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Rep. Mike Coffman

“The Only Thing Mike Coffman is Standing Up for is Political Expediency” – Colorado’s Voice

Denver, CO – The following is a statement from Alvina Vasquez, Director of Colorado’s Voice:  “Mike Coffman and other Republicans have supported and endorsed Donald Trump for more than a year despite it being clear that Trump was unqualified and unfit for the presidency. It’s only now, one month before Election Day and with Trump’s candidacy … Continue reading »

Countdown: How Long Before Rep. Coffman Finally Disavows Trump?

After Trump’s extreme speech on immigration, what exactly is Coffman waiting for? Last night, Donald Trump gave a policy speech on immigration that painted a dark, nativist picture of America. He touted a plan that would, through mass deportation and self-deportation, deport or force out most, if not all, of the 11 million undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times Highlights Extent of Rep. Coffman’s Shameless Demographic Pandering

Coffman’s Record Conflicts With Desperate Election Year Pandering to Latinos; Constituents Know It’s Too Little, Too Late A new piece from the New York Times’ Emmarie Huetteman traces Rep. Mike Coffman’s shameless demographic pandering as he campaigns to keep his seat in Congress. The article examines Mike Coffman political shift from introducing legislation in 2011, to repealing portions … Continue reading »

On the Fourth Anniversary of DACA, A Reminder of the Stakes of the 2016 Election

Republican Candidates Universally Oppose DACA, DAPA, Executive Action Today marks the four year anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers, and while DACA changed the lives of 700,000 young immigrants, the results of the 2016 elections could determine the fate of this and other executive actions. While presidential … Continue reading »

Trump’s Latest Comments a Reminder for Rep. Coffman and Other GOP Fence-Straddlers: “If You’re Not in Revolt, You’re in Cahoots”

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has portrayed a dark and divisive vision of America and has become both an inspiration and a vehicle for unapologetic racists. In no small part due to the climate of intolerance, hate, and ‘us versus them’ he has inspired, Trump campaign events and Trump-inspired acts of bigotry, intolerance, violence, and harassment … Continue reading »

With Trump Candidacy a Vehicle for White Nationalists, No Room for GOP Equivocation

Republicans Like Paul Ryan, Mike Coffman, and Rob Portman Can’t Have it Both Ways In a story titled, “Top Nazi Leader: Trump Will Be A ‘Real Opportunity’ For White Nationalists,” Peter Holley of the Washington Post highlights how the white nationalist movement is viewing Trump’s candidacy as an opportunity to mainstream ideas that had previously been restricted … Continue reading »

What Colorado Voters Should Know and Need to Hear from Mike Coffman

Our colleague, Alvina Vasquez who directs Colorado’s Voice, wrote a post at Huffington Post titled, What Colorado Voters Should Know: This November, Colorado Latino voters will face a large field of candidates all vying for their votes, trying to persuade them with their platforms. Each office has the power to alter the lives the Colorado … Continue reading »

It’s Time for Mike Coffman to Pick a Side and Finally Disavow Donald Trump’s Candidacy

Mike Coffman: History Has Its Eyes on You Yesterday, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post called the question on GOP leaders who have yet to outright disavow their party’s presidential nominee. “If individual Republicans don’t break off their support for Trump’s candidacy now — by, say, withdrawing their endorsements — they run the risk of having no choice but … Continue reading »

CO Politicians Reflect Parties’ Two Contrasting Visions of Immigrants and America

Undocumented Families Speaking at the DNC Highlight the Real Life Consequences of Mike Coffman and Donald Trump’s Immigration Proposals As the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off today in Philadelphia, the contrast between the two parties’ larger visions of America could not be more clear or consequential. The issue of immigration, and the way immigrants … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth for Mike Coffman and Colorado Republicans: If You Support Trump, You Support Racism; If You Don’t Support Racism, Rescind Your Support of Trump

It’s clear that Donald Trump is espousing an overtly racist vision for America. He says a U.S.-born judge of Mexican ancestry cannot sit in judgment of Trump because, well, he’s of Mexican ancestry. He doubts a Muslim judge could be fair. He started his rise in the GOP as a “birther” — claiming the President was not born … Continue reading »