Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

2022 Legislative Priorities

Through a nonpartisan and gender-focused approach to public policy, The Women's Foundation of Colorado uses the following criteria to identify the specific bills we will support to advance Colorado women and their families. 

  • Addresses root causes of poverty and promote gender, racial, and economic equity
  • Reforms Colorado’s tax and budget policies to promote equity and allow for sufficient resources to be dedicated to WFCO priorities
  • Promotes issues and protect rights aligned with the core values of WFCO

With the pandemic still casting a shadow over Colorado's economy and many women and families still struggling to get by, WFCO pinpointed three areas for the 2022 legislative session that meet the criteria outlined above. 

  1. Making work work for women
  2. Increasing women's access to basic needs
  3. Ensuring that women statewide have access to the full range of reproductive health information, care, and justice



Status Key:
Bill is activeActive Bill failed Failed Bill passedPassed signed iconSigned Bill vetoed Vetoed



Active: Introduced, in process
Failed: Will not move forward this session
Passed: By Colorado State House of Representatives and Senate
Signed: By Colorado Governor
Vetoed: By Colorado Governor


Here's What We're Taking Positions on in 2022. Please check back here as the legislative session progresses to see information on bills we've taken a position on. 

 Bill #
What It Does
Why We Have Taken A Position
WFCO Position

Sales Tax Exemption Essential Hygiene Products

This bill will create a sales tax exemption on essential items including period products and diapers

Every Coloradan deserves to live with dignity. For far too many, their inability to pay for essential needs including menstrual products, infant diapers, or older adult incontinence products, means they can’t. With this bill, Colorado can take the first step toward changing that by ensuring essential products aren’t taxed. Support Bill is active


Join Us

WFCO invites you to join us in leading systemic change on behalf of women and their families. Through a unified voice we can influence positive community outcomes. Stay tuned for updates before, during, and after the session, and in the meantime, here's how you can help support our advocacy efforts!

  • The Womanifesto. Download and share our nonpartisan voter handbook.
  • Help inform the conversation. Share WFCO’s recent research that is informing our advocacy work.
  • Vote and advocate. Read our civic engagement guide to learn how you can make a difference, from voting to how to contact your legislators.
  • Join us to learn more. Attend an upcoming community education event and sign up for our eNewsletter to receive information and updates.
  • Follow and share. Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram for policy updates throughout the year and participate in Facebook Live discussions with our programs team.
  • Share your ideas with us. Let us know when you see a challenge in your community that could be improved by a policy change, email us at wfco@wfco.org.

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