Too often our deeply held beliefs and emotions consume us in our conversations. When we disagree, this can lead to anger and resentment and can create rifts between Americans. The Colorado Forward Party believes in leading with data in our conversations and starting from a central, mutually agreed point backed by valid data. One of the core tenants of working together to solve common problems is to agree on the current landscape of the situation. For that, we need strong evidence to build shared understanding.