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  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to feed all of Colorado's students.

  • Proposition FF would create and fund the "Healthy School Meals for All" program under the Colorado Department of Education. Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, this fund would provide free breakfast and lunch to all Colorado public school students, regardless of income. In 2024-2025, the fund would expand to provide grants for schools to buy local Colorado food, increase wages for employees who prepare and serve school meals, and increase community education and engagement around healthy meals.

    The program is funded by closing a tax loophole for households making $300,000 or more a year. Colorado's flat income tax rate means that the wealthy pay less of their income in taxes than the average Coloradan. This measure creates a fairer tax code by closing loopholes for the wealthiest 5% of Coloradans in a way that benefits every child.

    Research shows that well-fed children perform better academically, have fewer behavioral issues, and develop properly with access to nutritious meals. According to the Colorado Department of Education, 42% of public school students, around 355,000 kids, qualified for either free or reduced-priced school meals. However, the current income threshold for free and reduced-price meals ($51,388 for a family of four) can exclude students facing food insecurity, especially with inflation and a higher cost of living. If passed, this measure will feed every student and remove a daily expense from families' plates.

    Proposition FF creates a fairer tax code, saves working families money, and feeds our kids. We recommend a YES vote.
    Proposition FF would create and fund the "Healthy School Meals for All" program under the Colorado Department of Education. Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, this fund would provide free breakfast and lunch to all Colorado public school students, regardless of income. In 2024-2025, the fund would expand to provide grants for schools to buy local Colorado food, increase wages for employees who prepare and serve school meals, and increase community education and engagement around healthy meals.

    The program is funded by closing a tax loophole for households making $300,000 or more a year. Colorado's flat income tax rate means that the wealthy pay less of their income in taxes than the average Coloradan. This measure creates a fairer tax code by closing loopholes for the wealthiest 5% of Coloradans in a way that benefits every child.

    Research shows that well-fed children perform better academically, have fewer behavioral issues, and develop properly with access to nutritious meals. According to the Colorado Department of Education, 42% of public school students, around 355,000 kids, qualified for either free or reduced-priced school meals. However, the current income threshold for free and reduced-price meals ($51,388 for a family of four) can exclude students facing food insecurity, especially with inflation and a higher cost of living. If passed, this measure will feed every student and remove a daily expense from families' plates.

    Proposition FF creates a fairer tax code, saves working families money, and feeds our kids. We recommend a YES vote.
  • VOTE NO

    Vote NO on a tax cut that goes overwhelmingly to the richest 1%.

  • Proposition 121 permanently cuts Colorado's individual and corporate income tax rate from 4.55 percent to 4.40 percent. Colorado's flat tax code means that low income and wealthier Coloradans pay the same amount in percentage of their income, and our rate is too low to adequately fund our schools, and other tax-funded services. Of course, we all want to pay less, but, what is hidden here is that our taxes pay for services like schools, health, and public safety. Colorado schools are underfunded.

    Taxes are unfair and tricky in Colorado. Lower income tax payers pay more in taxes, than wealthier Coloradans do - due to the flat tax rate in Colorado. Colorado also has other limitations on changing taxes due to the limitations of the Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights, and ranks 35th in state and local tax burden as a percentage of personal income, meaning taxing the wealthy more than lower income and working class Coloradans is really the only direction tax policy should go in Colorado. This measure only changes everyone’s taxes and continues with a flat tax rate - perpetuating the issue that lower income tax payers will pay more in taxes than wealthier Coloradans.
    Proposition 121 permanently cuts Colorado's individual and corporate income tax rate from 4.55 percent to 4.40 percent. Colorado's flat tax code means that low income and wealthier Coloradans pay the same amount in percentage of their income, and our rate is too low to adequately fund our schools, and other tax-funded services. Of course, we all want to pay less, but, what is hidden here is that our taxes pay for services like schools, health, and public safety. Colorado schools are underfunded.

    Taxes are unfair and tricky in Colorado. Lower income tax payers pay more in taxes, than wealthier Coloradans do - due to the flat tax rate in Colorado. Colorado also has other limitations on changing taxes due to the limitations of the Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights, and ranks 35th in state and local tax burden as a percentage of personal income, meaning taxing the wealthy more than lower income and working class Coloradans is really the only direction tax policy should go in Colorado. This measure only changes everyone’s taxes and continues with a flat tax rate - perpetuating the issue that lower income tax payers will pay more in taxes than wealthier Coloradans.
  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to support access to natural medicine.

  • Proposition 122 advances criminal justice reform by legalizing the use of natural medicines - including dimethyltryptamine (DMT); ibogaine; mescaline (excluding peyote); psilocybin; and psilocybin.

    Proposition 122 decriminalizes personal use, possession growth, and transport of natural medicines for people who are 21 years and older and legalizes multiple natural medicines - and defines them as natural medicine. This ballot measure also creates the Regulated Natural Medicine Access Program for licensed healing centers to support the administration and use of natural medicine services.

    Proposition 122 only requires a simple majority of "yes" votes to pass. We endorse this measure because decriminalizing psilocybin and natural medicines is an important step in criminal justice reform.
    Proposition 122 advances criminal justice reform by legalizing the use of natural medicines - including dimethyltryptamine (DMT); ibogaine; mescaline (excluding peyote); psilocybin; and psilocybin.

    Proposition 122 decriminalizes personal use, possession growth, and transport of natural medicines for people who are 21 years and older and legalizes multiple natural medicines - and defines them as natural medicine. This ballot measure also creates the Regulated Natural Medicine Access Program for licensed healing centers to support the administration and use of natural medicine services.

    Proposition 122 only requires a simple majority of "yes" votes to pass. We endorse this measure because decriminalizing psilocybin and natural medicines is an important step in criminal justice reform.
  • Endorsed By ProgressNow Colorado
  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES for more affordable housing.

  • This ballot measure would create the State Affordable Housing Fund. This fund would be made by dedicating one-tenth of one percent (0.01%) of federal taxable income to fund housing programs. This is not a tax increase, it is using federal taxable income to fund housing programs and housing initiatives. For example, this funding would pay for 5 main things: a housing equity program, debt programs for low to middle income multi family rental developments, an affordable home ownership program by providing down payment assistance, and creating grants to local governments and loans to nonprofit organizations to acquire and maintain land for the development of affordable housing.

    It is no secret Colorado faces unprecedented housing issues, it is vital we have multi-pronged approaches to our common and complex housing issues. We recommend a YES vote.
    This ballot measure would create the State Affordable Housing Fund. This fund would be made by dedicating one-tenth of one percent (0.01%) of federal taxable income to fund housing programs. This is not a tax increase, it is using federal taxable income to fund housing programs and housing initiatives. For example, this funding would pay for 5 main things: a housing equity program, debt programs for low to middle income multi family rental developments, an affordable home ownership program by providing down payment assistance, and creating grants to local governments and loans to nonprofit organizations to acquire and maintain land for the development of affordable housing.

    It is no secret Colorado faces unprecedented housing issues, it is vital we have multi-pronged approaches to our common and complex housing issues. We recommend a YES vote.