Amendment 62 vs. Colorado Blue Book Hearing Scheduled for Next Week
Contact: Jennifer Mason, 719-439-2555; www.personhoodcolorado.com; www.coloradortl.org
MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Amendment 62 sponsors and lawsuit plaintiffs received notice today that the suit filed against the Colorado Legislative Council regarding the biased Blue Book will be heard next week.
The Judge assigned to the case, Judge Hyatt, will hold the hearing on September 28th, 29th, or 30th, at which time Plaintiffs hope for a remedy to the anti-62 Blue Book, which is being mailed to voters statewide.
"We believe we have a very strong case," asserted Gualberto Garcia Jones, sponsor of Amendment 62 and legal analyst. "The facts are simple: We were not allowed input into our own 'Arguments For' section, and the 'Arguments Against' section was full of outright lies. Of course we believe that the opposition should have their fair say, but it must be based in fact, not outlandish, impossible conjecture."
The Colorado Legislative Council's website states that the purpose of the Colorado Blue Book is "to provide voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis."
Amendment 62 sponsors and organizers maintain that the ballot information booklet (The Colorado Blue Book), is not fair or impartial, but in fact glaringly biased against Amendment 62. Sponsors attempted several times to change the prejudiced text, in writing and at the public hearing, yet none of their objections were recognized.
"We are looking forward to this hearing, and to the chance to correct these fabrications with Colorado voters," added Leslie Hanks, co-sponsor of Amendment 62 and lawsuit Plaintiff. "The damage has been done, but we would accept a mailer to all registered voters with the correct information. It looks as if the Legislative Council used Planned Parenthood's arguments in the description, the 'Arguments For' and the 'Arguments Against'. We are only asking to have our say. Over 130,000 people signed the petition to put this on the ballot, and they, along with every other Colorado voter, deserve the truth."
Yes on Amendment 62 is a grassroots organization comprised of Colorado citizens who value all human life, from biological beginning to natural death. Personhood Colorado and Colorado Right to Life have sponsored the Personhood Amendment to the Colorado constitution, which reads: "Section 32. Person defined. As used in sections 3*, 6**, and 25*** of Article II of the state constitution, the term "person" shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being."