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Vets oppose Amendment F

The Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars opposes Amendment F on the November 2022 ballot. The amendment will grind down one of the larger revenue streams nonprofit organizations have for use in your communities.

Religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, educational, volunteer firefighters or veterans organizations have earned trust, reliability and respect over the years. Communities within Colorado benefit from the operation of nonprofits each day . Nonprofits are community assets that anchor the population and enhance the economic, social programs, the unique spirit and cultural well-being of their respective communities.

If Amendment F is passed, this will allow any fly-by-night operator to invade Colorado, then flee with profits. Colorado nonprofits will be left without one of their larger revenue streams. With Amendment F, starting January 2025, the Legislature can further reduce the number of years of proven stable financial management to obtain a gaming license. The lobbyist who produced the legislation argues that if the amendment passes, then nonprofits can testify against it and hope for the best when the Colorado Legislature acts to reduce the three-year organizational stability requirement to zero.

Let’s stop the nonsense now. Vote No on Amendment F and simply come back for a simplified amendment that only reduces the stability requirement to three years without the chance to go further.

Steve Kjonass