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The Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, Dan Maes, is accusing Denver Mayor and gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper of promoting policies intended to convert American cities into United Nations communities.

According to Maes, the mayor’s B-Cycle bike-sharing program and other environmental initiatives are generated by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), a group working to bring communities under the control of the United Nations.

“This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms. … These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to. … if you do your homework and research, you realize ICLEI is part of a greater strategy to rein in American cities under a United Nations treaty.”— Dan Maes, Republican candidate for governor of Colorado

A spokesman for the mayor’s gubernatorial campaign said the group helps to “create the kinds of communities people want to live and do business in.”

For more on the story, see Bike agenda spins cities toward U.N. control, Maes warns by Christopher N. Osher and Jennifer Brown.

I.M. Kane

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