Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

2016 Ballot Results

The Approval of Amendment 70

We are proud that progress toward economic self-sufficiency for 290,000 women and 200,000 families with children was accelerated when Colorado voters passed Amendment 70, a $12 minimum wage by 2020. WFCO is committed to creating greater opportunities for women and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency, which is why we supported Amendment 70.

Read our statement of support for Amendment 70.

The passage of this amendment to the Colorado Constitution, which will gradually increase the state minimum wage to $12.00 by 2020, will help 290,000 women and 200,000 households with children in Colorado make progress toward economic self-sufficiency.

Our support for Amendment 70 was rooted in research that showed an increase in the Colorado minimum wage will strengthen the state economy while improving economic outcomes for women and people of color (populations that are largely over-represented in the low-wage workforce), without substantial job losses or increases in consumer prices.

Read more about The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s support for Amendment 70.   

Questions? Read our FAQs about Amendment 70.

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WFCO invites you to join us in leading systemic change on behalf of women and their families. Through a unified voice we can influence positive community outcomes. Stay tuned for updates throughout the session, and in the meantime, here's how you can help support our advocacy efforts!

  • Help inform the conversation. Share WFCO’s recent research that is informing our advocacy work. 
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  • Share your ideas with us. Let us know when you see a challenge in your community that could be improved by a policy change, email us at wfco@wfco.org.

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