From her childhood and from her long career as a social scientist, Diane knows that everyone benefits when opportunities to succeed are available to all, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Every person in the Third Congressional District deserves a fair shot.
Unions are the cornerstone of middle and working class prosperity and Diane has received 100% ratings from unions including the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, the Colorado Education Association, and AFSCME when she was in the Colorado House. She will protect collective bargaining agreements for employees in both the public and private sectors and will expand union apprenticeship programs, which have been particularly effective in our district.
A huge barrier to opportunity is the high cost of education. Diane stood up for public education in the Colorado House. She will continue the fight for students and teachers and against predatory student lenders in the U.S. Congress. She will lower the burden of college student loan debt and will ensure public schools are well-funded. She, unlike the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is against privatizing public education. Diane knows that the educational opportunities of a child should not depend on their parent’s zip code.