October 24, 2018

“I knew I was going to die.”

It’s been 19 years since Austin Eubanks crouched under a table in the library at Columbine High School. In the shooting spree that followed, Austin was struck twice; his best friend was killed almost instantly.

At a breakfast in Loveland this morning, Austin described the trauma of that day and his subsequent battle with addiction. His message: recovery is possible.

Here in Larimer and in 10 other counties across the state, voters have a chance to advance that cause. Nearly a dozen local ballot measures would fund the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.

More than one million Coloradans face such a disorder each year. Only half get the care they need.

You can close that gap—with your ballot.

-Andrew Romanoff