Colorado likely voters want elected officials to address concerns including access to housing, mass incarceration, and the economy

DENVER – ACLU of Colorado commissioned a groundbreaking statewide poll of 1,223 likely voters in Colorado on which issues were most concerning to them and the top reasons they are casting a ballot this November. The poll, implemented by the African American Research Collaborative (AARC) on behalf of the ACLU focused particularly on the opinions of young Black and Latinx voters in Colorado.

ACLU of Colorado and nationally-recognized political strategist and AARC CEO, Henry Fernandez, J.D. will be presenting key findings in a virtual briefing on September 13 at 11:30 AM. The briefing will delve into Colorado voters’ opinions on access to housing, cost of living, immigration, and criminal justice reform. Deborah Richardson, ACLU of Colorado Executive Director, will provide remarks on how the findings will inform the ACLU and partner organizations’ new multi-year plan to mobilize historically disenfranchised voters. Questions from members of the media will be taken during the briefing.

Speakers at this briefing will include:

  • Deborah Richardson, ACLU of Colorado, Executive Director 
  • Henry Fernandez, African American Research Collaborative, CEO
  • Isaiah Bailey, African American Research Collaborative, Research Fellow 
  • Taylor Pendergrass, ACLU of Colorado, Director of Advocacy and Strategic Alliances
  • Jennifer Samano, ACLU of Colorado, Campaign Strategist

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 11:30 AM MT

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The results of the poll will be shared with members of the media following the briefing. As part of the poll, AARC also asked voters how they feel about upcoming statewide elections. The ACLU is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or support any party or candidate.