Legislative Advocacy

Colorado Legislative Advocacy

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At the state level, the Chapter's Legislative Committee identifies bills of interest to the social work profession during each legislative session. Our contract lobbyist (paid with NASW-CO member dues) helps the committee follow these bills through the legislative process and advocate in the best interest of social workers throughout the state. NASW-CO may also propose legislation if a need is identified within the social work community. 

NASW-CO would like to encourage all members to advocate for the profession of social work and our clients by being informed and involved in the legislative process. Social Workers’ experience in the field is an invaluable asset to the chapter and its legislative efforts. Please contact the Legislative Committee with any questions or concerns, or if you would like to get involved including by testifying (we'll help!). You might also consider joining the Chapter Legislative Committee Listserve by making a request to the Chapter Office.

NASW-CO is a longtime member of the Colorado Behavioral Health Partnership, which is a coalition of professional associations, service providers, and advocacy organizations that unite to identify and advance policy recommendations meant to strengthen and improve Colorado’s behavioral health system. The Partnership engages in advocacy efforts primarily within the CO Legislature, but also the Governor's Office, and occasionally Congress. 

Legislative and Advocacy Links

Listen to 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

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.

Voting Is Social Work: https://votingissocialwork.org/

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate