Ideas matter. So do the people behind them—especially when they express those ideas in ways others can hear: in language that’s universal, on stages both national and local, on topics that count.
Laura Carno is a Colorado citizen who understands that politicians are not kings, endowed with some birthright to parcel out our freedoms in tiny doses as they see fit. She knows it’s not the job of hired civil servants to make decisions on how we live our lives —in big ways and small ways.
She believes instead that we’re all adults who don’t need to be told how to live, but who instead need to stand their ground when government gets the relationship with its citizens upside down. When elected officials forget whose money they are spending and whose rights they are eroding, when they forget who’s the boss and who’s the public servant—then it’s up to citizens to speak out and reset the balance.
Laura is committed to making a difference, not just making noise. Through her political media company I Am Created Equal, Laura has created campaigns that educate voters about the real issues that impact their day-to-day lives.
In the unprecedented Colorado Senate recalls of John Morse and Angela Giron, Laura turned a conversation into a movement, one whose ballot-box success reminded politicians across the nation that voters have not only the power to hire, but also to fire.
Results That Matter
In her Udall Lied campaign, Laura reminded voters that politicians can’t knowingly lie to their constituents, and not suffer the consequences at the ballot box.
In her campaign against local tax increases –even against a Republican Mayor— Laura held politicians accountable to remember that every dollar they spent is a dollar you and I earned.
Many find the political landscape slippery. “It’s not,” says Laura, “Not when your principles are so fundamental.”
Laura wrote Government Ruins Nearly Everything, because she believed that neither side of the political aisle is right about the most fiery political issues. She answers the question, “If individuals are smart enough to make some of the decisions in our lives, aren’t we smart enough to make them all?”
Laura operates on the principle that if we truly want to fix large societal problems, why would we turn them over to the government to fix?
Some people just talk. Laura gets things done, the way she has her whole career. Her history also includes managing successful candidate campaigns, and producing and providing on-air content for talk radio. And all of this after a 25-year management career in the banking industry.
Laura stands ready to partner on initiatives that make government smaller and people more free.
Laura lives in Black Forest, Colorado with her husband, Bill.