Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
February 11-12, 2013
The focus of year's LEAD will be a bill to address systemic problems in child custody cases. Both survivors of domestic violence and advocates have struggled with these issues for years. The Coalition's legislation will make meaningful changes to domestic relations and civil protection order laws as they relate to child custody actions involving domestic violence or child abuse. Click here for a fact sheet on the bill.
Join your voice with advocates from across the state to educate your legislators on this significant and necessary legislative change. All participants are encouraged to set appointments with their Colorado legislators. You will be responsible for making appointments with your legislators. If you don't know who represents your district, check out this spreadsheet.
Sunday, February 10: If you live and work in rural Colorado, you are invited to join members of CCADV's Rural Issues Committee for dinner. If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact Pat Tessmer at email@example.com.
Monday, February 11:
9:30 am – 10:30 am Continental Breakfast and Check-In
10:30 am – noon Welcome & CCADV Bill Briefing
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Luncheon
1:15 pm –2:30 pm CCADV Bill Talking Points, Q & A
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm "Legislators Pull Their Pants On One Leg At A Time!"
Remarks by Bill Sponsor Rep. Beth McCann
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Membership Meeting
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Reception with Legislators
Evening reception for legislators and advocates. Join us in the historic Brown Palace Club for some casual conversation and connection with legislators. This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of the Coalition and our causes with legislators from across the state.
Tuesday, February 12:
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast with Rep. Rhonda Fields
9:30 am – 10:00 am Walk to Capitol
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Legislative Appointments
THANK YOU to Mary Kay Inc. for their generous sponsorship of LEAD 2013!
Registration and Lodging
CCADV Members: $50 per person
Non-Members: $75 per person
DVP-Level CCADV Members will be reimbursed for one hotel room at the group rate. Please note that due to changes in grant funding, there is no mileage reimbursement for this meeting.
Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Comfort Inn Downtown Hotel (connected to the Brown Palace via covered sky bridge)
401 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
To reserve a room for February 10 or 11, please call 303.296.0400 or 800.237.7431. Please note that to be guaranteed the discounted and reimbursable group rate, reservations must be made by Monday, January 28. The discounted rate may be available after that date, based on availability.
If you are staying at the hotel valet parking can be billed to your room (and, if appropriate, included in your lodging reimbursement request.)
If you are not staying overnight you may pay to park through the hotel valet or park in a nearby lot.