The Committee for Colorado’s Shared Heritage defends strong private property rights for all Coloradans.


Our mission is to protect all private property owners, including homeowners, businesses, farmers and ranchers, urbanites and suburbanites from state or local governments taking their property by reducing its value without compensation.

When a government does something to reduce the value of someone’s property, it's only fair to compensate them for the loss. This initiative will ensure that strong private property rights remain a cornerstone of the Colorado way of life for everyone.




Protecting Coloradans

We are committed to protecting all private property owners, including those who grow and raise our food and have invested a lifetime of financial and sweat equity into their property. When a government action takes or devalues property, it is only fair to make sure private property owners are compensated for their losses.




Improving Government

We must improve government's accountability to citizens and create stronger protections for communities across the state. Our goal is to help inform policy makers about the potential consequences of harmful government action.



The Colorado Way of Life

It’s a fact of life in the West; if you take something from someone, you pay for it. Governments should be held to the same standard to keep our shared Colorado heritage strong well into the future. We must ensure that strong private property rights remain a cornerstone of the Colorado way of life.




The Colorado Constitution protects property owners when the government takes or damages private property. But many in our communities are being left behind.


Colorado’s Constitution is strong on property rights. But for years, property owners who experience a loss of value due to government action have had no way to seek compensation. We are committed to fighting for vital protections for all property owners in Colorado, and ensuring that state and local governments that reduce property values must pay for what they take. All Coloradans are entitled to this security.