For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2022

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Laura K Chapin
Communications Consultant, Cobalt




Denver –  Cobalt President Karen Middleton today issued the following statement on the Colorado Attorney General’s race:

“Cobalt endorsed Attorney General Phil Weiser early because he has been a strong, committed champion for abortion access and reproductive rights. As a former clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he has carried forward her legacy on backing the Constitutional right to abortion in Colorado.

John Kellner, a largely untested candidate with just one year as a DA, represents a threat to abortion rights at time when Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance. Coloradans simply cannot trust Kellner to stand up for their rights if Roe is gutted or overturned in the next few months. The last Republican AG candidate, George Brauchler, said Republicans need to clearly declare their position on abortion rights. We have heard none of that from Kellner.

We know who Phil Weiser is and where he stands, and it is with our Colorado values on abortion rights. We’re with Phil.”


Cobalt is a grassroots, statewide Colorado organization that advances abortion access and reproductive rights. Our organization began in 1967 when Colorado became the first state to allow safe, legal abortion. Cobalt believes nothing should stand between you and your health decisions, which is why we are dedicated to fighting for systems, structures and policies that protect reproductive rights and guarantee comprehensive, universal access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion.