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  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM

John, The Put People First Movement Lives On

We may have had to suspend our campaign for the US Senate, but the people-powered movement we created lives on. Dear John,   I ran for US Senate because our leadership has failed to address the numerous injustices people within our communities face daily, …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 9:07 PM

John, Get your Lorena 2020 memorabilia while it lasts!

We still have some remaining merchandise for any of you collectors out there! Dear John,   As we wind down the campaign, there are a lot of loose ends to tie, like canceling accounts, paying last bills and giving our team the send off they d…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 3:51 PM


We almost reached our $4,000 price match goal in just one day. Dear John,   Yesterday, two amazing donors announced that they would match every donation up to $4,000. In just one day, we are already two-thirds of the way there!   We only have $1,365 to go!…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM

$4K Price Match

John, two generous donors have committed to matching $4K for our campaign debt relief fund Dear John,   I will be brief - two generous and passionate supporters have just teamed up and committed to matching $4,000 to help us close out our campaign in the …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 9, 2020 at 5:56 PM

The final push

These last few days have been tough, but we still have some loose ends to tie up and could use your help. Dear John,   The responses we’ve received since suspending our campaign has been absolutely remarkable. All of the encouragements, condolences, and he…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 7:22 PM

The worst kind of email

Dear John,   When we started this race back in November of 2018, we knew we would face challenges beyond measure. What we didn't expect was how much support we received. We did not expect our first organizing meeting to bring 40 people into the same room …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 6, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Help protect our democratic process

Special offer: the next 19 people to donate $50 or more will receive a limited edition "Lorena 2020" button! Dear John,   Our campaign has never been easy, but we have defied the odds time and time again. We are still here and in this fight.…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Happy Cinco de Mayo and National Gives Day

Today is Cinco de Mayo and National Gives Day. What better way to celebrate both than by supporting the only candidate of Mexican descent on the Colorado US Senate Primary ballot! Dear John,   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated because the resilience and determin…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Making history

Now that we’ve made history getting on the ballot, it’s time to get to work! Dear John,   Now that we’re on the ballot, it’s time to focus on winning the Democratic Primary.   2018 saw the largest primary turnout in Colorado’s history, with nearly 650,000 …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM

John, We are officially on the ballot!

A District Judge ruled today that our campaign met the threshold to get on the Democratic Primary ballot for June! Dear John,   We have been working tirelessly for more than 15 months building the grassroots support to ensure that we not only flip the Sena…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 30, 2020 at 3:44 PM

John, today is the deadline!

Dear John,   Today is the day of our April deadline and we need your help!   We only need 72 more people to donate $38 to meet our monthly goal! We can't do this without you!   We’re in this fight for the long haul, so we can’t miss our goal for the mon…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 9:03 PM

John, we're only two and a half days away from our April deadline

Dear John,   We are two and a half days away from the April deadline and we need your help!   We are up against the nation's most vulnerable Republican Senator, a Democratic contender who is more concerned with Oil and Gas than about the health of our mo…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Bankruptcy for All?

While I support Medicare for All, Mitch McConnell and Cory Gardner support Bankruptcy for All Dear John,   Cory Gardner had no comment when asked whether states should go bankrupt due to the Coronavirus. No comment, despite the fact that it will be the peo…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 27, 2020 at 9:52 PM

61 in 4

Congress is failing us. They’re moving too slow and passing inadequate relief that is a band-aide, at best. We need people-centered leaders in the Senate so we can move our country forward again. Dear John,   We have seen our Congress spend over $3 Trillio…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 26, 2020 at 4:01 PM

66 days

There's only 66 more days until Colorado's Primary for US Senate Dear John,   I have led social justice non-profit organizations in Colorado for over a decade, working on the front lines to protect our reproductive freedoms, combat discrimination in the wo…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 25, 2020 at 7:04 PM

Where's Cory?

Dear John,   This past week, we have seen outrageous things coming out of the Trump Administration:   First, Secretary Azar appointed his dog groomer to oversee the pandemic recovery efforts.    Second, Secretary DeVos barred DACA recipients from being ab…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 6:54 PM

We are worth more

Dear John,   One of the responsibilities of a U.S. Senator is to represent the people in the state they are elected to serve. This is why I am running, to replace out of touch and self interested Cory Gardner.    Having stood by Trump's side 100% of the t…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Alex Azar and his Dog Breeder

Dear John,   Once upon a time, there was a president who chose to nominate a lawyer to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Colorado's Senator Cory Gardner thought that it would be a great idea to confirm this lawyer to oversee the nation's…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 12:55 AM

Happy Birthday to Me!

