7:37 am - Friday September 22, 2017

Political Vandalism

Joint Statement from the El Paso County Democratic Party and the El Paso Republican Party

Eli Bremer, chair of the El Paso Republican Party and Kathleen Ricker, chair of the El Paso County Democratic Party, have joined together in asking the community to respect the property of residents and the individual beliefs of our neighbors.

“Emotions run high during the election season and we all want to support our candidates. Showing that support, however, should never include destroying the opposition’s campaign signs It is a crime to steal or destroy signs,” stated Kathleen Ricker.

“All that vandalism does is leave trash lying around our beautiful city. There is no need for either side to be doing this sort of thing,” added Eli Bremer.

Campaigns spend thousands of dollars each campaign on their campaign yard signs. It does not help either side to have these signs stolen or destroyed. Both parties also encourage anyone who has had their vehicles or other property vandalized to contact the Colorado Springs Police Department or the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Both Parties encourage El Paso County citizens to ensure they are registered to vote, and then to actually vote via mail-in ballot, early voting, or at their polling place on Election Day, November 6, 2012. Colorado is a state that will play a major role in determining the next President of the United States, so the Party Chairs are eager to ensure all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote. Verify your voter registration at: www.govotecolorado.com

For more information contact:

Bill Roy, El Paso Republican Party 719-578-0022 or Christy Le Lait, El Paso County Democratic Party 719-473-8713

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