For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Thompson
10 October 2012
Tel: (719) 369-0623
Pueblo Chieftain Excludes Independent Woman from Debate – Casida Holds Protest
(Pueblo, CO) Tisha Casida, Unaffiliated (Independent) candidate for U.S. House, Colorado District 3, was excluded from the debate hosted by The Pueblo Chieftain in Pueblo on Wednesday, October 10th. This is the only candidate debate or candidate forum that Casida was excluded from in the entire district – she just recently returned from a 1,200 mile trip to candidate forums in Mesa County (League of Women Voters), Garfield County (Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association), and Montezuma County (League of Women Voters), as well as being a part of the Club 20 Debate (Grand Junction) and Action 22 Debate (Cripple Creek).
Casida plans on having a “Rally for Tisha Protest” outside of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center at 6:30PM to protest the decision made by The Pueblo Chieftain. Supporters of Casida, and the general public who considers themselves to be registered Independents, as well as those who desire to hear from all legitimate candidates for the District’s race are invited to attend and participate. Casida says, “It doesn’t matter if people will vote for me or not – this is an issue of transparency in government and with media – I worked hard to be on the ballot and to be a legitimate candidate, and now I am being pushed aside by biased media”.
Casida also explained her frustration at Scott Tipton’s refusal to debate at Fort Lewis College in Durango, where she and Pace had been committed to debate this week, “I can’t believe the apathy that our Representative shows towards some parts of the district – doesn’t he understand that he represents all of us, and that young voters at the college would probably like to hear from him?”.
Casida said all are welcome to attend the rally, where campaign information will be available and where she will be shaking hands and meeting constituents. “We will never stop attempting to be available to our community,” she said, “that is what representatives are supposed to do”.
For more information, please visit: www.casida2012.com.