News from Colorado Senior Lobby
February 2019
Greetings!

Colorado Senior Lobby is busy with many events and outreach at the Capitol. Read this month's newsletter to find what is happening.

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Now enjoy our Newsletter. In this issue you will find:

  • Using your inside voice at the Capitol
  • Unprecendented Development
  • Senior Day at the Capitol Tickets - We have free tickets too - CLICK HERE
  • News from the CSL Legislative Committee
  • Forced Arbitration Update
  • Funding Support for Aging Services
  • Helpful Links for our Members
Using your inside voice at the Capitol
"As a republic, we elect “our neighbors” to represent us at the Capitol. Come and see some of them at Senior Day 2019 on March 13. Remember that we voters, to be sure the issues we care about get some attention under the dome, must respectfully contact our elected officials. They do want your input and yes, they are very busy people. So how to get that attention? Here is some information you need to know ..." - READ MORE
Unprecedented Development
Article by "The Colorado Sun"
"... Colorado lawmakers debate hundreds of bills each year, but only one must win approval: the state budget. Known as the “long bill,” the annual spending plan for state government is estimated to reach north of $30 billion for the fiscal year that starts July 1. And the debate about how to spend the money is the most prominent discussion at the Colorado Capitol this year...." - READ MORE
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Attend Senior Day at the Capitol on March 13, 2019
With the entire 2019 Senior Day at the Capitol event being at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, there is room for everyone to be comfortably seated! The Masonic Center is conveniently located across from the Capitol! Show your support and buy your ticket today! Tickets are only $10 and your ticket purchase supports the outreach and training that Colorado Senior Lobby provides. We have some free tickets too!
Register for Senior Day at the Capitol - CLICK HERE
News from the CSL Legislative Committee
"If you do not attend the CSL Legislative Committee Meetings regularly, you may not realize what they do. One part of their meeting involves previewing bills. Please review the newest draft fact sheet for the soon-to-be-introduced bill regarding Colorado Secure Savings ..." - READ MORE
More about CSL Legislative Committee Meetings
If you have never attended in person or called into a CSL Legislative Committee Meeting, please consider doing so. While the legislature is in session they meet almost every Monday from 9:30 to 11:30. The work done by these committee members is very important to the lobby and to older adults in Colorado. Here is information about their meetings – CLICK HERE
Forced Arbitration Update
"Colorado Senior Lobby is a proud member of the Colorado Consumer Protection Coalition. We choose to be included because older adults are frequent victims of both contract disputes involving arbitration, and of financial abuse. At a recent meeting, we had a great discussion about a proposed bill focused on increasing transparency and ethics around the practice of forced arbitration ..." - READ MORE

Funding Support for Aging Services
Colorado Senior Lobby is working with the Colorado Association of Area Agencies on Aging (c4a) to produce and distribute informative flyers that review the work Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) do to serve older adults in Colorado. These flyers will be distributed to Colorado Legislators every other week with the assistance of Representative Jonathan Singer (D) – District 11, Boulder County and Senator Nancy Todd, (D) – District 28, Arapahoe County - READ MORE

Issue 3 – 2019 – The Changing Demographics in Colorado - CLICK HERE
Helpful Links for our Members
Are you unsure who your legislators are?
The Colorado Senior Lobby website has a link on our home page to the “Find My Legislator” web page on the Colorado General Assembly website – CLICK HERE

CSL Legislative Committee Bill Position Report is Live
The CSL Legislative Committee Bill Position Report is used to track Colorado legislation that is of interest to the Colorado Senior Lobby as it moves through the Colorado General Assembly - CLICK HERE

Find all 2019 Colorado Bills
On the Colorado General Assembly website you can find all Bills being proposed, a digest of bills, bills from prior sessions and much more. You can even search bills by subject

Watch & Listen to the Colorado General Assembly
Find live legislative video and audio for the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate on the Colorado General Assembly website - CLICK HERE
Event Highlights
We like to highlight upcoming events that may be of interest to our members. Find details on our News from around Colorado .

  • Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25th – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM - Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings
  • Feb 6th – Wednesday - Aging Caucus Meeting at the Capitol
  • Feb 6 & 14th - Changing the Narrative Upcoming Workshops
  • Feb 19, 2019 – Tuesday, 6:00PM – 7:30PM - Living with Dementia: Identity and Goal Setting
  • Feb 25th – Monday, 1:00PM – 2:30PM - Arapahoe County Council on Aging
  • March 2nd - Salute to Wild West from Colorado Gerontological Society
  • SAVE THE DATE - March 13, 2019 - Senior Day at the Capitol! - CLICK HERE
2019 Senior Day at the Capitol Sponsorship ...
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