Public Policy & Advocacy

Public policy is a direct route for WFCO to drive systemic change.

Working with our partners, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado uses our strategic research, collective voice, and statewide network to affect policy and create systemic change for women & girls. We engage annually in public policy by monitoring legislation, sharing research, meeting with legislators and policy partners, and taking positions on bills that have a direct effect on women and girls being able to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

In support of our mission and current strategic plan, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado applies a gender lens to the following public policy priorities:

  • Address root causes of poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency
  • Advance opportunities to achieve a livable wage and pay equity
  • Expand access to work supports, training, and education
  • Improve Colorado's tax and budget policies to allow for sufficient resources to be dedicated to WFCO priorities
  • Promote and protect issues and rights aligned with the core values of The Women's Foundation of Colorado
Our public policy impact

Since 1987, WFCO and our partners have advanced nearly 40 pieces of legislation. Key wins include legislation supporting the Cliff Effect pilot programs that ease cuts in child care assistance, workforce development to boost internships and STEM job training, making the Colorado Earned Income Tax Credit permanent, establishing the Pay Equity Commission and policies that promote pay equity.

 

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OUR MISSION

Catalyzing community to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families.

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