Join Us for the 2023 Legislative Session Become a Member

Your membership supports our efforts to provide educational and networking opportunities among human needs advocates at the Colorado State Capitol. Your dues make it possible for us to provide the following benefits:

  • Pertinent and timely programs on key human needs issues. We offer a virtual program every Monday from Noon to 1:15 p.m. during the legislative session. 
  • A voice in determining our legislative priorities. Members are entitled to vote on CSLC’s positions on legislation as well as to introduce bills for our consideration.
  • A voice in determining our governance. Members are entitled to vote for members and officers of the CSLC Executive Committee.
  • Listing in our online CSLC Member Directory.
  • Signature and special events on key issues of the day. These events include our annual Lobbyist Luncheon and our Fall Forum on ballot issues and key issues of the day.

Renewing your membership or becoming a new member is affordable and easy. To pay online simply click the corresponding button above for a $5 Student Membership , $25 Individual Membership or
$50 Organization Membership. Or complete the membership application and mail a check payable to CSLC to: CSLC P.O. Box 181032 Denver, Colorado 80218. 

We’re the oldest actively engaged state legislative 401(C)3 working on behalf of supporting the important process of including citizens in understanding legislation before the Colorado General Assembly.

Please consider joining us on Mondays during the legislature’s 180 days of operation as we consider bills being initiated by the leadership of the community across the state. We meet from noon to 1:15pm every Monday beginning in early January until mid May. 

Many of you have been involved as participating organizations and individuals and we’d love for you to become a member! And please recommend anyone who you wish to join us.


And we are always looking for new executive leadership committee members to help us plan the Monday meetings, and for communications event planning. Send recommendations for the CSLC executive leadership committee to Randleloeb@gmail.com with their contact information.

 Thank you,

Randle

Colorado Social Legislative Committee 
for questions call 720-837-7053

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Fall Forum on Thursday at 5 on ZOOM REGISTER

Join our 2022 Fall Forum!
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,
Please join the Colorado Social Legislation Committee on Thursday, October 6 from 5-6:30 p.m. for our virtual Fall Forum, presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Colorado! It will be a two part event featuring Colorado’s election system and a review of the ballot measures we’ll be voting on this fall.

Colorado’s Innovative and Stellar Election System
Hear from authors of a new report from the League of Women Voters on the accessibility, transparency and security of Colorado’s election system.
Gerry Cummings – LWV, Arapahoe-Douglas CountiesSusan Stark – LWV, Denver CountyStacie Johnson – LWV, Boulder CountyKaren Sheek – LWV, Montezuma County 
Colorado 2022 Ballot MeasuresLearn about several measures appearing on Colorado’s statewide ballot this fall.
Dr. Toni Larson – Past President, League of Women Voters of Colorado

Register here:
Zoom Webinar Registration
CSLC Fall ForumThursday, October 6
5 – 6:30 p.m. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on Oct. 6.
We look forward to seeing you there!
2022 Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah BarnesVice Chair: Mathew MengeshaTreasurer: Cynthia WadleSecretary & Membership Chair: Susan StarkLegislative Chair: Chaer RobertCommunications Chair: Randle LoebMembers at Large: Kay Bengston, Dave DeLay, Nan Morehead, Patrick Potyondy, Diane Rich, Peter Severson, Chip Spreyer, Aubrey Wilde
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FALL FORUM on ZOOM OCTOBER 6 5 – 6:30 PM

Join our 2022 Fall Forum!
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,
Please join the Colorado Social Legislation Committee on Thursday, October 6 from 5-6:30 p.m. for our virtual Fall Forum, presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Colorado! It will be a two part event featuring Colorado’s election system and a review of the ballot measures we’ll be voting on this fall.

Colorado’s Innovative and Stellar Election System
Hear from authors of a new report from the League of Women Voters on the accessibility, transparency and security of Colorado’s election system.
Gerry Cummings – LWV, Arapahoe-Douglas CountiesSusan Stark – LWV, Denver CountyStacie Johnson – LWV, Boulder CountyKaren Sheek – LWV, Montezuma County 
Colorado 2022 Ballot MeasuresLearn about several measures appearing on Colorado’s statewide ballot this fall.
Dr. Toni Larson – Past President, League of Women Voters of Colorado

Register here:
Zoom Webinar RegistrationCSLC Fall ForumThursday, October 65 – 6:30 p.m. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on Oct. 6.
We look forward to seeing you there!
2022 Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah BarnesVice Chair: Mathew MengeshaTreasurer: Cynthia WadleSecretary & Membership Chair: Susan StarkLegislative Chair: Chaer RobertCommunications Chair: Randle LoebMembers at Large: Kay Bengston, Dave DeLay, Nan Morehead, Patrick Potyondy, Diane Rich, Peter Severson, Chip Spreyer, Aubrey Wilde

Ballot Measures Presented by Toni Larson from the League of Women Voters

Please join the Colorado Social Legislation Committee on Thursday, Oct. 6 for our virtual Fall Forum, presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Colorado!

