Great Futures Coalition News Release

Great Futures Open Letter to Voters


In March of this year, the Great Futures Colorado coalition proposed DECIDE, a referred measure to give voters the chance to prevent deep and irreversible cuts to schools, colleges and universities.   Although we flooded the Capitol with tens of thousands of emails and phone calls and committed hundreds of hours to attending and testifying at committee hearings, the legislature failed to place DECIDE on the November 2010 ballot.

Now we know it’s …

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Legislature puts an end to DECIDE

In a 35-30 vote, the Colorado House of Representatives failed to reach the two-thirds majority vote and the Senate never brought it to the vote necessary to put DECIDE (HCR 1002 / SCR 002) on the ballot in November 2010.

The Great Futures Coalition is disappointed that Colorado voters won’t have a chance to DECIDE to invest in our kids, schools, and colleges in November 2010.   The Coalition will work tirelessly to ensure that another year does not pass without giving Colorado …

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Quotes from Great Futures Partners

Why Join the Great Futures Coalition?

Becky Miller Updike
Director, Every Child Matters Colorado

“I don’t think the general public is aware that our state stands on the brink of disaster in public education. We aren’t just facing a few frivolous budget cuts in few schools– we are facing school closings, loss of quality teachers, and increasingly crowded class sizes. Quality public education is an investment in Colorado’s future – from a capable and prepared work force to real estate values to our ability to attract business and …

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List of Legislators not yet publicly supporting DECIDE

As of May 5, 2010, the following Colorado State Legislators have not yet taken a public stance on House Concurrent Resolution 1002 or Senate Concurrent Resolution 002, known as DECIDE (for “Decide: Education Cuts or Invest in our Democracy and Economy”).

Make sure your voice is heard loud and clear by calling the names on this list — any time, day or night — and leaving the simple message: “I am calling to ask you a question of critical …

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