Upcoming Panels for 2021

All panels take place at noon Mountain Time

Topics are subject to change

May 24 Legislative Review of the 2021 Legislative Session + and – by Journalists on Zoom at Noon

John-Frank-Denver-Post
Axios Denver Post Reporter

An award-winning reporter and digital media strategist dedicated to solving challenges about the future of news. A co-founder of The Colorado Sun, a digital media startup company. Worked for top newspapers in four states and Washington, D.C. A member of the PolitiFact.com team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2009. Holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Digital Communication from UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism. Also a craft beer writer and freelance journalist.

Sandra Fish is a Colorado data journalist specializing in politics and writing primarily for The Colorado Sun. She reports extensively on campaign finance, lobbying and elections. She reported for newspapers in Iowa and Florida before working as an editor and reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera for 11 years. She taught journalism full-time at the University of Colorado Boulder for eight years. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, PoliticsDaily.com, Al Jazeera America, Roll Call, CPR and KUNC. She’s a past president of Journalism and Women Symposium.

sandra fish
data journalist, Colorado Sun
past president, Journalism & Women Symposium 
http://www.linkedin.com/in/sandrafish
@fishnette
Denver, CO
303-589-0584

Reporting on the 2021 Legislature Monday, May 24
Dear CSLC Members and Friends, 
The Colorado Social Legislation Committee invites you to join us for our FINAL panel of the 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly!
Join us online Monday, May 24 at noon for a panel featuring members of the media who have been covering the developments of this year’s legislature. As the session approaches its end, we’ll hear about the major stories under the Gold Dome this year, including the ones making headlines and perhaps a few that have gone under the radar.
Join us! Just register with your email and you’ll receive the Zoom link. The link is the same every week.John FrankAxios DenverJohn Frank is an award-winning reporter and digital media strategist dedicated to solving challenges about the future of news. He is a co-founder of The Colorado Sun, a digital media startup company, and has worked for top newspapers in multiple states. Frank is a member of the PolitiFact.com team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2009. He holds a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism. He is also a craft beer writer and freelance journalist
.AXIOS DenverColorado Sun

Sandra FishThe Colorado SunSandra Fish is a Colorado data journalist specializing in politics and writing primarily for The Colorado Sun. She reports extensively on campaign finance, lobbying and elections. She reported for newspapers in Iowa and Florida before working as an editor and reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera for 11 years. She taught journalism full-time at the University of Colorado Boulder for eight years. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, PoliticsDaily.com, Al Jazeera America, Roll Call, CPR and KUNC. She’s a past president of Journalism and Women Symposium.Where? Online via ZOOM
Click here to register & receive the link When?
Monday, 
May 24, 202112:00-1:15 PM 
Upcoming Monday noon panels (subject to change):
No panels on May 31 or June 7
Our weekly panels have ended for the 2021 session.
Stay tuned for CSLC events later this year as we celebrate our 50th anniversary!Become a member and support our work today!
CSLC Membership FormContact:cslc.news@gmail.comColorado Social Legislation Committeewww.cslc.orgSee what’s happening on our social sites:
MAY 17 ON ZOOM Please JOIN at NOON
Colorado’s Aging DemographicsMonday, May 17Dear CSLC Members and Friends,
The Colorado Social Legislation Committee invites you to join us during the 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly. Every week, our panels will feature advocates, legislators, and experts to discuss issues related to human needs, every Monday at noon.
We invite you to join us online Monday, May 17 at noon for a panel on the changing demographics of age in Colorado, with a focus on issues impacting seniors and how those changing priorities affect public policy.
Join us! Just register with your email and you’ll receive the Zoom link.Rep. Monica DuranColorado House District 24Monica Duran (D) is a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 24. She serves as House Majority Co-Whip and is a member of the Appropriations, Business Affairs and Labor, and State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committees. She is the co-sponsor of SB21-158 to Increase Medical Providers for Senior Citizens. Prior to her involvement in the State legislature, Duran was a member of the Wheat Ridge City Council and a board member for the Jefferson Center for Mental Health.


