NOTE: The 2017 Colorado Legislative Session starts January 11, 2017
GOAL: To provide LAD members and interested followers more up to date information on upcoming bills in the Colorado House and Senate, providing citizens an avenue to influence the way bills are crafted, communicating the type of bills that citizens would like to see from their representatives, and helping discourage “bad” bills from passing — all in a timely manner. Too often people are not aware of issues regarding bills until right before a vote is imminent, or when a bill is going to the last committee hearing. This is not the best time to be communicating with legislators! To be an effective Citizen Activist, it needs to happen earlier and more regularly. In 2017, CLEAN actions will be expanding to the Federal level as well.
HOW: This working group will then get the latest legislative information via the CLEAN mailing list. Members of the group may choose to visit the Capitol on a regular basis to talk with legislatures and observe the process — encouraging legislation that focuses on citizens’ needs in comparison to corporations! In other words, set up a two way communication network that can rapidly disseminate what needs to be DONE in regard to specific ideas and upcoming legislation.
If you are interested in being a part of this network please contact Marilyn Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.