Messenger: Colorado Values Project

Candidate: Brittany Pettersen

Contest: Senate District 22

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: July 27, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This is the second mailer commending state Rep. Brittany Pettersen this month from Colorado Values Project. This mailer highlights how Pettersen worked on legislation to strengthen the state's Victim Rights Act, particularly on behalf of victims of sexual violence.

As with the previous mailer, this piece doesn't mention that Pettersen is running for state Senate. Nor does it suggest anyone vote for her. Because it doesn't use the "magic words" of "vote for" or "vote against," the money spent on this mailer doesn't need to be disclosed by the nonprofit that sent it.

About the messenger: Colorado Values Project is a nonprofit formed in August 2017. It's unclear who's behind the group; we're reaching out to those connected with it. The group's website says it's "protecting the Colorado way of life."

The messenger's money: Because the group is a nonprofit, there's no way to find out who is funding it, although the group is collecting donations via Act Blue.