 

Sen. Joann GinalColorado Senate District 14Joann Ginal represents Larimer County in the Colorado Senate and previously served in the House from 2017-2019. She holds a Ph.D. in reproductive endocrinology from Colorado State University in 1997. She worked in the biological and medical fields for more than 20 years as a scientist with a focus in pharmacology, in research and most recently as a medical science liaison in medical affairs. She is a Master Naturalist with the city of Fort Collins. She serves on a number of committees: the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee, Senate Health and Human Services Committee (Vice Chair), and the Senate Local Government Committee (Chair). She is also the Co-chair of the 2020-21 Legislative Caucus on Aging. Elizabeth GarnerColorado State DemographerElizabeth Garner is the Colorado State Demographer with the Department of Local Affairs. She leads the State Demography Office, which produces population and economic estimates and forecasts for use by state agencies and local governments. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience analyzing population and economic trends in the state, and her current areas of research include aging in Colorado, characteristics of migration, and poverty. Elizabeth is an economist and also a Colorado native, something only 43%of the state’s current population can claim.





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Jayla Sanchez-Warren Director, Area Agency on Aging Ms. Sanchez-Warren is the Director of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). She has 31 years of experience in the field of aging and has worked for DRCOG for 29 years. She has spent her career serving, advocating and planning for older adults. She is responsible for developing the Metropolitan Denver Regional Plan on Aging every four years. She has improved internal systems, increased funding, expanded partnerships and developed resources and services for older adults and people living with disabilities in the region. Jayla is the co-founder of DRCOG’s Boomer Bond and encourages changes in the built environment that support life-long community living.Where?Online via ZOOM
Click here to register & receive the link When?
Monday,
May 17, 202112:00-1:15 PM
Upcoming Monday noon panels (subject to change):
May 24: Media Panel, Covering the 2021 Assembly
No panel on May 31/Memorial DayNot a member yet? Need to renew for this year?
Become a member and support our work today!
CSLC Membership FormContact:cslc.news@gmail.comColorado Social Legislation Committeewww.cslc.org

May 10, 2021

CSLC Bill Positions

May 3, 2021

SUPPORT

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna Titone and Monica Duran

INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.

Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.

Senate Appropriations

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In House Business

Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD

Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.

Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23

Senate Second

Senate Bill 21-187 Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Dominique Jackson

DIALYSIS TREATMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Creates a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program within Department of Transportation. It would reimburse dialysis transportation providers who transport patients 50 or older who are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. Funded with per treatment fee on for-profit dialysis clinics. 

Fiscal Note: Fee funded – $4.5 Million/yr

Postponed Indefinitely

Senate Bill 21-199  Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Faith Winter and Representatives Daneya Esgar and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

REMOVE BARRIERS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES

Repeals provisions that require a person to demonstrate lawful presence in U.S. to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful 

presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits as defined by U.S.C. sec.1621.

Fiscal Note:  $178,627 in 2021-22; $63,275 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations

Senate Bill 21-200 Senators Faith Winter and Dominick Moreno and Representative Dominique Jackson

REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASSES; INCREASE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

This bill directs the Air Quality Control Commission in CDPHE to promulgate rules related to the greenhouse gas emission reductions spelled out in House Bill 12-1261. The bill also creates a position of Environmental Justice Ombudsman within CDPHE to advocate for and be a liaison to disproportionately impacted communities. 

Fiscal note:  $4.4 million general fund in 2021-2022, switching to $4 million/yr in fee funding.

Senate Appropriations

Senate Bill 21-246 Senator Steve Fenberg

ELECTRIC UTILITY PROMOTE BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION

This bill requires investor- owned electric utilities to file beneficial electrification plans with the PUC.This is defined as converting a customer’s fuel source from non-electrical to high efficiency electrical. It targets 20% of program expenditure io low-income households or disproportionately affect communities.

Fiscal Note: $212,081 in 2021-22; $705,799 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

SIGNED INTO LAW

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

Senate Third

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note: None

Senate State Affairs

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh

COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado. 

Fiscal Note: Currently grant funded for another year. Also transfers federal Refugee Services dollars from CDHS to CDLE.

House Appropriations

House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno

IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver. 

Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr

House Approps

House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker

HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS

Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment plan first. 

Fiscal Note: $186,421 in 2021-22; $521,127 in 2022-2023

House Appropriations

House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan

STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION

In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders. The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.

