In November of 2016, COPA led a huge victory, winning Amendment 70 to increase the minimum wage to $12 by 2020. While this was a significant step, we know that communities across our state are struggling to keep up with the rapidly rising costs of living. $12 isn’t enough in different parts of Colorado, and COPA will continue to push for higher wages.
But, more broadly, massive wealth inequality is a product of the 1% and corporations control over our economy, both here in Colorado and throughout the entire country (and world). COPA believes that instead of intervening in the economy to benefit corporations and the 1%, the government, and our economy, should represent the people.
This means wages that guarantee the ability to provide for themselves and their families, access to robust services like healthcare, education, and a social safety net, and ensuring that black and brown communities are centered in our fights for economic justice.
To get involved contact Robel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 837-3683!