The Let’s Do Our Best campaign has officially defeated the harmful and cruel ballot measure, Initiated Ordinance 303. After yet another attempt to overpolice and criminalize our unhoused neighbors, Denver voters have shown up and decided that this time, instead of doing “better”, we’re ready to “do our best”.

By decisively defeating this ballot measure, we are sending a message that surveilling and reporting our neighbors is not what the Denver community is about. We’re excited and hopeful to move forward with more equitable and sustainable solutions that truly support people experiencing homelessness, and that are informed by their lived experiences, rather than by dark money and political interests.

We want to thank all of the organizations that supported us in this fight, from educating voters in their community, to posting on social media, from turning out their base to volunteer, to chalking all over the Denver sidewalks. We seriously could not have done this without you and every day we are so grateful for the community that we’ve built. We’re ready to continue to fight harder for our unhoused neighbors, at a time when they need our support more than ever. We hope that you’ll continue to support us in that fight. Thank you.

Signed,

  • ACLU of Colorado
  • Denver Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
  • Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL)
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH)
  • New Era Colorado

Community Partners and Endorsements:

  • 9to5 Colorado
  • ACLU of Colorado
  • AdvocacyDenver
  • Atlantis Community, Inc.
  • COLOR
  • Denver Democratic Socialists of America
  • Denver Homeless Out Loud
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
  • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
  • Colorado Jobs with Justice
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Colorado Mental Wellness Network
  • Colorado Working Families Party
  • Denver Artists for Rent Control
  • Green Party
  • Harm Reduction Action Center
  • New Era Colorado
  • One Colorado
  • Romero Theater Troupe
  • Soul 2 Soul Sisters
  • UNITE HERE Local 23
  • Warm Cookies of the Revolution