News from Colorado Senior Lobby
In this issue you will find:

  • June 17th Legislative Actions Planning & Input Meeting for 2020
  • So, what does Colorado Senior Lobby do in the summer?
  • Summer Research Opportunities at CSL
  • Ed Shackleford - Our Jefferson County Senior Heroe
  • Do you need a Speaker?
  • Volunteer with CSL
  • Have you joined for 2019?
June 2019
Greetings!

The Colorado State Legislature has Interim Committees that meet between legislative sessions, to consider issues of importance to the state. So to does Colorado Senior Lobby have "summer projects" related to 2020 legislation. Plan to join us on June 17th and learn more about our summer projects.
June 17, 2019 - Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Legislative Actions Planning & Input Meeting for 2020
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
There is street parking at this location
RSVP Online - CLICK HERE
Would you be interested in engaging in any of the activities related to any of the legislative bills, or ideas listed? The work involved is not heavy; many of the items listed require little time. Your interest level will also determine which of these activities CSL actually engages in. It will also determine if our organization is to take a more pro-active approach to issues impacting Colorado’s older adults. 
Here are some articles about our CSL 2020 legislative planning and "summer projects"
So, what does Colorado Senior Lobby do in the summer?
If you are reading this article you may have some interest in issues impacting older adults in Colorado. You should also have an interest in some of the bills that passed this legislative session and are now being signed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis. The next step as part of being a legislative advocacy group is understanding and following how these bills will be implemented. You can have a voice in that process through a membership in Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) - READ MORE
Summer Research Opportunities at CSL
Summer is the perfect time to start researching issues for the 2020 legislative session for both new legislation and understanding and providing input on legislation that has passed. For example, “Colorado Caps Insulin Co-Pays At $100 For Insured Residents” made national news. So we know what the bills says it will do, next we have to understand the details of how this will be implemented. Also what can we learn from this bill in regard to the high costs of other prescriptions? - READ MORE
$7 million in additional funding
for Affordable Housing
over the next two fiscal years and there is more coming!
2019 was a historic year for affordable housing in Colorado. Housing Colorado, DOH and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host five statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Durango, Centennial, and Fort Collins - READ MORE
Ed Shackleford
Our Jefferson County Senior Hero
The 2019 Senior Heroes event celebrated 11 older adults who volunteer to make their communities a better place to live. The event Emceed by Jim Benemann of CBS4 News honored CSL Board Member and Capitol Hill Gang Member Ed Shackleford, along with Linda Beshore, Steve Dalrymple, Juel DeCicco, Ruth Wasilchin, Pat DeVorss, Lois Fentress, Gary & Judy Harty, Bonnie Hayes, and Lois Weber - READ MORE
Do you need a Speaker?
In May Ed Shackelford, Citizen Lobbyist, Colorado Senior Lobby Board member and CSL Capitol Hill Gang member was invited to be part of a Denver Leaders Network Meeting panel. The panel discussed and answered questions about what is happening in Colorado for the 60 plus population and what is being planned for this demographic by the city of Denver and the State of Colorado.

To quote Ed Shackelford, “We need to learn how to keep older adults in their own homes where it is cheaper to care for them and would be fiscally responsible for the state as well.” - READ MORE
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
Have you joined for 2019?
Membership gives you access to the CSL Bill Report
and other members' only resources.
Join Today - Individual & Family Memberships - CLICK HERE

Join Today - Organizational Memberships start at $150 - CLICK HERE
Thank you 2019 Senior Day Sponsors!
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