Colorado Corn: Amicus Brief Filed Opposing Executive Order

In response to Gov. Polis signing an executive order to allow the gathering of signatures for ballot initiatives by mail and email, CCGA has joined a broad coalition to oppose this measure in court. This executive order put rural Colorado at a disadvantage to our urban neighbors, creates practical problems with fraud and access for Coloradans who lack internet access, and violates the Colorado Constitution.

CCGA has joined with 50 organizations in an Amicus Brief, filed on June 19, to the suit against the governor’s executive order as the proposed process excludes many Coloradans from participating either because they don’t have access or cannot afford internet service or technology, such as computers, printers, and smart phones. This gives a smaller group of Coloradan with access to these resources an unfair advantage to put their issues on the ballot, while leaving other populations, like our state’s rural and elderly populations, out of the election process.

This executive order violates our state’s constitution and CCGA will continue to fight for our member’s equal access in the ballot process and defend the Constitution.

Colorado Corn is the name used to reference two organizations, Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and Colorado Corn Growers Association. While they share the same staff and office space in Greeley, they have distinctly different missions.

The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general.
Learn more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.