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Colorado Social Legislative Committee CSLC – 2017 Legislative Session

August 26, 2016

CSLC   Colorado Social Legislative Committee   –  2017  Legislative Session

Tuesday  October  4  Augustana Lutheran Church    4 to 8 pm   second floor

P.O. Box 300165

Denver Colorado  80203



Friday, August 26, 2016

St Paul’s Lutheran Church

1601 Grant St


9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.




9:00     Arrival and Networking


9:15     Introductions and Overview of the Day (Chaer)


9:30     Review of 2016 Programs (Peter)  programs  at 1st Baptist Church Mondays  12 noon to 1:15 pm 

enero 11  hospital provider fee,  

enero 25 Legislative Outlook for parents and families,

febrero 1  End of Life Options,

2/8  Building Racial Justice,

2/22  making early childhood count,

2/29  housing issues of 2016,  

3/7    criminal justice and prisons,

3/14   transparency in privatized services for people with disabilities,

3/21   retirement aging issues, Rich Mauro  DRCOG 

3/28   putting kids first  K-12 Education ,  Sen Johnston School Finance Act  inequality  rich districts – impoverished districts less $

4/4    conservation and the environment,  Elena Moderated  fracking OIL AND GAS

4/11   women’s health,  

4/18   pay equity fair wages, Bridget – Chaer – PIED bills  work opportunity tax credit – 

4/25   right to VOTE access, challenges, ELENA  Sec. of  State BFF  Wayne Williams –  personable Contrast between Scott K.  registering people to vote in Aurora  Su Ryden How  MANY diverse 

 5/2   media panel covering 2016 session,  rural metro print media  digital blogging John Frank  dying  social media transferring  be prepared to go around the media  –  BETTER TIMING to do this before the end of the legislative session

5/9   LOOKING AHEAD  –  a little weird  –  laissez-faire  –  hard to plan  –  PARTY HEARTY


topic  is essential    and personal relationships  building  connections with any representative


9:45     Review of 2016 Legislative Endorsements (Diane  –   Chris)


HB 1002 Parent Involvement

Peg Ackerman  HB 1090 finders fees McCann  passed

HB 1096  return to home owner  Pied

HB 1227  Childhood Assistance  –  PASSED

HB 1328  statutory provisions restraint seclusion  passed  sponsored Lambert and Lundberg

1371 multiple methods for tax return  –  PIED

1388  timing of                                             PIED

1111 ID VOTING Common Cause  OPPOSED and PIED


65      restitution interest rate     PASSED


endorsements mean anything at all  –  Betty Boyd will talk to the efficacy of the endorsements


ONLY MEMBERS CAN ASK FOR ENDORSEMENT and only members can vote




10:00   Review of 2016 Finances (Nan)  Treasurer  Rebekka Struik hole in Aorta recovering – Douglas Wayland –  his sister moved in Hospice in Florida  –  day to day  about family  and his  –  Jennifer Corrigan  Tony Larson  returning in Vietnam,  

AUGUST 26  July 1 to June 31 fiscal year.  New fiscal year starting in August.  new banner Doug restored:  print shop  added new logo, “Working to make a better colorado”  $5,058.58  balance for the year.  current year and goes down  bank balance is going down  savings account closed – receipts from individuals organizations  deficit for the first time in the RED, lunches are more expensive,  new banner, sound system, attorney  file for 501(C) 4   $400.00 one time expense,  Interfaith Alliance never billed for our half of the luncheon  –  no  referral for   –  expenses not income  significant drop from organizational members. fluctuates with individuals –  declined in organizational memberships,  

$1,080.00 organizational members  $1,830.00 in the past


9/10  we did not do a Fall forum – $800.00 expenses are constant annually.  never increased dues  considering organizational rates –  in need scholarships –   current dues  $15  individuals  $30  groups  $5  student and indigent people,  scholarships still exist,  OLDER PEOPLE  –  decrease income  –  INCREASING MEMBERS  –  # fewer members there were 36 this year –  raise dues  $25.00   –  also marketing  plays a large part of this issue  –  $50  organizations,  donation appeals for what?    many people write checks for higher $


planning committe  sign in   give away  enrollment  – public relations  – advertising  –  raising consciousness  –  


membership action committee  –  addressing the whole perspective –  propose go to work increasing members  –   CSLC IS SIGNIFICANT  WAYLAND branding


First Baptist Church  costs  $600.00 rent for the space  donation to the church  –    First Baptist Church  in the Fall we meet with them.


Spring Institute:   the Japanese Society  –  the Cafe  –  this is where they raise income


expenses are stationary   –  receipts are less  out reach articulate the value of the organization  relationship with one another asking people phone bank  personal contact.  36 organizations  –  52 members  owing money  –  compare rosters  – send out a letter targeting to VOA  miss you coming back as organizational members  targeted soliciting of others  –  take off the members who are delinquent –


CHIP  executive committee third friday  – September  16   identifying which organizations are not paid up  consolidate our lists  COLORADO COFFEE PARTY  –  a reaction to the  TEA Party,  among us we can follow up  who is doing membership  come back we miss you  –   Bayaud Enterprises  paid as a sponsor  –  not on the list  –  

memberships and forum are at the same time  deadline for the directory  not useful  dues are due by end of the calendar year.


tiered system

10:30   Legislative Awards Slate Review (Diane)

Irene Aguilar  HB 38  135

Beth Martinez Humenic 1103  mental health  1362 license plates transfer Respite Care employer accommodations Health Insurance Exchange  suicide prevention


