What Others Are Saying About Tisha Casida
“I have known Tisha Casida as a business associate and friend for about five years. When I discovered she was wanting to run for Congress, I knew immediately I wanted to support her and here is why:
- Tisha has impeccable integrity and an internal moral compass – she is a strong individual.
- Tisha is both exceptionally intelligent and courageous; I saw this as she started businesses during a down economy and refused to accept mediocrity.
- Tisha is creative, grounded in reality and results-oriented; she has demonstrated this through innovations in her business model and making tough strategic decisions.
- Tisha is “one of US”; she understands and cares about the challenges families and business owners face.
- Tisha is a committed Constitutionalist who truly trusts the American people more than government institutions.
- Tisha is a tireless worker who is constantly learning and trying to improve herself and her community; she has pursued a very high level of education while building multiple businesses and trying to improve the business and sustainability climate in Southern Colorado. This is exactly what is needed in Washington.
- Tisha is gifted with a rare combination of optimism and realism – she refuses to accept the idea that things must stay as they are but understands the components necessary for meaningful change. Mainly she understands that this nation needs to get back to DIALOGUE that seeks understanding and realistic, sustainable SOLUTIONS.”
David A. Shepson, MSA, CEO
DAS Professional Services, LLC
“I have never been involved in politics, but Tisha
Casida has caught my attention. She has my vote and full support for her candidacy for 3rd Congressional District of Colorado. Tisha is ambitious, dedicated and honest. She has intelligent ideas that will create positive changes in our lives. Tisha is genuine and truly cares about the planet and people’s health, wealth and well-being. I encourage everyone to think outside of their box and support Tisha Casida.”
Director, Pueblo Light Connection
“Tisha is a strong supporter of small business and clean food. She helped me fight for the right to use locally produced foods to make healthy, ready prepared meals for our community.” – Jo Schrubbe
“I am supporting the candidacy of Tisha Casida because as a true Independent who represents the people she is the only one of the candidates that can legitimately seek to overturn the laws that have been passed and are responsible for the dire straits our country is in due to the policies of the corrupt and dysfunctional 2 party system and its representatives who only represent the interests of the party elites and the special and corporate interests that finance their political campaigns.” – Garry Evenson
“Tisha, is a person with new style ideas, energy to fulfill her commitment to the job, and its time we let people that want to serve the people “DO IT” she is someone I would vote for and knowingly that she would represent me proudly in Congress. Tisha, might be the breath of fresh air we all have been looking for in a politician, not the same old ideas of spending our way out of things,,but working our way with new ideas and new directions. Tisha has my support all the way.”
President, North Beach Farms, K & M Ranch Coulee Ranch, Inc. Founder, Peaks&Prairies
Vice President, Biosythetics, LLC
“I will vote for Tisha Casida. I have followed her campaign, heard many of her speeches and met her in person. She is an authentic person that truly cares about our country. She is the new generation of politician we need to really serve the citizens and make sure the constitution is respected. Tisha, all my support to you. You are an hope for our future.”
Founder of Change4Now
“Tisha’s enthusiasm alone is enough to shake things up in Washington! So, when you add her proven track record for supporting small businesses, her passion for encouraging locally grown foods and commitment to cleaning up the environment, what’s not to love? She’s a woman and it’s obvious we need more women decision makers in Washington. Born and raised in Pueblo County, it doesn’t get more “local” when it comes to representing the Third Congressional District’s interests. She’s willing to speak up and speak out for what she believes in and, with intention, positions herself to be a voice for countless unspoken voices. And, she’s running as an INDEPENDENT. She’s an inspiration, stepping UP and positioning herself to lead the way to a more peaceful nation.”
- Wendie Stauffer, Golden Flower Heath Clinic – Pueblo, CO
Why I support Casida for Congress: Our government is broken, and our parties corrupt. No matter who we send it seems the party mechanism and the elitism creeps in. It is time for the regular citizens to be in the people’s house as it was designed to do. When congress votes in favor of the socialist ObamaCare and its mandates, when it votes for the NDAA and drones over our heads, when it votes for ever more spending with no way to pay for it, when it looks the other way when a President imposes executive orders clearly unconstitutional, and when it exempts itself from everything it passes, then it has clearly become out of touch and arrogant. Virtually every member of Congress is now in violation of their oath to protect, uphold, and defend the constitution. It is clearly violating the 28th amendment and encouraging violation of all the others for rights of speech, assembly, association, and others. Both parties and their media friends are complicit in all of this. We must have common sense people who have lived real life out here and understand what it means when fuel goes to outrageous levels and more rights infringed upon. I cannot stomach any more career politicians and more elitist party hacks telling me what is good for me but not for them. Pure and simple, Casida for Congress.
