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14 Young Democrats to Watch

The New York Times’ Frank Bruni highlights the work of Sen. Johnston

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State Senate United in Orange

You’re in Broncos Country:

Mike channels SD33 to send the Broncos off to SB50!


Celebrating the Legacy of MLK

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

Scenes from Denver’s 2016 Marade

Mike_ULF Alumni

Standing with AME Everywhere

Driving Out Hate with Love:

Mike’s Message after Charleston

Shorter AME

Community Policing

Our Community Coming Together:

Rebuilding Relationships with Law Enforcement

Community Event

Mike Featured in the Times


New York Times columnist Frank Bruni profiles

Mike’s efforts to reform teacher tenure by remembering

that teachers are the solution, not the problem.



Our Shared Values


In his convocation address before Harvard graduates,

Mike discusses the shared values driving

the American education movement: the Right to Know,

the Power to Decide, and the Will to Love.



ASSET becomes law

After a ten year struggle, the Colorado ASSET bill,

to provide in-state tuition to the state’s undocumented

high school graduates, has finally become law.


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2014 Legislative Highlights

The whirlwind of the 2014 legislative session is finally over! We had many victories, a few losses, and the occasional hilarious mishap.

Protecting kids from edible marijuana

The Colorado House and Senate approved Mike Johnston's bill addressing concerns about the risk that edible marijuana products could pose to our kids.

After the Aurora Shootings, Love Back

Mike Johnston writes that the answer to the horrific shootings at the Aurora movie theater is not to fight back, but to love and live back.

What's possible and what's next

Watch the speech that one Forbes columnist called "the best speech about education -- ever."

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