Heather C. Arnold-Renicker
I am an assistant clinical professor at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work.
I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Denver.
I have donated to the Democratic Party for the Biden/Harris campaign, the Hillary Clinton campaign and local Democrat campaigns, namely Brianna Titone and Rachel Zenzinger, both my Rep. and Senator for my district.
I am a member of Arvadans for Progressive Action, a volunteer group associated with Indivisible Colorado and Arvadans for Social Justice a group focused on working for social justice for Arvadans. I am an appointed member of the Arvada Human Rights Commission for the city of Arvada. We work on the community block grants money allocation for nonprofits serving the Arvada community.
I have engaged in municipal and statewide advocacy, mostly focusing on fair elections, fair democracy and encouraging people to vote. In my work with Arvadans for Progressive Action, we focus mostly on voter education on issues and ballot initiatives and candidates that impact Arvadans. I have also worked on racial justice campaigns in Colorado, supporting Showing Up for Racial Justice in organizing alongside people of color led organizing efforts in the Denver Metro area.
I believe fair representation is foundational to our democracy. I believe I can be a voice promoting fair and equal representation for all people in the state of Colorado. I also love to be engaged with my community and am excited for the opportunity to serve.
I believe so strongly in the right for every person in this state to feel seen, heard and represented in the political process. I do not agree with any political side opting for more representation than anyone else and because of that, I think I can be a voice for consensus and collaboration. I have been part of many consensus-based-decision-making organizations and believe everyone deserves a voice and to be heard; even if I have a different opinion or disagree.
As a graduate school professor, I pride myself on using critical thinking skills to assess any and all situations/issues. I like to explore all points of view, seek out relevant and balanced information before making a decision and talk ideas out with people around me - those who might agree or disagree. I think critical thinking and thoughtful engagement is essential to a democracy.