Through interviews all across the state of Colorado, we are capturing voices of the young population in order to better understand their beliefs, where those beliefs came from, and how they will influence the next election. By sharing each subject’s perspectives on these issues, the series will portray a multifaceted view of part of a generation that might determine the next president.
Why Colorado? It is said that Colorado is where the liberals shoot guns and the conservatives recycle. One of the 11 swing states in the 2016 election, Colorado’s identity is unique in its worldview: fiercely protective of its gun rights , yet overwhelmingly in favor of protecting its public lands, possessing of two top-ranked “innovation hubs” (Boulder, Fort Collins,) and also deeply-rooted heritage of farming and ranching. Yet perhaps its seeming dichotomies are actually where the potential for bipartisan agreement lies. (2017 Ongoing).
In collaboration with: Cecily Mauran