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#MeToo at the Colorado Capitol

The issue of sexual harassment and assault highlighted by the #MeToo movement extends well beyond Hollywood. In fact, it’s right here at our state capitol.

Money & Influence 04.26.2018

Fighting Citizens United: What Can Be Done?

We recently helped defeat calls for Colorado to sign onto a dangerous Article V Convention. Now that we've cleared this hurdle, the question remains: how *can* we fix our broken campaign finance system?


Remembering Gary

Gary Fornander was a teacher, friend, and an outstanding advocate for effective, open and transparent government. Gary passed away on February 3, 2018.

Voting & Elections 01.22.2018

Support for Initiatives 95 and 96

Initiatives 95 and 96 will create independent citizen redistricting commissions empowered to draw legislative and congressional district lines to achieve fair and equal representation for all citizens of Colorado. Colorado Common Cause supports these measures because they are in line with our principles for redistricting reform and improve our current redistricting systems.


Opposition to Colorado Ballot Initiatives 67, 68, 69

Official statement on our opposition to Colorado Ballot Initiatives 67, 68 and 69.


#WINNING in Denver: Campaign Finance Updates

We secured a local victory this September when the Denver City Council approved updates to the city's campaign finance reporting laws--with a unanimous vote!

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