado State Senators and Representatives are women, making Colorado the number one state for women legislators. Promising, right? But a woman has never served as Governor, U.S. Senator or Mayor of Denver.

We Win Colorado is committed to change that by building the bench of women elected officials.  So we support candidates running their first campaign or for a race that will put them on the path to break Colorado’s elected glass ceiling.


Colorado’s Political “Women Problem”

Click on this great Durango Herald story explaining Colorado’s dilemma of a lack of women in top political slots – and why we need We Win Colorado:

Article on women candidates