Former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff has been touring the state of Colorado this weekend building support for his race for the US Senate. I managed to catch up with him at a house party to talk with him about ONE. He was more than familiar with the organization and happily took a ONE band. While he was Speaker of the House the state legislature declared Colorado a State of ONE with strong bipartisan support and he even endorsed our campaign as a ONE Ambassador.
Romanoff told me that international development is one of the main reasons he got into politics. He saw poverty first-hand while teaching English in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and he recently took a trip to Nigeria. I thanked him for his work for the poor and told him to keep an eye out for ONE volunteers at events as we begin the ONE Vote 2010 Campaign.