Voting is one of our most basic rights, but it’s meaningless if we don’t take the time to make our voices heard.
Help us remind people to go vote this November. We’re joining forces with the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable and New Era Colorado for several Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and ballot education canvassing events. Volunteers walk neighborhoods, knocking on doors reminding people to vote and letting people know about the ballot initiatives they’ll be voting on. These initiatives include Amendment 62, a "personhood" amendment that would give full constitutional and legal rights to fertilized eggs. The ACLU of Colorado actively opposes this Amendment, and we hope you’ll get active with us this fall.
Additionally, canvassers in Lakewood will be spreading the word about the Lakewood Vehicle Impound Initiative, a measure similar to the Denver Initiative 300 that was defeated in 2009. The Lakewood Initiative would require police officers to impound the vehicles of anyone driving without license or registration, even if the driver forgot those items at home. The ACLU of Colorado opposes this initiative because it will encourage racial profiling, eliminate due process protections, and waste public resources. Read more about this dangerous ballot initiative on the Coloradans for Safe Communities website.
The New Era Colorado bus will pick up volunteer canvassers outside of their offices in Boulder and Denver.
Denver pick up: 2239 East Colfax in the building above the Bank Bar. (Northwest corner of Colfax and York)
Boulder pick up: 17th Street between Spruce and Pearl