Colorado’s Blaine Amendment reduces parents’ education choices
“Religion decision paves the way for Dougco vouchers,” June 27 editorial.
Many people today probably are unaware of the discriminatory nature of the Blaine Amendment. Unfortunately, this law that was rooted in bigotry is being used today to prevent parents, especially racial and religious minorities, low-income parents, and families with disabilities from pursuing the best education options for their children.
One thing Coloradans can take comfort in is that Colorado’s Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has taken it upon itself to study the impact of Colorado Blaine Amendment on Coloradans. The committee will hold a public briefing on July 18 at the University of Denver to examine the issue of the Blaine Amendment in Colorado (details at dpo.st/2t9AwV2). I encourage my fellow Coloradans to come and participate in this important discussion. Send letters of 150 words or fewer to email@example.com or 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please include full name, city and phone number. Contact information is for our purposes only; we will not share it with anyone else. You can reach us by telephone at 303-954-1331.