- Scott Manke
To: Tisha Casida 2012
Attn: Tisha Casida
To Whom it may concern,
I am writing this letter to express my sincere appreciation for Tisha Casida in her 2012 bid for U.S. House – Colorado District 3. I have met Tisha several times, and attended her public speaking events, and I have been most impressed with her resilient, tenacious and peaceful approach to restoring integrity within our government. Her extensive knowledge of government intricacies and economics, as well as her “hands-on” approach to protecting small business is a voice for the people that must be heard, and I am delighted that she has taken the initiative to make a difference. In these volatile economic and political times, we need a candidate like Tisha Casida to stand up as a voice for the people, to reestablish the principles of our Constitution and to help put an end to unnecessary spending and fiscal irresponsibility. Additionally, her persistent outreach to the community coupled with her presentation of highly educational information is an oasis of hope in a desert of misinformation that is so often propagated in this day and age.
I fully endorse Tisha Casida in her bid for U.S. House – Colorado District 3, and I am hopeful that her radiant ambition will be a light to inspire other true Americans to take action to restore our government.
John C. Ricca, President/Owner
A-Phase Electric, LLC – Avon, CO
U.S. Congressional Candidate
3d District of Colorado
It is my belief that your candidacy to represent the people of your district, and beyond, to all freedom loving people in these United States is especially timely from many viewpoints. First perhaps is your decision to run as an Independent thus challenging the staid establishment of both the left and right political parties which have divided our citizens to what appears to me to be at a breaking point. There is no good reason for this other than greed and corruption which seem to saturate both political parties these days. After all, we are all Americans, and basically doing our best just to live our lives in the pursuit of happiness for what we feel is best for ourselves, our families and our communities. This is the touchstone of our founding as a Country established by our Constitutional guarantees. Individual liberty, as opposed to State rule and mandate. “I just want to live in a FREE country”.
Another overriding concern I have which I feel your candidacy represents is in a word - transparency. Our democracy depends on an educated and informed citizenry. If critical information (on any front) is withheld from the general public there will be and is a danger of centralized power controlling the information stream needed to critically analyse our situation. All I want is THE TRUTH, the good, the bad and the ugly. How else can we as citizens register a vote. There are far too many secrets, be it from the Federal Reserve (our economy), the military industrial complex (our defense) or the Federal government structure at all levels to have a truly informed electorate. We need representation in Congress who will come back to their districts to inform us of what is being done in the name of OUR country. Not in legalese, double - speak or ‘withheld for our own good’, but with common truth. I am sure you would do that and that is why I am supporting you in your efforts.
Philip R. Snow
The plurality (more than 33%) of voters in this country is registered unaffiliated or “Independent” and I am one of them. A few years ago I had the opportunity to see party politics from the inside when I ran my husband’s campaign for Congress (Bob McConnell) in the 3rd CD of Colorado. I confirmed through my experience what I’d known all along: politics – either side – is a landscape of broken systems and mediocre hacks who “win” by playing along. No wonder most of us want nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans.
In November we have an opportunity to try something different in our congressional district. Tisha Casida, a 30 year old entrepreneur from Pueblo, is running for the seat as an Independent against the incumbent Scott Tipton and Democrat Sal Pace. Tisha defies labels. She is not a “libertarian” but believes the government has no place in personal decisions. She is a fiscal conservative who knows more about natural farming and foods than anyone I know. She understands on a personal level the toll and pain of war, being divorced from an Iraqi war veteran after his tour of duty. The most interesting thing about Tisha is she is not a politician and refuses to go down that road. When she first stepped up to run several good old boys encouraged her to “run for school board or something,” presumably like a good little girl. Not Tisha’s style.
I’ll vote across party lines in the many open seats in November but for my congressional representative I will not vote with any party at all. I will vote for the young woman who has spent the last year traveling the District, speaking heart to heart with voters.(www.casida2012.com). In this race at least we don’t have to “hold our nose and vote” or vote for “the lesser of two evils.” Independent voters direct and win elections at every level and Tisha Casida doesn’t owe any political favors and is owned by no party platform. Maybe she’s the wave of the future.
It seems most people blame the president for our problems. I agree the president is responsible for many things, but we tend to overlook Congress. I believe they are the most responsible elected officials for the direction of this country.Pollingreport.com shows a poll taken by CBS and The New York Times on July 11-16 for Congress shows its approval rating is 12 percent. This is clearly a do-nothing Congress dominated by Republicans and Democrats who we continue to re-elect every election and expect different results.
A wise man once said, “Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is insanity.”
