Bedrooms Are For People Democracy Defense Fund






A Citizen-Led Ballot Initiative in Boulder, CO

Please Support Our Grassroots Ballot Campaign in Boulder, CO

Bedrooms Are For People is a volunteer ballot initiative campaign to reform the Boulder government’s discriminatory home occupancy limits by allowing one person to live in each bedroom of a home (plus one additional person), regardless of whether or not those people are related to each other.

The City Council is trying to prevent us from being on the ballot because our elected officials don’t want to change Boulder’s exclusionary housing policies. After our volunteers collected close to 8,000 signatures in a pandemic, the City Council voted to change the election rules in order to prevent Bedrooms Are For People from being on the ballot. We now have to take the City to court to protect our right to the ballot and your right to vote. We need your financial support for a chance to win against those that are opposed to progress and want to suppress your right to vote. 

Thank you so much for contributing what you can. Your generosity will fuel this campaign and will make our community a more welcoming, equitable, and affordable place to call home. 

Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for investing in this critical community initiative. 

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      Christina Gosnell | $104.15

      kick some ass y'all! i weirdly wish i was with you for this fight <3

      Alexis Lockwood | $420.69

      Kick their asses, comrades.

      Thomas | $1,000

      Donor matching contribution. I'm funding both sides of this legal battle, apparently. Ya'll keep fighting for what's right!

      James Kinnet | $52.23

      Heather | $104.15

      Ryan Welsh | $208

      Thank you to all the hard working folk on the BAFP team! The council majority's actions towards this ballot initiative/campaign have been completely unethical if not criminal. Beyond getting on the ballot, I hope this gets passed in November and serves as a stepping stone for bigger changes.

      Niniane | $52.23

      Good luck! Thanks for working to make Boulder more inclusive. I don't yet live in Boulder but hope to someday, after it becomes a more diverse town.

      Angie Naillon | $1,038.73

      BAFP's fight for direct democracy on behalf of Boulder citizens is both crucial and commendable. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers working to eliminate this discriminatory policy in our city.

      Joellen Raderstorf | $519.52

      I support our democratic right to bring this VIP issue to the ballot. Applauding the council members who do realize Boulder can change for the better: Junie, Aaron, Rachel and Adam!

      Julie Rogers | $208


      It disgusts me that Boulder still has these discriminatory laws in place. I'm so proud that my sister is fighting for Boulder.

      Clare Gallagher | $104.15

      fuck the NIMBYs!

      Sara Campbell | $104.15

      Because there are more decent people than the very vocal few in control, we just need to wake up.

      Reghan Gillman | $10.70

      Shiva Darian

      I walk around Boulder and see so many lawn signs standing against racism and oppression. I truly hope to see Boulder practice what it preaches and be a place of equity and fairness.

      Mark McIntyre | $104.15

      What a message: Play by the rules and we will still find a way to screw you differently.

      Philip Ogren | $259.92

      James R | $25

      Keep going. This has been a problem for over 40 years. We have to keep working on people to get them to understand how dire the situation is for people with modest means.

      Gloria McVeigh | $52.23

      Proud to donate towards the Democracy Defense Fund to ensure that equal housing access is on the 2020 ballot. We can't let recalcitrant Boulder City Council members triumph over direct democracy!

      Bryce Manubay | $104.15

      Ryan Tanner | $104.15

      Zane Selvans | $156.07

      Since the annual YIMBY Town conference got cancelled by the pandemic this year, I'm donating my registration fee refund!

      Justin | $26.27