Fiscal Note: $866,684 in 2021-22; $790,424 in 2022-23

House Appropriations

OPPOSED

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

Fiscal note:  $21,904/yr

House Health Insurance

Monday at noon on Zoom April 26 panel Colorado Consumer Health Initiiative

CSLC April 26, 2021 – Agenda
Cynthia Wadle introduces Sabrina and Michael from HAWC
Sabrina and Michael talk about HAWC

Presentation on priority bills HAWC is working on regarding  appliances, air toxins, climate resilience and wildfire mitigation fund

Senator Winter will sign in around 12:30
She’ll discuss bills she is sponsoring concerning the environment, and any other related bills

Cynthia will open the floor for questions

Cynthia will move that CLSC support/oppose the bills HAWC is working to support or opposeCLSC will vote to support the bills, or oppose if HAWC is asking for opposition on a bill. 
Sen Winter

Cynthia Wadle

She Her Hers
Director of Finance and OperationsColorado Consumer Health Initiative303 E 17th Avenue Ste 400, Denver, CO 80203(303) 839-1261 – Office(720) 220-6537- Cell


Senator Winter

Sabrina Pacha- Sabrina is the Program Manager for Healthy Air and Water Colorado (HAWC), Healthier Colorado’s sister organization. In her role at HAWC, she organizes health professionals to advocate for climate policy and speerheads HAWC’s legislative efforts that focus on mitigating the health impacts of climate change. Prior to joining the team at HAWC, Sabrina worked at the State Capitol and organizing on local political campaigns.
Michael Ruddock

 PachaHeadshot-500x500.jpeg
– Michael joined Healthier Colorado in January of 2021 as Policy Manager. In his role, Michael splits time between work with Healthy Air & Water Colorado (HAWC) and Healthier Colorado’s local policy work. Prior to joining Healthier Colorado, Michael worked in government affairs for the Michigan Association of Counties, handling agriculture and environmental issues at the State Capitol, and before that was a community organizer for Michigan Clean Water Action.

Sabrina Pacha she/her/hersHealthy Air & Water Colorado (HAWC) Manager
 p: 720.938.9473a: 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202w: www.healthyairandwatercolorado.com

Monday, March 29: Immigration legal defense

Monday, April 5: Criminal justice

Monday, April 12: Community public safety partnership

Monday, April 19: The Colorado Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit

Earned Income & Child Tax CreditsMonday, April 19Dear CSLC Members and Friends,
The Colorado Social Legislation Committee invites you to join us during the 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly. Every week, our panels will feature advocates, legislators, and experts to discuss issues related to human needs, every Monday at noon.
We invite you to join us online Monday, April 19, at noon for a panel discussion on how our tax code should reflect our state values. Current state tax credits reflect political decisions over the years about what kinds of tax breaks most help our state. Is it time to reassess who gets tax breaks and for what purpose? In proposing an expansion of the state Earned Income Tax Credit and payment of our state Child Tax Credit, we would be prioritizing the heathy and well being of Colorado’s famlies.
Join us! Just register with your email and you’ll receive the Zoom link.Rep. Mike WeissmanColorado House District 36Rep. Mike Weissman serves as the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a member of the Energy and Environment Committee, and the Committee on Legal Services. He represents House District 36 in Arapahoe County.Rep. Emily SirotaColorado House District 9Rep. Emily Sirota is Vice-Chair of the Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee and is a member of the Energy and Environment Committee. She represents House District 9 in Arapahoe and Denver counties. Esther TurciosLegislative Policy Manager, CFIEsther Turcios is the Legislative Policy Manager for the Colorado Fiscal Institute (CFI). Since joining the CFI staff, Esther has spearheaded research on federal tax policy, safety net programs, housing, and immigration policy in Colorado and nationally. Along with providing research and analyses that advance policies that support Colorado communities, Esther represents CFI in a number of coalitions, cohorts and stakeholder groups.Joshua MantellRapid Response Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center
Joshua Mantell joined the Bell Policy Center in 2018 and works with the research team, as well as assists with communications and outreach by writing and developing content. Prior to working at the Bell, Josh was at the Wilderness Society in both Washington D.C. and Denver, where he worked on public lands, energy, and climate change policy. In the nation’s capital, he also worked in Congress focusing on sustainability and energy conservation.Elasha VaughnerClayton Parent AmbassadorKatie Jo HugClayton Parent AmbassadorWhere?Online via ZOOM
Click here to register & receive the link When?
Monday,
April 19, 202112:00-1:15 PM
Upcoming Monday noon panels (subject to change):
April 26: Earth Day & Caring for Colorado’s Environment
May 3: TBA
May 10: TBANot a member yet? Need to renew for this year?
Become a member and support our work today!
CSLC Membership FormContact:cslc.news@gmail.comColorado Social Legislation Committeewww.cslc.orgSee what’s happening on our social sites: ‌ ‌

CSLC Bill Positions

April 12, 2021

SUPPORT

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna Titone and Monica Duran

INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.

Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.

Senate Appropriations

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Second

Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD

Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.

Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations Committee

Senate Bill 21-187 Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Dominique Jackson

DIALYSIS TREATMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Creates a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program within Department of Transportation. It would reimburse dialysis transportation providers who transport patients 50 or older who are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. Funded with per treatment fee on for-profit dialysis clinics. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

Senate Finance

Senate Bill 21-199  Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Faith Winter and Representatives Daneya Esgar and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

REMOVE BARRIERS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES

Repeals provisions that require a person to demonstrate lawful presence in U.S. to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful 

presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits as defined by U.S.C. sec.1621.

Fiscal Note:  TBD

Senate State Affairs

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

Governor

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

Senate State Affairs

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note: None

Senate State Affairs

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh

COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado. 

Fiscal Note: Currently grant funded for another year. Also transfers federal Refugee Services dollars from CDHS to CDLE.

House Finance

House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno

IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver. 

Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr

House Approps

House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker

HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS

Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment plan first. 

Fiscal Note: $186,421 in 2021-22; $521,127 in 2022-2023

House Health Insurance Committee

House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan

STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION

In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders. The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.

Fiscal Note: $866,684 in 2021-22; $790,424 in 2022-23

House Health Insurance Committee

OPPOSED

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

Fiscal note:  $21,904/yr

House Health Insurance

Criminal JusticeMonday, April 5Dear CSLC Members and Friends,
The Colorado Social Legislation Committee invites you to join us during the 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly. Every week, our panels will feature advocates, legislators, and experts to discuss issues related to human needs, every Monday at noon.
We invite you to join us online Monday, April 5, at noon. We’ll be featuring a discussion on criminal justice issues during this year’s session, with expert advocates from the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Commission and the ACLU of Colorado.
Join us! Just register with your email and you’ll receive the Zoom link.Rep. Kerry TipperColorado House District 28Rep. Tipper represents Colorado House District 28, including Lakewood and a small part of Littleton. She serves on the House Judiciary and Health & Insurance Committees and is the Treasurer for the Colorado Latino Caucus. She also serves as the Chair of the Law & Criminal Justice Task Force of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. Before being elected to the Colorado House, she worked as an attorney representing immigrants and helping survivors of domestic violence rebuild their lives, and served as an Assistant Attorney General representing state agencies.Denise MaesPublic Policy Director, ACLU of ColoradoDenise Maes oversees all legislative work that affects civil liberties at the state and local level for the ACLU. She also sits on various municipal boards and commissions that review police and jail-related matters. Before joining the ACLU, Denise was Director of Operations for Vice President Joe Biden. In that role, she managed, the Vice President’s budget, travel, and personnel. She also served as General Counsel for the Office of Administration under President Barack Obama, where she managed White House contracts and personnel issues.Christie DonnerExecutive Director, CCJRCChristie Donner is Executive Director and founder of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC). Since 1995, she has been working in criminal justice reform advocacy, community organizing, policy research, and lobbying. Christie co-authored Parenting from Prison: A Resource Guide for Incarcerated Parents in Colorado. She is also the project lead for CCJRC’s publication Getting On After Getting Out: A Re-Entry Guide for Colorado. She represents Colorado on the executive committee of the National Network for Justice. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.Where?Online via ZOOM
Click here to register & receive the link When?
Monday,
April 5, 202112:00-1:15 PM
Upcoming Monday noon panels (subject to change):
April 12: Community Public Safety Partnership
April 19: Colorado’s Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit
April 26: Earth Day & Caring for Colorado’s EnvironmentNot a member yet? Need to renew for this year?
Become a member and support our work today!
CSLC Membership FormContact:cslc.news@gmail.comColorado Social Legislation Committeewww.cslc.orgSee what’s happening on our social sites:

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