I am excited to share that our good friend and Root to Rise community member, Lisi Owen, is running for Denver District Attorney.
Lisi is an experienced, recognized civil rights attorney who has practiced law for 13 years in her hometown of Denver, and yoga even longer. A recognized “Colorado Superlawyers Rising Star” since 2018, she has a strong background in holding billion dollar+ institutions accountable. This strong sense of accountability eventually led her to Norway after being selected as an alternate candidate for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant, where she completed immersive research on how we can create a modern, research-backed prosecutorial system here in Denver.
As Denver’s next District Attorney, Lisi’s priorities include creating and implementing equitable prosecution practices such as ending coercive plea bargaining and requiring complete investigations before charging cases. Her vision for Denver’s DA office also includes:
- Implementing inclusive and comprehensive victims’ services;
- Ensuring institutional accountability inside and outside the DA’s office by creating an institutional integrity unit and providing real data transparency; and
- Creating a healthy workplace within the office.
Her comprehensive plan is well laid out on her campaign website. However, I would love for you to meet Lisi as we host her in our studio hOMe on Saturday September 23 from 10-11 am, following Katie’s beloved Saturday morning flow. Join us in our studio hOMe to hear more about her plan to make Denver a national leader in modern, innovative prosecution.
If you would like to contribute to Lisi’s campaign, you can do so at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lisi-owen-for-the-people-1. The reality is that true community safety depends on all of us taking action, together. Thank you for your crucial investment in creating a criminal justice system that is truly for the people.