We have enough signatures to get on the ballot! I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present. Dear John,   Earlier today, a Denver District Judge ruled that due to the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on public health, and in turn, petition signature gathering, t…
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 2:01 PM

John, It's Lorena's 38th birthday today!

Nothing says, "Happy Birthday!" like overwhelming support from your community, especially when there's a global pandemic going on. Let's make this a birthday Lorena will never forget for all the right reasons! Dear John,   Today is Lorena’s 38th birthday an…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 20, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Three mountains

My mother has taught me to conquer life's mountains. Like her, I will always offer my hand to the next person because often times, we're climbing together. Dear John,   When I was young, my mom used to say that I would have three mountains to climb in life…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 18, 2020 at 3:15 PM

John, We are still in this race

No matter the obstacles or the challenges we face, we fully expect to make the June ballot to give Coloradans a real progressive to represent us in the US Senate. Dear John,   Our grassroots campaign of 192 volunteers turned in nearly 14,000 petition signa…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 8:36 PM

John, we are being failed by our government... AGAIN!

Congress has shown their true colors... Dear John,   Over the last few weeks, we have been connecting with people all across the state checking in and offering resources to make sure we all get through this crisis together. We have seen incredible networks…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 13, 2020 at 2:15 PM

John, what does 38 mean to you?

All I want for my birthday is better leadership! Dear John,   I turn 38 this month. My dad asked me what my wish was for this year. While I may have said some materialist thing like a pair of new shoes or a haircut, my real wish is that we remember the less…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM

We care about each other

People in the community continue to step up and take care of one another. We deserve representatives who will do the same! Dear John,   This past week, our team has been checking in with folks across Colorado through phones, text, and social media. We have …
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM

You're Invited!

Lorena for Senate Virtual Events Hello,   You're invited to join Team Lorena for our Virtual Events this week! Virtual Town Hall Tuesday discussing Wage Theft Joined by Rebecca Galemba, professor at the University of Denver Korbel Institute, & Dieg…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM

We've been robbed

The federal government just diverted 500 ventilators from Colorado, while also mandating that we fend for ourselves. And Senator Gardner has remained silent. Dear John,   During a crisis, it is the obligation of the Federal Government to support states. Yet…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 9:40 PM

89 days

There's only 89 more days before we decide what kind of leadership we want to see in the US Senate Dear John,   In 89 days, Colorado will decide who goes head-to-head against Cory Gardner. We have 89 days to keep making our case for bold new leadership. 89 …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Last day before our deadline

Our deadline is midnight tonight (EST). We still need to raise $10,848 so we can beat Cory Gardner with a real people-centered candidate! Dear John,   I think we can all agree that beating Cory Gardner is essential to taking back the US Senate. In order to …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 30, 2020 at 11:47 PM

Only one day left

We only have one day left before our Q1 quarterly filing and we need to finish strong! Dear John,   Another end of quarter is fast approaching and we need everyone’s help to finish strong. We still need to raise $11,563 so we can pay our last month’s expens…
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
March 29, 2020 at 9:02 PM

Coronavirus Update

Dear John,   Team Lorena collected 13,824 signatures from all across Colorado to help us get on the primary ballot- we will update everyone on the outcome as soon as we hear back from the Secretary of State.   In the meantime, our campaign is moving fully…
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 11:36 PM

This is hard

Dear John,   We are all experiencing the impacts of the Coronovirus in one way or another. Some may be working from home, while others have lost their jobs. Some are praying for the recovery of their loved one's diagnosed with COVID-19, while others are do…
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
March 26, 2020 at 8:47 PM

Struggling w/ Housing or Employment?

Has COVID-19 affected your housing and/or employment? Hello everyone,   Has COVID-19 affected your housing and/or employment?    Team Lorena is trying to get a better idea of the effects so far of COVID-19 on housing and unemployment for Coloradans so we c…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Grassroots organizing beats money

If you want to get money out of politics, then it’s time to support my campaign because we’re proving we can get things done with people-power! Dear John,   We were told that in order to get on the ballot via petitions, we would have to spend upwards of $40…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 23, 2020 at 12:20 AM

Who can beat Gardner in November?

