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.

Vote No on Initiative 300We 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.

Initiative 300 fails to provide real support for people experiencing homelessness and prohibits Denver from enforcing essential laws that protect public safety.

To preserve the places we love to live, work and play.

Initiative 300 will allow people to occupy all outdoor public places, including sidewalks and playgrounds.

To preserve our parks and trails.

Initiative 300 will allow people to occupy our urban including Skyline Park, Washington Park, and City Park and 14 mountain parks, including Red Rocks Amphitheater and Winter Park, indefinitely.

To support our business districts.

Initiative 300 will allow camping in Downtown Denver as well as in small commercial shopping districts throughout Denver neighborhoods that are home to locally-owned stores, coffee shops, and restaurants.

To support our public events

Initiative 300 will allow camping in Downtown Denver parks, which limits the ability to provide safe and fun public events.

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

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.

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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.

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Denverite | Business and political figures have started to raise voices — and funds — to oppose Right to Survive

Denver voters this spring will consider an initiative that backers say is matter of protecting the rights of people experiencing homelessness. Opponents argue the proposal threatens to create disorder and uncertainty in the city. Read More.