The State Public Policy Committee has identified two key priorities for the Colorado AAUW 2020 Legislative Agenda:
Priority #1. ACTIVE SUPPORT FOR PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
This bill is not yet drafted and introduced, but we have worked with the FAMLI Coalition and supported the 2019 version of the bill. We support a statewide public social insurance model that is most comprehensive, providing best coverage for women (they give birth and are the most likely caregivers of family members) and low wage workers (more likely to be women). Too often private insurance plans leave out the people who are most in need of the coverage and can least afford the premiums.
Priority #2. ACTIVE OPPOSITION TO ANTI-CHOICE BILLS AND UNFRIENDLY TO WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS AND JUSTICE – as well as – ACTIVE SUPPORT OF BILLS SUPPORTIVE OF WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS AND JUSTICE.
Download a detailed listing of our entire 2020 Legislative Agenda.