Protect Colorado's Future
In 2008, the group:
- Supported Initiative 62
- Supported Initiative 76.
- Opposed the Right to Work Initiative. (Amendment 47)
- Opposed the Limitation on Public Payroll Deductions Initiative (Amendment 49)
- Opposed the Colorado Clean Government Initiative (Amendment 54)
Donors to PCF
According to campaign finance records filed with the Colorado Secretary of State, the largest donors to PCF are:
- Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001, $20,000
- AFL-CIO in Washington gave $47,000.
- National Education Association, $177,000.
- Oregon State Council of Service Employees
- Service Employees International Union, $78,000.
- Pat Stryker, $25,000.
Is PCF hypocritical?
Online website Face the State published an investigative report on July 31 which asserts that PCF's allegations against other Colorado ballot initiatives amount to "casting stones in a glass house" because the circulators PCF is using for its ballot initiatives are breaking Colorado's laws by failing to comply with identification requirements.
- "Armed with petitions to protect racial preferences, raise taxes and institute new employer mandates, two FieldWorks staffers (pictured at left) solicited voters entering and exiting the building, but failed to wear identification clearly identifying them as paid circulators."
PCF's "mudslinger" ad
In the CBS report on the ad, they:
- Say that, "Instead of arguing the merits, this ad criticizes the signature-gathering effort used to get the measures onto the ballot."
- Raise the issue of whether initiative sponsors should consider submitting those who collect signatures to a background criminal check. Doing so is not required under Colorado law, but it would be a higher standard for petition companies to follow.
- Protect Colorado's Future website
- Campaign finance filing for PCF (dead link)
- Truth Test: Ad targets backers of anti-union measures
- Modern-day union thuggery
- Rocky Mountain News: "Initiative's foes raise $1.5 million," May 1, 2008
- Face the State, "The eleven initiatives still seeking your support," July 14, 2008
- NEA contribution report (dead link)
- Campaign finance filings (dead link)
- Group wants clarity on 47
- Union campaign casts stones in a glass house
- Expenditure detail (dead link)
- Mudslinger ad makes issue of background checks