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Colorado NORML endorses Tony Pigford for Denver City Council At-Large
Denver, Colorado: The Colorado NORML organization officially endorses Tony Pigford for Denver City Council At-Large.
Tony is a leader helping start businesses, philanthropic organizations, and most recently, became the founding dean of the Boys School of Denver. Tony doesn’t shy away from stating his values, you will always know where he stands. He fosters unique partnerships, and people across Denver consider him a friend.
Tony’s great-grandfather founded The Colored American Loan and Realty Company in Denver in 1901. He saw the huge, complicated socio-economic oppression of black people in America at the time, and he stepped up and took the problem head on. Tony will do the same: Step up and take responsibility for Denver’s future.
“We need to shrink our mass incarceration system and grow our economy. Cannabis is a clear path forward to get this done. Let's treat cannabis like alcohol-- allow social, responsible consumption. Don't lock people out of the industry because they were part of it before it was legal. These are simple solutions, right in front of us. We just need the political will to get it done. That's why I'm running. I'll step up and be the strong leader Denver needs right now.” – Tony Pigford.
“Our organization and its board are proud to support and endorse Tony Pigford’s campaign for Denver City Council At-Large. Tony see’s what prohibition has done to many whom now suffer non-violent cannabis convictions and could benefit from his leadership role to create solutions.” CoNORML executive director Ashley Weber.
Colorado NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.