About the Progressive Voters Guide

The Progressive Voters Guide is an annual project of ProgressNow Colorado and Fuse Washington. We combined the endorsements of Colorado's leading progressive organizations with research about candidates to give you the information you've been searching for to be an informed voter. More than 2,000,000 people have used the Progressive Voters Guide since 2008, and hundreds of thousands come back each and every election for more of our thorough candidate research and trusted recommendations.

ProgressNow Colorado

ProgressNow Colorado

Our team’s approach blends unique talent and skills with a deep understanding of Colorado politics, and with that we’re able to use boldness to connect progressive ideals, real people, and their government.

About our Partners

The Progressive Voters Guide is powered by ProgressNow Colorado and includes endorsements from the following partners:

  • ACLU of Colorado
  • AFSCME Council 18
  • AFT Colorado
  • Cobalt
  • COLOR Action Fund
  • Colorado AFL-CIO
  • Colorado Education Association (CEA)
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) Action Fund
  • Colorado WINS
  • Colorado Working Families Party
  • Conservation Colorado
  • Denver Area Labor Federation
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • New Era Colorado Action Fund
  • NRDC Action Fund
  • One Colorado
  • SEIU Colorado
  • SEIU Local 105

Note that not all groups endorse in all races and ballot measures.

ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado

The ACLU of Colorado is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. We’re a private institution funded exclusively by the generous donations of our supporters. Our mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy.

The ACLU has not endorsed any candidates nor taken positions on any ballot initiatives, but we thank them for their support.

AFSCME Council 18

AFSCME Council 18

With members in hundreds of professions — from human service workers to librarians, nurses to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public service and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

AFT Colorado

AFT Colorado

AFT Colorado is a union that represents thousands of members in K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Public Service. The mission of the American Federation of Teachers - Colorado, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, and to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic, and social aspirations.

Cobalt

Cobalt

Cobalt believes nothing should stand between you and your health decisions. We are dedicated to fighting for systems, structures and policies that expand abortion access and protect reproductive rights. Our goal: every Coloradan is able to make health decisions that are right for them, free from stigma, systemic barriers, and politics.

COLOR Action Fund

COLOR Action Fund

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights Action Fund (COLOR AF) is a community-rooted non-profit organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy and self-determined lives by holding elected officials accountable to our issues and electing people who support our mission.

Colorado AFL-CIO

Colorado AFL-CIO

The Colorado AFL-CIO represents approximately 185 affiliate unions, whose membership totals more than 130,000 working Coloradans. We are an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working families of Colorado.

Colorado Education Association (CEA)

Colorado Education Association (CEA)

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) represents 39,000 Colorado educators. By working collectively with education stakeholders, we will provide the best public education for every student and assure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) Action Fund

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) Action Fund

Our mission is to build a strong and thriving Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to a fair and just quality of life and the opportunity to live united with family members. We achieve this mission through advocating for fair, humane and workable public policies and by increasing the civic participation of new Americans.

Colorado WINS

Colorado WINS

Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS) is the union representing more than 28,000 classified state employees who work to ensure our quality of life in communities across the state and provide essential services to more than 5.7 million Coloradans.

Colorado Working Families Party

Colorado Working Families Party

The Working Families Party is a grassroots, multiracial party of working people coming together across our differences to make our nation work for the many, not the few. We’re electing the next generation of transformational leaders and building durable, independent progressive power in communities across the country.

Conservation Colorado

Conservation Colorado

We work to protect Colorado’s climate, air, land, water, and communities through organizing, advocacy, and elections. We are at the front lines working to protect the air, land, water, and people across our state. For over 50 years, we’ve worked with communities statewide to ensure that our quality of life and our environment are protected. We work to elect pro-conservation leaders to public office and then hold our decision makers accountable to move Colorado forward in protecting our environment.

Denver Area Labor Federation

Denver Area Labor Federation

The Denver Area Labor Foundation (DALF) represents more than 90,000 union members and their families through its political and organizing programs. DALF works with local and national labor and community organizations around policies and initiatives in support of worker rights. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people.

Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota’s mission is to build Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and through year-round voter engagement. We are also training the next generation of leaders by opening opportunities through our Youth Development Programs and through our Mi Familia Vota work.

New Era Colorado Action Fund

New Era Colorado Action Fund

New Era is a leading voice for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country. We are working to reinvent politics for young people, mobilizing and empowering a new generation to participate in our democracy to advance progressive change.

NRDC Action Fund

NRDC Action Fund

The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions.

One Colorado

One Colorado

One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. We effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, the executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services.

SEIU Colorado

SEIU Colorado

We are united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

SEIU Local 105

SEIU Local 105

SEIU 105 represents over 8,000 healthcare, janitorial, security, and airport workers throughout Colorado. We are united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.