PUBLIC POLICY/LEGISLATIVE ACTION

The Public Policy Committee works to promote and protect the interests of women generally. 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.




2022 and 2023 COLORADO LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS

The Second Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly adjourned on May 11, 2022. The first regular session of the 74th General Assembly will convene on January 9, 2023. 

READ OUR 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - GENERAL OVERVIEW REPORT FROM OUR LOBBYISTS


GET INVOLVED IN OUR PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

During the legislative session, the committee typically meets the second Monday of each month at Noon either online via Zoom or at the offices of Aponte & Busam in Denver. Check our Events Calendar for the next meeting details and to RSVP. If you'd like to get involved or learn more about the work of this committee, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Ariana Busby, Meagan Moodie, or Ellen Trachman.

Follow our legislative priorities and bills of interest to the CWBA here with our bill matrix which provides live updates throughout the session. 

We have formed issue-based subcommittees around some of the most common policy areas we typically address and the general work undertaken by the committee.  If you are interested in actively working on one or more of the following issues or committees, please login to the website and add the Public Policy Committee to your committee interests in your membership profile, or email execdir@cwba.org or the co-chairs (above) and we will get you added:

  • Family Law Issues
  • Women's Health & Reproductive Rights  
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Equal Pay Act Legislation
  • Paid Family & Medical Leave
  • Environmental Law Issues
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Events (Fall Fundraiser, Legislators Appreciation Breakfast, Ballot Training, etc.)
  • Amicus Subcommittee

Thanks for your work and interest!

2022 PRIORITY ONE LEGISLATION RESOURCES

  • Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA)  -  fact sheet 
  • Protecting Opportunities and Workers Rights (POWR Act) - 2021 fact sheet


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GET IN TOUCH

Colorado Women's Bar Association

P.O. Box 1918

Denver, CO 80201

Telephone: (303) 831-1040

Email: execdir@cwba.org



THE ADVOCATE   
 SPRING 2022

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