New Ruling Challenges Colorado Campaign Finance Enforcement
Yesterday afternoon, a federal judge ruled that portions of Colorado’s campaign finance rules related to a private citizens’ ability to file complaints are unconstitutional. You can read more about the ruling from the Denver Post.
We are in the process of thoroughly reviewing the implications of this ruling and determining our next steps. We will issue a full press release in the coming days.
In the meantime, here is our initial response:
Voters overwhelmingly approved Colorado’s campaign finance law to protect the integrity of our democracy. Coloradans have the right to know who is trying to influence our votes, our views, and our elected representatives. We are deeply troubled by the court’s ruling yesterday, which signals that there will be no enforcement of Colorado’s campaign finance laws. As the 2018 elections intensify, the court is signaling that it will take the referee off the field. The court’s opinion is out of step with every Coloradan’s correct expectation that our laws should be enforced.
For more information, contact Caroline Fry, Colorado Common Cause Advocacy & Media Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.