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Tim lamberton

Commission: both

Zip: 80116

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

I am writing to indicate my opposition to allowing outside groups to influence the makeup of the commission, specifically the attempt to remove Danny Moore from his position. The entire concept of the commission was to remove the direct influence of lobbying and political parties from the redistricting process, while allowing voices to be heard. If you allow one group to bully their preferred individuals or groups into or out of positions that have already been filled you will be undermining what little faith there is in the new system.

Lanie

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80615

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

I am writing in support of Chairman Danny Moore. I have known Danny for over two years now and can say he is a fine example of a leader. He is very fair minded and cares deeply about people and his community at large. His service record is above reproach and his commitment to the job is impeccable. I really appreciate all the hard work he puts in to everything he does. You won't find a better Chairman.

Haeley Mowery

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80206

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

I understand there is an attempt to remove Danny Moore as Chair of the congressional redistributing committee. As a former staff member of the legislative reapportionment commission, I can attest that Danny Moore is exactly the type of chair we should all want on this commission. As a former military man and current business owner/government contractor, he has served this country honorably. He is a good and decent citizen who puts public service first. He will not kow-tow to public pressure and he will serve in that role with honor and fairness. Please keep him on as Chair. Sincerely, Haeley Paul Mowery

Stacey Shigaya

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80231

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

I was born in Denver and am a 3rd generation Japanese American, Christian, mother of two, LGBTQ+ ally . As an American and Coloradan, I value our fragile democracy, which we have seen in recent years to be in peril. Our way of life can only sustain itself by protecting our right to vote. Unfortunately, many of those in power across the country are fighting - and winning - to deny this right for the people they think will vote against them, which is the only way those in power can stay in power. Regardless of one's party affiliation, equal access to voting must be taken seriously and we must strive to make it easier - not harder - for people to vote. Based on the recently social media posts by Danny Moore, it is quite apparent that he is NOT qualified to serve on the Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission, much less be its chairman. He has denied the results of the 2020 presidential election and has a clear bias for one political party over the other. I am extremely concerned that his participation on the commission will be a detriment to its mission and to the citizens of Colorado and the country. Furthermore, his statement "...Chinese Virus. Nope not racist at all. It is a Nationality" displays that he is tone-deaf to racism and its contribution to the racist attacks and attitudes toward Asians and Asian Americans. He should resign or be dismissed.

Jan Malvern

Commission: both

Zip: 80923

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

The congressional district that I live in is CD6. Somehow, an extreme partisan Republican was chosen to represent us. And somehow, Denny Moore was also chosen to be the Commission Chairman. He should resign his Chairmanship. Such accounts that have been published in the news of his views on Covid-19, like calling it the China Virus suggest that he is intellectually unprepared for the position of Chairman. In addition, his views on whether the 2020 election of Joe Biden was legitimate suggest that his views are too partisan to represent Colorado, and Colorado Springs. I am so tired of people who uncritically give voice to such partisan rhetoric. Get rid of him, please.

Irv Broudy

Commission: both

Zip: 81201

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

Chaffee County is a small rural county in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the center of Colorado with a total population of less than 20,000. We have two principal towns, Salida and Buena Vista with residents numbering approx.. 5,000 and 3,000 respectively. A third town, Poncha Springs, in the middle of the county has less than 1,000 residents but is growing rapidly. Our economic base consists of small family owned and operated farms and ranches combined with a thriving and growing low-impact tourism sector with rafting, fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and mountain biking, also locally owned and operated businesses. We also enjoy a vibrant and widely recognized art and music district and have a growing segment of active and energetic retirees who have move here because of what we offer.. People in our community know each other, value the extraordinary environment we live in and want to maintain the quality of life we enjoy,. They also volunteer their efforts to keep and enhance what we have.: more than 80% of our residents are either currently volunteering with community organization or have done so in the recent past. Combining Chaffee and Gunnison Counties would make sense since our residents share similar values, size and economics. Including the northern ,agricultural ,portion of the San Luis Valley would also be appropriate and perhaps the eastern end of Fremont County but not including Canon City . The large urban area of Colorado Springs does NOT fit with Chaffee County. Our interests, values, and economics are very different and the sheer size of that population would overwhelm , as it currently does, the opportunity for our voices and concerns to be heard in the legislative process. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Randall T Lyman

Commission: both

Zip: 80015

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

I've been alerted that someone is attempting to remove Danny Moore from your commission. This is a huge mistake. Danny is one of the most honest, responsible, and patriotic people I have ever known. I have known him both in his capacity as a military man then later as a government contractor. His concern for the people of our state cannot be questioned. His love of our country is unrivaled. But most importantly, his record of doing what is right - regardless of external pressure or personal cost makes him exactly the kind of person you need on the commission. I am honored to call him a friend.

Aleta You

Commission: both

Zip: 80134

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

It has come to my attention that Danny Moore, the Chair of the Redistricting Commission has come under attack for his honest description of the Wuhan (Chinese) virus and other First Amendment rights that he has articulated as an American citizen. I have known Danny for a number of years and he is a man of great integrity and a true patriot. I happen to be a fourth generation American of Korean ancestry and I do not take offense for calling the Wuhan (Chinese) virus for what it is. Identifying the virus of its place of origin is no more racist than calling the Spanish flu the Spanish flu. Furthermore, questioning the validity of the 2020 Presidential election is within our Constitutional rights as citizens. See the Peter Navarro report (see https://navarroreport.com) and the Judicial Watch October 5, 2020 lawsuit against Colorado and the Secretary of State. The left continues to slander anyone who questions what the mainstream media and its political adherents subscribe to. The last time I checked, the First Amendment is still part of our Constitution in spite of attempts to transform and brainwash our society to think otherwise. Danny Moore was elected by his colleagues to chair the Redistricting Commission. Let's not slander an honest and decent man just because he doesn't fall into the Left's perception of what Danny should believe and profess. Danny is no longer and never will be on your plantation. Sincerely, Aleta You, PhD

Kyla Sherap

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80210

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

I am appalled by the recent news that Danny Moore, the recently elected chair of the Colorado Congressional Independent Redistricting Commission, has espoused anti-Asian racist and xenophobic rhetoric in addition to spreading and promoting dangerous disinformation regarding the COVID pandemic and 2020 election. Congressional redistricting is crucial in guaranteeing fair and equitable representation, and assigning that responsibility to someone who not only unabashedly espouses extreme partisan views, but promotes hate-speech and xenophobia without regret or remorse is unacceptable and "un-Colorado". I sincerely hope, as an Asian American and life long Coloradan, that this is dealt with accordingly.

Susan Minamizono

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80113

Submittted: April 05, 2021

Comment:

The xenophobic comments by the Chair regarding the "China virus" instigate hate towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Colorado. Many AAPI members, including children, live in fear due to the increased bias-motivated incidents occurring in this state and nationwide. Further, it is disconcerting that a person heading the redistricting commission would engage in this rhetoric. We demand the end of the use of such and similar terminology.

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