The Legislative Committee reviews policy issues that deserve the attention of legislators and other officials, and develops a set of legislative priorities for the Chapter on an annual basis. Depending on the issues and opportunities at hand, members may provide testimony to legislative committees, help to draft proposed legislation, or monitor current bills and outcomes for the chapter.
Members are encouraged to join our Legislative Committee meetings. During the legislative season (January to May) the Committee meets the first and third Wednesdays from Noon - 1pm virtually via Zoom (all meetings are currently virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic). Outside of the Legislative Session the Committee usually meets 1x/month to prep for the upcoming Session. Recurring Zoom link & info can be found on the chapter's NASW-CO Events Calendar.
Another way to be involved is to join our Legislative Committee email distribution list and/or Advocacy Alerts.
Please contact the Chapter's Executive Director, Leanne Rupp, directly at LRupp.email@example.com for more information.
Committee Chair: Sarah Lincoln (pictured)
Legislative and Advocacy Links
Watch & Listen to CO Legislative Hearings and Floor Discussion Online
Check daily schedule for location
A Road Map: How a Bill Becomes Colorado Law
Links to this and more information can be found on the Colorado Legislature’s website
NASW Colorado Legislative Listserv
Email chapter Executive Director, Leanne Rupp, at Lrupp.firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in being added to the listserv (email distribution list)
NASW National Advocacy website
Colorado General Assembly
Track current bills; listen to live hearings at the Colorado State Capitol; review daily calendar of House, Senate and committee hearings; find information on members of the General Assembly
State of Colorado
Links to various state offices; general information on living in Colorado
Colorado Secretary of State – Elections Center
Register to vote; find information on voting and elections in Colorado
Project Vote Smart
Find out who your Senator and Representative is in the Colorado General Assembly and the U.S. Congress; look up voting records.
U.S. House of Representatives
Advocacy in Colorado
Browse topics for current advocacy efforts by other Colorado organizations
Colorado Children’s Campaign
Colorado Community Health Network
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Mental Health Association of Colorado
Colorado Small Schools Initiative
Together Colorado (formerly Metro Organizations for People)
Colorado Homes for All (Housing Justice!)
Other Legislative Links
A national nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.