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Proposition CC Came Up Short – People of Faith Look Ahead to 2020

Press Release
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2019
Contact: Caitlin Rice, 720-908-0521, [email protected]

At a time when Colorado’s education funding is among the lowest in the country and many of our roads and bridges are in poor condition, Proposition CC would have been a much-needed step forward to address our state’s fiscal challenges. 

While this would have helped stem the effects of decades of underinvestment, Prop CC was never meant to solve all of Colorado’s fiscal challenges, it is only one piece of a much larger problem that Coloradans must face.

“If we value one another and our state, we must continue to do more to fix Colorado’s fiscal challenges in 2020 and beyond.” Mike Kromrey, Executive Director

Proposition CC won the support of over 600,000 Coloradans, which shows there is a broad base of support for bold, structural changes to address our state’s fiscal challenges.

Investing in our communities is what makes them great places to live but Colorado hasn’t updated its broken tax code in the 27 years since TABOR was enacted. That means we’ve made no major new investments in public services despite decades of booming population growth, and our communities have paid the price.

We believe that our faith traditions compel us to create a moral and communal economy, one that exists to serve people and is based on a set of values that prioritizes dignity, equity, and compassion. We look forward to organizing for deeper structural changes to address our fiscal challenges.

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Together Colorado is a non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organization comprised of 220 congregations, schools, clergy and faith leaders across the state and a member of Faith in Action with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 45 local and state federations. We are organizing to place human dignity at the center of public life.

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