THE campaign 

 DENVER'S  

        LOUD 

   & PROUD  

it's a race & ours is motorized!

is leading Denver's first disabled artist / activist campaign for the Denver's mayor seat 2019.  

Kalyn was born and raised in the Denver metro area where she has been advocating for herself and other marginalized, vulnerable communities most of her life.  Kalyn fronts the internationally acclaimed band Wheelchair Sports Camp and represents the DIY (Do It Yourself) arts scene in the city and across the country.  Kalyn is an activist educator working with underserved youth who is well known for fighting for access, health care, and calling out those in power who protect capital interests over humans. 

 kalyn rose heffernan 

Denver's Best Activist Musician

-2018-

Independent Voice of the Year

-2017-

ADAPT - NEWSED Civil Rights Award

-2017-

 Mayor of Tiny Town       

-2016-

       

Denver's Best Dressed Musician

-2016-

"ADA COMPLIANT" - PLATFORM 

Wheelchair Sports Camp - Denver's Best Hip-Hop group

-2017, 2014, 2013-

Best Musician on Social Media 

-2013-

  • MAKE MORE ART

Denver Westword's MasterMind

-2015-

  • TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES  so we can take care of each other.
  • Feature creative problem solvers  who are fighting the good fight. 
  • Listen to each other and our guts.
  •  Call out the scumbags who benefit from   our systematic inaccessibility to   safety and basic human rights.                     Hold the people in power accountable. 

  ACCESS  

 AFFORDABLE/ACCESSIBLE HOUSING 

Class President

of Brown Elementary

-1997-

LAUNDRY LIST

THINGS PREVENTING US ACCESS

+

THINGS PREVENTING US QUALITY LIFE

  • Stairs

  • Hate

  • PoliticS

  • Ego

  • Money + Greed

  • Stairs

  • Fear

  • Doubt

  • Shame

  • Status quo

  • Stairs

  • Racism + White supremacy

  • Ableism

  • Classism

  • Elitism

  • Sexism + Patriarchy

  • Stairs

  • Homophobia + Transphobia

  • Fear

  • Violence

  • Colonization

  • And the list goes on

  • and on

  • and on

  • and on

  • and on...............

END THE URBAN CAMPING BAN!

THE HARD TRUTH

  • That's more than any year documented.

  • Many of them were disabled.

DENVER RENT IS 3RD HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY - 2017

  • Well actually 2nd highest to the Bay Area

  • The cost of living continues to increase exponentially while wages and average income remain stagnate.

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE THE MOST SEGREGATED BY RACE & CLASS AS THEY'VE EVER BEEN.

  • Gentrification is pushing low income families out of Denver's neighborhoods.

  • The achievement gap in Denver Public Schools is one of the largest in the nations.

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