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 tell us what size soda to drink, which light bulbs to buy, or what kind of insurance our family needs.
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.
That’s what Laura does, and she does it with more than just words. As a volunteer in a number of local political campaigns and founder of several non-profit advocacy groups, Laura is committed to making a difference, not just making noise. For the unprecedented Colorado Senate recalls of John Morse and Angela Giron, she 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.
Many find the political landscape slippery. “It’s not,” says Laura, “Not when your principles are so fundamental.”
The most important of those principles is simple: people are sovereign.
Let us spend our money and defend ourselves as free citizens should, without the interference of petty bureaucrats who think they know better than we do how to run our own lives.
Laura is outspoken on topics that infringe liberties, and welcomes the chance to spread those ideas in print and on the airwaves. And best of all, she speaks in ways that make a difference—not by shouting louder, but by getting to the heart of what it means to be a free citizen in an increasingly unfree country.
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.
The best part? She’s just getting started.
Laura lives in Black Forest, Colorado with her husband, Bill.