Stand with us and Vote No on Initiative 300
The Downtown Denver Partnership joined Together Denver, a broad, diverse coalition, to oppose Initiative 300 in an effort to support our city’s future and treat those experiencing homelessness with dignity.
We believe in building a safe, welcoming and inclusive city. One where everyone can thrive, not just survive. We know that homelessness is complex, and not an issue with a “one size fits all” solution. We believe in the importance of continuing to work towards a multi-faceted, dignified approach that not only meets the needs of our neighbors experiencing homelessness but also provides empowerment through strong services, facilities, and resources.
Initiative 300, also known as Right to Survive, is on Denver’s May 2019 ballot. The initiative undermines public safety and the well-being of all Denver residents, including those experiencing homelessness, by preventing the enforcement of essential public safety laws.
Download REMI’s analysis: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space and the one-pager on the major impacts of Initiative 300.
Why Vote No on 300?
To protect our most vulnerable community.
To preserve the places we love to live, work and play.
To preserve our parks and trails.
To support our business districts.
To support our public events
How to Get Involved
Together Denver will lead the way in opposing Initiative 300. There are several ways to stay informed and get involved.Together Denver Website Download the FAQs Download the Fact Sheet Sign up to Receive Emails, Host a Speaker and More
Together Denver in the News
Colorado Real Estate Journal | Opinion: Why I’m voting no on Initiative 300
A thoughtful voter needs to read between the lines and carefully consider the impacts that this broadly written and far-reaching policy could have on Denver, and particularly property owners.Continue Reading
Colorado Politics | OPINION: Well-intended Initiative 300 will backfire on Denver’s homeless — and on the rest of us
Most of us are grateful to have stayed warm and watched the snow from the comfort of our homes while temperatures dipped below zero this winter. Sadly, that’s not the case for some Coloradans. The tragedy of homelessness has tugged at our heart strings and compels many of us to seek solutions.Continue Reading
The Gazette | Editorial: Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold
Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the
state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.
The Gazette | Editorial: Denver threatens Colorado with right to squat
All Coloradans who care about the state should urge their Denver friends, relatives and colleagues to defeat ballot measure 300, deceptively called the “Right to Survive” initiative.Continue Reading
The Denver Post | Editorial: We can help homeless without sacrificing public spaces
The most important vote that Denver residents cast this year may not be for mayor. A better candidate is a ballot measure most voters probably haven’t even heard of yet: Initiative 300, which would overturn the city’s ordinance that outlaws camping in parks or on sidewalks, or setting up residence in a car.Continue Reading