Past Priorities, Progress, & Wins
2022 27J Schools Mill Levy Override
In 2022, Rocky Mountain Partnership mobilized a youth and community-led coalition to support 27J Schools to pass its first mill levy override in over two decades, securing much needed funding for the third lowest funded school district in the state.
This coalition connected with over 900 community members at over 20 community events, and was featured on CBS Colorado and Univision. The passage of this mill levy override goes to show that community-driven advocacy works.
We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with Rocky Mountain Partnership and their incredible effort to raise awareness about our mill levy override ballot question, 5B, and their efforts to encourage young voters to vote! On behalf of our 22,000+ students and 2,000+ staff members, thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you!
This historic win could not have happened without the invaluable support RMP received from:
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2022 State Legislative Session
In 2022, RMP’s policy priorities were focused on three key areas that impact regional economic and social mobility:
- Mental Health Care
- Affordable Housing
- Child Care
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 marked the official end of Colorado’s 2022 Legislative Session. Over the course of the 120-day session, over 100 bills passed. This includes all three of the bills RMP supported, as well as a number of other bills RMP chose to monitor.
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2021 State Legislative Session
In 2021, RMP’s policy priorities were aligned towards a shared target to increase credential attainment across the region. These priorities included:
- Increasing Credentialing Opportunities
- Supporting Business to Expand Credentialing Opportunities
- Supporting and Expanding Online Credentialing and Location-Neutral Jobs
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 marked the official end of Colorado’s 2021 Legislative Session. Over the course of the session, over 670 bills were introduced. This includes all nine of the bills RMP supported.
In addition, the RMP Backbone team began building relationships with regional lawmakers, hosted a credential attainment town hall, and hosted advocacy 101 trainings.
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2020 Policy Work
In 2020, leadership from Adams County Government advocated to utilize the Rocky Mountain Partnership’s framework to provide a space where cross-sector stakeholders and the community at large could come together with entities responsible for emergency management to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the most collective way possible around seven key areas:
- Child Care
- Business Support and Retention
- Aging Services
- Uninsured & Healthcare Access
- Housing Stability
- Food Security & Basic Essentials
- Support for the Unemployed & Future Workforce
As part of these efforts, partners advocated for several policies that would support community members throughout the crisis.
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|Questions? Contact Ashley Edinger, Senior Director of Strategic Supports, at AshleyEdinger@RMPBackbone.org.|