The mental and emotional fortitude that life has required from us the past six months is starting to wear thin. The season is changing, making all the other changes, and tumult and heartbreak feel that much heavier. It can be tempting to feel paralyzed by the feelings of anger and hopelessness pervasive in our communities. It can all seem like too big of a mountain to move, requiring more strength than any one of us bears.
But this is not the time to give up. When you cast your vote in a few weeks, you are throwing a rock into a pond, and the ripples will continue beyond your ability to see them. The effects of those ripples will touch so many lives through determining new systems, identifying the people who will make vital decisions, and setting a future course of valuing what matters most to us. Although some voting choices are already clear to you, many important ballot issues can be as cloudy and opaque as the bottom of that pond.
Although some voting choices are already clear to you, many important ballot issues can be as cloudy and opaque as the bottom of that pond. When I need help understanding how those issues reflect my values, I turn to my teammate Mark Turner for clarity. Our team is extending that support and clarity to you through our 2020 Ballot Measure Guide. The guide offers insight into all the amendments and referenda, and guidance to whether or not the issues are directly relevant to your work in the nonprofit sector. It is your go-to resource for making informed decisions on how these issues impact what you value most.
This year, when you fill out your ballot, I hope you feel confident that you are actively impacting all Coloradans' lives and futures. And I hope you throw that rock hard.
~ Lydia McCoy, Association Vice President and COO