By Jared Brey, Next City, November 10, 2020
The presidential election was still far from being decided last week when Ruy Arango, chair of the “No Eviction Without Representation” (NEWR) campaign in Boulder, Colorado, told Boulder Beat that he’d seen enough. Ballot measure 2B, which would levy a tax on landlords to fund legal representation for tenants facing eviction, was ahead by a healthy margin. Arango and the NEWR campaign were “pretty confident” it would pass, and he was going to bed, Boulder Beat reported.
“We’re working people,” he said, according to the story. “We have shitty jobs we need to get up early and go to.”
As election officials continued to count votes and the presidential race was too close to call, results on local ballot measures began to pour in. Aside from measure 2B in Boulder, voters in Denver voted to approve a sales-tax increase to fund new housing and services for people experiencing homelessness, according to the Denver Post.