CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTI BURTON BROWN
Rep. Tom Sullivan (HD 37) is facing a recall. Just over 10,000 signatures must be collected by early July. The reasons to recall Sullivan are many. While he has a tragic personal story that would be any parent’s worst nightmare, no person has the right to be a single-issue legislator.
Tom Sullivan was elected in 2018 to represent all the families of HD 37 on all the issues. After just a single session in office, he has shown a willingness to discard parental rights at every turn. Parents from HD 37 showed up to the Capitol to ask Rep. Sullivan and his Democrat colleagues to vote down bills that went against their rights. They asked him to vote no on a bill that would have exposed their children to sex ed issues in Kindergarten. Tom Sullivan voted to pass the bill anyway. They asked him to vote no on a bill that would allow school counselors access to children without the knowledge of parents – who are best positioned to help a child in danger. Tom Sullivan voted to pass the bill anyway.
House District 37 is full of young families. The parents of these families – parents like myself – believe that we are more capable of making good choices for our children than politicians are. We believe that we have the right and the responsibility to determine what is best for our children, and we do not need a politician in Denver listening to special interests instead of us.
We need a representative at the Capitol who listens to our voices instead of shutting them out. We need a representative who does not delete our voicemails and discard our emails. We need a representative who respects our right to raise our children as we see fit – without undue interference from the government.
For these reasons and many more, Tom Sullivan needs to be recalled. For more information, and to find out where to sign the recall petition, visit www.RecallColorado.org.
Kristi Burton Brown is Vice Chair of the Colorado Republican Party.
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