The criminal justice system in both Colorado and the nation as a whole is in desperate need of reform. We need to change the ways we approach law enforcement, criminal prosecution and defense, and
TABOR has tied legislative hands and set a finite, and fundamentally insufficient, funding amount to numerous public programs, most especially public education. We need to work every angle available from the legislative side, to the civil side, to the legal side to get this amendment repealed, and allow our state legislators to provide the public services they’re mandated to fund.
As the wife, niece, goddaughter, granddaughter, and friend of veterans, I find it a national disgrace that anyone who has served our country should come home and face employment problems, mental health issues, and homelessness on their own.
We cannot have a successful, consumer-based society if our largest pool of consumers (middle-class workers) live paycheck-to-paycheck, are one illness or accident away from bankruptcy, have little to no savings, and cannot afford to consume.