There’s nothing wrong with a legislator not agreeing with a constituent. We know that happens. But we believe, there’s an understanding that an elected official is expected to have a respectful dialogue with their constituents, at the very minimum. Especially, when the constituent has come calling at the Capitol, and is following protocol.
We found it incredibly shameful, when constituents/teachers came calling respectfully (by submitting a card requesting the legislator step out -off of the floor- for a brief meeting), and these legislators refused the cards and or simply refused to step out to hear their constituents’ concerns.
We’ve been keeping track (and you can bet the teachers are also). These legislators have some explaining to do. Especially when several were viewed playing with their phones and cracking jokes with friends.
If you know of additional names that belong in this Hall of Shame, please let us know. If you are aware of a name on this list that does not belong, please also let us know, so we can correct it.
Colorado Legislators Hall of Shame
Give them a call, remind them who they work for.