The health risks of water issues are clear. What is also clear, is who these water issues hurt the most. As we’ve seen in Flint, the political will to ensure that drinking water is safe for everyone, even if it costs more, is lacking.
I’ve always appreciated that even when the issues are complex and partisan, Colorado’s legislative session has felt largely cooperative. But it didn’t feel that way this year to me.
The days leading up to my 16th birthday, I prepared to visit the DMV to take my road test and get my driver’s license. Once I had earned that license, I celebrated a newfound sense of independence.
Recently, when I visited the residents who live at a local affordable housing unit, one grandmother shared this sentiment with me: Even though Medicaid has its problems, you’re happy to have it. Because without it, you have nothing.
After living as a renter for most of my adult life, I purchased my first home in March of this year with my husband. We made the choice to stay close to the urban core of Denver and bought a condo.