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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”