Governor Polis & Lt. Governor Primavera Invite U.S. Women’s National Team to State Capitol

Thursday, July 11, 2019

DENVER - Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera invited the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) to the Colorado State Capital to celebrate the team’s historic World Cup victory. Two of the team members are from Colorado, Midfielder Lindsey Horan and forward Mallory Pugh. Gov. Polis participated in a press conference this morning to help ensure Denver is selected among final host cities for the FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2026.

“As our country continues to celebrate this historic achievement and build momentum for your next match against Ireland, we’d like to extend an invitation for the U.S. National Team to celebrate with me at the Colorado State Capitol to commemorate this win. We know you don’t always accept invitations by government officials, but let us just say that in Colorado we share your values of pay equity. That is why this year we signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act after years of gridlock. Coloradans know that closing the gender pay gap is fundamental for our workforce, our families and our economy,” the invitation reads. 

Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera have been long-time supporters of equal pay for women. More than 60 percent of the administration’s cabinet members are women, as well as the majority of senior staff members. 

Read the full invitation here