As the head of a statewide women’s organization, I was surprised at a recent networking event when asked, “What proposed state bills impact women this year?” I was taken aback. The answer, of course, is “All of them.”
The Colorado Women’s Alliance supports Referenda Y & Z – Creating an independent commission to draw congressional and legislative boundaries.
The Colorado Women’s Alliance opposes Amendment 73 – Raising Taxes for Education. Harmful, not helpful, for families.
The Colorado Women’s Alliance opposes Proposition 112 – Minimum Distance Requirements for Oil, Gas and Fracking Projects.
Amid what many United States citizens have been characterizing as a highly partisan and divisive time, the Westminster Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Women’s Alliance tried to change the conversation – at least in Colorado.
The Colorado Women’s Alliance recently asked nearly 2,000 women across the state to identify the most important issue that the governor and state legislature should be addressing.
“There is a misperception that increased funding will improve outcomes. That is simply false. Just because you pour more money into education, doesn’t mean it makes it to the classroom, where it needs to be in order to meet the essentials for our students.”
Headlines recently have focused on thousands of teachers across the country who have walked out of their classrooms and marched on state Capitols, lobbying legislators for increased funding for salaries and pensions.