News from Colorado Senior Lobby
Feb - March 2017
March 15th is your day at the Statehouse. Join us!
Governor Hickenlooper scheduled for Senior Day at the Capitol.
" Senior Day at The Capitol is on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This is a very special event organized by Colorado Senior Lobby. If you have not attended before, plan to do so this year. Why attend? Your voice and your membership in Colorado Senior Lobby can help preserve senior funding. At our event you will hear from legislators, elected officials and Senior Day at The Capitol Sponsors that serve seniors ..." - READ MORE
Senior Day at The Capitol on the Western Slope
We also have two locations on the western slope where you can watch the morning session of Senior Day at the Capitol via live stream. Lunch is not served at these two locations but there will be morning refreshments - READ MORE
Streaming of Senior Day at The Capitol – READ MORE
In the Denver area Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus is offering a live streaming event in the morning and you can also watch the event at home if you have fast Internet.

How does ideology become entrenched in governance?
Leadership and Listening Go Hand in Hand
By Ed Shackelford - President Colorado Senior Lobby
"The United States has a long, effective history of solving problems and making good decisions. We got off to a great start with the ideas of Alexander Hamilton in the earliest days of the Republic. He recognized the dominance of Great Britain’s industrial power in the world. So, he facilitated a policy of high tariffs to provide an environment conducive to developing our own industrial base ..."   - READ MORE
The Senior Space
Latest Rundown of Bills Affecting Seniors
By Steve Grund
"We are following 40 of more than 400 bills introduced so far in the session. We show you the new ones on the top for those of you on the run. The Senior Space examines the 2017 General Assembly through an older adult lens. Each week we introduce the new bills first; and, then we update the bills we are following and identify for you the next chapter in each of those bills ..." - READ MORE
Flower Power
Messaging from the Heart Helps Bridge our Differences
By Steve Grund
"It is a bit of a splintered winter. There are more than 400 bills floating around the statehouse with exactly 100 lawmakers touting the significance of each. There are two primary political parties steeped in the notion that each provides a more productive path for a better world. National issues dominate over local issues. This reminds many of us over 60 that we haven’t seen this type of political environment since we were teenagers.
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Find some Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Help Colorado Senior Lobby Make a Difference.
By Karin Hall
"Recently, the news is full of the political animosity between opposing parties. I often wonder when I watch this news, how many of those people marching not only know the names of their elected officials covering their district, but have signed up for their Legislators’ newsletters or have attended their meetings and townhalls? Colorado Senior Lobby is one of many organizations that can strengthen your voice in a positive and constructive manner ..." - READ MORE
2017 Schedule*
February: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
May: 1st, 8th, 15th
*Dates are subject to change

Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting at Disability Law Colorado Offices
Dates are subject to change due to Federal Holidays and accommodating meeting dates for the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA).

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Senior Day at The Capitol
March 15, 2017 – Wednesday
The morning session will be held at the Colorado State Capitol building and streamed to two locations on the western slope or watch at home.
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A Thank you to a few of our supporters
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