News from Colorado Senior Lobby
February 2020
Colorado Senior Lobby is busy. Our CSL Legislative Committee is meeting every Monday. Our CSL Bill Tracker is in place, and of course our CSL Capitol Gang is at the Capitol multiple times a week.
After many years of the same basic format for Senior Day at the Capitol, typically in the same time frame of mid-March; your CSL Board of Directors decided it was time to do “something completely different”. So, we moved it up in time to late January, when the legislature is less busy; we created a more advocacy-oriented format, charged admission to help defray the costs, held the event in the Capitol basement in one of the larger committee rooms – and it worked! Over 100 people attended - READ MORE
Have you joined Colorado Senior Lobby for 2020? - Please do so today. We have launched new members only resources on the website. Join CSL and you will be sent a welcome email and password for accessing these resources. 2020 Membership also includes access to our CSL Bill Review. This software license costs us $600 a year - we need your financial support to offer this service.
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Cheers, Bob
President – Colorado Senior Lobby
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Highlights from Governor Jared Polis’ Speech at A Capitol Affair
Governor Jared Polis’ attended Colorado Senior Lobby’s Capitol Affair event held on January 27, 2020. This event was held in the Colorado State Capitol.
Highlights from Lt. Governor Diane Primavera’s
Speech at A Capitol Affair
Lt. Governor Diane Primavera attended Colorado Senior Lobby’s Capitol Affair event held on January 27, 2020. This event was held in the Colorado State Capitol.
Are you watching the Colorado Legislature?
Colorado Senior Lobby is!
Colorado Senior Lobby is very pleased to have more people than ever attending in person or calling into our Monday morning Legislative Committee Meetings. At these meetings our members and interested citizens review legislation looking for those bills that impact older adults. From these bills, the group reads the bills and selects those that have the greatest potential impact on seniors. These Bills are then entered in our Bill monitoring system and they are brought up for weekly discussion - READ MORE
Supporting Manufactured Homes at the Legislative Level
"Representatives Edie Hooton and Julie McCluskie have led a group of stakeholders throughout 2019 to craft two bills: HB20-1196 Modernizing Manufactured Home Community Policy in Colorado and HB20-1201 Supporting Resident Ownership. These Bills are in response to the need for the affordable housing option that manufactured homes provides ..." - READ MORE
Capitol Gang Members in Action
CSL’s Capitol Gang is well-known around the Capitol; including to the many legislators serving on the committees of most interest to CSL. Join the Gang for a few hours on a Wednesday, or a Thursday afternoon, and see what it’s all about. You might like it.

Pictured in the photo are Colorado Senior Lobby Board Members Kelsey Lesco in foreground (Disability Law Colorado) and Christina Johnson is shown to the right (CSL Capitol Gang Member & Colorado Commission on Aging). They are testifying on SB20-033 Allow Medicaid Buy-in Program After Age 65 - READ MORE
What is an SME? Well a Subject Matter Expert of course!
Colorado Senior Lobby, the Legislative Committee and the Capitol Gang have a need for Subject Matter Experts (SME). The Capitol Gang has worked on a description for SME’s and we invite you to apply and put your knowledge to work for older adults in Colorado.
CSL 2020 Legislative Planning Committee Update
Have questions about the CSL Legislative Committee Meetings or the Capitol Gang?
Call Colorado Senior Lobby at 303-832-4535 or send us an email - CLICK HERE
While the Colorado legislature is in session, Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) holds weekly Legislative Committee Meetings (LCM) to review legislation looking for those bills that impact seniors. The Meetings are held on Mondays from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. You can attend in person or call in with Zoom.

We send out a weekly email that reviews the Bills we are working on and introduces special guests. This allows for our Legislative Committee Members to be prepared to discuss the nuances of the bills. Here are links to two February LCM weekly emails:

CSL Legislative Committee Meeting 2-17-2020 - CLICK HERE
CSL Legislative Committee Meeting 2-10-2020 - CLICK HERE

  • The CSL Legislative Committee is always looking for volunteers to help with researching bills and issues for the Legislative Committee Meetings.
Overview of Legislative Committee Meetings - CLICK HERE
2020 Legislative Committee Meeting Monday Schedule:
January 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2020
February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020
April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020
May 4, 2020
After May 4, 2020 the group votes on a meeting schedule which is typically bi-monthly meetings
Adjournment sine die: May 6, 2020
Thank you to Disability Law Colorado for hosting our regular Monday morning Legislative Planning Committee Meetings.
Upcoming February 2020 Events
February 3, 10, 17 & 24 - CSL Legislative Committee Meetings (LCM)
February 20 - Policy & Legislation Scenarios: For Colorado’s Older Adults in 2020
February 26 - Aging 2.0 Local-How to Find Out What your Older Customer Really Wants
February 27 - Age-Friendly Workplace Programs – Recruiting Experienced Employees
Get the details on these events - CLICK HERE
Volunteer with CSL
There are many ways you can help from event planning to fundraising, membership drives, media promotion and more. Send us an email and tell us about your interests, skills and talents - CLICK HERE
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