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Building a Better Colorado

Oct 31, 2015

Colorado Nonprofit Association is a co-sponsor of Building a Better Colorado, which seeks to address our common challenges in a way that brings people together. A diverse, nonpartisan coalition of Coloradans has come together with the shared belief that Colorado can do better than the divisive arguments that have come to dominate our political discourse. By engaging citizens of all political ideologies in honest conversations, we’ll better understand the scope of opinion and perspective, and use that input to form workable solutions to key challenges facing Colorado:

  • More than 1 million voters can’t participate in primary elections, turnout is dropping, and people are increasingly selecting “unaffiliated” when registering to vote;
  • Our state constitution is cluttered and conflicted because rules make it easy to amend the constitution, but difficult to change those amendments down the road; and
  • The state’s fiscal policy — as mandated by voters per the constitution — is unsustainable given competing revenue and spending mandates.

To keep the conversation focused on the very real challenges facing Colorado, and to increase opportunities for success, we will not carry forward any ideas that seek to undo the right of voters to approve all tax increases.

Building a Better Colorado is not advocating for specific policy recommendations – instead, we want to facilitate constructive dialogue among Coloradans who want to see better and more responsible governance. And once everyone’s had a chance to participate in the conversation, we’re committed to supporting consensus-driven policy recommendations.

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