Ballot and Legislative Update, Thurs., Oct. 16

What do they all mean?  How do you know whom to believe?  Is it fact or spin?  Come to the Academy’s 2014 Colorado Ballot Measures and Legislative Update to find out what this fall’s election and session is all about.  2014 is a below-average year for the number of initiatives in Colorado (only four) but each one is crucial in its own way.  This year’s ballot can be mailed in or dropped-off. No polling places this time!
Dr. Toni Larson will guide us through a fair and balanced review of this year’s ballot measures and how they could impact the upcoming legislative session.
Thursday, October 16
noon-1 p.m.
Auditorium – 2nd floor (park near door 11)
(morning classes will be asked to end a little early
and afternoon classes will be asked to start a little late)
at The Academy
8081 E. Orchard Road
Greenwood Village


The Colorado State Ballot includes:
-Amendment 67 – Recognizes unborn children as persons in the Colorado criminal code
-Amendment 68 – Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks
-Proposition 104 – Requires open school board meetings for collective bargaining negotiations
-Proposition 105 – Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms
No RSVP – Free – Just come on down
Dr. Toni Larson was elected Vice President of the League of Women Voters of the United States and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the League of Women Voters Education Fund in June 2014.   She is the Executive Director of Independent Higher Education in Colorado, a nonprofit association that conducts the government relations work for Colorado College, Regis University and the University of Denver, since 1985.  She has responsibility for public policy research, lobbying and administration.