Messenger: Colorado Families First

Candidate: None

Contest: paid family leave

Affiliation: U

Date delivered: Oct. 6, 2020

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This mailer from Colorado Families First urges voters to approve Proposition 118, which creates a program to provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave using fees paid by employees and employers.

About the messenger:

Colorado Families First supports Proposition 118 to provide paid family leave to working Coloradans. The measure would set up an insurance-like system with copayments by employees and employers that would fund up to four weeks of leave to care for themselves, a new child or a seriously ill family member.

The messenger's money:

Much of the group's funding comes from national dark money nonprofit Sixteen Thirty Fund, as well as the North Fund, the Fairness PRoject and Denver philantropist Merle Chambers.