Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

September 2019

September 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

In this issue you will find:

  • Death and Taxes was a Success!
  • We have videos from the Death and Taxes Event
  • Senior Planet in Denver is Opening Soon
  • September Events of Special Interest
  • CSL 2020 Legislative Planning Committee Update
  • News that got our attention
  • Upcoming Events
  • Volunteer with CSL
  • Have you joined for 2020?

Death and Taxes was a Success!

Colorado Senior Lobby’s August 12th event: “Death and Taxes – Understanding at Least One of Them,” was a great success (judging by the nearly 100 people in attendance and their many positive comments after the event).

Three constitutional amendments (each requiring a vote of the people) were the primary topics of discussion: the Gallagher Amendment (adopted in 1982 and which directly impacts property taxes), the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) Amendment (adopted in 1992 and which relates to restrictions on state taxing, spending, and budgeting), and the Senior Property Tax Exemption (adopted in 2000) – READ MORE

We have videos from the Death and Taxes Event

We have videos from the Death and Taxes event held on August 14th. Link to our YouTube Channel to view all of the videos – CLICK HERE
Below is a link to the Panel Discussion: “Don’t change our tax structure any further” vs. “yes, it’s time for change”

Panelists included: Frank McNulty – former Speaker of the House, KC Becker – current Speaker of the House, Michael Fields – TABOR Advocate, Tyler Jaeckel – Bell Policy Center and Panel Moderator Anna Staver of the Denver Post.

Senior Planet in Denver is Opening Soon

Colorado Senior Lobby members had a tour of the new Senior Planet office space in August. The space and concept are impressive. The new location is in Denver at 7585 East Academy Boulevard – READ MORE

CSL 2020 Legislative Planning Committee Update

The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee continues to work on 2020 Legislative Planning. The CSL Legislative Committee has met monthly since the 2019 session was over and starting in September they will meet every other week. The goal is to review upcoming 2020 proposed legislation and issues between now and the end of the year and be well-prepared for the 2020 Legislative Session.

You can attend in person or call in using Zoom. We will be meeting on the following Mondays for the remainder of 2019: Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16. To check on upcoming meetings visit this web page:
CSL Legislative Committee Meetings – CLICK HERE

News that got our attention

Colorado Secure Savings Board Needs Volunteers
The Colorado Senior Lobby is a member of a coalition that has supported efforts in the Colorado legislature to create a publicly available retirement plan that would be available to workers at employers that don’t offer a retirement plan. As part of that coalition, CSL supported SB19-173, which created the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board to study the issue and recommend a retirement savings plan that could be introduced in the 2020 legislative session – READ MORE

An Update on the Mobile Home Park Act
The Division of Housing now has oversight over the Mobile Home Park Act (House Bill 19-1309) providing mobile home owners and landlords a place to go regarding the usage of this new law. They have a meeting in Colorado Springs on Sept 16th – READ MORE

Federal Legislation on Big Pharma
There is a piece of Federal legislation that you may be interested in. If you want to follow through and make calls, send emails, etc. as an individual citizen, please do. Colorado Senior Lobby will continue its collective focus on state issues – READ MORE

Colorado’s Fiscal Thicket
This stuff is confusing. The Bell Policy Center has made a video that is a five-minute crash course to help you better understand Colorado’s fiscal situation – READ MORE

Upcoming Events in September and October 2019

September 11 – Colorado Remembers 9/11, Denver
September 12 – Seniors Resource Center 2019 Annual Fundraiser Luncheon, Golden
September 14 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Denver
September 16-20 – Denver Startup Week, Denver
September 19-22 – Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade
September 20-22 – Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo
September 23 – Arapahoe County Council on Aging, Englewood
September 25 – Technology Amplified – Boomers Leading Change & Senior Planet, Den
September 25-28 – Biennial of the Americas Festival, Denver
September 26 – TWO Trainings – Dementia 101 and Medicare 101, Aurora
September 27 – UCHealth Colorado Health Literacy Conference, Denver
September 28 – Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Research Fair, Aurora
September 28 – Cultivate Car & Bike Show with Pancake Breakfast, Boulder
September 28 – Boulder County Senior Law Day, Boulder JCC, Boulder
September 28 – 29 – Harvest – A Taste of Royal Gorge Wine County, Cañon City

October 16 – Lunch and Learn – Working Together to offer More Than Waiting Lists, Den
October 17 – 6th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast, Denver
October 24 – Senior Planet Center Grand Opening Celebration, 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

Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social 2017