Welcome to one of our weekly posts, Independent Action, where we let you know the important moves independent candidates and organizations have made over the past week.
An outstanding week for Unite America, formerly known as the Centrist Project, as they announced the groundbreaking work they have done within Colorado. Unite Colorado, a branch of Unite America, has released the candidates they are endorsing in the state, labeling these individuals to “have strong character and integrity, being aligned with our principles and approach to governance, and have a viable path to victory.” For more on this announcement, click here.
To read Unite Colorado’s Declaration of Independents, a guideline for their candidates, click here.
Governor Bill Walker of Alaska continued his duties after the holidays, signing Administrative Order No. 292, establishing the Governor’s Commuter Rail Advisory Task Force. The group is forming to determine the possibility of a commuter rail service connecting Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. This group will be performing studies, with the results of the studies determining the economic benefits of a commuter rail such as saving on road maintenance and lowering of emissions.
Walker’s message of a Safer, Clean Alaska will be continue to be vital in his bid for reelection.
Greg Orman ended this week on a very positive note, releasing a press release highlighting the immense support behind his mission to turn Kansas independent. 1 Orman received over $450,000 in individual contributions to his campaign since his exploratory committee began in December.
Moving forward, Tim Owens, former Republican State Senator and treasurer of the Orman for Kansas Exploratory Committee, had this to say about Orman’s recent success, “It’s clear to me that Greg’s relationships with business leaders throughout Kansas and across the country will be a great asset in attracting jobs and revenue when he’s elected governor.” 2
All bodes well in the Orman camp thus far, but the finish line is nowhere near. Orman hopes to continue this momentum for the months to come. To do your part to make Kansas independent, click here.
Make sure to check out our recap from this past week to stay up-to-date on everything you need to know.
1 – Orman Press Release, 10 Jan 2018
2 – https://ivn.us/2018/01/11/kansas-independent-greg-orman-pulls-astonishing-450k-26-days/