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Reminder ...
You are invited to a
CSL Legislative Committee Meeting
Monday, July 29, 2019
Call in or Attend in Person

July 29, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Planning Meeting
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
Hi everyone, 

We’ve been doing some work on the attached, updated, 2020 planning document that will be the focus of our meeting next Monday. 

We want to spend a little time talking about the HOW of following and influencing legislation implementation. It’s clear from our last meeting where we spent an hour on the PTC implementation, for example, that this is an important thing for us to do. (and that presentation is attached, by the way). 

And, we’ll talk more on new things CSL might choose to become very active i - including taking the lead on. To that end, I have also attached our diagram of the legislative process - as a reminder. 

After attending various advocacy coalition meetings, it’s clear to me - regarding proposing new legislation anyway - that we as CSL can be a supporting player for many activities, and need to pick our other projects - where we take the lead - very carefully, and with true senior focus. With few exceptions, all the other advocacy groups we interact with are manned by people who have real jobs, and for many, advocacy is their job.  

Very few organizations operate as we do, exclusively with volunteers. There is only one other advocacy organization - AARP - focused on the issues of older adults; and CSL is the ONLY one focused on these issues exclusively for Colorado. What you are doing is important; never doubt it. 

We have limited resources, although they are gradually growing (thank you), and so we must be selective about which projects we choose to do a deep dive into - and spend a lot of time on - and that we really nurture the various coalitions we connect to so that we are a part of them, but not typically the driving force. For those projects we do not lead (most projects), our presence continues to be key. We provide the reminder to all the decision makers of the need to include the issues of our older population and to articulate that point of view.  

We’ll spend some time on Monday getting ever more focused - and let’s plan on leaving that meeting with action items, small teams with leaders, and commitment. 

Thank you for your involvement and continued participation. 

CSL is not a huge organization, but we represent the interests of hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. 

See you Monday. 

Cheers, Bob
President - Colorado Senior Lobby
303 832 4535
303 862 8711
An updated 2020 planning document will be the focus
of our meeting on Monday, July 29th
Updated Interim Period Activity Planning: Preparing for 2020 -  CLICK HERE

Additional Materials:

Lifecycle of a Bill - CLICK HERE

PTC Program Overview - CLICK HERE

Example of Research for Signed Bills - CLICK HERE

CSL Bill Research Example - CLICK HERE

Please RSVP for this meeting -  CLICK HERE
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Questions? Call CSL at 303-832-4535
Our July eNewsletter
If you missed our July newsletter - here is a link to it - CLICK HERE
Questions? Contact the Legislative Committee Co-Chairs

Jeanette Hensley -  email  - 303-249-5598
CSL Co-Chair of Legislative Committee, CSL Capitol Gang Chairperson
and CSL Board Secretary

Rich Mauro -  email  - Direct: 303-480-6778
CSL Co-Chair of Legislative Committee, CSL Board of Directors and Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule for Remainder of 2019
Mark your calendars!
We are meeting on Mondays - July 29th, August 19th, September 9th and then every other Monday through December 16th.

Each meeting will begin at 9:30AM and is scheduled for two hours and will be held at 455 Sherman. For those who can attend in person then join us with Zoom tele-video conferencing. Thank you for your participation. 
One more thing ...
Have you purchased your tickets for the August 12th Event?
Death and Taxes: 
Understanding at Least One of Them.
How Colorado’s Unique Tax Structure 
Matters to YOU and YOUR Family.
When: Monday, August 12, 2019
8:00AM – 9:00AM Coffee & Gathering
9:00AM – 3:30PM Program, with Lunch

Where: PPA Events Center
Address: 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211

Tickets: $20 per person – includes full program, with Lunch and Laugh (with Chicken Lips) and helps support Colorado Senior Lobby programs. Seating is limited – buy your tickets today!

Buy your Tickets Today - CLICK HERE

You will: See, hear, and interact with a select group of lawmakers, policy experts and fellow citizens as we, together, unravel the mysteries of how these laws and constitutional amendments: GALLAGHER (1982), TABOR (1992), SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (2000), AMENDMENT 23 (2000) REFERENDUM C (2005), and Proposition CC (2019) together, impact your lives, your schools, your roads, fire departments, and law enforcement in significant and meaningful ways. And what every voter needs to understand about Proposition CC, coming on the fall ballot.

This location has free parking

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Thank you for your time in reviewing information about the CSL Legislative Committee Meetings. Do not hesitate to call or email Colorado Senior Lobby with questions.

CSL Main Phone: 303-832-4535
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