2019 Legislative Session

2019 CEA Priority Bills

Educator Evaluations

Classrooms Not Corporations

Budget Stabilization Factor

Colorado General Assembly Info

2019 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:  Nancy Todd (D – Aurora) – Chair; Tammy Story (D – Boulder) – Vice Chair; Jeff Bridges (D – Arapahoe); Owen Hill (R – Colorado Springs); Paul Lundeen (R – El Paso)

House Education Committee: Barbara McLachlan (D – Durango) – Chair; Bri Buentello (D – Pueblo) – Vice Chair; Janet Buckner (D – Aurora); Tony Exum, Sr. (D – Colorado Springs); Mark Baisley (R – Douglas); James Coleman (D – Denver); Lisa Cutter (D – Jefferson); Tim Geitner (R – El Paso); Colin Larson (R – Jefferson); Julie McCluskie (D – Delta); Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D – Commerce City); James D. Wilson (R – Chaffee)

Colorado General Assembly Website

The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes Colorado Law

Key Dates

January 4               Session Opens
January 30/31       CEA Lobby Day
February 27/28     CEA Lobby Day
March 15                 CEA Lobby Day
March 25                Crossover deadline
March 25-28          Senate Budget Week
April 12                   CEA Lobby Day
May 3                      Schedule adjournment

Back-Home Lobbying

2019 Back-Home Lobbying Toolkit

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.