Over two hundred of you attended or listened in to Colorado Senior Lobby’s Senior Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. We asked, and you told us, what was on your mind on the day of the event. Many questions were asked at the event and not all of them could be answered. We are adding space in each month’s newsletter to answer more of those questions (and keep them coming). We want to know, “What’s on your mind?”

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Will Colorado join the Article V Convention of States to stop the federal government overreach of State rights?
– Arne – Boulder, Colorado 

Good Question Arne! First let’s explain what the Article V Convention of States.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed. Such convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”

According to https://conventionofstates.com, Colorado is not on the list of states participating.

You can sign a petition at https://conventionofstates.com to call for a Convention of States, and you can encourage your elected representatives to sponsor legislation to pass the Convention of States application. You can find more information at https://conventionofstates.com.
– Colorado Senior Lobby Board Member

Can prescription labels be forced to have larger print?
– Sharyl – Adams County, Colorado

Thanks for the question Sharyl! The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is suggesting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a requirement that all over-the-counter labels be written in large print and use language that is easily understood. Because it can be hard to understand the warnings, the AGS is encouraging manufacturers to make instructions easier to understand.

In particular, this needs to be done with prescription drugs that are commonly used by older people so that over the counter (OTC) and prescription products can be used safely. In the meantime, ask your pharmacist to read or explain instructions that you cannot read or do not understand.
– Colorado Senior Lobby Board Member