May 2020 | Issue 1
Member Resources
COVID-19 State Resources
Be sure to check out the CSG COVID-19 resource site for updated information on initiatives and resources related to state responses to the pandem ic. Recent updates include CARES Act FAQ's, additional telehealth resources for rural health, and ways in which states are addressing racial disparities. Looking for information not currently on the site? Let us know at
CSG Signs on to Direct Aid to States and Locals Letter
Five organizations recently signed a letter addressed to Congressional leaders requesting federal aid to states, territories and local governments to compensate for lost revenues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key detail of this request is the notation of flexibility in the application of any additional funds, as well as retroactive application to previous relief efforts. To read the full letter, please click below.
Policy Updates
Missing and Murdered Indigenous People
In both Canada and the United States, the past several years has given rise to the voices of Indigenous people uniting to create awareness of the thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Recent developments in support of awareness include The Raven Project and a proclamation by U.S. President Trump designating May 5 as Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day . To learn more, click below!
Member Updates
Applications Open for CSG West Vice Chair Role
Applications for the role of CSG West Vice Chair are now being accepted! Lend your leadership skills to our organizational efforts of facilitating regional cooperation, the exchange of information, and the strengthening of legislative institutions. Click below to view the application form.
Application Deadline Approaching
Interested in being a part of the 2020 Western Legislative Academy? Be sure to get your application submitted by the May 18 deadline! To learn more about the program and how to apply, click below!
Please Note: With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), CSG West is closely monitoring the evolving situation and adhering to the guidance of the CDC, state, and local health authorities to ensure the protection of our members and partners. As this situation evolves, we will keep you posted on any developments that may affect our programming. Please visit us online or reach out to with questions.
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