Date delivered: Oct. 3, 2017
Message type: robocall
Message tone: contrast
About the message: The following robocall was received in Broomfield recently from Vote No on 301, a group opposed to a ballot initiative that would require city officials to consider health, safety and welfare of residents when considering oil and gas development.
Following is an edited electronic transcript of the call: "This is Sue Saad calling on behalf of the No on 301 campaign.. I've lived in Broomfield for over 20 years. I love this community and consider myself lucky to call it home. Unfortunately outside activists are trying to divide our community in force or radical agenda on Broomfield. The fact is 301 is about politics, not public safety. The Colorado Supreme Court has already found this kind of language to be illegal, which if passed will only funnel our tax dollars away from public ervices and towards legal bills. Our community deserve so much better than this. Don't let them divide Broomfield. Please vote no on question 3:01. Paid for by Vote No on 301."
About the messenger: Vote No on 301 is an issue committee formed "to oppose ballot issue efforts to divide Broomfield." The group is opposing Issue 301, which would require city officials to consider health, safety and welfare of residents when considering oil and gas development.
The messenger's money: Vote No on 301 received $100,000 from Vital For Colorado, a nonprofit business coalition supporting fracking, while the Colorado Petroleum Council provided $139,661.50 worth of mailers, polling, phone calling, digital/online advertising. Of the cash, No on 301 spent $75,000 on TV advertising and $20,000 on canvassing.
More recently, the group received an additional $75,000 from the Petroleum Council, $20,000 from the Colorado Economic Leadership Fund and $10,000 from the state-level issue committee Protecting Colorado’s Environment, Economy and Energy Independence. And the group reported receiving another $100,000 from Vital for Colorado late Nov. 3.