November 8, 2017
Democrats and Republicans shared a victory yesterday.
There’s a sentence you don’t often see. But that’s what happened last night in Eagle County.
More than 10,000 people in Eagle County experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year, yet the county dedicates no resources to treatment. A bipartisan coalition set out to change that, proposing a tax on the sale and production of recreational marijuana.
The result: nearly 74% of voters supported Issue 1A.
We’re proud to have been part of the winning team. But we have far more work to do.
While Coloradans are voting to boost mental health services, deep cuts loom in Washington. Our task: to build on Eagle County’s success—and to prevent Congress from setting us back.
Help us bring high-quality mental health care to every Coloradan.
— Andrew Romanoff