After waiting patiently for several weeks, the Colorado Supreme Court finally approved the text of two state-wide ballot initiatives – 3 and 45 – that create “an obligation to protect the public’s interests in water” and prevent any use that would cause “irreparable harm” to water. The two initiatives, drafted by Richard Hamilton and Phil Doe (Environmental Director of Be The Change U.S.A.), were released to the public for collecting signatures.
Click this link to download the full text of Water Initiatives (PDF)
To make the November ballot, each initiative must garner the signatures of more than 60,000 Colorado voters by the beginning of August. Although several state-wide groups have agreed to help with the petition drive, we need the help of every supportive activist to ensure it makes the ballot. If you would like to help, please send a message to email@example.com.
The petitions are currently being drafted and should be out by early next week.