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.
Katie Parkins- July 31, 2018
First Appeared in The Westminster Window
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 two organizations hosted a panel of bi-partisan women who had served in public office to discuss how they managed to run for office and still maintain a work/life balance.
The larger takeaway for audience members was that things are all right, after all.
“The partisanship we hear so much about and the fighting isn’t really as bad as we think,” said CWA Executive Director Joni Inman.
Joni Inman- May 12, 2018
First Appeared in The Denver Post
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.
Jill Cullis – May 3, 2018
“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.”
By: Editor on Apr 29, 2018
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.
So if the education dollars are there, and teachers aren’t getting raises, where is that money going?