2020 Proposed State Resolutions
Colorado Republican Committee
2020 State Assembly & Convention
Proposed Ballot Resolutions
1. First Responders
Be it resolved: the Colorado Republican Party supports and is grateful for all our first responders in times of need as well as times of peace; that Police, Emergency Medical Services, Firemen, and Health Care Workers are Keeping America Great for each and every one of us no matter the cost; and that we stand behind them.
2. Small Business and Jobs
Whereas: small businesses (less than 500 employees) have accounted for 65% of net new jobs since 2000; small businesses make up 99.7% of all firms with paid employees; and small businesses are responsible for 40.7% of private sector payroll; small businesses are the engine that drives our economy; and whereas, government policy can have a profound effect on small businesses and the jobs they provide to Coloradans; therefore, be it resolved the Colorado Republican Party will advocate for and support legislation that assists small businesses by decreasing taxes, decreasing health insurance mandates, decreasing the costly burden of regulations, and supporting legislation to have Colorado join the majority of states in recognizing the “Right to Work.”
3. Colorado Democratic Government Overreach
Whereas: the only legitimate role of government is to defend our natural rights; that Governor Jared Polis and the Democrat-Controlled Colorado Legislature have far overreached their legitimate role by violating the natural rights of all Coloradans to live, work and raise their families as they wish without government interference, illegitimate regulations, and unnecessary legislation interfering with their lives; be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party offers its candidates and platform to the citizens of Colorado as the solution to this government overreach.
4. The National Popular Vote Compact
Whereas: in the Electoral College, America’s Founding Fathers created a system of checks and balances to ensure that each state would have a unique voice in the election of a President, and so that no city, state, or region would consolidate too much political power; and whereas, adoption of the National Popular Vote compact concentrates political power in a few large cities located in the most populous states, contrary to the purpose of the Electoral College; be it resolved the Colorado Republican Party opposes the National Popular Vote compact in order to protect our unique political voice in presidential politics, and urges all Coloradans to vote against the National Popular Vote Compact in November 2020.
5. Education Choice
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party a: in education choice and the freedom of families to choose from a diverse selection of educational opportunities including public schools, private schools, charter schools, neighborhood schools, faith-based schools, home schools, and online options; that control of resources stay at the local level; and in empowering teachers by reducing educational bureaucracy and eliminating the Federal Department of Education.
6. Healthcare Decisions
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party supports policies that protect the doctor/patient relationship, people with preexisting conditions, and medical cost transparency, and affirms that healthcare decisions on topics including immunizations, end of life care, and the care of minors belong with individuals, parents, and their doctors rather than government dictates and government healthcare
7. Citizenship and Immigration
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party affirms: citizenship is an extraordinary privilege; that any person of good character and work ethic who shares our American values and the American dream should have the opportunity to become a legal citizen; that to have the greatest chance of success in our country, aspiring individuals should learn English and embrace American culture; and affirms that the nation must end illegal immigration by policing expired visas and ending the humanitarian crisis on our
borders by building a wall.
8. Red Flag Laws
Whereas, our Founding Fathers recognized our God-given right to keep and bear arms in the Bill of Rights, and that the Colorado Constitution also recognizes that right; that any gun controls which infringe on the ability of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms have no place in a free society; and whereas, “Red Flag” laws falsely claim legal authority to confiscate firearms of law-abiding Coloradans, violating Article II, Section 13 of the Colorado Constitution, and the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth
Amendment of the United States Constitution; be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party strongly condemns and urges the repeal of Colorado’s “Red Flag” laws.
9. 2nd Amendment
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party supports: the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution; that we reserve our support for candidates who stand firmly for our 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms so that we can defend ourselves and our families; and that we reaffirm the right of all peaceable and law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
10. Family Values
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party: recognizes, as did the Declaration of Independence, that all human beings are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights; recognizes that these fundamental rights include the sanctity of all human life, the freedom of religion, and the right to practice traditional family values; affirms that every unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed; affirms our moral obligation to assist, rather than penalize, women who face an unplanned pregnancy; affirms that society should actively encourage traditional married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous country; and supports the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values, the freedom of religion, and the sanctity of innocent human life.
11. Reintroduction of Wolves
Whereas: reintroduction of wolves will have an adverse effect on all of Colorado; that farmers and ranchers will see losses in livestock; that wolves will cause new health and physical dangers for citizens and visitors to our state; and whereas, our state’s wildlife will be greatly affected in a negative way; therefore be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party is opposed to the reintroduction of wolves to Colorado and encourages Colorado Parks and Wildlife to pursue other policies to regulate Colorado
12. Late Term Abortion
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party: supports joining 43 other states in ending late abortion and recognizes that children at 22 weeks feel pain and can survive given proper medical care; stands with the overwhelming majority of Americans of all political persuasions who believe there should be a ban on late abortion with the exception of the life of the mother; that while we recognize the need to protect every human life, affirms the immediate need to protect those we can right now and we urge all Coloradans to vote to end late abortion.
13. Oil and Gas / Energy
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party: recognizes and affirms the vital role of the oil and gas industry to our state and national energy independence and security, and that the industry supplies hundreds of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars for our economy, and millions of dollars contributed in annual revenue for our children’s education; affirms that oil and gas is essential to Coloradans’ prosperity; recognizes that Colorado is the fifth largest oil producing state in the country, and stands with our oil and gas workers in the face of Governor Jared Polis and the Democrat-Controlled
Legislature’s efforts to shut them down.
14. Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR)
Be it resolved, the Colorado Republican Party: affirms that escalating state government spending and debt diminishes the quality of life for future generations; affirms that the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) protects Colorado from the fiscal disaster affecting states like Illinois and California; that we continue to stand alongside the majority of Coloradans of all political persuasions who have repeatedly upheld the Taxpayer Bill of Rights at the ballot box, and that we support policies that empower businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations, and charities to build and assure a stronger future for us all.