DENVER – Proponents of Amendment 66 apparently still don’t get why Colorado voters rejected a whopping $1 billion income tax hike. Maybe that’s why Great Education Colorado invited voters on Wednesday to take a survey to explain their “No” votes.
“As an organization that believes Colorado has to do a better job of investing in our young people, Great Ed has a keen interest in better understanding voters’ decision to vote for or against – or not voting at all – on Amendment 66,” explained Lisa Weil, director of policy and communications.
“We want to hear from you – and your friends, family and colleagues – no matter how you voted. What did you like about Amendment 66? What didn’t you like?” asked Weil.
Great Ed Colorado hopes offering anonymous surveys will “give you the chance to convey the underlying reasons for your vote, and we want to give you the chance to express your views and values more specifically.”
Weil encouraged folks to share the survey link via email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The survey is not a scientific poll, she said, but it will “give voters a unique opportunity to convey their thoughts, concerns, frustrations and wishes.”
Those thoughts may help Great Ed Colorado and other liberal groups develop a new game plan to raise taxes.
Survey takers are asked if they liked or disliked Amendment 66 policies such as the two-tier income tax increase, education and funding reforms such as redistributing taxpayer money to “vulnerable student populations,” and the multi-million-dollar messaging produced by the Colorado Commits to Kids campaign.
The survey also gives voters the chance to sound off with personal comments about all the Amendment 66 issues and its campaign.
“We want to hear from every community in the state, from every point of view, from every space on the political spectrum,” declared Weil.