Majority Leader  minority  leader  Lucia Guzman    Mark Sheffel  termed  – DAVID SKAGGS


HOUSE 4 people:  Rankin and  Millie Hamner  JBC  worked together   –  CHILDREN’s Campaign


1066 domestic  violence   

Kim Roupe concerns about her  record  –  Tony Exom  running against her 

providers fee House Bill  –  

Su Ryden  election bills ballot returns  update bill chair of state affairs and veterans  stopped a lot of bills that were onerous life time achievements 

Rhonda  Fields  more a politician

she lost her seat in Aurora  –  Primary  

Betty Proctor   – Helping Hearts and Hands  Jeffco Action Center –  Betty Proctor FUND  –  September  22nd   take Betty to almuerzo

10:50   Fall Forum Update

Augustana Lutheran Church  potentially 9  ballot measures  League of Women Voters and Blue Book  October 4  at 4  to 8 pm  –  vice presidential debate    at  7 pm in Virginia

69  health care ColoradoCare +  get the Governor  on opposing side

72 raise the bar

71 end of life

Raise the Bar opposed by Common Cause

tobacco tax 73

SCF 3  only state-wide ballot ballot measures

Minimum Wages 70


Presidential Primary

Unaffiliated voters





local issues for each county and jurisdiction


count me in  initiative   –    special effort   bottom up    about ballot issues    


one other issue is  how difficult  it is to vote  every voter gets the mail ballot  minimum # of drop off boxes  – JUST VOTE  

non partisan    voting areas.    



11:10   Nominating Committee Recommendations   –  divided who would contact who  –  

  • Lauren Schreier,    
  • Jennifer Corrigan,
  • Dave DeLay,
  • Elena Nunez,
  • Nan Morehead,
  • Bill Hanna,  
  • Doug Wayland,
  • Rebekka Struik,
  • Chip Streyer,
  • Diane Rich,
  • Peter Severson,  
  • Toni Larson,  –
  • Chris Grant
  • Kay Bengston
  • Lauren Schreier
  • Betty Boyd
  • Hal Wright – business working with families with people with disabilities  financial planner



OFFICERS:  Peter Severson CHAIR

                       TONI LARSON  VICE CHAIR

                       Treasurer  – NAN MOREHEAD

                       Secretary  –   Elena  Nunez 


                      Legislative Co-Chairs Diane and 

                      MEMBERSHIP Chair  –     make contacts   

  WE NEED NEW  YOUNGER REPRESENTATIVES –  MEMBERSHIP ASKS WITH TREASURER MORE VISIBLE  how do we do out reach to people who used to be members  student populations   legislative aides  promote what we do and what we have to offer. several people are needed to do this job well  three people one contact person  how to do outreach   MEMBERSHIP  COMMITTEE SAMANTHA ,  BILL HANNA,  _______-

strategies to reach low-income people who are available  all volunteer  ELENA’s  question 



2020 census will begin in October  Doug Wayland  12 states a lot of traveling

11:30   Brainstorm for 2014 Programs (All)



changes in voting policies and registration


criminal justice closing private prisons

Ban the Box

PAY Equity






Strategic Action Planning on Aging










closing social security

46th in signing up for SNAP






Human Services Network  One World Advocacy









Higher Education

School Finance Act

Mike Johnston is running for Governor


Bridges Out of Poverty  AHa 

Hunger Free Colorado  Kate Blackford


foundation for accountability

personal responsibility for end of poverty 


working  employment services


two party systems


affordable housing


trauma  trauma care


media  suppression of stories


environmental issues  fracking  and whatever  health and design


universal living wages


health care access rural health care  less choices and much higher costs


movement of people to urban growth boundaries


whiter and grayer  moving because there is nothing for people  no water resources  Olathe  has whatever they seem to need


dying  communities revitalization of local areas


war on rural Colorado


work force development areas


CCLP  adequacy of notices –  HCPF  MEDICAID  notices that you are disqualified





mental illness

traumatized citizens

people living in public places


Immigration Reform






12:30   Increasing Membership and Outreach  BILL HANNA   –    Samantha    $25.00 /  $50.00   raise the revenues  organizations


by-laws  did they ever exist  relatively   new


charge for tables at the Forum  could be a revenue source

banner ads on the WEB PAGE  FACEBOOK PAGE


CO-sponsor  of the Forum be a membership


build organizational members

Benefits of membership:


working together    across the membership  

vote on legislative positions  

being listed as a member


always  a member of a group like a church

Constant Contact  networking strategies  $20.00 monthly

teach people about the legislative process

such nice welcoming  friendly  people

source right at state capitol area in the middle of the fray

not employed at all who can participate  

aren’t attending a blurb about what we are doing and what happened a month in advance

people can recommend programs

invite members  to support an issue  send this to legislators

mentoring  on how to  how a bill becomes a law


food for thought for the membership committee

Does it matter that we take a position?













12:50   Role of CSLC in the Future
1:50     Other Business

Nan –  Betty  – Elena – David D – Chaer  – Kay  – Bill  – Chris  –  ME  –  CHIP STRYER   –  Diane R.  –  Peter Severson  –  CHRIS GRANT  CCLP  –  Nelson Bock  Samantha  Kopf   INTERN Urban Semester  Wartburg  earning PhD  Minnesota  drug reform health assessment  research assistant – DOUG WAYLAND     just arrived for LUNCH




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