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Nonprofit wants your vote

Roaring Fork Legal Services is writing to express its support for Referendum 1A on the Nov. 5 ballot and to urge all eligible voters to vote in favor of it.

RFLS provides legal representation ? advice, negotiation, mediation and litigation ? to qualified, low-income individuals and families in Pitkin County and has done so since 1996.

RFLS is a nonprofit entity that depends on financial support from a number of sources, including Pitkin County, the City of Aspen and Snowmass Village, without which the ability of RFLS to help the less financially fortunate obtain equal justice in the areas of family law (divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, domestic violence), landlord/tenant disputes (security deposits, evictions, lease questions), collections, bankruptcy, employment law, among others, would be severely limited.

If this financial help were not forthcoming, certain members of our community would indeed be powerless and disenfranchised, a situation that would, in turn, impact all members of our community and affect the quality of life that each of us enjoy here in the many and varied relationships we have.

After considering all of the factors involved in this issue, please vote yes on Nov. 5 with respect to Referendum 1A to help RFLS, and the other Health and Human Service organizations making the same request, to continue to serve the community human service needs.

James Knowlton

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Roaring Fork Legal Services