Press Release: Historic Faith-Based Alliance Backs Measure 2B
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2020
Vice President of Communications and Public Policy
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Historic Faith-Based Alliance Backs Measure 2B
Denver, CO— Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, comprised of faith-based leaders whose work focuses on the disenfranchised and underprivileged Afro-American Community, endorses Ballot Measure 2B. Measure 2B will allow Denver to build 1,800 homes with supportive services over the next ten years. This housing will help transition people into housing from shelters or unsheltered living situations and provide services like employment counseling or behavioral health care.
The Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance which has played a signficant role in the care of and advocacy for people experiencing homelessness since the 1940s, believes Measure 2B honors the inherent dignity of all people and calls on community members to vote yes in this election. "We need to do everything we can as a community to support people experiencing homelessness. We know that mental health services and access to shelters are key to helping people experiencing homelessness get back on their feet. As the President of the Ministerial Alliance, I am proud to support measure 2B," said Bishop Jerry Demmer.
Ballot Measure 2B will support individuals and families impacted by homelessness. Pastor Vernon Jones, Jr. states, "As a school leader, I have worked with hundreds of youth who were experiencing homelessness, and from first-hand experience, stable housing and other services like employment counseling and mental health services are crucial for a student experiencing homelessness. Please join me in voting for ballot measure 2B. "
For more information about Measure 2B, visit yeson2b.org.