Colorado’s Innovative and Stellar Election System

Hear from authors of a new report from the League of Women Voters on the accessibility, transparency and security of Colorado’s election system.

Gerry Cummings – LWV, Arapahoe-Douglas Counties

Susan Stark – LWV, Denver County

Stacie Johnson – LWV, Boulder County

Colorado 2022 Ballot Measures

Learn about several measures appearing on Colorado’s statewide ballot this fall.

Toni Larson – President, League of Women Voters of Colorado

CSLC Fall Forum

Thursday, Oct. 6

5:00-6:30pm

Register Here [will need the webinar link to include here before sending]

FALL FORUM ON ZOOM – OCTOBER 6 5:00 – 6:30




Save the Date: Fall Forum

Fall Forum

Dear CSLC Members & Friends,


You’re invited to join us for our annual Fall Forum! We’ll gather online on Thursday, October 6


from 5-6:30 p.m.

hear a summary of all the diverse measures that will appear on your fall ballot.

Come learn about everything from taxes to school meals to housing and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Look for the Zoom link to be shared soon.We look forward to seeing you on October 9!2022


Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah Barnes
Vice Chair: Mathew Mengesha
Treasurer: Cynthia Wadle
Secretary & Membership Chair: Susan Stark
Legislative Chair: Chaer Robert
Communications Chair: Randle Loeb

Members at Large:
Kay Bengston, Dave DeLay, Nan Morehead, Patrick Potyondy, Diane Rich, Peter Severson, Chip Spreyer, Aubrey Wilde

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NEW MEMEBERS PLEASE

Join the Executive Committee!
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,Thank you to everyone who joined us all session long for our 2022 slate of panels. We pulled off the remarkable feat of hosting seventeen virtual panels on critical issues facing Coloradans and the legislature this year! We covered everything from the budget to housing to school meals to fentanyl regulation and beyond.None of this would be possible without all of you, our members & allies, of course – but it especially wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated all-volunteer Executive Committee.CSLC is looking to the future, and we are seeking forward-thinking and imaginative people to help us grow and evolve in these ever-changing times. You might be just the person we’re looking for!Consider joining our Executive Committee and help us continue to connect legislators, advocates, and the wider public for the sake of human needs. We are working to create a better future for Colorado, together! Please reach out to Randle Loeb, our Communications Chair, to volunteer, or with any questions or suggestions you may have.And please feel free to extend Randle’s invitation below to your networks and friends, inviting them to join CSLC’s work in the coming year!
You’re invited to join CSLC:We’re the state’s oldest actively-engaged, legislative-focused 501(c)4, working on behalf of supporting the important process of including citizens in understanding legislation before the Colorado General Assembly.Please join us Mondays during the legislature’s 120 days of operation as we consider bills being initiated by the leadership of the community across the state. We meet from noon to 1:30 every Monday, beginning in early January until mid May.Please reach out with your own information or any recommendations of persons you think would be a good fit to Randleloeb@gmail.com.
Upcoming ProgramsOur programs have concluded for the season. Keep an eye on your inbox for updates about our fall programming, including our annual Ballot Issue Forum!
2022 Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah BarnesVice Chair: Mathew MengeshaTreasurer: Cynthia WadleSecretary & Membership Chair: Susan StarkLegislative Chair: Chaer RobertCommunications Chair: Randle LoebMembers at Large: Kay Bengston, Dave DeLay, Nan Morehead, Patrick Potyondy, Diane Rich, Peter Severson, Chip Spreyer, Aubrey Wilde
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Become a Member of CSLC Colorado Social Legislative Committee: in 2023

Randle Loeb

Nominating Committee 

CSLC.org
720 837 7053 


We’re the oldest actively engaged state legislative  401(C) 3 working on behalf of supporting the important process of including citizens in understanding legislation before the Colorado General Assembly.

