Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

February 2020

February 2020 – CLICK HERE


A Capitol Affair Recap: Something Completely Different

After many years of the same basic format for Senior Day at the Capitol, typically in the same time frame of mid-March; your CSL Board of Directors decided it was time to do “something completely different”. So, we moved it up in time to late January, when the legislature is less busy; we created a more advocacy-oriented format, charged admission to help defray the costs, held the event in the Capitol basement in one of the larger committee rooms – and it worked! Over 100 people attended … READ MORE

Highlights from Governor Jared Polis’ Speech at A Capitol Affair

Governor Jared Polis’ attended Colorado Senior Lobby’s Capitol Affair event held on January 27, 2020. This event was held in the Colorado State Capitol. Below are highlights from his speech – CLICK HERE

Highlights from Lt. Governor Diane Primavera’s Speech at A Capitol Affair

Lt. Governor Diane Primavera attended Colorado Senior Lobby’s Capitol Affair event held on January 27, 2020. This event was held in the Colorado State Capitol. Below are highlights from her speech – CLICK HERE

Are you watching the Colorado Legislature? Colorado Senior Lobby is!

Colorado Senior Lobby is very pleased to have more people than ever attending in person or calling into our Monday morning Legislative Committee Meetings. At these meetings our members and interested citizens review legislation looking for those bills that impact older adults. From these bills, the group reads the bills and selects those that have the greatest potential impact on seniors. These Bills are then entered in our Bill monitoring system and they are brought up for weekly discussion … READ MORE

Supporting Manufactured Homes at the Legislative Level

“Representatives Edie Hooton and Julie McCluskie have led a group of stakeholders throughout 2019 to craft two bills: HB20-1196 Modernizing Manufactured Home Community Policy in Colorado and HB20-1201 Supporting Resident Ownership. These Bills are in response to the need for the affordable housing option that manufactured homes provides …” – READ MORE

Capitol Gang Members in Action

CSL’s Capitol Gang is well-known around the Capitol; including to the many legislators serving on the committees of most interest to CSL. Join the Gang for a few hours on a Wednesday, or a Thursday afternoon, and see what it’s all about. You might like it.

Pictured in the photo are Colorado Senior Lobby Board Members Kelsey Lesco in foreground (Disability Law Colorado) and Christina Johnson is shown to the right (CSL Capitol Gang Member & Colorado Commission on Aging). They are testifying on SB20-033 Allow Medicaid Buy-in Program After Age 65 … READ MORE

What is an SME? Well a Subject Matter Expert of course!

Colorado Senior Lobby, the Legislative Committee and the Capitol Gang have a need for Subject Matter Experts (SME). The Capitol Gang has worked on a description for SME’s and we invite you to apply and put your knowledge to work for older adults in Colorado … READ MORE

CSL 2020 Legislative Planning Committee Update

While the Colorado legislature is in session, Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) holds weekly Legislative Committee Meetings (LCM) to review legislation looking for those bills that impact seniors. The Meetings are held on Mondays from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. You can attend in person or call in with Zoom. We send out a weekly email that reviews the Bills we are working on and introduces special guests. This allows for our Legislative Committee Members to be prepared to discuss the nuances of the bills. Here are links to two February LCM weekly emails:

CSL Legislative Committee Meeting 2-17-2020 – CLICK HERE
CSL Legislative Committee Meeting 2-10-2020 – CLICK HERE

• The CSL Legislative Committee is always looking for volunteers to help with researching bills and issues for the Legislative Committee Meetings.

Overview of Legislative Committee Meetings – CLICK HERE

2020 Legislative Committee Meeting Monday Schedule:
January 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2020
February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020
April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020
May 4, 2020
After May 4, 2020 the group votes on a meeting schedule which is typically bi-monthly meetings
Adjournment sine die: May 6, 2020


Upcoming January 2020 Events

January 2020 – Message from The Denver Regional Council of Governments
Submit your Nominations for the 2020 Metro Vision and John V. Christensen Awards – LEARN MORE

January 6, 13, 20, & 27 – CSL Legislative Committee Meetings (LCM)
January 8 – First Day Colorado General Assembly
January 11-26 – National Western Stock Show
January 15 – Aging Caucus Lunch & Learn at the Capitol
January 26 – One Day University-Hamilton vs Jefferson: The Rivalry that Shaped America
January 27 – A Capitol Affair-Learn about aging issues and citizen advocacy
January 31 – Aging Summit Aurora Center for Active Adults

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

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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