Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

July 2019

July 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

In this issue you will find:

  • Dear Colorado Taxpayers
  • Update on CSL Interim Period Activity
  • Welcome New Board Members
  • Tabor Headlines from Around Colorado
  • Do you know about the Great Colorado Payback?
  • HB19-1322 and Colorado Unclaimed Property Helps Fund Affordable Housing
  • Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums to Discuss Affordable Housing in Colorado
  • Upcoming Events in July and August
  • Volunteer with CSL
  • Have you joined for 2019?


The Colorado State Legislature is on summer recess but Colorado Senior Lobby is not resting! Our Interim Committees have formed and we are researching new bill topics and implementation of bills that passed this session. Be sure to read our “Update on CSL Interim Period Activity” – READ MORE

And the big news – Have you bought your ticket for Death and Taxes?

When: Monday, August 12, 2019
Death and Taxes: Understanding at Least One of Them.
How Colorado’s Unique Tax Structure Matters to YOU and YOUR Family.
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! – CLICK HERE

Dear Colorado Taxpayers

The structure for raising the revenue needed for state and local governments of Colorado to provide the investments and services we all rely on is not widely understood (this is an understatement). Be honest – do YOU understand it? Are you even interested? You should be. Here’s why … – READ MORE

Welcome New Board Members

We want you to help us welcome new Colorado Senior Lobby Board members: Kristen Geerken and Kelly Blair Roberts. Kristen and Kelly were recommended to the Board by the nominating committee and voted into office by the Board for two year terms. They officially joined the Colorado Senior Lobby Board at the June 18, 2019 meeting.

Tabor Headlines from Around Colorado

We looked around the Internet in Colorado and found quite a few articles on Tabor and the upcoming Proposition CC. Read what Colorado News media is writing – READ MORE

Do you know about the Great Colorado Payback?

The Great Colorado Payback is responsible for reuniting Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. Even businesses lose track of property and payments, occasionally resulting in unclaimed property which can be claimed. Corporations, schools, hospitals, and small businesses are also listed among the many individuals whose assets are in the possession of the State. Money or property turned over to the State Treasury for safekeeping always belongs to the owner or heir of the account and there are no time limits for filling your claim. The Colorado State Treasurer currently maintains a list of over 1.7 million names of individuals as well as businesses for whom property is available. Visit the Find your Unclaimed Property website to see if you have forgotten assets.

HB19-1322 and Colorado Unclaimed Property Helps Fund Affordable Housing

Affordable housing advocates had a problem entering the 2019 session: No matter how large Colorado’s state budget became, they just couldn’t compete for dollars with the seemingly insatiable demands of schools, roads and health care. So Claire Levy, a former state budget writer turned policy advocate, sought out money in a place few others bothered to look: the state’s “lost and found.” – READ MORE

Learn more about HB19-1322 – Expand Supply Affordable Housing
Concerning the use of money from certain state funds to expand the supply of affordable housing statewide – CLICK HERE

2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums To Discuss Affordable Housing in Colorado

Housing Colorado, DOH and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host five statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Durango, Centennial, and Fort Collins.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events in July & August

July 11 – Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums – Pueblo City
July 11 – Aging2.0 Presentation – The Future of Aging – Denver
July 15 – Legislative Actions Planning & Input Meeting for 2020 – Denver
July 22 – Arapahoe County Council on Aging – Englewood
July 27 – Denver Senior Law Day – Denver
July 29 – Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums – Durango
August 12 – Death and Taxes: Understanding at Least One of Them – Denver
August 22 – Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums – Centennial
August 26 – Arapahoe County Council on Aging – Englewood
August 29 – Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums – Fort Collins

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