Please consider joining us on Mondays during the legislature’s 180 days of operation as we consider bills being initiated by the leadership of the community across the state.  We meet from noon to 1:30 every Monday beginning in early January until mid May.

Many of you have been involved as  participating organizations and individuals. Please recommend anyone who you wish to join us.

Send the recommendations to Randleloeb@gmail.com with their contact information.

Thank you,
Randle

Colorado Social Legislative Committee
for questions contact:

720 837 7053

Monday April 4, 2022 on HEALTH CARE

Health Care in the 2022 Session
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,You’re invited to join us this Monday for our next program. We’ll gather online on Monday, April 4 at noon to discuss health care issues that are under debate in the 2022 legislative session. We’ll be discussing bills such as Cover All Coloradans (HB 1289), Health Care Sharing Reporting Requirements (HB 1269), and the No Surprise Act (HB 1284). Join us to learn more!Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link)
Rep. Susan Lontine (D)House District 1Rep. Lontine grew up in Florida, where she attended the University of Central Florida and worked in the field of advertising before moving to Pennsylvania, joining her husband, and starting her family. In 1996, the Lontines moved to Denver, the childhood home of her husband, Chuck. She and Chuck have lived with their son, Ben, in Southwest Denver since 1998. She worked at the Capitol in the office of Rep. Jeanne Labuda and served as the Chief of Staff for Sen. Irene Aguilar. Susan has been the State Representative for House District 1 since 2014 and won re-election to her fourth and final House term in 2020. She is the Chair of the House Health & Insurance Committee, Chair of the Capitol Building Advisory Committee, and a member of the Agriculture, Livestock & Water Committee.
Adam FoxColorado Consumer Health InitiativeAdam serves as the Deputy Director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI). He joined CCHI in July 2011, where he started as CCHI’s Membership Coordinator and later served as Director of Strategic Engagement for 7 years. He directs policy, communications, and organizing activities to advance CCHI’s strategic plan, cultivating relationships with health care stakeholders, policymakers, and government officials at state and national level to develop and advocate for policy priorities that benefit consumers and center on equity in health care. He earned his M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2009 and his B.A. in International Studies, Anthropology, and Spanish from Pacific University in 2007.
Isabel CruzColorado Consumer Health InitiativeIsabel is the Policy Manager for CCHI. She is a passionate advocate dedicated to amplifying the voices of consumers and marginalized communities to promote equity and wellness in Colorado. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Isabel earned her BA in Sociology from Yale University with a certificate from the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights. In her role as Policy Manager, she is committed to bringing people together to advocate for policy solutions that ensure all Coloradans can access affordable and affirming healthcare.
Rayna HetlageCenter for Health ProgressRayna is the Senior Policy Manager at the Center for Health Progress. She earned her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Systems Management and Policy from the Colorado School of Public Health and her Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona. Her past work has focused on addressing food insecurity and the health impacts of food deserts. She has previously worked at the Colorado Fiscal Institute as a Health Policy Analyst where she advocated for legislation to hold polluters accountable to communities and to expand access to health insurance subsidies.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Upcoming ProgramsApril 11: Healthy School Meals for All (SB 22-087)April 18: Workforce DevelopmentApril 25: Environmental Policy in the 2022 Session
2022 Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah BarnesVice Chair: Mathew MengeshaTreasurer: Cynthia WadleSecretary & Membership Chair: Susan StarkLegislative Chair: Chaer RobertCommunications Chair: Randle LoebMembers at Large: Chip Spreyer, Diane Rich, Nan Morehead, Kay Bengston, Aubrey Wilde, Peter Severson, Patrick Potyondy, Dave DeLay
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MARCH 14 on Zoom Protections for Mobile Park Owners

Protections for Mobile Home Park Owners
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,
You’re invited to join us this Monday for our next program.
We’ll gather online on Monday, March 14 at noon to discuss issues in manufactured housing and mobile homes.
About 100,000 Coloradans live in Manufactured Housing.
Most live in the almost 700 Mobile Home Parks. These communities can offer valuable, affordable private sector housing, yet often have a built-in insecurity when a Park Owner owns and rents the ground under the homes, leaving the potential for displacement. 

Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link)
Rep. Andrew Boesenecker (D)
House District 53
Rep. Boesenecker represents District 53
in Larimer County. He was selected to replace former Rep. Jeni Arndt who was elected Mayor of Fort Collins in April 2021. He has formerly worked as a music teacher at a Title I school, an independent musician, a stay-at-home dad, a church musician, and a Lutheran minister, and currently serves as Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship for The Institute for Shipboard Education. In the Colorado Legislature he serves on the Transportation and Local Government Committee and the State, Civic, Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Jack Regenbogen
Colorado Poverty Law ProjectJack Regenbogen is a Policy and Advocacy Staff Attorney at Colorado Poverty Law Project. With expertise in evictions, landlord-tenant law, public benefits such as SNAP and helping people with criminal justice records, Jack is responsible for developing and supporting policies to improve the economic security of low-income Coloradans. Jack earned his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015 and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in 2012.
Cesiah Guadarrama
9to5 Colorado
Cesiah is the Associate State Director for 9to5 Colorado.
Her background is in organizing in mobile home communities and advocating for more renters’ rights at the local and state level. 9to5 Colorado has been a pioneer in leading for housing justice through community organizing and legislation for the past five years. Cesiah first became an advocate by helping to pass legislation that granted undocumented students in-state tuition in Colorado in 2013.
Renée Hummel
Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners
Renée Hummel got involved in activism on behalf of mobile home owners because of problems in her own community. Over the past seven years, she has worked with various mobile home owners’ organizations, including the Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO).
Michael Pierce
Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners
Michael Pierce helped found Colorado Coalition of Manufacture Home Owners (CoCoMHO) in 2017 to provide yearly forums, resources, and other ways of helping mobile home residents address a wide range of their concerns. He has been an active advocate on behalf of Mobile Home Owners.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Upcoming Programs
March 21: Reproductive Rights
March 28: Aging Issues & Older Coloradans
April 4: Health Care in the 2022 Session
2022 Executive Committee
Chair: Sarah Barnes
Vice Chair: Mathew Mengesha
Treasurer: Cynthia Wadle
Secretary & Membership Chair: Susan Stark
Legislative Chair: Chaer Robert
Communications Chair: Randle Loeb
Members at Large: Chip Spreyer, Diane Rich, Nan Morehead, Kay Bengston, Aubrey Hasvold, Peter Severson, Patrick Potyondy, Dave DeLay
Contact:cslc.news@gmail.com
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March 7 at noon on Zoom Clean Slate

Colorado Social Legislation Committee 
Clean Slate Senate Bill 22-099
Automatic Record Sealing:
Senate Bill 22-099,
“Clean Slate”


Dear CSLC Members & Friends,

You’re invited to join us this Monday for our next program. We’ll gather online on Monday, March 7 at noon to discuss Senate Bill 22-099, known as Clean Slate, a bill to automatically seal eligible non-violent criminal records in Colorado. Over 1.3 million Coloradans having a record eligible for sealing, but only 5% on average successfully get their record sealed. Come learn about how this bipartisan bill could impact people with records and their personal information, and hear from the legislative sponsors directly.

Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link)

Sen. Dennis Hisey (R) Senate District 2 Senator Dennis Hisey was first elected to represent Colorado Senate District 2 in 2018, succeeding former Senate President Kevin Grantham. SD 2 encompasses Clear Creek, Park, Fremont, Teller, and El Paso Counties. He grew up raising and showing beef cattle, spending summers bucking hay and working at local dairies. He eventually shifted to working in the logging industry. In 2004 he was elected an El Paso County Commissioner, and has significant experience in policy relating to water, transportation, and budgeting. He and his family reside in Fountain, Colorado. He serves on the Senate Finance and Transportation & Energy Committees.



