2018 Legislative Session

Colorado General Assembly (Legislature website)

Key Dates

January 10    Session Opens
January 24    CEA Lobby Day
January 26    Deadline to Introduce Bills (Senate)
January 31    Deadline to Introduce Bills (House)
February 7     CEA Lobby Day
February 21   CEA Lobby Day
February 28   Crossover deadline
April 27          CEA Lobby Day
May 9             Schedule adjournment

2016 Legislators – listed by CEA UniServ Units

CLICK HERE for a list of State Senators and Representatives, with links to their state profile pages and contact information. To find your legislators, CLICK HERE and bring up your home on an interactive state map.

Senate Education Committee: Owen Hill (R – Colorado Springs) – Chair; Kevin Priola (R – Henderson) – Vice Chair; Bob Gardner (R – Colorado Springs); Michael Merrifield (D – Colorado Springs); Tim Neville (R – Littleton); Nancy Todd (D – Aurora); Rachel Zenzinger (D – Arvada)

House Education Committee: Brittany Pettersen (D – Lakewood) – Chair; Janet Buckner (D – Aurora) – Vice Chair; Jeff Bridges (D – Greenwood Village); Justin Everett (R – Littleton); Tony Exum, Sr. (D – Colorado Springs); Alec Garnett (D – Denver); Pete Lee (D – Colorado Springs); Timothy Leonard (R – Evergreen); Paul Lundeen (R – Monument); Barbara McLachlan (D – Durango); Judy Reyher (R – La Junta); Lang Sias (R – Arvada); Jim Wilson (R – Salida)

The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes Colorado Law

Back-Home Lobbying

Here are some tips for staying in touch with your legislators and speaking with them on important issues…

  • Visit GoVoteColorado.com if unsure of your Senate and House district (under Find My Registration). This is also the online site to register to vote or manage your voter registration if your personal information changes.
  • Visit your legislators’ websites and sign up to receive emails, newsletters or updates. This is a great way to get to know your legislators, learn about their priorities and find opportunities to meet them in your hometown.
  • Follow your legislators and interact with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms.
  • Practice telling your story succinctly – who you are, where you teach/work and why you love what you do – before attending an event or talking with your legislator.
  • Attend a town hall or event hosted by your legislator. Before attending, connect with your local association leaders or legislative liaisons about current bills or issues affecting public education.
  • Know the local news sources in your community – newspapers, radio/TV stations, bloggers – and understand how news is shared in your community and what people are saying about public schools. For a state-level perspective, follow Chalkbeat Colorado, the state’s largest online news source devoted to covering education issues.