News from Colorado Senior Lobby
June 2020
Greetings!
Welcome to our 2020 June newsletter. We have many great articles and resources to share with you, one of which is a 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up article prepared by our Co-Chairs of CSL Legislative Committee, Jeanette Hensley and Rich Mauro. Links to the articles are listed below - please share our newsletter with others.
Regards, Bob Brocker
President – Colorado Senior Lobby
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2020 Legislative Wrap-Up
"During the shortened session, the Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) took official positions on 56 bills: 28 supported, 5 strongly supported, 1 support if amended, 1 opposed, and 21 monitor or neutral. CSL’s Legislative Committee actively monitored or lobbied these bills, including seeking specific amendments to the bills where appropriate and providing input to legislative sponsors, committees and staff on these and related legislative issues. The CSL’s “Capital Gang”, in particular, advocated on a regular basis for our positions ..."
Governor’s Community Engagement Update June 19th
"... Colorado is the only state in the Pacific or Mountain time zones that is seeing a steady decline in case counts. We are pleased by this progress, but as said before, this doesn’t mean we can let up. Nobody wants to see those trendlines turn around. Which means we have to remain vigilant and continue to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 ..." - READ MORE
Legislative Committee Guest Speakers
"On June 8, 2020, the Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee hosted Elizabeth Garner with the Colorado State Demographer, and Michelle Kobayashi, the expert on Colorado’s Assessment Survey of Older Adults (CASOA). We were able to record Michelle Kobayashi’s presentation but we do have the PowerPoint presentations from both. We will be working on recording more presenters at upcoming meetings ..." - READ MORE
Please Take a Workforce Survey
from Changing the Narrative
Whether you’re employed, unemployed, looking for work or not, Changing the Narrative in Colorado would like to hear from you. Please take this less than 8-minute anonymous survey – you could win a $100 gift card, and most of all, help inform the kind of workforce policies and programs that will make this a better state for all of us - READ MORE
Americorps Contact Tracers Needed
"The Governor announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will mobilize more than 800 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to support the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 response through contact tracing and other associated work ..." - READ MORE
Events and Webinars of Interest
June 30, 2020 - Tuesday, 5:00PM
Prescription Drug Virtual Town Hall with Attorney General Phil Weiser
Are you tired of the high price of prescription drugs? Do you think patients deserve better access and more accountability from pharmaceutical companies? Join Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) as we hear from Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser about the work his office is doing regarding prescription drug costs and accountability. We know prescription drug costs are a big concern for many Coloradans and this is the first in a a series of virtual events to jumpstart a campaign to bring down drug prices for Coloradans.
Register for the Webinar - CLICK HERE
Learn more about Colorado Consumer Health Initiative - CLICK HERE
In case you missed it, this webinar from June 18, 2020 is archived
Advance Directives: Myths, Facts and Ethical Challenges in the Time of COVID-19
This webinar was held on June 18, 2020 and was recorded and posted on YouTube. The event was co-sponsored by the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities & the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging.
Link to Webinar - CLICK HERE
Take a Workforce Survey - Survey ends July 10, 2020
We want to know more about your work and job seeking experiences. You’ll be helping to inform future policy and programs for older Coloradans – Don’t delay! Take the survey today!
Link to the Survey - CLICK HERE
July 2020
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Meetings Summer Schedule
We are in the process of planning our Colorado Senior Lobby summer meeting schedule. Check the website for details - CLICK HERE
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