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Bring Our Open Records Laws into the 21st Century

The ability for Coloradans to access and analyze public records is an important tool to engage and influence government decisions. Please urge your State Senator to vote YES on Senate Bill 40, which would give Coloradans access to public records in a usable format.

Colorado: Host a House Party

We passed Amendment 65 in Colorado in 2012, instructing our members of Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would allow states, small communities and even Congress itself to put common sense limits on money in politics. But most of the Colorado delegation to Congress has not yet acted on the wishes of Colorado voters. Please help us continue building the movement we need to push for large scale reform for a BIG problem.
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Events

People's Pledge Briefing Call

July 29, 2014

Learn how you can get politicians and candidates to agree to a "People's Pledge" that will limit campaign spending and negative ads by "independent" super PACs and other groups.

Legislation

Approval Voting

January 8, 2014

HB 1062 would have allowed nonpartisan local elections (like city council) to be conducted using approval voting. Approval voting allows voters to vote for all of the candidates they like, and the top vote getter is elected.

Campaign Finance Contribution Limits

March 21, 2014

HB 1335 allows candidates who are not affiliated with a major political party to raise the same amount in contributions as major party candidates, regardless of whether or not they have a primary election.

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Letters & Testimony

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Multimedia

Citizens United Comes to Colorado

October 17, 2014

Citizens United, yes, that Citizens United has come to Colorado. And they brought their special brand of slimy smear tactics with them. Don't be fooled Colorado!

News

Kicking off the 2017 Session

February 2, 2017; Blog Post

While the country ushers in a new presidential administration, the Colorado General Assembly has returned for its 71st legislative session. Learn about our policy priorities this year at the Capitol.

Just Vote! Colorado: 2016 Election Wrap-Up

November 21, 2016; Blog Post

The 2016 general election was Colorado’s first since the passage of COVAME, a law that significantly expanded voter access to the ballot. Voters are still getting used to the new law, and therefore had a slew of questions this voting season.

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Research & Reports

Did We Fix That? 2014 Colorado State Summary

October 23, 2014

Summary of Common Cause's findings regarding the state of Colorado's compliance with recommendations made by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration

CO_110813_Report_Amendment_65_Pass_or_Fail.pdf

November 8, 2013

This Common Cause Colorado Report reads, in part, 'Coloradans overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 65, which directs Colorado's members of Congress and State Legislature to approve a constitutional amendment to allow for campaign contribution and spending limits, one of the few ways Coloradans have to push back against unlimited outside spending. The measure passed statewide with 74% of the vote, and passed in every single county in Colorado.'

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About Us

All about Colorado Common Cause.

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Staff

Caroline Fry

Elections Advocate, Colorado Common Cause, State Staff

Caroline Fry is the elections advocate for Colorado Common Cause. She runs Colorado's Just Vote! Election Protection program, and works on elections/voting policy, coalition building, and outreach.

Elena Nunez

Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause, Common Cause, State Staff

Elena Nunez is the Executive Director of Colorado Common Cause.

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