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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.

Colorado: Join the National Popular Vote Compact

The National Popular Vote Compact would not only ensure that the person who actually got more votes wins the presidency, but it would also let candidates spend time engaging with voters in all 50 states--instead of just a handful of swing states.
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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

Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017

March 20, 2017; Blog Post

We celebrate our history of fighting for government transparency each year during Sunshine Week. Founded in 2005, Sunshine Week is an initiative to educate the public about the importance of open and transparent government—and the dangers of unnecessary public secrecy.

Protecting the Right to Protest in Colorado

February 24, 2017; Blog Post

One by one, state legislatures across the country are introducing laws to crack down on political protest. Unfortunately, Colorado is now among them.

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Press Releases

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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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General Content

About Us

All about Colorado Common Cause.

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Staff

Caroline Fry

Advocacy & Media Manager, Colorado Common Cause, State Staff

Caroline Fry is the Advocacy & Media Manager at Colorado Common Cause.

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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