Joe Neguse

The first Eritrean-American elected to Congress and member of the Regents of the University of Colorado, Joe founded New Era Colorado, an organization dedicated to getting young people involved in politics.

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JoeNeguse

36, Colorado — 2, D

Who are they?

The first Eritrean-American elected to Congress and member of the Regents of the University of Colorado, Joe founded New Era Colorado, an organization dedicated to getting young people involved in politics.

Pre-Congress?

At the age of 31, Joe was appointed to the Governor of Colorado’s Cabinet as Executive Director of the consumer protection agency, recovering millions of dollars for consumers, investigating financial fraud, and setting up the state’s first online filing system for civil rights discrimination complaints.

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  • Climate Change
  • Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
  • Universal Healthcare/Medicare for All

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