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June 10th, 2022 / Interview

Primary Ballots are Mailed. Who’s going to the General Election?

Denver, June 10th, 2022 – Brother Jeff interviews Neal Walia about the upcoming election to understand why he is running and what his goals are in office. 

June 7th, 2022 / In the News

2022 COLORADO PRIMARY ELECTIONS GUIDE| U.S. House of Representatives

Denver, June 7th, 2022 – Neal Walia participates in an election guide in which he will talk about his background and priorities if elected. This includes transforming Denver, District 1, by ending homelessness, fighting for healthcare as a human right, and fighting for the green new deal.

June 1st, 2022 / Interview

Neal Walia Interview: Democrat for Congress, Gun Control, Abortion Rights & Universal Health Care

Denver, June 1st, 2022 – Neal Walia does an exclusive with with Mile High Minute to talk about why he is running and issues pertaining to gun control, abortion rights, and universal health care.

May 27th, 2022 / Interview

Talk of Colorado: Meet the Candidate – Neal Walia

Denver, May 27th, 2022 – Neal Walia sits down with Talk of Colorado Spotlight Show on 98.1FM to talk about the district, the issues and his own life.  

May 26th, 2022 / Interview

Congressional District One Primary Debate 2022

Denver, May 26th, 2022 – Neal Walia and Diana Degette debate the issues in this important primary for the congressional district one.

May 15th, 2022 / In the News

Candidates Want To Address Homelessness, Environmental Justice

Denver, May 15th, 2022 – DeGette has been the representative for Denver’s Congressional District 1 in Washington, D.C. since 1997, but Walia said he wants to make a change in Congress at this time because he sees too many Americans struggling financially through student loan debt and other factors. Read to see how Neal believes he can help make congressional district one a leading voice in the nation.

May 22nd, 2022 / In the News

If Things Keep Going Wrong, Will Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos Take Us To Another Planet?

Denver, May 22nd, 2022 – Hear how the campaign is going to take on climate change: Andres Bernal, Neal’s senior policy adviser, agreed to put what Neal told us over the phone down on paper. It’s thorough and detailed and the kind of plan I wish every candidate would embrace.

May 17th, 2022 / In the News

Neal Walia: Why Representation Matters for Congressional District One

Denver, May 17th, 2022 – Representation matters. Our lived experiences; our history, and our neighborhoods shape our understanding of our needs and priorities as a community. In the history of our state, a person of color has never represented our district in our nation’s capital.

May 16th, 2022 / In the News

Opinion: Xcel Energy’s Plan Will Move Away From Coal Too Slowly

Denver, May 16th, 2022 – Along with Jamie Valdez and Marie Venner, both leaders in the environmental space, Neal co-authored an op-ed addressing one of the states most powerful polluters. 

May 5th, 2022 / Interview

JENerational Change Catches Up With Candidate Neal Walia

Denver, May 5th, 2022 – JENerational Change catches up with Neal Walia to discuss how far the campaign has come and the importance of non-corporate elected officials.

April 21st, 2022 / In the News

Neal Walia running for Congress in Colorado’s First Congressional District

Denver, April 21, 2022 – Neal joins hosts, April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz, to talk about his congressional run on KOA ‘Colorado’s Morning News.’

April 18th, 2022 / Press Release

PK Kaiser Endorses Neal Walia for Colorado’s First Congressional District

 “In a country full of history, culture and diverse communities we need leaders in office who mirror the same. Leaders driven not by power but an urgency for the change we all need. I endorse Neal Walia because I believe for our community, in particular immigrant communities, we need representatives in the fight for reform and come from a place of understanding our struggles. I know the fierce leadership he has shown in the South Asian community and that he will carry forward visionary change once elected.” said PK Kaiser on this endorsement.

April 13th, 2022 / In the News

DeGette challenger Neal Walia successfully petitions onto Democratic primary ballot

Denver, April 13, 2022 – “The signatures on those petitions came from East Colfax, the Northside, Five Points, Glendale and so many other communities across our district who have been left out in past congressional runs and who do not see themselves being represented,” Walia said in a statement.

April 13th, 2022 / In the News

KVNF Regional Newscast: April 13, 2022

Denver, April 13, 2022 – The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office also announced yesterday Neal Walia, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 1, has qualified for the primary ballot. Diana DeGette has served 12 terms in the solidly Democratic 1st Congressional District, and she now faces a primary challenge from the left. Walia says he will be a champion for Denver’s most vulnerable communities. He is a former staffer of John Hickenlooper.

April 12th, 2022 / Press Release

Neal Walia Qualifies for State Primary Ballot

Denver, April 12, 2022 – The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced today that Neal Walia, Democratic candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 1, has submitted the required number of signatures to appear on the June 28, 2022 State Primary ballot.

April 11th, 2022 / Press Release

Housing as a Human Right: Neal’s Agenda for Colorado’s 1st District

The Neal Walia campaign releases a comprehensive one pager outlining their in-depth goals that will put the Country on the path to ending homelessness and the current housing crisis. 

April 6th, 2022 / Press Release

Alyssa Nilemo Promoted to Campaign Manager

of Neal Walia for Congress

“Alyssa has continuously demonstrated her ability to manage, organize, and lead across all aspects of our people powered campaign. She quickly rose from our campaign’s Director of Operations to Deputy Campaign Manager, and has earned her position as Campaign Manager leading into the most important phase of the campaign.”

March 27th, 2022 / Paper

Housing As A Human Right: A Transformative Agenda For Colorado’s 1st District And Beyond

In every major city in this country we have been conditioned to normalize people living on the streets, most often already representing marginalized or vulnerable communities. Read indepth about the campaign’s focus on ending homelessness and Neal’s agenda for improving how our federal government can address the times. 

