August 13, 2018
Contact: Curtis Hubbard,

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Carroll, Hays issue joint statement in support of Amendments Y&Z

The following Joint Statement was released today by Colorado Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays and Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party Morgan Carroll

"Colorado has long been a national role model for fair, secure elections. Proposed redistricting initiative ballot measures Amendments Y & Z continue in that tradition.

Passage of these measures would make Colorado the nation’s leader in implementing fair, good government redistricting. If citizens vote to pass both measures, Colorado will become the first state to have an equal number of Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters on independent commissions that redraw legislative and congressional boundaries.

Amendments Y & Z would provide state constitutional protections against partisan and racial gerrymandering and would give Colorado a level of protection against partisan overreach, regardless of who holds the political reins.

These ballot measures also level the playing field so Colorado can have confidence that the commissions deciding on the maps for the state legislature and the U.S. Congress look like the people of Colorado, and the process they follow is fair, open and representative.

Colorado can make history in November. We can be proud that so many people have come together in a bipartisan manner to give an equal voice to Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters in redrawing legislative and congressional boundaries."

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