MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD  CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

DID YOU KNOW usually fewer than 10 citizens contact state legislators about a bill! Your email or phone call can make a difference!   TESTIFY AT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE HEARINGS Each bill introduced in the Colorado legislature gets a hearing before a committee. Anyone can testify for or against a bill, in person or through the new remote testimony system.

RESPOND TO ACTION ALERTS: STAND WITH THE LEAGUE!

When a formal CALL TO ACTION or ACTION ALERT is issued by the League of Women Voters, individuals may reach out to their elected official and utilized the League provided information noting that they are a member and stand with the League on this issue.  Visit the ACTION ALERTS page for the latest calls issued by State League. For CO Legislative Action Alerts, you will receive an email notification if you are an active member of the League. NOTE: Calls to action/Action alerts are only issued by the appropriate level of League (US Congressional by National League, CO Legislature by State League, County / City Governments by Local Leagues).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: SPEAKING FOR THE LEAGUE

On legislation where NO call to action or action alert has been issued: Please note that ONLY the League President or designee may speak on behalf of the League of Women Voters at each level of the organization. Please refer to the guidelines outlined in the Program Book and contact your local League President or Spokesperson for further explanation.

LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATION Colorado General Assembly

On the General Assembly website at www.leg.state.co.usHouse and Senate bills, including current status, votes, amendments / Contact information for Senators and Representatives  / Calendars for House and Senate floorwork and committees / Video of House and Senate in session and audio of committee hearings. The Legislative Council staff is another source of information, 303-866-3521. The Bill Room is located in the basement of the Legislative Services Building, 200 E 14th Ave, or phone 303-866-3055. Bills, daily journals showing votes, status sheets, contact information, and calendars are available in hardcopy at the Bill Room during the session. If a bill is not calendared (scheduled), you may contact the sponsor(s) of the legislation for information.

BE IN THE KNOW: Subscribe to the Legislative Letter

Every two weeks during the session, the Legislative Letter is published and distributed to subscribers, legislators, the media, the Governor’s office, and local Leagues. You can read about each bill that is being followed by League, learn the provisions and the effects, and stay updated on their progress. For $30.00 all issues of the Legislative Letter will be sent via email for the 2019 Colorado Legislative Session. Two ways to subscribe :

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JOIN THE LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE

LWVCO’s advocacy in the legislature is spearheaded by the Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and Staff Lobbyist, with League members across the state participating in Action Alerts.

Led by Leslie Chomic, the Legislative Action Chair, and Staff Lobbyist Andrea Wilkins, the over 25 volunteer lobbyists of the LAC analyze legislation and decide whether to support, oppose, or watch it, based on League positions.

Advocacy includes:

– testifying in legislative committee hearings

– writing letters and emails to Representatives, Senators, the Governor, and the media

– encouraging League members to contact their legislators and local media

– participating in commissions and coalitions

– holding an annual Legislative Conference for League members and guests

– publishing the Legislative Letter every other week during session

Legislative Letter 2019

LWVCO Legislative Letter #5, Mar. 11, 2019

LWVCO Legislative Letter #4, Feb. 25, 2019

LWVCO Legislative Letter #3, Feb.11, 2019

LWVCO Legislative Letter #2, Jan. 28, 2019

LWVCO Legislative Letter #1 Jan.14, 2019

 

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