You Did It - Thank you

I am honored to be the Senator-elect for Senate District 24. The North Metro area is where I am raising my family, where I own my small business, and where I love to play – that is why I ran a grassroots campaign. I trusted that if we involve the community in our campaign, then they would trust me to represent them with accountability, transparency, and a belief that Colorado’s economy should work for hardworking families.

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BlogSarah White
Conservation is key to Colorado's outdoor lifestyle

My commitment to conservation, to protecting our clean air and water, our open spaces and recreation areas has never wavered. From my college career – a B.S. degree in Environmental Management and Biology – to my years of public service on the board of the Butterfly Pavilion, on the Westminster City Council and in the legislature, I’ve always stood up to protect Colorado's environment and the outdoor lifestyle we all love.

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I'll continue standing up for paid family leave

I have been the lead sponsor of paid family leave bills at the Capitol three times. I believe that Coloradans can be both responsible employees and responsible family members. When Coloradans give birth to or adopt a new baby, battle cancer or take care of a dying parent, their families will be stronger – and they'll perform better at work – if they can take care of their loved ones without losing needed pay. Many workers simply can’t afford to choose between a paycheck and caring for a recovering spouse without the risk of being evicted or getting behind on utility bills.

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Investing in Colorado's education

Whether I’m knocking on doors, calling voters, answering my cell phone (303-594-5594) or participating in community meetings, I’m listening to you. In my 16 years as a community leader and public servant, I’ve always listened to you. And here’s what I hear: Education is your number one concern.

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The stakes are high

When I was growing up in Littleton, I never expected to be quoted in The New York Times. That’s pretty much the paper of record for our nation. But just last night, the NYT published a profile of my race as a key pick-up for Democrats across the country.

Noting the fact that winning my seat means the Democrats will take control of the Colorado State Senate, the article highlights what’s at stake:

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In the mediaSarah White
We needed a transportation solution

In the last four years, I’ve spent thousands of hours in my car commuting to work, driving my kids to after school activities, and heading west to go hiking on the weekends. At least half of those hours are wasted time because I’m stuck in traffic – valuable time I could be spending meeting with my neighbors, hanging out with my family, or volunteering at my kids’ school.

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Jenny Davies
#FamiliesBelongTogether

As a mother, my kids inform every decision I make, from championing paid family leave policies so every child can have a parent care for them when they’re sick, to driving them from gymnastics to track practice and every other extracurricular activities. Tobin and Sienna are the center of my world, and they depend on their father and me for love, support, safety and health.

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I said no, five times.

Five times. Not once, not twice, five times. I used all the tools women have to say no. I laughed it off, I told him to go home to his girlfriend, I said no directly. Nothing worked. Each time I said no he became angrier, he stood closer, he stood over me. I felt unsafe. I needed help and I found that help in my friend and colleague from Denver. I called that friend over, asked him for help because I didn’t know how to get out of the situation.That friend has stood with me for nearly two years through this process and I am grateful.

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