FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2018
CONTACT: Cinamon Watson
Campaign Co-Chair Dave Davia: “This election was never about who supports education. Amendment 73 was the wrong answer…”
(Denver, CO) – Blank Check, Blatant Deception, Vote No on 73, a coalition of organizations, elected officials and Colorado citizens, issued the following comments following the defeat of Amendment 73.
“Clearly, this election was never about who supports public education. We all support better schools for our students and higher pay for our hard-working teachers,” said No on 73 campaign co-chair Dave Davia, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors. “Amendment 73 was the wrong answer to improving education. With no guarantee of higher wages for teachers or improved student performance, this measure would have stifled our economy, cost jobs, placed a hefty burden on small business and choked special districts.”
“Coloradans care about education, and this coalition does too. We applaud Coloradans for defeating this measure. But this is not the time to retreat into partisan corners. It is time for all of us to work together for our kids and our state’s education system,” said No on 73 campaign co-chair Luke Ragland, President of Ready Colorado. “As Colorado thinks about possible solutions for education challenges, it is vital that a range of voices and viewpoints are heard. A big tent approach to refining and reforming education funding is a critical step toward building a consensus behind effective solutions.”
“Colorado is #1 in the nation in so many other statistics; it is time we become #1 in education. We are committed to making that goal a reality. But we know that a massive tax increase that is not tied to results is not going to make a difference for Colorado’s kids. We hope that both sides of this debate will set aside differences, roll up their sleeves, and work together to come up with real solutions,” said No on 73 campaign co-chair Katie Kruger, CEO, Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors. “
To learn more about Amendment 73, visit www.noamendment73.com.
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