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Stephanie in the News

Jan 31, 2023

Colorado bill aims to increase transparency for Uber, Lyft driver pay

Drivers and supporters of the measure rallied at the Capitol on Monday with Democratic bill sponsors Sen. Robert Rodriguez of Denver, Rep. Stephanie Vigil of Colorado Springs — who is the first gig-app worker to join the Legislature — and Rep. Jennifer Bacon of Denver.

Colorado bill aims to increase transparency for Uber, Lyft driver pay

Jan 16, 2023

One week in, Colorado Springs legislators share what they hope to accomplish this session

With one week down in Colorado's legislative session, representatives are crafting their plans for what they want to tackle this year. Democratic Representative Stephanie Vigil and Republican Representative Scott Bottoms are representing Colorado Springs for the first time, but they say the past week is already shaping their plans for the future.

One week in, Colorado Springs legislators share what they hope to accomplish this session

Jan 10, 2023

From a gig worker to educators and retired military, there are a ton of new lawmakers in the state legislature. Let’s meet 9 of them

The Colorado Capitol was filled with new faces on Monday morning when lawmakers returned for the start of the legislative session. More than a third of the legislature’s members are new to their jobs. Half of the representatives in the House are first-time lawmakers — 20 of the chamber’s 46 Democrats and 12 of its 19 Republicans are new. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Vigil, 38, of Colorado Springs is a gig worker who works with third-party delivery platforms, among other jobs: “I do a little of this and a little of that.”

From a gig worker to educators and retired military, there are a ton of new lawmakers in the state legislature. Let’s meet 9 of them

Jan 4, 2023

El Paso County’s first queer representative to be sworn in next week

(COLORADO SPRINGS) – Colorado Springs’ newly elected state house representative Stephanie Vigil is set to be sworn in Jan 9.
Representative Vigil is definitely a change of pace for Colorado Springs. This election, she flipped the long-time Republican seat and is El Paso County’s first openly queer elected official.

El Paso County’s first queer representative to be sworn in next week

Dec 7, 2022

Queerness Never Came Easy in Colorado Springs

The next generation of queers growing up in the Springs deserves a better experience than mine. I fear that may now be impossible.

Queerness Never Came Easy in Colorado Springs

Nov 22, 2022

Vibrant LGBTQ+ community is changing stereotypes in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Perceptions can fuel misconceptions. In Colorado Springs, stereotypes are changing. The city has long been stereotyped as one of the most conservative places in America. In the 1990s it was the center of a movement to prohibit Colorado from enacting protections for LGBTQ people.

Vibrant LGBTQ+ community is changing stereotypes in Colorado Springs

Oct 15, 2022

Once a GOP gimme, race for Colorado Springs' HD 16 has Dems feeling hopeful

“Certainly, the party politics play a role in the Legislature, but what people are actually yearning for and what I hear at the doors and when I’m out talking with people, many of whom are unaffiliated, is we need to be able to move forward sustainably as a city and not dig our heels in on the past,” said Vigil, whose key issues include climate and energy, education and housing.

Once a GOP gimme, race for Colorado Springs' HD 16 has Dems feeling hopeful

Oct 11, 2022

Meet the App That Helps Gig Workers Know How Much They Really Make

Stephanie Vigil, a driver who works for multiple apps in Colorado Springs, Colo., started using Para last year. “It ends up increasing your earnings because you’re not wasting your time on anything,” she said. “I’m not going to take anything that’s not a solid offer because I don’t have to.”

Meet the App That Helps Gig Workers Know How Much They Really Make

Oct 10, 2022

House District 16 candidate Stephanie Vigil addresses student employee concerns

One of her main priorities for students is to fight for more competitive student wages and better scheduling for student campus workers.

House District 16 candidate Stephanie Vigil addresses student employee concerns

Oct 8, 2022

'Change is going to come': El Paso County Democrats hope to win countywide

Perhaps the most favorable race for Democrats is in House District 16, Daley said, where Democratic community organizer Stephanie Vigil faces Colorado Springs Councilman Dave Donelson, a Republican.

'Change is going to come': El Paso County Democrats hope to win countywide
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