News and Press Releases
The following articles are press releases issued by Caraveo for Colorado or are pieces from local media on Dr. Caraveo's candidacy.
Wave of Endorsements Distinguish Caraveo as the Progressive Candidate for HD-31
Thornton, CO, June 27, 2018 -- After the primary on June 26th, Dr. Yadira Caraveo announced six key endorsements from local leaders and candidates for state office in Adams County, further demonstrating that she is the progressive leader in the race for HD-31. Every endorsement highlighted Dr. Caraveo’s strength as an advocate for working class families, one who stands up for what is right and will give voice to marginalized communities as a State Representative. The wave endorsements reflect the enthusiasm surrounding Dr. Caraveo, a pediatrician and labor advocate who is a rising star in Adams County, as her campaign begins to transition towards the general election.
Endorsing leaders include:
REP. FAITH WINTER, HD-35, 2018 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR SD-24
“Yadira Caraveo and I are running for the same reason: to stand up for working families, to protect our environment, and to ensure that everyone can benefit from Colorado’s growing economy. She is the strong advocate that we need in the State House, and I look forward to collaborating with her on passing paid family leave, equal pay, and other policies next year!”
EVA HENRY, ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONER
"As someone who knows what Thornton needs in its elected officials, I know that Yadira Caraveo will give voice to working families and fight for the causes that they care about. I am supporting Yadira because she is a proven, progressive leader who will do what’s best for our children as our next State Representative!"
EMMA PINTER, WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCILLOR AND CANDIDATE FOR ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONER
“Yadira Caraveo’s success as a pediatrician demonstrates that she is the only candidate in this race who can handle the responsibility of supporting disadvantaged Coloradans in the State House. She is the strong, confident advocate for our families and children that we need in Denver!”
SEN. DOMINICK MORENO, SD 21
“As a fellow native Coloradan, Yadira knows exactly what Thornton and Adams County need in a State Representative. I know she will prioritize our families in policy discussions about pursuing an economy that benefits everyone, expanding accessible healthcare, and creating a fair educational system. I look forward to working with her at the State Capitol!”
BRIANNA TITONE, CANDIDATE FOR HD-27
"Yadira has always been on the side of working class families and marginalized communities. She understands that Colorado cannot move forward without the pursuit of economic, racial, and social justice and she will work hard for progress. She is a strong, dedicated leader who will be there for the community and fight for equity and inclusion in Denver!"
JANE GOFF, COLORADO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
“Yadira Caraveo will fight for schools that are accessible to all families in Colorado. She will make sure that our educational system is properly funded and that every child can succeed. I am excited to collaborate with her on innovative solutions that improve our schools, attract and retain excellent teachers, and move Colorado forward!”
The campaign will work with these leaders in order to reach more voters across the district and advance progressive causes in the state legislature.
Colorado Education Association Endorses Dr. Yadira Caraveo for HD-31
Thornton, CO, June 27th -- Recognizing her commitment to defending public education, the Colorado Education Association (CEA) has endorsed Dr. Yadira Caraveo for House District #31, distinguishing the candidate as a leader families and teachers can trust. Founded in 1875, the CEA has advocated on behalf of public schools and their faculty, leading statewide initiatives to encourage increased funding and classroom-based pedagogies over test-oriented practices.
The CEA has found the ideal leader to collaborate with in Dr. Caraveo, a daughter of immigrant parents who moved to Adams County from Mexico and enrolled their children in the public education system. She is a proud graduate of Northglenn High School, and as a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, she has excelled thanks to public education. In her campaign platform, she has highlighted public education as one of her top priorities, arguing that Colorado has failed to provide for one of the greatest responsibilities we have to the children in our state: access to a quality, free education. As a state legislator, she will fight to ensure that funding is fair across the state and that underserved populations have access to the same quality of schools as Colorado’s more affluent communities.
Dr. Caraveo released the following statement regarding CEA’s endorsement of her candidacy: “Public education made me who I am. I dreamed of becoming a doctor from the age of 3. Without the dedicated public educators who guided me along the way I would not have been prepared to go on to a private college then to medical school. Public education was better funded when I was a child than it is now, however, and as a pediatrician I see the failure of our underfunded schools to provide the resources necessary for this generation of kids to achieve their dreams. As a legislator I will be an advocate for kids like me, growing up with hard working families that need public schools to provide a quality education for the future.”
Dave Lockley, the President of District 12 Educators’ Association, also released the following statement on the CEA endorsement: "On behalf of educators across Adams County, I am proud to support a product of our public schools, and a true champion for our children. She will work tirelessly to make sure that every child has the opportunity to each their full potential no matter their zip code.
The campaign will work with the CEA in order to reach more voters across the district and inform them about Dr. Caraveo’s support for public education. They will also work together to advance public education through legislative means if the District elects Dr. Caraveo to the State House.
PRESS RELEASE – Early Endorsements Separate Dr. Yadira Caraveo from the Field (6/12/18)
Thornton, CO, June 12, 2018 -- Prior to the summer transition towards the 2018 general elections, several local leaders and organizations announced their support of Dr. Yadira Caraveo’s campaign for State House District #31, distinguishing her from the field as a progressive leader who will fight for working families across Colorado. Although she does not have a primary opponent, the swift endorsements reflect the enthusiasm surrounding Dr. Caraveo, a pediatrician and labor advocate who is a rising star in Adams County.
Dr. Caraveo released the following statement regarding the endorsements: “The support I’ve received from so many in the Democratic party, from organized labor and progressive groups early on in this campaign, has been humbling. During over 8 years as a pediatrician, I’ve seen the struggles of working families to pay the bills, put food on the table, work multiple jobs, and try to juggle the demands of raising children. Every one of the groups or individuals I’ve met with, from Congressman Perlmutter at the start to AFL CIO most recently, has understood that my experience as a pediatrician comes with a vision to protect the children and families I care for every day. I look forward to working with all of these groups as the next representative from House District 31.”
Endorsing leaders and organizations include:
- Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Rep. Joe Salazar
Pipefitters Local 208
Colorado Working Families Party
The campaign will work with these organizations in order to reach more voters across the district and advance progressive causes in the state legislature.