The Colorado Independent posed three questions to proponents and opponents of Amendment 47, a so-called right to work initiative that would restrict what way labor organizes in the state, by banning collective bargaining agreements between unions and businesses that require minimal agency fees from nonmember employees who receive union-negotiated benefits in the workplace.
1. How do you feel going into the final stretch of the campaign?
2. What do you feel was the most affective tactic used by your campaign?
3. Any specific plans or parties for election day?
A Better Colorado—Pro-47
1. “We are hopeful and confident that voters understand what Amendment 47 is really about — the individual freedom for us all to decide for ourselves if we want to pay dues to a labor union or not.”
2. “When people understand that Amendment 47 is not an anti-union measure — but rather a pro-freedom, pro-worker measure — we know that Amendment 47 enjoys overwhelming support. Delivering our message, and telling the truth in the process, was very effective in earning supporters.”
3. No public function at this time.
Protect Colorado’s Future—Anti-47/49/54
1. “We feel very good about our efforts to educate voters and the depth and breadth of the coalition we have built going into tomorrow’s election but we are continuing to work hard to reach out to voters about these deceptive amendments.”
2. “We had a very robust campaign of going door to door talking to voters and once you explained to the voters how these amendments would silence our first responders and teachers they understood the importance in voting.”
3. “We will be at the Sheraton hotel in the Grand Ballroom.”
Stay tuned for the results!