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Storming the Legislature: Get Active, Get Elected, Get Your Voice Heard!

  • October 07, 2022
  • 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence St #2300, Denver, CO 80202
  • 75


  • Free for the first 5 law students registered
  • Includes three free registrations


Join us for a unique opportunity to gain the insiders' perspectives on how to become more civically and politically engaged, be that running for elected office, or by getting your voice heard on local policy matters.

Featuring esteemed speakers and interactive breakout discussion leaders on topics including:

Keynote Addresses: Dr. Lisa CalderónExecutive Director, Emerge Colorado, and Colorado Representative Iman Jodeh (D), House District 41 (Arapahoe County)

Meet our esteemed interactive breakout discussion leaders:

  • CO Rep. Jennifer Bacon - HD 7 (Denver County)
  • CO Rep. Lindsey Daugherty - HD 29 (Jefferson County)
  • CO Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez - HD 4 (Denver County)
  • CO Sen. Chris Hansen, Ph.D. - SD 31 (Arapahoe & Denver Counties
  • CO Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet - HD 30 (Adams County)
  • CO Rep. Naquetta Ricks - HD 4 (Arapahoe County)
  • CO Rep. Brianna Titone - HD 27 (Jefferson County)
  • Shontel Lewis - RTD Board of Directors


  • Obi Ezeadi - Westminster City Councilmember
  • P.K. Kaiser - Arapahoe County Assessor
  • Juan Marcano - Aurora City Councilmember
  • Omar Montgomery - Director, Cherry Creek School District
  • Dr. Nicole Speer - Boulder City Councilmember
  • Leslie Summey - Arapahoe County Commissioner


  • Nina DiSalvo - Policy Director at Towards Justice
  • Rachel Ellis - Livelihood Law
  • Ellen Giarratana - Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Hillary Jorgensen - Co-Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
  • Sheena Kadi, MBA - Vote Run Lead Certified National Trainer'
  • Sarah Parady - Lowrey Parady Lebsack, LLC; Emerge Colorado Class of 2020 Alumna; and CWBA Past President
  • Sonia R. Russo - Attorney and Emerge Colorado Class of 2021 Alumna
  • Lydia Waligorski - Former Public Policy Director of Violence Free Colorado

Interactive Breakout Sessions: (attendees will choose 4 of 6 rotating 35-minute sessions)

  • Should I Toss my Hat into the Ring? Things to Consider and the Path to Elected Office 
  • I Got Elected…Now What? How to Hit the Ground Running After a Win 
  • Why My Voice Matters and How to Get it Heard as a Community Member or Elected Official 
  • Public Policy Focus 2022-2023: How to Participate in the Policy Space in the Short Term as Community Members 
  • Alternative Ways to Get Involved and Ease into the Politics of It All 
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Public Policy: How to Ensure Representation of the Community

Breakfast included 
Join us for this highly informative session!

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