What Coloradans are Saying About Amendment 59

( – promoted by Colorado Pols)

There’s been a lot of talk about the 18 (well, now 14) ballot initiatives we’re voting on in November, but I wanted to interject with a video from some “regular folks” talking about why they support Amendment 59, the Savings Account For Education. Video below the fold.

A teacher, a school counselor, a doctor, a college student, and an economic developer join forces with Andrew Romanoff and Cary Kennedy to explain why every Coloradan should get behind Amendment 59, creating a needed rainy day fund for education and helping untangle the fiscal knot in Colorado’s Constitution:

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. redstateblues says:

    We need the kind of common sense approach he gave to this problem applied to our current electoral issues.

    • Libertad says:

      Go to this link and the embedded 59 contribution link


      • bob ewegen says:

        If so, there’s hope for you yet.

        Now, why aren’t you supporting 49?

        • Libertad says:

          Government workers have the Right to Work and therefore they are concenting members with a choice.

          The employer let the union in, therefore they should eat their full HR costs. LT we all know that unions will need to outsource HR, other benefits, etc… to survive. If they don’t move this way they’ll die. Plus it is the road to growth.

          On 59, Romanoff needs cash to get his message out. I am just freelancing because I feel sorry for the guy and its … for the NEA/CEA … I mean the kids.

          • bob ewegen says:

            of the three anti-workers measures with any merit.  

            • Libertad says:

              Government workers have the Right to Work.

              The Union Bosses will tell you that 49 blocks their voice.

              What 49 really does is make them work harder for their dues … opps, I am getting close to convincing myself to promote 49. But alas government workers have the Right to Work.

  2. DonkeyEars says:

    Preserving the right to vote on tax increases, resolving TABOR/Amendment 23 conundrum, and creating a rainy day fund at the same time.  Impressive feat that deserves support.

  3. almostgraduated says:

    I firmly support Amendment 59. When the government is forced to save and plan for future expenses, just like every working family, not only are we holding government accountable but we are protecting our state from future problems and slowdowns in the economy. As a state, and heading into rough economic times, we should not be forced to look back at this election and wonder what might have been..

  4. creative says:

    As a college student, I’ll be out looking for a job in a few years. With the way the economy is going lately, that may not be easy. We know that the single best way to attract employers to our state is to have a strong, educated workforce. Amendment 59 invests in education and teaches students the skills they need to strengthen our economy. That’s why I’m voting for Amendment 59.

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