Colorado's Initiative Process: The Importance of Protecting Our State's Constitution

  • 03 May 2011
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
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Janice Sinden, Executive Director, Colorado Concern

In a rapidly changing global economy, it is essential that Colorado’s leaders have the tools to make sound and wise decisions.  Currently, just as flexibility is critical, so is the necessity to resolve three obstacles to change leadership:

•    Inconsistent – and contradictory – fiscal mandates
•    A weakening of representative government
•    An erosion of public trust in government

Constitutional Initiative Reform is the top priority for Colorado Concern. To that end, it is working as part of a coalition to pass a measure in 2012 to increase the standard for amending our state constitution from 50% to 60% voter approval. The aim is to provide the opportunity for public servants and citizens to work together for positive change on issues that transcend partisan politics, election cycles, narrow interests and short-term thinking.

About Colorado Concern

Colorado Concern is an exclusive alliance of top executives who have joined together to work towards solutions to their mutual business challenges. Formed in 1986, Colorado Concern “promotes an environment that maximizes business profitability and sustainability, and shapes public policy. The organization has a stake in the well-being of the state, and the collective interests of its members are safeguarded by working collaboratively to insure Colorado’s viability and prosperity.”

About Janice Sinden

Before becoming Executive Director of Colorado Concern in March, 2007, Janice served as the Principal of Pinnacle Public Affairs, a Denver based political and public relations consulting firm.  Before starting her own firm, she served as the System-Wide Manager of Community Relations, Corporate Communications for Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, the largest private employer in Southern California.  Her career began with U.S. Senator Wayne Allard where she worked in both Washington, D.C. and in Colorado.

Janice is a fourth generation Coloradan and a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado where she received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

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