No matter who you caucused for, or who’s petition you signed, I think we can all agree that beating Cory Gardner and flipping the US Senate is our number one priority. Dear John,   Taking back the Senate is imperative and Cory Gardner is holding on to the m…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Demand CARES Act includes EVERYONE

Email your congressperson and Senators through our Action Link below! Dear John,   The CARES Act- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act introduced in the Senate leaves a lot of Americans behind during this crisis and that is unacceptable.    Th…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 18, 2020 at 12:25 AM


Dear John,   This morning at 8am, Team Lorena showed up at the doors of the Secretary of State to turn in our 13,824 signatures collected by 192 volunteers all across Colorado. We accomplished something no statewide field campaign has ever attempted.    Wh…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 14, 2020 at 12:06 AM

UPDATE: Coronavirus, Petitions Gathering, and the U.S. Senate

THERE WILL NOT BE AN EXTENSION FOR PETITION COLLECTING! So, despite the coronavirus pandemic, we're still gathering signatures to get on the ballot! Dear John,   This has been a crazy week to say the least. The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global pand…
  Chris Meisner - Campaign Manager · [email protected]
March 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Colorado's U.S. Senate race is shaping up to look very similar to our POTUS race: Male and White

Just like the Presidential race, Colorado is pushing out everyone who isn’t a white man for U.S. Senate. We can change that today! Dear John,   Our presidential primary started off with the most diverse pool of candidates we’ve ever seen in our nation’s …
  Chris Meisner - Campaign Manager · [email protected]
March 9, 2020 at 4:58 PM

What kind of a world will baby Cody inherit?

Now, more than ever, we need leaders like Lorena who have a vision to bring us 21st century solutions to our current problems. Dear John,   My wife, Joanna and I just had our first child, Cody, and despite our excitement and anticipation for the wonderful…
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
March 7, 2020 at 10:46 PM

We have a lot of work to do

Dear John,   We have a lot of work to do. All of us. Today are the Democratic Caucuses for state races in Colorado and the turn out is very, very low. Some sites where we expected hundreds had forty or so people and others had perhaps a dozen. Our team w…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 4:34 PM

We can't stop now

Dear John,   Over the course of the last 15 months in this campaign, we have built a groundswell of support from people all across Colorado and the nation who are eager for a new type of leadership in the U.S. Senate. Half of our volunteers have never co…
  Team Lorena · [email protected]
March 3, 2020 at 5:53 PM

Campaigns come with big surprises

Dear John,   And our campaign is no exception. Our commitment to a people-centered campaign is found in the policies we advocate for, the organizing we are doing on the ground, and in our internal practices. We want to congratulate our Campaign Manager Ch…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 5:41 PM

John, taking back the Senate is essential

With only 2 days left in February, we need a big push to meet our fundraising goal so we can stay in this race and get on the ballot. Dear John,   No matter who you’re voting for president, one thing is clear: taking back the Senate is essential!   Whethe…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
February 24, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Final Push

We're over two-thirds of the way to getting on the ballot, but we need everyone pitching in however they can so we don't come up short! Dear John,   With less than a week left, we’re just $4,167 shy of our February fundraising goal.    Our Team has been all…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
February 19, 2020 at 12:13 AM

We're running out of time

$2.57 is all it takes for us to collect a signature and get Lorena that much closer to making the ballot! Dear John,   With less than a month left to gather and turn in signatures, we are kicking the campaign into high-gear with our most ambitious fundraisi…
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
February 17, 2020 at 7:41 PM

We're going up against the establishment

We're right on track to get on the ballot. But we need everyone involved to get us across the finish line. Dear John,   Yesterday, we were out in full force. We had more than 20 volunteers at the Bernie rally and collected more than a thousand signatures …
  Lorena Garcia · [email protected]
February 14, 2020 at 9:00 PM

2 minutes

It takes just 2 minutes to give the gift of Democracy. Dear John,   Happy Valentines Day!    Whether you’re spending today with a loved one, friends, family, or you’re riding solo, everyone deserves to have representation in the U.S. Senate. We’ve had enoug…
  Chris Meisner - Campaign Manager · [email protected]
February 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM

ICYMI... Stand up for LGBTQ rights

Lorena spent all of yesterday fighting for LGBTQ rights at the Capitol, making sure that Republican's homophobic and trans-phobic policies don't succeed here in Colorado Dear John,   Colorado’s state legislature is only four weeks into session and Republi…
  Chris Meisner - Campaign Manager · [email protected]
February 14, 2020 at 1:10 AM

Stand up for LGBTQ rights

Lorena is fighting for LGBTQ rights at the Capitol today, making sure that Republican's homophobic and trans-phobic policies don't succeed here in Colorado Dear John,   Colorado’s state legislature is only four weeks into session and Republicans have alre…