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(Denver, CO) – March 23, 2022 – The Attorney General Alliance and its Chair, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, in partnership with former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and cross-partisan nonprofit organizations Unify America and America Talks, announced today the launch of The Colorado Unify Challenge, which brings together Coloradans from every corner of the state to talk about issues that affect Colorado.
Designed as an innovative way to deal with increased divisions and to show the rest of the country how Colorado turns political fighting into problem-solving, the Colorado Unify Challenge is a live, one-on-one online conversation (like Zoom) with another Coloradan who may live across the state and have a different outlook on issues.
“Many of us are concerned about how divided we’ve become, not only because it is harmful to the fabric of our communities, but because it keeps us from solving problems,” said Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. “The Colorado Unify Challenge is designed to engage Coloradans in authentic, meaningful, conversations about some of our state’s biggest challenges. Ultimately, our love for Colorado unites us.”
Interested in a simple but powerful way to help this country heal? Join the thousands of people who are taking the Unify Challenge.
“The Unify Challenge is an opportunity for Coloradans who are tired of political infighting to be part of the solution by making their voices heard as part of a constructive dialogue,” said current Colorado Springs City Councilman and former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. “When we learn how to hear and understand different views and be civil to one another, particularly when discussing the topics that matter to us most, it makes us a stronger society and a stronger Colorado.”
Anyone 18 and older can participate in the Challenge. Those interested in participating can register at www.unifyamerica.org/colorado and select from one of the following dates and times:
During registration, participants answer a few questions about their background. Based on these responses, Unify America will match participants across differences, to ensure productive, respectful conversations designed to find common ground. On the date of the Challenge, the pair joins an online platform (similar to Zoom) and, after agreeing to guidelines around civil, respectful dialogue, follows a conversation guide with topics focused on key issues for Coloradans such as public safety, education, healthcare and housing. Live support hosts are available if needed and each conversation takes about an hour. A summary report is expected after the Challenge highlighting what was collectively learned and gained.
For more information or to register, visit www.unifyamerica.org/colorado.
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