Oct. 26: Budget Sharknado

Hold The Date!
CSLC’s Fall Forum:
Budget Sharknado

Join us on Thursday, October 26 for our annual Fall Forum where we will be taking a closer look at the impact of the proposed federal budget cuts on Colorado.

As Congress moves forward with the annual appropriations process, make sure you know how you can get involved and advocate for Colorado’s interests.

Click here to learn how to cosponsor the 2017 Fall Forum

Details on the program agenda  will be sent out soon!

      Augustana Lutheran Church
       5000 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80246

Thursday, October 26
 4:00PM-7:00PM

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April 3: Planning Ahead: Ensuring Retirement Security for All Coloradans

In Colorado and the United States there is an understanding that our senior citizens should be able to live an economically secure lifestyle. Indeed, federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare serve as the cornerstones of this accepted social contract. Unfortunately, however, the financial viability of these programs has grown in doubt in recent years. In the absence of  substantive federal action to help prepare Americans for retirement, a number of states have begun implementing their own solutions.

Join us on Monday to learn about the proposals before the Colorado State Legislature this year aimed at helping our senior citizens retire in comfort. Our panel will include:

  • Representative Janet Buckner (D-Aurora)
  • Representative Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood)
  • Cate Blackford, Director of Outreach and Donor Development for The Bell Policy Center
  • Kelli Fritts, Associate State Director and Advocacy Representative for AARP Colorado

Where: Basement of First Baptist Church of Denver; 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 
When: April 3, 2017 12:00PM-1:15PM

March 20: Fear Factor: Immigrants and Refugees in Colorado

Immigration and refugee issues have been at the forefront of the public policy arena for many years now and during the 2016 election both major parties put forth starkly contrasting platforms concerning these critical topics. Since his inauguration, the President has begun implementing a number of initiatives that have proven to have profound consequences for many of our neighbors. In Colorado, legislators have also attempted to push through legislation this session aimed at addressing these issues.

Next Monday, March 20, is Latino Advocacy Day in Colorado and we are proud to host a panel featuring:

  • Rosemary Rodriguez, Denver Public School Board Member
  • Jamie Torres, Deputy Director of the Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships and Staff Liaison for the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission
  • Paula Schriefer, Executive Director of the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

Where: Basement of First Baptist Church of Denver; 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 
When: March 20, 2017 12:00PM-1:15PM

March 13: Is our Human Services Safety Net at Risk?

Please join us on March 13 for our weekly panel!

Is our Human Services Safety Net at Risk?

Featuring:
Senator Irene Aguilar M.D. (D-Denver)
Senator John Kefalas
 (D-Fort Collins)
Don Mares, 
Executive Director of Denver Human Services

Human services programs in Colorado serve as a critical safety net that serve those most in need. With the 2017 legislative session at its halfway point and a number of proposals shaping up at the national level, there is concern that drastic changes to these programs are on the way. Join us this Monday for a discussion on the future of human services programs.

Where: Basement of First Baptist Church of Denver; 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 
When: March 13, 2017 12:00PM-1:15PM

January 30 Forum: Colorado Secretary of State, Wayne Williams

Please join us on January 30 for our third forum of the 2017 legislative session!
Featuring:
Colorado Secretary of State, Wayne Williams

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Wayne Williams has served as Colorado’s Secretary of State since 2014. Prior to his election, Secretary Williams served as the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder from 2011 to 2015, where he oversaw efforts to expand services to citizens by adding more than a dozen 24/7 drop boxes and consistently running elections that were recognized as both cost-effective and voter-friendly. Before serving as county clerk, citizens of El Paso County elected Secretary Williams County Commissioner from 2003 to 2011 where he played a key role in obtaining approval of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). Secretary Williams graduated from Brigham Young University in 1986 with honors and from the University of Virginia Law School in 1989. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Holly, and they have four children.

Secretary Williams will present to the Colorado Social Legislation Committee on the implementation of Propositions 107 and 108, respectfully. Both propositions were passed by Colorado voters this past November and promise to profoundly impact the manner in which Colorado’s future elections are conducted. We are honored to have Secretary Williams present to CSLC and invite all members to attend what promises to be both an educational and entertaining event.

