Colorado's Future Project

Colorado's Future Project

Krista Kafer is the Executive Director of the Colorado’s Future Project. Drawing from my experience as a Colorado native and from the years I spent in Washington, D.C. analyzing government policy, my goal is to provide other women information and resources about issues that impact their lives. Politicians and special interest groups are spending millions to convince women that more government control is in their best interest. I am here to tell the other side of the story.

School Children 1, School Choice Opponents O in Colorado Court of Appeals Decision

School children in Douglas County won Thursday when the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the district’s innovative Choice Scholarship Program is constitutional. Overturning an August 2011 decision by Denver District Judge Michael Martinez against the program, the majority on… Continue reading

Without Health Care Reform, We Don’t Have a Prayer

At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital gave his solution to our nation’s health care crisis. He said, “When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an… Continue reading

The Real Casualties of the Government’s Welfare State

When I met her, she was high and barely conscious of the screaming two year old beside her. The dirty apartment, spare of furniture and barely lit, housed eight children and one adult. Two of the children, eight and ten… Continue reading

Women, Not the Government, Will Close the Wage Gap

In his inaugural address, the President said, “For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.” He didn’t trot out his usual “women earn 77 cents on a… Continue reading

Sex Sells… the Presidency?

Sex is used to peddle all kinds of things from sport cars to perfume; and for the first time in its 223 year history, it’s being used overtly to sell a candidate for presidency. The Obama Campaign’s new ad likening… Continue reading

Substance and Style on View at Debate

Monday night I commented on Facebook that I thought Governor Romney had won the debate. Six women I knew immediately hit “like.” My mind flashed to the often replayed comment by Obama Spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter that women are “not really… Continue reading

Gallup Poll Shows War-on-Women Strategy Not Working

During this election season, the Left’s appeals to me as a woman have been below the belt. Literally. The Colorado Democratic Party has sent me three mailers in the past few weeks about birth control. I have yet to receive… Continue reading

The American Dream

What do the words “American Dream” call to mind? A home with a car in the driveway (perhaps another in the garage), a couple of kids and a golden retriever? A job you like, that pays well, and employs your… Continue reading

I voted for Michael Dukakis

It was my first election and I was a registered Democrat. As a young, single woman attending college in Boulder, Colorado, no one was surprised that my choice for president was the Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis. To be honest,… Continue reading

No Coincidence: Troubling Link Between Government Spending and Higher Tuition

If I didn’t know better, I’d think the world was flat. After all, it looks flat. It wouldn’t occur to me that I was standing on a sphere. Greek mathematicians and mariners of old figured it out long ago. Magellan’s… Continue reading