Historical photos courtesy of The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection 

  
Thanks for visiting my website! We're constantly updating, so please explore the content and feel free to sign up for my newsletter and visit my secure payment page to make a contribution to help retire my campaign debt. The page is at the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/peopleforperkins, or you can send a check to People For Perkins, 2171 S. Franklin St., Denver, Colorado  80210.  If you've got questions to ask, concerns to share, or if you'd like to get together, please contact me at PeopleForPerkinsHD2@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Owen 

     
                                                                                     
                                                                   
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campaign video, "Campaigner". 

    Campaign Kick-Off                                       to download

(Click the picture to view the video.)          

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Senator Elizabeth Warren rallies volunteers in support of Senator Mark Udall, 9.5.14

Click here for additional videos of Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Senator Michael Bennet, Cecille Richards, and Senator Mark Udall.



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             pr any performance from September 5th-20th      get your homegrown, home-baked apple pie
           click here for more information or to purchse tickets               click here to order your delicious apple pie            

Help me pay down my remaining campaign debt with your contribution and enjoy Pippin and Pie!
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                                  President Obama speaking on the economy in Denver, uly 9,2014.

President Obama
gave remarks on the economy at Cheesman Park in Denver on
Wednesday morning, July 9th.  Click here for video of his remarks and for the text of remarks he made over lunch at a DSCC fundraiser at the Westin Denver Downtown.  Additional (much better) photos to follow.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Alec Garnett, House District 2's Democratic nominee for State Representative. 

Alec proved to be a candidate of great honor, and he should be proud of a meaningful victory. His campaign has helped build and strengthen our Democratic foundation in HD2, and I look forward to his continuing a legacy of unparalleled leadership in our district.

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ELECTION DAY -- Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

All ballots must be received by 7 p.m
. in a drop box, at a Voter Service Center, or at the Denver Elections Division.  Please click here for locations of drop boxes and Voter Service Centers.

Click here
after 7 p.m. mountain time for the Denver County Clerk's Election Results page.

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Thanks to the delegates at the House District 2 Assembly for voting me onto the Primary Ballot!  On a beautiful Saturday (outside and inside North High School) in Denver, the caucus and assembly process culminated with two of us winning placement on the ballot.  Now it's up to the more than 30,000 Democrats in the district to participate in the primary and vote into office a candidate who will ensure that in House District 2, the public interest always trumps the special interests. 

Click the image to the right above to read Lynn Bartels' piece on the race.  I'm humbled beyond belief at her refrence to me as "a younger version of former lawmaker Ken Gordon."  That's certainly something to aspire to.  

Click the video to the left above to view T.R. Reid's nomination speech and seconds from Walker Knight, Harry Budisiidharta, Sarah Bradley, Diane Thiel, Debra Turner-Kelly, Barry Sarver, and Tom Parson, along with my own speech accepting the nomination and making my case as a candidate for State Representative. 

Bring it on!

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Ballots are Here!

All registered Democrats in House District 2 should receive their June Mail Ballots during the week of June 2nd.  There are two contested races on the ballot, including my race for State Representative, House District 2.  Please support my candidacy by voting your ballot as soon as you receive it.  Doing so will enable our campaign to focus our resources on getting out the vote (GOTV) by contacting those who have not yet voted.  Once your ballot is received at the Denver Elections Division, we'll take you off our GOTV list.

STEP 1   Your ballot should arrive in your mailbox during the week of June 2. If you don’t receive your ballot by June 7, then contact the Denver                     Elections Division at 311.

STEP 2    Vote for Owen Perkins, State Representative, House District   Use a dark-ink pen or pencil to draw a line filling in the arrow                              immediately to the right of the candidate's name.

                              

STEP 3   Sign and date the external return envelope in which you place your completed ballot.  The Denver Elections Division cannot count your                     vote unless you do so.

STEP 4   Please promptly return your ballot via First Class Mail (70 cents in postage), or hand deliver your completed ballot in the envelope                           provided to any of the locations listed below or on our ballot resource page.  If you would to arrange for a campaign volunteer to pick up                   your ballot, you may contact PeopleForPerkinsHD2@gmail.com or call (303) 722-1655.  

For a complete list and map of all twenty 24-hour ballot drop off locations and all eight VSPC locations, please click here to visit our Election Resource Page, or visit the Denver Elections Division website at www.DenverGov.org/Elections and scroll down to Important Voter Information.

