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We've provided useful resources for our leaders when participating in election conversations online, in person, and in your faith communities.

OUR 2022 BALLOT PRIORITIES: FUND COLORADO'S FUTURE

VOTE NO ON INITATIVE 121

No matter what we look like, where we come from or how we make a living, most of us pitch in for each other and hope to leave things better off for those to come. Yet, once again, the ultra-wealthy are using deceptive ballot measures to pad their own pockets, cut income taxes, and gut funding from programs and services we all rely on.

Initiative 121 seeks to reduce Colorado’s current flat income tax rate of 4.55% to 4.4%, removing approximately $400 million from the state budget that supports programs and services like schools, parks, roads, and community centers.


VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION GG

Prop GG will change how measures about taxes show up on our ballot by requiring a simple table showing how much Coloradans will pay based on their income. This will ensure that all Coloradans- regardless of their zip code, income, or race- have the information they need to vote on tax changes.

What will this do?

  • Increases Ballot Transparency: Most of us believe we should all have an equal say in the decisions that impact our lives. By providing clear and transparent information on our ballots, we will ensure that all of us have the full picture of what we are deciding each time we vote.
  • Helps us fully fund our communities: We know that the wealthiest households aren’t paying what they owe to our state in taxes. This measure makes it harder for them to hide behind fine print and confusing legal language so that we can fully fund our schools, roads, and hospitals.

OUR 2021 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SEASON

In 2021, we fought for our right to share housing costs with roommates and to support residential facilities for the elderly, unhoused, and returning citizens in Denver. We also organized for transparency and accountability in law enforcement by making the Office of the Independent Monitor autonomous of the agencies it oversees. 


We are thrilled that, together, we defeated Ballot Measure 2F, which would have made it illegal to live with more than one unrelated roommate, and passed Measure 2G, which will strengthen the Office of the Independent Monitor. Learn more in our full summary below!

OUR 2020 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SEASON

Whether we are Black or white, native or newcomer, Latino or Asian, we know that, for democracy to work for all of us, it must include us all. During the 2020 Civic Engagement season, we organized with our leaders and faith leaders for fair taxes, paid family and medical leave, and to get out the vote in Colorado.


We're so grateful for our powerful leaders, faith leaders and partner organizations. Our sustained collective efforts place us further on the path for human dignity for all Coloradans – Black, brown, white, native or newcomer – no exceptions.

OUR WORK

In such a time as this, we must think about how we support one another to organize around the changes we want to see in creating quality schools, a moral economy, accountability and voice in local and national policies, equal access to affordable health care and dismantling systems of racism and white supremacy. Please take a look at our work to become familiar with what we do.

LEGISLATION

View Together Colorado's current legislative priorities.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Everyone deserves to live in a safe and affordable home, no exceptions.

CLIMATE JUSTICE

The earth is sacred. We must live in balance with all of creation, using only what we need, and recognizing that there is enough for all.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person.

ECONOMIC JUSTICE

We desire a moral and communal economy based on the infinite value of human beings, not material objects.

EDUCATION

Our children deserve to learn in an environment that nurtures their growth and wholeness

HEALTH CARE

We have a moral obligation to provide equal access to affordable health care for all people.

IMMIGRATION

Our various faith traditions compel us to love, care for, and seek justice for the stranger among us.

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