CSL Capitol Gang

Capitol Gang Volunteers distributing cookies to Colorado Legislators in 2019.

Capitol Gang Volunteers distributing cookies to Colorado Legislators in 2019.

Making a Difference – If you are really trying to make a difference with senior issues in Colorado, then the CSL Capitol Gang is the group for you.

This group is part of Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) and it is the group that did go down to the Capitol on most Tuesdays and Thursdays while the Colorado Legislature is in session before COVID-19.

We have had to Adapt to COVID-19

With COVID-19 our Capitol Gang has adapted to virtual meeting, emails and calls to advocate on bills and issues. If you have an interest in the Capitol Gang, a good place to start is to attend a Monday morning Legislative Committee Meeting – LEARN MORE

We need People!

We are looking for people that have the time to track bills, attend webinars and zoom meetings and join committees. The point is that Citizen Lobbyists can make a difference in the laws that pass (or don’t pass) and Colorado Senior Lobby is an organization that not only encourages citizens to get involved, but can help teach citizens the basics of citizen lobbying and how to be most effective.

Many people may doubt the weight that a single citizen has, but a citizen’s correspondence (emails, letters or calls) or appearance at a bill hearing or personal conversation with their legislator, carries a lot of weight with legislators. The most important impact is if the person is directly impacted by the Bill and has a personal story to share.