I used to vote by party, but now I do my own extensive research on the Internet and choose who will best represent me and my congressional district. I’m looking fors who will go to Washington and not sell out to lobbyists, but will work for the best interests of the people of their district who elected them.
A very informative website, votesmart.com, provides voting records on all candidates. I researched the candidates currently running for Congress in Colorado’s District 3, which covers most of Eagle County and the entire western half of Colorado.
The current congressman, Scott Tipton (Republican), voted for HR347, which will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
When somebody takes an oath to uphold the Constitution, how could they vote for something so unconstitutional?
Next, I looked into the Democratic candidate, Sal Pace, a state representative. He voted against HB1130, a bill that authorizes courts to charge an individual who commits a crime against a pregnant woman that results in the death or injury of her fetus with homicide and assault in addition to charges for the underlying crime.
He voted yes on HB1193 for an Internet sales tax and voted yes on SB108, a bill to increase vehicle fees to fund transportation projects.
So who is left? Tisha Casida running Independent. She is a successful businesswoman who stands firm with protecting the Second Amendment, civil liberties, lower taxes, limited government and upholding the constitution.
I had the pleasure of meeting Tisha a few times in the recent months. She has strong convictions to go to Washington and represent the people of her district and to bring a strong independent voice to the Republicans and Democrats.
The Republicans and Democrats have controlled Congress for many years, and we see where that has led us. I challenge everyone to research casida2012.com. It’s extremely important for all voters to educate themselves on all candidates. I also encourage everyone to meet Tisha next time she is campaigning in Eagle County. You will see for yourself that she truly is the real deal!
Letter to Pueblo Chieftain after Tisha not included in The Pueblo Chieftain Debate:
(To the City Desk at The Pueblo Chieftain)
Shame on you for not inviting a local candidate to your debate. She was the only adult in the room at the Club 20 debates, she is a local resident. In your statement you said that you don’t invite candidates who get less than a certain percentage of the vote. If you would let them have a voice, they would be elected. Do you not know the value of the women’s vote or for that matter in household matters like spending?
Have you not been keeping up with the polls as to the growing Independent vote in America. We the People are sick and tired of both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. Let her speak. We want to hear from her. She is articulate, intelligent and she is the voice of the majority of people in American right now. If you want to see her in action, watch the Club 20 debates.
I will be seriously considering a cancellation of our subscription if you show to be politically biased by not inviting her. Please reconsider.
(From one of our supporters to The Pueblo Chieftain in regards to not including Tisha in the Pueblo (her hometown) debate)
To The Pueblo Chieftain:
I see you made the decision to exclude a viable candidate for congress from an upcoming debate. Your decision was based on a third or independent candidate getting approximately 5-10% of the vote so you won’t invite them to debate, as has been the policy of your paper for some time.
Seems to me if VIABLE candidates are not given fair and equal treatment then independent candidates will never have the opportunity they, and we as citizens deserve in selecting OUR representatives.
Based on your argument for not inviting Ms. Cassida, I should not waste my advertising dollars with your paper since your circulation numbers are less than surrounding papers? When I remove my advertising dollars and membership to your paper because you have NO CHANCE of reaching my customers/constituents then you may look at your decision to arbitrarily exclude any candidate from an important debate. When it becomes personal to you I bet your decision may change. Your decision not to invite any candidate to the debate is personal to all supporters of that candidate.
You have time to reconsider your decision as I reconsider my position on your paper!
Robert Stafford, Ed.,
Dear Mr. Stafford:
I am copying you personally on a letter I directed to your editorial desk re the exclusion of independent congressional candidate Tisha Casida from the upcoming debate.
I hope you will direct or encourage reconsideration of the structure of the Chieftain-sponsored debate.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.
I am the Libertarian candidate in Colorado House District 25 (Golden-Evergreen). In this campaign and in past campaigns I have
occasionally had to fight to be part of community candidate forums.
I object very strongly to your exclusion of independent candidate Tisha Casida from the upcoming Pueblo Chieftain debates.
The drawback for the public is obvious: your editorial policy is overriding their right to hear all voices.
The drawback for the Pueblo Chieftain is that the real story is no longer the debate itself, but rather the Chieftain’s tacit collusion in the biennial scam that the only “serious” candidates emerge from the horribly flawed and misgoverning Democratic and Republican parties.
I seriously hope your organization will reconsider this ill-advised decision and choose to admit Ms Casida, who is one of the best-financed and most energetic local third-party candidate in Colorado history, and who deserves a hearing for her fresh message by all the interested and involved voters of her district.
Sincerely, Jack J. Woehr
Libertarian Candidate for Colo HD25 (2012, 2008)
Libertarian Candidate for Colo USCD 6 (2006, 2004)