Why You Should Vote Yes for Amendment 71, to Raise the Bar on Amendments

Editor’s note: As part of our continuing election coverage, we’re taking a closer look at amendments and propositions that will be on the Colorado ballot in November. Today we examine Amendment 71 by way of an interview with a spokeswoman for the campaign.Tomorrow we’ll highlight a Q&A with a representative of the opposition. Amendment 71, known as Raise the Bar, …

Raise the bar: ‘Yes’ to making it more difficult to amend Colorado’s Constitution

October 11, 2016 – The Durango Herald Amendment 71 will not limit Coloradans’ freedom of expression or their right to govern themselves. It will encourage them to do so, however, in a more responsible manner. The state’s Constitution is not the place for routine legislation or pet schemes. Amendment 71 would require proposed constitutional amendments to be signed by 2 …

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘yes’ on 71, to protect our way of life in Colorado

October 2, 2016 – The Gazette The weak and vulnerable nature of our state constitution, which changes at whim, threatens Colorado’s way of life. Amendment 71 would “raise the bar” to protect Coloradans from constitutional shenanigans and mob rule. If the U.S. Constitution were easy to change, we would not recognize the country. Politically correct activists would amend or negate …

Raise the Bar Campaign Secures Ballot Spot as Amendment 71

Raise the Bar Campaign Secures Ballot Spot as Amendment 71 Measure seeks to make it harder to amend the constitution   DENVER—Today, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams qualified the measure making it more difficult to amend the state’s constitution for the November ballot. After submitting more than 185,000 signatures from Coloradans across the state, the Raise the Bar campaign …

Raise the Bar Campaign Submits 185,000 Voter Signatures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2016 Contact: Rich Coolidge (303) 478-4276 Raise the Bar Campaign Submits 185,000 Voter Signatures Hundreds of the state’s most respected political, civic, business, conservative and progressive leaders back Raise the Bar DENVER—Today, proponents of an initiative seeking to make it harder to amend the state’s constitution will submit more than 185,000 signatures to the Colorado …

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Ballot Initiative Seeks to Make Amending Colorado Constitution More Difficult

By Julia Maguire May 17, 2016 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Colorado Supreme court Tuesday approved a statewide ballot initiative seeking to make it more difficult to amend that state’s constitution. Proponents of the Raise the Bar, Protect our Constitution campaign said the more than 150 amendments to the Colorado Constitution are too much, and often conflict with one another.

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Aurora officials support initiative to make it harder to amend Colorado constitution

By Rachel Sapin March 23, 2016 The “Raise the Bar” initiative would make collecting those signatures more difficult by requiring that signatures come from 2 percent of registered voters in all of the state’s 35 Senate districts. The measure would also require a 55-percent majority in a statewide vote in order for the measure to pass instead of the 51-percent …

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Raising the bar on amending Colorado’s constitution

By Kalie Greenberg March 11, 2016 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Club 20 of the Western Slope is looking to help push forward a ballot initiative making it harder to amend Colorado’s constitution. Currently, Colorado has one of the easiest constitutions to amend. The initiative, called “Raise the Bar, Protect Our Constitution,” is designed to make the constitution more difficult to amend by …