GUEST COLUMN: With Sen. Udall actions speak louder than words

March 24, 2014

The Gazette

By Laura Carno

According to the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Mark Udall was one of the “Obamacare 12″: senators who cast the 60th and decisive vote for Obamacare. His constituents were against Obamacare. Had he simply done his job and represented them, the entire nation would have been spared the miseries of Obamacare. Like President Barack Obama, Sen. Udall told us we could keep our doctors and our health plans. He lied, and, now, 335,000 Coloradans have had their health care plans canceled. Every day we read of people who have lost their insurance, only to have it replaced by coverage they don’t want – at a higher price. Does Udall deserve re-election in November, when he lied about something so critical to all of us, regardless of political party?

While Udall has consistently supported taxpayer funded “green-energy” technologies, he’s placed roadblocks in the way of further oil, gas and coal development in Colorado, while opposing the Keystone Pipeline. The Keystone Pipeline would go a long way toward American Energy Independence. Meanwhile, average gas prices in Colorado have gone up from $1.76 to $3.50 during Udall’s tenure in the U.S. Senate. This isn’t about the environment; this is about energy decisions Udall made for you and your family that don’t work – and, in fact, work against you.

Udall also voted for an amendment to limit firearm magazine capacity to 10. As we said in our TV and radio ads during the recent recall of state Senator President John Morse, “Don’t you dare tell me how to defend myself!” It’s not Sen. Udall’s job to make self-defense decisions for us. That’s our job.

Regarding the NSA spying scandal, Sen. Udall has said that one of our key freedoms is, “the freedom to be left alone.” I agree, Udall, but actions speak louder than words. Butt out of our personal health care, self-defense and energy decisions.

Politicians are not kings. Sen. Udall acts as though it’s his job to make these critical decisions for us. It is not. That’s our job.

We love living in Colorado. But we just can’t afford Udall’s destructive policies anymore.


Carno is a political strategist based in El Paso County and the founder of I Am Created Equal.

Dunn’s response:

Whom do you trust? Isn’t that what this is really all about? I trust Mark Udall. As a senator representing all of us, wealthy, middle class and poor, in Colorado, Mark will continue taking steps toward a better, more progressive future. A better future isn’t every-man-for-himself health insurance, a polluted environment and a gun in every hand. A better future requires a responsible, well-educated citizenry who take steps to protect themselves, one another, and our environment – together.

That’s the future I am heading towards with Sen. Mark Udall, and we encourage you to join us.
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LOLA of the Month Laura Carno

March 6, 2014

Ladies of Liberty Alliance

By Ladies of Liberty Alliance

We are pleased to announce March’s LOLA of the month, Laura Carno! Laura is a Colorado citizen who most recently won the 2014 Leader in Action Award from the Leadership Program of the Rockies.

Laura believes that as adults, we don’t need to be told how to live, but we do need to stand our ground when government gets the relationship with its citizens upside down.

Laura has become the face of the idea that politicians are people, not kings. After a 25-year management career in the banking industry, Laura decided to take her passion for advocacy to the next level. Not only has she volunteered for a number of local political campaigns, she has managed successful ones.

What caught our attention was Laura’s influence in the recent Colorado recalls. Laura is the founder of several non-profit advocacy groups including I Am Created Equal and IACE Action. Laura is committed to making a difference, not just making noise.

A recent article from the front page of the Washington Times highlighting Laura’s activism can be viewed here.

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Laura Carno, named Leadership Program of the Rockies’ 2014 Leader in Action

February 17, 2014

Leadership Program of the Rockies

By Leadership Program of the Rockies

DENVER- Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) announces Laura Carno, founder of I Am Created Equal, as the recipient of the 2014 Leader in Action Award.

“In the world of activism, there is no substitute for having a deep understanding of principles and the willingness to take bold action,” said Shari Williams, President of the Leadership Program of the Rockies.

Laura is a graduate of our 2011 LPR class and a graduate of the inaugural School of Persuasion class. It was through the School of Persuasion that she decided to shift from singular work on political campaigns and form a 501c4 & 527 activist organization. She’s best known as the Founder of I Am Created Equal, a messaging and media organization designed to communicate the power of the individual versus the tyranny of government. I Am Created Equal is setting straight the relationship between citizens and their government. She credits her LPR training with giving her the essential skills and education to make a profound difference in Colorado. Laura is helping people who are political and non-political alike to talk about freedom messaging in a way that is accessible to all voters.

Laura has become a force to be reckoned with in Colorado. She’s even started to get important national attention and an international following. She’s been on the front cover of the Washington Times for being active in the debate against the gun control legislation, being a key leader in last year’s recalls, and-helped motivate and lead so many other LPR graduates in these causes. This year she’s a prime activist in fighting for education reform and has created a forum to expose issues in a U.S. Senate race.

Laura will be honored during the Annual LPR retreat at the Broadmoor on February 22.For more information about the LPR Retreat, please visit:

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Recognition wrap about recall effort success on today’s Washington Times

Excited to see success of recall effort recognized as a wrap on today’s Washington Times. To see the Washington Time’s post go here:





NRA News- Laura Carno: A Colorado Recall Recap

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