Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

December 2019

December 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

November 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

CSL visits with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner Staff

On November 12th Ed Shackelford Colorado Senior Lobby board member and Carol Saade, with Summit Information Services of Frisco met with Annie Larson, Denver Regional Director, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. The topic was the importance of maintaining Medicare Advantage (MA) as an option available for anyone eligible for Medicare – READ MORE

2020 Renters’ Protections Legislation

Colorado Senior Lobby is looking at 2020 legislation already. So far there are 4 possible bills on Renters’ Protections Legislation. Topics include: Source of Income Nondiscrimination for Rental Housing, Limits on Rental Late Fees, Fairness in Access to Eviction Court Records, and Mobile Home Park Oversight bill. If you have an interest or personal story in regard these issues please send us an email. The personal testimony of citizens impacted by an issue or legislation is what legislators want to hear about – LEARN MORE

A Capitol Affair 2020

“Join Colorado Senior Lobby on Monday, January 27, 2020 for “A Capitol Affair”. This is a day under the dome for learning about aging issues and how to be an advocate. “A Capitol Affair” will be held at the Colorado State Capitol located at 200 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters …” – READ MORE

CSL Events – Sign up today!

Garden Plaza of Aurora is hosting this event and providing lunch.

December 12, 2019 – Thursday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
An Introduction to Colorado Senior Lobby and Citizen Advocacy at Garden Plaza of Aurora with Complimentary Lunch
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora – 303-750-0820
Address: 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Colorado Senior Lobby invites you to attend this free citizen lobbying training event held at Garden Plaza of Aurora on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We will review the basics of how you, as a citizen can make a difference in connecting with your Colorado Legislators. Also learn more about upcoming legislation impacting older adults. Event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM includes a complimentary lunch – lunch will be served at 11:30AM. Please RSVP through Eventbrite as seating is limited. Colorado Senior Lobby thanks our event host in advance for providing the event space and complimentary lunch! Garden Plaza of Aurora provides a community for seniors looking to thoroughly enjoy their retirement in a resort-style setting. They offer both assisted and independent living options for older adults. Tours of the property will be available after the event.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

December 16, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
SPECIAL Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)
Join us for Citizen Lobbyist Training offered by Colorado Senior Lobby – “Take a Deeper Dive in Citizen Lobbyist Training”
Location: Senior Planet Center
Address: 7585 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230
Our Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. Colorado Senior Lobby was organized in 1980 as a non-partisan organization committed to enhancing the life of seniors through education and analysis of legislation as it impacts seniors, along with encouraging citizen lobbying by Colorado Senior Lobby members and members of the community to testify on bills. This event is being hosted at Senior Planet. Senior Planet offers technology training programs to older adults through an ever-growing network of community partners around Colorado. Covering everything from computer basics to starting an online business, these courses, lectures, and workshops are designed specifically for older adult learners.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

January 27, 2020 – Monday
A Capitol Affair – Spend the day learning about aging issues and citizen advocacy
Location: Colorado State Capitol Hearing Room 0112 – Lower Level

Address: 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters. The day starts with continental breakfast with Legislators in the Capitol from 8AM to 9AM. Your $25 registration fee includes breakfast. From 9AM to 11:30AM we will be in the Capitol and the program will feature presentations by legislators, Governor is invited and advocacy specialists. You will learn about 2020 legislative initiatives, opportunities for citizen involvement, tips and tricks for advocating, and facilitated conversations. Seating is limited – purchase your ticket today. Your ticket supports Colorado Senior Lobby outreach! The afternoon session is from 12:15 to 3PM and includes activities with legislators, visiting legislative to hearings, and tours of the Capitol.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for the Event & Buy your Ticket – CLICK HERE

Forced Arbitration in the News

Forced Arbitration is a topic that Colorado Senior Lobby has been active in over the past few legislative sessions, although we have not made progress on getting the changes made that we want to see. The Denver Post has run an opinion piece about this topic. If you feel strongly about this topic or you have been personally impacted by forced arbitration, send us an email.

“Denver Post Guest Commentary: This Black Friday, a slew of popular gifts will come with unfair forced arbitration” – November 28, 2019 – READ MORE
Author – T. A. Taylor-Hunt, Retired Air Force officer and a consumer advocacy attorney
Source: Denver Post

The Governor’s 2020 Budget

Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his staff have been working on Colorado’s 2020 budget. Now is the time for Colorado Senior Lobby to take a deep look at the details so we understand the 2020 Legislative Session better – READ MORE

Upcoming Events

December 10 – Colorado Gives Day
December 12 – Introduction to Citizen Lobbying Training at Garden Plaza of Aurora
December 16 – Deeper Dive – Citizen Lobbyist Training
January 8 – Colorado General Assembly
January 27 – A Capitol Affair – Colorado State Capitol, Denver

Find details on our News & Events – CLICK HERE

Volunteer with CSL

We are reaching out to see if you want to volunteer to help grow Colorado Senior Lobby. There are many ways you can help from event planning to fundraising, membership drives, media promotion and more. Send us an email and tell us about your interests, skills and talents – CLICK HERE

Join Colorado Senior Lobby Today

Nearly 25% of the People of Colorado are over the age of 60 – together we can become a BOOMING voice. CSL – with you on board works to improve the health and well-being of Colorado’s older adults. By being a member, you are helping fulfill that mission. Become a participant in the policies impacting your life. Cost to join for 2019 is $30 per Individual and $40 for a Family Membership.

Join Today – Individual & Family Memberships – CLICK HERE

Join Today – Organizational Memberships start at $150 – CLICK HERE

Thank you 2019 Senior Day Sponsors – CLICK HERE

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“You have one of the most tremendous resources before you today which is an organization tuned into your issues that will actually take the time to train you how to be a citizen lobbyist. I really encourage you to take advantage of it …”

Rachel Zenzinger, Senate District 19

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