March 1st, 2022 / Press Release

Honorable Joe Salazar Endorses Neal Walia for Colorado’s First Congressional District

“In a city called Denver – with its rich history, culture, and community leaders – politics demands visionaries who will move progressive policies forward for the community. All too often, we have seen people become too comfortable in their positions, and fail to lead in areas where we must go. I endorse Neal Walia because he’s not afraid to lead in areas involving climate change, healthcare, or criminal justice. As a person of color, Neal knows he doesn’t have the luxury to be comfortable, neither do we, and it’s about time we elect leaders who recognize and will address the discomfort we are all facing in our country.” -Hon. Joe Salazar

March 1st, 2022 / Press Release

Candidate for CO’s First Congressional District Neal Walia Takes Petition Path to the Primary Ballot


Neal Walia, who is running for Colorado’s First Congressional District will seek to qualify for the 2022 primary ballot by pursuing signature collection and forgo the Democratic caucus process.

February 15th, 2022 / Interview

The Damage Report – Elections 2022: The Race for Colorado’s 1st District

Neal talks with John Iadarola on TYT’s Damage Report to discuss the camapign and how the Race for Colorado’s 1st District is shaping up. 

February 7th, 2022 / Interview

Navigating Politics with Navjot

From the smoky mountains of Colorado to Legislating in Congress. Navjot interviews Neal Walia who is running for Congress in Colorado’s First Congressional District. 

January 31st, 2022 / Interview

Join The Conversation – The David Feldman Show

David Feldman has Howie Klein, founder and treasurer of The Blue America PAC and author of Down With Tyranny and Neal Walia, candidate for US House Of Representatives, CO-1 on his show. 

January 27th, 2022 / Interview

Will Neal Take DeGette’s Congressional Seat? 30 Minutes with Neal K. Walia.

Will Neal Take DeGette’s Congressional Seat? 30 Minutes with Neal K. Walia.

Neal talks with Brother Jeff about why he is running, what it is like to be a grassroots candidate and the real issues facing us today. Watch Brother Jeff’s livestream podcast in the Free Think Zone.

January 23rd, 2022 / In The News

Denver Endorsement Alert: Neal Walia For Congress

Colorado’s first congressional district– basically Denver– is the most progressive in the state– D+24. The voters there were smart enough to make Trump’s share of the 2020 vote 22%, a point lower than his 2016 share. The member of Congress is neither a Blue Dog, a New Dem of a progressive. Diana DeGette is… just there. She’s not terrible– her ProgressivePunch lifetime rating is “B”– but she sure isn’t a cutting edge, forward thinking representative for a district like the one she represents. Denver deserves someone who works hard enough for Justice to earn an “A,” consistently.

January 13th, 2022 / In The News

Author Marianne Williamson endorses Diana DeGette’s Democratic primary challenger

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson has thrown her support behind U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette’s progressive primary challenger, calling on her millions of followers to get behind first-time candidate Neal Walia and his “people powered campaign.”

January 1st, 2022 / In The News

US politician: Veni, Vidi, Walia – How Congress-hopeful Democrat Neal is working to create history in 2022

Neal Walia, Democrat for Congress. In as much as it describes this Indian origin, Colorado resident’s nom de plume with gusto, it leaves much unsaid. It does not tell you about an Indian American who wants to give back, who is passionate about politics of equality, and has tread on the lonesome path of crowd funding in an era where corporations make and break deals. Nor does it tell you about the deeply grounded son, husband and brother who has imbibed values from his teacher-mother, and finance-spurred politically righteous father, and an effervescent Punjabi culture. 

October 18th, 2021 / Interview

MMT candidate 03: Neal Walia for Colorado’s first Congressional district


Welcome to Activist #MMT candidate interview number three, hosted by Ramona Massachi and co-hosted by me. Today, we talk with Neal Walia, who is running to represent Colorado’s first Congressional district. In his very first quarter as a candidate, in his first time running for office, Neal raised $100,000. It’s both extraordinary, and not nearly enough, paling in comparison to the $2 million expected to be raising each quarter by his incumbent opponent who is, no surprise, a powerful corporate Democrat. Neal, however, raises money from only actual human beings, so beating his opponent’s fundraising numbers is only possible by becoming someone he’s not. Neal is a candidate who cares about all people, and is standing toe-to-toe with a candidate who cares about some people more than others. 

October 18th, 2021 / Interview

Neal Walia Running On MMT To Represent Denver

Neal is interviewed on the podcast JENerational Change to discuss how he plans to build a people powered campaign and the road ahead. JENerational Change aims to transform politics into service by spotlighting candidates, activists, journalists, comedians, and other public figures who seek to make a positive change for their community & beyond.

October 18th, 2021 / Press Release

Neal Walia Reports First Fundraising Numbers

Today, Democratic candidate for Congress in Colorado’s first Congressional District Neal Walia announced that his campaign has raised $100,637 since launching his campaign on July 7.

July 15th, 2021 / In The News

Westsider Neal Walia Announces Campaign For Congress

Neal Walia interned for former Congressman Mark Udall and worked for (then) Governor Hickenlooper on addressing homelessness and in a community outreach position to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community before working for the National Governors Association. Now he’s taking a run at public office himself, hoping to represent Denver in the U.S. House of Representatives. In order to get there, he’ll have to unseat a 24 year veteren of the office: Congresswoman Diana DeGette. 

July 7th, 2021 / In The News

Diana DeGette draws Democratic primary challenge from ‘grassroots progressive’ Neal Walia

Denver Democrat Neal Walia on Tuesday announced that he’s running in next year’s Democratic primary for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, the longest-serving member of Colorado’s congressional delegation.