Update: Coloradoans voted YES to 2J on November 3, 2020!
August 19, 2020
To the Denver City Councilmembers for voting in favor to let Coloradoans decide whether or not to get rid of the current pit bull ban in Denver.
At the beginning of 2020, there was cause for celebration for pit bulls in Denver, Colorado, when city councilmembers passed an ordinance to change the pit bull ban. Unfortunately, Mayor Hancock vetoed the ordinance, and not enough votes were garnered to overturn it.
On August 10th, 2020, the Denver City Councilmembers revisited the issue of repealing the ban, thanks to the persistence of Councilmember Chris Herndon. File # 20-0760 was voted on favorably, 12-1, to consider having it put on the voting ballot in November. It was sent for a second vote on August 17th and passed unanimously. This decision to give Colorado residents the power to choose the outcome may be a win for pit bulls and their families. If a majority of Coloradoans vote yes to repeal the ban, pit bulls will, once again, be allowed back in Denver in January 2021!
Take Action: Coloradoans, if you believe that pit bulls should not be judged by their appearance and given a chance to reside in Denver, please show your support by voting YES to 2J.