Bilingual-ed foes raise cash
But Amendment 31 opponents still lead in recent fund raising
By News Staff
October 16, 2002
The campaign for Amendment 31, the anti-bilingual education initiative, filed a
financial report Tuesday showing $25,100 raised earlier this month from a New
York City resident and a former Colorado governor.
English for the Children of Colorado received a $100 donation from former Gov.
Richard Lamm and $25,000 from Thomas Klingenstein of New York City, a fund
The committee now has $31,974 in the bank, trailing the No on 31 campaign in
recent fund raising.
English Plus, the group opposed to 31, took in another $75,000 during the first
part of October and spent $132,000. The National Education Association,
representing teachers, gave $50,000, and the National Association for Bilingual
Education contributed $10,000.
The campaign spent $50,000 for a mailing, about $8,000 for a poll and $34,000
for voter education. The group now has $95,000 in the bank.