24-HOUR BALLOT DROP-OFF BOX LOCATIONS IN AND NEAR HOUSE DISTRICT 2
(Open June 5th – must be received by June 24th at 7 p.m.)
1) Washington Park Recreation Center: 701 South Franklin St.
2) RTD I-25 & Broadway Light Rail Station: 901 South Broadway
3) Denver Police Department, District 3: 1625 South University Blvd.
4) Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building, 201 West Colfax Ave.
5)  Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 East Dartmouth Ave.
6)  Denver Elections Division Headquarters, 200 West 14th Ave. 
7)  Blair-Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton St.
8)  Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 North Colorado Blvd.

NEARBY VOTER SERVICE & POLLING CENTER (VSPC) LOCATIONS
1) Denver Police Department, District 3: 1625 South University Blvd.
2) Denver Elections Division Headquarters: 200 West 14th Ave.

If you have any issues with you ballot – lost, destroyed, not received, made a mistake – please go to the Denver Elections Division Headquarters through June 13th or any of the eight VSPC locations beginning June 16th. You may drop off ballots, obtain a replacement ballot, vote in person, register to vote, update your registration, affiliate if you are unaffiliated, or get further help at any VSPC.

Voter Service & Polling Center Hours (includes drive-through ballot drop-off at all locations)
Monday, June 16 through Saturday, June 21: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday June 23 10 a.m. - 6 p. m.
ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, June 24: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Denver Elections Division Headquarters, 200 W. 14th Ave.
Monday June 2 -Friday June 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday June 21 - 10 a. m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, June 23 - 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, June 24: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Help us build momentum to raise the minimum wage in Colorado by clicking the Inequality for All image above, left, and signing our petition calling for an increase in Colorado from $8/hour to $11/hour. 

Click the middle image to hear the conference call with former Secretary Robert Reich and Senator Elizabeth Warren that we took part in at our February 27th Inequality for All  watch party (right).

Click the image on the right from our Inequality for All watch party to visit my Raise The Minimum Wage petition page.


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Click the image above to view video from
The House District 2 Democrats
 
January and February
Candidate Campaign Forums

click here to visit the Caucus Center
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                                                                                 Drought, and Environmental Health


                

     OFA Climate Change Symposium         Funding Public Schools Forum            Nelson Mandela Tribute                  


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Moreland Perkins
April 16, 1927 -- November 7, 2012

Please click here to visit a page honoring my father.

Friends,

I’ve always treasured the opportunity to immerse myself in the work of building and strengthening our Party, and turning our good ideas and our core values into meaningful action.  I believe in the grassroots ethic, and it’s always felt natural to focus my work on the most local level, talking, listening, and learning from the folks at the foundation of our efforts.

In my quest to represent House District 2 in Colorado’s General Assembly, my approach is no different.  It begins with my answering a call to service.  It is fueled by a passion for Social Justice and the ongoing effort to protect Human Rights, by a sense of responsibility for my community, and by a commitment to the values I share with my fellow Democrats to work for equal opportunity and access to all aspects of our society.  And it is anchored in a belief that the individual voices in our district must never be drowned out by the corrupting influence of "big" money in politics, of special interest and PAC money flooding campaigns and driving agendas. 

From my work promoting everything from universal health care to affordable housing, from freedom from discrimination to the empowering step towards immigration reform represented in the DREAM Act, and from my longstanding passion for protecting our environment and providing a high quality of education equally available to all our youth to the hard realities of untangling TABOR, my pursuit of this House seat starts with a determination to be a voice for the isolated, unheard, and underrepresented in our society. 

My character, my ethic, and my values are about giving voice to the voiceless, about being a part of a society that cares most about its least powerful and that acts first on behalf of its most vulnerable. 

I hope you will join me and support me as I seek to take my track record of service to the Democratic Party and our elected officials, my fully involved, active participation and leadership, my extensive knowledge of the issues, my valuable experience working to further our causes, and my unequivocally Progressive beliefs into the State House to represent you.

It has always been an honor to stand beside you and work with you to promote the values that make us so proud of our society – the values that make us Democrats.  Now I ask you to give me the opportunity to stand up for you and to continue the work that drives us all.

 

Sincerely,

Owen Perkins
House District 2

   
 
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