Become a Delegate for Dougherty

I am thrilled to announce that I will be engaging thousands of Democrats across Colorado by participating in this year’s caucus and assembly process. I am running a grassroots campaign, and my commitment to the caucus and assembly route reflects my belief that you should have a voice in this process. Join me on this … Continued

Net Neutrality and Preserving a Free and Open Internet

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality, and in so doing moved to drastically change the Internet as we know it. Net neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic is treated equally. With the FCC’s repeal of this principle, broadband providers and network carriers have the power to charge us … Continued

Environmental Justice In The AG’s Office

When a deadly combination of politics, favoritism, and hypocrisy are guiding our country’s environmental policy, we need the strongest, fairest, and most experienced advocate for Colorado at the helm of the Attorney General’s Office. The risks facing Colorado and the rest of the nation are too serious for anything less. Those of us lucky enough to … Continued

Statement on Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

GOLDEN, CO – Today, Democratic Attorney General Candidate Michael Dougherty issued the following statement ahead of scheduled arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case before the United States Supreme Court: “This case will have a wide-ranging impact, as it determines whether a business owner is allowed to refuse service to … Continued

CBS Denver: Colorado Sex Crimes Prosecutors Weigh In On #MeToo

By Shaun Boyd Read the full article on CBS Denver. The #MeToo movement has overwhelmingly swayed the court of public opinion and some of the state’s top sex crimes prosecutors say it could go a long way toward holding sexual predators accountable in the court of law. “These cases are not easy and they’re very traumatic for people … Continued

Cynthia Coffman Enters Governor Race

Today, Attorney General of Colorado Cynthia Coffman announced that she will be seeking the Governor’s office and not re-election as Attorney General. Michael Dougherty released the following statement: “After failing to protect our environment, Colorado’s DREAMers, and consumers, it is not surprising that Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has chosen not to seek re-election. The Attorney … Continued

Eliminate Private Prisons: Profit Has No Place in the Criminal Justice System

Private companies are profiting off the imprisonment of almost four thousand Coloradans. While 14,000 inmates are currently being held at Colorado Department of Corrections’ (CDOC) 22 state correctional facilities, approximately 20% of our prison population are being held at three private prisons. These three facilities are owned by large, for-profit corporations. By allowing profit into … Continued

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For twenty years, I have fought for domestic violence victims. Often, when we talk about body-worn cameras for law enforcement, the discussion is focused on capturing the conduct of police officers. Yesterday, I was honored to give a presentation on the impact of body-worn cameras on the victims of … Continued

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Become a Delegate for Dougherty

I am thrilled to announce that I will be engaging thousands of Democrats across Colorado by participating in this year’s caucus and assembly process. I am running a grassroots campaign, and my commitment to the caucus and assembly route reflects my belief that you should have a voice in this process. Join me on this … Continued

Net Neutrality and Preserving a Free and Open Internet

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality, and in so doing moved to drastically change the Internet as we know it. Net neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic is treated equally. With the FCC’s repeal of this principle, broadband providers and network carriers have the power to charge us … Continued

Environmental Justice In The AG’s Office

When a deadly combination of politics, favoritism, and hypocrisy are guiding our country’s environmental policy, we need the strongest, fairest, and most experienced advocate for Colorado at the helm of the Attorney General’s Office. The risks facing Colorado and the rest of the nation are too serious for anything less. Those of us lucky enough to … Continued

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