Pro 15 through its membership takes positions and stands on various issues which affect Northeast Colorado. Pro 15 also takes positions on various state and federal amendments up for vote. Pro 15 does not take positions or support individual candidates. Pro 15 is a non partisan organization and all are welcome at the table that support the mission of the organization. The following are positions our membership has taken to date.
Prop 110 – Let’s Go Colorado
Supporters of Prop 110: Don Ament, Jack Keever; Mayor Orville Tonsing, Holyoke; Maggie Metzler; Yuma County EDC; Cheyenne County BOCC; Town of Julesburg; Cathy Shull; Randy Grauberger; Joe Kiely; Barry Gore; Terry Hofmeister; Julie Wiebke; Linda L. Statz; Doug Kamery; Dean Michael; Joshua Young; Steve Young; Kayla Kafta; Milton Hunholz; Mayor BobLeGare, Aurora; Mayor Royce Pindell, Bennett; Senator Dominick Moreno; Senator Kevin Priola; Senator Nancy Todd; Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio, Adams County; Commissioner Bill Holen, Arapahoe County; Commissioner Nancy Jackson, Arapahoe County; Commissioner Rod Pelton, Cheyenne County (Candidate HD65); Bethleen McCall, City County, Yuma (Candidate HD65); Deb Gustafson (candidate SD1); Town of Limon; Ports to Plains; Colorado Municipal League; North Area Transit Alliance; Move Colorado; Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association; Colorado Association of Wheat Growers; Colorado Cattlemen’s Association; Colorado Dairy Farmers; Colorado Farm Bureau; Adams County Economic Development; Lincoln County Economic Development; Sage Strategies; Discover Northeast Colorado; Morgan County Democrats; Gerry Horak, Mayor ProTem Fort Collins; Colorado Corn Growers; Mountain View Electric
2018 Colorado Ballot
- A setback measure for oil and gas would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” Pro 15 opposes
- Payday loans would restrict the charges on payday loans to a yearly rate of 36 percent and would eliminate all other finance charges and fees associated with payday lending.
- A transportation measure that would increase sales tax, and Pro 15 supports
- Another transportation measure that would authorize bonds. Pro 15 opposes
- changes campaign-finance limitations Pro 15 supports
- One amendment requires that property owners be compensated for any reduction in property value caused by state laws or regulations.
- The other amendment boosts income taxes to raise money for education. Pro 15 supports
- Amendment V, age requirement for legislators,
- Amendment W, election ballot format for judicial retention elections,
- Amendment X, industrial hemp definition,
- Amendment Y, congressional redistricting, Pro 15 supports
- Amendment Z, legislative redistricting, and Pro 15 supports
- Amendment A, prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude
Pro 15 Resolutions, Policy Statements & Principles
Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources
Progressive 15 urges the Governor and the Commissioner of Agriculture to be actively involved in promoting and defending Colorado’s agriculture interest in international trade negotiations and engage Colorado’s agriculture organizations in developing a strategy to this end.
Progressive 15 believes that agriculture is an integral part of its economic base and urges the Governor to convene a task force to assess the future of agriculture in Colorado and make appropriate recommendations as to what the State of Colorado can do to ensure a viable future for this important industry.
Progressive 15 urges any changes in policies or laws on use of chemicals in agriculture, mining, etc. are based on sound scientific evidence.
Progressive 15 supports protection of personal property rights
Progressive 15 believes agriculture land condemnation for economic development should not be allowed
Business and Labor
Progressive 15 urges the Colorado Tourism Office and the Colorado Tourism Board to promote agri-tourism, agriculture, cultural tourism, by-ways, heritage tourism, the Eastern Plains and the entire State of Colorado in its photography and marketing.
Progressive 15 believes water impacts economic development
Health & Human Services
Progressive 15 believes that fiscal limits should be statutory in nature and opposes the placement of additional fiscal limitations within the state constitution.
Progressive 15 supports retaining the opportunity for voters to approve proposed tax increases
Transportation & Energy
Rural Freight Cooridors
Transportation Bonding Guidelines
Progressive 15 requests CDOT to adopt rules (consistent with USDOT) which provide year around opportunity for ag producers to advertise on-farm products
Progressive 15 supports a comprehensive study of existing regulations and associated impacts to
state and local roadways and movement of goods within, to from and through Colorado
regarding vehicle weights and configuration including those affecting agriculture commodities
Progressive 15 supports efforts to fund and develop the federally designated North / South Trade
corridors affecting Colorado; Ports to Plains and Heartland Express
Progressive 15 supports efforts to fund and develop North / South Trade Corridor High
Plains Highway 385
Progressive 15 urges, encourages and support efforts within Northeast Colorado to direct the
State of Colorado to secure additional funding through innovative and creative methods to
address the maintenance and repair of the transportation infrastructure of the region.
Progressive 15 urges collaborative efforts to expand federal and state funding options to improve
the state wide transportation system.
2016 Ballot Positions
|Health Care||Oppose||Amendment 69|
|Oil & Gas||Oppose||Initiative 78 Setback|
|Oil & Gas||Oppose||Initiative 75 local gvt control|
|Raise The Bar||Support||Initiative 96 More difficult to amend constitution|
|Let Colorado Vote||Support||Initiative 98 Primaries|
|Raising Min Wage||Oppose||Initiative 101 State Minimum Wage|
|Presidential Primary – 1st in West||Support||Initiative 140 Presidential Primaries|
|No Position||Initiative 143 Tobacco Tax|
|No Position||Initiative 145 Medical Aid in Dying|