Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

Public Policy Is A Powerful Tool for Change

Our Advocacy Is Data-Driven, Nonpartisan, Trusted

When we combine the work of our direct-service grantees with the work of our public policy advocacy grantees, the impact for Colorado women is magnified.

WFCO’s data-driven and nonpartisan approach to public policy advocacy has earned us recognition as a trusted voice and leading advocate for Colorado women and their families at the Capitol.

Through a gender lens, our WAGES public policy and advocacy work includes monitoring legislation, sharing research, participating in coalitions, meeting with legislators and policy partners, and activating our statewide network to elevate issues with local legislators and put the solutions we’ve identified into law. Since 2018, we've hosted an annual lobby day to train more than 60 women to become ardent advocates for Colorado women and their families.

It's about people, not politics

Since 1987, WFCO and our public policy partners have helped pass more than 50 measures that have achieved the following:

 

See Our Public Policy Priorities and Results Over the Years  

 

2020 Legislative Priorities

During the 2020 General Assembly, The Women's Foundation will prioritize strengthening the early care and education (ECE) workforce and improving access to paid family and medical leave for all Coloradans. We also will support other measures that propel opportunity for Colorado women and their families, using the following criteria to determine which bills to support. 

  • Does it address root causes of poverty and promote economic security?
  • Does it improve Colorado's tax and budget policies to allow for sufficient resources to be dedicated to WFCO priorities?
  • Does it promote and protect issues and rights aligned with the core values of WFCO?

See more on our 2020 Legislative Priorities. 

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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, 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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