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SUPPORT FOR YES ON 112 CONTINUES TO GROW AS POWERFUL ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSE
DENVER – The YES on Prop 112 campaign received an additional boost of momentum this week with an endorsement from Conservation Colorado – the largest conservation-based organization in the state. In recent months, the campaign has racked up a wide variety of endorsements from faith-based organizations, youth groups, healthcare groups, local businesses, and prominent elected officials. Endorsing organizations range from local Colorado grassroots groups to national organizations with tens of thousands of supporters across the state.
In addition to a wide range of organizational and local business endorsements, the YES on 112 campaign has received endorsements from dozens of candidates running for seats at every level of government from city council races to Congressional candidates. Morgan Carroll, chair of the Colorado State Democratic Party made a recent public endorsement, and support from Eric Rutherford, running as a Republican candidate for HD33 in Broomfield proves that the YES for 112 campaign is not a partisan issue.
Prop 112 establishes a 2,500 safety distance between Colorado neighborhoods and new drilling and fracking sites, which has been shown to cause serious health and safety risks for nearby residents.
“Keeping oil and gas activities a safe distance from Coloradans’ schools, playgrounds, and hospitals is vital to protecting our communities and our environment. Conservation Colorado is proud to say yes to Proposition 112,” the organization said in a Tweeted statement.
The Conservation Colorado endorsement ads to a growing and diverse list of support for Prop 112 that includes:
- Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
- Colorado American Indian Movement
- Colorado Interfaith Power & Light
- Colorado People’s Alliance
- Colorado Democratic Party
- Colorado Democratic Party Chair: Morgan Carrol
- Conejos Clean Water
- Conservation Colorado
- Emily Sirota
- Environment Colorado
- Joseph Salazar
- League of Women Voters
- Moms Clean Air Force
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Our Revolution National
- Physician for Social Responsibility
- Progress Now
- Sierra Club
- Speaker of the house: KC Becker
- State Senate Minority Leader: Lucia Guzman
- Valley Organic Growers Association
- Veterans for Peace
- Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action
- Working Families Party
- Full list of YES on 112 endorsements here
Another recent, high profile endorsement is actor Mark Ruffalo who volunteered his voice for a recent short video.
Colorado Rising is powering the grassroots movement to pass Proposition 112 – a common sense measure that will protect public health & safety by creating a 2500’ buffer zone between new oil & gas operations and our homes, schools and water sources.
To learn more about Prop 112, please go to www.corising.org