Edwin Zoe’s restaurant in Boulder, Zoe Ma Ma on Pearl Street, started a decade ago as a five-table eatery with homestyle Chinese food, the cooking led by Zoe’s mama, Anna.

Soon Ma Ma grew to a second location in Denver’s Union Station, still small, the same excellent dumplings, still the same big problem: He can’t afford insurance to cover time off for his people to care for themselves or a loved one, or to bond with a new child. It eats at the family restaurateur.

That’s why he’s pushing perhaps harder than anyone to pass Proposition 118 this year, to

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