Where: Basement of First Baptist Church of Denver; 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 
When: January 30, 2017 12:00PM-1:15PM

January 9: CSLC’s First Weekly Forum of 2017!

Please join us on January 9 for our first weekly forum of the 2017 legislative session!
Featuring:
Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute


Carol Hedges has been an important part of the research, policy and advocacy community in Colorado for more than 15 years. She served as policy director for Governor Roy Romer in the late 1990s focusing on human service, education and budget policy. As program officer at the Piton Foundation in Denver, Ms. Hedges directed the Denver Workforce Initiative, a project of the Annie E. Casey Jobs Initiative. While serving as a senior policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center, Ms. Hedges authored Ten Years of TABOR, a comprehensive study of the effects of Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights. As a recognized expert on the effects of Colorado’s TABOR amendment, Ms. Hedges has been involved in education efforts on TABOR-like proposals across the country.

Ms. Hedges will provide an insightful overview of the fiscal outlook in Colorado and the implications for Colorado’s legislators and advocates as they begin their work in 2017. We are thrilled to have Ms. Hedges present at our first weekly forum of the 2017 legislative session. Please be sure to attend what promises to be a fantastic presentation!

Where: Basement of First Baptist Church of Denver; 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 
When: January 9, 2017 12:00PM-1:30PM

Monday March 14 at noon in the basement of the First Baptist Church at Grant and 14th Aves. Colorado Social Legislative Committee CSLC.ORG


P.O. Box 300165

Denver, Colorado 80203

www.cslc.org

@cslc.news

CSLC Noon Meeting Agenda  in the basement at the First Baptist Church at Grant and 14th Ave,  Every Monday during the legislative session 

Monday, March 14, 2016

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Member announcements
  3. Bill proposals and endorsements
  4. Panel discussion

Our Right to Know: Transparency in Privatized Services for People with Disabilities

  • Irene Aguilar

State Senator, Senate District 32

  1. Jeff Roberts

Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

  1. Maureen Welch

Chief Opportunity Officer, RealLife LLC

  1. Katie Dahl, Moderator

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The Colorado Social Legislation Committee is a coalition of persons and organizations interested in legislation related to human needs and human services, especially at the state level.

Colorado Social Legislative Committee Luncheon March 7, 2016 Criminal Justice and Prison

 

P.O. Box 300165

Denver, Colorado 80203

www.cslc.org

@cslc.news                                  

CSLC Noon Meeting Agenda

Monday, March 7, 2016

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Member announcements
  3. Bill proposals and endorsements
  4. Panel discussion

Criminal Justice and Prison Issues

  • Beth McCann

State Representative, House District 8

  • Jack Regenbogen

Policy Associate, Colorado Center on Law & Policy

  • Christie Donner

Executive Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

 

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The Colorado Social Legislation Committee is a coalition of persons and organizations interested in legislation related to human needs and human services, especially at the state level

Colorado Social Legislative Committee Luncheon Meets at noon on Mondays During the Legislative Session – This Week We’re Considering HOUSING

 

P.O. Box 300165

Denver, Colorado 80203

www.cslc.org

@cslc.news

CSLC Noon Meeting Agenda

Monday, February 29, 2016

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Member announcements
  3. Bill proposals and endorsements
  4. Panel discussion

Housing Issues in the 2016 Session

  • Max Tyler

State Representative, House District 23

  • K.C. Becker

State Representative, House District 13

  • Jessie Ulibarri

State Senator, Senate District 21

  • Annmarie Jensen, Moderator

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The Colorado Social Legislation Committee is a coalition of persons and organizations interested in legislation related to human needs and human services, especially at the state level.

February 22 Making Early Childhood Count Noon every Monday First Baptist Church

Making Early Childhood Count

 

 

 

P.O. Box 300165

Denver, Colorado 80203

www.cslc.org

@cslc.news

CSLC Noon Meeting Agenda

Monday, February 22, 2016

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Member announcements
  3. Bill proposals and endorsements
  4. Panel discussion

Making Early Childhood Count

Erin Miller

Vice President for Health Initiatives, Colorado Children’s Campaign

Cindy Sovine-Miller

Government Affairs Consultant, Sovine-Miller & Company      Board Member, Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Susan Lontine

State Representative, House District 1

Jennifer Corrigan, Moderator

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