IS WALKER AT HIS OFFICE IN THE CAPITOL?
Nope! Records show that Walker Stapleton only attended 41 out of 74 PERA board meetings, for a 55.4% attendance rate as State Treasurer. He's said that if it rains or snows, he stays in bed instead of going to work.
IS WALKER AT SCHOOL?
Nope! Colorado's public schools are chronically underfunded, and yet Walker Stapleton has opposed school funding again and again and again. He's even suggested that existing public school funds would be better spent on prisons.
IS WALKER FIGHTING TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE?
Nope! Walker Stapleton is a Yes Man to Trump’s efforts to destroy health coverage for Colorado families, and has even said he would roll back the Medicaid expansion — taking coverage away from over hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. He has said that he will be an anti-choice governor, and could deny people across the state the reproductive care they depend on.
IS WALKER EVEN IN COLORADO?
He might be…but he hasn't been here for long! Despite his claims of being a "fourth-generation Coloradan," Walker was actually born in Connecticut, and didn't even move to Colorado until he was 29. And while campaigning outside Colorado, Walker said that as governor he would give tax breaks to out-of-staters who own vacation homes in Colorado.
IS WALKER DINING WITH CAMPAIGN DONORS?
You found Walker! Rather than showing up to work or meeting Coloradans at public events, Walker Stapleton can be found cozying up to special interest donors and lobbyists at a Denver steakhouse, or fundraising with white nationalists.
Most Coloradans can’t just take a day off from work if the traffic or weather is bad.
Walker Stapleton, on the other hand, would rather stay in bed than show up for the job he was elected to do.
One of the primary responsibilities of the State Treasurer is overseeing the state pension program. Walker Stapleton has missed nearly half of the PERA meetings as Treasurer – and he thinks he deserves a promotion to governor.
What is PERA? The Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado provides retirement and other benefits for Colorado's public workers. This includes retirement savings for 560,000 current or former teachers, firefighters, state troopers, and other public employees.