APA May 7 meeting - CO Education Ballot Initiative - Arvadans For Progressive Action APA May 7 meeting - CO Education Ballot Initiative - Arvadans For Progressive Action

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APA May 7 meeting – CO Education Ballot Initiative

May 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

School Teacher

APA May 7 Meeting

Hi friends – you may know that I’ve been passionate about paying teachers in our state a living wage for a long time. Many of you have joined me in collecting signatures for a variety of ballot initiatives that would help accomplish this, but we haven’t yet gotten one over the mark yet. We had a definite winner in the spring of 2020 – polls showed that if we would have collected enough signatures to get it on the ballot, voters would have approved it. But because of COVID, we didn’t get enough signatures.

Ballot Initiative 63

This time could be different. Great Education CO is involved in Ballot Initiative 63, which would increase support for Colorado’s P-12 public schools by:

  • Providing $900 million in additional funding for P-12 public schools without changing taxes or tax rates.
  • Dedicating 1/3 of 1% of taxable income to the State Education Fund each year.
  • Allowing these revenues to be retained in years of rebates.
  • Directing funding for “attracting, retaining, and compensating teachers and student support professionals.”
  • Requiring funds to supplement current spending, not supplant it.


Cody Ostenson from Great Education CO will be our speaker at the May 7 APA meeting at 4:00 pm (see zoom link below). Call in to learn more about how this idea will help pay teachers the money they deserve. And please sign up to carry a petition!

Zoom Link

Contact arvadansforprogressiveaction@gmail.com to join the group and get a Zoom link.

Thanks all!



May 7, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
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Online via Zoom