Rep. Kerry Tipper (D) House District 28 Rep. Kerry Tipper was first elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2018, representing District 28 in Jefferson County. Rep. Tipper spent her early childhood in Costa Rica and Mexico, and returned to Colorado at age 6. She attended the University of Denver and holds a law degree from Northeastern, and has worked as a private and public sector lawyer, representing victims of consumer fraud, discrimination, and civil rights violations, trafficking, and domestic violence. She serves on the House Judiciary and Finance Committees.Kyle PiccolaHealthier ColoradoKyle serves as Healthier Colorado’s Senior Director of Communications. While in college, he worked as a Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff to Senators Pat Steadman and Linda Newell. He then joined the Senate Majority Office under President Brand Shaffer where he was the Community Outreach Manager. He later worked in Kansas City, Missouri, as a field organizer for a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization, and as an advocate in Austin, Texas, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Ellen K. GiarratanaColorado Center on Law & PolicyEllen K. Giarratana is the managing attorney for CCLP. She advocates for the equitable enforcement of legislation, representing community members in litigation in four focus areas (food, health, income, housing) while working to improve racial equity. Prior to joining CCLP, Ellen clerked at the Colorado Court of Appeals for the Honorable Stephanie E. Dunn, and after working as an advocate in Mississippi, she returned to Denver to practice civil rights and employment discrimination litigation. She holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and Russian Studies from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Denver.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Upcoming Programs
March 14: The Mobile Home Park Act
March 21: Reproductive Rights
March 28: Aging Issues & Older Coloradans
2022 Executive Committee

Chair: Sarah Barnes
Vice Chair: Mathew Mengesha
Treasurer: Cynthia Wadle
Secretary & Membership Chair: Susan Stark
Legislative Chair: Chaer Robert
Communications Chair: Randle Loeb
Members at Large: Chip Spreyer, Diane Rich, Nan Morehead, Kay Bengston, Aubrey Hasvold, Peter Severson, Patrick Potyondy, Dave DeLay
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February 28 CSLC on ZOOM Upcoming Programs Toward Economic Justice:Reforming Debt Collection Practices March 7: Clean Slate (SB 22-099) March 14: Mobile Home Park Act (HB 22-1223) March 21: Reproductive Rights

Toward Economic Justice:Reforming Debt Collection Practices
Dear CSLC Members & Friends,You’re invited to join us this Monday for our next program. We’ll gather online on Monday, February 28 at noon to discuss a legislative proposal, Senate Bill 22-086, to modernize and reform debt collection practices in Colorado, including issues related to homestead exemptions, asset protections from seizure, wage garnishment, and broader themes of economic justice.Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link)
Karen Cody-Hopkins Cody-Hopkins Law Firm Karen Cody-Hopkins, Esq., is a Colorado attorney whose practice focuses on student loan law and consumer bankruptcy. She began her legal practice in Minnesota in 1993 and relocated to Colorado in 2002. She joined Charles Lilley & Associates, P.C. where she filed chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies and worked on securities fraud, consumer, and antitrust class action cases. In 2011, she started her own firm. She also advises and lobbies on behalf of people facing student loan debt problems Today most of her cases are student loan cases including those in bankruptcy as well as state and federal court. She has taught student loan law to other lawyers and is a very active contributor to two national lawyer listservs concerning student loans. She is admitted to all Colorado federal and state Courts. She has worked on Colorado exemption legislation in 2015 and now.
Guy B. Humphries Attorney at LawGuy B. Humphries received a B.S. degree in political science from Colorado College in 1976, and a J.D. degree from Boston University in 1980. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1980 and was a law clerk for Judge Aurel Kelly in the Colorado Court of Appeals. Mr. Humphries then worked in a general private practice in Grand Junction, Colorado until moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1986. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1986 and engaged in the private practice of law with an emphasis on bankruptcy, insolvency and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Humphries returned to Denver in 1990 and since that time, has engaged in the private practice of law with an emphasis on representing farmers, consumers and small business debtors in bankruptcy proceedings and related matters. He has been involved in Colorado homestead exemption work for over 20 years.
Charles Parnell Parnell & Associates PCCharles is known nationally for his expertise in analyzing tax issues in bankruptcy. He is a frequent speaker, educating attorneys and other professionals at continuing education seminars. In the bankruptcy field, he has extensive experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. In the tax resolution field, he has extensive experience in Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, Penalty Abatement and Lien Resolution. Charles graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in 1985, and obtained his law degree at the University of Denver in 1989.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Upcoming Programs March 7: Clean Slate (SB 22-099) March 14: Mobile Home Park Act (HB 22-1223) March 21: Reproductive Rights
2022 Executive Committee Chair: Sarah Barnes Vice Chair: Mathew Mengesha Treasurer: Cynthia Wadle Secretary & Membership Chair: Susan Stark Legislative Chair: Chaer Robert Communications Chair: Randle Loeb Members at Large: Chip Spreyer, Diane Rich, Nan Morehead, Kay Bengston, Aubrey Hasvold, Peter Severson, Patrick Potyondy, Dave DeLay
Contact:cslc.news@gmail.com
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