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PUBLIC POLICY/LEGISLATIVE ACTION

The Public Policy Committee works to promote and protect the interests of women and children. The committee monitors national, state, and local legislation; case law; administrative and constitutional developments; and the print, online and broadcast media as they affect the legal profession, the judiciary, and the interests of women and families. It coordinates with the CWBA's lobbyists; makes recommendations to the CWBA Board of Directors regarding whether the CWBA should support or oppose legislation; and organizes an advocacy network of CWBA members who contact legislators, write letters, testify before legislative committees, and draft legislation. The committee also coordinates the amicus activities of the CWBA.


2020 COLORADO LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The Second Regular Session of the Seventy-Second General Assembly convened on January 8, 2020 and is scheduled to adjourn on May 6, 2020.


GET INVOLVED IN OUR PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
During the legislative session, the committee typically meets the second Monday of each month at Noon at the offices of Aponte & Busam in Denver. If you'd like to get involved or learn more about the work of this committee, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Carty at (720) 508-6000 or Meagan Moodie at (303) 317-3239.

We have formed issue-based subcommittees around some of the most common areas we address.  If you are interested in actively working on one or more of the following issues, please email the co-chairs (above) and we will get you added:

  • Family & Medical Leave
  • Anti-Discrimination & Sexual Assault/Harassment
  • Reproductive Rights/Choice Issues
  • Criminal Law Issues (Incl. Human Trafficking)
  • Family Law Issues

Thanks for your work and interest!


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Click this link to read our 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - GENERAL OVERVIEW REPORT.

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CWBA LETTERS REGARDING JUDGE KAVANAUGH APPOINTMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT

The CWBA firmly believes that a proper, independent investigation of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh must be conducted prior to a confirmation vote, and that the women who testify before the Committee should be treated with respect. We too have sent letters to both Senators Bennet and Gardner encouraging an investigation. Click on the letters below to read.    

Sen. Bennet Letter
Sen. Gardner Letter

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POSITION LETTER ON FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LEGAL SERVICES

The CWBA spearheaded a joint effort of 10 local bar associations to express to our Colorado Congressional Leaders the critical role that the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) plays in our delivery of legal services to income-eligible citizens of Colorado and demand they continue funding the LSC in the fiscal year 2018 Congressional Budget. Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality civil legal services to Colorado residents.  Colorado Legal Services receives more than 40% of its annual budget from LSC and any cuts to that budget or complete elimination of funding LCS, as proposed by The Office of Management and Budget, would be disastrous for the citizens of Colorado.  Read the letter here.

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