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Colorado Preemptions of Local Government: The Need for the Colorado Community Rights Amendment

Publication Date: 6/28/2016
  • Author:Michele Swenson
  • Publication:Huffington Post

...The proposed Colorado Community Rights Amendment is a response to decades-long efforts to suppress local government. The initiative would secure the right of cities and counties to protect their health, safety and welfare without corporate preemption, so long as “local laws do not restrict fundamental rights or weaken existing legal protections for natural persons, their communities, or nature."

The Colorado Community Rights Amendment reinforces the people’s basic right to self-government as stated in the Colorado Constitution, A

...The proposed Colorado Community Rights Amendment is a response to decades-long efforts to suppress local government. The initiative would secure the right of cities and counties to protect their health, safety and welfare without corporate preemption, so long as “local laws do not restrict fundamental rights or weaken existing legal protections for natural persons, their communities, or nature."