At an assembly that drawing 350 leaders from 20 institutions of Coloradans for the Common Good (CCG), community leaders secured commitments from Denver Mayoral runoff candidates around eviction, wage theft, mental health, and workers' pensions.
After CCG leaders shared personal stories, candidates were asked to answer 'yes' or 'no' to ten proposals addressing specific housing, mental health, gun safety, workers' rights, and immigrants' rights issues.
“If the answer is 'Yes,' we’re going to cheer and applaud,” explained CCG leader Joyce Brooks. “If the answer is 'No,' we’ll just be silent and wait for them to elaborate at the end." Kelly Brough responded affirmatively to all ten proposals while Mike Johnston answered YES to nine of the ten.
Both candidates committed to extending subpoena power to the City’s Auditor to effectively investigate cases of wage theft.
Recap of Commitments Made at Mayoral Accountability Assembly, Coloradans for the Common Good
This commitment, that both candidates made, was leveraged during an accountability session that garnered additional pledges on: infrastructure, neighborhood renewal, workforce development and bridging long-standing racial, class and political divides in Jackson.Read more
The previous week, both candidates agreed to assign top staff people to meet with WTJ leaders monthly, to ensure full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in all infrastructure repair, to consider local contractors that hire locally in infrastructure projects, and to meet with Working Together Jackson within 60 days of taking office, to talk about creating a Jackson Workforce Development Institute.Read more