Legislative Committee


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.naswco@socialworkers.org 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.naswco@socialworkers.org if interested in being added to the listserv (email distribution list)

NASW National Advocacy website

Lobbying Tips

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

U.S. Senate

Advocacy in Colorado
Browse topics for current advocacy efforts by other Colorado organizations

Colorado Children’s Campaign

Health Care
Colorado Community Health Network
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

Mental Health
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
Urban Institute
A national nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.