You have the power to help ensure that the voices of domestic violence survivors are heard and understood by Colorado’s State Legislature and Members of Congress. Learn about the issues, stay informed, build relationships with your elected representatives, and take action!
Want to take action on domestic violence related public policy issues? Then sign up for our legislative action list! CCADV relies upon advocates, allies and survivors of domestic violence to contact State Legislators and Colorado’s Members of Congress at critical points to shape legislation and funding for domestic violence shelters and programs. We ask you to take a few minutes of your time to call, email or meet with your representatives about specific legislation. Your action is powerful and meaningful in the life of a survivor of domestic violence.
Please check our Public Policy Priorities page regularly for opportunities to be active on CCADV’s policy agenda and email lwaligorski(at)ccadv.org to sign up to receive action alerts and the most current information on CCADV’s policy efforts.
If you have questions about or input on the critical issues affecting domestic violence survivors and how they are being addressed, contact CCADV at 303-831-9632, toll free at 888-778-7091, or at lwaligorski(at)ccadv.org.
CCADV Staff & Board Members and supporters celebrate signing of CCADV’s legislative overhaul of child custody and civil protection order statutes, House Bill 1259, into law on May 14, 2013 with the bill’s sponsors Senator Newell and Representative McCann at the Colorado Capitol.
CCADV’s Public Policy Committee
Join CCADV’s Public Policy Committee today! All are welcome regardless of experience with public policy. Although we appreciate your membership in CCADV to support our work, the Committee is open to members and non-members alike. The Committee directly reviews, discusses, and takes action on legislation and other policy matters that relate to domestic violence. The Committee provides guidance and support to CCADV’s Public Policy Director regarding:
- Public policy and decision-making about domestic violence issues on the state and federal level;
- How systems can better respond to survivors of domestic violence and their children;
- Ways to collaborate with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government and with other community organizations to create systems change;
- Responses to legislation that impacts abused adults and children; &
- Proactive legislation, including how other states have addressed similar issues.
The Public Policy Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at CCADV’s Denver office. Participation by conference call is available for anyone who is unable to attend in person. Please email lwaligorski(at)ccadv.org for more information.
CCADV’s 2015 LEAD Event: Date TBA
The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence announces our virtual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day! We will be talking about the policy process and the Rebecca, Katheryn, and Leslie Gonzales Memorial Domestic Violence Act which recognizes domestic violence as a human rights issue.
NEW THIS YEAR: To encourage discussion and participation, CCADV invites you to organize a LEAD Watch Party in your office!
CCADV will buy lunch for the first five CCADV membership organizations who register three or more people for a LEAD Watch Party! Each participant MUST register individually. Participants do NOT need to be program staff. Feel free to invite board members, volunteers, and other community members to participate with you!