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 or testify before a legislative committee. The committee also coordinates the amicus activities of the CWBA.
GET INVOLVED IN OUR PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
The committee typically meets the second Monday of each month at 8 a.m. 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 Alli Gerkman at (303) 871-6612 or Sarah Parady at (303) 502-9911.
We are forming 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 and we will get you added:
Here is the latest update to our bill matrix - please click and read.
2016 COLORADO LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The Second Regular Session of the Seventieth General Assembly convened on January 12 and adjourned on May 11, 2016. Our Public Policy Committee is a busy one as we, with the help of our lobbyists at Aponte & Busam, research and take multiple positions on many pieces of legislation affecting women and families.
Read more about bills we considered this session which affect women, children, and families. CWBA Legislative Update Matrix
Click here to download the proclamation: DESIGNATION OF APRIL 12, 2016, AS "EQUAL PAY DAY" IN COLORADO, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ACKNOWLEDGING THE PERSISTING PROBLEM OF WAGE DISPARITY AMONG VARIOUS GROUPS.
2016 Legislative Session Highlights:
2015 COLORADO LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The 2015 Colorado legislative session, which started January 7 and concluded May 6, was one of CWBA’s busiest as we researched and took multiple positions on many pieces of legislation affecting women and families.
CWBA President Alison E. Zinn testified January 29, 2015 before a Colorado House Committee for the continuation of the Colorado Pay Equity Commission (House Bill 15-1133), which was established in 2010 to increase awareness of pay inequity and develop ways to overcome it. Read Alison’s testimony here.
CWBA 2015 Priority Legislation (updated 7.31.2015)