Amendment 71 Opponents Park Trojan Horse At State Capitol

DENVER (CBS4)– Opponents of Amendment 71 brought a Trojan horse to the state Capitol to bring attention to their campaign.

The Trojan horse stood 10-feet tall with a sign that read “Vote No on Amendment 71.” The measure would make it harder to change Colorado’s constitution.

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If approved by voters, petitioners would need to get signatures from two percent of voters in each of the state’s 35 Senate districts.

Opponents argue only wealthy special interests could afford that.

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“It makes it easier for big money and politics to overrule the will of the people. A democracy in which only big corporations can bring a question to the voters is not the democracy that Coloradans deserve,” said New Era Executive Director Lizzy Stephen.

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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is one of the organizations supporting Amendment 71. The organization released a statement that reads in part, “gives voice to communities that have been ignored or isolated.”


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