Passionate About Robin and Women’s Leadership

By: Jordan Fouts, Campaign Manager, Kniech for Council At-Large My name is Jordan Fouts, and I’m taking a break from my career in community service to run Robin’s re-election campaign. I’m passionate about electing women to public office, and about the contributions Robin has made and can continue to make for Denver. I’m writing today … Continued

Important LGBTQ Legislation, Shocking Opposition

By Robin Kniech There’s big news in Denver. I’ve been supporting the LGBTQ Commission in bringing forward a ban on the discredited practice of trying to “convert” queer and trans youth in Denver, and Wednesday it unanimously passed out of committee. Pending passage by the full Council in January, Denver would join more than 40 … Continued

Robin’s Priorities for the November Ballot

By: Robin Kniech Jump to Robin’s Picks If you don’t vote, someone who doesn’t share your values likely will. And as we’ve learned the hard way, staying home or skipping a question on your ballot can change the outcome of an entire election, the Supreme Court, and the country. This November’s ballot is going to … Continued

City Council Passes Initiative to Fight Housing Discrimination

By: Robin Kniech Great news! As you know, I’ve been working on a bill to ensure that no one is turned away from a home they can afford just because of how they will pay for it. Earlier this week, the Denver City Council voted to pass the initiative! The overwhelming victory means that single mothers … Continued

Denver City Councilwoman Says Her Plan Would End Housing Discrimination

By: The Denver Channel Denver’s housing market is tough for everyone, but it can be even tougher for people lucky enough to get a voucher from the Denver Housing Authority that could pay for some of their rent. That’s because many landlords refuse to accept rent payments from housing assistance programs like Section 8. On … Continued

A Councilmom, Not a Superhero

A Personal Mother’s Day Reflection: Six years ago, I was early in the adventure of elected public service while parenting a preschooler. I wrote the piece, Before I Was a Mom, at the only possible time I had available to write or reflect, 2 a.m. Today, my son is halfway through childhood at 9 years old and I’m … Continued

Robin Kniech Will Run for Re-Election to Denver City Council

This article originally appeared in the Denverite on May 2, 2018.  By: Andrew Kenney Councilwoman At-large Robin Kniech will run for a third term on the Denver City Council in the May 2019 election, she announced today. Kniech is one of two at-large members of the council, meaning she represents the entire city rather than … Continued

Common Sense Gun Regulations That Protect Families and the Public

By: Robin Kniech I am proud of Denver’s long-standing ban on most assault weapons and my record supporting common sense gun laws. In January 2018, I voted to approve one of the first-ever city bans on bump stocks, and to limit the size of high capacity magazines in the City of Denver. In light of the horrific violence caused by bump stocks … Continued

Public Safety for All

By: Robin Kniech The foundation of any successful city is safety— the safety to raise children, work and play, and live good lives. As a member of the City Council’s Safety, Housing and Homelessness Committee, I track the overall low rate of crime the city has enjoyed in recent years, while striving to ensure there are enough men and women to protect … Continued

Gentrification, Displacement and Government

By: Robin Kniech Many of the housing policies and investments passed in recent years can be utilized in ways that help prevent displacement. However, we haven’t often talked about them in this way, and they aren’t yet big enough or broad enough to meet the scale of the challenges. In response to calls from the … Continued

News From the Campaign:

Forward. Together. For One More Term.

By: Robin Kniech We did it, once again! We ran an authentic campaign based on a solid record of accomplishments. We demonstrated how together, we’re making progressive change happen in Denver, and how we’ll build on that success. And we won! I want to sincerely thank: Each and every voter. The nearly 800 who invested … Continued

Homelessness: The Facts & Plan No One in 300 Debate is Talking About

About four or five times per week, I get to hear the debate about Initiative 300, which would create a right to camp in any publicly available space. They finish and then I’m given one minute to describe a plan to end homelessness during a candidate forum on a range of issues. Unless you’ve attended … Continued

Can Electeds be Both Bold and Responsive

Ok, so you know about my record on housing, protecting our climate, inclusivity, and more. And now you know all about my family, our obsession with composting, and our dogs. But elections are about more than personalities and policies. They’re also about leadership and judgment. One of my opponents recently asked me which was harder, running for office or serving? No contest: … Continued

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