Colorado’s nonprofit workers have a significant stake in statewide ballot measures beyond casting their votes. These public policies affect how they perform their jobs and carry out programs to benefit the communities they serve. Ballot measures influence how nonprofits manage their financial and human capital. Moreover, voters’ decisions affect funding and delivery of public services that are integral to our quality of life.
The 2020 Colorado Statewide Ballot Measure Guide helps Colorado’s nonprofit workers better understand how decisions made on these measures involve them as individuals, community members, employees, leaders, and as part of the broader nonprofit sector. We ask you to reflect on this guide to determine a response that aligns with organizational and personal values, and ensures the impact of Colorado’s nonprofits well into the future.
Colorado’s voters have the power to decide public policy matters at the ballot box. Wield your power to ensure Colorado nonprofits and the communities they serve to continue thriving.
Regardless of whether you agree with the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s position on these ballot measures, the most important thing that you can do is to vote. Circulate this guide widely. Encourage your employees to vote. Give them the time to do so. Explore ways to set up roundtables to talk about ballot measures in safe, supportive ways. Whatever you do, whichever way you lean, please just vote.