ADL Holds 2017 Legislative Preview

  • December 8, 2016

L-R: State Senator-Elect Dominick Moreno (D-Adams County) and State Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas County)

The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region recently held a preview of the upcoming Colorado legislative session, which begins on January 11, 2017. We were pleased to be joined by two guest speakers:  State Representative Polly Lawrence (R – Douglas County) and Senator-Elect Dominick Moreno (D – Adams County). The event also included a training session for ADL volunteers who will serve as legislative liaisons in the coming year. Participants learned how to work with their state legislators, testify in a committee hearing and advocate on issues of importance to ADL.

More than 30 individuals gathered on December 7 to learn more about the issues that Colorado legislators will likely consider in the upcoming session. Lawrence and Moreno provided an overview of some of these matters, including: construction defects, health care, the state budget, infrastructure, education, marijuana taxes and the subject of “sanctuary cities”. Additional legislation likely to arise includes: education vouchers, religious exemptions that would permit discrimination in public accommodations, restrictions on women’s reproductive health care and criminal justice reform.

For more information on becoming a legislative liaison, contact Jeremy Shaver, Associate Regional Director, at